WARSAW — The following towns and cities in Kosciusko County and surrounding areas have announced Halloween trick or treat hours. This is a list of those events. Cancelled events are also included in this list.
Akron will have trick or treat from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. Stop by the fall backdrop at the downtown park for a quick photo and tag the Akron Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. All pictures will be entered into a drawing for a gift certificate to a local business of the winner’s choice.
There will be no costume judging at the fire station this year. Please use good judgment on whether or not you should participate in trick-or-treating due to COVID-19.
Claypool’s trick or treat hours are from 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31.
Etna Green’s trick or treat hours are from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30.
Leesburg’s trick or treat hours are from 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31.
Mentone’s trick or treat hours are from 5:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. A costume judging contest will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 31 at Mentone Elementary School.
Those attending the costume judging contest are asked to wear a cloth mask.
Milford’s trick or treat hours are from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. Trick-or-treaters can also visit the Milford Fire Department, where candy bags and glow sticks will be available.
Nappanee’s trick or treat hours are from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. There will also be a virtual costume contest. To enter, e-mail [email protected] with costume pictures by 8 p.m. Oct. 31. Name, e-mail address, phone number, category and a description of your costume must be included in the e-mail. Categories are family, grades K-5 and grades 6-8. Awards will be given to first place in each category.
North Webster’s trick or treat hours are from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. Turn on outside lights if you have treats to pass out.
Many creative minds have gone to work to have an enjoyable yet safe holiday experience in North Webster. Free candy will be given out at the North Webster Church of God from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, but you must register by visiting the NWCOG Facebook page.
Pierceton’s trick or treat hours are from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31.
Silver Lake’s trick or treat hours are from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30. Stop by Memory Park, 114 S. Jefferson St., Silver Lake, for individually bagged refreshments and candy.
Be sure to turn on your porch light if you are handing out candy.
Syracuse’s trick or treat hours are from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31.
Trick-or-treating in Warsaw and Winona Lake is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31.
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Trunk or Treats and Drive-Thru Events
Atwood Fire Department
The Atwood Fire Department will have a haunted house and trick or treat from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31.
Atwood – Otterbein United Methodist Church
Otterbein United Methodist Church in Atwood will be hosting a Trunk or Treat in their parking lot from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. The church’s United Methodist Women’s group is coordinating the event and wants parents to know this is a safe place for costumed children to trick or treat. Hot chocolate, doughnuts and fellowship will also be available in the church basement during this time. The church is located at 306 E. Main St., Atwood.
Claypool – Main Street Trunk or Treat
Trunk or Treat will take place on Main Street from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. Someplace Else Saloon will be giving away free chili and hot dogs. Due to COVID-19, there will be no games or bounce houses this year; however, there will still be a raffle for new bicycles for children. Those participating in trunk or treat are asked to wear masks and follow social distancing protocols.
Etna Green Lions Club
The Lions Club of Etna Green will be holding its annual “Hayride and Hot Dogs” event on Oct. 31 at Heritage Park. The hayride starts at 6 p.m. There will also be free hot chocolate and hot dogs.
Nappanee – The Barns at Nappanee Halloween BarnFest
The Barns at Nappanee is hosting a Halloween BarnFest from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30.
General admission tickets are $6 and full access admission tickets are $20. Full access tickets include entry to the haunted enchanted forest and candy hay maze.
Activities include games, hayrides and candy. There will also be a free showing of the classic “Ghostbusters” movie. Food, treats and drinks will be available for purchase during the screening.
North Webster – Clayton’s Garden Center
Clayton’s Garden Center in North Webster will be having a drive-thru trick or treat from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31.
North Webster Community Center
The first drive-thru trick or treat at North Webster Community Center will be from 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. There will be candy and hot dogs available at the main entrance of the parking lot until it’s all gone. NWCC would like to thank North Webster Neighborhood Fresh for donating hot dogs and North Webster Ace Hardware for the delivery of some of the decorations.
North Webster Fire Department
North Webster Fire Department will have candy, cookies and punch available from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31.
Pierceton – Koinonia Nature Preserve
Come see live owls at Koinonia Nature Preserve on Halloween.
The event will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at the nature preserve, located at 6147 S. CR 650E, Pierceton. Masks are required and will be available at the event. Chili and soup will be served afterward.
The live owl event is presented by Tippecanoe Audubon Society and Soarin’ Hawk Raptor Rehabilitation Center.
Pre-registration is required. For more information, visit www.tippeaudubon.org.
Warsaw – Ryman’s Auto Connection
Ryman’s Auto Connection, located at 2300 E. Center St., will hold its fourth annual trunk or treat from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30.
Warsaw – Titus Funeral Home
Titus Funeral Home will be handing out trick or treat bags from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at the funeral home’s front portico.
Warsaw – YMCA Trunk Or Treat
Parkview Warsaw YMCA will be holding a free trunk or treat Halloween event from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. There will also be a scavenger hunt, games and prizes. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.
Activities at the event include a costume parade, candy spin wheel and pumpkin ring toss.
Warsaw – Drive-Thru Spooktacular
Downtown Warsaw’s Drive-Thru Spooktacular event will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30. The event will begin at the old Owen’s parking lot.
Winona Lake Free Methodist Church Trunk or Treat
Winona Lake Free Methodist Church will be holding a trunk or treat from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. There will also be cookies and warm cider.
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- Grace College FunFest
- Milford First Brethren Church
Due to the spike in COVID-19 cases, Milford’s First Brethren Church has cancelled its Fun Fest scheduled for Halloween.
- Milford Ministerial Association/Milford Kiwanis Club Trunk Or Treat
Due to the spike in COVID-19 cases, trunk or treat has been cancelled.
- Nappanee American Legion Post 154 Trunk or Treat
- North Manchester – Manchester University Monster Mash
Those who would like to donate money to the U Can Crush Hunger campaign may do so online by looking for Manchester University’s mascot at www.communityharvest.org/crushhunger2020/.
- North Webster Fire Department costume contest
The North Webster Fire Department has cancelled the costume contest portion of its event. However, they will still have candy, cookies and punch available on Halloween night.
- Syracuse Church of God Trunk or Treat
Due to the surging number of COVID-19 cases in the county, Syracuse Church of God has cancelled its Trunk or Treat event.