(EDITOR’S NOTE: This list will continue to be added to as events and community trick-or-treat times are submitted. To submit your fall/Halloween event, email [email protected])
Area Trick-or-Treat Times —
- Argos: 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31
- Bourbon: 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31
- Bremen: 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31
- Columbia City: 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31
- Leesburg: 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31
- Mentone: 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. Costume contest at 7:30 p.m. at Mentone Elementary.
- Milford: 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31
- Nappanee: 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31
- North Webster: 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31
- Pierceton: 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31
- Plymouth: Downtown from 1- 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31; 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31
- Silver Lake: 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31
- Syracuse: 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31
- Warsaw: 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31
- Wabash: 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31
- Winona Lake: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31
Area Events for October:
- Soul Taker’s Acres is open from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays in October, and 8 p.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays, Oct. 2-31, at the Kosciusko County Fairgrounds. Admission is $10 per person. A limited amount of fast pass tickets will be sold for $15 that allow guests to skip to the front of the line. In addition, a paintball ride against zombies, “Zombies Alive,” will be available for $8 for your first 100 paintballs and $5 for 100 additional paintballs. Smores, t-shirts and elephant ears will be available. All proceeds will go directly to the ADA fund. (See related article)
- Rudy’s Dog Park “Dogtoberfest” will be from 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9. The annual event will feature a live auction and raffle to benefit the dog park. The event will take place at Downtown Eatery & Spirits, 205 W Center St., Warsaw.
- Fall Family Fun fest will take place from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at Lucerne Park. The event will offer a crisp fall evening of family activities including hayrides, storytellers, crafts, snacks and a campfire by the lake. Come enjoy this perfect opportunity to make family memories before the season ends. Admission is free.
- The First Baptist Church of Warsaw Annual Harvest Festival 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. There will be hayrides, train-rides, pumpkin painting, crafts, several games, cupcake walk, prizes, hot-dogs, chips, free fall portraits and more. Located at 2819 Patterson Road (behind Menards).
- The Warsaw Weleyan Church 13th Annual Craft Show will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. The event, sponsored by the 2016 Haiti Mission Team will offer over 30 vendors with various types of homemade crafts. There will be food and snacks available for purchase.
- The Downtown Spooktacular will be held Friday, Oct. 23. Registration for the costume contest will be from 5:30-6 p.m. Judging at 7 p.m. on the courthouse lawn. Trick or treating will take place from 6-7 p.m. The event is sponsored by Miller’s Merry manor, Bowen Center, Warsaw Community Development Corporation, Warsaw Breakfast Optimist and the downtown merchants.
- The Community Life Center trunk-or-treat will take place at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at 825 N. Harrison, Warsaw. A chili cook off will take place during the event with hot dogs, hamburgers and corn dogs available. Fire fighters and police will be on scene for fun, educational demonstrations.
- First Christian Church Family Fall Festival will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29. The event will include a family costume contest, food, games and face painting. Costumes should not be scary, bloody or revealing. Located at 115 Park Ridge Drive, Warsaw.
- Freaky 5K & Family Fun Run/Walk will take place from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. Race begins at 9:30 a.m. with trick or treating at 11 a.m. Online pre-registration will have a deadline of Oct. 21. Cost is $25 per person; $45 per couple; $60 per family (same household, limit of four t-shirts). Race day registration will offer t-shirts while supplies last. Cost is $30 per person/$55 per couple/$65 per family. The event will be held at the K21 Health Pavilion located at 1515 Provident Court, Warsaw.
- Trick-or-treat at Trine University will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, and will offer a safe and fun Halloween experience bring your child in costume to Trine University – Warsaw. Kid’s activities, candy and refreshments will be available. Trine University is located at 907 Wooster Road, Winona Lake.
- The Haunted Thrill at Crosson Mill will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24; Friday, Oct. 30; Saturday, Oct. 30. With help from Wawasee High School Choir, the Syracuse Parks Department will host the fourth annual Haunted Thrill at Crosson Mill. The haunted park will be at Memorial Park at Crosson Mill located directly off of SR 13. The Haunted Thrill will feature several authentic scares that will make Crosson Mill the most haunted park in the area. Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult. However, this event is not recommended for anyone under the age of 12.
- Syracuse Fall Harvest Festival will be from 9-2 p.m. Oct. 10, at Lakeside Park, in Syracuse. Live entertainment; mini pig races; hayrides; pony rides; face painting; approx. 40 vendors at Syracuse Artisans & Farmers Markets, which is concluding with the harvest festival; food; petting zoo; and more.
- All Saints Episcopal Church Fall Festival and Auction doors will open 5 p.m. for browsing auction items (crafts, local gift cards, holiday decorations and more) with auction starting promptly at 6 p.m. Oct. 12. 7812 E. Vawter Park Road, Syracuse.
- Syracuse Lamppost Decorating Contest — (For businesses and organization) Register with Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber of Commerce to receive a lamppost. Decorations can go up Oct. 1 (no duct tape can be used); judging follows Oct. 10. Decorations must be picked-up by end of October. Prizes for 1-3 place. First: Free quarter-sized in M-J Second: Free chamber membership Third: Half-priced chamber membership, get to choose, which membership level want at half price.
- Syracuse “Falltastic” Trail Walk, a first time decorated trail walk will be noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, and Sunday. Oct. 18, at the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation, 11586 SR 13. Free admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments served at end of the trail.
- Brook Pointe Inn’s annual Fall Festival will be from 3-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22. The event includes free face painting, bouncy houses, live entertainment and food. This is a free festival to the entire community.
- Miller’s Merry Manor will host a safe trick-or-treat from 5:30-7 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free popcorn and cider will be provided. Bring a bag for treats. Located at 500 E. Pickwick Drive, Syracuse.
- Syracuse Community Center free carnival will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30. The event will have a bounce house, costume contest, carnival games and crafts. Please bring coats and blankets as a donating to keep our community cozy this winter. The event is sponsored by Lakeland Youth Center and Syracuse Community Center.
Kid’s Halloween Treats will be supplied from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at The Syracuse Eagles, 12889 Kern Road. Children 13 and under will receive candy treats if they are in costume.
- Burke’s Repo Outlet will host a chili cook-off in conjunction with Halloween sales. First place prize is $100. Entries are free. Free seasonal beer, spooky punch and cider will be available. Located at 912 S. Huntington St., Syracuse.
- Town halloween party following trick-or-treat (7 p.m) Saturday, Oct. 31, at the park. Costume contest and games.
Kiwanis parade: 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27. Starts at Bremen Fire Department; ends at Bremen Elementary-Middle School.
- Clunette United Methodist Church welcomes all kids and families to their annual Truck/Trunk Or Treat 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28. Kids are also invited to stick around and take part in Soul Searchers Youth Group that begins at 6:30 p.m. which will include a hot meal, fun games and crafts, and more.
- The annual Halloween parade and carnival will begin with line-up at 4 p.m. in the former Wysong’s parking lot. The parade will begin its march at 4:30 p.m. with judging held at the Cromwell Community Center for best float. The parade will travel from there to 205 Water St., just west of the fire station, for carnival games until 7 p.m. A bounce house, concessions and games will be offered with more fun taking place at night. At 7:15 p.m. fireworks will take place following the carnival in the park.
- Pumpkin Fantasy Land is open from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31. This year’s theme is “pick a book for fall.” Mazes, hay wagon rides, cider, donuts, ice cream and more will be available. Check out the learning center while visiting. Located at 1680 Lincolnway W., Ligonier.
- Goshert Farms Corn Maze will welcome visitors from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. The farm, located at 7132 S. 1300 W., Mentone, is Kosciusko’s one and only corn maze. The maze will challenge visitors with unique twists and turns. A kiddie straw maze, corn pit, petting zoo, pumpkins, gourds, mums, Indiana corn, and corn stalks will all be part of the attraction. The corn maze at Goshert Farms is an agri-tourism destination southwest of Mentone that offers a light-hearted, playful experience for all ages. Admission is $6 with children under 3 offered free admission. Group rates are available. Parking is free.
- 11th Annual Lights Out At The Library will be held from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Milford Public Library. The theme this year is “have a graphic novel halloween.” Bring kids in costumes. Tour lasts 15 minutes. Children will receive a candy bar.
- A mother/son hayride will be offered at The Farmhouse in Nappanee from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, Cost of the hayride is $25 per couple (additional sons are $5 each) and includes hayride, snacks, refreshments and games. Brittani Renee Photography will be onsite for pictures. Each attending couple will receive one free file download of the event, courtesy of the The Farmhouse.
- Bethany Church of the Brethren Fall Festival will be Friday, Oct. 10. The event kicks off at 9 a.m. with a bazaar that will offer both tasty and crafty items. A pork dinner will take place from 4-7 p.m. Adult admission cost is $8; children 12 and under are $4. The meal will include a salad, dessert, homemade bread and a beverage. Drive through carry out will be offered from 4:30-6:30 p.m. for $6. The carry-out meal will offer pork, homemade bread, chips and a cookie. The church is located on US 6, east of SR 15, New Paris.
- The Amazing Haunted House, hosted by Boy Scout Troop 726 and the North Webster Lions, will be held from 6-10 p.m. Oct. 16, 17, 23, 24 and 30, as well as Halloween night. Visit the North Webster Lions Fairgrounds for a night of fear if you dare. Admission is $5 for those age 5 and over.
North Webster-Tippecanoe Township Fire Department will be holding an open house on Halloween during trick or treat hours, 6-8 p.m. Cookies, candy, coffee and apple cider available. A costume contest will be at 8 p.m. for children up to age 12. Children will be judged in age categories and cash prizes will be awarded to the winners. The costume contest is sponsored by the North Webster Lady Lions. Mutual Bank is supplying the candy.
- Church of God trunk-or-treat will be held 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. Games, activities and candy will be available. The event is rain or shine. Kids must be accompanied by an adult.
- Pierceton Presbyterian Church will host the Harvest Home Meal from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a supper from 4-6:30 p.m., at the Presbyterian Church in Pierceton.
Pierceton Lion’s annual fall party will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30. The event will be held at the Pierceton Elementary Gym.EVENT CANCELED
Downtown trick or treat from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. Activities include a parade and trick-or-treat at local businesses.
- Haunted Woods at the Fulton County Historical Society starts tonight. We’re doing three weekends this year as this if our a 10th anniversary. Open Oct. 16-17, 23-24 and 30-31. Tickets start selling at 7:30-11 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults (12 and older); $3 for ages 6-11; and anyone 5 and under gets in free. Anyone under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, please call (574) 223-4436
- Silver Lake Lions Club Halloween Party at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at the Silver Lake Conservation Building. Cash prizes for children and adults in costumes. Best costumes and oldest/youngest in costumes can win. Refreshments available.
- Harvest Celebration during trick-or-treat (6:30-8 p.m.) Saturday, Oct. 31, at the old fire station downtown.
This list will continue to be added to as events and community trick-or-treat times are submitted. To submit your fall/Halloween event, email [email protected]