Spooky Halloween & Fall Activities 2018 Part 1

It’s a scary, spooky Halloween Update! Do not miss these fun Halloween and fall activities in or near Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

  1. Exploration Acres
    1. When: October 11-28, Thurs. 6-10pm, Fri. 6pm -11pm, Sat. 10am – 11pm, Sun. Noon – 7pm
    2. Where: Exploration Acres, 6042 Newcastle Road, Lafayette
    3. Details: Once you arrive you can warm-up with a quick run through the straw bale maze, then visit the 18 acre corn maze with over 8 miles of twists and turns (the largest corn maze in northwest Indiana!)! You can test your skill at a pedal car race, fire a three-ear corn cannon salute or just dive into a mound of hay. There is a pumpkin patch, hay rides, and picnic area with fire pits.  Enjoy a gem mine, pony rides, and pumpkin decorating/race.
  2. The Great Pumpkin Patch
    1. Today-October 31, 11-7pm
    2. Where: Congress Street Church, North Parking Lot, 2012 Congress St., Lafayette
    3. Details: Visitors can shop for pumpkins, gourds, fall decorations, bake sale, mums and more.

      Great Pumpkin Patch

      Great Pumpkin Patch

  3. 9th Annual Trail of Scarecrows at Prophetstown State Park
    1. When: Today– November 4
    2. Where: Prophetstown State Park, 5545 Swisher Road, West Lafayette
    3. Details: Take a hike on the bike trail, starting at the Prairie View Picnic Area, and find our Trail of Scarecrows. Each scarecrow was designed by someone in the community – a business, an organization, a family and more. Support their creative efforts and “penny vote” for best scarecrow in the Visitor Center. These penny votes will add up, and all proceeds benefit the interpretive programs at Prophetstown State Park.
  4. Evil on Erie (Haunted Warehouse)

    Trail of Scarecrows at Prophetstown State Park

    1. When: October 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, 7 p.m.-12 a.m.
    2. Where: Haunted Warehouse, 1910 Wilson Street, Lafayette
    3. Details: Haunted Warehouse – be prepared to be scared!
  5. Fall Funfest: A Harvest Celebration at Prophetstown State Park
    1. When: October 20-21
    2. Where: Prophetstown State Park, 5545 Swisher Road, West Lafayette
    3. Details: Join everyone for a weekend of fun fall festivities – whether it’s a popular Halloween activity in the campground, like trick-or-treating or campsite decorating contests, a hike to see scarecrows along the trail, a hayride through the prairie, or take a step back in time at the Native American village to enjoy a harvest celebration.
  6. Fall Fest Weekend at The Farm at Prophetstown
    1. When: Saturday, October 20, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    2. Where: Farm at Prophetstown, 5545 Swisher Road, West Lafayette
    3. Details: Stop by The Farm and celebrate Fall Fest Weekend. They will have fall themed crafts and activities. The Farm will have FREE popcorn and cider available.  Decorate a mini pumpkin for $2 each. FREE with park admission.
  7. Barn Dance & Harvest Celebration at The Farm at Prophetstown 
    1. When: Saturday, October 20, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m..
    2. Where: Farm at Prophetstown, 5545 Swisher Road, West Lafayette
    3. Details: Come to The Farm for their annual Barn Dance and help celebrate the harvest of crops! Scott Greeson shares his musical talents all over the Midwest, but will be performing in the barn from 6:30-8:30pm.  There will be a silent auction to support The Farm and activities for children.  Come hungry, as there will be homemade farm chili for sale.  Bring your camper chair for extra seating.  Enjoy this annual evening of family fun!  $5 per car, plus park admission.  Trolley rides will be available for $3 per person, children 5 and under ride FREE.
  8. Haunted Adams Mill
    1. When: October 20, 27 & 31, 6-10 p.m.
    2. Where: Adams Mill, County Road S. 75 E., Cutler, IN – See website for directions
    3. Details: Each year around Halloween, the Mill is decorated and becomes a haunted, scary place.  Hundreds of visitors come from near and far to be scared!  Guided tours through the ghostly three floors of the Mill reveal many spine-tingling experiences. Outside, tractor-drawn hayrides take visitors through the haunted forest and then down to the warm campfire. Warm drinks and other treats are available under the overhang at the front of the Mill.
  9. 1920 ’s Halloween Decor at The Farm at Prophetstown
    1. When: Sunday, October 21, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    2. Where: Farm at Prophetstown, 5545 Swisher Road, West Lafayette
    3. Details: Come to the farm to make Halloween décor. Hoosier families in the 1920s incorporated homemade and commercial decorations in their harvest and Halloween gatherings. Halloween parties were especially popular with all ages and commercial party supply companies promoted the use of its tissue and crepe paper, gummed seals (today’s stickers) and mat-stock silhouettes. FREE with park admission.
  10. Boo Bash & Family Movie Night
    1. When: Sunday, October 21, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
    2. Where: Wea Creek Orchard, 5618 S 200 East, Lafayette
    3. Details: The Public Schools Foundation of Tippecanoe County hosts its 11th annual Boo Bash & Family Movie Night on October 21, 2018. This family fun evening offers hayrides and several activities including pumpkin seed spitting, pumpkin bowling, tic tac toe, spider fishing, and donut on a string. Prize basket and “Guess How Many” winners will be drawn at 6:30, and the evening will conclude with a showing of Toy Story of Terror, a short, 22 minute film.  Concessions from the Emergency Munchie Truck will be available for purchase and the Wea Creek Market will be open. Costumes are encouraged. Admission is $5.00 per person.  Children 2 and under are free. For groups of more than four, admission is $3.00 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the event. In case of rain, activities will be moved inside the barn.

      Boo at the Zoo

  11. Boo at the Zoo
    1. When: October 24, 25, & 26 (Wed, Thurs, & Fri), 6:30-9 p.m.
    2. Where: Columbian Park Zoo, 1915 Scott St., Lafayette
    3. Details: Boo at the Zoo will be back and better than ever this Halloween! This “hauntingly-friendly” event is perfect for your pre-school and elementary school-aged children. The event features a nightly kids costume contest, fun games, encounters with their Animal Ambassadors, photo keepsake opportunities, and the Enchanted Train Ride. The night of delights also includes live entertainment and the Columbian Park Kiddie Rides.
  12. Imagination Station’s Annual Haunted Lab
    1. When: Friday, October 26 6-8 p.m. & Saturday, October 27, 10-3 p.m.
    2. Where: Imagination Station, 600 N. 4th Street, Lafayette
    3. Details: Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein! Kid-friendly lab activities, costumes encouraged, and treat for the little scientists.
  13. Howler at the Fowler
    1. When: Friday, October 26, 6pm-10pm
    2. Where: Fowler House Mansion, 909 South Street, Lafayette
    3. Details: We’re excited to announce that, together with the 1852 Foundation, the Wabash Valley Trust for Historic Preservation is hosting our first annual Halloween bash at The Fowler House Mansion on October 26, 2018 called the ‘Howler at the Fowler.’ It’s going to be a ‘howl’ of a good time – costume contest, silent auction fundraiser with great prizes and awesome sponsors, cash bar, free appetizers, music and more! This is a 21+ over event. Please drink responsibly!
  14. Halloweentown 2018- Year of the Werewolf

    Halloweentown

    1. When: Saturday, October 27, 3-6 p.m.
    2. Where: Riehle Plaza | Downtown Lafayette
    3. Details: All 2 and 4 legged community members are invited for an afternoon of Halloween fun. 4th Annual Halloweentown and Operation Trick or Treat in DT Lafayette. Year of the Werewolf. We are honoring our 4 legged community members. Pet parade and costume contest. All animals must be on a leash.
      Starts at 2 on Main Street with local businesses handing out candy then down to Riehle Plaza for Costume contest, DJ, refreshments and lots of treats!! Grand finale is THRILLER on the plaza. You’ll be home in time for the moon rises. Bring your friends. All costumes welcome.
  15. Frankenhuffin Halloween Bash 2018
    1. When: Saturday, October 27, 9-1 a.m.
    2. Where: Sgt. Preston’s, 6 N. 2nd Street, Lafayette
    3. Details: Come on out to the third annual FrankenMuffin Halloween Bash at Sgt. Preston’s! Don’t miss out on the costume contest with special prizes TBD distributed at 11:00 pm. Ask about Sgt. Preston’s “Spooky Specials”. In costume or not, enjoy an awesome night of music and fun! Show starts at 9:00 pm, rocks on until around 1:00 am. 21+ venue. Best part: NO COVER!
  16. Wolf Park Pumpkin PartyPortrait of Timber
    1. When: Saturday, October 27, 1-5 p.m.
    2. Where: Wolf Park, 4004 E. 800 N., Battle Ground
    3. Details: Celebrate Halloween with the wolves! Help stuff jack-o-lanterns for the animals to enjoy, and then watch as each animal find their own special way to tear open the pumpkin to find the treats inside. This is a great time of year to come out and see the wolves in their thick winter coats and enjoying the cooler temperatures. Other activities include a costume contest! Come dressed in your finest and compete to win prizes. What other activities will there be? Come and find out!

Check back on October 19 for a listing of Trunk or Treat and Trick or Treat events taking place in Lafayette-West Lafayette!

For more information about these scary, fun events, please visit HomeOfPurdue.com.

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