Trick-or-treating, fall parties abound around Elkhart County

Halloween

By Terry T. Mark

Haunted or not, Halloween activities are plentiful enough around Elkhart County to keep the most energetic zombies on the go. It’s not just about the candy either (although there’s nothing wrong with that). From hayrides to costume contests, it’s a true Halloween extravaganza.

Here are activities we know about between now and Oct. 31, organized by community:

Bristol

Trick-or-treat: Bristol: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.

Other activities: A haunted hayride from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Bristol Fire Department, 405 E. Elkhart St.

Elkhart

Trick-or-treat: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.

Other activities:

— Hall of Villains Haunted House at Hall of Heroes Super Hero Museum, 58005 C.R. 105, 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 14, 15, 21, 22.

— Island Park Safe Trunk-or-Treat at Island Park, downtown Elkhart’s Gateway Mile, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.

— Pumpkin Fest at Concord Mall, 3701 S. Main St.,  1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.

— ETHOS Science Spooktacular at ETHOS Science Center, 2521 Industrial Parkway, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.

— Trunk or Treat Block Party at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 405 W. Beardsley Ave., 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.

Goshen

Trick-or-treat: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31

Other activities:

— Second annual Harvest Festival at Old Bag Factory, 1100 N. Chicago Ave., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15.

— “The Thing” at the Goshen Theater, 216 S. Main St., 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21.

— Halloween Campfire and Hayride at Ox Bow County Park, 23033 C.R. 45, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27-28.

Middlebury

Trick-or-treat: 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.

Nappanee

Trick-or-treat: 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.

Other activities:

— Mother/Son Hayride at The Farmhouse at 52, 28854 C.R. 52, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.

— Harvest Party at various locations downtown, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.

Wakarusa

Trick-or-treat: 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.

Other activities: Town party at various locations, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27.

To stay up-to-date on family-friendly events, live entertainment, festivals and more around Elkhart County, check out www.elkhartcountyevents.com.


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