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

  • Exploration Acres
    1. When: September 13 – October 27 , Thurs. 6-10pm (October Only), Fri. 6 p.m. -11 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. – 11 p.m., Sun. Noon – 7p.m.
    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.
  • The Great Pumpkin Patch
    1. When: September 27-October 31, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    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
  • 10th Annual Trail of Scarecrows at Prophetstown State Park
    1. When: October 1 – November 3
    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.
  • Evil on Erie (Haunted Warehouse) Trail of Scarecrows at Prophetstown State Park
    1. When: September 27, 28 & October 4, 5,11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, 27 Check web for times
    2. Where: Haunted Warehouse, 1240 Erie Street, Lafayette
    3. Details: Haunted Warehouse – be prepared to be scared!
  • Harvest Festival 2019
    1. When: Sunday, October 13, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    2. Where: Battle Ground Bible Church, 2430 East 600 North, West Lafayette
    3. Details: BGBC Harvest Festival is an annual fall celebration for the whole community that kicks-off with a 5K Run/Walk, hosts a family picnic, and includes a performance by the Scott Greeson & The Trouble with Monday Band. The event includes a car show, chili cook-off competition, pie baking competition, hayride, and a bounce house. Come join the celebration!
Prophetstown State Park Scarecrow Trail
  • Fall Funfest: A Harvest Celebration at Prophetstown State Park
    1. When: October 18-20, check website for different times of events
    2. Where: Prophetstown State Park, 5545 Swisher Road, West Lafayette
    3. Details: Visit Prophetstown State Park for a weekend of fall activities! From trick-or-treating in the campground, to hayrides, to a barn dance at The Farm, there is plenty of entertainment for the whole family!
  • Halloween Tenant House Tours at The Farm at Prophetstown
    1. When: Saturday, October 19, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    2. Where: Farm at Prophetstown, 5545 Swisher Road, West Lafayette
    3. Details: Hoosier families in the 1920s incorporated harvest and Halloween themes in their fall gatherings. Games and decorations included traditional, homemade and commercial products. Tour the I. Floyd Garrott Tenant House and hear about “Little Orphan Annie” and how “the goblins will get you, if you don’t watch out,” see the dining room set up for a Halloween party and play a traditional fortune telling game. FREE with park admission.
  • Fall Funfest and Barn Dance at The Farm at Prophetstown 
    1. When: Saturday, October 19, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    2. Where: Farm at Prophetstown, 5545 Swisher Road, West Lafayette
    3. Details: Stop in and celebrate Fall Funfest weekend! We will have fall themed crafts and activities for kids. FREE popcorn and cider will be available while supplies last. Food will be available for purchase. Decorate a mini pumpkin for $2 each. Scott Greeson has performed all around the Midwest and will be playing his unique Americana style. Folk music in our barn from 3:00pm-5:00pm. FREE with park admission.
  • Haunted Adams Mill
    1. When: October 18,19, 25, 26 and 31, 6 p.m. – 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.
  • Fall Fest 2019 at Wea Creek Orchard
    1. When: Sunday, October 20, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    2. Where: Wea Creek Orchard, 5618 S 200 East, Lafayette
    3. Details: Mini festival in conjunction with their cook-off. Come on out and pick pumpkins and have fun with the family!
  • Boo at the Zoo
    1. When: October 23, 24, & 25 (Wed, Thurs, & Fri), 6 p.m. – 8:30 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.
  • Maverick Monster Mash
    1. When: Friday, October 25, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    2. Where: McCutcheon High School, 4951 Old 231 South, Lafayette
    3. Details: On October 25 the McCutcheon Champions Together Committee will host the Maverick Monster Mash. The Maverick Monster Mash is an elementary Halloween Carnival. This event is tons of fun! Kids wear their costumes and participate in over 25 fun activities and games trick or treating along the way. It is a safe, fun, and warm opportunity to trick and treat!
  • Imagination Station’s Annual Haunted Lab
    1. When: Friday, October 25, 6p.m. – 8 p.m. & Saturday, October 26, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    2. Where: Imagination Station, 600 N. 4th Street, Lafayette
    3. Details: : Imagination Station is brewing up something special for Halloween! This October marks the return of our 4th annual Haunted Lab. Guest will be able to join us for special activities and demonstrations all in spooky, but family-friendly, theme. The Station will be filled with ghoulish decor, and guests are welcome to come in costume (see some restrictions below). Treat bags will be provided for kid scientists, because what is Halloween without some sweet surprises! Both the night and day sessions will run the same, so pick the one your little monsters want to come to. Create and explore science on why things glow, grow, blink, and shriek!
  • Howler at the Fowler
    1. When: Friday, October 25, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    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 their 2nd annual Halloween bash at The Fowler House Mansion on October 25, 2019 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!
  • Halloweentown 2019 and Operation Trick or Treat
    1. When: Saturday, October 26, 3 p.m.– 6 p.m.
    2. Where: Riehle Plaza | Downtown Lafayette
    3. Details: 2019 BONZ Barb BQ sauce and Friends of Downtown present BONZ Halloweentown and Operation Trick or Treat. Trick or Treating from 3-4:30pm, costume contest at 5/5:30pm, community dance party from 3-6pm followed by “Thriller” flash mob in Riehle Plaza at 6pm. Everybody is welcome to jump in. Theme this year: Year of Cowboys and Aliens. Local area law enforcement will be passing out candy on Saturday, October 26 from 3-5 p.m. at Riehle Plaza as well.
  • Frankenhuffin Halloween Bash at Digby's
    1. When: Saturday, October 26, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
    2. Where: Digby’s, 133 North 4th Street, Lafayette
    3. Details: Come on out to the fifth annual FrankenMuffin Halloween Bash!
  • Wolf Park Pumpkin Party
    1. When: Saturday, October 26, 1 p.m. – 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!
Halloween at the Doubletree
The staff at the Doubletree have lots of halloween fun!
  • Sgt. Preston’s Halloween Party
    1. When: Saturday, October 26, 9 p.m. – Close
    2. Where: Sgt. Preston’s, 6 N 2nd Street, Lafayette
    3. Details: Come on out to the Halloween Party at Sgt. Preston's! Don't miss out on the costume contest with special prizes TBD! Ask about Sgt. Preston's "Spooky Specials". In costume or not, enjoy an awesome night of fun! 21+ venue.
  • Film: Hocus Pocus at the Long Center
    • When: Sunday, October 27, 3 – 5 p.m.
    • Where: Long Center for the Performing Arts, 111 N. 6th Street, Lafayette
    • Details: Come get in the Halloween Spirit with a showing of the classic movie, Hocus Pocus! Please note the Long Center is a historic venue. There is no elevator to the balcony section.
  • Teays River Brewing Super Spooky Halloween Party
    1. When: Thursday, October 31, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    2. Where: Teays River Brewing & Public House, 3000 S. 9th Street, Lafayette
    3. Details: Our 2nd annual Halloween party, with costume contests, games like stein hoisting & a selfie booth. Unique prizes and lots of great fun! So dress up and come celebrate Halloween night with us at Teays! Kids can stop in anytime from open to close in costume & get some candy!
  • Nami’s Halloween Party with Graciously Departed
    1. When: Friday, November 1, 9 p.m.
    2. Where: Nami’s Bar & Grill, 102nd 3rd Street, Lafayette
    3. Details: Come out for a night of festivities. We will have a raffle for prizes, as well as a costume contest! There will be prizes for the best individual and best group themed costumes. We'll have awesome drink specials as usual, live music, and the kitchen will be open until close. Come enjoy the fun and show us your Halloween Spirit.

Check back on October 14 for a listing of Trunk or Treat and Trick or Treat events taking place in Lafayette-West Lafayette!

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