Halloween Haunts

Oh October… the month synonymous with crisp fall air, warm apple cider, pumpkin carving and costume shopping is in full swing. It seems the build-up of this month in particular ends with one evening only of dressing up, trick-or-treating and watching scary movies, right? Not so fast!

Folks all across the area are doing their best to plan exciting Halloween activities that span longer than a few hours on October 31st. Check out the many events happening across the community, and try to get a little more use out of that costume you spent so much time working on!

Kidsfirst Tricks and Treats

Saturday, October 14 | 10:00am – 2:00pm
Bring your favorite superhero or princess to this fun Halloween event. Kids can create a mask, play a pumpkin game, concoct Halloween creations, and craft vivid “trick-or-treat” constructions at a variety of fun stations. The event takes places at Kidsfirst Children’s Museum. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This event is suitable for children of all ages.

Fall Harvest Fest

Saturday, October 14 | 12:00pm – 9:00pm
Enjoy the cool weather in Mishawaka at the Fall Harvest Fest. From 12:00PM -5:00PM, enjoy live music, an inflatable fun zone, kids’ activities, food vendors, and a beverage garden at Kamm Island along the St. Joseph River in downtown Mishawaka. Afterwards, head over to the Battell Center from 5:00PM – 9:00PM for a haunted house, a trunk-or-treat event, and pumpkin carving.

Mystery at the Mansion: In Plain Sight

Friday, October 20 and Friday, October 27 | 5:00pm – 8:30pm
Explore the many rooms of the Oliver Mansion as costumed performer act out a murder mystery that you will need to solve. This popular mystery needs all your investigative skills to track down the true story. Tickets are limited and reservations are strongly recommended.

Trunk or Treat at the Studebaker National Museum

Thursday, October 26 | 5:30pm
Calling all witches, ghouls, ghosts, and goblins from ages 3-10 to join in the festivities at the 4th annual Trunk or Treat Halloween Party! There will be games to play, treats to collect, crafts to design, and plenty of fun for the whole family. Children MUST be in costume and accompanied by an adult. Free admittance for both children and their parents or guardians.

Zoo Boo

Friday, October 20 through Sunday, October 22 | Hours vary each day
Pumpkins, lights, and decorations will transform the Potawatomi Zoo into the perfect spot for safe trick-or-treating. Head to the Zoo decked out in your Halloween costume and visit the treat stations set up throughout the Zoo! Regular Zoo admission prices apply.