It's hard to believe it's almost Halloween, but I am so excited to experience some new activities and revisit some old favorites this Halloween season.
There are tons of Halloween activities going on in Hendricks County, Indiana, over the next couple weeks. Many churches, restaurants and organizations hold trunk-or-treats or special Halloween events in addition to those I have listed. Here are just a few activities sponsored by Hendricks County towns and organizations that I think sound fun! As always, be sure to check our Events Calendar for more fun activities going on in Hendricks County.
Smiley's Pumpkin Drop - Oct. 18
Leave the house early to catch a live broadcast of the Smiley Morning Show at The Shops at Perry Crossing in Plainfield coming up from 6 to 10 a.m. Thursday. The first giant pumpkin will drop around 8 a.m.
Other activities include trick-or-treating for kids, selfie photo booth, balloon artist, bounce houses, free small pumpkins from Frazee Gardens (while supplies last) and more.
Hendricks County Hoppy Halloween - Oct. 20
Chateau Thomas Winery will host more than 25 Indiana craft breweries, wineries and distilleries from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Drink samples will be offered at the event as well as many other activities.
Haunted Hargrave Hall - Oct. 20, 26 & 27
Are you prepared to be scared? If you're up for some spooky fun, head over to Danville's Haunted Hargrave Hall between 7 & 11 p.m. on Oct. 20, 26 and 27.
Online tickets ($5 or $10 for a fast pass) must be purchased at least one day in advance. Tickets are $7 at the door or $12 for a fast pass.
Trick-or-Treat at the Library - Oct. 25
My family loves to attend Trick-or-Treat at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library. The library is set up with dozens of candy stations throughout the building, and it's a lot of fun to see all the kids' costumes.
This event is free and open to the public, and will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Halloween Extravaganza at the Y - Oct. 26
Bring the whole family for some fun from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA in Avon. The annual Halloween Extravaganza will include campfire songs and stories, a haunted hayride, games, crafts, and more.
Tickets are $5-$8. Register in person or online.
Trail and Treat - Oct. 27
Head to Williams Park in Brownsburg for some safe trick-or-treating. Local businesses will pass out candy along the path surrounding the park. The event will begin at 6 p.m.
Boo-vie in the Park - Oct. 27
Pack your car with some lawn chairs, blankets and some snacks and head to Brownsburg's Williams Park for a "Boo-vie" in the Park featuring Monsters, Inc.
The film will immediately follow Trail and Treat.
Sat-Terror Day Fall Festival - Oct. 27
The Plainfield Parks Department will host a fall festival from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 27 at Talon Stream Park, the new park located just north of the Richard A. Carlucci Recreation and Aquatics Center.
The parks department hopes to make this event bigger and better than ever. The event will include a costume contest, dog costume contest and much more. Be sure to wear your costume, and remember, all dogs must be on a leash.
Ghosts & Goblins Halloween Party - Oct. 27
The Washington Township Parks and Recreation Department will host a Halloween Party from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 27 at Washington Township Park in Avon.
This fun event will include, games, trick-or-treating on the trails and a costume contest for the kids.
Trunk-or-Treat at Town Hall - Oct. 31
Looking for a safe place to trick-or-treat on Halloween night? The Town of Brownsburg will host this event from 6-8 p.m. on Halloween. Local businesses and organizations will have vehicles decorated and set up to pass out candy.
I hope this guide helps you find a little Halloween fun this year. Happy Halloween!