It's that time of year again: time for trick-or-treating.
It's our second go at the holiday dealing with COVID, so it's good to be reminded of general procedures. Many of us entered last fall wondering how COVID would affect our Halloween plans. I followed precautions last year, took my kids out, and we had a fun and socially distanced blast!
Once again, Hendricks County still has many options for holiday family fun during one of the most beautiful and spooky seasons of the year.
Get your candy buckets, craft your costume and plan to enjoy this Halloween to its fullest right here in Hendricks County, Indiana.
Trick or Treating
Yes, you heard correctly! Trick-or-treating is on for Hendricks County. However there are some things to keep in mind, according to the Hendricks County Health Department.
In order to trick-or-treat safely, follow these guidelines:
- Trick or Treat only with people in your own home
- Stay home if you feel sick
- Wear face coverings or masks
- Practice social distancing
- Do not ring doorbells of homes with their lights off
- Use hand sanitizer frequently.
Local trick or treating hours on Oct. 31 include:
- Avon - 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
- Brownsburg - 6 to 9 p.m.
- Danville - 6 to 8:30 p.m.
- Plainfield - 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Annual Ghosts & Goblins
Washington Township Park in Avon will host their annual Ghosts and Goblins event on Oct. 23. There will be an earlier time open for younger kids from 1 to 3 p.m. and older kids from 4 to 7 p.m.
Participants are still encouraged to dress up and take part in the costume contest! There will be winners for multiple age groups.
The event will feature food trucks, trick or treating, a haunted house, a haunted train, and other fun kid activities.
Monster Mash Trunk or Treat Drive-Thru
Consider this kind of a pre-game for Halloween on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 4 to 6 p.m.at Gary Eakin Park, 600 E County Road 50 North.
Hosted by Danville Parks & Friends, this safe and free event is yet another way to celebrate Halloween while adhering to COVID guidelines! Costumes and donations are encouraged!
This event also takes place on Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. This trail & treat event will take place at Williams Park and will function as safe trick or treating around the park!
Since you'll probably be exhausted from driving all over Hendricks County, plan to stay for an outdoor showing of the movie, Hocus Pocus, starting at 6 p.m.
Halloween fun on the farm is the best kind of fun!
Plan to visit Beasley's Orchard on Oct. 23 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Halloween weekend, Oct. 30 and 31 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Get decked out in your best and most creative costumes, and bring the family out for everything Hendricks County's beloved orchard has to offer.
There will be a costume contest, pumpkin-carving contest, an 8-acre corn maze, hayrides to the u-pick pumpkin patch, apple cannons, food vendors and much more.
These are the perfect weekends to snag pumpkins so they're carved fresh for Halloween! You can purchase tickets here.
Sat-Terror-Day Fall Festival
If you're sitting around the day of Halloween just waiting for those trick-or-treat hours to kick in, you might as well head over to Plainfield for their Sat-TERROR-Day Fall Festival!
It will take place on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Talon Stream Park, 651 Vestal Road just north of Splash Island.
This event is free and will consist of Trunk or Treat fun and photo ops for the family! Come dressed up (of course).
Other Trunk or Treat events in Hendricks County:
There are several local places also offering their own trunk or treat events:
- Witch's Ride Community Trunk or Treat at Avon Town Hall Park - Oct. 23 at 4 p.m.
- Messiah Lutheran Church, Brownsburg - Oct. 24 at 5 p.m.
- Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library - Oct. 29 all day
- Plainfield Fraternal Order of Eagles - Oct. 30 from noon to 4 p.m.
- Kingsway Christian Church, Avon - Oct. 30 from 4 to 6 p.m.
- West Bridge Church, Danville - Oct. 31, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
- Strides to Success, Plainfield - Oct. 30 from 5 to 8 p.m.
- Pittsboro United Methodist Church - Oct. 31 from 5 to 7 p.m.
There you have it! Halloween will not be stopped in Hendricks County! Have fun and be safe!