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Chills, Thrills and Halloween Fun in Greater Indianapolis this October

From the unsettling to the downright teeth-chattering, the adventure and stimulation of Halloween appeal to Hoosiers just as much as anybody on the planet. Why do we love scary stories? It’s generally agreed that most of us enjoy the thrill of being spooked, frightened and terrified by scary stories because we know it’s just pretend. The thrill itself, in other words, is fun. Check out this collection of chilling events  for Halloween fun in and around Indianapolis during October. Whether you live in the inner city of Indianapolis or in one of the nearby outlying cities in Indiana, you’ll find something here to tickle your terror-bone.

Chills, Thrills and Halloween Fun in Greater Indianapolis this October

October 9, 23 and 31
Ghost Walk: Chatham Arch-Lockerbie Districts
Hear a true murder story and haunt the haunts of the unquiet departed on this popular tour designed for all ages. Starts at the Athenaeum.
401 E Michigan St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317.840.6456
Read more about this Indianapolis event and other chill-filled ghost walks and tours
October 9 and 10
Scary Stories on the Canal
Not-too-spooky ghost stories on the Indianapolis Canal by the Indiana History Center, in downtown Indianapolis by Military Park. Family fun with a snack bar and chairs (or you can bring blankets). Produced by Storytelling Arts of Indiana.
460 W Ohio St
Indianapolis, IN 46202
317.576.9848
Read more about the event here.
October 15, 16 and 17
Bat Encounter! at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum

A Lilly Theater interactive production at the fabulous Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Vampire bats, flying foxes and surprises galore.
3000 N Meridian St
POB 3000
Indianapolis, IN 46208
317.334.3322
Visit the event’s website here.
October 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29 and 30, 6 pm – 9 pm
Headless Horseman annual Fall frightfest at Conner Prairie

Get in on the most fun you can have for Halloween in Fishers, Indiana.
Read all about it here.
October 30 at Chateau Thomas Winery
Halloween Dinner Theatre Murder Mystery

An interactive evening of intrigue and thrills in the beautiful Chateau Thomas Winery in Plainfield.
6291 Cambridge Wy
Plainfield, IN 46168
317.837.WINE
See the website for more information.
October 30, 8 pm
Here Come the Mummies at The Vogue

This is the big annual Halloween show and concert at Indy party central, The Vogue.
6259 N College Av
Indianapolis, IN 46220
317.255.2828
Tickets: 317.239.5151
See more
October 30, 9:30 am – 11 am
Prairie Tykes Halloween Party at Conner Prairie

Celebrate Halloween with your tyke at Conner Prairie‘s unforgettable Indianapolis children‘s party. Scary stories, spooky games, crafts-making and dancing, all for the little ones. Wear a costume!
Reservations are a must.
October 31
Halloween Party at the Easley Winery

Oh boy! It’s a real costume contest and party at Easley Winery in the center of the Circle City. Best costume wins a gift certificate for $25.
205 N College Av
Indianapolis, IN 46202
317.636.4516
See the web page here

Haunted Houses in Indiana
Hoosier Hauntings
Cullbertson Mansion (Literally, a Haunted House)
Fright Manor
The Historic Hannah House
100 Step Cemetery
Chamber of Carnage
Highland High School/Mounds State Park
Halloween ZooBoo at the Indianapolis Zoo
The Governor’s Mansion
Devil’s Hollow
The Willard Haunted Hotel
Conner Prairie’s Headless Horseman
Dark Carnival
Edna Collins Bridge
House of Blue Lights
Moooo Boo at Thistleberry Farm
Cedar Rock Haunted Trail
The Praying Nun
Haunted Hotel 13th Floor: Hungtington
The White Wolf
Hanna Haunted Acres
Justus Cemetery
Haunted bridge
of Avon, Indiana

Mike Woods