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
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
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
Indianapolis, IN 46208
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
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
|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.
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
See the web page here
Haunted Houses in Indiana
Cullbertson Mansion (Literally, a Haunted House)
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
The Willard Haunted Hotel
Conner Prairie’s Headless Horseman
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
Haunted bridge of Avon, Indiana