TRICK OR TREAT: 50 Fun Halloween Events in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley!

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The Wabash Valley loves Halloween. In fact, we love it so much that we have TWO nights of official city trick or treating (click HERE for dates and times). On top of that, several local organizations host amazing (and mostly free) Halloween events! You can find all sorts of seasonal fun in this 2017 guide to Halloween including pumpkin parties, not-so-spooky fun, and trunk or treat options for Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley.


Halloween events in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley


October 31. Halloween in Marshall, IL. Start the evening with a free photo in your costume at Studio E Photography, get in line for the 20+ vehicles set up around the square for Trunk or Treat. The Chamber of Commerce will announce the winner of the community scarecrow contest at 6:25pm. Then enter into the costume contest (Frolic) hosted by the City of Marshall. Each contestant will receive a good bag for entering. City wide trick or treat will run from 6pm-9pm. REMINDER: Marshall operates on CENTRAL time.

October 31. 6:00-8:00 p.m. Harvest Party at Foursquare Gospel Church. Free food, games, cake walk, bounce house, face painting, and more. For families of toddlers through elementary school children. Indoor or Outdoor depending on the weather. LOTS and LOTS of candy.


Trick or Treat Times in Terre Haute

October 31. 1:00-5:00. Trick or treat at Meadows Shopping Center. Participating stores will have a sign in their windows!

October 31. 7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. FREE Scary Face Pancake for kids at IHOP.

October 31. 5:00-6:00 p.m. Trick or treating at Honey Creek Mall. Participating stores will hand out candy at their doors; walk the mall and stop at stores that have the orange “Trick-or-Treat Here” signs posted. Costumes are welcome, but no face masks or weapons will be allowed for the safety and security of all.  We want to make this a frightfully enjoyable evening for everyone.


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Want some spooky fun? Our guide to local haunted houses is here!


And need a break from all-things-Halloween? Our October calendar is filled with all kinds of fun that’s not related to Halloween!

October events in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley

As always, please call or check the linked websites for the most up-to-date information. Although we will update this guide often, typos happen and details change. Haute Happenings can’t be held responsible for these errors. Thanks for understanding!

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The fun has ended for these great events:

October 6. Pumpkin Decorating Contest in Marshall, IL. Please remember that Marshall operates on CENTRAL time!

October 7 and 8. Cowtober Fest at Fair Oaks Farms in Fair Oaks, IN. Admission is free. Costumes welcome. Trick or treating, hay maze, free wagon rides. This is a bit of a drive from Terre Haute, but Fair Oaks Farm is popular with families in the Wabash Valley.

October 10. Becoming Frankenstein’s Monster and Other Face Painting with Fundazzlers at the WEST branch of the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 8 and Up:  What would you look like as a monster?  Find out with help from FunDazzlers.  Transform through the magic of face painting and learn some tips and tricks for your own costuming needs.

October 11. 6:30-8:00 p.m. Fall festival at World Gospel Church.

October 12. Family Fun Night with the library at the Honey Creek Mall. Spend the evening together as a family decorating Trick or Treats bags and playing Halloween games. We’ll also be issuing library cards and sharing information about upcoming events.

October 13. 6:00 p.m. Teen Murder Mystery at the MAIN branch of the Vigo County Public Library. It’s murder… by the books!  The year is 1947 and you’ve been invited to a dinner at the library.  Enjoy food and drinks as you work to solve a mysterious death. Pick-up begins promptly at 8:30pm.

October 14. Haunted Hayride at Mill Creek Park in Marshall, IL. Come out and roast a hot dog to eat with chips, a drink and s’mores. Afterwards, take a ride around the haunted woods for only $5.00. Tickets are only available at the event. Kid-friendly from 6:00-6:30. Scarier after 6:30. REMINDER: Marshall operates on CENTRAL time.

October 14. Haunted Village in Spring Mill State Park. No flashlights allowed. Meet at the old Souvenir Stand, $2 per person (cash only). Not recommended for children under 8!

October 14. 10:00 a.m.-noon. FREE pumpkin for any child accompanied by an adult at French Funeral Home in Brazil, Indiana. While supplies last.

October 14. 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Fall Harvest Festival at Fresh Thyme. Mini pumpkin painting, pipe cleaner creature art, poke a pumpkin game, brats for a buck, and samples of apple cider, carmel apples, and seasonal coffees.


Halloween events in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley

It’s a Pumpkin Party at KinderCenter!

Pumpkin/Fall Songs, Games, Activities & Story

Pumpkin decorating and a snack.
Registration required in advance.


Monday, October 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 17, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 18, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Thursday, October 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

October 20. Dog Costume Contest at Deming Park. Dress your dog up in the best costume and bring them out to Deming Park. We will have prizes for 1st, 2nd, and People’s Choice.

October 20. Bonfire and Hayride at Highland Church. FREE.

October 20-21. Fall Festival at Shakamak State Park. Halloween egg hunt, bounce houses, costume parade, trick or treating.

October 20-21. UN-Haunted train and hayrides in Deming Park. $3. Storytelling, movie on the lawn, straw maze, and more fun!

October 21. Fall Festival at Maryland Community Church on Highway 46. Trunk or Treat, Carnival Games, Chili Contest, Pie Contest and FUN for the whole family! A great opportunity for new families to connect at MCC. Cost is FREE! Please register in advance.

October 22. 1:00-3:00 p.m. Pumpkin Party at the Swope Education Center. $5 donation per pumpkin to benefit the Swope. There will be pumpkins to decorate as well as refreshments and treats.

October 22. 11:00 a.m. Fall Festival at Gospel Light Church on McKeen. Hog roast, pony rides, carnival. All free!

October 22. 3:00 p.m. Howl-O-Ween pet costume contest at Petland.

October 24-27. Halloween Costume Swap at the WEST branch of the Vigo County Public Library. Save money, reduce waste and be creative with random accessories or gently used outfits this Halloween.  Visit the West Branch to leave what you can and take what you need to create your perfect costume.  Costumes for all ages will be accepted and available to take at no charge.  Items will be first come first serve.

October 25 and 26. Mommy & Me/Daddy and Me Spooktacular Class at Terre Haute Bricks 4 Kidz. Bring your toddler for a fun Halloween event at Bricks 4 Kidz.  We will build a spooky bat during Wednesday’s preschool class and a friendly Jack O’lantern during Thursday’s class.  Parents/Grandparents will enjoy building LEGO duplo halloween models, halloween crafts and sweet treats!  Come dressed in costume for these spooktacular classes!  Ages 2-5 (parents and siblings under 2 are free). 10-11am. Wednesday’s theme is “Spooky Bat” and Thursday’s theme is “Jack O’Lanterns.”

October 26. Healthy Halloween Spooktacular at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Kids are encouraged to dress in costume as there will be a photo booth and costume contest with prizes! And, Museum guests will get to check out many activity stations created by a several community partners to show the fun and not-so-spooky side of healthy living and making healthy choices! Museum admission is just $2 for this special event!

October 26. 5:00-6:30 p.m. Trunk or Treat the Vermillion County Public Library. Bring your Boos & Ghouls to trunk or treat in Newport, Indiana.

October 26. Bootique Crawl in downtown Terre Haute. Grab your “witches” and join us for our 4th annual “Bootique Crawl”! Make it a fun ladies’ day out, and shop your local boutiques all in one day!

October 26. 7:00-10:00 p.m. Little Monsters Ball at Terror Mansion in Brazil. Children are encouraged to dress up.

October 26. 6:00-8:00 p.m. Trunk or Treat at Cobblestone Crossing Health Crossing. Trick or treating, horse drawn carriage rides, and refreshments.

October 27. 6:00-7:30 p.m. Trick or Treat Night at Harrison’s Crossing Health Campus. Candy, games, and a caramel apple station.


Halloween in Terre Haute, Indiana and the Wabash Valley

October 27. Brick or Treat-Kidz Night Out.  Join us for a night of spooky builds such as Minecraft mobs, ghosts, goblins, witches and more.  There will be Halloween & Dia de los Muertos crafts, games and kids will create a custom spooky minifigure to take home.  Come dressed for costume contests. Ages: 5-12. Time: 6:00-8:30pm. Cost:  $20/per child.  Bring a friend or sibling and save $5 off each child’s tuition. Includes:  Pizza and treats, One custom built LEGO® Mini-figure to take home, Themed builds, games, free play and more.

October 27. 6:00-8:00 p.m. Trick or treating in Downtown Terre Haute. Moster mash dance and more!

October 27. 5:00-8:00 p.m. Halloween Book Giveaway at the MAIN branch of the Vigo County Public Library. Stop by in costume for a free book, games, activities, and a walk through a spooky Born Learning Trail. Books available while supplies last.

October 27. 6:00-8:00. Community trunk or treat in Brazil at the Exceptional Living Center. 

October 27 and 28. Haunted Hike in Mattoon, IL. An “Invasion” of unexpected guests along with strange lights, electrical interference, and other phenomena are occurring at the Nature Center that even have our traditional characters running scared at our most popular event – Haunted Hike!  Price of admission includes everything at the festival: Haunted Hike and Hayride, refreshments (s’mores, marshmallows, popcorn, and cider) and other spook-tacular activities like a craft, games and voting for the Pumpkin Decorating Contest.


Halloween party at Barnes and Noble at ISU. 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Kid-friendly Halloween Party in Terre Haute at ISU Barnes and Noble

October 28. 5-7 p.m. Trunk or Treat at Full Gospel Church. 

October 28. Un-BOO-Lievable Happenings at Raccoon SRA (Cecil M. Harden Lake).

October 28. 4:00-6:00 p.m. Harvest Barn Event at Church of the Nazarene in Brazil. 

October 28. 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Fall Festival at Vigo County YMCA.  Children and their parents are welcome to travel the halls of the YMCA on a family-friendly trick-or-treating adventure. Then, head to the Tween Room and outside play area where a festival with music, dance, apple dunking, and seasonal activities will take place! Bring your own pumpkin for pumpkin painting outside! Costumes are welcome.

October 28. 6:00-9:00. The Bridge Church. Haunted house, games, cotton candy, face painting, hot dogs and drinks.

October 28. Zombie Late Skate at Terre Haute Skate World.  7:00 p.m. -1:00 a.m. Gross-out games and best costume and screaming contest.

October 28 and 29. Halloween Fun Days at Spirit of Freedom Farm in Brazil, IN. This is an event for horses, but you may enjoy it without a horse of your own if you like watching horse events!

October 28. Family Fun Night and Monster Dash at Clay County YMCA. Carnival games and free chili. This event is FREE to the community, but donations of canned goods are accepted.

October 28. 6:30-8:00 p.m. Trunk or Treat at Bob Burkle Ford in Clay City, Indiana.

October 28. Witch’s Brew: Canvas Class for Kids. Charm School. Ages 7+. All supplies included.

October 28. Fall Festival by The Great Gig in the Sky at Deming Park. Food, costume contest, pumpkin painting contest, and music.

October 28. Inaugural Haunted Hollars hosted by Brazil Indiana Parks and Recreation. Food, games, bounce houses, haunted hollar tours!

October 28. 3:00-5:00 p.m. Trunk or Treat at Toyota of Terre Haute.

October 28. Trick or treat event at Wabash Valley Craft Shows. Community Trick or Treat and costume contest while parents shop from our vendors.

October 28. Halloween Bikefest at Griffin Bike Park. Come Celebrate Halloween with Griffin Bike Park! Rides, Races and Family Events all day! Kicking off at 8 a.m. with 6 and 12-hour races for various skill levels. 4 p.m. will be Kids races on the Basic Training Skills Zone. 5 p.m. Is the Kids Costume contest and Trick or Treat Trail. 6 p.m. Hot Dogs and Smores on the fire in the LZ.
8:30 p.m. 6/12 hours awards. Race Fee: $25. Festival Events: Free. Ages 3+.

October 28. Zombie Glow Run/Walk. 

October 28. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 4-H Open House and Trunk or Treat at Harrison College in Terre Haute. Come learn more about Vigo County 4-H! We’ll have various 4-H Clubs on display with club information, meeting times, and current members to answer questions. New this year, clubs will set up trunk-or-treat displays in the front parking lot! Families are welcome to wear Halloween costumes or come as you are. We’ll have volunteers available to assist with the online 4-H enrollment.

October 28. 5:00-8:00 p.m. Halloween festivities in Clinton, IN. 9th Street and Main Street.

October 28. 5:00-7:00 p.m. Free Halloween party for Kids at Seelyville United Methodist Church. Candy, games, prizes, chili, hot dogs, cookies, chips.

October 29. 4:30 p.m. Westside Hometown Holidays parade and trunk or treat.

October 29. 6:00. Halloween Costume Contest at Bogey’s Family Fun Center. Must be 13 years of age or under to participate Prizes will be given for Scariest, Cutest, Funniest and Best Homemade

October 29. 6:00-7:30. Trunk or Treat at Peniel United Methodist Church in Brazil. 

October 29. Trunk or Treat at Terre Haute First Baptist Church. FREE and all are welcome to attend.

October 29. 5:00-7:00 p.m. Trick or treating at Union Baptist Church. 

October 29. 5-7 p.m. Trunk or Treat at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church. Trunk or treating, puppet shows, music, free food, bounce house, face painting, games, photo booth and more!

October 29. 5:00-7:00 p.m. Northside Community Trunk or Treat. Located at 1075 N. Fruitridge Ave. (Across from North High School) Filled with treats galore and a message you just can’t ignore! Games, prizes, music, and so much more! Plus a FREE dinner will be served (hot dogs, chips, and dessert)!  Treats, eats, and a good time!

October 29. 7:00-9:00 p.m. Northside Christian Church Trunk or Treat. 

October 29. 5:00-7:00 p.m. Halloween book giveaway and Westside Hometown Holiday Trunk or Treat. West Vigo Community Center Parking lot. Fill your treat bag and enjoy activities in a safe environment. Books will be available while supplies last.

October 29. 5:00 p.m. Trunk or Treat at Memorial United Methodist Church in Terre Haute.

October 30. 6:00-8:00 p.m. Trunk or Treat at the Vigo County Sheriff’s Office at 201 Cherry St. This option is sure to be safe! Details are not online but were confirmed with the Sheriff’s office.

October 30 and 31st. 9:00 a.m. Halloween at American Rental Terre Haute. Come in costume to trick or treat!

October 30. 6:00-8:00 p.m. Trunk or Treat at First Southern Baptist Church in Terre Haute.  Games, candy, cookies, hot chocolate.

October 30. 5:00-8:00 p.m. Second annual trunk or treat at Four Loving Paws Veterinary Services in Brazil. Includes costume contest and treats for kids AND PETS!

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