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Deb Brown, an Elkhart woman who puts up huge displays in her yard for Halloween each year passed out candy as they celebrated her grandson's 1st birthday, who was rather ironically, born on Halloween (six weeks premature), so it wasnít planned. Gandpa Dan Brown gives Jaxon Brown a tour of the set up. ¬ (Truth Photo By Larry Tebo) (AP)

Trick-or-treaters gather candy on Halloween (photo supplied).

A well-lit path helps keep tricker-or-treaters safe on Halloween. (Photo Supplied)

A well-lit path helps keep trick-or-treaters safe on Halloween.
Halloween 2013: Your guide to fall fun in Michiana
Posted on Oct. 13, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on Oct. 13, 2013 at 6:10 p.m.

ELKHART — It’s almost Halloween and that means it’s time for trick-or-treating, haunted houses and fall festivals.

Organizations and groups throughout Michiana are hosting several fall and Halloween-themed events throughout October. Whether you’re looking for something sweet or something spooky, there are several events to choose from.

TRICK-OR-TREAT

Bristol: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31

Cassopolis, Mich.: Halloween hours will be voted on Monday night, Oct. 14.

Edwardsburg, Mich.: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31

Elkhart: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31

Goshen: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31

LaGrange: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31

Middlebury: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31

Nappanee: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31

Osceola: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31

Shipshewana: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31

Union, Mich./Porter Township: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31

Wakarusa: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31

The following groups have planned trick-or-treat activities:

Ÿ A free, safe trick-or-treat event for children 12 and younger will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Island Park in Elkhart.

Ÿ Woodland Manor Nursing and Rehabiliation is hosting an indoor Disney-themed trick-or-treat event from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31.

Ÿ Children are invited to Trick-or-Treat Main Street in downtown Goshen from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31.

Ÿ Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center is hosting a 5K Family Color Run followed by a Trunk-and-Treat event in its parking lot. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the race is at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. The race is $30 for an individual (adult or child) or $45 for a team of one adult and one child. Information: Visit www.sjmed.com/ways-to-give and click on “Foundation Events.”

Ÿ Studebaker National Museum is hosting a free Trunk-or-Treat bash for children ages 3 to 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in the museum’s AM General Atrium.

HAUNTED ATTRACTIONS

Ÿ Niles Haunted House is open from 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 2, 7 to 10 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 27 and from 7 to 10 p.m. Halloween night. Information: 269-445-9184

Ÿ Fear Itself Legend Park in Mishawaka is open from 7 to 11 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 31 and also on Tuesday, Oct. 29, and Wednesday, Oct. 30. It is also open from 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 9. Prices range from $22.95 to $52.95. Information: 574-265-5656

Ÿ Hall of Heroes Super Hero Museum is turning into a Hall of Villains from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, and Saturday, Oct. 19. Admission is $5. Information: 574-522-1187

Ÿ Woodlawn Nature Center is offering guided tours of its haunted woods from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, Saturday, Oct. 26, and Thursday, Oct. 31. Other activities are also available. Prices vary. Information: 574-264-0525.

HALLOWEEN PARTIES

Ÿ Potawatomi Zoo is hosting its annual Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular for adults from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. Tickets are on sale for $20. Information: 574-288-463

Ÿ The Humane Society of Elkhart County is hosting Woofoween for pets, their owners and all animal lovers from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at its Bristol location.

Ÿ Wings Etc. in Osceola is hosting a Zombie Ball, which includes a volleyball tournament, live music and more. The volleyball tournament begins at 2 p.m. and the party starts at 6 p.m. The event is child-friendly until 10 p.m. Prices vary. Information: 574-329-5777

Ÿ Brentwood at Elkhart Senior Living community is hosting a Monster Mash Halloween party for seniors at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29. Information: 574-262-1626.

Ÿ Ox Bow County Park is hosting a Halloween campfire and hayrides beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, and Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Red Pines Campfire area. Admission is $2 for the campfire and $3 for the campfire and hayride combined.

Ÿ Nappanee Missionary Church is hosting The Freak Show, a family-friendly event that includes a comedian, a band, an illusionist, an evangelist and others from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the event is free. Information: www.unlikeanyothershow.com.

FALL-THEMED EVENTS

Ÿ Hoosier Taekwondo in Middlebury is hosting its annual Harvest Party that will include a presentation on trick-or-treat safety at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25.

CORN MAZES AND PUMPKIN PATCHES

Ÿ Amazing Acres Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Edwardsburg, Mich., features hayrides, pumpkin patches, a cow train and several other activities. Hours vary. Admission ranges from $7 to $16. Information: 574-370-3403

Ÿ Knollbrook Farm in Goshen features a 10-acre corn maze, a farm animal petting area and more. Hours vary. Admission is $6 per person. Information: 574-831-3090

Ÿ Thistleberry Farm Corn Maze in South Bend features a “Wizard of Oz”-themed adventure maze, pony rides, a pumpkin patch and more. Admission ranges from $8 to $11. Information: 574-289-0164.

For more information about other upcoming events in the area or to submit an event, visit www.elkharttruth.com/calendar.