Organizations and groups throughout Michiana are hosting several fall and Halloween-themed events throughout the month of October. Whether you're looking for something sweet or something spooky, there are several events to choose from all month long.
Bristol: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31
Cassopolis, Mich.: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31
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
New Paris: 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, followed by a costume contest hosted by the Lions Club at New Paris Elementary at 7:30 p.m.
Osceola: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31
Shipshewana: Thursday, Oct. 31
Union, Mich./Porter Township: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31
Wakarusa: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, followed by the town fall party around the pumpkin tree from 7 to 9 p.m.
The following groups have planned trick-or-treat activities:
A free trick-or-treat event for children 12 and younger will be at Island Park in Elkhart.
Children are invited to 'Trick or Treat Main Street' in Goshen on Halloween.
Cookies and punch will be served after trick-or-treating at Greenleaf Health Campus in Goshen, available for children 12 and younger.
The Cass County, Mich., 4-H Youth Development program is hosting an Off the Street Trunk or Treat at the Cass County fairgrounds.
SJRMC is hosting a 5K Family Color Run followed by a Trunk-and-Treat event in their parking lot.
Studebaker National Museum is hosting a Trunk-or-Treat bash.
Niles Haunted House is open every weekend through Nov. 2 and on Halloween night.
Fear Itself Legend Park is open Thursday through Saturday every weekend through Nov. 9 and on Oct. 29 and 30. Hours vary.
Bristol Fire Department is hosting a Malice in Wonderland haunted house and a new zombie graveyard.
Hall of Heroes Super Hero Museum is turning into Hall of Villains for two weekends in October.
Woodlawn Nature Center is offering guided tours of its haunted woods.
A local bus company is inviting ghost hunters, Halloween lovers and magic enthusiasts to a tour of Colon, Mich., which will include cemetery tours, a magic show and haunted houses over two days.
Potawatomi Zoo is hosting its annual Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular for adults.
Potawatomi Zoo is inviting families to trick-or-treat during Zoo Boo this weekend.
The Elkhart Truth is hosting the second annual Zombie Walk in downtown Elkhart, which includes a pub crawl, costume contest and free movie.
Bonneyville Mille County Park is hosting a Monster Mile, Frightening 5K and Haunted Hilly Half Marathon to support the Elkhart County Down Syndrome Support Group. Runners are encouraged to wear costumes.
Concord Mall is hosting a Make Your Own Costume contest for everyone from children to adults.
The Humane Society of Elkhart County is hosting Woofoween for pets, their owners and all animal-lovers.
Wing's Etc. in Osceola is hosting a Zombie Ball, which includes a volleyball tournament, live music and more.
Brentwood at Elkhart Senior Living community is hosting a Monster Mash Halloween party for seniors.
Ox Bow County Park is hosting a Halloween campfire and hayride on Tuesday, Oct. 29, and Wednesday, Oct. 30.
Nappanee Missionary Church is hosting The Freak Show, a family-friendly event that includes a comedian, a band, an illusionist, an evangelist and more.
Signature Lanes in Elkhart is hosting a costume party at Club 300, featuring no cover charge and live music.
Hoosier Taekwondo in Middlebury is hosting its annual Harvest Party.
Goshen College's Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center is hosting an Enchanted Forest tour for English and Spanish speakers over two weekends.
CORN MAZES AND PUMPKIN PATCHES
Amazing Acres Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Edwardsburg, Mich., features hayrides, pumpkin patches, a cow train and several other activities.
Knollbrook Farm in Goshen features a 10-acre corn maze, a farm animal petting area and more.
Thistleberry Farm Corn Maze in South Bend features a Wizard of Oz-themed adventure maze, pony rides, a pumpkin patch and more.
IHOP is serving up seasonal treats, including pumpkin pancakes, all October long.
For more information about other upcoming events in the area or to submit an event, visit www.elkharttruth.com/calendar.