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Elkhart, IN
There's no better way to celebrate fall than by coming to The Fall Festival 2014 at World Harvest Church Elkhart, 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.
This is going to be an incredible night with lots to do for every member of your family. Join us for games, face painting, pumpkin painting, a cakewalk, music, inflatables, concessions, a corn pit, FREE CANDY and much more. Children are invited to come in family friendly costumes and compete in. You can even register to win an iPod Touch and other giveaways!
World Harvest Church Elkhart is located inside the Grand Horizon Center, 1610 S. Nappanee Street, Elkhart. Go to our website for more information.

World Harvest Church Elkhart

Holy Cross College 8th annual Ghosts and Goblins Fest

Vincent Hall atrium and student lounge (known as the Max) on the Holy Cross College campus, 54515 State Route, 933 North, Notre Dame (across from the WNDU station).
Dress in costume or come as you are for games, trick-or-treating, crafts, a costume contest, a, refreshments, and prizes!
“Ghosts and Goblins is a fun, safe place to enjoy Halloween with family and friends. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free.

Cristina Gonzalez, Director of Student Programming

The Chamber of Souls Haunted House

14791 Copper Penny Dr Granger, IN 46530
Welcome to Chamber of Souls. In the last four years, over 2800 people enjoyed our Haunted House. This year should be even better then 2013!

10/24/2014 & 10/25/2014: from 8-11pm
10/31/2014(HALLOWEEN NIGHT): from 6-11PM
11/01/2014: from 8-11PM

Once again for 2014, more than 2 months have been spent building and designing this years Haunted House - Chamber of Souls.

New for 2014:
•This year... well its a surprise so we aren't saying! Just know that as always, it is 100% NEW! (And so far my favorite)

As always, there are special effects, big scares, souls appearing from nowhere, state of the art lightning effects, hidden doors and more! There are trapped souls in the Chamber... will you be able to find your way out, or will you join them?

Chamber of Souls is completely new for 2014. It is designed to take you to a different place, a scarier place. Oh, and for those of you that don't know, all of this is done in a garage!
Most Important Goal: Raise money for Pet Refuge:

Our goal this year is to make a generous donation to Pet Refuge in Mishawaka, IN. Donations would be greatly appreciated, even if it is just $5 or $10 per person. We believe the cause is worth it and the Chamber of Souls is too! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Pet Refuge after Halloween. Like last year, we will have two lines, a "fast past" line for those who donate and a separate line for those who don't. We will hand out tickets for those who donate, please hang on to your ticket! The door spirit will ask you for it when you enter.

Lynn Ruszkowski 574-286-8018
John Hoke 574-217-5811

Haunted House website

2014 Woof-O-Ween - Animal "Pawtay"

Humane Society of Elkhart County - 54687 CR 19, Bristol, IN 46507
Please Join Us for a SPOOKTACULAR Time for All
* Adopt-A-Pet Specials – "Pumpkin on the Wall % Off!"
* Pet Costume Contest - Contest for each category of SCARIEST, CUTEST & BEST OWNER/PET DUO
* 4x6 Pet Photos (printed while you wait) - $5 per photo
* Red Barn Resale Shop - Open 10 am - 4 pm
* Treats for Pets and their Owners!

Janet Graham



Thomas McClanahan, 574-276-3764

Trunk or Treat Festival

West Side Church of Christ 22987 W Edison Rd South Bend, IN 46628
West Side Church of Christ will be holding our annual Trunk or Treat Festival. We will be serving hot dogs and chili down in our fellowship hall. There will also be hayrides, face painting and a family friendly Halloween movie. Please consider bringing your children for safe trick-or-treating, good food ad great fellowship.


Olive Branch Church Trunk or Treat

22750 Osborne Road, Lakeville, Indiana
Come out and enjoy a safe place to trick or treat. Enjoy a finger food fellowship.

Anthony Kuhns (574-291-1458),

Trunk or Treat

St Paul Lutheran Church, 51490 Laurel Road, South Bend, IN 46637
Trunk or Treat is a fun & safe alternative to going door to door. Suitable for children up to Age 12! Wear your costumes, check out the coolest cars and pick up some treats while You're there! Invite Your Family, Friends and Neighbors!

Doris Merkle

Trunk or Treat

Epworth Memorial UMC, 2404 Lincolnway West, South Bend, IN 46628
Calling children in costume! Please join us for a little trunk or treating, craft making, and family entertainment. What a fun way to celebrate this time of year!

Epworth Memorial UMC, 2404 Linconlway West, South Bend (574)234-8384

DTSB Harvest Party

South Bend Chocolate Cafe, Chicory Cafe
Bring the family to Downtown South Bend for free pumpkin carving, games, and activities hosted by our fabulous downtown businesses! Chicory Cafe is giving out free treats and will have cookie decorating!
South Bend Chocolate Cafe will have FREE pumpkin carving from 2 - 7 p.m.

DTSB, (574) 282-1110

Grace Church Trunk or Treat

Grace Church, 52025 Gumwood Rd., Granger, IN 46530
Join us on Wednesday, October 29th from 6:00-8:30pm for our Annual Trunk or Treat/Fall Festival. Kids ages infant through 5th grade will be able to go Trick or Treating through the decorated trunks of cars. We will also have hayrides, bounce houses, crafts, games, refreshments and more. All are welcome to attend! Invite your friends, family and neighbors. You definitely do not want to miss out on this fun event! Admission is FREE!

Shannon Follett - 574-272-2040

Trunk or Treat

Back parking lot of Albright United Methodist Church, 504 W. Mishawaka Ave, Mishawaka, In 46545
There will be a costume contest, a free cookout, with goodies and hot chocolate, and CANDY, CANDY, CANDY!! Also you will be able to vote for the best decorated trunk. If you can, please bring a non-perishable food item to fill our food pantry trunk.

Albright Church 574-259-1975

Haunted Woods Trail

Located at Fulton County Museum Grounds 4 miles North of Rochester, Indiana Rochester, Indiana
Haunted Woods Trail

Tours 7:30 until finished (Rain or Moonlight)
Cost $6.00 Adults (Ages 12 and up)
$3.00 Child (ages 6-11);
free 5 & Under.
Tickets sold 7:30 - 11 p.m. Haunted Woods - Guided Tour - tram ride to woods (Walking involved) Take approx. 1 hr - waiting expected. Fun for all ages - volunteers welcome. Proceeds help to support the Fulton Co. Hist. Soc. Museum.

Melinda Clinger, 574-223-4436

October Fest

Elkhart, Signature Lanes
October Fest! Signature Lanes Youth is throwing on a big youth trick or treat party. Bounce houses, Trick or Treat, Music, Haunted Hay Ride, Games and Bon Fire!
This Event Is free to the public. Additional cost will be the chicken dinner starting at 5 and ending at 8. Kona Ice will also be there from
5 - 9.
Chicken Sales
Half of chicken - $7.00
Chicken Dinner - $10.00
Kona Ice- $4.00-$8.00

Ty Collins (Youth Director) 574-296-1111

Trick or Treat at Trine University

4101 Edison Lakes Parkway, Suite 250, Mishawaka, IN 46545
Enjoy an evening of fun and treats at Trine University in Mishawaka! People young and old are encouraged to sport their costumes and shout “trick or treat” as they collect candy, play games and enjoy activities during the special event. Some of the activities for children include cookie decorating, games, coloring Halloween-themed pictures and trick or treating. Refreshments will also be available.

Molly Young, 574-243-0500,

Family Fun Night

Bethel Baptist Church, 1605 Silverbrook, Niles, MI
Join us for family fun after trick or treating. We will have refreshments, music and fun for everyone in the family. The community is welcome and encouraged to join us. Also stop by during between 6p-7:30p for or Trunk or Treat event

Jackie Rafter

Trunk or Treat

Bethel Baptist Church, 1605 Silverbrook, Niles, MI
Safe Trick or Treating at the church, The community is welcome and encourage to join us for a fun time. Also plan to stay or come back for our Family Fun Night starting at 7:30pm.

Jackie Rafter


South Bend Civic Theatre (403 North Main Street, South Bend)
SBCT proudly presents an all-new take on Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.” Adapted by local playwright Jim Geisel, this highly original interpretation presents a sinister acting troupe taking on the legendary story with ingenious theatrical devices and tricks.
This world premiere production of “Frankenstein” will amaze and thrill audiences as they witness a new chapter in the story of SBCT.
Created through a series of workshops, readings, and design experiments, “Frankenstein” is part of SBCT’s effort to shepherd new works as part of its mission to engage and develop original material for the community. SBCT is committed to exploring the potential role of new theatre pieces in future seasons.
Terry Farren directs Matthew Bell, Don Elliott, Phil Kwiecinski, Megan Michelle, Dan Slattery, Judy Spigle, and Jared Windhauser. The original scenic design is by David Chudzynski and Becky Wilson is composing original music for the production.
“Frankenstein” performs in SBCT’s Wilson Theatre, 403 N. Main Street, South Bend, IN. October 17-November 2, 2014. Show times are 7:30 PM Wednesdays-Saturdays, and 2:00 PM on Sundays. Ticket prices are $18 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; and $15 Wednesday and Thursday.
To purchase tickets call the SBCT Box Office 574-234-1112 or buy online.

SBCT is also premiering a haunted house attraction, “The House of Frightenstein,” an immersive theatrical experience based around the story of Frankenstein. Patrons may purchase a discounted ticket of $10 (regular price $15) for the haunted house with their ticket to Frankenstein, and even take in the scares after the show!

574-234-1112 or online at

Monsters in the Garden

Wellfield Botanic Gardens Elkhart, IN
Monsters are invading Wellfield Botanic Gardens! Silly Safaris live animals show is coming for some Halloween fun on Thursday, October 23rd for Monsters in the Garden. Bring the family out for trick or treating and have fun getting up close and personal with some not so scary, scary animals. You’ll see all the animals and everything they do while learning about nature. Become a lizard, smell a ferret, hypnotize an alligator, and hug a rabbit. Children are welcome to come dressed in costume. Come for trick or treating around the garden at 10:00am. The show begins at 11:00am. Admission for ages 2 and up is $3/child, $5 for non-member adults, member adults free. Space is limited. Registration is required. For more information and to register, go to or call 574-266-2006. Wellfield Botanic Gardens is located at 1011 N. Main St., Elkhart, IN 46514.

Angela Bell

Young Frankenstein The Musical

Elkhart Civic Theatre at The Bristol Opera House: 210 E. Vistula, Bristol, IN 46507
If you don't believe "It's alive!" join Dr. Frederick Frankenstein as he travels to recreate grandpa's discovery with the help (?) of Inga, Igor ("That's Eye-Gore") and Frau Blucher. Only Mel Brooks could create this monster mash of marvelous music and merry mayhem. All the familiar characters are here with hilarious new twists! "Young Frankenstein" adds an off beat to the Transylvania two-step and the Monster will never be the same again! Get ready to put on the ritz!! ADULT, BAWDY SITUATIONS, PG-16

Dave Dufour, (574) 848-5853,

Make Your Own Costume Contest/Treat Night

Concord Mall - Elkhart
Enter our "Make Your Own Costume Contest". Costumes must be homemade. Categories: 5 and under; 6-11 and 12-18. Top 3 winners in each category will receive a prize. Registrations must be completed by 5:30p on 10/27. Forms available at Customer Service.

Deb Alwine - 574-875-6502

Fall at Linton's Enchanted Gardens

Linton's Enchanted Gardens, 315 C.R. 17, Elkhart, IN 46516
Fall at Linton's. Free straw bale maze. Petting Zoo, Kids play area, Pumpkin bowling to benefit ADEC, Inc only $2.00, Pumpkin Express train rides, $5.00, scarecrow building, and much more!!

Jennifer Keen, 574-293-9699

Newton Center's Haunted School

Newton Center 601 N. Michigan St. Lakeville, IN 46536
Come check out our haunted school. Entry fee is only $5.00.Tickets will be available at the door each night of the event!

Nichole, 574-784-3152,

Howl-o-ween Costume Contest & Trick-or-Treating

Humane Society of St. Joseph County, 2506 Grape Road, Mishawaka
Costume contest, games, and family fun. Entry to contest is a donation of animal food or kitty litter. Come participate in the games and enjoy cider, snacks, and candy.

Humane Society of St. Joseph County
(574) 255-4726

Haunted Library

LaGrange County Public Library, 203 W. Spring St., LaGrange, IN 46761
On Friday, October 31st, something spooky is going on in the children's department. Stop in anytime during regular library hours from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We'll have crafts and activities you can do during your visit. Wear your costume and get your picture taken for our wall of fame! Also, be sure to trick or treat at the library. The library closes at 5:00 p.m., but there be some not-so-scary ghouls haunting the library grounds who will be happy to give you candy!


Goblin Guts

LaGrange County Public Library - Shipshewana Branch, 250 Depot St., Shipshewana, IN 46565
Children will benefit from sensory play by digging into...Goblin Guts? Ewwwww!


"House of Frightenstein" Haunted House

The South Bend Civic Theatre 403 N. Main St. South Bend, IN 46601
Prepare for chills and thrills as South Bend Civic Theatre presents an immersive theatrical Haunted House experience! SBCT is converting a historic home at 211 W Madison into the dwellings of Victor Frankenstein that will thrill and scare those brave enough to pass inside the door. Journey through the mind and memories of Victor Frankenstein as he conducts his gruesome experiments and defies the laws of death to bring life to his ghastly creations.
The “House of Frightenstein” will occur in conjunction with SBCT’s upcoming World Premiere adaptation of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” at SBCT opening October 17.
Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase. Parking is free in SBCT’s lot, the First United Methodist Church lot, and the Memorial Hospital lot directly across from the theatre between Main and Michigan Streets.
Saturday October 11 from 6-11pm
Sunday October 12 from 6-10pm
Thursday October 16 from 6-10pm
Friday October 17 from 6-11pm
Saturday October 18 from 6-11pm
Sunday October 19 from 6-10pm
Thursday October 23 from 6-10pm
Friday October 24 from 6-11pm
Saturday October 25 from 6-11pm
Sunday October 26 from 6-10pm
Wednesday October 29 from 6-10pm
Thursday October 30 from 6-10pm
Friday October 31 from 6-11pm
Saturday November 1 from 6-11pm

Advance tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling the SBCT Box Office at 574-234-1112 or online at - click on “Haunted House. Tickets at the door are $15.

The South Bend Civic Theatre Box Office:

Haunted Harvest at Hannah & Friends

Hannah & Friends Neighborhood, 51250 Hollyhock Road, South Bend, IN 46637
Haunted Harvest is a fun Halloween party and fundraiser that benefits the special needs community who enjoy the property and programs at Hannah & Friends Neighborhood. Live band, delicious food and spooky decor! All proceeds will support programs and activities for children and adults with special needs at Hannah & Friends Neighborhood in South Bend. Reservations Required ~ Costumes Preferred, but Optional ~ 21 years and over. Purchase tickets at

Maureen Parsons, 574-217-7860 x2,

A Halloween Spooktacular

Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Mainstage, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
The SMSO and internationally-acclaimed Cirque de la Symphonie perform your favorite ‘spook’-tacular classics in a perfect sync. Haunting harmonies and spectacular acrobatic artistry will turn the hall into a chilling chamber of fantastical fright and delight! Concert-goers are invited to come in your best costumes and experience the enchantment of symphonic music at its ghoulish best.
A Halloween Spooktacular will be performed at Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Mainstage, Benton Harbor beginning at 7:30pm with pre-concert conversations beginning at 6:30. Tickets are $5 - $37 and can be purchased by calling the Symphony office at 269-982-4030 or by visiting

Sue Kellogg269-982-4030

Newton Center's Haunted School

Newton Center 601 N. Michigan St. Lakeville, IN 46536
Newton Center’s Haunted School
October 17th, 24th, and 25th 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Entry Fee $5.00
BEWARE OF ZOMBIES! Tickets will be available at the door night of the event.

Newton Center 574-784-2749

Howl-O-Ween Open House

Nappanee Dog Park, 1300 N. Oakland, Ave., Nappanee, IN 46550
Bring your four-legged monsters, goblins, witches and ghosts to play and explore the park and trick or treat for some goodies!

Tiffany, 574-773-2112,

The Great ZooBoo

Binder Park Zoo Battle Creek MI
The Great ZooBoo is just around the corner and is better than ever! This year’s Great ZooBoo offers tons of excitement, more animals on exhibit, and more fall activities for kids of all ages! Start planning for the perfect Halloween costume and wind your way through a dedicated trick-or-treat trail! Once your little goblins and ghosts have trick-or-treated, stay a little longer and enjoy the great fall atmosphere and fun activities like blacklight mini golf and the straw maze. Hop aboard the Binda Conservation Carousel, Haunted Hay Ride or Z.O.& O. ZooBoo Express, all at your own pace. Don’t miss the Booville Carnival or Haunted Africa for the big kids! There’s so much more to see and do at the all new Great ZooBoo! Wednesday-Friday 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. For more information visit our website at

Binder Park Zoo
(269) 979-1351