October is here, and that means a fun month is ahead filled with Halloween-themed thrills and chills. Here are five fun events in Indy that will help you celebrate spooky season with your family:
On Sunday, Oct. 23, Victory Field will be transformed into Rowdie’s Pumpkin Patch, named after the Indianapolis Indians’ mascot. With 1,000 pumpkins spread across the outfield, hayrides, photo ops, and a trunk or treat, there is a full slate of festivities on tap. Tickets are $5 per person, children 2 and under are free, and all ticket proceeds benefit Indianapolis Indians Charities.
Boo Bash makes its return to the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater in Fishers on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Presented by Fishers Parks, all ages are encouraged to come in costume to this free event that will include a trick-or-treat trail, music, photo ops, food trucks, and booths from local businesses.
“Game Night Fright!” is the theme of this year’s haunted house at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, and it runs through Oct. 31, but is closed on Mondays. There is something for all ages and scare levels: The haunted house offers AES Indiana’s Lights-on Hours for children who may scare more easily and AAA’s Frightening Hours with the lights off, for those who dare to be scared. Tickets are $9 and are available by calling 317-334-4000 or online at childrensmuseum.org/haunted-house.
The Addams Family is haunting Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre through Nov. 20. In this frighteningly fun musical, Wednesday falls in love with a “normal” boy, and he and his family are invited to the Addams house for a dinner party with creepy and kooky results. The show is rated PG-13, so it may be most appropriate for teenagers. Tickets range from $51-$76 and include a dinner buffet and select drinks.
If you’d like to celebrate the “Day of the Dead,” you can join University High School’s students (who will be building an altar display) at the Dia de Muertos Community Celebration at the Eiteljorg Museum on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The museum will be putting on a day of performances, artists, art-making activities, and a marketplace. Museum tickets range from $8-$14, and children 4 and under are free.
Stephanie Groves is the Executive Editor of Indy Maven and she has already taken her six-year-old daughter to two of these events.
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