Fowler Pumpkin Patch

Date: Opening for the fall season on Saturday, September 23
Time: Tuesday through Thursday, 4:00-7:00 pm / Friday through Sunday, 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Location: Fowler Pumpkin Patch
Admission: Free

Enjoy quintessential fall fun at Fowler Pumpkin Patch, complete with a corn maze, petting zoo, hayrides, u-pick pumpkin patch, and more.

Howl at the Moon

Date: Friday, October 6
Time:  7:30-8:30 pm
Location: Switchyard Park
Admission: Free

All dog owners and animal lovers are invited to a glow-in-the-dark walk in Switchyard Park! Walk about 1 1/2 miles on a paved loop through the park. The first 50 dogs receive a glow stick for their collars! All well-behaved dogs are welcome. Dogs must remain leashed and attached to their humans during the walk, and must be current with all vaccinations. 

Trick or Treat Trail

Date: Saturday, October 7
Time:  1:00-4:00 pm
Location: RCA Park
Admission: $5.00 ages 1-10 years old, $2 adult with paid child

The paved trail through the woods comes to life with everyone's favorite movie, storybook, and fairy-tale characters!

Starlite Drive-In Trunk or Treat Double Feature

Date: Thursday, October 12
Time:  4:00 pm
Location: Starlite Drive-In
Admission: Free

Double feature Hotel Transylvania and Addams Family. There will also be a trunk or treat before the films start. 

Bloomington Pumpkin Launch

Date: Saturday, October 21
Time: Gates open 11:00 am, Launching at Noon
Location: Monroe County Fairgrounds
Admission: $10.00 per vehicle

There is plenty to see and do at the Pumpkin Launch, including a children's area with fall-themed activities, live music, food vendors, and the festive feel of fall. Bring a lawn chair, sit back, and be amazed by launch device ingenuity!

Safe Night Trick or Treat

Date: Sunday, October 22
Time: 5:00-8:00 pm
Location: Monroe County Fairgrounds
Admission: Free

The Monroe County Fair Board & Monroe County 4-H Clubs invite you to trick or treat in costume at this safe night event. Rain or shine!

Spooky Beats and Theater Treats featuring the Bloomington Community Band

Date: Friday, October 27
Time: 7:00-10:00 pm 
Location: Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Admission: Free

After you have enjoyed Downtown Trick or Treat, join the Bloomington Community Band for more fun with eerie melodies and delicious treats.

Downtown Trick or Treat

Date: Friday, October 27
Time: 5:00-8:00 pm pm 
Location: The downtown Square
Admission: Free

Bring the kiddos in their best costumes to downtown's annual Trick or Treat Walk.  Many business will have treats for the little ones.

Trunk or Treat at the Y

Date: Friday, October 27
Time: 6:00-7:30 pm 
Location: Southeast YMCA (2125 S. Highland Ave.)
Admission: Free

Bring the kiddos in their best costumes to get treats from trunks!

Festival of Ghost Stories

Date: Friday, October 27
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
Location: Bryan Park
Admission: Free

An ink-black night with leering jack-'o-lanterns and crisp cider set the stage for an evening of live storytelling beneath the stars.  Bring your own seating.

Halloween with the Horses

Date: Saturday, October 28
Time: 4:00-7:00 pm 
Location: People and Animal Leaning Services  (PALS)
Admission: $7.00 per person, 3 & under are free

Experience a family-friendly and accessible event. Go stall to stall visiting each costumed horse while collecting a stamp on a Halloween passport. After meeting each horse, the passport can be exchanged for a prize. Kids (and adults) are encouraged to come dressed in costume! There will also be trick-or-treating on the brand-new Sensory Trail, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and a photo booth for your family to capture the memories.

Ellettsville  Trunk or Treat

Date: Saturday, October 28
Time: 2:00-5:00 pm 
Location: Chandler Funeral Home parking lot (203 E. Temperance St.)
Admission: Free

Visit businesses that will be handing out treats from their trunks!

Geology Spooktacular

Date: Saturday, October 28
Time: 2:00-6:00 pm 
Location: Indiana Geological and Water Survey (Room 1011 in Geology Building)
Admission: Free

Wear your favorite geo-costume and explore spooky specimens of Indiana's oldest fossils and minerals. Free parking available in the IU Forrest Avenue garage, 1 block north.

Bloomington Trick or Treat

Date: Tuesday, October 31
Time: 5:30-8:30 pm 

Official Trick or Treating hours for City of Bloomington. Rain or Shine.

Ellettsville Trick or Treat

Date: Tuesday, October 31
Time: 5:30-8:30 pm 

Official Trick or Treating hours for Town of Ellettsville.

Barn of Terror Haunted House

Date: Every Friday & Saturday in October plus Halloween night
Time: 8:00 pm-12:00 am / 8:00-10:00 pm on Halloween
Location: Barn of Terror
Admission: General admission is $12.00 per person; children 10 & under are $8.00 each. Tickets at door, cash only.

Visit the Barn of Terror, Indiana's sixth-best haunted house, for a proper night of Halloween frights.

Forbidden Hollows Haunted Farm

Date: Every Saturday in October 
Time: 8:00-10:00 pm
Location: Forbidden Hollows Haunted Farm
Admission: $20.00 per person, tickets at door. Cash, credit, debit accepted

Get spooked at the Forbidden Hollows Haunted Farm.

Baker's Junction Haunted Train

Date: Every Friday and Saturday in October plus Halloween night
Time: 7:00-10:00 pm
Location: 7898 Fairfax Rd., Smithville, IN 47401
Admission: $10.00 per person, 12 years and under $5.00

The haunted train is celebrating its 30th season in 2023.

Dearly Departed Cemetery Tours

Date: Saturday, October 14
Time: 5:30-9:30 pm tour times vary
Location: Rose Hill Cemetery
Admission: $12.00 per person

Enjoy a night of ghost tales and haunted history at the Rose Hill Cemetery.

Great Glass Pumpkin Patch

Date: Saturday, October 14
Time: 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Location: Monroe County Courthouse Lawn
Admission: Free to participate (charge for pumpkins)

Pick out your own homemade blown-glass pumpkin or simply admire the display of over 1000 glass pumpkins at the 14th annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch! 

Dennis James Hosts Halloween

Date: Wednesday, October 25
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: IU Auditorium
Admission: Starting at $13.00 +

Take the whole family to Dennis James' annual spooky spectacular, packed with music and mayhem! 

Ghostly Gathering

Date: Friday, October 27 through Sunday, October 29
Time: varies each day
Location: Paynetown State Recreation Area
Admission: $7.00 per Indiana-plated vehicle / $9.00 per out-of-state vehicle

Enjoy an assortment of Halloween-themed, family-friendly events at Paynetown SRA's Ghostly Gathering weekend.

Pam Thrash Monster Mash Retro Dance Party

Date: Friday, October 27
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Fairfax Bar and Grill
Admission: $10.00 presale

Dance the night away with Pam Thrash and wear your costume to join in the fun with a costume contest.

Fairfax Bar and Grill Live Music:  The Dynamics

Date: Saturday, October 28
Time: 8:00-11:00 pm
Location: Fairfax Bar and Grill
Admission: $15.00

Enjoy a night of great music with The Dynamics, while showing off your scariest costume.

National Visit A Cemetery Day

Date: Sunday October 29
Time: All Day
Location: All Monroe County cemeteries
Admission: Free

Visit one of Monroe County's many historic cemeteries on Halloween in honor of National Cemetery Day.

 
Movies in the Park: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Date: Friday, October 6
Time: 7:45 pm
Location: Switchyard Park
Admission: Free

Pack blankets and snacks and head to Switchyard Park for an outdoor screening of Close Encounters of the Third Kind. 

IU Cinema Friday Night Frights

Date: Friday, October 6
Time:  10:00 pm
Location: IU Cinema
Admission: $5.00 students, $8.00 general admission

Enjoy a screening of Talk To Me. When a group of friends learn how to conjure spirits, what could go wrong?!

IU Cinema Friday Night Frights

Date: Friday, October 13
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: IU Cinema
Admission: $5.00

Enjoy a screening of Friday the 13th Part 2. Camp Crystal Lake is preparing to open again!

IU Cinema Friday Night Frights

Date: Friday, October 20
Time: 10:00 pm
Location: IU Cinema
Admission: $5.00

Enjoy a screening of Audition/Odishon.  A Japanese horror classic.

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Date: Saturday, October 21
Time: 7:00 pm and 11:00 pm
Location: Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Admission: $15.00 in advance / $20.00 at the door

Enjoy Bloomington's annual fall screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.  Join us 30 minutes prior to each screening for a fabulous pre-show event, featuring a costume contest, devirginization ceremony, and more!

IU Cinema  Night Frights

Date: Wednesday, October 25
Time: 7:00 pm 
Location: IU Cinema
Admission: $5.00

Enjoy Videodrome followed by a live taping of Weird Studies podcast dedicated to discussing the film.

IU Cinema Friday Night Frights

Date: Friday, October 27
Time: 10:00 pm 
Location: IU Cinema
Admission: $5.00

Enjoy a screening of The Void. Don't you hate it when a cult traps you in a hospital that just happens to be a gateway to evil?

IU Cinema Night Frights

Date: Tuesday, October 31
Time: 7:00 pm 
Location: IU Cinema
Admission: $10.00

Enjoy a double feature of Renfield starring Nicholas Cage and I Saw the Devil /ANG-MA-REUL BO-AT-DA by director Kim Jee-woon.

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