Spooktacular events happening in your terror-tory

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TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — The night is near for our little devils and princesses to walk area streets in search sweet treats. News 18 takes a look at Halloween festivities the whole family can enjoy.

Some events offer a safe environment, such as a well-lit parking lot, with a family-festive atmosphere. There are plenty of safe trick-or-treating events in our area on Halloween and leading up to the holiday.

Friday, Oct. 21:

  • Trunk or Treat at YMCA – 6:30-8:30 p.m. – YMCA, 1950 S. 18th St., Lafayette

Wednesday, Oct. 26:

  • Trunk or Treat – 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Calvary Baptist Church, 310 Kalberer Road, West Lafayette (From 6-7 p.m. activities available for children with autism/sensory disorders. No scary costumes please.)

Thursday, Oct. 27:

  • Trick or Treat Family Night – 6-8 p.m. – Signature HealthCARE of Lafayette, 300 Windy Hill Drive, Lafayette

Saturday, Oct. 29:

  • Operation Trick-or-Treat – 4:40-6:15 p.m. – Downtown Lafayette businesses (11th and Main streets to Riehle Plaza) runs in conjunction with this year’s Halloweentown.
  • Halloweentown and Zombie Stomp Extravaganza – 3-8 p.m. – Downtown Lafayette (Costume Judging Contest at 6:30 p.m. at Riehle Plaza)

Monday, Oct. 31:

  • No Tricks, Just Treats – 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1005 N. 21st St., Lafayette
  • Trunk or Treat – 6-7 p.m. – Wesleyan Church, 2040 Schuyler Ave., Lafayette
  • Trunk or Treat – 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Faith East Community Center, 5572 Mercy Way, Lafayette

But not all families make it to events, and choose to stick around their city or town and hit the streets with their sacks. Lafayette will hold trick-or-treating hours on Monday, Oct. 31 from dusk until 9 p.m. West Lafayette holds trick-or-treating on Monday as well, but the city has no mandated hours.

Trick-or-treat times observed on Halloween for other locations are as follows:

  • Burlington – 6-8 p.m.
  • Camden – 6-8 p.m.
  • Cass County – 6-9 p.m.
  • Clinton County – 6-8 p.m.
  • Colfax – 5-8 p.m.
  • Crawfordsville – 5-8 p.m.
  • Delphi – 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Flora – 6-8 p.m.
  • Frankfort – 5-8 p.m.
  • Fulton County – 4:30-7 p.m.
  • Kirklin – 6-8 p.m.
  • Kokomo – 6-8 p.m.
  • Lafayette – Dusk to 9 p.m.
  • Logansport – 6-8 p.m.
  • Medaryville – 5-7 p.m.
  • Monticello – 6-8 p.m.
  • Mulberry – 5-9 p.m.
  • Peru – 6-8 p.m.
  • Rossville – 6-8 p.m.
  • West Lafayette – No set times
  • Winamac – 5-7 p.m.
  • Wolcott – 5-8 p.m.

Safety is the key word on Halloween night. You should avoid going out alone and, instead, walk in groups or with a trusted adult. For more safety tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, click here to read our story.

But besides going door to door for candy, there are plenty more Halloween happenings from now through Oct. 31 in the Greater Lafayette area. From spooky ghost stories and haunted tours to fall festivals and annual parades, there is a little bit of everything for the family to enjoy. Here’s a peek at what’s happening in our terror-tory.

Friday, Oct. 21:

  • Ghost Tales – 7-8:30 p.m. – Tippecanoe County Amphitheater, 4449 State Road 43, West Lafayette. An evening of chilling ghost stories that get scarier toward the end. It’s suggested children be 7 years old and under. It’s free to attend, but a $1 donation used toward Book Cycle is appreciated.

Friday-Sunday, Oct. 21-23:

  • Fall Festival at Prophetstown – All Day – Prophetstown State Park, 5545 Swisher Road, West Lafayette. Fun-filled weekend full of fall activities including trick-or-treating, campsite decorating, Scarecrow Trail Hikes and hayrides. Visit the Prophetstown website for more details on the event.

Saturday, Oct. 22 (Also, Oct. 29 and Oct. 31):

  • Haunted Adams Mill – 6-10 p.m. – Adams Mill, County Road S. 75 East, Cutler. The mill is turned into a ghostly guided tour through three floors where spine-tingling experiences are revealed. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for children 4-12, and kids under 4 are free. For more information, visit the Adam Mill’s website.

Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 26-28

  • Boo at the Zoo – 6:30-9 p.m. – Columbian Park Zoo, 1915 Scott St., Lafayette. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the gate per person and kids 2 years old and under are free. For more information or to buy advance tickets, visit here.

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 28-29:

  • Terror in the Woods – 7-11 p.m. – Iroquois Archery & Conservation Club, 3200 W. 900 South, Rensselaer. A haunted hayride experience and not for the faint of heart. It’s $10 per person and not recommended for children under 10 years old.

Saturday, Oct. 29:

  • Wolf Park Pumpkin Party – 1-5 p.m. – Wolf Park, 4004 E. 800 North, Battle Ground. Come help the staff feed our four-legged friends some seasonally-themed munchies at the pumpkin party. Jack-o-lanterns are made and filled with tasty treats for the wolves, coyotes and foxes. For more on the event, click here.

Sunday, Oct. 30:

  • 17th annual Halloween Parade – 2:45-4 p.m. – Lincoln Park, 259 Lincoln St., West Lafayette. Kids in costumes parading down Lincoln Street, from Rose Street to the park. Once at the park, children will be introduced to the crowd one by one and receive goodie bags filled with smalls toys and candy.

To submit your local trick-or-treat times or your event to News 18, click here.