Halloween comes once a year, but luckily, you don’t have to wait until October 31st to celebrate. In this special edition of This Weekend in the Arts, the Indianapolis Recorder has you covered for all kinds of fall-related and Halloween-esque events to check out. We at Arts have put together a comprehensive list of some of the haunts happening in and around Indianapolis this weekend.
As excited as we are to present this list to you, we know we can’t get everything. If there’s something going on that we and other Hoosiers should know about, feel free to let us know so we can include it next week!
Friday, October 21
Rocky Horror Show Live!
where: The Basile Theater at the Atheneum, 401 E. Michigan St.
when: 7:30-10 p.m
Join Brad and Janet and relive the time as the live production of “The Rocky Horror Show” returns to the Basil Theatre. Produced by Zach & Zack, the show will run for seven weekend performances on October 21-22 and October 27-29.
Family Craft Night: Acrylic Pour Pumpkins
where: Multipurpose Room at Windsor Village Park, 6510 E. 25th St.
when: 6-8 pm
cost: Starts at $5
In October, Indy Park’s “Family Craft Night” is getting awesome! Bring the whole family to the park to make acrylic pour pumpkins with instructor Dan Pfeiffer.
Saturday, October 22
Friendly festival with witches
where: Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, 3000 North Meridian St.
when: 9-11 am
cost: $20 for members, $25 for non-members
Join the friendliest witches in Indy for a “bou-fete” breakfast at the Children’s Museum. Kids can participate in Halloween-themed games, crafts, activities and walk away with a goody bag. Additionally, families can experience “Game Night Horror” during AES Indiana’s “Lights-On Hours.” All children leave with a special goodie bag.
Galilee Fruit Festival
where: Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, 2624 E. 25th St.
Bring the whole family to celebrate fall with games, food and fellowship with the community during the Galilee Fall Festival. Children are encouraged to come in “fearless” attire.
where: Newfields, 4000 N. Michigan Road
when: 7:30-10 pm (repeats till October 30)
cost: $13-45 (member and non-member prices vary); Children under 5 are free
Newfields is getting scary, not scary, this fall! Join the museum for some fun after-dark events for the whole family. Wander through a misty and pumpkin-filled forest while sipping hot cocoa or enjoying caramel corn and cinnamon Bavarian cream churros.
Sunday, October 23
Nightmare at Edgewood Haunted House Attraction – Trick or Treat
where: Nightmare On Edgewood Haunted House, 1959 S. Meridian St.
when: 4 pm
Families are welcome to bring the kids for light-on trick-or-treat tours from 4-6pm at Nightmare of Edgewood: Containment, Charlie’s Revenge and Conley Farm, which are open 7-midnight each weekend and 7-10pm on select Thursdays.
Trunk or Treat
where: Rocklane Christian Church, 4430 Rocklane Road, Greenwood
when: 3-6 PM
Kiddos in costume are welcome at Rocklane Christian Church’s trunk or treat, rain or shine. Along with free food, music and lots of candy and treats, families and kids can enjoy carnival games, crafts, door prizes and a chili cookoff.
Rowdy’s Pumpkin Patch
where: Victory Field, 501 W. Maryland St.
cost: $5 (includes one pumpkin per child)
One of the most anticipated offseason traditions for the Indians, Rowdy’s Pumpkin Patch returns this year with nearly 1,000 pumpkins scattered across the outfield. Available for families to enjoy short hayrides, photos and a trunk-or-treat with Indian staff. Children 14 and under will be able to select a pumpkin from the field.
Please note: Admission and ticket prices listed are general and before taxes/fees.
This story has been updated to reflect the correct price for the Nightmare on Edgewood Haunted House attraction – Trick or Treat.
Contact staff writer Chloe McGowan at 317-924-5143 or ch[email protected]. Follow her on Twitter @chloe_mcgowanxx.