Fall-o-ween at Deer Run Park planned
Starting at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, Brown County Parks and Recreation will host its annual Fall-o-ween party at Deer Run Park.
The event includes hayrides, crafts, face painting, a bounce house, weenie roast, s’mores and hot chocolate.
Bring your best designed pumpkin for a new activity, a jack-o’-lantern carving/decorating contest with prizes. Judging starts at 7:30 p.m.
The party will finish with a showing of first-season Scooby Doo cartoons from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs.
Fall-o-ween is free; donations are welcome. For more information, visit bcparksrec.com or call 812-988-5522.
‘Fear Run at Deer Run’ for two nights
Brown County Parks & Recreation will host a haunted trail, “Fear Run at Deer Run,” from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday Oct. 21 and 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 22.
Admission is $5, payable at the upper concession stand. Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by a responsible adult (older than 16) at all times. All proceeds go to parks and rec for programming and park upkeep.
For more information, visit bcparksrec.com or call 812-988-5522.
October events at Brown County State Park
Brown County State Park will host Halloween events on Saturday, Oct. 29. Activities include pumpkin-carving and campsite-decorating contests, the Friendly Trick-or-Treat Trail from 5 to 6 p.m.; and the scary Haunted Trail between 8 and 10 p.m.
Sign-up and information for the pumpkin carving contest are at the park office. Carved pumpkins should be at the office by 5 p.m. Sign-up and information on campsite decorating are at the campground booth. Judging starts at dark.
The Friendly Trick-or-Treat Trail, on the paved Friends Trail by the Brown County State Park Office, will be open for young children and parents with or without costumes. Candy is provided by Friends of Brown County State Park.
The scary Haunted Trail, also on the Friends Trail by the park office, costs $5 per person.
Donations benefiting the park will be accepted by Friends of BCSP.
Trunk and treat party, movie, music at RedBarn
Indiana RedBarn, 71 Parkview Road off State Road 46 East, will host its first Halloween Trunk and Treat at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.
Bring a bag of candy to pass out to trick-or-treaters of all ages. Local high school rock band Mama’s Headache will perform on the main inside stage until about 10 p.m. when local horror movie “Gnawbone the Film” will debut on the outdoor projector screen.
The event is free and open to the public. Families are welcome.
Blue Lady Bash planned at Story
STORY — From 8:30 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Oct. 29, Story Inn will host a free Blue Lady Bash Halloween Party, including a costume contest. Food and drinks will be sold.
For more information, call 812-988-2273 or visit storyinn.com.
Friendly Forest open Fridays, Saturdays
HELMSBURG — From 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 29, the Jackson Township Fire Department is offering a Friendly Forest behind the fire station at 4831 Helmsburg Road.
Candy, popcorn and hot chocolate will be provided for costumed children. Snacks, coffee and pumpkins are available for sale. Admission is $1 per child; adults are admitted free.
For more information or in case of inclement weather, call the station at 812-988-6201 or visit jtfd5inc on Facebook.
Trick-or-treat on Salt Creek Trail
Brown County YMCA will partner with Brown County Parks and Recreation for Trick or Treat on the Trail from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.
The three-quarter-mile Salt Creek Trail begins at the YMCA. At the end of the trail at CVS, a shuttle will take trick-or-treaters back to the Y.
Volunteers are invited to create original, themed and decorated stations along the trail and give out candy in costume. Volunteers can sign up at the Y.
Candy and cash donations are welcome. Take or send them to the YMCA, 105 Willow St., or the parks and rec office, 1001 Deer Run Lane, before Friday, Oct. 28. For more information, call 812-988-9622.
Rawhide Ranch to host Halloween Barn Bash
CAMP ROBERTS — Rawhide Ranch, 1292 State Road 135 South, will host its second annual Halloween Barn Bash for all ages from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.
Activities in the heated barn will include bobbing for apples, a costume contest, painting a real horse, a caramel apple creation station, pumpkin painting and a pumpkin-painting contest. Hayrides ($5 per participating adult), door prizes, contest prizes and candy will be given and grab bags will be available.
Advance tickets are $15 per person or $20 at the door. For more information or tickets, call 812-988-0085.
Halloween party planned at Bean Blossom church
BEAN BLOSSOM — St. David’s Episcopal Church, at state roads 45 and 135 North, will host a Halloween party from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.
Costumes are encouraged but not required, with costume contest prizes to be awarded. Old-fashioned games include pumpkin bowling, bobbing for apples and catching doughnuts. Food will be provided and local magician Rich Hill will present a magic show at 7:15 p.m. Children and adults are welcome.
Trick-or-treat hours set for Nashville
Trick-or-treat hours in Nashville will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.