It’s spooky season, which means it’s time for all the spooky events! If scares are not your forte, check out these fests, trivia nights, boo bashes and more for the Halloween fanatic. To add a little more fright to your night, check out the Haunted Houses blog!

Fright Light Laser Light Show

Fright Light Laser Light Show

October 30, 2021
Challenger Learning Center, 2300 173rd St., Hammond

Enjoy a laser light show in your best Halloween costume! This event is for all ages, although some songs or images may be a little frightening. Tickets must be purchased in advance here.

Pumpkins Witches and Hayrides Munster

Pumpkins, Witches, and Hayrides ... Oh My!

October 2, 2021
Centennial Park, 1005 S. Centennial Dr, Munster

Bring the whole family for a night of games, costume contests, candy, pumpkin picking and so much more at Pumpkins, Witches and Hayrides!

Serial Killer Trivia

October 6, 2021
Lambstone Cellars Winery, 1555 West Lincolnway, Valparaiso

Test your skills in this trivia game with a spooky theme.

A Witch At The Whiting festival

Wickedly Whiting

October 8-9, 2021
119th Street, Whiting

This popular Whiting festival is back with eerie vendors, haunted characters, food, beer garden and plenty of family-friendly entertainment, too!

Ghost Hunting Tour

October 14 and 21, 2021
Hobart Art Theater, 230 Main St., Hobart

Before it was a movie theater the location has a history going back to 1870 when the Hobart House Hotel was built at the site. Take part in two nights of ghost hunting inside the Hobart Art Theatre!

Trunk or Treat and Movie Night

October 15, 2021
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, 775 Meridian Rd., Valparaiso

Sunset Hill will be hosting a fun trunk-or-treat for the whole family! Then you can enjoy a classic Halloween movie at a drive-in showing of Hocus Pocus at 6:00 p.m.

NWI Storytelling Festival

NWI Storytelling Festival

October 16, 2021
Wilson Shelter at Indiana Dunes State Park, 1600 N 25 E, Chesterton

Listen to spooky ghost tales from the Northwest Indiana Storytelling Guild at the Nature Center for NWI Storytelling Festival.

Fall Harvest Festival - Valparaiso

Fall Harvest Festival

October 16, 2021
Central Park Plaza, 68 Lafayette St., Valparaiso

Enjoy fall themed interactive events such as a pumpkin bounce house, pumpkin painting, caramel apple dipping and more at the Fall Harvest Festival!

Full Moon Hike

October 22, 2021
Nature Center - Indiana Dunes State Park, 1600 N 25 E, Chesterton

Learn about the moon and then take a two mile hike under a full moon at the Indiana Dunes.

Boo at the Zoo Washington Park

Boo at the Zoo

October 23, 24 and 31, 2021
Washington Park Zoo, 115 Lake Shore Dr., Michigan City

This “merry-not-scary” event returns to Washington Park Zoo for guests of all ages. Take in the festive decorations, photo opportunities and see the animals get a holiday treat at Boo at the Zoo!

Boo Bash

October 23, 2021
Prairie West Park, 11999 W. 93rd Ave., St. John

This family-friendly Boo Bash will have all your favorite Halloween activities like trick-or-treating, games, train rides, pumpkin decorating and much more!

Horror Films Trivia Night

October 27, 2021
Four Father Brewing, 3705 Bowman Dr., Suite B, Valparaiso

Think you’re a horror movie buff? Test your knowledge at this trivia night!

"Howl"oween in the Dunes

October 27, 2021
Nature Center - Indiana Dunes State Park, 1600 N 25 E, Chesterton

Enjoy everything fun, fall and spooky on this festive day at the Indiana Dunes State Park.

Woodland Park Haunted Hayride

Haunted Hayride

October 21-23, 2021
Woodland Park, 2100 Willowcreek Rd., Portage

Hop on the hayride through Woodland Park past scary scenes created by local organizations! This is a very popular event so they may have to close the line early if it gets too busy. Check their facebook event page for updates.

Witches in the Woods 5K

October 29, 2021
Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St., Crown Point

Don your costumes and bring a flashlight to race through the woods at night. For the kids there will be Best Costume prizes and a Candy Dash! After the race, gather around the bonfire for ghost stories. Register online here.

Haunted Trails and Family Fall Fest - Friendship Gardens

Haunted Trails and Family Fall Fest

October 31, 2021
Friendship Botanic Gardens, 2055 East US Highway 12, Michigan City

Get dressed up for Halloween and enjoy family-friendly scares, trick-or-treating, and games in the beautiful Friendship Botanic Gardens!

Craving More?

Can you believe this isn’t even a full list of spooky events going on? Find even more on our events page here.

Whether you snap a picture with your favorite horror movie character, have the best costumes ever, or catch your friends getting scared, make sure to share your photos with us at #AlongTheSouthShore! 

Haunted Houses

Four Frights for Halloween - Haunted Houses along the South Shore

Looking for something to make your heart race? View our blog on haunted houses in the region.

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