October 25, 2013

Haunted happenings: A rundown of area Halloween events

By Kayla Valdez

— The Logansport area has no shortage of Halloween activities to choose from this year. From pumpkin patches to hayrides to haunted houses to trick or treating, you might have trouble deciding which events to attend.



• The town’s trick-or-treating hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31.


• Trick-or-treating hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Businesses and civic organizations will be passing out treats along Main Street. The Lions Club is sponsoring a Halloween party at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Building, 153 W. Main St.


• The Adams Mill will be decorated as a haunted, scary place. Outside, tractor-drawn hayrides take visitors through the haunted forest and then down to the warm campfire. Warm drinks and other treats are available under the overhang at the front of the Mill. This year’s Haunted Mill will be 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 19, 25, 26 and 31.


• Wabash and Erie Canal, 3198 N. 700 West, Delphi, is hosting a Harvest Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19.

There will be a Pioneer Village buzzing with craft people and live artisan demonstrations, some selling their wares, including blacksmiths, basket and broom makers, spinners (with live alpacas from Heritage Farms on-site if weather permit), leather crafters, jewelry makers, sewers and crocheters.



• The town will have a Halloween parade through town on Thursday, Oct. 31. Trick-or-Treating Kids will meet at First Farmers bank at 4:30 and 5 p.m. Trick or treating will follow the parade from 6 to 8 p.m.


• The town is having trick or treating from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, and a parade at 5 p.m. Local businesses will pass out candy and books from 6 to 8 p.m. as part of Boo-Fest! at the library.


• Trick or treating will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, and Thursday, Oct. 31. Residents are asked to turn on their porch lights if they wish to participate.

• France Park will offer zipline rides from 4 to 7 p.m. and the Sleepy Hallow Haunted Hayride Oct. 18, 19, 25 and 26.

• The Cass County Humane Society is hosting a Pet Walk from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 19. Voorhees Studios will be taking professional photos of participants and their pets. The pet will be judged for the best costume, and prizes will be given for first- and second-place winners. The entry fee is $15 and includes a T-shirt. The humane society can be contacted at 574-516-1526 or

• The Logansport Art Association is hosting Boo Run Run at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m., with participants encouraged to dress in costume. Registration is 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., with the race starting at 9 a.m. The race will start and end at the Logansport Art Association, 424 Front St. A Family Fall Festival will be held after the race from 10 a.m. to noon and includes refreshments, games, arts and crafts. For questions or to obtain an entry form, call 574-735-2915.

• The YMCA is having a Haunted House from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 25, 26, 30 and 31. Cost is $5, and it is open for children ages 10 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Contact the Y for more information. There is also an event free to the community 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 25. There will be a bounce house, crafts and custom contest.

• Logansport Martin’s Pumpkin Painting is from 11 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. The cost is $3 a pumpkin. Customers can pick a small pumpkin in the produce department and decorate it with googly eyes, pom poms, paint, etc. There will be a Martin’s employee available to help with decorating.

• Boo Fest will be 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at Riverside Park. Hayrides, Monster Mash costume contest at 1 p.m., riding in the carousel for 50 cents, a bounce house, face painting by the Logansport High School Berryettes and Logansport Police Department will be serving hot dogs and beverages for a nominal fee.

• Elks Parade will be 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29. It will start and finish at City Hall. First place will win $100, second place will win $50 and two third-place winners will win $25. After the parade, members will hand out candy bags.

• Downtown Spooktacular will be 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29. Trick-or-treaters will easily be able to identify a participating merchant. There will also be flyers listing all participating locations to assist trick-or-treaters that afternoon. The annual Elks Halloween Parade will follow immediately after the Spooktacular.

• Trick-or-treat night at Martin’s will 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Children up to 12 years old in costume and accompanied by an adult will receive a candy treat from employees who will be dressed in costume throughout the store.


• The town is having trick or treating from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., visit the local business and the church, if the light is one, there might be some treats.



• There will be a Halloween Costume Contest at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at the Fulton Town Hall/Liberty Township Fire Department street area. All ages are welcome to compete. Judging will begin with the youngest group through age 3. Each group will be judged for three placings with cash awards. After each group’s judging, Lions’ Treat bags will be handed out and participants will be dismissed for trick or treating.

• The town will have trick or treating from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31.


• The Fulton County Museum will have a Haunted Woods Walk from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Oct. 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 37 E. 375 North. There will be a free tram ride to the woods. There will be walking involved. There is an admission fee.

• Rochester downtown merchants host Boofest, which is trick-or-treating in the downtown area, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 31, followed by a costume contest at 5:30 p.m. at Beacon Credit Union, 504 Main St.

• There will be a Costume Party at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at Community Presbyterian Church, 530 Jefferson St. The Wabash Community Band will be in Halloween costumes playing spooky, but fun music. Halloween refreshments will be served following the program and all children will receive a bag of treats to take home. Donations will be accepted. If you have any questions, call Karen at 574-598-2875.



• E.W.C.C. (Eastern Woodland Carvers Club) trick or treating will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 at at EWCC Hall, 101 S. Jefferson St. For more information, contact Gary Freeman at 765-395-3943.


• Doud Orchards will host pumpkin patch-pick in the field. There will also be a fall festival, corn maze, wagon rides, cider mill (fresh apple cider is made on the premises), snacks and refreshment stand. The orchard is located at 8971 N. Ind. 19. For more information, call 765-985-3937 or email


• Trick-or-treating will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Miller’s Merry Manor. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 765-473-4426.

• The fifth annual Ringmasters Revenge, a production of the Circus Hall of Fame, will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. every weekend until Nov. 2. Tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for children under 12. For more information, call 765-437-7783.

• “Streaper’s Nightmare Haunted Adventure” will be 7 to 11 p.m. every weekend until Nov. 2 at Miami Nation of Indians, 71 W. Seventh St. Tickets are $11 each. Not recommended for children under 7. For more information, call 260-341-2150.

• A Fall Party will be 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Peru Public Library. There will be games, prizes, candy and food. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 765-473-3069.

• “Not So Scary” Halloween at the Miami County Museum from 5 to 8 p.m., Oct. 31. There will be fun for the whole family on all 3 floors of the Museum. For more information call Miami County Museum at 765-473-9183.

• CCC Community “Light in the Night” Party will be 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, on Eward Street. For more information, call CCC office at 765-395-3361.

• McClure’s Orchard will have pumpkins, pick-your-own apples, pumpkin patch (pick your own available), fall festival, tractor-pulled hay rides, honey from hives on the farm, cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo and farm animals. Contact the orchard at 5450 N. U.S. 31 by calling 765-985-9000 or by email at



• Two Little Girls Pumpkin Patch will have pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch (pick your own available) tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides. The patch, 5315 W. 500 North, will be open until Oct. 31. Hours are 2 to 7:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Contact them at 574-225-0956, 219-363-3554, or by email at

• The town will have trick or treating from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31.



• Kent’s Cucurbits will have a pumpkin patch, corn maze and school tours at 1595 E. Ind. 18 until Thursday, Oct. 31. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 765-563-3472 or email to


• A Halloween Parade will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, with registration at 2:15 p.m. Oct. 26. There will also be costume judging. Trick or treating will be 6 to 8 p.m. that night.


• Trick or treating will be 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at North White High School. There will be a Halloween costume contest.