Last Listing Of Upcoming Halloween Events

October 20, 2023 at 7:31 p.m.

By JACKIE GORSKI Lifestyles Editor

There are less than two weeks to go before Halloween, with events starting as early as Wednesday.
Below is a listing of the public events submitted for publication.
Akron
Trick-or-treat hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.
Judging for the costume contest is at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the fire station.
Claypool
Trunk or Treat event will be Oct. 31 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Main Street. Information will be listed on the town's website, www.townofclaypool.com.
Clunette
Clunette United Methodist Church, 4227 W. CR 600N, Clunette, invites all to their annual trunk-or-treat and fall party on Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Aside from treats there will be hot dogs, beverages, s'mores, games, activities, music as well as a hayride, plus a best costume contest for best kids costume and best adult costume. There will also be covered seating for people to eat and watch the fun.
For more information, visit the website at www.ClunetteChurch.org.
Etna Green
Trick-or-treat times are from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 28.
Leesburg
Trick-or-treat hours this year will be 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31.
Milford
Trick or treat hours were set for 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.
Trunk-or-treat will be 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Kosciusko Masonic Lodge #418 parking lot, 404 W. Syracuse St., Milford.
Mentone
Trick-or-treating will be 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31 with costume judging starting at 7 p.m. at Mentone Elementary School.
Trunk-or-treat will be Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Mentone United Methodist Fellowship Hall.
North Manchester
Local families are invited to Manchester University's Monster Mash and Haunted Forest on Oct. 30.
The Monster Mash is 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the first floor of the Lockie and Augustus Chinworth Center at the North Manchester campus. Guests can trick-or-treat, play games and pick out pumpkins in a small pumpkin patch. Children are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costumes. Hot chocolate and cider will be provided.
The Haunted Forest is 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the woods near Schwalm Hall. Those walking through should meet behind Cordier Auditorium. The trail may be too scary for younger children.
North Webster
Trick-or-treating will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.
Pierceton
The town's trick-or-treat hours are 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 31.
Sidney
Trick-or-treat hours will be 5 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31.
Silver Lake
The town of Silver Lake and the Silver Lake Lions Club are sponsoring “Halloween Happenings” on Oct. 31. This outside event will be held at Memory Park, one block south of the stop light in Silver Lake on Ind. 15. Hours will be 6 to 7:30 p.m. Treats will be handed out to all children while supplies last.
Trick-or-treat hours in Silver Lake are 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31.
Syracuse
The Waters of Syracuse has a trick-or-treat from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27. The Waters is at 500 E. Pickwick Drive. For more information, call Brittany at 574-457-4401.
A trick-or-treat trail at Lakeside Park is 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 28. Contact the Syracuse Community Center at 574-457-3440 for more information.
A Haunted Woods is 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation Center at Levinson-LaBrosse Lakes and Wetlands Education Center on Ind. 13. People may join Syracuse Parks and the Wawasee cross country team for a haunting stroll through the woods. The cost is $5 per person and cash-only. All children must be accompanied by adults. Contact the Syracuse Community Center at 574- 457-3440 for more information on the event.
Syracuse Church of God will hold its annual trunk-or-treat for community trick-or-treaters 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. Church members will be parked in the church parking lot behind the church and pass out free treats from the trunk of their cars to children as they trick-or-treat through the neighborhood on Halloween night. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Warsaw
Trick-or-treat hours are Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Spooktakular will be downtown Warsaw from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27.
Winona Lake
Trick-or-treat hours will be Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Trick-or-Treat on the Trail will be Oct. 28. Kids may pick up treats along the town’s greenway from 3 to 5 p.m. From 5 to 7 p.m. there will be a bonfire, s’mores and a showing of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” at Winona Lake Limitless Park. The Warsaw Community Public Library will sponsor storytelling and Parkview Warsaw YMCA will sponsor games.
The Winona Lake Park Department will host a pumpkin-decorating contest for all ages. People should buy their own pumpkins and decorate them and drop them off at Winona Lake Limitless Park by noon Oct. 28. Pumpkins must be real in order to qualify and must have been decorated by hand by the person entering. The public may then vote via a penny-a-vote starting at 1 p.m. Oct. 28 at the park, with voting closing at 7 p.m.. The top three will win prizes, with the winners announced Oct. 31 on the park department’s Facebook page.
The Winona Lake Park Department will host The Great Pumpkin Race on Oct. 28. Pumpkins will be dropped at 5:30 p.m. for a race down Cherry Creek with the owners of the top 10 pumpkins winning prizes. To enter, people should buy pumpkins from the department by midnight Oct. 27. The cost is $5 a pumpkin or three for $10. People should stop by the parks’ office directly to buy pumpkins, email [email protected] to be provided a direct link for payment or drop off an envelope marked “Park Department/Great Pumpkin Race,” including the number of pumpkins to be purchased, payment and contact information (phone, email) to receive confirmation. The envelopes should be dropped off in the payment box located just outside of the Winona Lake Town Hall/the Winona Lake Police Department.

There are less than two weeks to go before Halloween, with events starting as early as Wednesday.
Below is a listing of the public events submitted for publication.
Akron
Trick-or-treat hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.
Judging for the costume contest is at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the fire station.
Claypool
Trunk or Treat event will be Oct. 31 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Main Street. Information will be listed on the town's website, www.townofclaypool.com.
Clunette
Clunette United Methodist Church, 4227 W. CR 600N, Clunette, invites all to their annual trunk-or-treat and fall party on Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Aside from treats there will be hot dogs, beverages, s'mores, games, activities, music as well as a hayride, plus a best costume contest for best kids costume and best adult costume. There will also be covered seating for people to eat and watch the fun.
For more information, visit the website at www.ClunetteChurch.org.
Etna Green
Trick-or-treat times are from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 28.
Leesburg
Trick-or-treat hours this year will be 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31.
Milford
Trick or treat hours were set for 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.
Trunk-or-treat will be 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Kosciusko Masonic Lodge #418 parking lot, 404 W. Syracuse St., Milford.
Mentone
Trick-or-treating will be 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31 with costume judging starting at 7 p.m. at Mentone Elementary School.
Trunk-or-treat will be Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Mentone United Methodist Fellowship Hall.
North Manchester
Local families are invited to Manchester University's Monster Mash and Haunted Forest on Oct. 30.
The Monster Mash is 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the first floor of the Lockie and Augustus Chinworth Center at the North Manchester campus. Guests can trick-or-treat, play games and pick out pumpkins in a small pumpkin patch. Children are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costumes. Hot chocolate and cider will be provided.
The Haunted Forest is 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the woods near Schwalm Hall. Those walking through should meet behind Cordier Auditorium. The trail may be too scary for younger children.
North Webster
Trick-or-treating will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.
Pierceton
The town's trick-or-treat hours are 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 31.
Sidney
Trick-or-treat hours will be 5 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31.
Silver Lake
The town of Silver Lake and the Silver Lake Lions Club are sponsoring “Halloween Happenings” on Oct. 31. This outside event will be held at Memory Park, one block south of the stop light in Silver Lake on Ind. 15. Hours will be 6 to 7:30 p.m. Treats will be handed out to all children while supplies last.
Trick-or-treat hours in Silver Lake are 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31.
Syracuse
The Waters of Syracuse has a trick-or-treat from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27. The Waters is at 500 E. Pickwick Drive. For more information, call Brittany at 574-457-4401.
A trick-or-treat trail at Lakeside Park is 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 28. Contact the Syracuse Community Center at 574-457-3440 for more information.
A Haunted Woods is 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation Center at Levinson-LaBrosse Lakes and Wetlands Education Center on Ind. 13. People may join Syracuse Parks and the Wawasee cross country team for a haunting stroll through the woods. The cost is $5 per person and cash-only. All children must be accompanied by adults. Contact the Syracuse Community Center at 574- 457-3440 for more information on the event.
Syracuse Church of God will hold its annual trunk-or-treat for community trick-or-treaters 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. Church members will be parked in the church parking lot behind the church and pass out free treats from the trunk of their cars to children as they trick-or-treat through the neighborhood on Halloween night. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Warsaw
Trick-or-treat hours are Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Spooktakular will be downtown Warsaw from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27.
Winona Lake
Trick-or-treat hours will be Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Trick-or-Treat on the Trail will be Oct. 28. Kids may pick up treats along the town’s greenway from 3 to 5 p.m. From 5 to 7 p.m. there will be a bonfire, s’mores and a showing of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” at Winona Lake Limitless Park. The Warsaw Community Public Library will sponsor storytelling and Parkview Warsaw YMCA will sponsor games.
The Winona Lake Park Department will host a pumpkin-decorating contest for all ages. People should buy their own pumpkins and decorate them and drop them off at Winona Lake Limitless Park by noon Oct. 28. Pumpkins must be real in order to qualify and must have been decorated by hand by the person entering. The public may then vote via a penny-a-vote starting at 1 p.m. Oct. 28 at the park, with voting closing at 7 p.m.. The top three will win prizes, with the winners announced Oct. 31 on the park department’s Facebook page.
The Winona Lake Park Department will host The Great Pumpkin Race on Oct. 28. Pumpkins will be dropped at 5:30 p.m. for a race down Cherry Creek with the owners of the top 10 pumpkins winning prizes. To enter, people should buy pumpkins from the department by midnight Oct. 27. The cost is $5 a pumpkin or three for $10. People should stop by the parks’ office directly to buy pumpkins, email [email protected] to be provided a direct link for payment or drop off an envelope marked “Park Department/Great Pumpkin Race,” including the number of pumpkins to be purchased, payment and contact information (phone, email) to receive confirmation. The envelopes should be dropped off in the payment box located just outside of the Winona Lake Town Hall/the Winona Lake Police Department.

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