Halloween only comes once a year, but thankfully, you don’t have to wait until Oct. 31 to celebrate. In this special edition of This Weekend in the Arts, the Indianapolis Recorder has you covered with all kinds of fall-related and Halloween-esqe events to check out. We’ve put together an extensive list of some of the haunts going on in and around Indianapolis this weekend in the arts.
As excited as we are about presenting this list to you, we know we couldn’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, Oct. 21
The Rocky Horror Show Live!
Where: The Basile Theatre at the Atheneum, 401 E. Michigan St.
When: 7:30-10 p.m.
Join Brad and Janet and do the time warp again as the live production of “The Rocky Horror Show” returns to the Basile Theatre. Produced by Zach & Zack, the show will run for seven weekend performances Oct. 21-22 and Oct. 27-29.
Family Craft Night: Acrylic Pour Pumpkins
Where: Multi-purpose Room at Windsor Village Park, 6510 E. 25th St.
When: 6-8 p.m.
Cost: begins at $5
During the month of October, Indy Parks’ “Family Craft Night” is getting spooky! Bring the whole family out to the park to make acrylic pour pumpkins with instructor Dan Fifer.
Saturday, Oct. 22
Friendly Feast with the Witches
Where: The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, 3000 North Meridian St.
When: 9-11 a.m.
Cost: $20 for members, $25 for non members
Join the friendliest witches in Indy for a breakfast “Boo-fet” at the Children’s Museum. Kids will also get to participate in Halloween-themed games, crafts, activities and leave with a goody bag. Additionally, families will get to tour “Game Night Fright” during AES Indiana’s “Lights-on Hours”. All children leave with a special goody bag.
Galilee Fall Festival
Where: Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, 2624 E. 25th St.
When: 12-3 p.m.
Bring the whole family out to celebrate fall with games, food and fellowship with the community during the Galilee Fall Festival. Children are encouraged to come in “non-frightening” costumes.
Where: Newfields, 4000 N. Michigan Road
When: 7:30-10 p.m. (Recurring until Oct. 30)
Cost: $13-45 (member and non-member prices vary); Children 5 and under free
Newfields is getting spooky, not scary, this fall! Join the museum for its after-dark event featuring something for the whole family. Wander through foggy and pumpkin-filled forests while sipping on hot cocoa or enjoying caramel corn and cinnamon Bavarian Creme Churros.
Sunday, Oct. 23
Nightmare On Edgewood Haunted House Attraction – Trick or Treat
Where: Nightmare On Edgewood Haunted House, 1959 S. Meridian St.
When: 4 p.m.
Families are welcome to bring children out for a Lights On Trick or Treat Tour from 4-6 p.m. Nightmare on Edgewood features three main haunts: Containment, Charlie’s Revenge and Conley Farm, each of which is open each weekend from 7-midnight and select Thursdays from 7-10 p.m.
Trunk or Treat
Where: Rocklane Christian Church, 4430 Rocklane Road, Greenwood
When: 3-6 p.m.
Kiddos in costumes are welcome at Rocklane Christian Church’s Trunk or Treat, rain or shine. Featuring free food, music and plenty of candy and treats, families and kids can enjoy carnival games, crafts, door prizes and a chili cookoff.
Rowdie’s Pumpkin Patch
Where: Victory Field, 501 W. Maryland St.
When: 12-3 p.m.
Cost: $5 (includes one pumpkin per child)
One of the most anticipated offseason traditions for the Indians, Rowdie’s Pumpkin Patch returns this year with approximately 1,000 pumpkins spread out across the outfield. Small hayrides, photos and a Trunk-or-Treat with the Indians staff members are also available for families to enjoy. Children 14 and younger 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 accurate price of Nightmare On Edgewood Haunted House Attraction – Trick or Treat.
Contact staff writer Chloe McGowan at 317-924-5143 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @chloe_mcgowanxx.