Halloween Haunts

Beasley’s Orchards Fall Festivals 

Location: Beasley’s Orchard, Danville

Dates: Now through Oct. 31

Hours: Monday through Friday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m.

Activities include an 8-acre corn maze, hayrides to the pumpkin patch, apple cannons, barnyard bonanza, straw mountain, yard games, food, entertainment, and more. There are also u-pick apples and u-pick pumpkins. 

Each weekend, there’s a different series of events. The Annual Heartland Apple Festival will be held Oct. 9-10. The next weekend, on Oct. 16-17, there will be “Dog Daze at the Maze.” “Halloweekend” will be held Oct. 23-24 and Oct. 30-31. 

Harvest Days and Harvest Nights

  • Location: Newfields, Indianapolis
  • Dates: Now throughOct. 31
  • Hours: Harvest Days from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Harvest Nights from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Harvest Days will feature local breweries, live music, a beer garden, a pumpkin bounce pad and lawn games. When the sun goes down, Harvest Nights takes over with a never-before-seen spooky, but not scary, outdoor path that will guide people around an enchanted forest and an eerie ghost train before reaching a grand finale at Mischief Manor, which will be held at the Lilly House mansion.  It’s officially Spooky Season! Enjoy this spook-tacular behind the scenes look at the set up for Harvest Nights presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co. Thank you to all the volunteers and staff that made this happen. It looks Fa-boo-lous! Ticket information is available at #HarvestAtNewfields


Location: Indianapolis Zoo

Dates: Now through Oct. 31

Hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m and Friday and Saturday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Indianapolis Zoo will have Halloween activities, a live DJ, spooktacular costumes and trick-or-treating. The zoo also said October weather means active animals, colorful foliage and a new season to explore.

Headless Horseman Festival

  • Location: Conner Prairie, Fishers 
  • Dates: Thursdays – Sundays, Now through Oct. 30
  • Hours: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

The festival includes a haunted headless horseman hayride through Conner Prairie’s grounds, plus a barrel train ride for kids, spooky shows and storytelling, a carnival ride, festive games, fortune-telling and a live DJ. The festival also has food and it’s right by Conner Prairie’s 11-acre haunted corn maze.

Conner Prairie Corn Maze

  • Location: Conner Prairie, Fishers
  • Dates: Open now, hours and dates vary 

The 22,160-foot maze features three paths to appeal to guests of all ages: a puzzle maze, a kids’ maze and a haunted maze. 

The haunted maze is open through Oct. 30, sunset until 10 p.m.

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis’ “Frightful Frontier”

Location: The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Dates: Now through Oct. 31

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis will open the doors to the “Frightful Frontier” this year. It will feature destinations such as The Bony Express, Witchin’ Post, Not-So-Okay-Corral, Ghost Town Road and Boo Hill Cemetery. 

There will be “lights on” hours for the younger kids and then “lights off” for kids daring to be scared. Tickets are $9. All visitors 2 and older must wear a mask or face covering over their nose and mouth while indoors at the museum.

Other events at the Children’s Museum include:

Feast with the Witches

Grab grub with the friendliest of witches.

  • Saturday, Oct. 23, 11:30 a.m.
  • Lunch Feast by HotBox Pizza
  • Saturday, Oct. 30, 9 a.m.
  • Breakfast Feast by Indy Anna’s Catering
  • Sunday, Oct. 31, 11:30 a.m.
  • Lunch Feast by Chuy’s
    • $25 per person, youth and adult (Does not include museum admission)
    • Museum members SAVE $2.50
    • Children under 2 free
    • Limited capacity

Halloween After Dark (ages 21 and older)

  • Saturday, Oct. 23
    • 7–11 p.m.
      $35 for members, $40 for non-members
      • Limited capacity

Necropolis Underground Haunted Attraction

Location: 7130 Western Select Drive, near the I-465 and I-70 interchange, just east of Shadeland Avenue on the east side of Indianapolis.

Date: Now through Halloween

It’s one of the largest indoor haunted houses in the country, and it’s already open for the Halloween season. Tickets start at $35.

They’re offering a brand new festival area with tarot card readings, an escape room and an ax-throwing station. It also features four different haunts guests can walk through.

The Phantom of the Opera

Location:  Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre

Dates: Now through Nov. 21
Lifted from the pages of Gaston Leroux’s novel, the haunting story of The Phantom of the Opera at Beef & Boards brings obsession, music . . . and a delicious buffet.

Kiki’s Delivery Service

Location: Kan-Kan Cinema and Brasserie

Dates: Oct. 17,

Hours: 7:30 p.m.
Hop on your broom and enjoy a screening of the beloved Hayao Miyazaki film. Kiki, 13, moves to a seaside town with her talking cat, Jiji, to spend a year alone, in accordance with her village’s tradition for witches in training. (This screening will be subtitled.)

Twilight Tales

Location: Indiana State Museum

Dates: Oct. 20

Hours: 7-8 p.m.

Take a flashlight tour to discover the creepiest artifacts in the museum’s collection. Be prepared to be spooked by stories about how these items are connected to supernatural rumors and Indiana folklore. 

Colts drive-thru Halloween celebration 

Location: Lucas Oil Stadium, South Lot, 500 S. Capitol Ave.
Dates: Oct. 20
Hours: 5-7:30 p.m.

Indianapolis Colts team mascot “Blue” and members of the Colts Cheerleaders will welcome kids and families to the Colts Drive-Thru Halloween Celebration in Lucas Oil Stadium’s South Lot.

Here’s what participants can expect:

  • Giveaways will be distributed to the first 2,000 fans who enter the lot, limited to four (4) giveaways per vehicle.
  • Children must be present to receive the giveaway items. Items will be distributed to children inside of vehicles only.
  • All fans are required to stay inside their vehicles throughout the event. Fans are encouraged to remotely open their trunk so staff can load giveaway items, or staff may pass the items through a vehicle window to an unoccupied seat.
  • Distribution staff will follow current health and safety guidelines.
  • No walk-ups will be permitted.

Whodunit? Murder Mystery

Location: Indiana History Center

Dates: Oct. 22

Hours: 7 p.m.
Gather your crew and hone your sleuthing skills at this life-sized Clue-inspired experience. Participants will try their hand at solving a notorious crime based on a real historic Indiana murder. Detectives are encouraged to come dressed in 1900s style. 

Ghost Walk and Tours

  • Location: Central Indiana

Professional paranormal investigators tour guests through central Indiana’s most haunted places. Private dinners, private group walking and bus tours and private paranormal investigations are available. Reservations are required by phone or on the web. The walking tours are about 1.5-2 hours. Children must be at least 6 years old to attend.

Here are some of the upcoming ghost walk locations and dates:

  • Chatham Arch-Lockerbie: Oct. 22, 30
  • Noblesville: Oct. 22, 30
  • Downtown Indianapolis: Oct. 23, 29
  • Westfield underground railroad: Oct. 23, 29, 31

More information can be found on Visit Indy’s website.

Ghost Stories at Tibbs Drive-In

Location: Tibbs Drive-In

Dates: Oct. 23

Hours: 6 p.m.

The event will kick off with a car costume competition and a tailgating experience filled with spine-tingling tales from Storytelling Arts of Indiana. After sundown, stay for two movies on the big screen. 


Location: Clay Terrace
Dates: Oct. 23
Hours: 2-6 p.m.

Boo ‘N Brew is a family friendly event that will feature a beer garden for adults and trick-or-treating for kids. Other activities for kids include face painting, a pumpkin patch and hayrides.

The beer garden will have craft beer from local breweries including City Brewing Company, Big Lug, Bier Brewery, and Prodigy Burger Bar.

The festival will also feature live music and a pet costume contest.

Children ages 10 and under are invited to come dressed in a costume and trick-or-treat while supplies last. Other activities for kids include: Silly Safari animal show, face painting, balloon artists, hayrides and a pumpkin patch.

Adults can treat their taste buds with local craft beer, food pairings and enjoy live music.

Historic Irvington Halloween Festival

Location: Irvington, Indiana 

Dates: Oct. 24-30

The 75th annual fall festival in Irvington has multiple events taking place the last week of the month.

Here is a list of events: 

  • Spooky Organ Concert
  • Art & Silent Auction
  • Slightly Haunted Puppet Show
  • A Night of Spirits Séance
  • Night Out in Sleepy Hollow
  • Zombie Bike Ride
  • Vampire Run
  • Street Fair
  • Irvington Halloween Festival Official After Party

Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site’s “Night at the Site”

Location: Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site
Dates: Oct. 27
Hours: 6:30 p.m.

The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site is offering a fun fall program called “Night at the Site.”

It will feature a glimpse into the home at night and fun artifacts related to some unexpected stories. Guests will get a look at the flag that laid over Harrison’s casket, William Henry Harrison’s mourning ribbons and hear a funeral march played on our historic Reginaphone.

The tour is recommended for children aged 10 and older and is free.

IU Spooky Spectacular

Location: IU Auditorium, Bloomington
Date: Oct. 27
Hours: 7 p.m.

World-renowned cinematic organist Dennis James returns for his annual family-friendly spooky spectacular Dennis James Hosts Halloween onThursday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m.

The performance allows the audience to witness James bring a classic silent film to life using the IU Auditorium’s 4,543 pipe organ.

The Skivvies: The Rocky Horror Skivvies Show

Location: The Cabaret

Dates:  Oct. 30

Hours: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The popular “undie rock” comedy-pop duo returns to The Cabaret for a Halloween treat, adding their twist with mashups of popular songs to the music of The Rocky Horror Show.

Healer Halloween Hysteria

Location: Healer

Dates: Oct. 30

Hours: 7 p.m.
A night of Halloween rapture with music and sounds bountiful. Wear a costume, and enjoy performances by Melt Face and Trance Dancer.