A Spooktacular Season

There are plenty of Halloween-centric events happening in the Tri-state, including trick or treating, haunted houses, costume contests, and more.

Editor’s note: This article was updated Oct. 23, 2023.

The Olde Courthouse Catacombs and House of Lecter
7-11 p.m. Oct. 13-14, 20-21-27-28, and Nov. 3-4; 7-9 p.m. Oct. 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29, and 30-31, 201 N.W. Fourth St. Ste. 104 and 325 Main St.
This year’s theme for a couple of Evansville’s spookiest haunted houses is “Tomb of Lost Souls.” Tickets start at $20.

Boo at the Zoo
5-8 p.m. Oct. 13-14, 20-21, and 27-28, Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden, 1545 Mesker Park Drive
Enjoy live entertainment, trick or treating, and animal encounters, plus a magic show and nightly costume contest. Tickets cost $8, but guests under age one can attend for free.

HaLOUween Trunk or Treat
5-8 p.m. Oct. 26, Bar Louie, 7700 Eagle Crest Blvd.
Don your favorite costume and score candy from local businesses and groups at this free community event.

Grey Lady Ghost Tours October
6-9 p.m. Oct. 26-28, Willard Public Library, 21 First Ave.
Hear spine-tingling stories about Willard Library’s resident spirit. Registration is required.

Thrall’s Murder Mystery Party
6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Thrall’s Opera House, 612 Church St., New Harmony, Indiana
Get into character and help solve the mysterious death of wealthy Wild West landowner Richard Woods. Registration costs $10.

Trunk-or-Treat Cancer Awareness Event
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 28, Evansville Farmers Market, 5001 Washington Ave.
Trick or treat through farmers market vendors and peruse local small businesses, plus enjoy food trucks and community resources. This month’s theme raises cancer awareness.

Howl-o-ween Puptacular
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 28, Canine Aquatic Center, 6215 E. Florida St. Ste. B
Dress your fur friend in their best costume for this new event, which includes a dog kissing booth; agility, rally, and police K9 demonstrations; and appearances by local animal shelters.

Halloween Stroll and Trunk or Treat Car Show
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 28, Downtown Evansville, Main Street from Third Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Don your best costume for trick-or-treating, crafts, face painting, and a car show.

Food Trucks & Trunk or Treat
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 28, Romain Subaru, 7605 E. Virginia St.
There will be food trucks, a trunk or treat, and a Subaru car contest. Food truck proceeds benefit local charities.

Walk Thru Boo 2023
1-3 p.m. Oct. 28, Washington Square Mall, 5001 Washington Ave.
This family-friendly truck or treat event benefits Voices Inc.

Halloween on Franklin 2023
2-4 p.m. Oct. 28, West Franklin Street
Neighboring businesses, The West Side Nut Club, and more handout candy to trick-or-treaters on West Franklin Street.

Trick the Halls
2-4 p.m. Oct. 28, Melrose Assisted Living, 7101 U.S. 41 N
This family-friendly event includes candy, games, and more.

River City Pride Trunk or Treat
2-5 p.m. Oct. 28, Echo Community Healthcare, 315 Mulberry St.
Come dressed in your best for this free trick-or-treating event.

New Harmony’s Community Halloween Party
4 p.m. Oct. 28, Holy Angels Catholic Community Center, 419 Steammill St., New Harmony, Indiana
Enjoy food, games, prizes, costume contests, live music, photo booths, crafts, a truck or treat, and more. Trick-or-treat at New Harmony businesses from 2-4 p.m. before the party starts.

Spooky Tales and Nighttime Trails
6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 28, John James Audubon State Park, 3100 U.S. Hwy. 41, Henderson, Kentucky
Take a night hike, then listen to spooky stories told by RiverTown StoryTellers. Parking costs $5.

Photo of Halloween Bash provided by the Evansville Wartime Museum

Halloween Bash
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 29, Evansville Wartime Museum, 7503 Petersburg Road
Interact with living history soldiers and participate in a skeleton scavenger hunt, face painting, and crafts.

Happy Howell-Ween
5-8 p.m. Oct. 29, Howell Par-3 Golf Course, 1101 S. Barker Ave.
Enjoy free trick-or-treating, mini golf, and more.

Downtown Henderson Trick or Treat
3-5 p.m. Oct. 31, Downtown Henderson, Kentucky
Trick or treat at Downtown Henderson’s businesses.

4-6 p.m. Oct. 31, Prime Time Newburgh, 8177 Bell Oaks Drive, Newburgh, Indiana
Join Prime Time and neighboring businesses for free trick-or-treating and all-ages trivia.

Zombie 5K Run/Walk
4 p.m. Nov. 5, Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve, 551 N. Boeke Road
Runners will race to the Red Cross and receive a cure to get it back to base, but beware as zombies lurk around every corner.

Maggie Valenti
Maggie Valenti
Maggie Valenti joined Tucker Publishing Group in September 2022 as a staff writer. She graduated from Gettysburg College in 2020 with a bachelors degree in English. A Connecticut native, Maggie has ridden horses for 15 years and has hunt seat competition experience on the East Coast.

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