Will there be Trick or Treating in Lafayette and West Lafayette 2020? Every year we post up all the fun Halloween activities, and events happening around Lafayette and West Lafayette. Due to the pandemic, we don’t know yet if Lafayette and West Lafayette will host trick or treating or trunk or treat this Halloween, but we will keep you informed! We will keep this list updated frequently with all the events and fun local Halloween activities.
Here are some events that we have found happening in Lafayette and West Lafayette for Halloween 2020. Due to the COVID-19 CDC guidelines, double check with venues regarding event rules, restrictions and availability. CDC guidelines for Halloween specifically.
Autumn Fest 2020 Brady Lane Church – Autumn Fest is a fall festival of family fun. Our activities will include Bazooka Tag (think paintball but with soft balls & no splat), Inflatable Archery, Fall Picture booth, Hayrides, Hot Dogs, and much more. This is a free community event.
At the TCHA History Center. Do ghosts exist here in Tippecanoe County? Duane Datzman is a law enforcement crime scene investigator who also investigates paranormal activity. Duane will share his tales of encounters with “that which cannot be easily explained” and other things that go bump in the night. Sponsored by the National Group. Face masks required for entry and social distancing will be maintained.
Boo At The Zoo – Date Two Weekends Of Fun!
Boo at the Zoo will take place on: 10/16 – 10/18 and 10/23 – 10/25 Find ticket information here.
This “hauntingly-friendly” event is perfect for your pre-school and elementary school-aged children. The annual Boo at the Zoo event at Columbian Park Zoo is upon us once again! We have re-imagined this year’s “spooktacular” event to align with CDC health and safety guidelines. Fun for the whole family!
Visit Prophetstown State Park for a weekend of fall activities! From trick-or-
treating in the campground, to hayrides, to a barn dance at The Farm, there is plenty of entertainment for the whole family!
At the Farm at Prophetstown State Park. Stop in and celebrate Fall Funfest weekend! We will have fall themed crafts and activities for kids. FREE popcorn and cider will be available while supplies last. Food will be available for purchase. Decorate a mini pumpkin for $2 each. Scott Greeson has performed all around the Midwest and will be playing his unique Americana style. Folk music in our barn from 12:30pm-2:00pm. FREE with park admission. 11:00am-4:00pm.
Our fall fest now surrounds the chili cook-off that we have hosted for 5 years. This day will be an outdoors event with many craft, food, and drink vendors, lots of events for children to participate in such as bounce houses and pedal tractor pulls, as well as pumpkin picking and free wagon rides. Of course the chili cook-off has been an extremely popular event over the years with winners from across the ingredient and spice spectrum.
Harvest Festival 10/18 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Battle Ground Bible Church, 2430 East 600 North, West Lafayette
BGBC Harvest Festival is an annual fall celebration for the whole community! In the past it has kicked-off with a 5K Run/Walk, hosted a family picnic, and included live performances. Though this year it will all be scaled back because of Covid-19, the harvest festival is sure to be both fun and safe. Come join the celebration!
Enjoy a non-scary stroll along a path lit with Jack-O-Lanterns. Trail is a self- guided ¾ mile long loop on rugged terrain with steps and hills, please wear sturdy shoes and bring a hand held flashlight. At the end of the hike, visitors will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite jack-o-lantern, the carver of the squash that raises the most votes will receive a prize! Due to Covid and limited parking we will have groups of 12 hikers or less begin their hike every 15 minutes from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sorry, no public restrooms
See the wolves enjoy pumpkins on a self guided tour.
Join Wolf Park for our annual Pumpkin Party! This year you are welcome to walk the trail by yourself for a self-guided tour. Staff will be stationed around the trail for you to ask questions as the pumpkins are delivered on a rotating schedule to each animal. Note you are not required to arrive at 1pm to enjoy this event, but rather can arrive at any point within the allotted time.
Costumes welcome for a special contest with prizes! Additional information to come! Check out our online store under ‘Events’ to purchase photos of the animal of your choice with their pumpkin!
Learn about how trick-or-treating came to be with A History of Trick-or-Treating program offered in the big, red barn from 1pm – 3pm. Walk through the Gibson Farmhouse and I. Floyd Garrott Tenant House decorated for a 1920s Halloween party from 10am – 5pm! Staff will be dressed in costumes and encourage you to come as your favorite character and join the fun! FREE with park admission.
Trick-or-Treating with the Animals was planned on this date, but had to be cancelled due to COVID -19 restrictions to protect the safety of our staff and guests. Don’t worry…we plan to bring Trick-or-Treating with the Animals back next year! It’s a favorite for all of us! Please come out and enjoy the fun 1920s Halloween decorations and let us see the kiddos in costume!
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at West Lafayette Christian Church. Join us for Candy Lane, our drive through event! Visit stops along the game board and collect some yummy goodies and treats for each of the youth in your vehicle! All volunteers will be wearing masks when delivering items to vehicles. Follow the signs for a sweet adventure. We hope to see you there!
500 S. 75 E., Cutler, Cutler, IN 46920
10/16/2020, 10/17/2020, 10/23/2020, 10/24/2020, 10/30/2020, 10/31/2020
Fridays 6:00 – 11:00 PM and Saturdays 12:00 – 11:00 PM
Each year around Halloween, the Mill is decorated and becomes a haunted, scary place. Guided tours through the ghostly three floors of the Mill reveal many spine-tingling experiences.
Outside, tractor-drawn hayrides take visitors through the haunted forest. Warm drinks and other treats are available under the overhang at the front of the Mill. This year’s Haunted Mill will take place October 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 & 31.
We’re combining efforts this year and we’d love for you to join us! We’ll be hosting a trunk or treat in both The Salvation Army Parking lot and The Salvation Army’s parking lot. There will be family-friendly fall activities in the parking lot of The Salvation Army and adults are welcome to visit the LTHC parking lot. Please dress in a family-friendly costume. Hot chocolate will be provided by The Salvation Army Canteen. For those of you driving to the event, parking will be free of charge at Oakland High School. We are closely monitoring the COVID19 situation and desire to keep everybody friendly. To ensure that we stay within CDC guidelines, please plan to register for this event.
4-H Trunk Of Treat 10/31 10:00 AM To Noon
Adapting from a traditional trunk or treat due to Covid, Tippecanoe County 4-H is hosting a drive-thru Halloween celebration! Come rain or shine, kids K-12 and their families are invited to drive by to receive 4-H information, take-home activities, and, of course, candy! Tippecanoe County Extension Office parking lot at 3150 Sagamore Parkway
South Lafayette, IN 47905
We will have Trick or Treating outside to encourage social distancing. After
collecting some candy, walk our Scarecrow Trail! You won’t want to miss this fun-filled evening! Immanuel United Church of Christ, 1526 S 18th St, Lafayette
Join in at one the the three Faith Community Centers for candy, family games, hot cocoa, and apple cider to warm you up! Admission is FREE! Located at Faith West, Faith East or Northend Community Center.
There is no better way to spend your Halloween than at Wolf Park! Howl with our wolves during our popular Howl Night program, walk the trail to see our other animal ambassadors, and learn about wolf misconceptions and mythology while warming up by a fire.
We are offering two sections of this program – an earlier section from 6:00-8:00pm and a later section from 8:30-10:30pm. The first hour will be the Howl Night program. The second hour will include a Q&A with our wolf curators, mythology by the fire, guided tours through the rest of the park, and shopping opportunities in our gift shop.
Bring some treats for the wolves (packaged hot dogs, summer sausage, or cheese) and we will give you a special Wolf Park treat in exchange.
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