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Updated: Friday, 28 Oct 2011, 11:41 AM EDT
Published : Friday, 01 Oct 2010, 1:30 PM EDT
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Check here for information on Trick-or-Treat hours for cities in the Greater Lafayette area and information on Halloween events. We'll be updating this story regularly with new information. If you have information that isn't yet posted here, e-mail it to: Internet18@wlfi.com.
**There are no set hours for Lafayette, which means you may go trick-or-treating whenever you would like to go. The Chief of Police "recommends using common sense when going trick-or-treating on the holiday, and always recommends it is best to go from dusk until no later than 9:00 p.m."
Lafayette & West Lafayette:
Friday, Oct. 28, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Zombies in training, little ghouls and goblins are encourage to bring a non-perishable food item as a donation to Food Finders Food Bank, in order to trick or treat at downtown businesses. A food drop-off point will be at the intersection of 11th and Main Streets.
ZombAid Zombie Walk
Friday, Oct. 28, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The Zombies come alive! A Zombie Walk down Main Street from the downtown food collection points. Participating businesses just need to set their box of brains (non-perishable food items), which is provided, out for Zombies to pick up and deliver to the 2nd and Main collection point. A Monster Mash on Main Street, between 2nd and 3rd, will feature Halloween-themed music from local bands and DJs, food and drink.
Boo at the Zoo!
Columbian Park Zoo
October 19, 20, 21, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Boo at the Zoo will be back and better than ever this Halloween! This "hauntingly-friendly" event is perfect for your pre-school and elementary school-aged children. The event features a nightly kids costume contest, fun games, encounters with our Animal Ambassadors, photo keepsake opportunities, and the Enchanted Train Ride. New additions this year include live entertainment and the Columbian Park Kiddie Rides. Ticket prices are $5 in advance and $8 at the gate per person. Children ages 2-years and under are free. Advance tickets are now available at the following locations: Arni's (Lafayette and Shadeland locations), Purdue Federal Credit Union, Monster Mini-Golf, and Shoe Carnival. Advance ticket sales will continue through October 17. Event takes place on Zoo grounds; please enter at Zoo's Main Entrance in center of Columbian Park. We'll see you at the Boo!!! Find out more on the City of Lafayette website.
Boo Trick or Treat Night
Five Points Museum
October 31, 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Thrill your family with an evening of FREE family-friendly activities on Halloween:
Pumpkin Carving Contest – Enter your creatively carved pumpkin to win cash prizes – and come see it displayed for the whole community to enjoy outside the museum!
Tall Betsy Storytelling – all ages welcome to hear fun and spooky stories (safe for kids!) from the members of the Cleveland Storytelling Guild. Tall Betsy herself will appear from 4:30-7 to tell her own story! Don’t miss this chance to share Cleveland’s great Halloween legend with your family.
Crafts and Candy – drop in any time to make a craft and get a treat!
Creepy, Spooky, Not-Too-Scary Storytime
Tippecanoe County Public Library
October 28, 4:00 p.m.
Experience the funnier side of spooky tales. Then stay for ghoulish crafts. Costumes are encouraged. All ages welcome. Program will also take place at our downtown branch and our Klondike Branch at the same time. For more information, visit: www.tcpl.lib.us
October 31, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Looking for a safe way to trick or treat? Come out to Tippecanoe Mall! Bring your bag, pillow case or pumpkin carrier and enjoy trick or treating from store to store! Scare you there! Find more info on the Tippecanoe Mall website.
Tour of Terror
It's the time of year to enjoy a few ghost stories, but some tales being told in downtown Lafayette are not fiction. The Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is taking visitors through the city for some true stories from Lafayette's past. Visit www.lafayettecivic.com for more information and for tour departure times.
October 31, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Downtown Merchants Trick-or-Treat
October 31, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Annual Halloween Party
October 29, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Fun for the whole family! The costume contest starts at 4:30 p.m.
Delphi United Methodist Church
October 31, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Fowler Fright Night
Costume Contest is at the Fowler Town Park from 5:30-7:00 p.m., this includes a pumpkin carving contest. Town-wide Trick-or-Treating is from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Logan’s Landing announces the return of a downtown Halloween tradition. Participating downtown merchants will hand out treats to costumed trick-or-treaters from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., so bring the kids on down! And be sure to stick around for the annual Elks Halloween Parade immediately following the trick-or-treating – fun for all ages. For more information, call Logan’s Landing at 574-722-9345.
Fall Halloween Parade
Registration begins at 2:15-2:45 p.m. and the parade starts at 3:00 p.m. Annually, families with children of all ages parade around in creative costumes for this event, and prizes are awarded.
6:30 – 7:00 p.m.
On the lawn of the Rensselaer Library
4 – 5 p.m.
Hear some of James Whitcomb Riley’s best known poems read by storyteller, Jane Lord. Sponsored by Jasper County Library at Rensselaer. Little Cousin Jasper Festival Committee will provide hotdog picnic. Open to all ages. **For more information: 219-866-5881.
Howl’oween Pet Costume Contest
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
There’s a chance to win a great prize and to take advantage of some spooktacular savings on Pet Supplies!! Prizes are for Best Costume on a Pet (All Pets are welcome!!!) and Best Combo Costume on a Pet and Owner (You're going to have to get creative for this contest!!)