This year, trick or treating times in Pendleton are 6:00 to 8:30 P.M. on Tuesday October 31st

Here are some tips for keeping your kids safe:

  • Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
  • Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
  • Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you or bring a flashlight.
  • Always WALK and don’t run from house to house.
  • Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
  • Use sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
  • Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
  • Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
  • Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers.
  • Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

In addition to trick or treating, there are plenty of frighteningly fun events to keep you and your kids and grandkids entertained. Here are some great ideas on what to do in October:

  • Headless Horseman at Conner Prairie

Thurs through Sunday evenings in October 6-9 pm

Step back into time in this spooky experience based on Washington Irving’s story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Take a hayride through haunted Conner Prairie but keep your eyes out for the Headless Horseman! Listen to ghost stories around a campfire, make s’mores, join in singing with Scary-o-ke or enjoy the Legend of Sleepy Hollow puppet show.

  • Indianapolis Children’s Museum Guild’s Haunted House

The Children’s Museum’s themed interactive museum is definitely one of the best. The kid-friendly exhibit takes visitors through lights on tours for very little ones, and lights off for a fun scare.

Tickets are available at The Children’s Museum Box Office or online.

  • ZooBoo at the Indianapolis Zoo

2 – 7 PM most days through October. Zoo admission varies by day.

Zoo grounds are decorated for the season, providing great photo backdrops. Enjoy animals eating pumpkins, obstacle courses, costume parades, zoo train rides and safe trick or treating!

  • Fishers Boo Bash at Roy G. Holland Memorial Park

Friday, Oct 27th   6:30 – 8:30 PM, 1 Park Drive, Fishers 46038

Here’s the perfect sensory experiential event for children with special needs. Safe trick or treating, games, activities and live music. Free.

  • Treats on Main, Fortville

Saturday Oct 28th, 10 AM – 2 PM

Come dressed in your costume and trick or treat at the shops on Main Street in Fortville. Kid-friendly.

  • Teal Pumpkin Fall Carnival, Heartland Unitarian Universalist Church

Sunday Oct 29th, 3-6 PM, 9870 N. Michigan Rd, Carmel

Food free, allergy-friendly event. All treats and prizes will be non-food items (stickers, bubbles glow sticks, etc.)

  • Safe Halloween Night at the Indiana State Fairgrounds

5-7 PM Tuesday October 31st

Parking is $5, admission free for children 12 and under with an adult

Have fun and stay safe, from the management of RoseLake Estates in Pendleton!

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