An Indianapolis Halloween

Goblins, ghouls, and ghosts - oh my! From our haunted tours to hay rides, Halloween in Indy is anything but boring. Look below for Indy’s best Halloween events sure to get you in the spooky spirit.

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Corn Maze at Conner Prairie

September 24-October 30, Conner Prairie

There are two mazes inside this experience – a short maze designed to take about 30 minutes to navigate and a longer one that will take an hour or more for explorers to get through. The short maze is recommended for younger children.


Harvest Nights at Newfields

September 30-October 30, Newfields 

Harvest Nights features thousands of endless glowing pumpkins along a path at Newfields. The spooky (not scary) outdoor walking experience guides guests around twists and turns of the enchanted forest, an eerie ghost train and a grand-finale at Mischief Manor on the Lilly Allee. Ghosts and friends alike can enjoy festive fall beverages and light snacks as they wander amongst glowing jack-o-lanters.


Halloween ZooBoo presented by Central Indianapolis Honda Dealers

October 5-31, Indianapolis Zoo

Indiana’s beautiful fall weather sets the perfect backdrop for the Indianapolis Zoo’s annual Halloween ZooBoo. Animals even get in the holiday spirit with Halloween-themed Dolphin Adventure Shows and the Elephant Pumpkin Smash. The Zoo will be decked out in its Halloween best, providing plenty of photo opportunities for families. Children are encouraged to wear costumes and bring a reusable bag to collect some Halloween goodies.


Headless Horseman at Conner Prairie

October 6-30, Conner Prairie

Headless Horseman Halloween

Indy’s interactive history park welcomes you to “Conner Scairie” for their Halloween festivities. Conner Prairie was taken over by friendly ghosts and ghouls - as well as the newly elected mayor, the Headless Horseman. Families can take part in a haunted hayride, costume contest, and Scary-o-ke, where they can put their vocal cords to the test. Magic shows and the returning-favorite marionette show, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, round out this frighteningly fun family event! 


The Addams Family Musical

October 6-November 20, Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre

First featured in a cartoon panel in 1938, The Addams Family has since gone on to become a franchise in pop culture and is now taking over the Beef & Boards stage. A new storyline takes spectators on a journey as Wednesday falls in love for the first time and asks her father, Gomez, to keep the relationship quiet from her mother. Over the course of dinner, both for you and on stage, the frightful bunch are put to the test as they meet the newest edition to the family.


Family Fright Night

October 7, Indiana State Museum

A family-friendly fright night sounds just right at the Indiana State Museum! This all-ages event features magic and science shows, flashlight-led explorations of spooky exhibits, a number of frightening photo ops, and a costume contest for all of the little ghouls and goblins.


The Children’s Museum Guild’s "Game-Night Fright"

October 12-30, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Roll the dice and test your luck The Children's Museum of Indianapolis' Gamenight, this year's Halloween attraction at the oldest continually operating haunted house in the nation. Lights-on hours are available for those who scare easily. 


The Haunted States of America

October 14-29 | Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site

Visit the home of former president, Benjamin Harrison, for a unique candlelit performance. The Haunted States of America walks guests throughout the presidential site as ghosts from across the nation join them for a historically spooky evening. This interactive experience is reommended for children aged 10 and up.


Twilight Tales

October 19, 21, 26, and 28, Indiana State Museum

Ever wonder what your favorite museum is like after hours? Put your wondering mind to rest because you now have the chance to experience the Indiana State Museum in a whole new light… or dark...? Twilight Tales is a guided, flashlight-led tour where visitors are escorted through exhibits while learning about the eerie, supernatural stories of museum artifacts.


Irvington Halloween Festival

October 22-29, Historic Irvington

A view of Irvington, Indianapolis. For over 70 years, the Historic Irvington Halloween Festival has united thousands of residents, several neighborhood organizations, and Eastside businesses with their Halloween festivities. The festival spans a week’s time and offers a five-mile run, scholarship pageant, musicians, contests, Halloween-themed movie nights, ghost tours, roller derby, a haunted puppet show and more.

October 29, Eiteljorg Museum

Nopal Cultural presents a free Day of the Dead celebration on October 29 filled with authentic festive fun. Enjoy music and dance performances, traditional art, and goods for sale at the Mercado. This annual celebration is not one to miss, as the museum will extend its hours for more Dia de los Muertos fun.

TRULY FRIGHTENING

Nightmare on Edgewood

September 23-November 5

One of Indy's longest-running haunted houses, Nightmare is often rated the most intense in the city. Be ready to face creepy clowns, an abandoned (or is it?) hospital, a terrifying condemned house, an escape room, and more. Are you brave enough?


Indy Scream Park

September 16-October 31, White River Paintball Adventures

Indy Scream Park is the only haunted house in the Hoosier State to feature a Monster Midway with food, beer, games, and bonfires. It also boasts two fully interactive attractions where monsters can physically grab victims from the haunted attractions and place them in total isolation.


Necropolis – City of Perpetual Darkness

September 17-October 30

There are plenty of ways to be scared here. The Nightmare House feeds off human energy and chooses victims to stay forever. There's no resting in peace in the Cemetery of the Damned. Ever since multiple murders occurred, the Dead and Breakfast, the innkeeper has gone a little mad. Dr. Adrian's questionable experiments and treatments have produced some interesting mutants at Outbreak Hospital.


Fright Manor Haunted Attractions

October 1-31

Enter if you dare. You'll find sadistic killers in Murderer's Revenge, much more than an abandoned cabin in Terror in the Woods, a descent to the dark side in Hell Bound, and horrors beyond your imagination at the manor house itself.