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.

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Headless Horseman at 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! 


Dia de los Muertos at Eiteljorg

Nopal Cultural presents a FREE Day of the Dead celebration on Oct. 26 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.


Halloween ZooBoo presented by Central Indianapolis Honda Dealers

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. 

The Children’s Museum Guild’s Haunted Hotel of Spells

Ring the front desk bell and check into the spooky Hotel of Spells, this year's Halloween attraction at the oldest continually-operated haunted house in the nation. Lights-on hours are available for those who scare easily. 


Slightly Haunted Puppet Show

Spend an evening with Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio and enjoy the 10th annual Halloween program. Using hand-crafted and costumed marionettes, the performance will feature dancing ghosts and skeletons, a witch, Dracula, and a juggling scarecrow. Perfect for little ones, this truly will be a Halloween hit. 


Irvington Halloween Festival

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. 

Corn Maze at 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.
 
TRULY FRIGHTENING

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

Indy Scream Park is the only haunted house in the Hoosier State to feature both 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.


Hanna Haunted Acres

Tried-and-true Hanna Haunted Acres attractions are back: Haunted Hayride features animated and real characters, Saw takes you inside the infamous Saw movies and Scarecrow’s Revenge brings a new level of fright to traditional corn mazes. 

The Thirteenth Hour

Last fall, the doors to a condemned church that has stood for over 100 years opened.  This Halloween season, step inside the 13th hour and learn what secrets lie below the surface. The master awaits.

 

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