Eat, drink and be scary at community Halloween events

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GREENFIELD — There are plenty of opportunities to lift your spirits and enjoy some fall fun this week leading up to Halloween.

Here’s a look at some of Hancock County’s opportunities to get dressed up and snag some sweets.

All week:

The Festival of Jack-o-Lanterns will be held every evening this week through Oct. 31 in the gardens of the James Whitcomb Riley Boyhood Home, 250 W. Main St. Come any evening for a free stroll to enjoy the glow of jack-o-lanterns and vote for your favorite.

Today, Wednesday, Oct. 27

October Mini Art Courses with Greenfield Parks Department for grades kindergarten to third at 4:30 p.m. and grades fourth through sixth at 6 p.m. Visit parks.greenfieldin.org for price and to register.

Halloween Crafts and Fun, event for children in grades first through fifth, 5 p.m. at the Sugar Creek branch of the Hancock County Public Library, 5731 W. US 52, New Palestine. Register at hcplibrary.org.

“Bumps in the Night” adult program with author and Irvington Ghost Walk guide Alan E. Hunter, sharing spine-tingling tales of history, ghost stories and folklore; 6:30 p.m. at the main branch of the Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road, Greenfield. Register at hcplibrary.org.

Track or Treat, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Mt. Vernon High School track at the Hancock Health Stadium; event sponsored by the Mt. Vernon Athletic Boosters.

Thursday, Oct. 28

Trunk or Treat, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Riley Park, hosted by Greenfield Parks Department.

Monsters, Munchies and Marching Dragons, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the New Palestine High School parking lot, featuring costumes, candy, games and music, plus a community performance by the high school marching band at 8 p.m.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Hallowine Nights at Daniel’s Family Vineyard and Winery near McCordsville features magic shows, pumpkin bowling, a headless horseman, a spooky dance party and more for all ages. Sunday includes a pet costume contest. Cost is $10 per person. For times and more details, visit danielsvineyard.com/hallowine.

Friday, Oct. 29

Trunk ‘n Treat, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Mt. Comfort Church (Philadelphia campus), 2265 W. U.S. 40,

Nightmare on Main Street costume ball, dinner and dancing for ages 21 and older, 6 p.m., Bradley Hall Event Center, 2 W. Main St. Tickets are $100 and benefit the Talitha Koum Women’s Recovery House and Mental Health Partners of Hancock County; nightmareonmainstreet.org.

Saturday, Oct. 30

Treats on Main and F.A.R.M. Community Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Main Street in Fortville, hosted by Fortville Area Resource Mission. Event includes a pumpkin decorating contest, costume contest, antique tractors, hay rides, barrel train rides, and live music. Visit fortvillearearesourcemission.org for more.

McCordsville Trunk or Treat, noon to 2 p.m., McCordsville Town Hall parking lot, 6280 W. 800N.

Trunk or Treat, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Bradley United Methodist Church, 210 W. Main St. (indoors if inclement weather)

Harvest Hoedown, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Brookville Road Community Church, 7480 W. U.S. 52, New Palestine.

Trunk or Treat, 4 to 6 p.m., Wilkinson Church of Christ, 7293 IN-109, Wilkinson.

Hancock County Trunk or Treat, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Hancock County Fairgrounds, 620 N. Apple St., Greenfield. Event is hosted by Connor’s Caring Hands, which creates and delivers gift baskets for children that will be spending Christmas in a hospital. Event includes music, food, raffles and activities, plus crafters and vendor displays. Visit connorscaringhands.org or call (317) 828-7562 for more information.

Trunk or Treat, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Browns Chapel, 994 N. 600E., Greenfield.

Trick or Treat hours for the community of Shirley: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 31

Trick or Treat hours for the communities of Greenfield, New Palestine, McCordsville, Fortville, Cumberland and Wilkinson: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Halloween Treats party, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Greenfield Christian Church, 23 N. East St., Greenfield.

Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat, 5 to 7 p.m., Gateway Community Church of Fortville, 125 E. Staat St., Fortville.

Trunk or Treat, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 1450 W. Main St., Greenfield.