HANCOCK COUNTY – Pick out that perfect Halloween costume and save the date for upcoming community events.
Hancock County’s churches, towns and parks will host family-friendly events throughout the month of October. Here’s an early look at what’s planned; events are free unless otherwise noted.
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-Cumberland Trail & Treat: A new event hosted by the Cumberland Police Department replaces the community’s Monster Dash. It’s set for 3-5 p.m. Oct. 14 at Lions Park along the Buck Creek Trail Loop. Admission is free for trick-or-treaters and four-legged friends to wander along the Buck Creek Trail adorned with decorations and treat spots hosted by local businesses and organizations The best-decorated spot will be recognized; to learn more or apply to be a vendor, apply by Oct. 6 at town.cumberland.in.us/community/trail_treat.
-Trunk or Treat: New Palestine Marching Dragons presents its annual Halloween event at 7 p.m. Oct. 19, featuring candy, costumes, games, music, food trucks and a community performance of the band at the New Palestine High School south parking lot.
-Pumpkins & Peddlers: Town festival includes food, entertainment and vendors from 5-9 p.m. Oct. 20 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 21. Visit townofshirley.com or facebook.com/shirleyindiana for updates.
-Rover’s Howl-O-Ween: Join Greenfield Parks and local pet care businesses and organizations for a vendor fair from 1-4 p.m. at Rover’s Run Bark Park in Beckenholdt Park, 2770 N. Franklin St., Greenfield.
-Harvest Fest: New Palestine Main Street’s second annual Harvest Fest will feature country line dancing, trunk or treat, food trucks, pumpkin patch, chili tasting, kids games and more, from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 21 at 11 E. Main St., New Palestine.
-The Festival of Jack -o-Lanterns: View dozens of pumpkins carved by local residents in the annual Festival of Jack-o-Lanterns at the James Whitcomb Riley Boyhood Home. The pumpkins – submitted by anyone who wants to participate – are in the gardens of the home and are lit each evening from 7-9 p.m. A “Ghostbusters” costume night is planned for Oct. 28. The home is located at 250 W. Main St., Greenfield.
-Trunk or Treat: Annual event hosted by Greenfield Parks and Recreation is expanding this year to the Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds, 620 Apple St., Greenfield, from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 26.
-Hank’s Halloween Spooktacular: Hancock Health’s version of Trunk or Treat offers treats and family fun in the parking garage of Hancock Regional Hospital, 801 N. State St., Greenfield.
-Treats on Main and FARM Community Fair: Join downtown Fortville merchants and the Fortville Area Resource Mission for festivities, including games and treats for children, costume contest and parade and fall photos fro 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 28 in downtown Fortville.
-Trunk-or-Treat: Greenfield First Church of the Nazarene offers candy, tractor rides, farm animals, soups and chili from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 28 at 1980 S. State St., Greenfield.
-Trunk or Treat, 3-5 p.m., Greenfield Elks Lodge, 820 S. State. St., Greenfield.
-Town of McCordsville’s Trunk or Treat: the McCordsville community event takes place from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Outlook Church parking lot, 6531 N. 600W., McCordsville. Come dressed in costume for candy, or sign up to host a trunk space. There will be a “best dressed trunk” contest. For more information, email [email protected].