Lafayette Area Halloween Activities for Kids

Each year we like to highlight some of the kid friendly Halloween activities in our community.  Most of  these events for the little ones there are “not too” spooky.  There are a couple for those older and braver souls that are meant to make the hair on the back of your neck stand up.

Lafayette 40&8 Trunk or Treat

trunk or treat 40&8October 28th from 4:30 to 6:30 pm
40&8 Parking Lot
1421 North Creasy Lane, Lafayette, IN

Lafayette’s 40&8 invites family and friends to join us for some safe and fun family activities.  Snacks will be provided for the whole family.  Costume parade for all the little ghosts, goblins and super heroes to begin at 6 pm.

Boo at the Zoo

boo at the zoo 2018October 24, 25, and 26 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm
Columbia Park Zoo

This “hauntingly-friendly” event is perfect for pre-school and elementary school-aged kids. children.

Activities feature fun games, a nightly kids’ costume contest at 7:30 pm, face painting, pumpkin carving, and the Enchanted Train Ride. New this year, there will be a variety of inflatables for the kids.   Our night of delights also includes live entertainment and the Columbian Park Kiddie Rides.

Ticket Info
Tickets are $8 per person at the gate or $6 if you buy tickets in advance prior to October 24. Children 2 years old or younger are free. Tickets are on sale now at Arni’s, Once Upon a Child and Purdue Federal Credit Union.  Or go online at Boo at the Zoo.

Maverick Monster Mash

October 25 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
McCutcheon High School

The 5th annual Maverick Monster Mash (Halloween themed carnival for elementary students) will take place indoors at McCutcheon High School.  Kids wear their costumes and participate in over 25 fun activities and games with trick or treating along the way. It is a safe, fun, and warm opportunity to trick and treat!

McCutcheon’s student led Champions Together Committee hosts this event each year to raise money for our Unified Athlete teams and for Indiana Special Olympics.

Ticket Info
Tickets will be available at the door. Adults are free. Prices are per family, $5 for 1, $8 for 2, $10 for 3 or more.

Mall-O-Ween Halloween

October 25 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Tippecanoe Mall
No charge (free)

Trick or treating at the Tippecanoe Mall. Line starts at entrance “C” next to Lenscrafters. Don’t forget to bring your bag, bucket or pillowcase to trick or treat around the mall. Please no full-face mask or painted faces on kids 8 years old and up. No toy guns or weapons of any kind.

Halloweentown 2018 – Year of the Werewolf

October 27 from 2:00 – 6:00 pm
Downtown Lafayette
No Charge (Free)

Halloweentown – Year of the Werewolf invites all ghouls and spooks to come for a night of family fun. No cost to participate. Rain or Shine. Treats for everyone.

2:00 – 4:00 pm Merchants on Main Street hand out candy (Riehle Plaza to 11th Street)
2:00 – 6:00 pm Halloweentown 2018 Community Dance Party with DJ Wendell (Depot)
4:00 – 4:30 pm  4-Legged Pet Parade & Costume Judging
5:00 – 5:30 pm  2-Legged Human Costume Contest
6:00 pm Grand Finale Community Thriller Dance on the Plaza

Haunted Science Lab

October 26th at 6:00 P.M.
October 27th at 10:00 A.M.

Imagination Station’s Haunted Science Lab is back and better than ever with more Frankenstein, more Brains and more Robots! These Halloween activities are fun for the whole family. Kids will receive treats (some edible, some fun) and learn about science from our friends at Purdue, and two area robotics clubs!

Family Friendly Costumes are encouraged. Perfect for ages 2-13, but all are welcome!  Price- non-members: $5 for everyone ages 2 and up, members: $1 for everyone ages 2 and up.

Trick or Treating with the Animals

Saturday, October 27
1 PM – 2:30 PM
The Farm at Prophetstown State Park

Dress in your costumes and join us while we go trick or treating with the animals at the Farm at Prophetstown. For a list of other Halloween activities and Harvest themed events happening throughout the season in Prophetstown. Click here to view a schedule of more upcoming events!

Evil on Erie

Oct 19, 20 and Oct 26, 27
7 p.m. – Midnight
Located at 1910 Wilson St. It sits at the intersection of Erie street and 19th street.

Evil on ErieOver 15000 square feet of Terror awaits you at Evil On Erie!
One GIANT Haunted House, where each and every night we bring your worst Nightmares to life!
New This Year:  The Last Ride – Come experience being buried ALIVE!; 5 minute Zombie ESCAPE Room!; Carnival Games

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Evil on Erie is not recommended for pregnant women, persons with heart, back, seizure, or breathing problems or children!

Ticket Info
All tickets are $15.00. When purchasing online if your first choice for a time block is taken you can purchase a FAST PASS, if available, for $22.  For complete ticket information go to Tickets.



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