Halloween is right around the corner and, even though it may not feel like fall just yet, Warrick County is getting ready for festivities after the COVID-19 pandemic put a damper on last year’s celebrations.
Many notable seasonal events such as Boo in Boonville were cancelled while others were scaled back. But now that restrictions have lightened up greatly in the intervening year, many events are back on and prepared to more than make up for their hiatus last year.
At the downtown Boonville square Boo in Boonville will be held for the 26th time, making up for its previous cancellation. It will be on Sunday, October 21 from 5 PM to 6:30 PM and will include traditional Halloween festivities such as trick or treating around the square.
Another event occurring in Boonville at the same time will be the trunk or treat at Boonville First Assembly of God. There will be trick or treating like in downtown but it will be out of decorated vehicles in the church parking lot. The goal is to provide a safe and fun environment for kids to trick or treat in the community. This will be their first trunk or treat event.
Another trunk or treat event in Boonville is being held on Saturday, October 30 at St. Clement Church with a similar theme and decorated trunks.
To the North in Lynnville there will be a trunk or treat event in Lynnville Park on Saturday, October 16, or the 23 if there is inclement weather.
In Chandler there will be a trick or treat event hosted by the Volunteer fire department from 2 PM to 6 PM on October 31.
Newburgh is also hosting a litany of events ranging from haunted houses and ghost walks to trick or treat events. One of the most notable of these is the second annual Halloween in the park being put on by the Warrick Parks foundation at Friedman Park in Newburgh. The event will run from 4 PM to 8 PM on Saturday, October 23 and will cost $5 per car to attend (pedestrians and cyclists are free). There will be a trunk or treat trail, photo booths, food trucks, a halloween costume contest and a small event for adults in the convention center with live music and refreshments.
Newburgh will be hosting their traditional ghost walks downtown as well. Historic Newburgh will be hosting the event as they traditionally have, with tickets already on sale. The ghost walks and hayrides will be held the 15, 16 and 17 of October all weekend. The hayride tours will be $15 per person with the foot tour being $5 per person. Tours run from 6 PM to 9 PM.
No exploration of annual Warrick County Halloween events would be complete without mentioning Zombie Farm. Zombie Farm enters its 47th year in operation with tickets for the self guided tour going for $5 and the “full scare” tour going for $14. This event is for an older audience, and there will be events every weekend in October.