Halloween In Indiana: A MapQuest Guide
From zombie parades and costume contests to haunted houses and hayrides (to haunted anything!), the Halloween season casts its spell and awakens our inner ghouls and goblins. As part of FrightQuest -- a MapQuest series on spooky destinations and activities -- here are three options to celebrate Halloween in Indiana that are sure to be a scream.
— Wendy Gould
Indiana Fear Farm
Jamestown's Indiana Fear Farm puts a spooky spin on traditional haunted houses. Brave guests take a 20-minute spine-tingling hayride deep into the haunted forest of KD Farm, where more than 40 monsters hide, scare and perform stunts. Those who dare to enter should also be wary of the legendary headless horseman who roams the grounds seeking revenge. In addition to the haunted hayride, Indiana Fear Farm also has a haunted barn where guests slide, climb and crawl through a heart-pounding, horror-filled maze. Admission prices range from $10 to $18, depending on age.
6736 S. County Road 500 W., Jamestown, IN 46147 | Get Directions
The Historic Irvington Halloween Festival
Central Indiana residents searching for a family-friendly Halloween festival this year will find their time and money well spent at the annual, week-long Historic Irvington Halloween Festival, held in late October. A staple of Halloween celebrations in the area for more than 60 years, the festival hosts myriad activities, including a five-mile run, scholarship pageant, live music, food, contests, Halloween movies and booths from vendors across the state. Also available are haunted tours -- guided by authors of Irvington Haunts -- that take brave souls on a walk around the historic neighborhood to point out and discuss buildings and homes believed to be haunted. Admission to the festival is free. A two-hour haunted tour costs $15 per person.
10 Johnson Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46219 | Get Directions
Deere Farms Corn Maze And Pumpkin Patch
Indiana is known for a few things, including its never-ending supply of sweet, delicious corn on the cob. Celebrate Indiana and Halloween this year with a visit to Deere Farms, where you can weave your way through a 20-acre corn maze, pick and carve/decorate your pumpkin of choice and come dressed in spooky, silly or sweet costumes. Ticket prices vary, but range from free for very young children to $8 per adult.
1565 St. John's Church Rd. NE, Lanesville, IN 47136 | Get Directions
Highlights from the 2010 Irvington Halloween Festival.
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