October and cooler weather are almost here! That means pumpkin patches, haunted houses, trick-or-treating, and other Halloween events are right around the corner. Luckily, Bloomington has you covered for all events spooky and fun this year. These 7 Halloween events in Bloomington will be sure to entertain and scare visitors of all ages.
Date: Opening for the fall season on Saturday, September 25
Time: Tuesday through Thursday, 4:00-7:00 pm / Friday through Sunday, 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Location: Fowler Pumpkin Patch
Enjoy quintessential fall fun at Fowler Pumpkin Patch, complete with a corn maze, petting zoo, hayrides, u-pick pumpkin patch, and more. Hayrides are offered every hour starting at 11:00 am on Saturdays and Sundays.
Date: Every Friday & Saturday in October plus Halloween night
Time: 8:00 pm-12:00 am / 8:00-10:00 pm on Halloween
Location: Barn of Terror
Admission: General admission is $10.00 per person; children 10 & under are $5.00 each.
Visit the Barn of Terror, Indiana’s sixth-best haunted house, for a proper night of Halloween frights.
Date: Saturday, October 9
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Switchyard Brewing Company
Admission: VIP tickets are $75.00 per person; general admission for ages 16+ is $10.00 per ticket during the pre-sale or $15.00 per ticket at the door; those younger than 16 and designated drivers are free.
Enjoy live music, pie-eating and pumpkin-carving contests, cornhole, food trucks, fall beers & hot mulled cider, and activities for kids at Switchyard Brewing Co.’s all-ages Harvest Hootenanny.
Date: Thursday, October 14
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Memorial Stadium
Admission: Free, but registration is required.
Date: Saturday, October 16
Time: 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Location: Monroe County Courthouse Lawn
Pick out your own homemade blown-glass pumpkin or simply admire the display of over 900 glass pumpkins at the 12th annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch!
Date: Saturday, October 23
Location: Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Enjoy Bloomington’s annual fall screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Date: Wednesday, October 27
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: IU Auditorium
Admission: $14.00-$28.00 per person
Take the whole family to Dennis James’ annual spooky spectacular, packed with music and mayhem!