Halloween Events 

Boo Bash 

Visit the St. Joseph County 4H Fairgrounds from 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 for Boo Bash. There will be a trunk-or-treat, haunted maze and more activities, plus a showing of "The Nightmare before Christmas." 

Zoo Boo 

An annual favorite, Zoo Boo offers the opportunity to trick-or-treat through Potawatomi Zoo while it is decked out for the holiday. There are even haunted train and enchanted carousel rides. Here is this year's schedule:

  • 4-8 p.m. Oct. 22
  • 4-8 p.m. Oct. 23 
  • Noon-4 p.m. Oct. 24 

Table or Treat 

Mishawaka Parks is hosting Table or Treat from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 23 along the Mishawaka Riverwalk. Around 50 local businesses are expected to line the paths for trick-or-treating. There will also be music, inflatables and games.

Treats on the Trail

A free trick-or-treating event at Pinhook Park, the whole community is invited to come out to Treats on the Trail from 4-7 p.m. on Oct. 23 in their costumes and collect candy from local businesses and organizations. 

Cops & Goblins 

Trick-or-treating returns to Four Winds Field, home to the South Bend Cubs, from 5-7:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Tickets for Cops & Goblins are required.

Newton Park Trunk-or-Treat

Visit Newton Park in Lakeville from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 28 for its annual trunk-or-treat event

Trick-or-Treat at Eddy Street Commons

Visit Eddy Street Commons, near Notre Dame, from 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 26 for a night of trick-or-treating. There will be fun activities, crafts, music, refreshments and more.

Pumpkin Patches

It doesn't feel quite like fall without a visit to the pumpkin patch. Find your perfect pumpkin at three of our favorite places: Hilltop Farms (Mishawaka), Matthys Farm Market (South Bend) and Thistleberry Farm (South Bend). 

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Scream Parks

To kick off your Halloween weekend, be ready to scream! There are two great (and horrifying) scream parks that will certainly have you checking under your bed for monsters and sleeping with one eye open at night.

Niles Scream Park: Considered by many as one of the top haunted attractions in the country, the Niles Scream Park rebuilds its attractions each year to provide you with completely new, unique, and terrifying shows.

Fear Itself at Legend Park: As one of the largest Scream Parks in the country, Fear Itself at Legend Park in Mishawaka features five astonishing attractions that will have jumping right out of your shoes. 


Finally, what is Halloween without trick or treating? Below are the times for trick or treating in St. Joseph County.

  • Lakeville: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31 
  • Mishawaka: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31
  • New Carlisle: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31 
  • North Liberty: 4-6 p.m. Oct. 31
  • South Bend: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31
  • Walkerton: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31 

More times to be announced soon!