Wherever you live in Jackson County, there are plenty of opportunities to get in the spooky spirit for Halloween.
Brownstown, Crothersville, Medora and Seymour will have residential trick or treating from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Trunk or treat
The first trunk or treat is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Boys and Girls Club of Seymour, followed by a special time for teens from 8 to 10 p.m.
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A plaque will be given to the best decorated vehicle with a Halloween theme. Flash, a therapy miniature horse, also plans to be at the event.
Surprise Christian Church’s trunk or treat and harvest festival is from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Then from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Region 7 American Bikers Aimed Toward Education will host trunk or treat at Crossroads Community Park in downtown Seymour.
Seymour Area Cruisers will have its second trunk or treat cruise-in from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot at Tractor Supply Co. in Seymour. In addition to handing out treats to all of the children attending, members of the car club will collect canned goods for Community Provisions of Jackson County Inc.
Other trunk or treat events are set for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Seymour, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Covered Bridge Health Campus in Seymour and from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Immanuel Lutheran Church and Seymour Christian Church, both in Seymour.
Starve Hollow State Recreation Area in Vallonia once again will host "Hollow"een Spooktacular on Saturday at the campground on the property.
Children can meet at the forest education center at 10 a.m. to make a spooky Halloween craft. The pumpkin painting contest will be at 1 p.m. with judging and prizes to follow. Pumpkins will be available on a first-come, first-served basis or you can bring your own.
A costume contest will be at 4 p.m. on the stage with prizes being awarded to children, adults and pets.
Trick or treat at the campground will be from 5 to 7 p.m. No vehicles are permitted throughout the campground during this time. Incoming traffic will be directed to designated parking areas from the gatehouse beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Judging for the campsite decorating contest will take place at 6 p.m., and winners will be awarded Sunday morning.
A haunted house at the beach house will be from 8 to 10 p.m.
All events are included with gate admission, which is $7 per vehicle for in-state residents and $9 per vehicle for out-of-state residents.
Fear Fair, known as Indiana’s scariest haunted house, will be open from 8 to 10 p.m. today, Sunday and Thursday and from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. today and Saturday.
The attraction will have a lights-on kid-friendly night from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and a blackout event from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Nov. 1 and 2.
Seymour Main Street’s annual Downtown Trick or Treat will go from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at participating businesses along Second and Chestnut streets.
Be sure to stop outside the Greater Seymour Chamber of Commerce to check out the new selfie station, which is sponsored by Bob Poynter Family of Dealerships in partnership with The Tribune. Trick-or-treaters can have their photos taken to be featured in a special online gallery on tribtown.com and in the newspaper. Parents also will be able to download and print photos of their child.
That same day, the Seymour Evening Lions Club’s 53rd annual Halloween costume parade steps off at 6 p.m. It will begin at the post office and continue to the American Legion Post 89 parking lot. The Seymour High School marching band will lead the parade.
That will be followed by a costume contest in the American Legion parking lot. Judging of costumes will be by seven age groups, from 2 and younger to 21 and older, and the categories of best pet costume, best group of three and best band member. Prizes will be awarded in each age group and category, and treats will be available to all contestants.
While you’re downtown, check out the Scarecrow Stroll displays in front of 21 businesses and vote for your favorite inside each location, and stop by Steinker Platz on South Chestnut Street to see a Halloween display created by employees of Schuler Bauer Real Estate and Bailey and Wood Financial Group.
On Thursday, Brownstown is the place to be for Halloween festivities. Starting at 5:15 p.m., the Jackson County Visitor Center plans to pass out candy to trick-or-treaters, and kids can stop by the livery barn at the Jackson County History Center.
Brownstown/Ewing Main Street is sponsoring a parade that will begin at McDonald’s at 5:45 p.m. and travel to the Jackson County Courthouse.
Brownstown Christian Church and New Life Missionary Baptist Church also have plan to have a Fall Family Fun Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. on Stout Street between Bridge and Walnut streets.
Also that night, check out the businesses participating in the third annual fall storefront decorating contest. Displays will be judged that evening.
Also scheduled are a Halloween party from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Norman Station Conservation Club, October family night from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church in Seymour, the Aisin Monster Mash 5K Dash at 4 p.m. Sunday at Aisin Holdings of America in Seymour and trick or treat from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department in Brownstown.
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