Goshen-area communities have scheduled trick-or-treat hours on Oct. 30 — Nappanee and Ligonier — and on Oct. 31 — Goshen, Middlebury, Millersburg and Bristol.
But there are a number of other Halloween activities that are ongoing in October.
Judgment House — Grace Community Church will host Judgment House Oct. 23, 24 and 25 from 7 to 10:30 p.m. and Oct. 27 from 6 to 11 p.m. This is a free interactive, “uncensored,” real-life drama concerning life, death and the afterlife.
Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are recommended. Children should be at least 10 years old to enter. For reservations, call 533-7546.
Grace Community Church is located just south of Goshen Middle School at C.R.s 36 and 21.
Field of Screams – Every Friday and Saturday until Halloween from dusk to 10 p.m., weather permitting, families are invited to join the haunted fun at The Field of Screams, which is located at 10817 N. 1000 East, Cromwell.
Tickets are $10 and include a hayride, s’more and hot dog.
On Oct. 31, there will be a Halloween costume contest at the Field of Screams at 7:30 p.m.
Halloween Haunted House — Syracuse Community Center will have a Halloween Haunted House from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26.
Tickets are $1. Call 457-3440 for more information.
Halloween Carnival — On Oct. 27, there will be a Halloween Carnival at Syracuse Community Center.
The carnival is free for children — infants through fifth-graders. There will be lots of games to play, along with prizes, treats and costume contests.
The community center and Lakeland youth center are sponsoring the event and looking for volunteers. Call 457-3440 or 457-3055 for more information.
Fright Factory — The annual haunted Fright Factory has a new location this year and will be held at West Park Pavillion.
West Park is located three blocks west and three blocks north of Nappanee’s downtown.
The haunted “factory” will continue Friday and Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m., Oct. 26 and 27 from 7 to 11 p.m. and Oct. 31 from 7 to 10 p.m.
Admission is $5.
For more information, call 773-3408 or check out the Nappanee Civic Theatre’s Web site at www.yourdomain.comwww.nappaneecivictheatre.com.
On Oct. 31, Lakeland Rehab in Milford will host trick-or-treaters from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Residents will be handing out candy. Then there will be time for doughnuts, cider and a costume contest.
Spooktacular — Oct. 26-27, Science Spooktacular will offer thrills and chills for students of all ages.
Hosted by ETHOS (Encouraging Technology and Hands On Science), the family event will provide the typical suspense and mystery of Halloween without any of the spookiness.
Last year, more than 2,000 people launched pumpkins from a trebuchet, star gazed in the mini planetarium, programmed robots and tried to solve a crime using forensic evidence. They also browsed bug, bee, and fish exhibitions, watched a puppet theater and participated in a silly safari.
New to the Spooktacular this year is a bat cave, lead awareness program, origami polyhedra, Memorial High School’s high mileage car and Penn High School’s life-size robot.
All of these activities will be presented at ETHOS, 1127 Miles Ave., Elkhart, Oct. 26 and 27. Friday’s hours are from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday’s are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The activities are designed for children and parents to experience together.
Admission is $2 a person or $10 for a family of five or more. Food and Spooktacular T-shirts will be available for purchase.
Science Central — On Oct. 28, Science Central in Fort Wayne will sponsor “You … Inside Out: Halloween Fund @ Science Central” from noon to 5 p.m.
Children will participate in activites about organs of the body, dissect a real cow eye, learn about the digestive and respiratory systems, visit the touch stations and make fake blood and spines.
Science Central is located at 1950 N. Clinton St., Fort Wayne. For more information, call (260) 424-2400 or go online to www.sciencecentral.org.