Avid trick-or-treaters can start collecting their sweets this weekend and continue knocking on doors until Halloween night.
Halloween lands on Wednesday this year, so communities are varied in which night they’ll observe the event.
Trick-or-treat times and dates are:
Wakarusa: 5 to 7 p.m.
Nappanee: 5 to 7 p.m., and the police-sponsored harvest party is from 7 to 9 p.m. at Nappanee Elementary School.
Ligonier: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Goshen: 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Trick-or-Treat on Main Street in downtown Goshen begins Wednesday at noon and continues until closing time. More than 40 merchants will participate in the Goshen Chamber of Commerce event. Old Bag Factory merchants also participate. Participating merchants will have orange fliers in their store windows or doors.
Bristol: 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Elkhart: 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Middlebury: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
A costume parade sponsored by the Crystal Valley Exchange Club will take place at 7 p.m. on West Warren Street by Varns & Hoover Hardware. Participants can vie for cash prizes in the categories of serious, most original, funniest and prettiest.
Club members will also be serving cider and doughnuts.
LaGrange: 5 to 7 p.m.
Milford: 6 to 8 p.m.
Millersburg: 5:30 to 8 p.m. (children may visit homes with porch lights on)
New Paris: 5 to 6:30 p.m.
A Halloween party will follow at 7 p.m. at New Paris Elementary School for pre-school children and students through grade six from Benton and New Paris.
Cash prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. The party is an annual event that is sponsored by the Lions Club.
Shipshewana: 5 to 8 p.m.
Syracuse: 6 to 8 p.m.
Nappanee Trunk-or-Treat: Children are invited to Heritage House Senior Living Center Saturday from 6 to 7 p.m. for some treats. Heritage House is located at 1700 Waterfall Drive (off C.R. 7 across from the golf course) in Nappanee.
Goshen Trick-or-Trunk: Organizers invite community members to dress up and hand out treats from the trunks of their vehicles at two locations: the Goshen Boys & Girls Club on Crescent Street and West Goshen Elementary School’s playground, 215 Dewey Ave. Both events are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
About 800 children are expected to show up.