With Halloween falling on a Sunday this year, officials of most local municipalities chose alternate days and times for trick-or-treating. While many are on Saturday, Oct. 30, Ligonier, Nappanee and Wakarusa officials have set Thursday, Oct. 28, for trick-or-treating. Goshen scheduled Oct. 30 for general trick-or-treating, but downtown merchants and the Old Bag Factory are also hosting trick-or-treating Oct. 29.
Following is a list of trick-or-treat times, along with various community celebrations.
GOSHEN: Trick-or treat Oct. 30 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
DOWNTOWN GOSHEN: Trick-or-treat Main Street and the Old Bag Factory Oct. 29 from noon to 4 p.m. Merchants will be handing out candy at their establishments.
SHIPSHEWANA: Trick-or-treat Oct. 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. Community Fallfest will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Hudson Auto Museum in the Town Center and at Splash Universe. Two adults will receive free admission into the museum when accompanied by a costumed child. Events include Trunk or Treat, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin decorating, straw mazes, apple bobbing and more.
There will be a children’s parade at 4 p.m.
LIGONIER: Trick-or-treat Oct. 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
NAPPANEE: Trick-or-treat Oct. 28 from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by the annual police department-sponsored harvest party from 7 to 9 p.m. at Napanee Elementary School. Events include a costume contest with prizes for first, second and third place, as well as Best of Show and Most Original. Cheerleaders and police reserves will hand out tickets to play games for prizes. Ronald McDonald will be a special guest.
ELKHART: Trick-or-treat Oct. 30 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Middlebury: Oct. 30 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., with the annual Halloween parade from 7:15 to 8 p.m. on Warren Street from Main to Brown streets.
MILLERSBURG: Trick-or-treat Oct. 30 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The Millersburg Fire Department will have Sparky the dog at the station to greet the children and their parents. Residents are asked to turn on their porch lights to invite costumed guests to call.
BRISTOL: Oct. 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with a town party at the Bristol Fire Department at 6 p.m. The party will include food and children’s games, as well as hayrides through the cemetery.
TOPEKA: Trick-or treat Oct. 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. A Halloween party will take place Oct. 28 at Topeka Elementary School in the gymnasium. Doors open at 6:30 with youth costume contest judging at 7 p.m. in different age groups.
NEW PARIS: Trick-or-treat Oct. 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. The annual Lion’s Club Halloween party will begin at 7 p.m. at New Paris Elementary School. Prizes will be given out for each age category in the costume contest, as well as first through third in the grand prize category. Cider and doughnuts will be served.
SYRACUSE: Trick-or-Treat Oct. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. The Lakeland Youth Center is hosting a fall festival this Saturday, Oct. 23, with a children’s costume contest and carnival-type games. Syracuse Community Center is hosting a Haunted House Oct. 28 to 20 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $5.
MILFORD: Trick-or-Treat Oct. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Wakarusa: Trick-or-Treat Oct. 28 from 5 to 7 p.m.