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.