Halloween is fast approaching. Luckily, Bloomington has plenty to offer, from tricks to treats.
Here are five events that will keep the holiday scares coming the whole weekend.
Trunk or Treat
Multiple local businesses will have trunk-or-treat events leading up to and on Halloween. As an alternative to trick-or-treating, cars decorated for the holiday open their trunks to kids walking car-to-car.
Saturday brings a daytime event from Bloomington ATA Family Martial Arts at 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. On Halloween, Southern Hills Country Club will host trunk-or-treating from 2-4 p.m., and Little Union Baptist Church follows from 6-8 p.m.
Downtown Trick or Treat
Downtown Bloomington, Inc. will have a trick-or-treat walk involving local businesses from 5-8 p.m Friday, Oct. 29. The event is geared toward families, and wearing costumes is encouraged.
Festival of Ghost Stories
The Festival of Ghost Stories will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at Bryan Park on S. Henderson St. The admission is free, and there will be jack-o’-lanterns and cider to warm up as well as storytellers telling tales.
The event recommends bringing a coat and a warm blanket. It is recommended for adults, teens and older children.
Fall Fest and Chili Cook Off
All are welcome for their “Fall Fest and Chili Cook Off” 4-7 p.m. Oct. 30 at Highland Village Church, located at 515 S. Curry Pike. There will be a pumpkin decorating contest, games, prizes and food.
Oriana’s Halloween Drag Show Brunch
Drag queens will perform for families at this all-ages event on Halloween at the Jack and Diane rooftop terrace at the Graduate Bloomington on Kirkwood Avenue. The show will begin at noon, with the doors opening at 11:30 a.m. The hotel is collaborating with Bloomington Pride and Oriana Perón to present the brunch event.
Tickets are $10 for kids and $20 for adults. A breakfast item and a coffee or juice is included. Costumes are encouraged, and the best costume will win a $50 gift card to Poindexter Coffee, located in the hotel.