October and cooler weather are almost here! That means pumpkin patches, haunted houses, trick-or-treating, and other Halloween events are right around the corner. Luckily, Bloomington has you covered for all events spooky and fun this year. These 7 Halloween events in Bloomington will be sure to entertain and scare visitors of all ages.
Halloween Events in Bloomington
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Fowler Pumpkin Patch
Date: Opening for the fall season on Saturday, September 25 Time: Tuesday through Thursday, 4:00-7:00 pm / Friday through Sunday, 10:00 am-7:00 pm Location: Fowler Pumpkin Patch Admission: Free
Enjoy quintessential fall fun at Fowler Pumpkin Patch, complete with a corn maze, petting zoo, hayrides, u-pick pumpkin patch, and more. Hayrides are offered every hour starting at 11:00 am on Saturdays and Sundays.
Barn of Terror Haunted House
Date: Every Friday & Saturday in October plus Halloween night Time: 8:00 pm-12:00 am / 8:00-10:00 pm on Halloween Location: Barn of Terror Admission: General admission is $10.00 per person; children 10 & under are $5.00 each.
Visit the Barn of Terror, Indiana's sixth-best haunted house, for a proper night of Halloween frights.
Harvest Hootenanny Block Party
Date: Saturday, October 9 Time: 4:00 pm Location: Switchyard Brewing Company Admission: VIP tickets are $75.00 per person; general admission for ages 16+ is $10.00 per ticket during the pre-sale or $15.00 per ticket at the door; those younger than 16 and designated drivers are free.
Enjoy live music, pie-eating and pumpkin-carving contests, cornhole, food trucks, fall beers & hot mulled cider, and activities for kids at Switchyard Brewing Co.'s all-ages Harvest Hootenanny.
IU Cinema Under the Stars: What We Do in the Shadows
Date: Thursday, October 14 Time: 8:00 pm Location: Memorial Stadium Admission: Free, but registration is required.
Enjoy a screening of What We Do in the Shadows on the field of Memorial Stadium. Bring your own blankets — no chairs, food, or drink will be permitted.
Great Glass Pumpkin Patch
Date: Saturday, October 16 Time: 10:00 am-3:00 pm Location: Monroe County Courthouse Lawn Admission: Free
Pick out your own homemade blown-glass pumpkin or simply admire the display of over 900 glass pumpkins at the 12th annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch!
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Date: Saturday, October 23 Time: TBD Location: Buskirk-Chumley Theater Admission: TBD
Enjoy Bloomington's annual fall screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Dennis James Hosts Halloween
Date: Wednesday, October 27 Time: 7:00 pm Location: IU Auditorium Admission: $14.00-$28.00 per person
Take the whole family to Dennis James' annual spooky spectacular, packed with music and mayhem!