Fall Festivities


Hayrides, Pumpkins, Mums and MORE!  Check out our listing of Fall Festivities.  

Submit your event to rduckworth@vinu.edu

Sandborn Community Fall Festival-Sandborn Community Park
Hosted by the Sandborn Volunteer Fire Department


Touch a Truck and Trick or Treat-Vincennes Gregg Park
Saturday October 28th 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
This event will give kids and their parents the opportunity to sit in the seat, honk the horn, and turn the wheel of their favorite big truck, back hoe, fire truck, police cruiser, and lots of other vehicles. Vehicles will bring treats and kids can come dressed in costumes.


Vincennes Main Street Trick o’ Treat
Saturday, October 28th from 1:30PM-3:00PM.
The participating businesses will have balloons out!

The Geek Boom will be hosting an all day Halloween Fest on October 28th from 12p-6p. We will have FREE comics, a costume contest (with prizes being awarded), all day Zombicide for those 13+, kids games with fun Halloween themed prizes, and a special treat for kids. All of our events are FREE and open to anyone. The costume contest and free comics are supported by Diamond Comics. All events will be held at 431 Main Street Vincennes


St. Francisville Halloween Carnival
Saturday October 28th 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Trunk or Treat 6:15-6:45

Trick or Treat Dates and Times:

City of Vincennes
Monday October 30th from 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Tuesday October 31st from 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Hart Street Safe Stop
October 31st
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Vincennes University Old Post Bookstore in the Beckes Student Union
October 30th & 31st
1101 N 2nd Street
Treat bags on Halloween from 5-7

Oakland City, IN
October 30th and October 31st
4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Houses with porch lights on only

Prinecton, IN
October 30th and October 31st
5:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. CT

Bicknell, IN
October 31st
6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Washington, IN
October 31st
5:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Loogootee, IN
October 31st
Parade of Costumes at 5:30 p.m. located at St. John’s Church
Trick or Treat 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Olney, IL
October 31st
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. CT

Linton, IN
October 31st
6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.

Lawrence County, IL (all times Central)
October 31st
St. Francisville 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Bridgeport 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Lawrenceville 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Sumner 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Russelville 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
(Trick-or-Treat houses with porch lights on)


Something’s Brewing in Bicknell
Saturday October 28th from 6 PM – 11 PM

Facebook event link here

The tentative schedule of events happening on Oct. 28th:
(subject to change/not all events listed are @ Northside Park so please read carefully)

9-11am Family Fun Run @ NKHS NK Post Prom Fundraiser

11am – throughout the day BYRL Inflatable Obstacle Course (12 & under all day bracelet $5, 13 & up all day bracelet $10, or $1 per run)(Northside Park basketball court area)

Noon – BYRL Wiffel Ball Tournament ( $10/5 person team) (Northside Ballfield) contact Miranda Feldman or Emily Mundy to sign up.

2pm – BYRL Free Pet Costume Contest (Award to Best Overall) (Hooper Field/old football field/Northside Park)

5pm – Lineup for The Rob Lemons Costume Contest (Hooper Field/old football field/Northside Park) (Free event)

5:30pm – Judging of the costumes (winners will be announced during the carnival)

6pm – Parade of Costumes (Pool Drive/Northside Park)(Free event)

6:15pm – 9pm Trunk or Treat & Something’s Brewin Carnival Opens (prizes will be awarded at the end) (Northside Park/parking area near pool/basketball court) (Free carnival games) (BYRL Pumpkin Painting $2/pumpkin, awards will be given to Scariest, Cutest, & Best Overall)

6pm – French Club Free Weiner Roast (hayrides will be available from Northside Park to the French Club)

8:30pm – AnderSat Haunted House (tentatively old Scout Home/Northside Park) $3/person

9pm – Midnight Free Monster Bash Teen Dance (Northside Park on the basketball court courtesy of John Marsh)

BYRL will also be hosting the KC Knights Tournament all day @ Southside Park

BYRL showing of Hocus Pocus at dark @ Southside Park

Full day of fun activities for everyone!

Most of Northside Park/Pool Drive will be blocked off. Parking will be available near the front of the park by the highway, next to the playground area, and around the skating rink. Please help us keep everyone safe and have a great time!



What: Showing of Red Skelton Halloween episodes.
Where: Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy, REDucation Room
When: October 31, 2017 10:00-5:00

The Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy will be giving visitors an extra treat on Halloween. They will be showing episodes of the REd Skleton show that featured stars of horror films. Red visits guest star Peter Lorre and tries to make him into a comedian. They do a spoof of “The Honeymooners” with a macabre twist. Next Clem tries to sell Bela Lugosi a brush and ends up with a new brain. Bela is assisted by Lon Chaney Jr. and Vampira. This episode inspired a scene in the movie “Ed Wood”. Then Willie Lump Lump gets ready for a costume party and ends up drunk. His wife rearranges the room to try to cure him from drinking. Finally, horror legends Boris Karloff and Vincent Price play father and son. They think Clem is their robot and try to sell him the government. This episode includes Boris and Vincent singing. The episodes will be playing in the museum’s REDucaton room during the day. The showing is free to members and free to other guests with cost of admission to the museum.


A Wonderful Life Home Decor and Gifts Christmas Open House-611 E Main St. Washington, IN
Friday November 3rd 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Saturday November 4th 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Chili Supper
Saturday November 4th  5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
2600 Wabash Ave, Vincennes IN

Join us for our annual Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Chili Supper on Saturday November 4, 2017 from 5-8. There will be a silent and live auction, games, fun and CHILI (also hamburgers/hotdogs/desserts/etc.)

This is our HUGE fundraiser for the year and it is such a fun event. Bring your friends and family and have a great time!


The Chandelier Country Christmas
The Wilson Family Farms-5060 E 350N Montgomery, IN
Friday November 10th 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Saturday November 11th 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


Holiday  Bazaar-November 11th from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Vincennes First Church of the Nazarene
There will be homemade craft items for sale, a bake sale, games for the children, chili soup, silent auction, jail and bail, and much more. The community is invited to come shop and enjoy a meal.


November 14th
Join the United States Mint and George Rogers Clark National Historical Park for the ceremonial release of the 40th coin in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.
No tickets needed–event is free and open to the public.

Quarter Launch: November 14, 2017
10:00 a.m. (ET)
Riverfront Pavilion
102 N 2nd St.
Vincennes, IN 47591

Coin Forum: November 13, 2017
6:00 p.m. (ET)
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Visitor Center
401 S. 2nd St.
Vincennes, IN 47591

We hope to see you there!


Fort Fright
Oct. 13-14; 20-21 Fort Knox II, Vincennes
This annual Halloween event, with separate programs for younger and older children, features haunted trails, dramatic stations, fun activities, and a hayride.

St Peter Lutheran Church Fall Fricassee -October 14 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
St. Peter Lutheran Church, Fall Fricassee on October 14, 2017. Ready for carry out at 12:00. Lunch is available. Hamburgers, brats, salad as well as Fricassee. Pie Sale too. St. Peter Lutheran Church, 7000 South Decker Road. 7 miles South of Vincennes.

Linton Fall Arts Festival October 14
Linton Fall Arts Festival – Saturday, October 14th, downtown Linton – Family-focused day celebrating art. Activities include: Breakfast, Marketplace with Art Vendors demonstrations, Kid’s Free Activities including Silly Safari, Amateur Backyard BBQ Smoke Off, Sugar Cream Pie Contest, 3 on 3 basketball tournament, Entertainment including Busking, Cruise-In. Start the day with Breakfast and enjoy the fire pits, music and s’mores into the evening.


Friends of Otwell Elementary Golf Scramble -October 14
Friends of Otwell Elementary 2ndAnnual Golf Scramble October 14, 2017 – Sultan’s Run – Jasper, IN   All proceeds to benefit Otwell Miller Academy charter school and Lil HOOsiers Daycare/Preschool in Otwell, IN
Friends of Otwell Elementary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit
Sign-Up Begins: 12:00 pm Shotgun Start: 1:00 pm Format:
4-Man Team Scramble (Individual golfers will be added to a 4-man team) Entry Fee $50.00 per golfer


Odon Pumpkin Festival-Odon, IN 47562
Sat., Oct 14, 12pm-6pm EST
Downtown Main Street
The Indiana Adoption Program will have a booth at the Odon Pumpkin Festival with free information about our program.


Apple Hill Fall Festival October 14th 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Lunch offered from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Walnut Grove Festival
October 14-Grouseland Mansion, Vincennes
Enjoy food, music, period demonstrations, and vendors of all kinds. Come for the fun of it!


Futaba of Indiana America Halloween Open House Octover 15th 1:00-4:00 p.m. ET


Vincennes YMCA Pumpkin Splash and a Movie!  October 20th 5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
YMCA of Vincennes
2010 College Ave, Vincennes, Indiana 47591

Family event to swim with pumpkins, enjoy games and crafts, refreshments and a movie to celebrate Halloween!
Swim time will be from 5pm-6:30pm and movie time will be from 6:30pm-7:30pm.
Cost is $3 for each child that is a Y member and $5 for each child that is not a Y member.


October 21st. Zombie Fun Run (5K) and Osbtacle Course. Cost is $30.00 and includes t-shirt and after party. If your registration is received by October 5, for a t-shirt.
9663 N 1875th St, Palestine, Illinois 62451