This weekend there are ample opportunities for Halloween fun. Friday night the Vincennes Central Business District is hosting the children’s pumpkin hunt and costume parade in downtown Vincennes. From 4:00pm – 6:00pm there will be trick-or-treating with the downtown merchants. At 6:00pm the costume parade begins from Main Street to Patrick Henry Square. Enjoy games, hayrides, pictures with the Great Pumpkin and the lighting of the pumpkin tower, and a fresh-air flick.
Meet characters from Vincennes history and listen to their chilling tales of life and death on the early Indiana frontier at Fort Knox II. There will be a family friendly “No Scare” program from 5:00pm – 7:00pm including wagon rides, concessions, games, storytelling, face painting and pumpkin painting. The “Full Scare” portion will be held from 7:00pm – 9:00pm including tours of the Fort by lantern light (by historical characters with scary surprises), concessions, games and pumpkin painting. *The last tours will start at 9:30pm. Admission $8.00/person ages 13 & up and $5.00/person ages 12 & under. (Admission is good for the entire night.)
Saturday morning you can shop at the Farmers Market for all of your Fall décor and Halloween pumpkins from 8am-1pm and then head over to the Harvest Moon Festival at Gregg Park. The Harvest Moon events for the day include a craft/flea market, hayrides, food booths, pumpkin patch & carving, hot dog & marshmallow roasting, trunk or treating, Miss Harvest Moon pageant, spooky storytelling, kids & pets costume contests & pictures and FREE music at the band shelter.