Spooky Fun in the Fort
Halloween is just around the corner and that means the return of seasonal favorites like haunted houses, zombie walks, and spooky fun for all ages. Here are a few local activities you might consider:
Haunted Castle and Black Forest
If there’s one thing synonymous with Halloween in Fort Wayne, it’s the Haunted Castle & Black Forest. Located on the northwest side of Fort Wayne, the Haunted Castle and Black Forest is produced and primarily staffed by youth and adults with the St Vincent’s Boy Scouts. The Haunted Castle consists of many haunt scenes and two slides. The fear-inducing Black Forest is an outdoor haunt winding through the woods. Visitors may purchase individual tickets or a combination ticket that provides admission to both venues.
If you’re looking for a family-friendly event, this is it. The 6th annual Fright Night Oct. 17 will kick off at 2pm with activities at the Allen County Public Library, not far from Poplar Ridge, and include a Zombie Walk through the streets of downtown Fort Wayne. Participants are encouraged to come dressed in their best zombie attire. The scarier the better! Haunted tours, kid-friendly and not-so-kid-friendly Halloween movies at the Embassy, an outdoor showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Botanical Conservatory, and other spooky activities are also planned. See the complete lineup of events at http://downtownfortwayne.com/fright-night
Hysterium Haunted Asylum
If you love haunted houses, check out the Hysterium Haunted Asylum on Arden Road in Southwest Fort Wayne for some frightful fun including the Tool Shed Escape Challenge.
If scares aren’t your thing, head over to this family-owned farm for a hayride, pumpkin picking and mazes. The farm is located at 5534 Butt Rd., on the west side of town not far from.
Wild Zoo Halloween
Don’t miss one of Fort Wayne’s favorites, the Wild Zoo Halloween. Dress the kids in costume for trick or treating, a mini maze, pumpkin picking, and tons of kid-friendly activities. See schedule for hours and times.
Monster Mash at the Philmore
Have a bash at the Monster Mash Friday, October 30th at the Philmore on Broadway. Come dressed in your best costume for a chance to win a $150 cash prize in the costume contest, enjoy local bands, and food from the Bravas food truck.
Trick or Treating
What’s better than dressing up in your favorite Halloween costume and going door to door to get free candy! If you have young kids (or are young at heart), trick-or-treating never disappoints. Fort Wayne Trick-or-treating hours will be observed 6:00-8:00 pm city-wide. If you will be passing out candy, make sure to leave your porch light on!
Here’s to a spook-tacular Halloween!