Fall and Halloween are in full swing and Southern Indiana is packed with fang-tastic haunts and happenings to celebrate spooky season. Here’s a round-up of thrills and chills taking place to have a spooktacular time in SoIN!
Literally, A Haunted House
“Literally, A Haunted House” is back this year at New Albany’s historic and legendary Culbertson Mansion. If you dare, take a tour of the Carriage House in the backyard. This year’s theme is “Vintage Horrors.”
Fun (and spooky) fact: Over the years, mansion staff and volunteers have reported strange and unusual occurrences in the Carriage House, including electrical problems, mysterious figures moving from room to room, strange sounds after hours and missing items. So, yes, this is literally a haunted house! Reservations are encouraged.
When: 7-11 p.m., every Friday and Saturday in October
Where: 914 E. Main St., New Albany
This haunted attraction located in Clarksville features more than 10,000 square feet of horror. Depicted as a dreamland of thrills and spine-tingling screams around every corner. Are you brave enough to endure the creatures that have escaped the mind of the Manor’s owner?
When: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. every Friday and Saturday in October
Where: 640 Providence Way, Clarksville
Billed as the “Most Fun You’ve Ever Had in Your Car,” Danger Run is one of the longest operating Halloween attractions in the region. This immersive scavenger hunt-style game has you driving around to follow the clues that lead you to haunted locations. Beat the game and you and your crew will be entered to win free prizes.
New for 2021: The course takes you to haunted locations and you will use the new Spirit Box app to communicate with ghosts. If solved correctly, the spirits will reveal information to solve the mystery of their disappearance. The object of the game is to identify the individuals that are responsible and put the spirits to rest. It is like the driving version of the game “Clue.”
When: Open daily in October. Hours are: 6-10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday and 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday
Where: 1350 Veterans Parkway, Clarksville
Charlestown State Park’s annual Halloween family-friendly event features trick-or-treating and festive decorations throughout the campground. Come for trick or treating, costume contests and more.
When: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., October 22-24
Where: Charlestown State Park, 12500 State Road 62, Charlestown
Take a walking tour to explore all things wicked in downtown New Albany and hear the stories of strange and creepy happenings. This is a historical tour, not a haunted house, where you’ll learn chilling, graphic and shocking details from the past! Be prepared to walk about two miles as the tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours. Held rain or shine.
When: Visit NewAlbanyWickedWalk.com for specific details on tour times
Where: Tour takes place in downtown New Albany. Meet at the southeast corner of East Market and Bank streets at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the event.
Big Four Boo Fest
Get ready for tricks, treats, music, food trucks and more Halloween festivities at this event that’s fun for the entire family.
When: 5-9 p.m., Oct. 25
Where: Big Four Station Park in Jeffersonville.
If you’re looking for more festive fun in the area, Louisville has several haunted houses and Halloween events. Click here for more info. And in the meantime, we “witch” you a Happy Halloween!