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Spooktacular!, Whitewater Memorial State Park
Start Date: 10/9/2020 All Day
End Date: 10/11/2020
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Event Description:
*All fall festivals and events across DNR are being held using the State's COVID-19 guidance and precautions, including social distancing, sanitation procedures, safe food service and masks required where applicable. Weekend festivals and individual activities are always SUBJECT TO CHANGE based on the monitoring and management of COVID-19 in the State.

Friday, October 9th

8 pm Owl Prowl - Whoooooo is calling in the woods at night? Meet at the Poplar Grove Shelter to learn about some common nocturnal animals and then head out on a moderate 3/4 mile hike in hopes of hearing some.

Saturday, October 10th

11 am – Spooktacular Cornhole Tournament –
Register your team at the Whitewater Camp Store beginning Friday, October 9th. Your team must be registered before 10:45 am on Saturday, October 10th. The tournament will begin promptly at 11 am at the Camp Store. Please be checked in and ready to play by 10:45 am.

1:30 pm Costume Contest – Show off your wicked or whimsical costume during this fun event! Our contest is open to all ages. Bring your 4 legged friends too! Join us at the Campground Playground in Loop B.
*Note: All participants must wear a mask that covers their nose a mouth. If a costume mask has any openings other than for vision, face masks covering the nose and mouth should be worn underneath.

4 pm – 6 pm Trick-or-Treating! –This event is limited to campers, and cabin guests only (overnight guests.) Proof of overnight lodging for the weekend is required for admission to the campground.
- Any vehicle entering the campground this weekend must have a current hangtag.
- Anyone who does not feel well, or has a cough, cold or fever should not participate as a candy distributor or trick-or-treater.
- High risk individuals should not participate as trick-or-treaters or candy distributors.
- All trick-or-treaters and candy distributors must wear masks that cover the nose and mouth. If a “costume” mask has any openings other than for vision, face masks covering the nose and mouth should be worn underneath.
- All candy or treats distributed must be pre-packaged (no popcorn popped on-site, no cups of drinks, etc.)
- Please plan to distribute the candy directly by hand rather than letting trick-or-treaters reach into a bowl.
- If you are distributing treats, please wash or sanitize your hands often and keep hand sanitizer available. Those who are trick-or-treating should carry it and use it often as well. Gloves are not necessary.
- Candy packaging should be wiped off or left to sit for 24 hours before eating if possible. At a very minimum, wash hands or use sanitizer before and after eating candy.
*Roads through the campgrounds will be closed to motor vehicles during this time in order for children to trick-or-treat safely.

6 pm – 10 pm Campsite Judging – Campsite decorations will be voted on by YOU, our campers! Be sure to pick up your voting ballets from the Campground Gatehouse. During this time campers will be walking around the campground to select our spookiest campsites! Each campsite will be given two ballets to cast their votes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Return your completed ballets to the Campground Gatehouse no later than 10:00 p.m. on Saturday. Free camping will be awarded to the top three campsites! Winners will be posted at our Camp Store on Sunday morning at 10:00 am.

8 pm Stories of the Night Sky – Meet at Whitewater Beach House for an Astronomy filled evening! Explore the night sky and discover what constellations can be seen in autumn and the stories behind them.

Sunday, October 11th

10 am Autumn Amble – Meet us at Poplar Grove Shelter for a moderate stroll as we discuss Autumn’s wonders.
Location Information:
Whitewater Memorial State Park  (View Map)
1418 S. State Road 101
Liberty, IN 47353
Phone: (765) 458-5565
Contact Information:
Name: Kristie Ridgway
Phone: 765-647-2657
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  • Residents
  • Visiting and Playing
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