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All Hallows Eve Weekend, Chain O'Lakes State Park
Start Date: 10/27/2019 All Day
End Date: 10/27/2019
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Event Description:

All Hallows Eve 2019

Chain O' Lakes State Park

Wednesday, October 23rd

11 am: Colors of Fall Hike. Fall colors are here at the park, how many colors can you find?  Meet under the DNR tent in the campground for this family friendly hike. (1 hour)

1 pm: Slime Time. Did you know that slime is a very important part of survival for many of Indiana's creatures?  Meet the Naturalist under the DNR tent in the campground to discover why, and make your very own slime, fun for all ages!  (45 minutes)

 Thursday, October 24th

5:30 pm: Soarin' Hawks- Owls.Have a beak-to-nose educational experience with Soarin' Hawks winged ambassadors.  Meet under the DNR tent in the campground and come and learn about the important role these owls play in our environment. Also learn about the Raptor Center and its important role in protecting raptors and the world we share. Don't forget the camera. (1 hour) 

 7 pm: All Hallows Eve Movies. Bring your blankets, sleeping bags, and lawn chairs, and meet us around the DNR tent in the campground for family friendly Halloween movies, popcorn provided as supplies last. (2 hours)

Friday, October 25th

10 am: S is for Spider. Spiders are often misunderstood, but play an important role in the world we live in.  Come to the historic schoolhouse and learn all about spiders during our preschool series.  Program will include a story, craft, and activities in a non-scary, fun environment.  (1 hour)

 5 pm: MASH.As we prepare for winter, animals are doing the same! Come to the DNR tent in the campground to learn what the letters MASH stand for, and common Indiana critters that go through these changes.  Make your very own craft to take home. (45 minutes)

7 pm: Storytelling. Historian and spoken word performer Glory-June Greiff brings poetry to life, transforming it into a storytelling experience. Celebrate "Spooks & Spirits" with James Whitcomb Riley, Edgar Allan Poe, and others who wrote of darker things!  Meet under the DNR tent in the campground.

Saturday, October 26th

9 am-2 pm: Scavenger Hunt. Grab a scavenger hunt sheet under the DNR tent for this family friendly scavenger hunt.  Come and go event exploring nature in the fall and even decorations around the campground.  Bring the completed sheet back to the tent for a small prize.

9 am-Noon: Treat Bag Decorating. Meet at the DNR tent in the campground to decorate your very own bag to use for trick or treating.  (While supplies last)

11 am: Entry DEADLINE for Campsite Decoration Contest. Register your campsite at the campground gatehouse “walk-up” window.

11 am-2 pm: Hay Rides. Wagons leave from the DNR tent.  Come and see the park from the back of a hay wagon. Suggested Donation: $1.00/rider, cash only please

1-2 pm: Pumpkin Decorating. Come to the DNR tent to get your free pumpkin and spend some time decorating your pumpkin. (While supplies last)

Campground roads are closed to all vehicular traffic between 2-4:30 pm! Vehicles must be parked!

2:30-4 pm: Campground Trick-or-Treating. For costumed participants, please. As always, check candy before allowing your child to eat it when it comes from strangers.

4-4:30 pm: Costume Parade and Contest. Categories include: Ages 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, 13-16, 17+; Pets; Group of family members; Mixed group. Meets at DNR tent in the campground.  Prizes will be awarded in each category

4:30 pm: Campsite Decoration Contest. The winners of the best decorated site will be announced at the DNR Tent after the costume parade and contest.  Prizes are awarded, and our Assistant Property Manager, Heather is the judge! (Park management reserves the right to removal of inappropriate decorations, please remember this is a family friendly event.)

5:30 pm: Community Chili Pot. Chili is served at the DNR tent in the campground by our Chain O'Lakes State Park volunteers. They will be cooking the chili by the DNR tent all day. Suggested Donation: $1.00/bowl, cash only please

Dusk-10 pm: Haunted Trail. Created by the Garrett Boy Scouts Troop 178. Meets at Sunny Ridge Shelter.

Location Information:
Chain O' Lakes State Park  (View Map)
2355 E. 75 S.
Albion, IN 46701
Phone: (260) 636-2654
Contact Information:
Name: Kaitlyn Sproles
Phone: 2606362654
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State calendar classification:
  • Residents
  • Visiting and Playing
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  • Natural Resources, Department of

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