Halloween is one of the best nights of the year by children, and even more so for families in a small town like Greenfield. We especially love seeing our community coming together to provide a “fang-tastic” night for our youngest residents. If you are looking for some “spooktacular” fun in Hancock County for 2021, check out our list of options and “trick or treat yourself” to a “fa-boo-lous” Halloween!

Local Trick or Treat Times

This year, October 31 falls on a Sunday, and trick or treat times are planned to run from 5-8 p.m. in the main Hancock County cities of Greenfield, Fortville, McCordsville and New Palestine. If you’d like to venture outside of Hancock County for more trick-or-treating, you can view additional local trick or treat times from Indy with Kids

Riley Museum Festival of Jack-o-Lanterns

If you enjoy carving pumpkins, then the Festival of Jack-o-Lanterns is the Halloween event for you! The Riley Boyhood Home & Museum hosts this annual festival to show off the best and most creative pumpkin carving skills in the area. You can carve your pumpkin at home, or join the free carving workshop in the Riley Gardens on Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Register online for the workshop, where local artists from the Hancock County Arts & Cultural Council will be available to assist with carving ideas (bring your own pumpkin and tools). Once your pumpkin is complete, you can drop it off at the Riley Museum from 2-5 p.m. on Oct. 24 to register for the carving contest. Pumpkins will be lit nightly from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 24-31 in the Riley Gardens, and prizes will be awarded for the best jack-o-lantern in each category.

Greenfield Parks Trunk or Treat

If your family prefers attending a trunk or treat over visiting neighborhood houses (or you just want an extra chance to find the best candy), come out to Riley Park on Thursday, Oct. 28 from 6-8 p.m. The Greenfield Parks and Recreation Department and its partners are hosting their annual trunk or treat for kids to enjoy Halloween fun in a safe and friendly environment. Greenfield City departments and local organizations will be passing out candy at this trunk or treat.

Town of McCordsville Trunk or Treat

Is the evening too late for your little monster to celebrate Halloween? Check out the annual Town of McCordsville Trunk or Treat on Saturday, Oct. 30 from noon-2 p.m. in the McCordsville Town Hall Parking Lot (6280 W 800 N, McCordsville). Decorate your vehicle and bring the kids to go from car to car for candy treats. This event will also include children’s games and a prize for the best-decorated vehicle!

McCordsville Drive-Thru Trick-or-Treat

If you’d prefer a socially distanced Halloween activity, join Christ Presbyterian Church for a drive-thru trick or treat from 6-7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31 (7879 N 700 W in McCordsville). Your kids can get dressed up in their favorite costumes and your family can drive through the church’s parking lot and pick up some Halloween treats. 

If you’re looking for more local Hancock County events (or would like to submit your own neighborhood news), check out our Greenfield Community events calendar.