Irvington Halloween Festival Schedule of Events

The Historic Irvington Halloween Festival is a week of events including a 5 mile run, a scholarship pageant, musicians, contests, Halloween-themed movies, storytelling, ghost tours, live theater, bike rides, roller derby, a haunted puppet show and dozens of other events. The Festival culminates on Saturday with a street fair which includes over 170 vendors, live-music and a costume parade.

2014 Schedule

Saturday, Oct 18th

Pumpkin Carving Contest | 10am-2pm | Ellenberger Park Skating Rink| FREE

Come out to the Ellenberger Park Skating Rink for a free pumpkin carving contest! Pumpkins and tools will be provided. Food trucks & prizes for K-12 and adult categories!

Scholarship Pageant sponsored by Snips | 6pm | Downey Ave Christian Church

See who will be crowned the Irvington Halloween Festival Queen! Contestants will be judged on an original costume, interview, evening wear, and an onstage question. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship to her college of choice, with 1st and 2nd runner-ups and best costume winning a cash prize as well. The winner will also be eligible to compete next year in the State Festival Pageant.

Sunday, Oct 19th

Spooky Organ Concert with Indianapolis Children’s Choir | 6pm | Our Lady of Lourdes | FREE

This is an annual event featuring an organ performance by Our Lady of Lourdes organist Larry Bonebright and a special performance by the Indianapolis Children’s Choir!

Monday, Oct 20th

Slightly Haunted Puppet Show | 6:30pm | The Irving Theater | FREE

Come see this (slightly) haunted children’s puppet show by Melchior Marionettes and Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio. The Show features beautiful hand-crafted and costumed marionettes performing in full view of the audience.  The cast includes dancing ghosts and skeletons, a juggling scarecrow, and Esmerelda the witch, while Dracula welcomes visitors from a second story ghost house.

Art & Silent Auction | 7pm | Crestwood Village East |$10 in advance Purchase Tickets/ $15 at the door

The event will include the sale of the top three poster contest winners and fabulous donated items from businesses in and around Irvington, as well as appetizers, live music and a cash bar.  Tickets are also available at Black Sheep and Book Mamas in Irvington.

Tuesday, Oct 21st

Costume Party | 7pm | Black Acre | FREE

Join us at Black Acre Brewing for a costume party with prizes furnished by local Irvington businesses. 21+ only.

Kid’s Movie Night at the Library – The Dark Crystal| 7pm | Irvington Branch Library | FREE

The Irvington Branch Library opens its doors for a family friendly movie option! This movie is suggested for 7 and up only. The movie is open to the first 50 children due to space constraints and fire code.

“On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world.”

Wednesday, Oct 22nd

Movie Night at The Irving Theater – Young Frankenstein on 35 mm Film | 8pm | $5

Join as at the Irving for the 40th ANNIVERSARY SHOWING 
 of “Young Frankenstein” on 33 mm film (just like the old days)!

Thursday, Oct 23rd

Spooky Stories | 7pm | The Irving Theater | FREE

Come on out to the Irving Theater for a night of storytelling fun! Kids of all ages welcome.

Pride of Indy Band Concert | 7pm | Irvington Community Middle School | $5

The Pride of Indy Concert Band will present their fall/halloween concert featuring the music from Science Fiction movies and more!

Friday, Oct 24th

Zombie Bike Ride | 7:15pm | Irvington Branch Library Parking Lot | FREE

This is an annual costumed bicycle ride through Irvington brought to you by Indy Cycle Specialist. The ride will begin at the Irvington Branch Library. Riders are encouraged to wear costumes!

Saturday, Oct 25th

Pleasant Run Run & Kids’ Run >> click for more info

Street Festival >> click for more info

Roller Derby | 5:30pm | Ellenberger Park Skating Rink

Friday, Oct 31st

“Spooked” A Haunted Halloween Party brought to you by The Benton House| 6:30-10:30 pm| The Benton House

Partner Events:

Authors at Bookmamas from 1-3 on Saturday, October 25 | visit bookmamas.com for more information

Cabaret Poe & Monster Concert | visit qartistry.org for dates & times

Cabaret Poe is a full scale, “broadway style” musical featuring the works of Edgar Allan Poe with brand new dramatization and original music.

Macbeth  performed by EclecticPond at Irvington United Methodist Church | visit eclecticpond.org for dates & times

Macbeth By William Shakespeare
Adapted & Directed by Catherine Cardwell