Octo-“BOO” is here and Columbus, Indiana offers hair-raising haunts and eerie events throughout the month. From friendly to frightening, you’ll find the right amount of SCARE you can bear.

Here are all of the Haunted Happenings and their scare levels, so you can choose the right degree of BOO for you!


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Friendly (not so scary and a bit of silly)

Sammy’s Ghost House – Ceraland Park
Fridays & Saturdays in October, 6-9 pm
$5 per ticket, ages 3 years & up
Dress your little monsters in their Halloween best. Perfect for little ones, this trick-or-treat experience is ghostly, but not very scary. Sammy S’more will keep it fun and safe for your little angels. Bring a treat bag!

Ghouly Golf – Ceraland Park
Fridays in October, 5-11 pm
Saturdays in October, noon-11 pm
$5 per ticket, ages 4 years & up
Put on your witch hat, bring your putting skills and encounter silly scares like jack-o-lanterns, spiders, skeletons and scarecrows.

Hayrides – Ceraland Park & Campground
Fridays & Saturdays in October, 6-9 pm
FREE with $5 vehicle entry
Celebrate the harvest season and take a hayride around the park and campground.
Open for the public.

Sammy’s Halloween Spook-tacular Party – Ceraland Park & Campground
Saturday, October 28, 5-10 pm
$5 per vehicle
Get dressed up for trick or treating in the Ceraland Park campgrounds. Get ready for games, a costume contest and candy! The evening wraps up with a showing of the movie, Hocus Pocus.
Open to the public.


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Enchanting (whimsical with a touch of wicked)

Screenings of The Nightmare Before ChristmasCrump Theatre
Friday, October 13, 7 pm
Saturday, October 14, 1 pm
Includes a meet and greet with local well-known animator, Tim Hittle.

Screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show Crump Theatre
Saturday, October 21, 8 pm-midnight
Includes pre-party, prop bag and live interactive performances during the movie. Let’s Do the Time Warp Again dancing and prop throwing are encouraged.


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“BOO”-zy and “Chew”-zy

Booze ‘N’ Bites – Ceraland Park & Campground
Saturday, Oct. 14, noon-11 pm
Bring your adult fiends (oops we mean friends) for a frightfully fun time. Bands, BOOze and bloody-good Bites will keep the party going. Local breweries, wineries and distilleries will provide devilish drinks. Pair those with local BBQ, fried fish and other delectables.


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Frightening (will have you crying for your mummy!)

When Darkness Falls – Ceraland Park
Fridays & Saturdays in October, 8-11 pm
$15 per ticket
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Special Black Out Night on Friday, October 13, 10-11 pm only (limited to 100 admissions)
$25 per ticket
Not for the faint of heart, prepare for the ULTIMATE FRIGHT! At dusk, Ceraland Park will turn ghastly. DARE TO BE SCARED! This terrible trek through the park is terror-fying and bone-chilling. Bring your brave boo buddies for support. Then, watch out for what is waiting in the shadows, when darkness falls.

Park of the Living Dead – Mill Race Park
Saturday, October 28, 7-8:30 pm
Your grisly job, should you choose to accept it, is to defeat the decaying zombies with a cure you conjure during your quest. Be careful! Take shelter. Find food. Build defenses and medical supplies. Then, discover the zombie antidote potion. Sharpen your survival skills before you register in advance to overcome the gruesome zombie invasion. In the meantime, our zombies are dying to meet you!

No matter what level of scare you can bear, there is a Haunted Happening in Columbus, Indiana perfect for you and your BOO crew. Plan your outing now. We’ll be waiting.


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