Boo Bash returns for Halloween celebration with new time

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Fishers Parks and Recreation Dept.’s popular Boo Bash Halloween celebration will return this year, but instead of being held on a Friday night, it will coincide with the Fishers Farmers Market on a Saturday morning.

“This part is new,” said Marissa Deckert, assistant director of the Fishers Parks and Recreation Dept. “Last year it was rescheduled because of the weather to a Saturday, and people ended up liking it better. So, this year, we made the switch to Saturday in the daytime.”

Boo Bash festivities will kick off with pumpkin-carving from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Nickel Plate Amphitheater, 6 Municipal Dr. Pumpkins will be put on display, and then families can take them home. Pumpkin seeds with cooking instructions also will be handed out.

The actual event will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 26. The Fishers Farmers Market runs from 8 a.m. to noon.

On Oct. 26, inflatables, bounce house, an inflatable corn maze and trick-or-treating will occur. Attendees can trick-or-treat through the farmers market and Boo Bash. There also will be face-painting, and a zombie band will be playing on stage, in addition to Halloween-themed games and more. Attendees are encouraged to dress in costume.

“We have a sensory bag that kiddos or families with sensory needs can check out in the pavilion building (in front of the amphitheater),” Deckert said. “The sensory bags have noise-cancelling headphones, fidget tools and an emotional Q card. This will help kids who have sensory-processing disorders navigate through the event a little bit easier.”

A digital costume contest is open through Oct. 24. Participants can submit photos of their costumes at playfishers.com, and people will be able to vote online for their favorites. There also is a pet division. 

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