- HCAA Fall Exhibit and Sale: Catch the final day of 67th annual premier exhibit of the Hamilton County Artists’ Association on Oct. 24, held to give the public an opportunity to view and purchase work from the group’s juried artists. Included in the exhibit are 2D, 3D and photography mediums, including paintings, wood furniture and vessels, photography, weavings and textile creations. All work included in the exhibit will be for sale. This event runs from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Carmel Public Library, 55 Fourth Ave. S.E.
- Halloween Bash: Put on your costume, and join Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation for its annual Halloween Bash from 4 to 6 p.m. in the program room at 1235 Central Park Dr. E., Carmel.
- Drop-in craft – Pumpkins: Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation is inviting children ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers to make a patchwork pumpkin in the storytime room between 10 and 11:30 a.m. at 1235 Central Park Dr. E., Carmel.
- Octoboo!: Guests of this event from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at Hamilton East Public Library, 5 Municipal Dr., Fishers, can celebrate Halloween by dressing in costume and visiting treat stations throughout the library and take part in various crafts. For more, visit hepl.lib.in.us.
- Ghosthunting in Indiana: From 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26, Hamilton East Public Library, 5 Municipal Dr., Fishers, will welcome Nicole and Michael Kobrowski of Unseenpress.com, Inc., to present perplexing paranormal activity, investigations and sites in Hamilton County and surrounding areas. For more, visit hepl.lib.in.us.
- Booktoberfest Author Fair: From noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 4, join the staff of Hamilton East Public Library, 5 Municipal Dr., Fishers, for its third annual Booktoberfest Author Fair, an author expo featuring dozens of local authors. During this meet and greet, authors are available for book sales and signings. There will be refreshments, activities and several chances to win books and other prizes. For more, visit hepl.lib.in.us.
- Fall Fest: From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 4, Fishers Parks and Recreation invites the public to its annual Fall Fest at Flat Fork Creek Park, 16141 E. 101st St., Fishers. Gather around the campfire for games, crafts and nature artifacts before heading out on a group hike at Flat Fork Creek Park. Try your hand at mountain biking with a skills session for the whole family, or relax with a yoga session in the park. Roasting sticks, marshmallows, apple cider and hot chocolate are provided, and families are welcome to bring additional items to enjoy over the campfire. Hikes will take place throughout the day, and families can sign up for a hike when they arrive at the event.
- Octoboo!: Guests of this event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at Hamilton East Public Library, 1 Library Plaza, Noblesville, can celebrate Halloween by dressing in costume and visiting treat stations throughout the library and take part in various crafts. For more, visit hepl.lib.in.us.
- Make It & Take It craft: Craft night at the library, 1 Library Plaza, Noblesville, will have a pumpkin theme from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26. Attendees will make a paperback book pumpkin. All supplies are provided, but guests should bring a pair of scissors. Registration is required. For more, visit hepl.lib.in.us.
- Nefarious Noblesville Ghost Walk: Presented by Unseenpress Historic Ghost Walk Tours, this walking tour will venture around the downtown Noblesville Square from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 27. The tour will begin at 839 Conner St. For more, visit unseenpress.com.
- Digging in Cemetery Records: This Hamilton East Public Library program from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 28 will show guests how to get started when looking for information about ancestors. Registration is required. For more, visit hepl.lib.in.us.
- Witches Brew – Adult Costume Party: For those 21 and older, guests can come dressed in their Halloween costumes for live music, costume contests with prizes and a beer garden from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 28 at Federal Hill Commons, 175 Logan St., Noblesville.
- Family Halloween Party: Presented by Noblesville Parks and Recreation, the annual Family Halloween Party will return to Forest Park, 701 Cicero Rd., Noblesville, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 27.
- Babytime Boo Bash: From 10:30 to 11 a.m. Oct. 31, put on your costume and join other parents for Baby Boo Bash at Hamilton East Public Library, 1 Library Plaza, Noblesville. This program is for children under the age of 2 and their caregivers. For more, visit hepl.lib.in.us.
- Fireside Tales: Westfield Parks and Recreation will present another round of Fireside Tales from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at Simon Moon Park, 2710 E. 171st St., Westfield. Guests can enjoy s’mores and a craft in addition to the story.
- Barktoberfest: Bring your furry friend and help support the Humane Society of Hamilton County at the inaugural Barktoberfest at Asa Bales Park, 205 W. Hoover St., Westfield, from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 28. Guests will find pet-related vendors at the Mutt Mart, activities for humans and dogs at the Canine Cabana, a canine agility course, silent auctions in the Humane Society Hut, live entertainment from the main stage and other contests. Food and beer vendors will be on site. All proceeds will be donated to the Humane Society of Hamilton County.
- Historic Underground Railroad Ghost Walk: Presented by Unseenpress Historic Ghost Walk Tours, this walking tour will venture around downtown Westfield starting at Asa Bales Park, 205 W. Hoover St. on Oct. 28 and 31 and Nov. 18. Times vary by date. For more, visit unseenpress.com.
- Halloween dog walk: At 6 p.m. Oct. 27, dress yourself and your pooch up for this fun group dog walk through the Zion Nature Sanctuary at Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech St., Zionsville.
- Halloween hike: From 1 to 2 p.m. Oct. 28 at Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech St., join staff and other community members for a not-so-scary event for your little trick-or-treater. Guests will explore the forest in fall, collecting treats along the way. Enjoy crafts, activities and opportunities to meet some of the nature center animals. Registration is required, as space is limited. Register by emailing email@example.com.
- Spooky night out: Not for the faint of heart, take an eerie hike through the woods of Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech St. Then, gather around the campfire for Halloween treats. Don’t forget to bring a scary story or two to share. Registration is required as space is limited. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.