For the fun of it: Pumpkin Funktion returns along with other fall events in Westfield


By Holly Saddler

Westfield Welcome has announced the return of Pumpkin Funktion at Grand Junction Plaza from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 21. The free event invites attendees to enjoy family-friendly activities, fall-related carnival games and more.

Although the event is mostly fall themed, it does have Halloween elements such as the Funky Fun House — a kid-friendly haunted house inside the café building. Other activities include balloon twisters, face painters, a palm reader, a professional pumpkin carver, a caricature artist, a stilt walker, a silly scarecrow, pumpkin tic-tac-toe and checkers and carnival games with prizes.

“Although Pumpkin Funktion is not a trick-or-treating event, attendees are more than welcome to show up in their Halloween costumes to add to the festive atmosphere,” said Kelley Wells, Westfield Welcome’s community event coordinator. “This is our second annual Pumpkin Funktion event. Last year’s event was a huge success, and we hope to see another big turnout this year. We are hoping to see around 1,000 or more attendees.”

Admission is free and all attractions are free. Food and retail items from vendors will be available for purchase. Food vendors include Kona Ice, Indie Coffee Roasters, Queso’s Taco Truck, Scott Diggity Dogs, Envara Grill, Howdy Homemade Ice Cream, Chef Karyn and The Cotton Candy Bar.

Free parking will be available at the far west end of Park Street. A free shuttle will also be available to and from Westfield Intermediate School.

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When: 1-4 p.m. Oct. 21

Where: Grand Junction Plaza, 225 S. Union St., Westfield

Admission: Free

Other Fall activities in Westfield

Drive-thru Halloween Barn

New displays feature Hotel Transylvania, Alice in Wonderland, Shrek and more. Each child will receive candy, and some nights will have special themes with extra treats.

When: Drive-thru nights 7:30-9 p.m. Oct. 20, 21 and 27 and 7:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 22

Walk-thru night 7:30-9 p.m Oct. 28

Where: 2060 W. 291st St., Sheridan

Cost: $15 per carload to drive-thru; $20 per carload to walk through

Halloween in the Plaza

Trick or Treating at Grand Junction Plaza hosted by the Westfield Chamber of Commerce and NSpire Church followed by Movies in the Plaza brought to you by Community First Bank of Indiana.

When: Trick or treating from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 27; “Halloweentown” showing begins at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Grand Junction Plaza, 225 S. Union St., Westfield

Cost: Free

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Historic Underground Railroad Walk

Walking tour filled with stories of ghosts of the Underground Railroad mixed with modern-day gangsters and spirits from Westfield’s haunted history.

When: 7-11 p.m. Oct. 31

Where: Westfield City Hall, 130 Penn St., Westfield

Cost: Reservations required. $23 (ages 10 and older), seniors 65 and older $20

For more: 317-840-6456 or


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