What to do in the tri-state area this October weekend


Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out this list of events happening in all three states.


Toys for Tots Christmas Listings

9 p.m. to 1 p.m., 1040 N. Fulton Ave.

As the holiday season approaches, The Salvation Army has partnered with Toys for Tots to provide toys to households with children 17 and under. Registration will take place at the Salvation Army toddler toy office. The counties included are Vanderburgh, Warrick, Posey and Gibson. If you are registering in Gibson County, register with the Salvation Army Princeton at 812-386-6577. Residents of Posey County should call Beth Russell at Family Matters at 812-838-6875.

Those who wish to register can do so every Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Eville Shindig

October 14-17, 8 a.m. to midnight, Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the 4-H Center in Vanderburgh County.

Eville Shindigs Hot Rod Kustoms and Rockabilly Weekend features vintage and traditional hot rods (1972 or older), trucks and cycles. The weekend features a monster ball costume party, tattoos, flame throws and more.


Thursday-Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the USI Performance Center. Tickets range from $ 2 to $ 13.

This piece tells the story of 18-year-old Samantha Brown and her journey, choosing between exploring the unknown and listening to the expectations placed on her.

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Walk on the wide side

10-11 a.m., Audubon Museum, $ 5 per child (ages 3-5), in Henderson, Ky.

Help your little ones experience nature with this program in the State Park dedicated to preschoolers. This month’s theme is “Fall Splendor”. Activities include story books, crafts, animal tours, games and more. To register, contact Lisa Hoffman at 502-782-9727 or email [email protected]

Boo at the zoo

Friday and Saturday 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden. Tickets are $ 8.

This family event kicks off this weekend. Take advantage of the zoo and botanical garden to Halloween amusing. Live music and entertainment, decor, treats or treats, animal encounters and more will happen every night. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes. Tickets must be purchased online and will not be sold at the door.

Newburgh Ghost and Ghostly Hayrides Historic Walks

From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Ghostly Hayride Tours tickets are $ 15 per person and self-guided walking tours are $ 5. Takes place at the Aurand Trailhead on Indiana 662.

This interactive encounter with history returns to historic Newburgh, where attendees can see the spookiest side of town. Whether on a self-guided walking tour or on a stroll through downtown Newburgh, guests will learn about the region’s spooky history. During the walk, participants will be greeted by pageant actors who tell Newburgh’s most mysterious stories. While there will be “ghostly” actors, this is not a haunted house – they won’t jump on you.


Owensboro Walk for Apraxia

Virtual. To free.

For those who wish to participate, registration is free. Walk with friends in your neighborhood or get a team together for a socially distanced walk in the park. The funds raised will benefit Apraxia Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening support systems in the lives of children with apraxia. For more information on how to get involved, visit https://www.apraxia-kids.org/walk-for-apraxia-splash-page/

Henderson County Public Library Events

To free. 101 S. Main St., Henderson, Ky.

The Henderson County Public Library is hosting six different events this weekend that anyone can attend. “Make and Take Crafternoon” lasts all day; “What to do when you find skeletons in your closet” is 9:00 am to 10:30 am; “Pandemic Pen Pals” is from 11 am to 12:30 pm; The “Fall in love with a new pet” adoption event runs from 1 pm to 4 pm; the adult anime club is open from noon to 3 pm; and the anime club meets from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Fall Market on Main & Chili Cook Off

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Downtown Henderson Main Street, free.

Shop between 1st and Washington, where different artisans and craftspeople will sell antiques, art, and crafts. After shopping, stop in Central Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. where the chili baking will take place with the Downtown Henderson Partnership and the Henderson Police Department.

Festival of the Arts in Harmony

Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 10 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, downtown New Harmony, free.

This weekend festival will feature fine art, from paintings to sculpture, crafts and live music. Additional entertainment includes magicians, dancers, jugglers and more on stage.

Tree identification walk

13h, Audubon State Park, 3100 US 41 North, Henderson, Ky. Free.

Do you want to learn to identify trees in the forest? Join naturalists at the John James Audubon State Park Museum, where attendees will learn simple ways to identify the different species in the state park. Dress for the weather and meet them on the museum porch for the walk.

Halloween hullaballoo

6 to 9 p.m., Angel Mounds, 8215 Pollack Ave. Tickets cost $ 6 per person.

Are you brave Test your nerves by trekking the haunted trails or escaping the mummy’s curse. There are also spooky games, spooky crafts, and tours on the haunted hay walk around the property. Costumes are encouraged and bring a treat bag for the treats.

SWIRCA Brewfest 2021

6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Bosse Field, tickets range from $ 10 to $ 70. Participants must be 21 years of age or older.

This festival will allow customers to taste over 300 craft beers, wines and liquors with unlimited samples. Live music and garden games are available. Local food vendors will be present and participants will receive a souvenir tasting glass. All proceeds will be donated to SWIRCA & More, a non-profit organization that helps the elderly and people with disabilities.

“Literature in Music” by Evansville Phliharmonic Orchestra

7 p.m., Théâtre de la Victoire. Tickets range from $ 30 to $ 80.

This show features the intoxicating “Ascending Bird”, co-written by American composer Colin Jacobsen and Persian composer Siamak Aghaei, as well as “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Felix Mendelssohn. where he brings the story of Shakespeare’s fairies and lovers to life.


NoCo Manufacturers Market

The NOCO Makers Market is held on Saturdays and features over 40 makers and a number of other activities.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., rue Carpenter from second to third street. To free.

This family-friendly event begins with 40 vendors selling baked goods, candles, flowers and more. The first 200 children in attendance will receive a free pumpkin, and there will be free rides on a three-story slide. Live music will be provided Rewind, and Myriad Brewing Co. will host a beer garden for attendees 21 and over. Local food trucks such as Bruce Li’s, Salsarita’s and JB’s Barnyard will offer dining options. For more information, visit DowntownEvansville.com/NoCoMakers.

Don’t live anyway?

7 p.m., Théâtre de la Victoire. Tickets range from $ 20 to $ 60.

Members of the cast of the hit TV “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” return to Evasnville on their improv tour. Current members include Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis and Joel Murray. This show will call for audience participation and attendees might even be called on stage.

Rayonna Burton-Jernigan covers topics related to diversity and culture and can be contacted at [email protected] or (812) 454-1765.

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