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October Events

Embrace the gourd-geous hues and crisp autumn air as October unfolds in the enchanting Evansville Region. From festive gatherings to cultural showcases, this month promises an array of captivating events that cater to every taste and interest. Whether you're a fan of fall foliage, a lover of local art, or a connoisseur of culinary delights, there's something for everyone to savor in this unbe-leaf-able corner of Indiana. Check out this list of must-see events that will have you falling for the Evansville Region! 🍂 

October 1, 2023

Islamic Food Festival

2023 marks the 20th anniversary of the Islamic Society of Evansville International Food Festival, benefitting the Tri-State Food Bank, Inc. It’s always a fantastic event with delicious and authentic cuisine! Held from 11:00am to 4:00pm at the Islamic Society of Evansville, located at Grimm Road and the Lloyd in Newburgh. Rain or Shine, to-go boxes are available. 

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October 2-7, 2023 

West Side Nut Club Fall Festival 

The West Side Nut Club Fall Festival attracts more than 200,000 people to Franklin Street each year, making it one of the largest street festivals in the United States. The October event includes free live entertainment, carnival rides, over 130 food booths, talent competitions, and a huge fall parade.

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October 6, 2023 

Haynie's Corner First Fridays 

The last one of the season: Enjoy art, live music, food trucks and good vibes during every Haynie's Corner First Friday! 

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October 8, 2023 

Fiesta Evansville

9th Annual FIESTA EVANSVILLE is the Largest Latino Festival in the Region bringing this year amazing international performers, cultural exhibits, international food booths and several entertainment booths for the whole family!

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October 12-15, 19-22, 2023

Newburgh Halloween Illuminations

A self-guided experience with nightly illumination of the woods along the red bridge area of the Rivertown Trail. Family-friendly ghosts, carved pumpkins and lights illuminate the trail along the way each night. Set your own pace while walking along the Rivertown Trail from the Gene Aurand Trailhead to the Ohio River and back.

October 13-14, 20-22, 27-28, 2023

Boo at the Zoo

Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden’s annual event for family Halloween fun! Live entertainment, décor, trick or treating, magic show, animal encounters, nightly costume contest, and more!

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October 21, 2023

Haunted New Harmony Ghost Walks - Night of the Scarecrow 

Don't miss this one-night event! Scarecrows will be everywhere. Some will be real and some might jump at you as you walk past. There will be scarecrows on both of our walks, but the Original Spooky Walk is your best bet for this one.

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October 29, 2023

Candlelight: A Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics

Experience an enchanting evening of musical delight at the Candlelight Concert in Evansville. The mesmerizing performances by the Listeso String Quartet will captivate your senses. The concert will feature a collection of masterpieces, including works like Shostakovich's powerful "String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor," the ominous tones of "Tubular Bells" from The Exorcist, and the nostalgic familiarity of themes from "Stranger Things," "Beetlejuice," "The Addams Family" and more.

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