As the leaves begin to change and the weather becomes crisp and cool, we’re reflecting on all the reasons why The Honeywell Foundation loves autumn. From crackling bonfires to dazzling Halloween decorations and coveted pumpkin-flavored goodies, fall is one of the most festive times of year!
The Honeywell Foundation has tons of fun, family-friendly (and free!) events planned throughout the fall season. So put on your Halloween costume, grab your pumpkin carving tools, and meet us for a few cozy and spooky events this autumn!
Check out the list below for four fall events that you’ll want to mark on your calendar this season.
1. Old-Fashioned Fun at Dr. James Ford Historic Home
Dr. James Ford Historic Home is known throughout the region for its preservation of history. The landmark venue offers visitors a glimpse into what family life looked like during the Civil War era. That’s why the Dr. James Ford Historic Home is celebrating the fall season with old-fashioned fun.
Bring the family to the 19th Century Autumn Festival on Sept. 24, 2016. The festival runs from 1 to 4 p.m. and will feature fall-themed crafts for kids of all ages, cider tasting and a tour of the home.
Dr. James Ford Historic Home is located at 177 W. Hill St. Visit the venue website for more information or to inquire about general tours.
2. Pumpkin Walk at Charley Creek Gardens
One of the most cherished fall activities is pumpkin carving. Pumpkins help welcome in the fall season, decorate our homes for trick-or-treaters and complete the centerpiece on our Thanksgiving tables.
As a kid, you know that it takes time and patience to find the perfect pumpkin, bring it home and carve it into a glowing jack-o’-lantern masterpiece.
Kickoff the 2016 fall season surrounded by the epitome of fall: pumpkins! Visit Charley Creek Gardens in autumn for the annual pumpkin walk. Decorated pumpkins will be on display from the students of Wabash High School art classes.
The Gardens’ pumpkin walks are held on the following days and times:
Oct. 27 from 5 to 9 p.m.
Oct. 28 from 5 to 9 p.m.
Oct. 29 from 1 to 6 p.m.
Oct. 30 from 1 to 6 p.m.
Oct. 31 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Light refreshments are served during pumpkin walk hours from Oct. 27 - 30, and Halloween candy will be handed out on Oct. 31. Charley Creek Gardens is located at 51 N. Miami St.
Click here to visit the Gardens’ website for more information.
3. Spooky Tales at the Honeywell House
What’s fall without a little fright? The spookiest holiday of the year, Halloween, enables us to dress up as our favorite characters, collect candy and (of course) get a bit scared.
This fall, take a break from the scary movies, and visit the Honeywell House for a fun, frightful event! Join us on Oct. 27, 2016 at 7 p.m. for historian and author Ron Woodward’s presentation of Ghostly Tales of Haunted Wabash. Woodward is a county historian who has extensive knowledge of superstitions and crimes in our area. He is also a published author of two books: Wabash County Chronicles: Raucous, Quirky, and Essential Tales and Hidden History of Wabash County, Indiana.
Click here to make a free reservation.
4. Trick-or-Treat at the Honeywell House
If you’re looking for an event that’s a little less “spooktacular,” head to the Halloween at the House event on Oct. 31, 2016. The Honeywell House invites all ghosts, superheroes, princesses and more to trick-or-treat at the cultural house museum. The House, located at 720 N. Wabash St, is open during the normal trick-or-treating hours as listed in the paper.
Visit the Honeywell House’s website for more information on the venue.
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