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Fall Harvest Festival


Downtown Valparaiso

“Fall” into fun with the annual Fall Harvest Festival Get ready for two days of costumes, tricks, treats, spooks, and more with the Fall Harvest Festival!

Friday, October 20; 4 PM to 6 PM

Trick or Treat in Downtown Valparaiso! Dress up in your spookiest or silliest costume and go door-to-door all throughout Downtown Valparaiso to get some tasty treats from our various restaurants and retailers and other organizations.  Visit Central Park Plaza and stroll throughout downtown for treats and fun. Free Hayrides will be provided by the Valparaiso Parks Department.

Saturday, October 21; 11 AM to 2 PM

The fun doesn’t stop on Friday!  Fall Harvest festivities continue in Central Park Plaza on Saturday, October 21 from 11am-2pm.

  • Free Face Painting by the VHS Art Club
  • Free Pumpkin Painting with the VHS Vikettes. Pumpkins donated by Century 21 Affiliated. (While supplies last.)
  • Free Caramel Apples with the VHS Vikettes. (While supplies last)
  • Giant Inflatable Pumpkin Jump –  jump and bounce the day away!
  • Grab an instrument and join in on the music with Leonardo “The One Man Band.”
  • Pooch Parade & Costume Contest hosted by Lakeshore Paws. (11am-12pm – details below)
  • Shop the Valparaiso Market (8am-2pm)

Our very own Valparaiso Market will be celebrating the last day of the season on Saturday, October 21 as well! Our market will be open from 8am-2pm with vendors getting in on the fall fun! “Trick-or-Treat” at our vendor booths while you shop for pumpkins, gourds, mums, fall wreaths, decor & more!



Lakeshore Paws is hosting it’s Pooch Parade and Costume Contest during Fall Harvest Festival again this year!

Dress up your pup (and yourself!) in the scariest, silliest, or most creative costume you can find and join us on Saturday, October 21 from 11am-12pm in Central Park Plaza for some pre-Halloween fun!

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Are you a Valparaiso business or organization that would like to participate in this event? Apply

Participating Businesses: Fall Harvest Trick-or-Treating

Central Park / Courthouse Square Locations Downtown Businesses Locations
500 Turkeys, INC 1st Source Bank
Boulder Bay Realty 21 N. Eyecare
Brain Balance Achievement Center Aftermath Cidery + Winery
Coach USA Aster + Grey
Cricket Wireless Ben’s Pretzels
Crosspointe Christian Church Blackbird
Culvers Valpo Buffalo Wild Wings
Dominos Pizza Cupid Couture
Guardians Of The Green Mile Dog  Rescue Designer Desserts
Hoosier Chiropractor Don Quijote
inHealth Elements Wine Bar
J&J Heating & Air Conditioning Engstrom Jewelers
Life Stratefies Figure 8 Brewing
Little U Academy Fluid Coffeebar
Metro Recycling Fork & Cork
Mirror Image Dance Academy Gil Drugs
Porter County Prosecutor’s Office- Child Support Division Isabella Boutique
Prime Real Estate Langer & Langer
Regional Plumbing and Heating Lifestyles
Relay for Life Locks of Fun
Vale Park Animal Hospital Main + Lincoln
Valpo Parks Meditrina
Valpo YMCA Memorial Opera House
Lange Windows and Siding Misbeehavin’ Meads
Porter County Sheriff’s Department Oak Partners Inc.
Currie Motors Ford of Valpo Old World Market
General Insurance Services Pikk’s Tavern
Grieger’s Motor Sales PoCo Muse
Rolling Hills Vineyard Church Radius
Hilltop Neighborhood House Repurpose Me
 Valparaiso FOP Lodge 76 Roots Organic Juice
Duffy’s Place Sage
Valparaiso Fire Department The Sweet Spot
Xcelsior Martial Arts Tony’s Place
Renewal by Anderson Toys in the Attic
Southshore Roller Girls Valpo Velvet
La’ Shay Boutique Vincents Hair Design
Teal Pumpkin Project WeCreate
Northshore Health Center
State Farm
Diamond Residential Mortgage Corporation
Lee’s Barber Shop
Zao Island
T&C Stracks
NWI Painters
Raines Insurance
Indiana National Guard
Forever Green Lawn Services

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