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Haunted Trails & Fest at Friendship Gardens

Friendship Botanic Gardens will host its annual Haunted Trails and Family Fall Fest on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 2 to 5 p.m. CDT.

Children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes for a night of family-friendly scares set in the winding nature trails of Friendship Botanic Gardens. There will be trick-or-treat stations located along the Haunted Trails loop, a bonfire, face painting, crafts, games, and food and beverages available from Up N Smoke.

Families are also welcome to explore the Gardens. Major attractions include the ArcelorMittal Children’s Garden, which includes a playground set, a whimsical cabin and the Garden of Senses.

Admission for adults and children 12 and over is $5; admission for children under 12 is $2.

Friendship Botanic Gardens is located at 2055 East US Highway 12, Michigan City, Indiana. For more information contact us at 219-878-9885,, or visit our Facebook event page.

Tickets Sold at Door Day of Event

Kids Ages 1-12 $2
13 & over $5

 Kids can also check out phase two of the ArcelorMittal Children’s Garden, a newly installed arena for interactive natural play experiences created thanks to the support of the ArcelorMittal corporation.

For ticket prices contact us at 219 878-9885 or

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Sue Baxter