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O’Bannon Woods’ trick-or-treating reserved for overnight guests

O’Bannon Woods’ trick-or-treating reserved for overnight guests O’Bannon Woods’ trick-or-treating reserved for overnight guests

O’Bannon Woods State Park will host Autumn Adventure Weekend on Oct. 31 within the framework of the state’s guidance for event planning, including social distancing, mask requirements, hand-washing and sanitizing of program materials this year.

Events include campsite decorating, pumpkin carving, the great pumpkin scavenger hunt and a variety of other activities. This year, however, because of COVID-19, if trick-or-treating occurs at park properties, it will be only for campers and other overnight guests.

“We know that families from local communities enjoy visiting to trick-or-treat and get a look at all the decorated campsites,” said Ginger Murphy, deputy director for Indiana State Parks, “but in the interest of safety for everyone, this is one of those traditions we are putting on hold for a year.”

All celebrations will incorporate safety guidelines developed in conjunction with the state’s COVID-19 executive orders and Back on Track Plan.

Check the DNR calendar for outdoor programs for everyone at calendar.dnr.IN.gov.

Check for campsite availability at camp.IN.gov or call 1-866-622-6746 or find available state park inn rooms or inn-managed cabins at indianainns.com or 1-877-LODGES1.

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