Please Note: Out of an abundance of caution and due to rising cases of COVID-19 in Fishers, Fishers Parks has decided to cancel Boo Bash this Saturday, October 31. Please stay tuned for more information.
For more information about COVID-19, including the community data dashboard, visit the Fishers Health Department webpage at fishers.in.us/Coronavirus.
With the sights and sounds of the Halloween season in full swing, how could any child or child at heart not have a huge smile on their face when attending a classically fun family fall festival?
My family’s favorite Halloween festival is Boo Bash. This year, Fishers Parks is hosting their annual spooktacular Boo Bash on Saturday October 31 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater.
As in years past, Boo Bash will be featuring spooky fun for children of all ages! Like many things this year, Boo Bash has some changes, so here are some things you need to know before you go!
New this year, to ensure spooktacular fun for all, everyone ages 5 and older must wear a mask while enjoying the haunts of Boo Bash. In addition, there will be designated entry and exit points to ensure social distancing and hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the festival. All those attending are asked to stay home if sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Learn more about the health guidelines Fishers Parks is taking to keep visitors, vendors, and staff safe.
One of the biggest joys of Halloween for kids is the treats they gather. One of my kids’ favorite parts of Boo Bash is the trick-or-treating! For this year’s trick-or-treating trail, more than 50 vendor booths from local businesses, as well as booths from City of Fishers departments, will be included. To add to the trick-or-treating fun, the city will close the entire Municipal Circle and move vendors onto the perimeter of the circle and include Central Green, as well.
As part of the city’s effort to support social distancing, each booth will be spaced 20 to 30 feet apart.The trick-or-treating trail will also be on a one-way path with multiple entrances. Teal Pumpkin Project booths will be included on the trail to provide non-food items for children with food allergies and special needs.
To add to the festive spirit, you and your family will be greeted at the entrance of the festival by a photographer who will be taking pictures that can be downloaded at a later time, as well as a fang-tastic display of Jack-o-lanterns carved by the community and so much more!
Before attending Boo Bash, make sure to check out the city’s digital costume contest and vote for your favorite. The digital costume contest voting runs from Friday October 23 to October 29 at noon. The 5 photos with the most “likes” will win awesome prize packs from Boo Bash vendors.
Where To Park…
Free parking is available in the Spark Apartment garage, the Switch garage (enter/exit off of North Street), The Edge Parking garage, and the Flexware and North Ellipse surface lots behind the NPD AMP. View the parking map.
The garage at The Switch will be open to the public during the event and can be accessed from North Street. Cars leaving the garage and turning onto Municipal Drive will be directed to turn right only. With the closure of the Municipal Circle during the event, check out this map for all road closures.
The Boo Bash Trick or Treat Trail is the perfect event for anyone looking to get into the Halloween spirit before heading out for an evening of Halloween fun! We hope you and your family are as excited to attend Boo Bash as we are.
Learn more about the event at playfishers.com/BooBash and be sure to share all your spooky fun at Boo Bash on social media with #FishersBooBash.
Megan Gamble was raised in Fishers and has lived here for over 20 years. She lives in the Geist area with her husband, Zane, and two active boys, Miles (4) and Nolan (1). A former teacher and child developmental therapist, she loves finding new adventures with her family in Fishers Parks, as well as attending the city’s family-friendly (and date night perfect) events throughout the year. Her hobbies include photography, coffee, DIY projects, wine, traveling, helping others, and fashion. She loves Fishers’ small town feel though it’s a growing, thriving city and being able to visit and attend festivals, events, and activities with her family that she also attended as a child. Follow her on Instagram at @MilesofAdventures.