The 27th Annual "Boo In Boonville" event will return in 2021 on the Square in Boonville, Indiana.

That's right! After being canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns, the annual family tradition, "Boo In Boonville", will be happening in 2021. There are still several events and parades in the Evansville area that are being canceled as a result of the pandemic, but "Boo In Boonville" is not one of them.

As a resident of Boonville, I love this event. Thousands of Warrick County families come out all dressed up in their Halloween costumes and have a blast. It's an event that everyone looks forward to each year. Many churches, civic groups, Unions, and businesses all plan for this each year to make it as exciting for everyone in the entire family. It is a place where children can be safe and have a really good time with their families.

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When is "Boo In Boonville" 2021?

This fun and safe trick or treating event happening throughout the Square in Boonville will be on Friday, October 29th, 2021 beginning at 5:00 p.m. and going until 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited, even if you don't live in Boonville.

Merchants and groups are also invited to come out to "Boo In Boonville" to hand out candy to the trick or treaters roaming around the Square. If your business/group would like to be a part of this event, you're asked to contact Sara Howard from Boonville City Hall at 812-897-6544

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