This River City Weekend: Beards, castles and beer
Check out these great things happening around the Tri-State.
Battle of the Beards
Don’t even think about shaving before the Battle of the Beards hosted by Indiana’s Bearded Villains. Battle of the Beards is the first Evansville beard competition. There will be food trucks, corn hole tournament, kids activities and silent auction. Wear your Halloween costume for the Halloween Costume Contest!
There will be ten categories in the competition including:
• Full Beard Natural under 4”
• Full Beard Natural 4 to 8”
• Full Beard Natural 8 to 12”
• Full Beard Natural 12”+
• Full Beard with Styled Mustache
• Freestyle Beard
• General Mustache
• Best costume with Beard
• Worst Beard
Registration: $10 per category
Where: Farm 57 | 3443 Kansas Rd, Evansville, Indiana 47725
When: Saturday, October 27, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Wandering Owl Twilight Tasting Learn More
Grab a beer, glass of wine and some food at Wesselman Woods’ 2018 Wandering Owl Twilight Tasting! There will be 21 local vendors serving up the best eats in the nature preserve’s new Nature Playscape and live music by Curt’n Rod & Zion.
Tickets can also be purchased at the door.
Where: Wesselman Woods | 551 N Boeke Rd, Evansville, Indiana 47711
When: Saturday, October 27, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Boo at the Zoo
Fall might be the best time to visit Evansville’s Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden with the cooler temperatures. Visit the animals and enjoy the fun activities at Boo at the Zoo like trick or treating, live entertainment, storytelling, nightly costume contests and more!
Boo at the Zoo is a scare-free event and fun for the whole family!
TIP: Everyone in costume will receive $1 off admission.
Admission: $6 for Zoo Members and $8 for non-members
Where: Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden | 1545 Mesker Park Dr, Evansville, Indiana 47720
When: October 26-28
Times: Friday & Saturday 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Sunday 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Halloween on Franklin Street
Halloween on Franklin Street offers a slew of activities for a big day of fun for all ages! Check out the schedule of events below.
- 8 a.m. – Monster Bash Dash (NEW!)
- 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Fall Bazaar and Little Monster Bash
- 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Trick or Treat on Franklin
- 6 p.m. – 2 a.m. – Monster Ball Crawl for monsters 21 and older ($7)
Where: W Franklin St, Evansville, Indiana 47712
When: Saturday, October 27
Trunk or Treat
Head to Swonder Ice Arena for their 3rd annual Trunk or Treat. There will be spooky ice skating, games, face painting and trunk or treating!
Spooky skating is $5 and all the proceeds benefit the Evansville Parks Foundation. Trunk or Treat is free!
Admission: Spooky Skate $5, Trunk or treating is free
Where: Swonder Ice Arena | 209 N Boeke Rd, Evansville, Indiana 47711
When: Sunday, October 28 at 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.