Spring Mill State Park will soon be turning their Pioneer Village into a horrifying haunt, and it only happens one night a year.

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Spring Mill State Park

Located in Mitchell, Indiana is Spring Mill State Park.  It's about an hour and 45 minutes from Evansville, so it's not a far drive at all. Perfect for a day trip, or to go spend the weekend.  Plus there's SO MUCH to do around Spring Mill State Park.

From the Pioneer Village to the nature center, to the caves, there's so much to see and do around Spring Mill State Park.  Here's what IN.Gov has to say about the Pioneer Village at Spring Mill State Park:

The restored Pioneer Village, founded in 1814, contains 20 historic buildings to explore. The centerpiece is a 3-story limestone gristmill, built in 1817, that still grinds cornmeal today. Heritage interpreters portray the year 1863 and demonstrate period crafts.

But for one night every October, the Pioneer Village turns into an epic Halloween haunt.

The Haunted Pioneer Village

Spring Mill State Park has a really neat feature, the Pioneer Village.  This is a really cool place to go to take a step back in time and see how life was in the pioneer days.  They host many events throughout the year at the Pioneer Village, but this event is one for the thrill seekers, the annual Haunted Village!

Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash
Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash

The Pioneer Village will be decked out in all kinds of spooky decorations, and full of scare actors who are ready to give you a fright!  The haunted village event will take place for one night only, Saturday, October 21, 2023.

To get tickets you have to buy them in person at Spring Mill State Park on Saturday morning.  Only 2500 tickets will be sold so you'll want to get there early to get your ticket! According to Spring Mill State Park on Facebook ticket sales will start at 8:00 AM.

In three days, you can buy your tickets for Haunted Village. Ticket sales start at 8am on the 21st at the pool parking lot. It's going to be a chilly morning! Bring cash to buy a $2 hot chocolate or coffee while you wait in line for your tickets. Friends of Spring Mill is sponsoring hot drinks. Your $2 goes to support park projects and events.

Check out all the event information, here.


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