ANGOLA, Ind. (WANE) — Pokagon State Park in Steuben County north of Fort Wayne will host its first Pumpkin Bike trail in October so riders can check out carved pumpkin displays along the trail.

The trail will be on display from October 24 through the 30, with votes for best design being held on October 28 during the park’s trick-or-treating event.

Event organizers are asking businesses, clubs, families, schools and individuals to carve pumpkins for the trail. Participants must register at the park office and a $5 donation is suggested. Participants will have to provide their own pumpkins for design which need to be lit with battery candles only.

There are also lots of other happenings at the park.

Friday, Oct. 27, will start with a night hike at 7 p.m. This annual hike is sponsored by the Friends of Pokagon and will take participants up to Hell’s Point.

Saturday, Oct. 28 will be the busiest day of Halloween weekend, starting with a pumpkin carving contest from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the CCC Shelter Lawn. Soarin’ Hawk will present a live bird program from 1 to 2 p.m., also on the CCC Shelter Lawn. At 3 p.m., the park will host a show by Roz Puppets at the CCC Shelter. This year’s story is “Little Dog’s Spooky Bone Hunt.” Trick-or-treating will begin at 5 p.m. in campground 3 and end at 6:30 p.m. Parking will be available at the main beach lot for those not staying at the campground. Local businesses, groups, and volunteers are encouraged to set up stations to hand out candy during trick-or-treating. Call 260-833-2012 for more information.

On Sunday, Oct. 29, there will be a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt at the Nature Center from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Park guests can check out the campsite decorating contest and pumpkin trail all weekend and vote for the best Halloween campsite Oct. 28. The pumpkin trail will be available Oct. 24–30.  

Pokagon State Park ( is at 450 Lane 100 Lake James, Angola, 46703.