Here is a look at things to do.

Suggestions include Oktoberfests in Whiting and Crown Point.

FALL FAMILY FUN FAIR

Hosted by the Home and School Association, this event features food, games for all ages, raffles, karaoke, drinks and a full hog roast dinner

Details: 5-9 p.m. Oct. 4 at St. Mary Catholic Community School, 405 E. Joliet St., Crown Point
Cost, $10 for adult dinner or $6 for seniors and ages 12 and younger; $15 wristbands allow each child unlimited access to bounce houses, a double slide obstacle course and a Spinning Pumpkin ride
(219) 663-0676

OKTOBERFEST

Presented by the Whiting-Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce, the fourth annual Oktoberfest features a chili cook-off, apple-pumpkin bake-off, food vendors, live entertainment, a barbecue showdown, arts and crafts, a KidZone with games and rides, hayrides, a Brier Garten and Root Brier Float Garten.

Details: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Oct. 5 in Whiting’s downtown area
(219) 659-0292

CROWN POINT OKTOBERFEST

This sixth annual event includes food, festivities, fun for all ages, a pie-eating contest, a chili cook-off, live music and a beanbag tournament

Details: 3-11 p.m. Oct. 5 on South Main Street in Crown Point
(219) 662-3290

RED HATTER’S PUTTING ON THE RITZ

The seventh annual Red and Purple Ball, sponsored by Bea’s Classy Ladies United Chapter 6053 of the Red Hat Society and the Gentlemen of Distinction, features dancing, dining and live entertainment

Details: 6-10 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Chateau Banquet Hall, 530 W. 61st Ave., Merrillville
Cost, $40 and vendors are welcome
(219) 949-3586, (219) 680-8560 or (219) 944-3412

‘GODSPELL’

Conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak, this show features music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and is directed by Stacey Flaster

The cast includes Liam Quealy, Jim DeSelm, George Keating, Alexis J. Rogers, Rose Le Tran, David Hathway, Matt Deitchman, Landree Fleming, Kathleen Gibson, Hillary Marren, Lauren Paris and Merrick Robison

Details: Through Oct. 20 at Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Ind.
(219) 836-3255,
theatreatthecenter.com

TRAIL OF SCARECROWS

This event is provided with the support from South Shore Arts; the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency; and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency

Details: Through Nov. 2 at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens, 450 W. 100 N, Valparaiso
(219) 462-0025,
taltree.org