2017 Halloween events around Milwaukee and southeast Wisconsin

From haunted houses to costumes and hayrides
Posted at 3:51 PM, Oct 12, 2017

From haunted houses and trails to costumes and hayrides, there are a wide-range of events happening around Milwaukee County and southeastern Wisconsin this Halloween season. Here's just a sampling of the available activities:

29th Annual “Halloween Haunts” at Wehr Nature Center in Whitnall Park 

  • When: October 19, 20, and 21  6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
  • Details: Costumed guides will lead a humorous, educational and slightly spooky trek along a jack-o-lantern-lit trail. During the event designed for families with children age 4-10, characters will talk about the connection between humans and nature’s misunderstood Halloween creatures.
  • Admission: Advance ticket purchase is required. Ticket prices are $10 for non-Milwaukee County Residents and $7 for Milwaukee County Residents and members of Friends of Wehr.
  • Halloween Haunts Matinee:  A special daytime version of Halloween Haunts will be held at  2:30 p.m.on October 21. Designed for families and groups, the matinee event will feature a self-guided walk into a Wetland Wonderland complete with costumed characters and special effects. 
  • Pre-Event Pumpkin Carving: October 18  from 9 a.m. until all pumpkins are carved. 
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“Trek ‘n Treat” at Grant Park

  • When: 1:30 p.m. to  4 p.m. on October 15
  • Details: Families are invited on an educational trek along the Seven Bridges Trail. There will be treats and activities for the kids. Grant Park is located in South Milwaukee. 
  • Admission: $2 per participant
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“Pumpkin Pavilion” at Humboldt Park 

  • When: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on  October 20 and 21
  • Details: The Halloween event will be filled with pumpkin displays, music, food, and activities.
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  • Pre-event: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m  on October 18 and 19. The public is invited to carve hundreds of pumpkins for the “Pumpkin Pavilion.”

Lions Club “Pumpkin Fest” at Hales Corners Park

  • When: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on October 20 & 21
  • Details: Pumpkins will be available for children and adults to carve for display for all to enjoy. Jack-o-lanterns will be judged and prizes will be awarded in multiple age categories.
  • Admission: Free
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Halloween in Greenfield Park 

  • When: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on October 21
  • Details: The Community Alliance Against Drugs will offer a costume parade, free treat bags to the first 500 kids 12 and under who come in costume, hayrides, campfire, crafts, and “spooky stuff.”
  • Admission: The event is free with a small fee for some special events.
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“Ghosts Under Glass” at the Mitchell Park Domes 

  • When: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on October 27
  • Details:  The Tropical Dome will be transformed into a spooky site for ghosts, while the Desert Dome will become a place to celebrate Dia de los Muertos, or the day of the dead. Upon entering the dome each child will receive a starter bag of trick or treat candy. Everyone attending is encouraged to come in costume. 
  • Admission: $8 per person; children age 2 and under are free.
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“The Hill Has Eyes” at The Rock Sports Complex in Franklin

  • When:  Starting Sept. 29, with a Thursday-through-Saturday schedule through Oct. 29.
  • Details: Five attractions, including two haunted trails and a zombie-infested trill ride. 
  • Admission: $25-49
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Pumpkins in the Park at Pulaski-Cudahy Park

  • When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. October 21
  • Details: Friends of the Pulaski-Cudahy Park will offer free treats for kids at the park's pavilion that will be decorated for the season. Pumpkins, as well as food, will be available for purchase.  Center Park is located at 5400 Swift Avenue.
  • Admission: Free
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"Fall Fest"  at Center Street Park

  • When: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct 21
  • Details: Friends of the Center Street Park offer a full day of family activities. The event opens with pumpkin carving, scarecrow building and arts and crafts. At 2:30 p.m. there will be a pumpkin chunkin' event. Food will be available for purchase.
  • Admission: Free
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"Night of the Ghost Train" on Oak Leaf Trail and Capitol Drive

  • When: 6:30 p.m. to  8:30 p.m. October 31
  • Details:  Night of the Ghost Train will feature a kid's costume contest, a walk across the tracks of the phantom train and a reading of a winning ghost-train story. The event is sponsored by Corner Bakery, Culver's and North Shore Bank and will begin at Corner Bakery at 1005 E. Capitol. Free treats are available while supplies last.
  • Admission: Free
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Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Milwaukee at Walker's Point

  • When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 28
  • Details: A variety of activities are planned to celebrate and honor the lives of a loved one who has passed. Activities include a traditional procession at 2 p.m. in which participants are encouraged to walk with a framed photo of a loved one who has passed. A walk/run is scheduled for 10 a.m. Food is available for a charge.
  • Admission: Free
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Halloween Spooktacular at the Milwaukee County Zoo.

  • When: 6 9 p.m. October 20 / 9 a.m to 9 p.m. on October. 21
  • Details: Trick-or-Treat through the zoo. Watch the animals and enjoy treat-filled pumpkins. March in the parade on Saturdays at 2 p.m.
  • Admission:  Adults $9  Children 3-12  $7  Children under 2 are free.  Parking $12
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Grand Pumpkin Illumination- Delafield

  • When:  3 p.m.-7 p.m. October 28
  • Details: The Iconic Pumpkin illumination will serve as the grand finale for Delafield's Fall Festival.
  • Admission: Free
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Fright Hike at Latham Peak State Park- Town of Delafield

  • When: 6p.m. tp 8 p.m. October 20 & 21
  • Details: For two nights the beautiful, moonlit paths of the Lapham Peak State Park are riddled with ghost and goblins. After walking the haunted the trails listen to music by the bonfire.
  • Admission: $7 (2,000 guest limit per night) 
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Halloween Family Night at Old Falls Village- Menomonee Falls

  • When: 6 p/m. to 9 p.m. October 20
  • Details: Activities include pumpkin carving, hayrides, roasting marshmallows by a campfire and storytelling.
  • Admission: $4   $2  for kids under 2 years old
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Boo at the Zoo  at the Racine Zoo

  • When: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. October 28th
  • Details:  Calling all ghost and goblins! Enjoy all-day trick-or-treating with the animals at the Racine Zoo. Activities include making your own edible spooky snacktivity, crafts and find and meet special creepy crawlers.
  • Admission: Boo at the zoo is included with regular zoo admission.
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Pumpkin Walk - Downtown Cedarburg

  • When: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. October 31
  • Details: The Cedarburg Chamber's Pumpkin Walk is a community-wide event that celebrates all things Halloween. Bring your carved pumpkins to light up the street. Wear your costumes and creep down Washington street to view the glowing pumpkins!
  • Admission: Free
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Ghost Walk 2017- Port Washington

  • When: October 27 & 28 at 7:30, 8:00 and 9:45 p.m. 
  • Details: Celebrate Halloween visiting and hearing about haunting experiences of paranormal Port Washington.  Every walk explores ghost stories and sightings in the historic downtown and Union Cemetery. 
  • Admission: $15
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Jack-O-Lantern Jaunt/ Halloween Haunt (Mukwonago)

When: 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  Oct 13 & 14
Details: Jack-O-Lanterns will cover Field Park for walkers to enjoy. At 8 p.m. the film Demon with the Atomic Brain will be shown outside on the baseball diamond. As in previous years, businesses will compete for the best display.
Admission: $2 for adults $1 for children under 12 years old.
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