Halloween events around Milwaukee County

From haunted houses to costumes and hayrides
Posted at 4:22 PM, Oct 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-01 17:29:27-04

From haunted houses to costumes and hayrides, there are a wide-range of events happening around Milwaukee County this season.

The following events are being held at different Milwaukee County Parks this month:

“The Hill Has Eyes” at The Rock Sports Complex in Whitnall Park

  • When: Sept. 30, with a Thursday-through-Saturday schedule through Oct. 30 
  • Admission: $25-34
  • Details: Five attractions begin with guests being hooded and led to the “gates of madness.” Next, visitors follow the trails Failed Escape and Hunger Hallow, ride the zombie-infested Scare Lift; and experience CARNIvore, a macabre carnival. 
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28th Annual “Halloween Haunts” at Wehr Nature Center in Whitnall Park 

  • When: October 13 and 14 (October 15 is sold out)
  • 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 (such as the wise-cracking Mr. Bones, V.W. Frog, and The Decomposers) 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.
  • Pre-event: A pre-event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.on October 12. The public is invited to carve truckloads of pumpkins for the jack-o-lantern-lit trail to “The Enchanted Forrest” at Halloween Haunts.

“Trek ‘n Treat” at Grant Park

  • When: 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on October 16
  • Details: Families are invited on an educational trek along the Seven Bridges Trail. There will be treats and activities for the kids
  • Admission: $2 per participant
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“Pumpkin Pavilion” at Humboldt Park 

  • When: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on  October 21 and 22
  • Details: The Halloween event will be filled with pumpkin displays, music, food, and activities.
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  • Pre-event: October 19 and 20, 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 9 p.m. on October 21/22
  • 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.
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Zombie House @ Pond at Mill Pond on Oak Creek Parkway 

Halloween in Greenfield Park 

  • When: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on October 22
  • 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, hay rides, campfire, crafts, and “spooky stuff.”
  • Admission: The event is free
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Kosciuszko Community Center Presents “Children’s Safety Fair and Family Halloween Event”

  • When: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on October  27
  • Details: Families will enjoy a haunted house, games, arts and crafts, a costume contest, and free hot dogs and chips. Resource tables will also be featured.
  • Admission: Tickets are $3 per person and must be purchased in advance.
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“Ghosts Under Glass” Returns to the Mitchell Park Domes 

  • When: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on October 28
  • Details: Friends of The Domes invites families to enjoy a night of safe indoor trick or treating, a carnival with games and prizes, a tour of the “Halloween Dome of Doom,” a magician, light shows, and Halloween crafts. Each child will receive a free pumpkin and a starter bag of trick-or-treat candy.
  • Admission: $8 per person; children age 2 and under, free.
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