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Includes events, activities & listings relevant to all communities in Dane County, WI
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Updated Sept, 2017  [Scroll down to find more Fall/Halloween Special Events]
Busy Barns Adventure Farm | W7675 Hwy 12, Fort Atkinson
[Open Weekends, beginning
September 23/24...]
Sat-Sun: 10 AM - 5 PM

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Admission of $10/person will grant you access to an
endless playground enjoyed by kids and adults.  There are
plenty of animals to pet, games & activities, equipment for
riding, sliding or catapulting gourds!
Enchanted Valley Acres | 5047 Enchanted Valley Rd, Cross Plains
[Sept 16 - Oct 29]*
Sat & Sun: 9 AM - 6 PM

*additional days, per schedule
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Admission of $10/person includes many activities - a
playground for the entire family - including the giant
slippery slope slide and an easy, but educational corn
maze. Also find pumpkins and other gourds for sale; a
food cart is on site much of the day, or bring your own food
& beverage to picnic on the grounds.
Eplegaarden Orchard | 2227 Fitchburg Rd, Fitchburg
[Sept - Oct]
Wed - Sat:  9 AM - 5 PM
Sundays: 11 AM - 5 PM

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Eplegaarden takes pride in their old fashioned apple
orchard "vit da Norwegian exposure!" In addition to
self-pick apples, pumpkins, raspberries and market to buy
fresh cider & other goodies; the autumn weekends are
inviting for hayrides, folk music in the orchard & haunted
Halloween fun.  Be sure to browse the website for the
rundown of orchard offerings & activities - all in fun
Norwegian lingo!
Eugster's Farm Market | 3865 Hwy 138, Oregon
[Weekends, Sept 30 - Oct 22]
Sat & Sun: 10 AM - 5 PM

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Weekend festival activities include wagon rides to the
pumpkin patch, puppet shows, haunted house & the
Screamy Scary Silo. Every day (admission only $6
weekdays) offers petting farm, corn mazes, and other farm
activities including a huge sandbox & tricycles.
Little Amerricka's Pumpkin Train | 700 E Main St, Marshall
[Weekends, Oct 7 - Oct 22]
Sat & Sun: 10 AM - 3:30 PM

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brochure/info
With the exception of the Meteor (roller coaster) and
Miniature Golf, the amusement park may have closed for
the summer, but the Whiskey River Railway takes
passengers on a ride through the peaceful countryside
where you can pick your own pumpkin to take home.  
Admission of $6.95 includes the train ride and pumpkin.
Concessions will be open for food/beverage purchases;
passes available for miniature golf & the Meteor roller
coaster ride - weather permitting.
Mayr Family Farm | 3680 Egre Rd, DeForest
[Sept 23 - Oct 29]
Sat & Sun: 11 AM - 5 PM

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Corn maze open until 7pm on
Saturday; and Haunted Corn
Mazes run late eves.
This family farm is a spectacular setting for it's 7-acre corn
maze, which is "haunted" mid-October (see admission
rates for corn maze, hours vary).  Enjoy a hayride to the
pumpkin patch (admission available for ride only, or
includes a pumpkin). Cost for the pumpkin patch or corn
maze also includes admission to the farm, offering other
activities such as a bouncy house, pedal tractors, kids
straw maze & more.
Peck's Farm Market | 6445 Hwy 14, Spring Green
[Market is open 8am - 8pm daily
through October.]

Most weekend activities run
10 AM - 4 PM;
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Please verify hours by calling
(608) 588-7177
Pecks is an inviting place to wander around the petting
zoo with numerous animals to see & touch. Weekends
offer hayrides and a huge corn maze (for a fee), and free
train rides in the fall. There is also a nice gift shop, a
couple of little haunted "barns" (to walk through at no
charge), and a big market with produce, cheese curds,
bakery items & much more.  There is NO admission, and
there are also TV's set up outside to view Badgers &
Packers games and enjoy a picnic lunch or purchase a
brat & beverage.
Sutter's Ridge | 2074 Sutter Dr, Mt Horeb
[Sept - Oct]
Thur - Sun 10 AM - 5 PM

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Enjoy a hayride to the U-pick pumpkin patch, activities
include a mini corn maze, a giant hay stack to climb, yard
games, goats, rabbits, kitten barn & more. Just some of
the food available for purchase includes hot apple cider &
pumpkin bars.  No debit/credit cards accepted; cash &
check only. $3 admission include activity yard & hayride;
$3.50 for the 4-acre corn maze or $5 for both. See website
for all details/options.
Schuster's Farm | 1326 Hwy 12 & 18, Deerfield
[Hours vary]
Daily, 10 AM - 6 PM
(Please confirm, some hours vary
depending on activity or week.)

website
Schuster's offers several different activities and
(admission) options depending on what you want to enjoy
while there. Ride out to the pumpkin patch, try a corn
maze, have some barnyard fun with play equipment and
activities, including a jumping pillow, barrel train rides and
pumpkin launchers.
Fall Festival & Halloween Special Events >>
Updated Sept, 2017
7 | October
The Great Pumpkin Givewaway
Saturday
9 AM - 12 PM
@ Oak Bank, Fitchburg
Join the Oak Bank for free pumpkins, refreshments and
kids activities at the 15th annual Great Pumpkin Giveaway.
This is an outdoor event that raises fund (through cash
donations) to benefit a local non-profit in the community.
This year, funds benefit STARS.  
www.oakbankonline.com
7-8 | October
Monona Fall Festival
Saturday - Sunday
@ Winnequah Park, Monona
The Monona Fall Festival kicks off with the Hoot Hoot
Hustle 5 K run & 1-mile walk at 10:00 AM. Other weekend
activities include a chili cook-off, craft fair and book sale;
and Sunday is deemed Family Fun Day with tickets
available for purchasing concessions, and numerous
kid-friendly activities, games & attractions.
14, 21, 28 | October
DCHS Haunted Trail
Saturdays
[2 PM - 5 PM are matinee hours
for children]
6 PM - 9 PM | Adults/12 & up

Admission $10 adults, $5 kids 12
& under
Walk the haunted trail to benefit the Dane County Humane
Society's Four Lakes Wildlife Center. Things get more
spooky after 6 PM (not recommended for kids under 12),
but the special matinee hours 2 PM - 5 PM are kid-friendly
& include trick-or-treating.
www.giveshelter.org
25 | October
Downtown Madison Family Halloween
Wednesday
3 PM - 6 PM
@ State Street & Capitol Square
(participating businesses)

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Kids 12 & under can collect treats at participating
businesses on the Capitol Square and State Street.
Children's activities & entertainment will be offered at
several businesses & attractions downtown, including the
Overture Center, Madison Children's Museum, Capitol
Kids, Wisconsin Historical Society & more.
26 - 29 | October
Halloween at the Cave
Friday - Sunday
Inquire for times/details
@ Cave of the Mounds

website
Trick or treat for gemstones in the candle-lit cave! Fall
family activities including hayrides from Cave of the
Mounds to Brigham County Park, costumes are
encouraged.
27 | October
Creepy Crawl & Trick or Treat
Friday
6 PM - 9 PM
@ Military Ridge Trail & Main
Street, Mount Horeb

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Main Street will be lit with luminaries welcoming kids and
adults of all ages to participate in the Creepy Crawl and
Trick or Treat Main Street.
The Creepy Crawl event is a haunted hike on the Military
Ridge Trail from 4th Street to 2nd Street. Businesses on
both ends will also be handing out candy at the event.
28 | October
Halloween on the Farm
Saturday
4 PM - 9 PM
@ Schumacher Farm Park,
Waunakee            
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In addition to games, crafts, and spooky things to explore -
such as the Haunted Prairie Hayride - families will enjoy
live entertainment by Ken Lonnquist, as well as the
Waunakee High School Orchestra & Folk Band. There will
be a bonfire with s'mores, storytelling & more.
Concessions will also be available.
28 | October
Great Halloween Hunt
Saturday
6 PM - 9:30 PM
@ Fitchburg Public Library

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The Fitchburg Public Library and Friends of the Fitchburg
Library will be hosting its 10th annual Great Halloween
Hunt 6 PM - 9:30 PM. Activities include a scavenger hunt,
haunted house, games, crafts, magician, balloon twisting
and the movie, Alice in Wonderland, on a big screen.
29 | October
Halloween at the Zoo
Sunday
9:30 AM - 3 PM
@ Henry Vilas Zoo, Madison

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Bring your own bag and parade through the organized
line of other costumed children, collecting treats from
booths of local businesses & organizations. The zoo is
open regular hours, there is also a big activity tent, and
photo opportunities with the mascot, Henry the Lion.
31 | October
Baby's First Halloween
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
@ Madison Children's Museum

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Visit our photo booth to join our costume contest, enjoy
infant and toddler Halloween-themed (non-messy)
activities, a reading of Where the Wild Things Are, and join
the dance party in the Wildernest at 10:30! The party is free
with paid museum admission.
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APPLE ORCHARDS >>>

Click here for a great website listing pick-your-own
orchards in Dane County. Whether you're looking for
raspberries, apples, pumpkins or other seasonal
produce, this site has descriptive information of
farms by county, as well as canning, freezing and
other helpful tips!
www.pickyourown.org/WImadison


HALLOWEEN: MORE IDEAS >>>

Library Activities
Public libraries offer many fun Halloween related
activities from story time to crafts & games. Check our
listing to find schedules at your neighborhood
library.
Library Directory >>

Michael's Stores, All Locations
Michael's Kids Club offers drop-in craft time from
10am - Noon every Saturday. Kids can take home a
completed project for $2 to cover supplies. Find the
October schedule for Halloween themed projects.
www.michaels.com



TRICK-OR-TREAT
MALL/STORE EVENTS >>>

Hilldale Mall
Tuesday | October 31 at 4pm - 8pm
Children in costume can trick or treat at participating
retailers at this recently remodeled outdoor mall, in
addition to participate in activities and special
offers at select stores & restaurants.
www.hilldale.com

East Towne Mall
Tuesday | October 31 at 5pm - 6pm
Children 12 & under can Trick or Treat at participating
retailers in the mall from 5pm - 6pm, but must be
dressed in costume & accompanied by adult.
www.shopeasttowne-mall.com

West Towne Mall
Tuesday | October 31 at 5pm - 6pm
Children 12 & under can Trick or Treat at participating
retailers in the mall from 5pm - 6pm, but must be
dressed in costume & accompanied by adult.
www.shopwesttowne-mall.com

Johnson Creek Outlet Mall
Monday | October 31 at 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Kids 12 & under in costume are invited to receive
candy from participating stores 4:30pm - 6:30pm.
contact/info


TRICK-OR-TREAT: COMMUNITY
SCHEDULES >>>

When schedules are available, a link will be posted
to websites of local news channels for complete
listings of trick-or-treating schedules for each
community in Dane County.