Wisconsin Halloween Guide
Welcome, curious cadavers! Are you yearning for a taste of the eerie and peculiar in Wisconsin this autumn? Fear not! These Halloween events & activities offer a plethora of unnerving delights: Spectral expeditions through the cobbled streets of haunted history, monsters and monstrous men, morbid midways, drive-in terrors, graveyards full of restless dead, and the most thrilling haunted houses guaranteed to leave you screaming for more! Herein lies your compendium of the finest and foulest Halloween tricks and treats Wisconsin has to offer.
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Encounter the unspeakable horrors of Wisconsin’s most spine-tingling haunted attractions this Halloween season…if you dare! Experience the heart-pounding black corridors of immersive haunted houses where madmen dwell, dark trails through haunted woods and cornfields full of nightmarish monsters, and Big Top terrors with blood-curdling clowns who’ll do anything for a scream.
Gather for a twilight escapade into the past, where the scars of past tragedies still linger within Wisconsin’s age-worn facades and forgotten alleyways. Go beyond the veil to hear fascinating and terrible tales of history’s forgotten souls as you tread upon the same stones that once echoed with their footsteps.
Kick off spooky season with the biggest Halloween festival in Wisconsin: Windigo Fest! Live music from the likes of Ratbatspider and Da Goff Rockerz, sideshow performances, bellydance, costume contest, hearse show, spooky vendors and MUCH MORE.
October 6-8, 2023 at Manitowoc Expo Grounds!
From six feet under, Milwaukee history comes alive at Forest Home Cemetery after dark with the return of the popular Spirits of the Silent City event!
October 19-22, 2023
Dr. Destruction. Deadgar Winter. Abigail Hyde. Gorezelska. Uncle Wolfman. Go behind the scenes into the weird world of the Kenosha horror host scene with filmmaker Alicia Krupsky and journalist Tea Krulos in the documentary I’m Your Host.
Premiering Oct. 20th at the Twisted Dreams Film Festival in Milwaukee.
Wisconsin Fear Fest
Get the ultimate Halloween experience at the Wisconsin Fear Fest haunted thrill park with terrifying haunted attractions and live entertainment all month long. Bands, DJs, mini escape rooms, haunted hayride, spooky midway games, and more!
Wisconsin Thrillers Film Festival
See the world premiere of 33 sci-fi and horror short films created by Wisconsin filmmakers for The 48-Hour Film Project the only way they should be seen: At the drive-in!
Sept. 22-23, 2023 at Highway 18 Outdoor Theatre
MKE Para Con
Dig into the myths and monsters of Wisconsin at the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference! Special guest speakers, panels, vendors, and spooky activities around the city.
October 13-15, 2023
Experience a day of shopping local artisans and curators of rare oddities and marvels, mystics and mediums, trick-or-treat, witchy cocktails, wicked workshops & more at the Milwaukee Bitchcraft Fair.
October 8th, 2023
Halloween legends and lore come to life at Old World Wisconsin Halloween! Talk to the spirits at a Victorian seance, attend a 19th-century funeral, hear campfire stories of Wisconsin monsters and more!
Select Dates in October
The Sawdust City Fright Fest presents a weekend full of independent short horror films from around at The TIME Theater in Oshkosh.
October 13-15, 2023
Learn about the history of spirit photography and get your own old timey photo with a ghost at the H.H. Bennett Studio in Wisconsin Dells.
Friday, October 27
History of Spiritualism
Learn about the mysterious history of spiritualism, the practice of communicating with the departed, at two eerie historic Wisconsin locations.
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