Tired of doing the same thing every Halloween in Madison? You’re in luck because we have gathered a list of our favorite non-traditional Halloween events happening right around us.Read More >>
Schuster’s Haunted Forest
10/16, 10/17, 10/23, 10/24, 10/29, 10/30 & 10/31 from dark until 10:00pm
1326 US Highways 12 & 18
On select Fridays and Saturdays in October, you and your friends can get the scare of a lifetime at Schuster’s Haunted Forest. After your quick wagon ride, you will be dropped off in the forest to walk the haunted trail. Make sure to wear proper shoes and leave all bags in the car because you will be out in the forest for about 45 to 60 minutes. You can purchase your tickets online or at the gate on the night of your event. Please note that this event is only for those ages 13 and up. However, for families with younger children, you can explore the flashlight corn maze.
October 31st at 7:00pm
Returning for it’s triumphant 10th year, Freakfest X is going to be better than ever. Taking place on State Street, the festival draws crowds upwards of 100,000 people. The festival gates open at 7:00pm with the show starting at 7:30pm. There are a few different stages where you can catch performances from Timeflies, Chase Rice, and other great performers.
Madison Ghost Walks
Every Friday and Saturday until Halloween
Corner of Mifflin and State Streets
Experience the Capitol Square in Madison like never before. The guided walking tour focuses on the haunted history of the famous area. Based on local folklore, this is not a very frightening event with no hired ghosts or ghouls – anything you feel or see of paranormal activity is not planned. Each year, the ghost tour is updated with new information so this is a great Halloween tradition to start.
Downtown Madison Family Halloween
October 28th 3:00 – 6:00pm
State Street & Capitol Square
Get the kids prepared for Halloween this year at the Downtown Madison Family Halloween celebration. For ghosts and ghouls 12 and under, there is a trick-or-treat bag decorating station so no candy will be left behind. There will be other great craft stations set up for the kids, just get ready for an great Halloween event!
Madison Metro Jaycees Presents Attack of the Rabid Rabbit, A Haunted House
October 15th, 16th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 29th, 30th 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Special Halloween Matinee on the 31st 3:00 -6:00pm
1156 Olin-Turvill Ct.
Returning for a triumphant 19th year, the haunted house run by the Madison Metro Jaycees is sure to give you a fright. The haunted house’s theme is centered around Olin Park High School and experiments on animals in the science department - we don’t want to give too much away!
October 31st 5:30pm – 9:30pm
674 Whitney Way
Calling all beer lovers out there! Grab your friends and book yourself the Terrifying Tour with Hophead Tours. You will visit two breweries, Wisconsin Brewing Co. and Viking Brewpub, before going to Screamin’ Acres where you get to visit the number one haunted attraction in Wisconsin.
Friday and Saturdays through October 31st 7:00pm – 11:00pm
3865 State Hwy 138
This is the place to be to really get yourself into the Halloween mood. Located in Stoughton, Screamin’ Acres is a unique haunted house experience. With trained actors and a detail oriented team, the haunted house is a perfectly designed and decorated. Each year, the haunted house is re-decorated and re-themed to delight new and old screamers.
Halloween at the Zoo
October 25th 9:30am – 3:00pm
702 S. Randall Avenue
Dress up the entire family in their Halloween costumes and head out to the Henry Villas Zoo. Halloween at the Zoo will have activities for the younger witches and warlocks, face painting, and a costume contest. There will also be trick-or-treating so don’t forget your candy bags!
October 24th and 25th
8312 Forsythia St
Burn off all those candy calories at the Haunted Hustle. On Saturday, there will be a race expo where you can shop for some of your favorite running supplies. During the evening, you can participate or cheer on those who do in the kids races, 5K, 5K Stroller Derby, and 10K which will conclude with a bonfire complete with s’mores. On Sunday, the marathon and half marathon will take place. Don’t forget to wear your costume!We hope you have a safe and Happy Halloween!