2018 Halloween Happenings

Your ultimate guide to a “spooktacular” Halloween season in the Coulee Region!

Event details can change, and many require registration. Be sure to verify information using the phone numbers and websites we’ve provided for you here.

Festival Foods Pumpkin Blowout
Saturday, Oct. 6
Festival Foods, All locations
8am-5pm, Check out the Festival Foods webpage for more information!
Visit your local Festival Foods for the annual fall festival and pumpkin blowout! Pick out your own pumpkin, and participate in kids activities! Activities end at 3pm, but Pumpkin Blowout goes until 5pm!

36th Annual Apple Affair
Saturday, Oct. 6
Trempealeau County Fairgrounds, 19780 Park Dr., Galesville
582-4508, galesvillewi.com/appleaffair.php
10 Foot Apple Pie! Omelet Breakfast! Live Music! Food Vendors! Petting Zoo! Kids Activities! BBQ Cookoff! Baked Goods for Sale!

Moonlight Maze
Friday, Oct. 12 & Friday, Oct. 19 (tickets sell until 8pm)
Hidden Trails Corn Maze, W4704 Highway 16, West Salem
786-2489, hiddentrailscornmaze.com
Bring a flashlight and complete the maze in the dark. Maze is not haunted. Free to age 3; $6/ages 4-10; $9/ages 11 & up.

Spooktacular Kids Day at Clearwater Farms
Saturday, Oct. 13
Clearwater Farm, 760 Green Coulee Road , Onalaska
11am-2pm, 789-7533, clearwaterfarm.org/events-rentals/spooktacular-kids-day/
Head on out to Clearwater Farms for this years annual Spooktacular Kids Day ft. Games, Fall Crafts, Costume Contest and Petting Zoo!

Creepy Critters
Thursday, Oct. 18
Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge
N5727 County Rd Z, Onalaska
4-8pm, 789-7533, Check out the Facebook events page for more information.
Don your best costume and come on out to learn about “creepy critters” (bats, raptors, lamprey, snakes, frogs, etc). Fill your bags with treats and mind with facts! Special appearances by several live animals!

Field of Screams
Friday, Oct. 19
Copeland Park, 1130 Copeland Park Dr.
4-8pm, 779-2399, Check out the Facebook events page for more information.
Trick-or-treating, face painting, s’mores, music, inflatables, haunted maze, and more. Free event.

Enchanted Forest
Saturday, Oct. 20
Myrick Park Center, 789 Myrick Park Dr.
10am-3pm, 782-2494, wiscorps.org/enchantedforest
Non-scary trick-or-treat hike through Myrick Park followed by activities, games, music, petting farm, and refreshments. $5/youth, $3/adult in advance; $7/youth, $4/adult at the door. Register by 3pm Friday, Oct. 19 for “fast lane” privileges.

Monster Mash
Tuesday, Oct. 23
La Crosse Public Library Main, 800 Main St.
10:30am-11:30pm,789-7100, lacrosselibrary.org/events/upcoming
A non-scary storytime celebration with songs, stories, and treats! Calling all monsters ages 0 to 5!

Family Trick-or-Treat
Thursday, Oct. 25
Norskedalen Nature & Heritage Center, N455 O Ophus Rd., Coon Valley
5:30-8:30pm, 452-3424, norskedalen.org
Family-friendly walk through the woods on a pumpkin-lit trail for all ages, costumes encouraged. Bring your trick-or-treat bag. $5/person; $10/person after 10/22.

Ghoulees in the Coulees
Friday & Saturday, Oct. 26-27
Norskedalen Nature & Heritage Center, N455 O Ophus Rd., Coon Valley
6-9pm, 452-3424, norskedalen.org
Registration required for this haunted hike through a pumpkin-lit wooded trail featuring scary characters, followed by chilling stories and hot apple cider. $10/person; $15/person after 10/22.

Friday, Oct. 26
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 28097 Goodview Dr., Lanesboro, Minn.
6-9:45pm, 507-467-2437, eagle-bluff.org
Trick-or-treat 30 feet off the ground as you traverse your way through wooden and wire elements that end with a zipline. Warm up by the fire afterwards. Check-in times every 15 min. Ages 6-10 must have an adult companion on the course. $25.

Boo-Seum Halloween Party
Friday, Oct. 26, 5:30-7pm; Saturday, Oct. 27, 8:30-10am or 5:30-7pm
Children’s Museum of La Crosse, 207 5th Ave S.
784-2652, funmuseum.org
A non-scary Halloween party with games, crafts, museum play, prizes, and more for ages 2-9. Costumes encouraged, registration required. $5/member child; $12/non-member child; $1/adult.

Downtown Trick-or-Treat
Saturday, Oct. 27
Downtown La Crosse, 500 Main St.
11am-3pm, 784-0440, lacrossedowntown.com
Bring the family downtown, dress up, enjoy tricks and also treats. All of the Halloween fun.

Glow-in-the-Dark Trick-or-Treat Maze
Saturday, Oct. 27
Hidden Trails Corn Maze, W4704 Highway 16, West Salem
7-9pm, 786-2489, hiddentrailscornmaze.com
A free, non-scary, family-friendly event hosted by the La Crosse County Deputy Sheriff’s Association featuring glow sticks, treats, drinks, and more, including a .3-mile maze full of Deputies with treats. Donations accepted for the Association’s scholarship fund and Special Olympics.

Festival Foods Boofest
Saturday, Oct. 27
Festival Foods, All locations
10am-2pm, Check out the Festival Foods blog for more information.
Held at all area Festival Foods, this event offers costumed kiddos the opportunity to trick or treat at stations around the store! Associates will be dressed and offering kids activities and treats! Teal pumpkin stations will be available!

River of Life Trunk-or-Treat; At the Movies
Saturday, Oct. 27
River of Life Church, 1214 CR-PH, Onalaska
3-5pm, 782-2780, Check out the Facebook events page for more information.
Fun, safe trick-or-treating for families between businesses and booths.

Spooktacular Halloween Party
Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 27-28
Shenanigans, 2100 Dawson Ave.
10am-9pm, 783 333, shenanigansfun.com
Spooktacular fun with a costume contest (cutest, scariest, and most original), laser tag, and paintball. $15/3 hours of unlimited play; add $10 for kids meal and candy bar.

Trick-or-Treat at the Library
Monday, Oct. 29
Holmen Library, 121 W. Legion St.
4:30-6:30pm, 526-4198, lacrossecountylibrary.org
Games, snacks, stories, and crafts. Free with non-perishable food donation.

High Rollers Monster Mash
Monday, Oct. 29
High Roller Skating Center, 3624 East Ave S.
11am-3pm, 788-7170, Check out the Facebook events page for more information.
Just an $8 Entry Fee:Includes: admission rentals, playground, costume contest, and giveaways!

Halloween Bash
Wednesday, Oct. 31
Onalaska OmniCenter, 255 Riders Club Rd., Onalaska
5:30-7:30pm, 781-9560, cityofonalaska.com
Games, treats, and trick-or-treating. Costumes recommended for both parents and children.

West Salem Trunk-or-Treat
Wednesday, Oct. 31
Village Park, downtown West Salem
3-5pm, 786-0222, For more information, check out the Facebook events page.
Fun, safe trick-or-treating for families between businesses and booths.

Area communities have sanctioned the following hours for trick-or-treating on Oct. 31.

La Crosse: 4 to 8 p.m.

Onalaska: 4 to 8 p.m.

Holmen: 4 to 8 p.m.

West Salem: Downtown businesses 3 to 6 p.m., residences 4 to 8 p.m.

Bangor: 4 to 8 p.m., 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on on Commercial Street

Sparta: 4 to 7 p.m.

Tomah: 5 to 8 p.m.

Trempealeau: 4 to 8 p.m.

La Crescent, Minn.: Downtown businesses 3 to 5 p.m., residences 4 to 6:30 p.m.

Galesville: 4 to 7 p.m.

Viroqua: Downtown 3 to 5 p.m., residences 4 to 8 p.m.

Westby: Businesses 3:30 to 5 p.m., residences 4 to 7 p.m.

Cashton: 4 to 7 p.m.

Arcadia: 5 to 7 p.m., Wilson Avenue will be closed from Fairfield to Thiesen streets. from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Blair: 4 to 7 p.m.

Ettrick: 4 to 7 p.m.

Independence: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Whitehall: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Black River Falls: 5 to 7 p.m.

Onalaska Jaycees Haunted House
Clearwater Farm, 760 Green Coulee Rd., Onalaska
Returning for its 38th consecutive season, this fundraiser for the Jaycees is recommended for ages 13 and older. Spooktacular Kids Day with lights on and special activities hosted annually. Additional details not available at press time; visit www.clearwaterfarm.org or www.wisconsinhauntedhouses.com.

House of Shadows
Weekends & Halloween, Oct. 6-31, 6-11pm
501 Osborne Dr., Sparta
406-4671, houseofshadows.org
A fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Sparta, this haunted house in a reportedly haunted former infirmary offers Not So Scary tours for those faint of heart from 6-7pm, with Very Scary tours starting at 7pm. $6/Not So Scary; $10/Very Scary.

Halls of Terror Haunted House
Weekends & Halloween, Oct. 12-31, 7-10:30pm
100 N. Second St., Prairie du Chien
778-4283 or 800-732-1673
Voted one of the top 10 haunted houses in the state by Discover Wisconsin. Kid-friendly day Saturday, Oct. 27 from 2-4pm (cost only $2). $8/person.