VITAL Source 2007 Halloween Guide!

By - Oct 1st, 2007 02:52 pm
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The leaves are changing colors and that chic orange-black palette is resurfacing across front yards everywhere, which can only mean one thing: it’s time to celebrate the only appropriate occasion we have to put on a costume, look ridiculous (or sexy or terrifying) and demand candy from strangers.

This time of year brings out the devil in everybody. Children are the spearheads of the season, dashing across lawns with flashlights and orange buckets, but college kids and grown-ups proper can cut loose on this spirited holiday, too – with an emphasis, perhaps, on “spirits.”

So listen up, Wisconsin: do not hesitate to engage in this year’s shenanigans, pumpkin patches, haunted houses or even a petrifying play. VITAL Source is here with our annual Halloween guide to ensure that, whatever the method, you get your scare on.

Gothic History Tours
October 26, 28, 31
Historic District, Cedarburg
Rain or shine, take a 90-minute walking tour through the scary side of Cedarburg and witness the creepiness of this quaint town, from the Civil War to the present day.
cedarburgculturalcenter.org.

Halloween Glen
October 12 & 13
1130 N. 60th St., Milwaukee
Bring the entire family for an event that evokes the spirit of Halloween without the scare. Events include interactive educational skits about the season, as well as Halloween cartoons and tasty treats. 414-647-6050 or
milwaukeerecreation.net/halloween-glen.

Halloween in Delafield
October 27
Downtown Delafield
Trick-or-treat with the kids in downtown Delafield shops from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. and stay for the Grand Pumpkin illumination.
414-888-294-1082 or delafield-wi.org.

A Theater of Lost Souls
October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19-21, 25-28 & 31
500 E. County, Oshkosh
Celebrating its 4th year, this haunted house has been completely revamped with tons of vampires, ghouls and evil clowns for everyone. 920-731-8555 or atheateroflostsouls.com.

Bear Den Autumn Family Fun
October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28
831 Big Bend Rd., Waterford
Bask in all the fall festivities that a farm has to offer: hayrides, pumpkin patches and pony rides add up to a perfect family outing.
262-895-6430 or beardenzoo.com.

Bear Den Haunted Woods
October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
6831 Big Bend Rd., Waterford
Take a chance and get a scare walking through the haunted woods of Waterford. 262-895-6430 or beardenzoo.com.

Deadly Intentions Haunted Yard
October 26, 27 & 31
1621 N. 26th St., Sheboygan
Leave the kids at home for this free haunted house in a local Sheboygan home.
920-254-4354.

Dominion of Terror
October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 25-27, 29-31
2024 N.15th St., Sheboygan
No scare is the same in this 15-room haunted maze. dominionofterror.com.

EAA Haunted Hangar
October 19-20, 26-27
3000 Poberezny Rd., Oshkosh
Find out what goes bump in the night with an all ages ghost tour. 920-426-6880 or
airventuremuseum.org

Gilly’s Haunted House
October 5-6, 12-13, 18-21, 25-28, 31
1559 W. Forest Home Ave., Milwaukee
Gawk at the freak show and take a spin in the vortex tunnel at this not-so-typical haunted house. 414-645-0292 or
gillyshauntedhouse.com.

Morgan’s Manor and Morgan’s Torment
October 5-7, 12-14, 18-21, 25-31
1000 Northview Rd., Waukesha
Visit both haunted houses this year for the double the thrills. 262-547-6808 or
fear4u.com.

Homestead Animal Farm’s
Charlotte’s Web Corn Maze
September 29, 30; October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28
W320 N9127 Hwy 83, Hartland
Enjoy a slice of farm life with animals, hayrides and a corn maze. 262-966-3840 or homesteadanimalfarm.com.

Nightmare on Main
October 12-13, 19-20, 24-27
415 Main St., Mishicot
Enjoy a charity-sponsored scare owned and operated by local family and friends. 920-629-0416.

Princeton Hall of Terror
October 12-13, 19-20, 26-27
Hwy 23 Princeton
Aside from the regular frights of a haunted house, find out what the future holds with a Tarot card reading. 920-229-6593.

Salem’s Plot
October 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28
24121 Wilmot Rd., Salem
Six years in the making, this pumpkin patch is “not another boo,” filled to capacity with haunted house, trail, hayride, corn maze and train ride. 262-862-6515 or myspace.com/salemsplothauntedhouse.

Terror on Rural Street
October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
147 N. Rural St., Hartford.
A 7,000 square foot 13 room haunted house with all the fixings, including high-tech special effects. 262-670-0998 or terroronruralstreet.com.

The Werewolf of Westhaven
October 11-13, 18-20, 25-27
205 Adams St., Omro
Written by local playwright Marty Duhatschek, The Werewolf of Westhaven tells the humorous Halloween tale of man with an extraordinary problem. 920-426-8580 or madstage.com/shows03/werewolf.html.

Mars Haunted House
734 W. Historic Mitchell St., Milwaukee
With secret passages and self-guided tours, this haunted house built in the late 1800s is sure to send a chill up your spine.
414 -384-7491 or marshauntedhouse.com.

Not-so-Scary Halloween
October 25- 28
Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
929 E. Wisconsin Ave.
With admission to the museum, enjoy the Halloween fun without all the scare, with treats, crafts and pumpkins! 414-390-KIDS or
bbcmkids.org.

Little Monster Bash
October 26
Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
929 E. Wisconsin Ave.
The perfect party for kids and parents alike, with a costume contest and trick-or-treating.
414-390-KIDS or bbcmkids.org.

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