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WALWORTH COUNTY Whether you're looking for jack o'lantern-ready pumpkins, a hearty fall chili, a scary movie or a spooky walk, Walworth County's got you covered. Check out our month-long calendar of activities for fall and Halloween.
Annual Harvest Fest, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy main entrance on Wisconsin Highway 67 in Williams Bay. Enjoy a free cookout (bring your own hotdog stick and chair) and trail hikes (bring a flashlight). A deejay will provide entertainment. www.kishwauketoe.org
Seventh Circle Haunt, at dark Oct. 12, Oct. 13, Oct. 19, Oct. 21, Oct. 26, Oct. 27, Oct. 28, Shadow Hill Ranch, 2305 Lance Drive, Twin Lakes. Admission $12. Two houses, forest and maze. www.seventhcirclehaunt.com
Fuzzy Pig and Shockwave Haunts, starting at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 12, Oct. 13, Oct. 19, Oct. 20, Oct. 25 through Oct. 28 and Oct. 31, N8660 Clover Valley Road, Whitewater Township. Options of Blood Manor, Malignant Management and St. Leah’s Last Rights. Admission is $10 for any one, $13 for all three. Oct. 25 is student night, so anyone with valid student ID card gets $2 discount.
“Frankenstein” dinner and theater experience, Oct. 12 through Oct. 14, Oct. 18 through Oct. 21, Oct. 25 through Oct. 28, Old World Wisconsin, W372 S9727 Wisconsin Highway 67, Eagle Township. 7 p.m. Fridays, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 5 p.m. Sundays. Make reservations at (262) 594-6391 or www.oldworldwisconsin.org.
Autumn Harvest Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13, Oct. 14, Oct. 20, Oct. 21, Oct. 27 and Oct. 28. Pick-your-own apples from the tree or pumpkins from the patch, take a tractor-pulled hayride or vintage trolley ride. The Elegant Farmer, 1545 Main St., Mukwonago. (262) 363-6774, www.elegantfarmer.com
Waterford Fall Harvest Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, Ten Club Park and Whitford Park, Waterford. Craft fair, chili cook-off, Lions Club chicken barbecue, children’s activities, create a scarecrow, paint a pumpkin, trolley rides, canoe excursion. Contact the chamber office at (262) 534-5911 or www.waterford-wi.org
Jack-O-Lantern Jaunt, Friday,Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 20, with a vast display of carved pumpkins, plus refreshments, games. Drive through the Mukwonago Field Park at Wisconsin Highway 83 and County Highway NN in Mukwonago. View the carved pumpkins. Wear costumes and get in the Halloween spirit. (262) 363-7758
Elkhorn Oktoberfest, Saturday, Oct. 20, in downtown square, Veterans Park and pocket park. Includes crafters, food, live entertainment, wine and beer tasting, car show, chili cook-off. (262) 723-5788, www.elkhornchamber.com
Creatures of the Night with David Stokes, 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, Fern Young Terrace, Young Auditorium, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, 930 W. Main St., Whitewater. A presentation for families with young children, features a naturalist talking about animals that only come out at night. Tickets: (262) 472-2222, www.uww.edu/youngauditorium
Ghouls Night Out, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, west side business district, Whitewater. Activities, games, special sales, trick or treating and opportunities to win prizes, (262) 473-4005, www.whitewaterchamber.com
Teen Halloween Movie Night, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, Lake Geneva Public Library. Steven Spielberg movie “Super 8” will be shown. Teens are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes. (262) 249-5299, www.lakegeneva.lib.wi.us
Boo in the Bay, Friday, Oct. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 27, Organized by Williams Bay Parks & Recreation. Activities, games, food, music, spooky walks, racing pumpkins. (262) 245-2720, www.wbreccenter.org
Third annual Spooktacular haunted hotel and trick or treating, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Comfort Suites, 313 Bauer Parkway, Delavan. Area businesses welcome children and their parents for a trick-or-treating opportunity all in one place. (262) 740-1000, www.delavancomfortsuites.com.
Trick or treat the triangle, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. First Street, in front of Ketterhagen Motors, Whitewater. Entertainment by R & R Music, sidewalk chalk art, pumpkin carving. Call the Whitewater Area Chamber of Commerce for more information at (262) 473-4005.
Whitewater Parks & Recreation annual youth Halloween party, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at downtown armory. Games and goodies geared toward preschool and elementary age children. Contact Michelle Dujardin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Bring a nonperishable food item.
Ghost Walk, 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, sponsored by East Troy Area Historical Society at the Kubicki Museum and Heritage Center, 2106 Church St., for walking tour of sites near and around the village square believed to house resident ghosts. $5 for adults, $2 for children under 12 accompanied by adult, scary movies at museum’s theater from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Spooky City celebration, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, Wehmhoff Square next to the library in Burlington. Festivities include free hayrides circling the downtown starting at 10 a.m., costume parade at 10:30 a.m. Trick or treating from 11 a.m. to noon.
Halloween Trains, Saturday, Oct. 27, and Sunday, Oct. 28, at the East Troy Railroad Museum, 2002 Church St., East Troy, (262) 642-3263, www.easttroyrr.org
Trick or treat and Halloween parade, Sunday, Oct. 28, Palmyra. Parade starts at 3:30 p.m. in front of the fire hall, 126 N. First St. Trick-or-treating until 6:30 p.m. (262) 495-8316
Town of Delavan hosts annual Halloween Party, Sunday, Oct. 28, at Community Park, 1220 South Shore Drive, Delavan Township. (262) 740-2335, www.townofdelavan.com
Halloween breakfast, 7 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 28, Whitewater Lions Clubhouse, N7462 Kettle Moraine Drive on Whitewater Lake. All-you-can-eat pancake meal. Adults $7, children ages 6 to 12, $4.50. Prizes for children’s costumes. Accepting donations of nonperishable food items at the door. All proceeds go the Whitewater Food Pantry.
Halloween trick or treat, Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 3 p.m. with parade at 6:30 p.m., in Delavan. (262) 728-5095, www.delavanwi.org
Corn maze at Army Lake Camp, through Saturday, Oct. 27, at N8797 Army Lake Road, East Troy. Wagon rides, concessions, mini maze, games, bounce house, helicopter rides. Adults and kids age 13 and up $8, children 5 to 12 $5 and kids 4 and younger free. Call (262) 642-6400 for more information.
Corn maze, train and pony rides, haunted hayrides, through Wednesday, Oct. 31 at Dan Patch Stables, Grand Geneva Resort, Wisconsin Highway 50, Lake Geneva. Call (262) 215-2105 or (262) 215-5303.
Apple Barn Orchard and Winery
W6384 Sugar Creek Road, Sugar Creek Township, (262) 728-3266. Throughout October. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Variety of fresh-picked and pick-your-own apples, apple pies, cider, cider donuts, caramel apples and pumpkins. Walk through the tree maze or ride the tractor-train through the orchard.
W490 Wisconsin Highway 20, East Troy, (262) 642-5244. Family-owned, 180-acre vegetable farm. Pumpkins, fresh pressed apple cider, caramel apples, Indian corn and gourds. Large variety of apples, fresh-picked vegetables and bedding plants.
Pearce Farm Market
W5740 N. Walworth Road, Walworth, (262) 275-3783. 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Seasonal fresh vegetables, fruit, jams, jellies and honey. Pumpkins and fall decorations. Weekend hayrides.