List of Halloween events

2011-10-29T00:00:00Z List of Halloween events La Crosse Tribune
October 29, 2011 12:00 am

— Spooky Mansion. Is it the ghost of Century-Tel Past or is it just another great performance by Area Community Theatre? After ACT purchased the former Century-Tel building four years ago, a number of oddities about the building slowly revealed themselves. Whether it’s the elevator racing wildly from floor to floor, the mysterious door to nowhere, or eerie squeaks coming from the women’s second floor restroom, visitors to the building know they are never quite alone. So visit Spooky Mansion, at 907 Kilbourn Avenue, Tomah, which will be open to visitors Friday through Sunday and Oct. 27-31. Sunday hours are 3 to 6 p.m. and the mansion is open all other days from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is $5.

— Hidden Trails Haunted Trail at the Hidden Trails Corn Maze, W4704 Hwy. 16, West Salem. Weather permitting, you can walk the haunted trail from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Oct. 28-29. $8. Discounts available on their web page. Information: 608-786-2489 or

— TerrorFest, which offers guided tours of the “Batavian Bank Haunted House — The Return of Ed Gein”. Be ready for some horrifying surprises all in a haunted environment. According to organizer Rob Jones, “It’s so scary none of us will work there by ourselves, including me.” Over 50 volunteers, 20 area businesses, and local schools have come together to create this ghoulish experience. Terrorfest commences its terrifying at 7 p.m. and continues through 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and Oct. 27-30. There will be a family-friend Terrorfest from 2 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 29, complete with treats. And the terror is dialed down a bit from 7 to 8 p.m. if you want to bring your children nightly. But after 8 p.m., anyone 12 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. The Batavian Bank Building is located at 319 Main St. Admission is $8.

— If you like your ghouls with a musical score, check out “Jekyll and Hyde the Musical” at The Muse Theatre, 1353 Avon St. The musical is being performed today through Saturday; Oct. 27-30; Nov. 3-6; Nov. 10-12; Nov. 17-19. There will be 1 p.m. matinees on Oct. 30 and Nov. 6, all other curtain times are 7:30 p.m. There will be a post-performance Halloween Masquerade Party on Oct. 29 at the Backstage Cafe at The Muse. Tickets are $22 general admission, $20 senior citizens and students, $25 for front row/reserved. Information: 608-397-3752.

— The Onalaska Jaycees’ Shed of the Dead haunted house is located at Clearwater Farm, 760 Green Coulee Road, Onalaska. This year’s house is totally reconstructed and has 14 rooms, from a nursery to a zombie classroom to Area 51 and the Coulee Region’s own serial killer Ed Gein. It’s open at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in October. Matinees from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in October will feature no-scare kids tours. Admission is $7, with $2 discount with two canned food items.

— Scream Xtreme’s Haunted Halls of Terror has 35 chambers of fright to test all of your senses. A newly found room in Hoffman Hall is said to have abnormal gravitational pulls. Organizers have said their building was investigated by paranormal researchers who found it to be haunted. This haunt in not recommended for any children under the age of 12. Open 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Oct. 28-29, at Hoffman Hall, 1600 South Wacouta Ave, Prairie du Chien. Information:;

— Spook Cave and Campground’s Haunted Cave Tours, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 28 and 29 at Spook Cave and Campground, 13299 Spook Cave Road, McGregor, Iowa. They offer haunted cave tours by boat with half the proceeds going to college funds for their employees. It is recommended for ages 10 and up. Admission $10 and the tours go ahaunting come rain or shine.

— West Salem High School presents “Night of the Living Dead,” the George A. Romero zombie classic from 1968. You can check out the zombies at 8 p.m. Oct. 28-30, and even come in costume if the spirits move you. Tickets are $5 at the door.

— Coon Valley Sons of the American Legion’s second annual Fright Fest Halloween Party at 7 p.m. on Oct. 29 in the Coon Valley American Legion Hall, with games, DJ, costume contest, music. Must be 21 to attend.

— The La Crosse Area Music Teachers Association will hold its annual LAMTA Halloween Showcase 1-3 p.m. Oct. 30, Center Court at Valley View Mall, featuring piano students performing seasonal music in costume. Information: (608) 782-7844, ext. 446.

— Boo-Ha-Ha Halloween Bash from 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 29 at The Cargill Room at the Waterfront Restaurant, to benefit The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse. Admission is $50 and includes auction, raffle, signature drink and food, Spicy Tie Band, costume contest. Information:

— Halloween Party at 8 p.m. Oct. 29 at Valley High Golf Course in Houston, Minn., with Whistle Jacks performing at 8:30 p.m.

— Bangor First Responders Halloween Costume Party and Dance at 8 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Bangor-Burns Fire Department, with music by Trouble Shooter and costume judging at 10 p.m.

— Great Pumpkin Chase 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. Oct. 29, at Myrick Hixon EcoPark, 5K Run/Walk with a best costume contest, pumpkin pie, hot apple cider, and music by Michelle Lynn with proceeds to benefit the Wisconsin Youth Conservation Corps. Registration: or in person at Myrick Hixon EcoPark.

For kids:

— Second annual Community Halloween Party from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 29, at the La Crescent-Hokah Elementary School, $2 a child with accompanying adults Free.

— Nightmare on Kane Street, a haunted carnival for the whole family at the North Community Library, 1552 Kane St., from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday. Crafts, stories and treats await the younger set on the first floor of the library, while more scary activities lie beneath in the basement. Free. Information: (608) 789-7102.

— Boo-a-pa-looza! Wear your Halloween costume and join us for some appropriately scary stories from 1 to 1:45 p.m. on Oct. 28, in the Children’s Room of the La Crosse Public Library, 800 Main St. Each story will be slightly scarier than the last one and kids can opt out at any time if the ghoulish fun gets too ghastly. This free event is for kids ages 4-10 and finishes off with some trick-or-treating around the library. Information: (608) 789-7128.

— Boo-Seum Halloween Party, for ages 2-9 with adult. Collect treats, stickers and small prizes at each station of games, crafts and stories; and play on all three floors of the Museum as well as the Clifford exhibit. Bags provided, costumes optional. Advance registration and payment required (adults free). Choose from two dates either Friday or Oct. 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Children’s Museum, 207 Fifth Ave. S., La Crosse, $5/Member Child or $10/Non-Member Child. Information: 608-784-2652;

— 12th annual Enchanted Forest, a safe, non-spooky, autumn event at Myrick Hixon EcoPark. The Marsh Trail and EcoPark Center are transformed into a wonderland pathway with fairytale scenes to visit. Children gather goodies from dozens of kid-friendly characters including Cinderella, Shrek and Spiderman. There are also crafts, snacks, and a concert by Hans Mayer. Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 22-23 and 29-30. Information: or 608-784-0303. Tickets are $7 children, $3 Adults.

— Viterbo University’s Safe Trick or Treat, open to all from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at Viterbo University Mathy Center, 900 Viterbo Drive, La Crosse, free.

— Pumpkin Painting at Village Shopping Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 29. Decorate a pumpkin and take it home compliments of the Village Shopping Center Merchants. Enjoy free refreshments and collect treats from Village Merchants. Look for the poster displayed in store fronts to welcome trick or treaters. Information: (608) 788-7555;

— Trunk ’n Treat, Prince of Peace Church Parking Lot, 1901 W. Hwy 16, West Salem, from 3 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 29. Each car trunk will have a display, story and a treat to share with children of all ages. Free. Information: 608-451-2400.

— Chasing Daylight Animal Shelter Pet Costume Contest will be at 2 p.m. on Oct. 29 at Tractor Supply Co, 1310 N. Superior Ave, Tomah. Information: 608-374-2112;

— Trunk or Treat from 5 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31 in the Community Church of the Nazarene parking lot at 1831 George St., La Crosse. There will be cars decorated and candy handed out. Information: 608-781-2332;

— Trunk or Treat from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, 233 West Ave. S., La Crosse. Treats, carnival games, pumpkin and cookie decorating and free hotdog dinner. Information: (608) 784-4248.

— Flying Wheels Roller Rink, 15111 Hobby Road, Tomah, offers a discounted admission on Oct. 29 for people in costume at the 7 to 10 p.m. session. At 9:45 p.m. there’s a candy toss in the center of the rink floor. Information: 608-372-3737.

— Free trick or treating at flea market at 215 S. Chestnut in La Crescent from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 29 and 30.

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