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Halloween and fall festival events at Wisconsin state parks

Published: October 16, 2012 by the Central Office

MADISON - From pumpkin carving and hiking along trails lit by jack-o-lanterns to visits from costumed wild creatures, haunted hayrides and trick-or-treating at historic building and enjoying hot cider and other treats around bonfires, visitors to a number Wisconsin State Park properties can enjoy a variety of Halloween and fall activities over the next two weekends.

pumpkin carving
Carving pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns at Kohler-Andrea State Park.
WDNR Photo

Halloween comes to life at Heritage Hill State Park in Green Bay from 5-8 p.m. on the Friday and Saturday nights, Oct. 19-20 and Oct. 26-27. Little ghosts and goblins can experience safe trick or treating at the many historical buildings throughout the park where they will be greeted by people in period dress. There is also a costume contest, Halloween craft, scary storytelling, s 'more making around the campfire, a shadow play and Mad Scientist Laboratory. New this year is one of the area's largest corn mazes, more children's activities and the Headless Horseman. Heritage Hill is managed by the Heritage Hill Foundation and different admission fees apply. For more information, please see the Heritage Hill website.

Other events at state parks are free (with the exception of hay rides), but all vehicles entering parks are required to have a current Wisconsin State Parks admission sticker.

Other activities include:

Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

Saturday, October 27, 2012

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact the parks listed above or Paul Holtan, state parks, forest and trails recreation public affairs manager 608-267-7517

Last Revised: Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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