Fall fun: Haunted manors, zombie laser tag and corn mazes

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Margaret Plevak | September 26, 2013

Get a taste of fall at haunted spaces from Woodstock to Walworth. Meander through the corn maze in East Troy, play zombie laser tag in Lake Geneva, or pick a pumpkin in Mukwonago.

The Haunted Square — Madness Manor opening night Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. This is an incredibly terrifying, interactive haunted house, covering 7,000 square feet in the middle of The Woodstock Square. Madness Manor, the eerie and abandoned manor home built at the turn of the century and haunted by the cursed Maddigan family, will open its door to the brave and unsuspecting public. Visit www.thehauntedsquare.com

Haunted barn and haunted hay ride, Sept. 27-28, from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Pearce's Farm Stand, W5740 N. Walworth Road, Walworth. (262)?374-0325, www.pearcefarms.com

Corn Maze, Sept. 27-28, Army Lake Camp, N8797 Army Lake Road, East Troy. Bounce house, hay rides, pumpkin patch, corn maze. (262) 642-6400,  www.armylakecap.org

Zombie Laser Tag, Sept. 27-29, Geneva Ridge Resort (in the Haunted Forest) W4240 Wisconsin Highway 50, Lake Geneva. Zombies are roaming the countryside — your  job is to survive until the extraction team arrives. (262) 729-0711, www.zombiesundead.com

Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show, Sept. 27-29, sponsored by the Blackhawk Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society, at The Abbey Resort, Fontana. Boats, including Chris Craft, Century, Streblow, Hacker and Gar Wood on display beginning at 10 a.m.; boat parade at 4 p.m. Saturday. www.blackhawkacbs.com

Delavan Lioness program “Tea with Abigail Adams” Sept. 28, at 1 p.m., United Church of Christ-Congregational, 123 E. Washington St., Delavan. Abigail Adams is portrayed by Jessica Michna. Audience is invited to wear a favorite hat. Tickets at (262) 728-3880, jatkinson619 @charter.net.

Mukwonago Fall Fest, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., throughout the downtown including art show, petting zoo, live music, chili cook-off, pumpkin decorating, apple bake-off, bounce house. More activities at the Elegant Farmer. Plus, The Red Brick House Museum, 103 Main St., Mukwonago, will be open for tours from noon to 4 p.m. (262) 363-7758

Third annual Wildlife Education Day, Sept. 28, from noon to 5 p.m., at Meadowlark Acres Nature and Education Center, N5146 North Road, Burlington. Marty Thompson will show her educational animals, children's storytime with Robbie the screech owl, nature walks, arts and crafts, educational programs presented by Fellow Mortals Wildlife Hospital. (262)?248-5055, wildrehab@fellowmortals.org

Wisconsin Science Fest, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., on UW-Whitewater campus mall between Upham and Hyland Hall. All ages welcome to discover the science behind forensic work as seen on popular TV shows. More info at www.wisconsinsciencefest.org

Ninth annual public art auction, Sept. 28, at 5 p.m. of 48 rain barrels created for the public art project. Whitewater Arts Alliance's Cultural Arts Center, 402 W. Main St., Whitewater.

Dinner train, Sept. 28, East Troy Electric Railroad, 2002 Church St., East Troy. Two-hour, four-course dining experience aboard last remaining electric interurban dining car in North America. (262) 642-3263, www.easttroyrr.org

Crane Watch, Sept 28, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Richard Bong State Recreation Area, Kansasville. Drop in to join Tom Lajiness to watch for cranes as they come in to roost for the evening in the wildlife refuge. Meet at the Observation Platform. (262) 878-5600

Autumn Harvest Fest, Sept. 28-29,  from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Take a trip to the orchard or pick pumpkins from the patch, Elegant Farmer, 1545 Main St., Mukwonago. (262) 363-6770, www.elegantfarmer.com

Gladiator Assault Challenge, Sept. 28-29, at the Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva. A 6.5-mile course over rugged terraine. www.gladiatorassaultchallenge.com 

Waterford Fall Harvest Festival, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pumpkin painting, Scarecrow making, kids' workshop, rock climbing wall, bouncy house, make a pinecone bird feeder, American Indian cultural exhibit, face painting, and watch a  mini tractor pull competition. Take a complimentary trolley ride from Ten Club Park down to Whitford Park and back or hop in a canoe for a step back into Waterford's history. Complete schedule at www.waterford-wi.org

Antique Flea Market, Sept. 29, opens at 7 a.m., rain or shine, at the Walworth County Fairgrounds, 411 E. Court St., Elkhorn. Contact N.L. Promotions, (414) 525-0820, www.nlpromotionsllc.com

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