Weekend offers plenty of Halloween haunts

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Margaret Plevak | October 24, 2013


Ghoulishly good fun is on tap this weekend, from a beer tasting/art show in Delavan, to a spooky walk and ghost stories in Williams Bay and a cemetery tour by lantern light in East Troy.

Hoot 'n' Howl Beer Tasting and art show, Oct. 24, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Historic Jackson Apartments Building, 104 E. Walworth Ave., Delavan. Music by Merv Collins. Tickets at the door. (262) 728-8670, discoverdelavan.com

Fifth Ghouls Night Out, Oct. 24, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., in Whitewater's uptown district (from First Citizens State Bank to Culvers) with businessses offering trick-or-treating.

Boo in the Bay, Oct. 25, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. with Spooky Walk beginning at the Lions Field House with family walk suitable for all ages and haunted spooky walk for fourth grade and older. Bonfire, ghost stories, music, prizes and games. (262)245-2720, wbrecdept.com

Bake-A-Thon bake sale, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. or until sold out, at Stinebrinks Piggly Wiggly, Lake Geneva. Victoria Bouras and Ashley Sanew, senior members of Badger High School Culinary ProStart Program are hosting the event with proceeds benefitting the charitable organization No Kid Hungry.

Shockwave Haunts, Oct. 25-26, featuring adult comedy haunted house plus three frighteningly fun haunted houses, The Fuzzy Pig, N8660 Clover Valley Road, Whitewater. (262) 473-4574, shockwavehaunts.com

Timber Ridge Fall Festival, Oct. 25-26, from 4 p.m to 10 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Timber Ridge Lodge &Waterpark, 7020 Grand Geneva Way. Lake Geneva. (262) 249-3400, www.timberridgeresort.com

Hallowe'en Legends and Lore, Oct. 25-26, Old World Wisconsin historical site, W372 S9727 Wisconsin Highway 67, Eagle. Listen to family friendly spooky stories and fun activities from Wisconsin's past. Tickets:(262) 594-6301

Haunted barn and haunted hay ride, Oct. 25-26, 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, Oct. 25-26, Army Lake Camp, N8797 Army Lake Road, East Troy. Bounce house, hay rides, pumpkin patch, corn maze. (262) 642-6400,  www.armylakecap.org

Sixth annual Burlington Vortex Conference, Oct. 25-27, with discussions of UFOs, paranormal activities, crop circles, abductions and alien contact, ancient races and sacred sites of North America. SciFi Cafe and Educational Center, 532 N. Pine St., Burlington. burlingtonnews.net/conference

Haunted Hayride, Oct. 25-27, from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday and from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Dan Patch Stables, 2036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva. (262) 215-5303, www.danpatchstables.com

Zombie Laser Tag, Oct. 25-27, 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

Scare on the Square, Oct. 26, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Veteran's Park, Elkhorn. Kids can enjoy an obstacle course, drawing booth, costume contest, storytelling and giveaways. First 200 children will receive a free pumpkin.

Mystery Book &Travelogue program, Oct. 26, at 10:30 a.m. “Writing the new Poirot — from Brussels, Belgium to Brussels, Wisconsin by way of Lake Geneva.” Discover the history of fudge with Christine DeSmet, mystery writer and Michelle Caffrey, travel writer present the program at Lake Geneva Public Library, 918 W. Main St., Lake Geneva. (262) 723-2678, lakegeneva.lib.wi.us

Zombie Pub Crawl, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. Trot out that rotting flesh for a horrifying night on the  Woodstock Square, downtown Woodstock, Ill. Ages 21 and above. www.thehauntedsquare.com

Mercy Health Systems Scare on the Square! Oct. 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., in conjunction with Elkhorn Recreation and the Elkhorn chamber. Activities in Veterans Park, the downtown square, for kids' activities, treats, prizes, Halloween storytelling and more. Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes.

Fourth annual Halloween Pumpkin Bowl, Oct. 26, at 9:30 p.m., Towne &Country Lanes, Burlington. Costume contest, raffles throughout the evening. (262)

Cemetery walk/tour, Oct. 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Lantern light will guide you as visitors with the East Troy Area Historical Society tell stories about early settlers buried in the cemetery, located on Wisconsin Highway 20, just east of County Highway N, south of Troy Center.

Wine tasting, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., AeppelTreow Winery, 1072 288th Ave., Burlington. (262) 496-7508, www.burlingtonchamber.org

Boo in the Bay Pumpkin races, Oct. 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Barrett Memorial Library, 65 W. Geneva St., Williams Bay. For all ages — make your own wheel set or reserve one through the rec. dept with a deposit.  (262)245-2720, wbrecdept.com

Oktoberfest celebration, Oct. 26, at Community Park, Wisconsin Highway 50 and South Shore Drive, Delavan. Free admission Doors open at 5 p.m. German food, beer, wine, pastries and desserts. Entertainment by the O'Waldstadttaenzer Dance Troupe at 6 p.m. and the Steve Meisner Band at 7 p.m. 

Autumn Harvest Fest, Oct. 26-27, 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

Spirit Hill Farm Pumpkinland, Oct. 26-27, with haunted barn, kids' maze, pumpkin patch, 7325 S. Wisconsin Highway 140, Clinton (I-43 exit 6, south). Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. (608) 449-0536,        spirithillpumpkinland.com

Trick or Treat on the street inside the Geneva Lake Museum, Oct. 27, from noon to 1 p.m., 255 Mill St., Lake Geneva. (262) 249-6060, www.genevalakemuseum.org

Wine tasting, Oct. 27, from noon to 4 p.m., AeppelTreow Winery, 1072 288th Ave., Burlington. (262) 496-7508, www.burlingtonchamber.org

Halloween Pancake Breakfast, Oct. 27, from 7 a.m. to noon, at the Lions Clubhouse, N7472 Kettle Moraine Drive, Whitewater. Proceeds to benefit the Whitewater Food Pantry — you can help by donating a nonperishable food item at the door. (608) 883-2182

Children's Halloween Party, Oct. 27, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., with own of hayrides, costume contest, snacks and candy, clown, magician and face painting. Delavan Community Park, Wisconsin Highway 50 and South Shore Drive, Delavan. (262)740-2335

Halloween Costume Bowling Tournament, Oct. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at Hawk Bowl, 1398 W Main St., Whitewater. (262) 473-9980

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