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Bewitching Halloween Events

Make your Halloween this year truly memorable – come to a state park! These family-friendly events are the perfect opportunity to get outdoors, see a beautiful park and enjoy fall breezes.

Events are held throughout the month. Activities include pumpkin carving, haunted hayrack rides, campground decorating, costume contests, face painting, and, of course, trick-or-treating.

Trick-or-Treat at the Town

Oct. 13
Indian Cave State Park

Enjoy trick-or-treating and the haunted town of St. Deroin. Indian Cave State Park is also known for its beautiful fall colors.
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Friday the 13th Night Hike and Scary Movie

Oct. 13
Fremont State Recreation Area

Join us for a night hike to see what cool critters and spooky sounds we can discover. An appropriately spine-tingling movie to follow.
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Decorate Your Campsite

Oct. 14, 21, 28
Indian Cave State Park

Deck out your campsite with your best Halloween decorations to take home some cool prizes in this decoration contest.
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Skulls, Skins and Skeletons

Oct. 14
Fremont State Recreation Area

Get ready for trick-or-treating with nature activities with a Halloween tie-in. And while you’re here, you can see a photography show, too.
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Campsite Decorating Contest and Trick-or-Treating

Oct. 14
Fremont State Recreation Area

Come trick-or-treating and compete in the campsite decoration contest! Winners get some cool prizes – first place wins two nights of free camping.
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Trunk or Treat at Homestead Knolls Campground

Oct. 14
Calamus State Recreation Area

Join us for an evening of trick-or-treating. Visitors who want to pass out candy are encouraged to decorate their vehicle or campsite.
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22nd Annual Haunted Hollow Hayrack Rides

Oct. 14, 20-21, 27-28
Indian Cave State Park

Hop on a haunted hayrack ride and enjoy the beautiful park grounds.
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Howl in the Hills Night Hike

Oct. 14
Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area

Experience the Wildcat Hills like never before, at night! Discover all the creatures that go bump in the night during our .57 mile hike. It is sure to be a “howling” good time!
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30th Annual Pumpkin Carvers Event

Oct. 21
Calamus State Recreation Area

Come visit the park and enjoy a day of carving pumpkins. This year there will also be snow cones, cotton candy and kids games.
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Jack O’Lantern Junk and Craft Market

Oct. 21
Indian Cave State Park

Browse some crafty repurposed items. Held in conjunction with the Annual Haunted Hollow.
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Pink Pumpkin Walk

Oct. 21
Indian Cave State Park

Get your pink on! Help us support Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the Pink Pumpkin Walk, a cancer walk for survivors and in memory of loved ones.
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Vintage Halloween

Oct. 21-22, 28-29
Arbor Lodge State Historical Park

The weekend is full of vintage Halloween fun frivolity as we celebrate vintage Halloween customs, games, crafts, and décor.
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Pink Pumpkin Walk

Oct. 21
Indian Cave State Park

Get your pink on! Help us support Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the Pink Pumpkin Walk, a cancer walk for survivors and in memory of loved ones.
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Trick-or-Treating & Haunted Trail

Oct. 21
Branched Oak State Recreation Area

This event will have decorated campers, candy and costumes. Also, visitors can take a walk through the haunted trail located in hilly terrain and wooded area.
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Trunk or Treat!

Oct. 27
Windmill State Recreation Area

A spooktacular trick or treat event awaits! The park area will be transformed for a fun night of trick-or-treating, costume contests, hot-dog roasting and more!
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Trunk & Treat

Oct. 28
Fort Atkinson State Historical Park

Join us for Halloween activities, a parade of costumes and pumpkin painting.
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Haunted Hike Night

Oct. 28
Windmill State Recreation Area

Join Game and Parks staff and Faith United Church of Gibbon for the second year on the Nature Trail of Windmill SRA. Get in some exercise as you walk, or RUN, the trail filled with swamp monsters, zombies, and more!
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Candlelight Tours

Oct. 6, 7, 13 & 14
Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park

Join Buffalo Bill’s wife, Louisa, Buffalo Bill friends and family servants on a candlelight tour of the mansion as they share intriguing tales from the past.
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Haunted Barn:

Oct. 27, 28, 29, 30
Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park

Join us at the haunted barn for Halloween fun, cider, popcorn, caramel apples, and more!
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