It’s never too early to start planning for Halloween – or to start attending Halloween-related events! Let us help get your mind on pumpkins, ghosts, and trick or treating!
City of Kenosha Fall Festival – This event with many free family-friendly activities takes place on September 11 at Veterans Memorial Park. Also, the Wisconsin Giant Pumpkin Growers will once again host a weigh-off, with prize money for the heaviest pumpkin.
Jerry Smith Farm Fall Season – It’s totally free to enjoy more than two dozen incredible, hand-painted pumpkin displays. There’s also a paid admission activity area. The fall season begins September 18.
Kemper Center Haunted House – In partnership with the Kenosha County Teen Task Force of the Concerned Citizens’ Coalition, Kemper Center presents its annual Haunted House on Saturday nights, October 9 through October 30.
Dinos In The Dark – Bring a flashlight and walk among the skeletons of the Dinosaur Discovery Museum. The dinosaurs will come alive in the shadows as you discover their unique features. Advance registration required. The event takes place October 15, 22, and 29.
Ghost Hunting – Visit the Dinosaur Discovery Museum after hours to hear spooky stories of strange happenings. Explore possible evidence of the paranormal, including pictures and EVPs captured by real life ghost hunters. Then investigate the museum for yourself. Advance registration required. This event is for high school students on October 15 and for adults ages 18 and older on October 29.
Dia de los Muertos – Celebrate the Day of the Dead at the Kenosha Public Museum on October 23. Enjoy free family fun including games and craft activities as you learn about traditions surrounding the holiday.
Halloween Horror Golf Tournament – Brighton Dale Links is the site for this event on October 30. This 18-hole 4-person scramble event is billed as “the scariest tournament of the year”. The registration deadline is October 25.
Candlelit Halloween Hike – Celebrate Halloween with a spooky hike on the trails of Bristol Woods Park on October 29. This program is self-guided and family-friendly. Pre-registration is required by 4 pm on October 28.
Trick or Treat / Trunk or Treat Events - Herzing University hosts a Trunk or Treat event on October 28. On October 30, enjoy Trunk Or Treat On 63rd Street. The great thing about Trunk or Treat events is you’re at one location with many opportunities to get candy! Also, October 30 is Trick or Treat on 6th Avenue. This is in Downtown Kenosha – check out what the local shops, restaurants, and other businesses have to offer!
Boundless Adventures Halloween Celebration – This family-friendly outdoor aerial adventure park hosts a HallowGlow Night on October 30. Wear your best costume; there will be candy for the trick or treaters and creepy music to add to the festivities. Book now!
Create your own Halloween art
Create a piece of art at home or in person with the help of the staff at Alpaca Art, a pottery-painting studio. Choose from the wide selection of bisque - plates, bowls, banks, boxes, figurines. Then sit, relax, and paint! The shop offers many items with themes such as pumpkins, Dracula, gourds, spiders, witches, and Frankenstein. Make your own unique candy dish!
Pinot's Palette is a paint studio that offers guided painting classes. Their upcoming event calendar includes these Halloween-theme paintings:
- Pumpkin Pickup – September 25
- Harvest Beauty – September 30
- Halloween Gnome – October 7
- Boo Buddies – October 9
- Scratch in the Pumpkin Patch – October 13
- Starry Eyed Kitty – October 16
- Let’s Get Batty – October 23
- Oh My Gourd – October 28
2021 trick or treat hours
City of Kenosha: October 31, 4-7pm
Town of Randall: October 31, 4-7pm
Town/Village of Somers: October 31, 4-7pm
Town of Wheatland: October 31, 2-5pm
Village of Bristol: October 31, 3-6pm
Village of Genoa City: October 31, 4-7pm
Village of Paddock Lake: October 31, 4-7pm
Village of Pleasant Prairie: October 31, 3-6pm
Village of Salem Lakes: October 31, 4-8pm
Village of Twin Lakes: October 31, 4-7pm
Local Oktoberfest Events
House of Gerhard Oktoberfest – September 10-11
Old Settlers Oktoberfest – September 11
Petrifying Springs Biergarten Oktoberfest – September 17-19
Union Park Tavern Oktoberfest – September 17-19
Typically, many restaurants host their own celebrations as well.
Other Fall-Themed Events
Kenosha County Fall Wheel Ride – September 25
Fall Fest at the Y – October 2
Flannel Fest and Jockey Undie Run at Petrifying Springs Biergarten – October 9
Bristol Woods Trail Run at Pringle Nature Center – November 6
And don’t forget Kenosha’s Farmers Markets. During the fall harvest, you can expect to find lots of fresh produce and fall-themed decorations from vendors at our Saturday Farmers Markets.
Enjoy the Fall season and Halloween in Kenosha!
Note: All information is subject to change.