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Fun & Frightful Festivities Near MCTS Stops

Celebrate Halloween in Milwaukee County with spooky surprises, frightening festivities, spine-tingling soirees and more! Whether it’s getting mystified at the Museum, bewitched at a brewery, or taking the costumed kiddos for some fall fun, let MCTS take you there.

Just download the Ride MCTS app, buy a 24-Hour Ticket, pass the candy and get ready for an MKE-style Halloween with our guide below.

1. Fear District

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Where: Fiserv Forum Deer District, 1111 Vel R. Phillips Ave
When: Through November 3, 2019
Routes: 19, 33, 80

This fall, Deer District at the Fiserv Forum will transform into Fear District, featuring ghoulish food and beverages, haunted houses, interactive games and scary movies in the Beer Garden. Entry into Fear District is free, but tickets for the haunted houses are required.

More Info: FiservForum.com

 

2. Fall Family Fest

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Where: Milwaukee Brewing Company, 1128 N 9th Street
When: October 13
Routes: 33, 80

Fall Family Fest at Milwaukee Brewing Company will have everything from pumpkin carving to a face painter, family fall photo ops and brunch! And, of course, lots of their favorite seasonal Sweet Potato Porter, Sasquash, will be available to help adults get into the fall spirit. All ages are welcome. Tickets for pumpkin carving kids are required.

More Info: mkebrewing.com

 

3. Halloween Members Night at Discovery World

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Where: Discovery World, 500 N Harbor Dr
When: October 18
Routes: 14, GoldLine

Halloween Night at Discovery World is FREE for Members. Bring the whole family for a spooky good time! Halloween Members Night will feature Discovery World’s Haunted Sailing Vessel (S/V) Denis Sullivan and many other surprises, plus the entire museum and café will be open to members and their guests. Costumes for all ages are highly encouraged, so start planning now! Non-members who purchase a membership the night of the event will be admitted free of charge.

More Info: discoveryworld.org

 

4. Boo at the Zoo

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Where: Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W Bluemound Rd
When: October 18 & 19, 2019
Route: GoldLine

The Milwaukee County Zoo is transformed into a Halloween haven with hundreds of carved pumpkins, activities and spooky fun around every corner. New scarily fun activities this year include a Pumpkin path, Halloween Haystack Maze and Halloween temporary tattoos. All ages welcome. Tickets are required for this event.

More Info: milwaukeezoo.org

 

5. Kids Halloween Cooking Class (ages 7-14)

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Where: Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N Water Street
When: October 23
Routes: 15, GreenLine

Kids ages 7-14, join Chef Becky Diamond from The Secret Oven in creating a couple of special Halloween treats to get your creative culinary juices flowing. Each junior Mad Scientist will be making Franken Pops and their own special Witches Brew. Tickets are required.

More Info: milwaukeepublicmarket.org

 

6. Movie Night – Hocus Pocus

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Where: Milwaukee Brewing Company, 1128 N 9th Street
When: October 24
Routes: 33, 80

Grab your lucky rat tail and lawn chair, and head to Milwaukee Brewing Company for a night of Halloween fun! Milwaukee Brewing Company will have pumpkin cookie decorating from Country Rose bakery, a screening of Hocus Pocus, themed food specials from Glass & Griddle, and lots of beer flowing all night long, including seasonal favorite Sasquash Sweet Potato Porter. For the first time ever, they will be screening the movie in both the brewery taproom and on the big screen in the Venue. This is an all ages event, so feel free to bring the children. Tickets are required.

More Info: mkebrewing.com

 

7. Not-So-Scary Halloween

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Where: Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
When: October 25
Routes: 14, GoldLine

Celebrate the fall season with plenty of Halloween fun created especially for young children at the Museum’s popular Not-So Scary Halloween. Kids can receive goodies at Treat Stops (with or without a costume!), and enjoy spooktacular activities and fun throughout the Museum. The event is free for Museum members and free with regular paid admission for non-members.

More Info: bbcmkids.org

 

8. Halloween Spooktacular

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Where: Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W Bluemound Rd
When: October 25 & 26, 2019
Route: GoldLine

Calling all mummies, pumpkins, and ghosts! The Milwaukee County Zoo invites visitors to this much more sweet than spooky special event. Halloween Spooktacular include a maze, costumes, and, of course, goodies ghoul-ore! The animals will also be celebrating, receiving pumpkins filled with their favorite treats for enrichment. Halloween has never been more fun with these not-too-scary spooktacular activities. Reduced admission rates apply.

More Info: milwaukeezoo.org

 

9. Halloween Hauntings

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Where: Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W Wells St,
When: October 25 & 26, 2019
Routes:  12, 14, 23, 31, 80, BlueLine

MPM invites you to trick-or-treat through Museum exhibits (costumes encouraged), encounter creepy, crawly beasties, learn about birds of prey and go on a spine-chilling ghost tour. Free, members-only event. Member guests are allowed for $5 (limit 2). 

More Info: MPM.edu

 

10. Milwaukee Brewing Company Halloween Party

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Where: Milwaukee Brewing Company, 1128 N 9th Street
When: October 26
Routes: 33, 80

More details to come…

More Info: mkebrewing.com

 

11. Pumpkin Carving for Families

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Where: Urban Ecology Center-Menomonee Valley, 3700 W Pierce Street
When: October 26
Routes: 23, 35, BlueLine

Get in the Halloween spirit and carve some pumpkins! Urban Ecology Center-Menomonee Valley has tools and pumpkins you can use to create your take-home masterpiece. Pre-registration is required.

More Info: urbanecologycenter.org

 

12. West Allis Halloween Hunt

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Where: Downtown West Allis, Greenfield Ave from 70th – 76th Streets
When: October 26
Routes: 23, 56, 76, BlueLine

Join the shops of West Allis Downtown for a morning of safe, friendly trick or treating! Children 12 and under are welcome to visit 25+ businesses for candy and goodies to celebrate Halloween. Donations of non-perishable food items are welcome and will go to a local food pantry.

More Info: westallisdowntown.com

 

13. 9th Annual Milwaukee WingFest

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Where: Wisconsin State Fair Park Exposition Center, 8200 W Greenfield Avenue
When: October 27
Routes: 56, 67, 76

Prep your stomachs and your costumes for the 9th Annual Milwaukee WingFest — Halloween Edition! Milwaukee WingFest will include beer, bourbon, unlimited wings, live music chicken-eating and costume contests, and more! Last year Milwaukee ate 36,686 wings! Tickets are required.

More Info: milwaukeewingfest.com

 

For more spooky fun and a little bit of Milwaukee history, check out our Haunted Destinations list from last year.

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