Hocus Pocus: Halloween Fun Guide for PdC area

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Halloween falls on Thursday, Oct. 31, this year. 

Official trick-or-treat hours in Prairie du Chien are from 5 to 8 p.m. the evening of Halloween. The city siren will blow at the beginning and end of these hours.

During this time, local kids are also welcome at the Prairie du Chien High School parking lot where the annual Trunk or Treat will happen. The time is also from 5 to 8 p.m.

Marquette trick-or-treat hours have been planned for 4 to 7 p.m., also on Halloween. McGregor’s hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Bagley trick-or-treating will be from 5 to 7 p.m.

Most other area communities have no set trick-or-treat hours.

Prior to Halloween, there is a profusion of activities in numerous communities to satisfy all adventuresome, creative, fright-seeking, sweet-tooth filling members of the community. 

Wednesday, Oct. 23

•Halloween Story and Craft Hour, free, 4-5 p.m., Murphy Helwig Library

Friday, Oct. 25

•Prairie du Chien PTO Kids Halloween Dance, free, 3K-4th grade 5-7 p.m., 5th-8th grade 7:30-9:30 p.m., music, games, crafts, glow sticks, costume contest prizes, concessions. Purchase tickets for games and crafts. Bluff View School

•Friday Night Frights, free, 7-10 p.m., Prairie du Chien Memorial Library. A Halloween movie will be shown that may not be for younger children. “Following the death of their parents, siblings go to live with their parents’ best friends, but, not all is what it appears in this thriller.”

Fri.-Sat., Oct. 25-26 

•Halls of Terror haunted house, ticketed event, 7-10 p.m., St. Feriole Island, Prairie du Chien

Saturday, Oct. 26

•11th Annual Seneca Elementary Fall Festival, free, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., costume contest, parade of costumes and judging, games, face cutouts, snacks, cake walk, haunted hallway, basket raffle, Seneca School gym

•Halloween Carnival, free, 10-11:30 a.m., MFL MarMac High School Gym, Monona

•Halls of Terror Lights-on Haunt, ticketed event, 1-4 p.m., St. Feriole Island, Prairie du Chien

•Villa After Dark, ticketed event, 6-9 p.m., spooky stories, clues to complete to solve a puzzle, bonfire with s’mores

•Spook Cave Ghost Hunt, ticketed event, 6:30-11 p.m., Spook Cave  Campground, McGregor

Sunday, Oct. 27 

•Eastman First Responders’ Spooktacular Pancake Breakfast, ticketed event, 6-11:30 a.m., Eastman Community Building, Halloween costume contest

•Inaugural Eastman Fall Fest, free, 12 p.m., community pumpkin carving, potluck, games, United Methodist Church, Eastman

•14th Annual Little Monster’s Bash, ticketed event, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., purchase game tickets, bring a non-perishable food item for the food pantry and receive a free game ticket, hosted by the Prairie du Chien Correctional Institution with proceeds benefitting Wisconsin Special Olympics Polar Plunge and Wisconsin Badger Camp, Hoffman Hall, Prairie du Chien

Monday, Oct. 28 

•Movie Monday Spooky Family Favorites, free, 5-8 p.m., Prairie du Chien Memorial Library. “Three kids team up to take down some very sinister sisters who are up to a bunch of hocus pocus. Along the way, they get help from a talking cat and a zombie to keep a spell book out of the witches’ hands and save Salem.”

•Halloween Party, free, 6:30-7:30 p.m., McGregor Public Library

Wednesday, Oct. 30 

•Halloween Party, free, 4-5 p.m., Farmersburg Public Library

•Halloween Carnival, free, 4:30-7 p.m., treats, Games, contests, prizes, wear your costume, Prairie du Chien Memorial Library

Thursday, Oct. 31

•Halloween at Century Hall, enjoy a scary supper before going haunting, 4 p.m. Put on costumes and be ready to be treated to a spooktacular evening, costume contest and treats, sponsored by the village of Wauzeka

•Bagley Halloween gathering, free, 5-7 p.m., hot chocolate and treats served by Royal Neighbor of America members. Watch for the fire truck.

•Halls of Terror haunted house, ticketed event, 7-10 p.m., St. Feriole Island, Prairie du Chien

Friday, Nov. 1

•River Ridge Kids Costume Dance Party, free to students, music, snacks, costume contest, 4K-1st grade 6-7 p.m., 2nd-4th grade 7-8:30 p.m., 5th-8th grade 8:30-10 p.m.

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