From trick-or-treating to parties to pumpkin decorating contests, there is plenty of fun lined up for the entire family all over the area this coming week.
In Rhinelander there are several Halloween activities brewing. On Oct. 24 and 25 pumpkin decorators of every age are invited to share their talents by entering a pumpkin decorating contest using paint, markers and other craft materials. (Do not carve the pumpkins.) Finished creations should be dropped off at Coyote 93.7 at 38 W. Davenport St. in Rhinelander. The judging will be Friday, Oct. 26. In addition, more than 50 downtown businesses will participate in a city-wide trick-or-treating event on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. Participating businesses will have an orange pumpkin in their window. For those who also wish to celebrate Halloween on the actual day, Wednesday, Oct. 31, trick-or-treating will be from 4 to 7 p.m. city-wide.
Also on Sat., Oct. 27, the Pine Lake Fire Department will host their Haunted Hall from 5 to 8 p.m. at 4197 River Rd. There will be games, hot dogs and cake. Admission is free but a non-perishable food item for the food pantry is appreciated.
Residents in Lake Tomahawk are invited to a Children’s Halloween social on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Sloan Community Center. There will be games, a coloring contest, crafts, candy and more. Those contributing a non-perishable food item will be eligible for a special drawing. Town-wide trick-or- treating will take place from 4 to 6 p.m.
Halloween will be celebrated in Tomahawk this Saturday, Oct. 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the downtown area. There will be two free matinees at the Tomahawk Cinema, with one in the morning and another at 1:30 p.m. (Movies shown will be announced closer to Saturday.) There will also be a “Ghoulish Lanes” themed event at Striker’s Bowling Alley. Trick-or-treating will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. in the downtown area. In addition, most downtown businesses will be participating in the Halloween fun and offering many surprises including a pumpkin decorating contest and a pet costume contest. The second annual scarecrow decorating contest will also be in full swing. For more information, call (715) 966-5023. City wide trick-or-treating will take place on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Entrepreneurs in downtown Minocqua invite trick-or-treaters on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 3 to 6 p.m. Businesses will have decorations out, and kids and their parents are invited to stop in and enjoy the surprises in store. City-wide trick-or-treating hours will be from 3 to 7 p.m. as well as in Woodruff and Arbor Vitae.
In St. Germain, the Lions Club will host a Halloween party at the community center on Saturday, Oct. 27, starting at 6 p.m. In addition, the annual Oktoberfest will take place at the Black Bear Lodge on this date from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a craft show, hay rides, pumpkin painting, door prizes, German food and polka music. Call (800) 563-4340 for more information about this event.
In Manitowish Waters at the North Lakeland School (located at the corner of Ctys. K and P), a Kornstalk Karnival is planned on Friday, Oct. 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. The public is invited to a kids costume parade, concessions, treats, raffles and a gymnasium filled with old-fashioned carnival games. On Saturday, Oct. 27, from noon to 2 p.m. Manitowish Waters businesses will welcome trick-or-treaters. The Lions Club will also have a tent with bags of goodies for the kids.
In Three Lakes, the Lions Club will host a Halloween party starting at 6 p.m. at the school. Children should meet at the winery and then will parade to the school for the party. Trick-or-treating city-wide will take place after the party.
In Sugar Camp, trick-or-treating will take place on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 5 to 8 p.m.