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 Friday, Oct. 25, ArtStart will host a Zombie Prom from 7 to 10 p.m. Zombie make-up artists, a complimentary buffet, a cash bar and dancing will be offered. Admission is a donation to Rhinelander ArtStart. Also on Friday, The YMCA will offer a Not So Scary Halloween Trail Trick or Treat from 5 to 7 p.m. on the Stoney Pines Trail.
Saturday, Oct. 26, more than 50 downtown businesses will participate in a downtown trick-or-treating event from 2 to 4 p.m. Participating businesses will have an orange pumpkin in their window. Also on Saturday, Downtown Rhinelander, Inc. will offer a Haunted Hodag Howl from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a mini Hodag auction and a costume Halloween Party. At Trigs, more than 100 carved lit pumpkins will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For those who also wish to celebrate Halloween on the actual day, Thursday, Oct. 31, trick-or-treating will be from 4 to 7 p.m. city-wide.
The Pine Lake Fire Department will host their Haunted Hall Saturday, Oct. 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. at 4197 River Rd. There will be games, tours of fire trucks, candy, fun and more. Admission is free but a non-perishable food item for the food pantry is appreciated.
Lake Tomahawk will present a The Pumpkin Patch Children’s Halloween social Saturday, Oct. 26, 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 Saturday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the downtown area. There will be two $1 matinees at the Tomahawk Cinema, with one in the morning and another at 1:30 p.m. There will also be a “Roll-A-Bowling Ball for a Surprise” 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. For more information, call 715-966-5023. City wide trick-or-treating will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Entrepreneurs in downtown Minocqua invite trick-or-treaters on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 4 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. Area-wide trick-or-treating hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. as well as in Woodruff and Arbor Vitae.
In St. Germain, the annual Oktoberfest will take place at the Black Bear Lodge Saturday, Oct. 26 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. 25, 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. 26, from noon to 2 p.m. Manitowish Waters businesses will welcome trick-or-treaters.
The Three Lakes Drama Club is hosting a Haunted Trail Fundraiser Saturday, Oct, 26 from 3 to 5 p.m. Meet the friendliest Ghouls and Goblins of Halloween. Trick-or-Treat at each character. Cost is $3 per person, under 3 free. Held at Three Lakes High School at the Frisbee Golf Course behind the school.
In Sugar Camp, trick-or-treating will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 5 to 8 p.m.