Spooky season is finally here! Whether you’re visiting during this haunted season or just an Eau Claire native looking for some Halloween fun, we have you covered. We have put together a brief guide to get you through some tricks and a LOT of treats. 


For Families looking for Mild Haunts 

Ferguson’s Apple Orchard 

Taking a trip to an apple orchard/pumpkin patch is sure to be a top priority of the fall season, but what if we told you there was a mildly scary haunted house that comes with it. Take your family through  Ferguson's Orchards to set the mood of your October. 

Haunted Hustle 5k Walk/Run

This family-friendly run/walk will be sure to get you into the Halloween spirit. Run while dressed in your favorite costumes while also benefiting local area non-profit organizations! Haunted Hustle is happening October 19 in Owen Park so get your tickets and plan your costumes today! 

Of course, Trick or Treat Downtown Eau Claire 

Downtown Trick or Treat Family
Photo provided by Downtown Eau Claire, Inc. & taken by Alyssa Witter.

Halloween wouldn’t be complete without the classic act of dressing up and getting candy. Head downtown to participating local businesses from 3 – 5 p.m. on October 31 to get some mild spooks and of course, CANDY! 


For Families looking for SPOOKY Haunts 

Haunted Cinema by Ski Sprites 

The annual premiere haunted house put on by the Ski Sprites Waterski Team is perfect for the thrill-seeker. Do you dare confront the monsters that are hiding behind the cinema seats? Head downtown Eau Claire each Friday and Saturday in October to get the spook of the season. Tickets available at the door or discount when purchased in advance. 

Haunted Houses by UW-Eau Claire 

Speculation across campus says that some of the dorms are haunted. See if it’s true by walking through select dorms as they put on their own haunted houses. Sutherland Hall and Priory Hall are known for getting in some good scares. Check out the University Website for dates. 


Halloween Haunts for Adults 

Speakeasy Halloween Party with Sundae + Mr. Goessl 

Leave the kids with a babysitter and head over The Lakely for a Halloween party that has everyone going Gatsby! You will be transported back to the roaring 20s for a fun night filled with costumes, crazy cocktails and one of the best prohibition duos! No cover and no coppers… What a night! All happening the night of October 31 from 8-10 p.m. 

Harvesting Hope Halloween Gala 

Costumes, games, raffles, dancing and so much more! Buy your tickets to the spookiest gala of the season happening on October 26 from 5 to midnight. Whether you buy a ticket to dinner or just simply the dance, you are sure to get some Spooktacular fun at this 21+ event at the Westgate Sportsman Club. Proceeds will benefit local area non-profit organizations. 


We are getting the chills for this haunting season. All of the fun to be had right here in Eau Claire. Be sure to snap a picture of your costume with #CaptureEC or tag us @visiteauclaire. We can’t wait to see the creative costumes and all of the Halloween fun to be had!