Get ready for a season filled with screams and spooky stories... It's October in Eau Claire! Explore some of the area's freakiest fields and horrific houses this Halloween season, and experience some events that are just for fun and some that hold some historic legends behind them! Find the best haunted houses and trails in Eau Claire below.
Horror Escape Room at Schlegelmilch House
Take on the Tactical Escape 101 horror-themed escape room this spooky season in the Schlegelmilch House basement in downtown Eau Claire! This year, players will take on the challenge of Krampus: the demon of Christmas. This haunted escape room is recommended to have 6-8 players per team but will accept up to 12. Reservations are required to attempt the escape room with bookings available Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from September 30 - October 29, 2023. Click here to book your escape room adventure!
Field of Screams Haunted Barn & Trail
You can hear the screams that come from this haunted barn and trail all throughout the Eau Claire area. This season, visit the Field of Screams Haunted Barn & Trail at the Rockin' T-R Ranch just outside of Eau Claire. This event was even voted Haunted Wisconsin's Best Haunted Attraction in 2021 and 2022. Get your scare on every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from October 13 - 28, 2023, for the ultimate Halloween season kick-off!
Screamin' Hollow Haunted Trail
Brave the 1/2 mile haunted trails throughout the Country Fest & Rock Fest Grounds this Halloween at the Screamin' Hollow Haunted Trail! Get your scare on through the haunted woods, and revive yourself with food trucks, live music, drinks, bonfires, tractor rides, and so much more. This trail is open October 26-31, 2023, for the perfect Halloween celebration. Click here to purchase your tickets.
Ski Sprites Haunted House
The Eau Claire Ski Sprites are back with their annual haunted house, and this year's evil carnival theme is sure to creep you out! This iconic haunted house is located in downtown Eau Claire on Dewey Street. Take a stroll through this creepy carnival on October 12-14, 19-21, and 26-28, 2023. Click here to secure your tickets now!
Take a spooky, scenic ride around Eau Claire on the Chippewa River Trolley, and hear about some of Eau Claire's historic and bizarre stories. Get exclusive tales about Eau Claire's scandals and crimes including the first-ever murder in the city, piles of dead horses, hauntings, old grave sites, and more head-scratchers! Tours are available on October 19-21, 26-28, and 30-31, 2023. Click here to purchase your tickets for a wild ride!
Night Corn Maze at Leffel Roots
This 10-acre corn maze is no joke– especially trying to navigate it at night! Make your way through the maze at Leffel Roots on Friday and Saturday Nights in October. This corn maze is for participants of all ages. Don't forget your flashlights!
Ghost Tours at Micon Downtown Cinema
Come for the popcorn, stay for the ghost hunting at Micon Cinema in downtown Eau Claire! Take a walk through the theatre with the WI Paranormal Society, and get a chance to see the ghosts that haunt the historic cinema. This event is only available on October 18 and 25, 2023.
The last two weekends of October, head out to Connell's Family Orchard in, Chippewa Falls, WI, for a Field of Screams event! Take a wagon ride out to the haunted field, and make it back to the store for hot apple cider, coffee, and bakery treats. Brave the walk and wagon ride on October 20-21 and 27-28, 2023.
Take a short trip to Menomonie, WI for a night of Twisted Tails of Horror at Govin's Farm! The haunted trail is available Friday nights from October 6-28, 2023, and the corn maze is open October 1, 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, and 27-28, 2023. Click here to purchase your tickets for this freaky farm event!