Halloween in Eau Claire 

Start practicing your Monster Mash moves... Halloween is approaching and Eau Claire is ready to celebrate! Here are some spooktacular things to do this year in Eau Claire.

Downtown Trick-Or-Treat

Toddler dressed in a green gator costume trick or treating in Downtown Eau Claire

Head over to downtown Eau Claire with the kids on Tuesday, October 31, 2023, for the annual Downtown Trick-Or-Treat! Select downtown businesses will be handing out candy and other treats from 3-5 p.m. Visit the Downtown Eau Claire Inc. (DECI) website to stay up-to-date on participating businesses!

Pumpkin Patches 

a field of pumpkins next to a wood sign that says "Welcome to our Pumpkin Patch" on a fall day at leffel roots

Roaming around pumpkin patches, enjoying hay barrel rides, and drinking loads of fresh apple cider... if there’s a better way to spend an autumn day, we can’t think of it. Luckily, autumn in Wisconsin is unbeatable and Eau Claire takes advantage of that. Head over to one of the many pumpkin patches, such as Govin's FarmValley Pasture FarmFerguson’s Apple Orchard, or Leffel Roots, and find the plumpest and best pumpkin around to carve and make your own!


A young family of four picking apples at Fergusons Orchards in Eau Claire

It's not October in Wisconsin without a visit to an apple orchard. If you're looking for "Fall Fun", Eau Claire's orchards are it. You'll get to pick your own apples, bite into some scrumptious apple cider donuts, find your way through corn mazes, and much more!

Haunted Houses & Trails

An exterior photo of the historic Schlegelmilch House in downtown Eau Claire

This one is not for the faint of heart, but if you're someone who just loves the adrenaline rush of walking through a haunted house or corn maze in the pitch black of night, the Eau Claire area has plenty of ghouls and goblins who are ready to make you scream. One option is the Twisted Tails of Horror at Govin's Farm in the neighboring city of Menomonie, WI. We gave it a shot ourselves and all we have to say is... you may want to pack an extra pair of pants. Experience what we went through with this video! Twisted Tails of Horror takes place from 6-10 pm every Friday & Saturday in October of 2023

If you're looking for more haunts and thrills, check out Field of Screams Haunted Barn and Trail (hosted by Eau Claire Sport Warehouse) at Rockin' T-R Ranch on October 13-14, 19-21, and 26-28, 2023. Family Fun Days will be held on October 21 and 22, 2023, with games, corn mazes, pumpkin carving & painting, and more.

Tactical Escape is partnering with the Chippewa Valley Museum and is a spooky escape room in the basement of the historic Schlegelmilch House from September 30- October 29, 2023. This year, the them is "Krampus: The Demon of Christmas." Find available dates and reserve a time for your group. Last but certainly not least, Eau Claire has the Ski Sprites Haunted House which is a local favorite each year. Their haunted house is located at 415 South Dewey and is open October 12-14, 19-21, and 26-28, 2023, from 7-11 pm. Find haunted house details at Ski Sprites.

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