2021 Family Fall Guide

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**Last updated: 10/19/2021**

Looking for something to do? We have you covered with our 2021 Family Fall Guide on local events for September & October. Continue to check back to this posting; as we learn of new events, we’ll be adding to the list!

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September

Event Date &Time Price Where Event Details
GloWild Sept 18

6pm-8pm

$15 per adult and $12 per child aged 12 and under. (Admission is FREE for kids under 3!) NEW Zoo  

Walkers, dancers, skippers, runners, and strollers are all welcome for this unique trek on the paths of the NEW Zoo, where guests will have a glimpse into animal nightlife illuminated by luminaries, adorned with glow sticks, and guided by a glow- in-the-dark path.

Harvest Fest Sept 18

9am-5pm

Free admission Downtown Sturgeon Bay  

Features include a classic car show, craft show, food booths, in-store specials, children’s activities, and live entertainment.

Walk For Wildlife Sept 18

8am-12:30pm

$10 Adults (13 & up)

$5 Kids (6-12)

Free (5 & under)

Wild Life Sanctuary  

Visit live animal stations as you walk on 2.5 miles of scenic trails! Stop at each station to meet Sanctuary animal ambassadors, and check out educational information!

 

You can see the animals up close, take photos, and learn about them from our awesome volunteers!

 

Live music from the band Good News!

 

CANCELED

Appleton Oktoberfest

Sept 24
Sept 25
Free admission College Avenue  

Live music, over 100 food vendors, Friday night classic cars at the License to Cruise, arts & crafts and Family Fun Area with kid-friendly activities and entertainment.

 

October

Two light shows all month long: East Ridge Lights (Green Bay) and Halloween Light Show (Neenah)

Event Date & Time Price Where Event Details
Public Pumpkin Carving Oct 6

 

4pm-8pm

TBD NEW Zoo  

Carve pumpkins, eat pizza!

Additional details provided as event approaches. Time of event subject to change.

NEW Zoo Boo Oct 8
Oct 9
Oct 15
Oct 16
Oct 22
Oct 23 

3pm-8pm

$15 per person
(3 yrs & younger are free)
NEW Zoo  

Celebrate Halloween at our annual, family-friendly spooktacular event!

Additional details provided as event approaches. Time of event subject to change.

Fall Fest on Broadway Oct 9

 

11am-3pm

Free admission Broadway District (downtown Green Bay)  

Enjoy a day of family-friendly fall activities in the Broadway District.

Trick-or-treat at local businesses, listen to live music, take a ride on a horse drawn carriage, paint pumpkins, check out the giant pumpkin weigh off, and more.

Pumpkin Patch Festival Oct 9
Oct 10 

10am-5pm

Free admission Egg Harbor  

Fun-filled weekend! Live music, carnival rides, arts & crafts vendors, face painting, pumpkin & scarecrow displays, magician, kids games & activities, food and fun!

The Great Pumpkin Train Oct 9
Oct 16 

9am-5pm

Regular Ticket (Ages 2 and up): $15 National Railroad Museum  

A fun-filled day of music, games, activities, and pumpkin selecting!

Each admission to the Great Pumpkin Train includes indoor live entertainment, crafts, and games for children of all ages — in addition to a ride on the train to the pumpkin patch, where you can find your own pumpkin to take home with you!

Jack-O-Lantern Walks Oct 14
Oct 15
Oct 21
Oct 22 

6pm-9pm

3yrs & up: $5

2yrs & younger: Free

Barkhausen Waterfowl  

Join us for Barkhausen’s Jack-O-Lantern Walks. Registered participants can stop in anytime between 6 and 9pm. The entire family, including leashed dogs, are able to enjoy the 1.25 mile stroll through Barkhausen’s glowing trails during this event. 100 uniquely carved jack-o-lanterns will line the trails that are accessible by strollers and wheelchairs.

Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Tickets are purchased online only (unfortunately we are not taking walk-ins for this event).

Lambeau’s Spooktacular Oct 16

 

10am-2pm

Free Lambeau Field  

Experience the thrills and chills of Halloween walking through the Lambeau Field

Concourse!

 

This FREE Packers community event has plenty to o­ffer, including entertainment, a free pumpkin for kids, balloon animals and take home crafts.

Josten Park Trick or Treat Trail Oct 16

 

10am-12pm

Free

 

*Pre-registration is required.

Josten Park  

Take a leisurely walk along the wooded trail, collect candy, pick out a pumpkin, and have a time you and your child will never forget!

 

Event is for ages 2-10.

Zooloween Boo Oct 16
Oct 17 

11am-3pm

$5/adults (18yrs+)

$3/child (2-17yrs)

Free (1 yr & under)

Menominee Park Zoo
(Oshkosh)
 

Come in your costume and enjoy Trick-or-Treat stations, bounce houses, Halloween concessions, games, crafts, prizes, mascots and much more!

Happily Haunted Gardens Oct 16-17
Oct 21-24
Oct 28-21
2 yrs & younger: FREE

Sheboygan Cnty Res: $7

General: $10

*Preregistration is required!

Bookworm Gardens
(Sheboygan)
 

Join us for our beloved, not-so-spooky family Halloween event! The Gardens will be decked out in thousands of twinkling lights. Listen to stories, hunt for friendly ghosts, and stroll through a pumpkin walk. Don’t forget to wear your costumes!

Howling Halloween Hike Oct 22

 

6pm-9pm

$5 per person

 

* Pre-register online to receive a trick-or-treat canvas bag!

Wildlife Sanctuary  

The Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary will be open to hike the Howling Trail. Come dressed up in costume and explore the luminated trick-or-treat trail and collect some goodies along the way. Bonfire, Trick-or-treating, glow necklace, canvas tote bag and other surprises will be included in the registration fee. Check-in and Bag Pick-Up will take place in the WLS Banquet Hall starting at 5:30 p.m.

Glow in the Park Oct 22

 

6pm-8:30pm

Free

 

*Pre-registration is required!

Scheig Center in Appleton Memorial Park

(Appleton)

 

Activities include:

*Illuminated StoryWalk with a special Halloween themed story

*Get your picture taken to be entered into our Costume Contest (Prizes will be awarded)

*Scavenger Hunt

*Halloween Themed Games

*Judge the Pumpkin Carving Contest sponsored by The Building for Kids Children’s Museum

*Goody Bags

 

This event is geared towards families with children ages 2-8, but all ages are welcome to attend. 

Pumpkin Palooza Oct 23

 

10am-4pm

Free admission Titletown Park  

Help us create a one-of-a-kind display by carving pumpkins (all supplies provided) with your “boo crew” at Pumpkin Palooza. Enjoy your favorite aspects of Fall including fun photo ops, interactive games, arts + crafts, face painting, trick-or-treat surprises, and fall-themed food and more!

If you want to plan ahead, sign-up for one of our pumpkin carving reservations here. If you want to come the day of the event, we will have walk-up space available on a first come, first serve basis.

Note: A waiver is required to participate in pumpkin carving. Please fill it out in advance. A QR code will be emailed to you. Present it at the Titletown check-in tent upon arrival.

All activities are free for the public to enjoy. Food and beverage will be available for purchase.

 

Pumpkin Palooza Oct 23

 

10am-12pm

Regular admission pricing applies The Children’s Museum  

Carve, scoop and paint your very own pumpkin! We’ll supply all the materials and clean up! PLUS Hatch ‘Em Acres joins us from 11am-Noon.

Kid’s Day at Green Bay Fear Haunted Attractions Oct 23

 

2pm-5pm

Check link for pricing updates Green Bay Fear  

Come and visit Green Bay Fear grounds for another fun-for-the-whole-family trick or treating event with the Green Bay Fear Family!

Timed ticketing slots will be available to keep everyone safe and distanced, and they’ll be available for purchase at the link in the event page, and on our website!

This event is not made to be scary and we encourage everyone to dress up as well!

Candlelight Pumpkin Walk Oct 23

 

6:30pm-8pm

Free admission Kiwanis Park Community Center

(New Holstein)

 

Come join the New Holstein Cub Scouts for their 11th Annual pumpkin walk and non-perishable food drive, set along the path located behind the New Holstein Community Center by Lion’s Park.

 

Please bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the local food pantry.

 

New this year, inflatable bounce house provided by Fischer Amusements!

Romp in the Autumn Swamp Oct 23

Sess 1: 2pm-4pm
Sess 2: 5pm-7pm

$45 per immediate family
OR
$15 Child (under 12)
$8 Adult
Bubolz Preserve
(Appleton)
 

Families can take part in an Autumn adventure throughout the preserve where you will take in the sights and sounds of nature!

Explore the preserve and collect candy at trick-or-treat stations along the way.

Celebrate with us in the Pines and enjoy family entertainment with kids games! Kick back and relax with the campfire and be treated to a s’more!

Falltober Bash Oct 30

 

11am-4pm

Free admission Vickery Village  

Fun for the whole family including:
*Maker’s Market
*Dos Chiles Cuisine
*Drinks from Chives
*Kids games
*Costume parade

Don’t forget to wear your costumes!

Halloween Open House Oct 30

1-5p (activities)

5-7p (movie)

$5/per person ($20 max per fam) Twisted Roots Farm
(Pulaski)
Games, candy, animals, and a movie! If coming for the movie, please bring your own chair.
Thrills & Chills Oct 30

 

10am-1pm

Free admission Sturgeon Bay  

A day of festive Halloween fun for the entire family! Activities include make your own trick-or-treat bags, costume parade, haunted house, slime making, and trick-or-treating throughout downtown Sturgeon Bay.

Halloween Safe Walk Oct 30

 

2pm-4pm

Free admission Egg Harbor  

Grab your little ghosts and goblins and join us for trick-or-treating through the shops of Egg Harbor. Look for a sign in the store windows.

Trick-or-Treat at Capital Credit Union Park
(Green Bay Booyah Stadium)
TBD Free Capital Credit Union Park  

Date hasn’t been finalized yet – keep checking back for updates.

Families are invited onto the turf playing surface, providing plenty of space to allow kids to show off their costumes and enjoy trick-or-treating in a safe and controlled environment.

Trick or Trunk Oct 31

 

10am-2pm

Ages 12 & under will get in free with a paid adult.

 

Kids 13-17 are only $5.00 when accompanied by a paid adult.

 

Adults are $10 ($5.00 with a food donation)

The Automobile Gallery  

Come to The Automobile Gallery this Halloween where you will not only see over 90 cars ranging from a 1912 Maxwell to our newest acquisition a 2020 Ford GT, but will also be able to receive individually bagged candy and goodies for the kids!

 

We will have Halloween movies playing in our event center, along with handmade wooden cars donated by Rick’s Toybox with individual crayons for your kids decorate while watching those movies.

Looking for more ways to enjoy the fall season? Check out our 2021 Guide to Apple Orchards & Pumpkin Patches or our Green Bay Area Parks guide!

Stay tuned for our 2021 Family Holiday Guide giving you all the details of November and December events!

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