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Frights and Fun Fest

This nine-day celebration of Halloween is serving up tricks, treats, frights and delights for all ages and interests. From ghost walks and haunted hayrides; to magic shows, costume contests and festivals; and everything in between, the Lake Geneva region has something for the entire family.

October 26

American Horrors Film Festival

When: Friday, October 26, Noon - Midnight (and Saturday, October 27, Noon - 12 a.m.)
Where: Geneva Theater | 244 Broad St., Lake Geneva

Two days of curated horror shorts, films and documentaries selected from across the country; horror panel discussions; horror TV show interviews; and Laser Light Shows running from noon to midnight both days. (Rated R) Ages 17 and up. Presented by Hart D. Fisher. Tickets available on Geneva4.com. More information on our website.

Boos & Brews Halloween Bash

When: Friday, October 26, 4:30 - 11 p.m. (also Saturday, October 27)
Where: Lake Lawn Resort | 2400 Geneva St, Delavan, WI 53115

It’s Halloween time and we are having an outdoor bash at Lake Lawn Resort! Join us for a smashing good time with live music, spooky spirits and wicked brews under our large beer tent. Enjoy seasonal concessions such as Apple Pie Fries and Smoked Turkey Legs with Pumpkin Pie BBQ sauce. Boos and Brews will take place both Friday, October 26th and Saturday, October 27th from 4:30-11 PM. Bring your spookiest costumes and enter our costume contest. Winners will be announced on stage with winners receiving a $200 Lake Lawn gift card! Visit our website for more information.

Hoppy Times Out Back

When: Friday, October 26, 6 - 10 p.m.
Where: The Ridge Hotel | W4240 WI-50, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Hammer in hand, we’ll be tapping a rare and hard-to-find firkin barrel at 6pm, followed by live music, revelry and hoppy times in The Lounge! Visit our website for more information.

Halloween Legends and Lore at Old World Wisconsin

When: Friday, October 26, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. (also Saturday, October 27, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.)
Where: Old World Wisconsin | W372 S9727 Hwy 67, Eagle, WI 53119-9503

Tonight the veil is thin between this world and the next. Troves of supernatural tales brought to Wisconsin over the generations come to life as you venture into the dark of the woods, encounter traveling performers around their fire, hear eerie tales performed by lantern light, and attempt a haunted maze under the light of the moon. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit our website now!

Lake Geneva Ghost Walks

When: Friday, October 26, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. (Also October 27)
Where: Tours Meet at Seminary Park | Baker Street and South Lake Shore Drive, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Real ghost stories, paranormal experiences, Native American legends, and much more!
Our tour meets near downtown Lake Geneva at Seminary Park at the corner of Lake Shore Drive and Baker Street. Click here to get a map to the location!

What to expect? Haunted history tours are not like Halloween haunted houses. No rent-a-ghouls have been hired to jump out and startle you. However, if you’re captivated by local folklore, into Wisconsin legend tripping, a student of Lake Geneva history, or just interested in sparking your imagination with strange tales about the lake, this tour is for you.

Light rain can add to the spookiness of the tour, but in case it’s too rainy or cold to be fun, we’ll have a cancellation announcement on the Facebook page 30 minutes prior to the start of the tour, send an email, and we’ll refund your tickets back onto your card. Visit our website or our facebook page to reserve your spot today!

Dr. Scary's Scream Park

When: Friday, October 26, 7:30 - 11 p.m. (also October 27, November 2, & November 3)
Where: Dr. Scary's Haunted House | 5020 State Rd 50, Delavan, WI 53115

Dr. Scary’s Haunted House is BACK!!! 2 Haunted Houses!! Bigger, Better and at our NEW more convenient location in Delavan, Wisconsin (only 5 minutes off the Interstate 43!!).

Be ready for the horror, evil, fear and screams as you make your way through Dr. Scary’s two haunted houses featuring 70 rooms of terror. Open rain or shine and recommended for ages 14 and older. Visit our website for more information.


 

October 27

American Horrors Film Festival

When: Saturday, October 27, Noon - 12 a.m. (and Friday, October 26, Noon - 11 p.m.)
Where: Geneva Theater | 244 Broad St., Lake Geneva

Two days of curated horror shorts, films and documentaries selected from across the country; horror panel discussions; horror TV show interviews; and Laser Light Shows running from noon to midnight both days. (Rated R) Ages 17 and up. Presented by Hart D. Fisher. Tickets available on Geneva4.com. More information on our website.

LAKE GENEVA BEER & SPIRITS FESTIVAL

When: Saturday, October 27, 1 - 5 p.m. 
Where: The Ridge Hotel in Lake Geneva | W4240 WI-50, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 1 to 5 p.m. at The Ridge Hotel in Lake Geneva.  This year is going be extra special (and extra spooky)...we have plenty of Halloween tricks & treats up our sleeves! Enjoy unlimited tastings from 35 Midwest craft breweries and distilleries, entertainment, photo booth and more! This is going to be the best Halloween party in town! Purchase early admission tickets to get in an hour early (12 p.m.) and get exclusive access to three breweries. Limited early admission tickets are available, so buy yours today! Visit our website or Facebook page for more information.

Tristan Crist Magic & Illusion Show

When: Saturday, October 27 at 3:00, 5:00 and 7:00 PM, ( also Saturday November 3 at 3:00, 5:00 and 7:00 PM)
Where: Tristan Crist Magic Theater | 609 W. Main St. Lake Geneva, WI 53147

For tickets: https://www.lakegenevamagic.com

Master Illusionist Tristan Crist presents thrilling magic up-close and personal. Witness large illusions in an intimate setting - every seat is close to the action. 60 minutes of live magic, comedy and illusion for the family!

Watch a woman get cut in halves, or levitate high into the air. A motorcycle appears in 2 seconds from impossible conditions, and Tristan Crist delves into the supernatural as he levitates a haunted table!
Audience members are invited to participate throughout the performance, and several even join Tristan on stage for some magical fun! 
The show comes to a thrilling end as a real HELICOPTER appears on stage only a few feet away.  You won't believe your eyes!

Sordid and Scandalous: A Walking Tour of Lake Geneva

When: Saturday, October 27, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Where: Black Point Estate & Gardens | 812 Wrigley Drive (Boat Dock), Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Hear the historic gossip of Lake Geneva including the dish on a 1950s bank robbery, the town’s tie to prohibition gangsters and tales of the Lake Geneva sea serpent. Tour includes more of the“sordid and scandalous” past of downtown and the historic Maple Park Neighborhood. This ninety minute walking tour covers roughly 1.5 miles at a easy pace along city sidewalks.

Tours depart from the front of the Riviera Building, 812 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva Wisconsin, 53147

To register and for more information, visit our website or call 262-248-1888. 

Boos & Brews Halloween Bash

When: Saturday, October 27, from 5 - 11 p.m. (also on Friday, October 26)
Where: Lake Lawn Resort | 2400 Geneva St, Delavan, WI 53115

It’s Halloween time and we are having an outdoor bash at Lake Lawn Resort! Join us for a smashing good time with live music, spooky spirits and wicked brews under our large beer tent. Enjoy seasonal concessions such as Apple Pie Fries and Smoked Turkey Legs with Pumpkin Pie BBQ sauce. Boos and Brews will take place both Friday, October 26th and Saturday, October 27th from 4:30-11 PM. Bring your spookiest costumes and enter our costume contest. Winners will be announced on stage with winners receiving a $200 Lake Lawn gift card! Visit our website for more information.

Halloween Legends and Lore at Old World Wisconsin

When: Saturday, October 27, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. (also on Friday, October 26, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.)
Where: Old World Wisconsin | W372 S9727 Hwy 67, Eagle, WI 53119-9503

Tonight the veil is thin between this world and the next. Troves of supernatural tales brought to Wisconsin over the generations come to life as you venture into the dark of the woods, encounter traveling performers around their fire, hear eerie tales performed by lantern light, and attempt a haunted maze under the light of the moon. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit our website now!

Haunted Hayride at Dan Patch Stables

When: Saturday, October 27, tours start approx. 6 p.m. to midnight
Where: Dan Patch Stables | 7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Ghosts and ghouls will be invading the Dan Patch Stables and woods at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa for an evening of spooktacular fun.

Our first few rides from approximately 6:00-6:45 are “kid friendly”  all of the monsters are still in the woods, however they are not jumping on the wagons. All loud noises are removed for these rides as well.  Please note: our monsters do still wear masks, and costumes for these rides.

Regular rides begin at approximately 7:00, once it is dark. The rides are 20-25 minutes in length. We have 2 tractor pulled wagons going all night that can accommodate 30-35 people per wagon. Visit our website for more information.

Lake Geneva Ghost Walks

When: Saturday, October 27, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. (Also October 26)
Where: Tours Meet at Seminary Park | Baker Street and South Lake Shore Drive, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Real ghost stories, paranormal experiences, Native American legends, and much more!
Our tour meets near downtown Lake Geneva at Seminary Park at the corner of Lake Shore Drive and Baker Street. Click here to get a map to the location!

What to expect? Haunted history tours are not like Halloween haunted houses. No rent-a-ghouls have been hired to jump out and startle you. However, if you’re captivated by local folklore, into Wisconsin legend tripping, a student of Lake Geneva history, or just interested in sparking your imagination with strange tales about the lake, this tour is for you.

Light rain can add to the spookiness of the tour, but in case it’s too rainy or cold to be fun, we’ll have a cancellation announcement on the Facebook page 30 minutes prior to the start of the tour, send an email, and we’ll refund your tickets back onto your card. Visit our website or our facebook page to reserve your spot today!

Dr. Scary's Scream Park

When: Saturday, October 27, 7:30 - 11 p.m. (also October 26, November 2, and November 3)
Where: Dr. Scary's Haunted House | 5020 State Rd 50, Delavan, WI 53115

Dr. Scary’s Haunted House is BACK!!! 2 Haunted Houses!! Bigger, Better and at our NEW more convenient location in Delavan, Wisconsin (only 5 minutes off the Interstate 43!!).

Be ready for the horror, evil, fear and screams as you make your way through Dr. Scary’s two haunted houses featuring 70 rooms of terror. Open rain or shine and recommended for ages 14 and older. Visit our website for more information.

Mars Monster Fest

When: Saturday, October 27, 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Where: Mars Resort |  W4098 S Shore Dr, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

You won't want to miss this - Mars Monster Fest is going to be epic! 
Vie for the win in our costume contest, where prizes will be awarded to the best-dressed man and woman of the night!
RENOWNED "DJ JAY- TOWN" MIXIN' THE TUNES ALL NIGHT
Give-a-ways, drink and appetizer specials, and thrills and chills to last all night long. Learn more on our Facebook page.

Costumes and Cocktails at The Ridge Hotel

When: Saturday, October 27, 9:30 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Where: The Ridge Hotel in Lake Geneva | W4240 WI-50, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Join us in the Lounge for booze and boos, plus a costume contest! Dress up to win eclectic bottles of wine from our award-winning cellar and an overnight to The Ridge Hotel while sipping spooky spirits and harvest ales! Visit our website for more information.

Lake Geneva Canopy Tour’s 8th Annual Pumpkin Drop & Fall Festival

When: Saturday, October 27 (and Sunday, October 28)
Where: Lake Geneva Canopy Tours | N3232 Co Rd H, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

FREE Arbor Trail access, Food, Live music, Pumpkin Drop Contest, Pumpkin Painting, Scavenger Hunt & more!
At the end of your Canopy Tour, soar through the air down the Racing Zip Line and aim with a pumpkin to try to hit the center of a bulls eye painted on the ground. Victors will win a prize! Pumpkin Drop is included with your Canopy Tour.  Guests may also purchase a ticket for just the Pumpkin Drop - a ride down our 1/4 mile long racing zip line with a pumpkin!
Book your spot by calling 262-248-9271 or online at www.LakeGenevaCanopyTours.com & click "Book Now" to enter the contest and win great prizes!
Festival is FREE to all spectators!


 

October 28

BRUCE THE MOOSE’S SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN BIRTHDAY PARTY

When: Sunday, October 28, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Where: Cascades Ballroom, Timber Ridge Lodge | 7020 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

You're invited! Local community members and guests can help us celebrate our beloved mascot's birthday. We're throwing Bruce the Moose a Halloween bash with a costume contest, carnival games, face painting, balloons and many more activities. Wear your Halloween costume and have a great time.

Costume contest around 2:15pm, followed by Trick-or-Treating throughout Timber Ridge with Bruce the Moose

Activities require 1-4 tickets; tickets are $1 each at the door.

Questions? Call (262) 249-3499 or email at billiejeankust@timberridgeresort.com. For more information, visit our website.

 

Lake Geneva Canopy Tour’s 8th Annual Pumpkin Drop & Fall Festival

When: Sunday, October 28 (and Saturday, October 27)
Where: Lake Geneva Canopy Tours | N3232 Co Rd H, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

FREE Arbor Trail access, Food, Live music, Pumpkin Drop Contest, Pumpkin Painting, Scavenger Hunt & more!
At the end of your Canopy Tour, soar through the air down the Racing Zip Line and aim with a pumpkin to try to hit the center of a bulls eye painted on the ground. Victors will win a prize! Pumpkin Drop is included with your Canopy Tour.  Guests may also purchase a ticket for just the Pumpkin Drop - a ride down our 1/4 mile long racing zip line with a pumpkin! Book your spot by calling 262-248-9271 or online at www.LakeGenevaCanopyTours.com & click "Book Now" to enter the contest and win great prizes!
Festival is FREE to all spectators!


 

October 29

Spooky Preschool Story Time at the Lake Geneva Public Library

When: Monday, October 29, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: Lake Geneva Public Library Picture Book Room | 918 W. Main St., Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Come to our special Spooky Storytime! Miss Sara will read some scary (but not too scary) stories, and we’ll sing some silly songs. Feel free to wear your Halloween costumes! Visit our website for more information.

Ukulele Strum & Sing: Halloween Edition at the Lake Geneva Public Library

When: Monday, October 29, 1 - 3 p.m.
Where: Lake Geneva Public Library Meeting Room | 918 W. Main St., Lake Geneva, WI 53147

On Monday, October 29, at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., the Lake Geneva Public Library will host a “Ukulele Strum & Sing” with professional musician Pamela Kundert. Kundert will teach her audience to play Halloween-inspired songs in a group lesson followed by a strum and sing-along. Pre-registration is required at the library’s reference desk, and space is limited. Visit our website for more information.


 

October 30

Monsters Among Us by author Linda Godfrey at the Lake Geneva Public Library

When: Tuesday, October 30, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Where: Lake Geneva Public Library Meeting Room | 918 W Main St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Have you ever seen something you couldn’t explain? 

Godfrey will present her newest book, Monsters Among Us, An Exploration of Otherworldly Bigfoots, Wolfmen, Portals, Phantoms, and Odd Phenomena. Her book includes a broad mix of modern-day and historical sightings, supported by Godfrey’s interviews with eyewitnesses. Monsters Among Us is essential reading for anyone hunting for the real accounts behind their childhood campfire stories. To learn more about Godfrey, her book, and this event, please visit our website.


 

October 31

Hitchcock double feature at the Lake Geneva Library

When: Wednesday, October 31, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., and 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Lake Geneva Public Library Meeting Room | 918 W Main St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

The Lake Geneva Public Library will host a “Hitchcock Double Feature,” on Halloween, Wednesday, October 31, featuring films from the Library’s classic film collection. Notorious will be shown at 1:30 p.m. and The Birds will be shown at 5:30 p.m. Film-goers are invited to experience the psychological thrill of seeing Hitchcock films on the big screen, in the chilling way the “Master of Suspense” intended. Visit our website for more information on this event.

Scary Story Time and Arts & Crafts at the Lake Geneva Library

When: Wednesday, October 31, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Where: Lake Geneva Public Library Meeting Room | 918 W Main St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Celebrate Halloween at the Library! Miss Sara will read scary stories, and then kids will be free to create spooky artwork and crafts. Feel free to wear your Halloween costumes. This program is perfect for school age kids (5–10 yrs old). For more information, please visit out website.

Nosferatu & Vampire Costume Contest

When: Wednesday, October 31, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Geneva Theater | 244 Broad St., Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva Film Club presents Nosferatu (1922) with live organ music. This is the original silent film and will be accompanied by Jay Warren, Chicago’s foremost photoplay organist. $10 suggested donation. LGFC is a not-for-profit organization and all proceeds go directly to the building of the Never Say Never Playland, an inclusive playground being built in Lake Geneva accessible to people with disabilities and special needs. For more information, go to geneva4.com or lakegenevafilmclub.com.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show & Time Warp Dance Lessons 

When: Wednesday, October 31, 9:30 - 11:30 p.m. | Doors open at 9 p.m.; Time Warp Dance Lessons 9:30 p.m.; Movie 10:00 p.m.
Where: Geneva Theater | 244 Broad St., Lake Geneva

Geneva Theater presents the classic cult film perfect for Halloween! The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) is a musical comedy about an innocent young couple stranded for the night in the bizarre castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. Rated R. This low-budget freak show made stars out of Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick. Audience participation is part of the fun as fans traditionally dress up as the characters, sing, dance and play with props (see official fan site RockyHorror.com). Time Warp dance lessons before the show starts! Tickets $10. For more information, go to geneva4.com.


 

November 2

Magical Musings Enchanting Evening

When: Friday, November 2, 6 - 8 p.m.
Where: Celebration On Wells | 422 South Wells St., Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Magical Musings in Lake Geneva is for witches and wizards and non magical people of all ages! To kick off the weekend of Magical Musings in Lake Geneva, an enchanting Great Hall Dinner for witches and wizards of all ages will be hosted at Celebration on Wells! Come dressed in your finest wizarding attire and enjoy a bewitching evening. Visit our website for more information and to purchase tickets, or check out our facebook page.

Dr. Scary's Scream Park

When: Friday, November 2, 7:30 - 11 p.m. (also October 26, October 27, and November 3)
Where: Dr. Scary's Haunted House | 5020 State Rd 50, Delavan, WI 53115

Dr. Scary’s Haunted House is BACK!!! 2 Haunted Houses!! Bigger, Better and at our NEW more convenient location in Delavan, Wisconsin (only 5 minutes off the Interstate 43!!).

Be ready for the horror, evil, fear and screams as you make your way through Dr. Scary’s two haunted houses featuring 70 rooms of terror. Open rain or shine and recommended for ages 14 and older. Visit our website for more information.


 

November 3

Magical Musings in Lake Geneva

When: Saturday, November 3
Where: Downtown Lake Geneva

Make some magic downtown with Magical Musings in Lake Geneva! Saturday's events will include a scavenger hunt, costume contests, photo opportunities, Quiddich lessons for the kids (Kiddich), wand making classes and more fun! More information and activities will be added as we get closer to the event, so please be sure to like the event on facebook so you are updated!

Tristan Crist Magic & Illusion Show

When: Saturday, November 3, at 3:00, 5:00 and 7:00 PM, ( also Saturday, October 27)
Where: Tristan Crist Magic Theater | 609 W. Main St. Lake Geneva, WI 53147

For tickets: https://www.lakegenevamagic.com

Master Illusionist Tristan Crist presents thrilling magic up-close and personal. Witness large illusions in an intimate setting - every seat is close to the action. 60 minutes of live magic, comedy and illusion for the family!

Watch a woman get cut in halves, or levitate high into the air. A motorcycle appears in 2 seconds from impossible conditions, and Tristan Crist delves into the supernatural as he levitates a haunted table!
Audience members are invited to participate throughout the performance, and several even join Tristan on stage for some magical fun! 
The show comes to a thrilling end as a real HELICOPTER appears on stage only a few feet away.  You won't believe your eyes!

Dr. Scary's Scream Park

When: Saturday, November 3, 7:30 - 11 p.m. (also October 26, October 27, and November 2)
Where: Dr. Scary's Haunted House | 5020 State Rd 50, Delavan, WI 53115

Dr. Scary’s Haunted House is BACK!!! 2 Haunted Houses!! Bigger, Better and at our NEW more convenient location in Delavan, Wisconsin (only 5 minutes off the Interstate 43!!).

Be ready for the horror, evil, fear and screams as you make your way through Dr. Scary’s two haunted houses featuring 70 rooms of terror. Open rain or shine and recommended for ages 14 and older. Visit our website for more information.

...And More To Come!