Wednesday October 10, 2018

East Troy Halloween Guide


Check out these events and things to do in East Troy this week.

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat for the Village of East Troy, Town of East Troy and Town of Troy will be Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. 

Parents are reminded to closely supervise their children's activities, inspect all treats carefully, and take precautions in areas of vehicular traffic.

As a reminder, all residents are encouraged to light their porch/post light if they are participating in trick-or-treating.


























Trick or Treat on the Square

Bring your family to downtown East Troy, wear your best costumes and get your fill of candy, coupons and other Halloween specials from participating merchants from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, along with fellow trick-or-treaters in the Village of East Troy, Town of East Troy and Town of Troy.

Start your trick-or-treating off at East Troy Village Square Park by visiting the East Troy Area Chamber of Commerce booth for candy.

Hundreds of lit pumpkins, carved by East Troy Prairie View Elementary School students and donated by Bower’s Produce, will line the walkways at East Troy Village Square Park.

Downtown merchants and local organizations will be giving out treats to costumed children from 5 to 7:30 p.m. or while supplies last. Participating merchants will have an orange balloon outside their door.

Grown-ups can join their children for some howling good, spooky fun at the Walk of Terror, located in the municipal lot, 2108 Church St., adjacent to the East Troy Area Historical Society. Halloween night will feature a special kid-friendly haunted house from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission is $10. All proceeds will go to the East Troy Volunteer Fire Department.  For more information, visit walkofterror.com



Walk of Terror on the Square

The McKone family of East Troy is once again constructing East Troy’s scariest Halloween trick-or-treat attraction for a good cause.

Now in its third year, East Troy’s Walk of Terror will have a new location on the East Troy Village Square this fall. The haunted attraction will pop up in the municipal lot, 2108 Church St., adjacent to the East Troy Area Historical Society.

The elaborate haunted house will offer experiences for both adults and children and organizers promise that this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever.

The spine-chilling haunted house geared toward adults will run from 6 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27. Admission is $10. All proceeds will go to the East Troy Volunteer Fire Department.

 An additional more kid-friendly haunted house will run from 5 to 8 p.m. on Halloween, Wednesday, Oct. 31. This event will coordinate with the Village of East Troy’s Halloween trick-or-treat hours.

Organizers are currently looking for volunteers for the following: actors, make-up artists, security, line monitors, ticket sales and building help. To get involved, email walkofterror@yahoo.com. For more information, visit thewalkofterror.com.


Autumn Harvest Festival

The Elegant Farmer offers a family-friendly, old-fashioned farm harvest experience at its annual Autumn Harvest Festival weekends through Oct. 27 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Twelve varieties of apples can be picked right from the tree on the farm’s orchard and pumpkins of all shapes and sizes selected from the patch. Enjoy beautiful fall colors aboard a tractor-pulled hayride, pony rides or vintage trolley ride. 

The Elegant Farmer will also offer a 5-acre family-friendly farm scene corn maze with easy in and out access for all ages. Adding to the fun, the event features make-your-own caramel apples along with barbecue pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, warm cider donuts, slices of pie a la mode, homemade chili, chicken pot pie, loaded spuds, pickles and fresh apple cider.

The Elegant Farmer, 1545 Main St. (County Roads ES and J), is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For more information, call (262) 363-6771 or visit www.elegantfarmer.com.


Weekly Buzz at The Hive Taproom 

The Hive Taproom, W2463 County Road ES, will offer a full slate of weekend events, including:

Friday, Oct. 26
• Food from Gypsy Soul Food Truck from 4 to 8 p.m.
• Live blues with Glenn Davis from 5-9 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 27
• Tudo Sabor Brasil pop up from 4 to 8 p.m.
• Adults: Wear your Halloween costume for a raffle giveaway!

Sunday, Oct. 28
Halloween At the Hive
• Festivities & Treats: 11 a.m.
• Costume Parade: noon
• Spooky Stories: 1 p.m.
• Gourmet Grassway Organics frozen pizza from 3 to 6 p.m.

The Hive Taproom is Wisconsin’s newest mead taproom producing small batch mead, honey kombucha and soda elixirs. Ranging from dry to semi-sweet, its naturally gluten-free beverages feature local everything: honey, hops and produce. For more information, call (262) 355-4415 or or click here.


Howl-O-Ween

Camp Edwards YMCA Camp, 8901 Army Lake Road, will host its annual Howl-O-Ween event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26 featuring a free evening of spooky fun for the whole family. Dress up and trick-or-treat throughout the camp, enter the costume contest (judging at 7:30 p.m.) or walk the camp's haunted cabins. Take an educational hayride around camp, slide down the tubes or check out fall crafts. Fall snacks will be available for purchase. For more information, call (262) 642-7466 or visit campedwards.org


Dracula, adapted by Orson Welles, a live radio play 

Off the Square Players will present Orson Welles' classic horror tale, the 1938's radio version of Dracula, live onstage at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, Saturday, Oct. 27 and Wednesday, Oct. 31 at Ivan's Backstage. 

The show, directed by Mary Hubbard Nugent, features creepy live sound effects that will make you shiver. Tickets are $15 each, available at Ivan's on the Square and at brownpapertickets.com.

A portion of the proceeds goes to the East Troy Volunteer Fire Department. This one hour show has no intermission and is not suitable for children under 12.

The Ivan's Backstage room venue and bar open one hour before each performance and will feature a special cocktail created just for the show. If you'd like to make dining reservations at Ivan's on the Square before the show call (262) 642-7107. No reservations needed to dine at Historic East Troy House (just down the hallway from Ivan's and Backstage).
Call (262) 203-3887 with questions about the play or Off the Square Players or special seating needs.

Halloween Costume Party at Al Smith's Saloon

Al Smith's Saloon, 2878 Main St., will host a Halloween Costume Party on Saturday, Oct. 27. Stop in for A Bloody Good Time. Shot Specials and Costume Judging starts at 11 p.m. Contest at midnight.



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