Downtown trick-or-treating highlights 2012 weekend Halloween events in Waukesha

Published on: 10/25/2012

While the City and Town of Waukesha will celebrate trick or treating next Wednesday on Halloween night from 5 to 7, the annual event comes early in downtown Waukesha.

Participating business, which will have posters in their windows signaling their involvement, will welcome little ghosts and goblins and pass out treats from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The businesses on Main Street that are participating are Allo! Chocolat, Krumrich Jewelers, Plowshare Center, Martha Merrell’s Books, Cuddles, Little Swiss Clock Shop, Copacetic, RiverMill Foods, The Steaming Cup, People’s Park, Magellan’s, River’s End Gallery and Waukesha Tattoo Company.

Montecito Ristorante, North American Computer and Rochester Deli on Broadway are participating; Outpost Music is the only one on South Street, Waukesha Community Art Project on Grand Avenue, Mia’s and Mary’s Design Studio on Clinton Street and Walgreens on Madison Street.

Here is a list of other trick or treat times in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha counties.

And this is also the final weekend of the Wisconsin Feargrounds, located on the Waukesha County Expo grounds. The award-winning haunted house is open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and again on Halloween Night.

This year owners Tim and Ann Marie Gavinski have created four haunted houses.  

While the Feargrounds are in its ninth year, another area haunt has returned for its second year. Six Feet Under: House of Horror in the tunnels below the Waukesha Masonic Lodge #37, 317 South Street in downtown Waukesha, opened last week and its final two days are Friday and Saturday.

The haunt opens at 7 p.m. both days.

Tickets are $8 in advance and can be purchased at The Steaming Cup or Magellan’s in downtown Waukesha. Tickets on the day of will be sold until 11 p.m. Entrance is in the back of the building behind the Associated Bank, 704 N. Grand Ave.

For younger Halloween lovers, there will be a Halloween Fall Festival from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the EB Shurts Building, 810 W. College Ave., in Waukesha. The non-profit organization, Southeastern Wisconsin Interactive Museum, is hosting the event for children 12 and under.

There will be a costume contest, games, refreshments, a bake sale and a silent auction.

In addition to Halloween-themed events, it’s also the final weekend for the Farmers Market in downtown Waukesha. This year there were more than 100 vendors, the most ever for the market.

The market, which has been open every Saturday since the beginning of May, is open from 8 to noon Saturday.