Last Updated on September 20, 2022 by Jocelyn Dornfeld

Things to do in Madison for Halloween!

Did you hear that? Shhhhh…… A light, airy, and somewhat childlike voice could be heard in the Brix lobby. Your eyes wince a bit, you narrow in your focus, and listen. Was it coming from the elevator? Was someone here? You recall the rumors but never actually believed it. So you get out of your chair and slowly walk towards the hallway to peak. You hear the elevator chime…and then again, and again…

Suddenly the doors open and a slight chill instantly runs down your spine. The air is ice cold. Looking down you see goosebumps racing down your arms. You close your eyes and try to shake off the feeling. You wait to see who was on the elevator but no one walks off. Just as the elevator doors begin to close, you hear a little girl whisper the sweetest salutation “have a good day”…

Madison and Surrounding Area Halloween Activities 2022!

While our ghost isn’t scary, she’s rather very sweet and kind, and absolutely NONE of that is true whatsoever –we love to celebrate Halloween at Brix Coworking! Below we have highlighted things to do in Madison for Halloween events and festivities in and areas surrounding Madison. We hope you find a freakish festivity that fits your ghoulish schedule!

And if you REALLY want to visit the actual haunted buildings in downtown Madison, CLICK HERE for Madison Ghost Walks – The Lost Souls of State Street. They are the real ghostbusters! 

Haunted Houses and

Frightening Festivities

As of this article’s posting date, the following Halloween themed events have been posted online so you can start planning your September and October schedule. 

Sites to check for updated information:–madison/halloween-party/ 

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Oak Bank Pumpkin Give Away – Oak Bank in Fitchburg

Saturday, October 8th, 2022
9 AM to 12 PM
Oak Bank: 5951 McKee Rd #100, Fitchburg, WI
When you make a cash donation to Madison Reading Project you will get a pumpkin just in time for Halloween! Plus, enjoy kids’ activities, local mascots, refreshments, a Fun Play Inflatable bouncer and horse and carriage rides!

Spooky Story Time Under the Full Moon – Glacial drumlin School in Cottage Grove

Sunday, October 9th, 2022
5 PM to 6 PM
Glacial Drumlin School: 801 Damascus Trail, Cottage Grove, WI
Children ages 3 to 8, their caregivers and siblings are welcome! A series of fall-themed books will be read and children will then be encouraged to explore the candle lit garden and engage in hands-on learning.

2022 Bone Bash – The Round Table in Sun Prairie

Friday, October 21st, 2022
6 PM to 9 PM
The Round Table: 1611 N Bristol, Sun Prairie, WI
Support the Arthritis Foundation’s work to conquer arthritis at this Halloween-themed masquerade. The evening includes: costume contest, silent and live auction, ghoulish games, music, food and drinks! You will have a frightfully fun time all while raising funds to not only provide essential research, but also to help local kids with arthritis attend Camp MASH (Make Arthritis Stop Hurting) in Wisconsin Dells.

Boos & Brews Halloween Pub Crawl – New Glarus Chamber of Commerce in New Glarus

Saturday, October 22nd, 2022
5 PM to 9 PM
New Glarus Chamber of Commerce: 418 Railroad St, New Glarus, WI
It’s the first ever New Glarus Boos & Brews Halloween pub crawl! Registration fee includes 4 drink tickets (beer & rail drinks only), professional photography, and chance to win prizes. First 100 tickets sold online get a free Boos & Brews gift. Costumes HIGHLY encouraged!

Madison Makers Fitchburg Mini Market DeltaWeen – Delta Beer Lab in Madison

Saturday, October 22nd, 2022
3 PM to 8 PM
Delta Beer Lab: 167 E Badger Rd, Madison, WI
This is the big exciting super spooky Halloween spectacular, folks! We’re gonna have spooky merch and products, frighteningly good food and drinks, and costumes of all kinds are welcome!

Halloween at the Farm – Schumacher Farm Park in Waunakee

Saturday, October 22nd, 2022
4 PM to 8 PM
Schumacher Farm Park: 5682 Highway 19, Waunakee, WI
Spooky fun for the whole family includes: interactive characters, marshmallows at our campfire, storytelling, fortunetelling, old fashioned games and crafts, hay rides, live music in the Historic Barn, face painting & tattoos, concession stand stocked with hot dogs, hot cocoa, cider and baked goodies.

Haunted Hustle – Keva Sports Center in Middleton

Saturday, October 22nd thru Sunday, October 23rd, 2022
Race Expo (multiple races to sign up for and one includes your dogs!)
Keva Sports Center: 8312 Forsythia St, Middleton, WI
The weekend kicks off on Saturday with the all day race expo. Dusk falls and the 10K Run, 5K Run, 5K Dog Jog & 5k Zombie Walk. Post-race bonfire, s’mores, and entertainment. Sunday morning races include a Half Marathon (13.1 miles), A 2-3 person Half Marathon Relay and a Kid’s Run. The weekend wraps up with the Haunted Hustle Finish Festival.

Oakwood Chamber Players Halloween-Themed Concert – Arts + Literature Laboratory in Madison

Sunday, October 23rd, 2022
2 PM
Arts + Literature Laboratory: 111 S Livingston St, Suite 100, Madison, WI
An afternoon concert of Halloween-themed music including: Conte Fantastique, André Caplet; String Quartet no. 8, Dmitri Shostakovich; An evening in Georgia, Op. 71, Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov and more spooky music.

Halloween Painting Class – Mt. Horeb Recreation Department in Mt. Horeb

Thursday, October 27th, 2022
9 AM to 11 AM
Mt. Horeb Recreation Department: 105 N Grove St, Mt Horeb, WI
Participants will paint a spooky scarecrow scene. An instructor will walk you through step by step, but each child will put their own personal touch on their project. These paintings will help decorate your home for Halloween!

Halloween Hustle 5 K in Madison

Friday, October 28th, 2022
As of this article’s posting date, the link didn’t have all the details listed –but I’m sure they’ll have it finished shortly!
Race Entry: 

Halloween Spooktacular in Monona at a SUPER SECRET LOCATION!

Friday, October 28th, 2022
Starts at 6:15 PM
Super Secret Location – location will be emailed to you 24hrs before event date (by registration email you provide them/City of Monona)
Egg hunting –Halloween style! Bring your flashlight and prepare to hunt for eggs filled with terrifyingly tasty treats! An assortment of eggs filled with candy will be hidden throughout the super secret hunting ground location. And stay after the hunt for a spooktacular movie! 

Madison Halloween Rumble – Bob Suter’s Capitol Ice Arena in Middleton

Friday, October 28th to Sunday the 30th, 2022
Bob Suter’s Capitol Ice Arena: 2616 Pleasant View Rd, Middleton, WI 53562

Halloween Party – Bowl-A-Vard in Madison

Friday, October 28th, 2022
8 PM
Bowl-A-Vard: 2121 E Springs Dr, Madison, WI

The Taylor Party: Taylor Swift Night (1989 halloween party) – The Sylvee in Madison

Saturday, October 29th, 2022
9 PM to 1 AM
The Sylvee: 25 S Livingston St, Madison, WI
Are you… ready for it? You’ll never find another party like THE TAYLOR PARTY: TAYLOR SWIFT NIGHT, a Taylor Swift Inspired Dance Party. Taylor-made for ultimate fans. Surrounded by friends and Swifties, you’ll dance the night away singing along to every song!

Fright on Wright: Truck or Treat – Wright Street in Madison

Saturday, October 29th, 2022
10 AM to 1 PM
1420 Wright Street, Madison, WI
Join SMSD for a morning of trunk-or-treating, a haunted house, yard games, and more!

Monsters Ball – The Venue at River’s Edge in Waterloo

Saturday, October 29th, 2022
Doors open at 4 PM and Bell Time is at 4:30 PM
Live Pro Wrestling and Halloween party! Costume party for the kids with prizes! All ages show! See your Favorites like “All Day” Marshe Rockette, Adam Grace, “Roadhouse” James Vincent, “Steam Punk Phenom” Nell Dillinger, Knight Court, Kodiak, XTC, “Prince” Hernandez and more!

The 5th Annual Halloween Bar Crawl – Starting at the Red Rock Saloon in Madison

Saturday, October 29th, 2022
4 PM to Midnight | Check in time is at Red Rock Saloon from 4 – 6 PM
Red Rock Saloon: 222 West Gorham Street, Madison, WI 53703
This crawl includes: costume contest with $1,000 grand prize, drinks w/ ticket purchase and exclusive drink specials, food, waived covers at all venues, photographers, after parties, and so much more!

Altered Five Blues Band – Red Rooster in Madison

Saturday, October 29th, 2022
8 PM
Red Rooster: 2513 Seiferth Rd, Madison, WI
Altered Five smokes, smolders and burns like a swig of good whiskey. The hip Milwaukee quintet is known for its strong brew of tough, original blues and hard-hitting live shows. Costume contest! Prize winner!

The Long Halloween – Batman Miniature Game Tournament – Noble Knight Games in Fitchburg

Saturday, October 29th, 2022
10 AM to 7:30 PM
Noble Knight Games: 2835 Commerce Park Dr, Fitchburg, WI
Join us for up to 4 rounds of Batman Miniature Game from Knight Models action. This is a casual tournament with two-hour rounds. Players will be required to bring their own models, tools, etc. to play in the event.

Halloween Costume Toddler Dance Party – Central Library in Madison

Monday, October 31st, 2022
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM 
Central Library: 201 W Mifflin Street, Madison, WI 53703
For ages 14 months to 3 years. Enjoy fun tunes in a cool, toddler friendly environment. No costume? No problem! Snag one of the fun costumes or props from the librarian when you get there and join in the fun! No registration required.

Little Ones Costume Party – Village Center in Waunakee

Monday, October 31st, 2022
9:30 AM to 11 AM
Village Center: 333 South Madison St, Waunakee, WI
Dress up in your Halloween best and come to the Village Center for fun party games, music, treats and activities designed specifically for the little ones in your family. An adult must attend with their child.