Trick-or-treat hours: 4-6:30 p.m., Oct. 31
Especially brave or particularly foolish souls are welcomed to venture into the House of Horrors, located at 62 Case Avenue in Park Falls. The haunting experience will be held on Oct. 25, Oct. 26, and Oct. 31, from 7-10 p.m. each night. The fee to scare one’s self silly is $5 per person.
Youngsters age 12 and under are invited to participate in the Monster Madness Halloween party, hosted by Northwoods Community Credit Union at the Park Falls Public Library, starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. Kids will be treated to a spooky story, crafts, games, and will conclude the fun with a costume parade showing off all their seasonal finery. The event is free, and the community is invited to bring candy to hand out during the costume parade at noon. Parents or guardians are asked to attend with their children.
The autumn season will be celebrated during the Family Worship Center’s annual Harvest Festival, to be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. Elementary-aged children and younger are welcome to play carnival-style games where they might win prizes, participate in a hayride, enjoy hot dogs and other treats. The cost of admission is a bag of candy to be shared with everyone attending the event, which will be held on the Family Worship Center’s grounds, located at W7326 Boyer Road between Park Falls and Fifield.
Trick-or-treat hours: 4-6 p.m., Oct. 31
Kids looking to dive headfirst into Halloween festivities would do well to attend the Pirate Plunge at the Phillips Community Pool, held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25. Those attending will find a spooky pirate cove, complete with mermaids, a pirate ship, and the imminent risk of walking the plank. Halloween games and activities will be offered throughout the event, and participants can win candy prizes. There will be a pumpkin drawing at the end of the evening. The event is deemed mild and welcomes all ages for the price of $2 for children and $3 for adults.
A Halloween-themed party will be held at the Rock Garden Tavern, located at N8220 State Highway 13, from 3-9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. There will be a cash prize for the best costume, and treats for the kids and adults.
Aspirus Pleasant View will host a Halloween spooktacular event from 3-4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31 at their Phillips campus located at 545 Peterson Dr., Phillips.
The Phillips Lions Club will host their annual Halloween party at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31 at the Phillips City Hall. All ages are welcome to attend the event, which will include games, prizes, a costume contest, and a free meal of hotdogs and refreshments.
Southern Price County
Trick-or-treating hours in Prentice: 4-6 p.m., Oct. 31
A harvest meal complete with homemade bison stew, breads, pies, and beverages will be offered by the Zion Lutheran Church in Brantwood from 3-5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. Homemade bread will be available for sale and raffles will be offered with numerous prizes including two queen-sized quilts. Anyone who brings in a non-perishable item for the Price County Food Pantry will receive a free raffle ticket.
Offering thrilling and chilling tales strange and mysterious unidentified flying objects and alien encounters, Chad Lewis — a paranormal researcher and author — will be returning to the Hawkins Area Library on Wednesday, Oct. 30 to present a program beginning at 6 p.m. about reported UFO sightings in Wisconsin. There is no admission fee to attend this presentation. Snacks will be served and everyone is welcome to attend.
Community members are invited to celebrate the season at a Fall Harvest party held from 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31 at New Hope Baptist Church in Kennan. Activities include a variety of game booths with candy prizes, a photo booth, and hot dogs, chips, and beverages. There is no admission charge and everyone is invited to attend.
Trick-or-treat hours: 3:30-5:30 p.m., Oct 31
The good people of Butternut will be treated to their own spine-tingling Haunted House experience, sponsored by the student council at the Butternut School. For a less terrifying experience, young kids and the more timid adults are invited to the first night, held from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24. Frights ramp up sharply on Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26, when the event will run from 7-11 p.m. Tickets, which cost $3 for those age six to 12 and $5 for those age 13 and older, can be purchased at the school office.