MONSTER MASH: Chippewa Valley Halloween Events You Just Can’t Miss
if you’re looking to get scared senseless this spooky season, these events will do the trick (or treat)
The Witches Ball
The Lismore in Eau Claire • Oct. 29 • 10am-11pm
Witch, please! This all-day event has three parts: the Metaphysical Fair, Buffet Dinner, and the Evening Ball. For just $5, you can join the family-friendly Metaphysical Fair where there will be multiple vendors, including energy healers, mediums, and others. The fair goes from 10am-4pm. The Evening Ball will be 8-11pm and is $50 to attend. There will be a DJ, dancing, a cash bar, and a spooky photo booth. Witchy costumes are encouraged! For all of that and more, you can purchase the all-day ticket for $125. Along with admission to the fair and the ball, there will be a buffet dinner, Samhain ritual, and drag performances by popular local drag queens including Khloe Wold, Taylor Ashton, Amber Hudson, and more! For more info, go to shamwitch.com.
Field of Screams 2022
8020 Curvue Road, Eau Claire • Oct. 20-22, 37-29 • 7-10pm
Giving back with a side of ghouls. The Field of Screams Haunted Trail and Barn is a great place to get into the Halloween spirit and all proceeds will benefit Feed My People, Eau Claire 4-H, and Warehouse Warriors. Admission is $12 or $10 plus a nonperishable food item. Younger kids or those who aren’t big fans of getting scared can attend on Oct. 20 from 6:30-8pm for a tamer version of the event! For more info, go to facebook.com/FieldofScreamsHauntedTrailandBarn.
The Haunted Hillside
N5041 610th St., Menomonie • Oct. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 • 6-9pm & noon-4pm on Saturdays
For a hauntingly good time for the whole family, The Haunted Hillside is hosting its spooky trail every Friday and Saturday in October. For younger kids and those who don’t like being scared, you can experience the trail without people jumping out at you on Oct. 7, 8, and 14. Every Saturday the trail will also be open to walk in the daytime from noon-4pm. There will also be awesome vendors, delicious fall food, kids’ activities and games, and an opportunity to take family photos! All food and family photo proceeds will go to Strong Arms Helping Families. Bring donations for the Dunn County Humane Society, whether that’s money, paper towels, liquid fabric softener, or dog and cat food. For more info, go to facebook.com/TheHauntedHillsideMenomonieWI.
Twisted Tales of Horror
Govin’s Farm, N6134 670th St., Menomonie • Every Friday & Saturday in October • 6-10pm
For only $15 you can get your blood pumping at Govin’s annual Twisted Tales of Horror. Enter their terrifying corn maze, but be careful because you never know what could be waiting for you around the next corner. For more info, go to facebook.com/twistedtaleofhorror.
Ski Sprites: The Bloody Chocolate Factory
415 S. Dewey St., Eau Claire • Oct. 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 • 7-11pm
A gory golden ticket awaits you! The Ski Sprites are holding their annual haunted house this year with a sweet theme: The Bloody Chocolate Factory. Tickets are $13 a person, $12 with a donation to Feed My People, or $11 per person at Eau Claire and Altoona Kwik Trips starting Oct. 12. For more info, go to skisprites.com.