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Top Weekend Events For Kids (Oct. 14-17, 2021)

Halloween is still a couple of weeks away, but the festivities are in full swing! There’s plenty of spooky and not-so-spooky fun to be found around MKE. Here are our top picks for this weekend:


1. Boo at the Zoo (Milwaukee County Zoo)

October 14-17, 5:30-9 p.m.
Admission: $55/carload
Zoo Pass Members: $50/carload

Returning as a drive-thru experience in 2021, Boo at the Zoo will allow guests to ride from the comfort of their cars on Zoo pathways through themed areas, carved pumpkins and merry-not-scary light shows. New this year: Kids can also trick-or-treat along the 1.5-mile route! Advance online tickets required. Get more info >>


2. Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at The Hill Has Eyes

Sunday, October 17, 2:30-4:45 p.m.
Admission: $15

If you want to experience The Hill Has Eyes attractions when it is not so scary, this party is the ticket! Actors take guests on a guided tour through the attractions, and kids get to trick-or-treat along the way. All ages are welcome, but it’s recommended for ages 8 and up. Costumes encouraged. Pre-purchase tickets online to save $5. Learn more >>


3. Legends & Lore (Old World Wisconsin)

October 15-16, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Admission: $19.99 (13+), $13.99 (Children 5-12), FREE (Children under 5)

Troves of supernatural tales brought to Wisconsin over the generations come to life at this always spooky, sometimes scary, Halloween event at Old World Wisconsin. Venture into the dark of the woods, encounter traveling performers around their fire, hear eerie tales performed by lantern light, and attempt a haunted maze under the light of the moon. Don’t miss Mr. Smith’s Emporium of Oddities, the Hodag Hay Maze for Little Goblins, or the Hern the Hunter maze for those made of stronger stuff! Food and beverages available for purchase. Advance tickets required. Get more info >>


4. MLES Pumpkin Train Night Run

October 15-16, 6:30-9 p.m.
Location: Milwaukee Light Engineering Society
Admission: $5 (Under 3 are FREE)

Take a train ride in the dark! Experience the MLES railroad decorated for Halloween at this 15th Annual Pumpkin Train event. If you have older children, MLES advises arriving between 7:30 and 8 p.m. to avoid the early crowd. Trains depart from the station until 9 p.m., and you can ride the trains more than once throughout the evening, depending on how busy they are. Limited concessions and restrooms are also available. Learn more >>


5. Pumpkins & Packers (The Corners of Brookfield)

Sunday, October 17th, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Admission: FREE

It’s spooky season at The Corners! Come and cheer on the Packers (game starts at noon) while you enjoy a live carving of multiple 400+ pound pumpkins, plus a one-of-a-kind pumpkin display. You can also get a pumpkin, a decorating kit and a sweet treat for $5. No tricks – just treats all day! Get the details >>


There’s so much more happening this weekend! Check out our Events Calendar >>

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