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5 Spooky Madison Halloween Activities

The air is getting cooler. The trees are turning golden, and ripe apples are spilling off their branches. Fall is here, and Halloween is just around the corner! Whether you’re single or have a family of five, there are plenty of ways to savor the season.

1) Trick O’ Treating

Dust off that sewing machine and get your camera ready. Soon you'll be buying sparkly leotards at Target or eyeing your child’s wardrobe looking for hooded jackets to turn into dinosaur suits. Before you head out on the street, check out these safety tips from the Madison Police Department.

2) Pick a Pumpkin

Visit Treinen Farm to pick out a prize pumpkin for your porch. While you're there, run through the elaborately planted corn maze or go for a wagon ride.

3) Rent or Buy a Costume

It’s just not Halloween unless you dress up! Fortunately, there are all kinds of places to rent or buy a costume in Madison. For the budget minded, try Saint Vincent De Paul. For the shopper looking for a nice costume to-go, try Make It Up Costumes (formerly Mallatt’s Costumes) on Stewart Street. Or, if you’re looking for something extra special, check out the Madison Theatre Guild’s costume shop.

4) Pick Some Apples

Drive to Eplegaarden in Fitchburg on a fall afternoon. You can walk through this Norwegian themed orchard and pluck crispy apples fresh off the tree. If you have a taste for something else, you can also pick your own grapes, squash, and other produce within season. Check out their website to see what’s ripe.

5) Madison Family Halloween

For an evening of family-friendly Halloween fun, come to this event. Madison businesses and organizations from the climbing gym to the Overture Center open their doors with festive Halloween crafts, ghost stories, hay rides, performances, and more. Plus, your kids can trick or treat at more than 75 spots downtown.

Have a happy and safe Halloween! Remember to brush your teeth after eating candy, and schedule your next dental appointment.