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Milwaukee Halloween Activities: Corn Mazes, Ghost Walks & Haunted Hayrides for 2019

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This list of Milwaukee area Halloween activities has been updated for 2019.

We love fall in Wisconsin! Every year my kids get excited about apple picking and going to the pumpkin farm.

Thankfully there are a variety of family friendly Halloween activities throughout the Milwaukee area.

For even more family fun, don’t forget to check out our list of Milwaukee area indoor playgrounds, these things to do in Janesville with your kids, planning a day trip to Kenosha, and Wisconsin museums to visit with your family.

Looking for fun and spooky Halloween activities near Milwaukee, Wisconsin? Check out this list of haunted cornfields, family friendly corn mazes, ghost walks, and haunted hayrides.

Milwaukee Area Halloween Activities

Some activities, such as haunted corn mazes, are geared towards older children, but there are plenty of less scary activities for the entire family to enjoy.

For the most creepy events, you could plan a frightful date night!

This list has been updated for 2019 to the best of our ability. We do not take responsibility for price changes or event cancellations. Most of these activities occur weather permitting.

If you find a fall activity you are interested in, please double check details or call to confirm before attending.

Fear District – Milwaukee

Head down to the Fiserv Forum Plaza for a day (or night) of Halloween fun!

Haunted houses, scary movies in The Beer Garden, interactive games and more will arrive this fall when Deer District transforms into Fear District from Thursday, Sept. 26 to Sunday, Nov. 3.

Explore the frights of the farm at Scare Acres, be forced to walk the plank with Buccaneers of Fear at Dead Man’s Wharf and escape the bite of the vampire as you wander through the tombs of Vampire Village.

Orange and white text with dates for Fear District event with a dark background with a silhouette of tree branches

Fear District will be family-friendly before 6 pm on weekends, featuring the haunted houses, face-painting, Halloween-themed games and themed food and beverage options.

Once night falls, things will become much spookier and spine-tingling scares, themed bars and ghoulish entertainment will arise…

  • Cost: Entry into Fear District is free. Tickets for the haunted houses are $20/adult and $15/children under 12. Tickets available for purchase at https://feardistrictmke.com/
  • Dates: Thurs-Sun starting September 26 through November 3
  • Times:
    • Thurs 6PM-10PM
    • Fri 6PM-11PM
    • Sat 11AM-11PM
    • Sun 2PM-8PM

Haunted Hayrides

Dan Patch Stables at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa – Lake Geneva

The first haunted hayrides of the evening (before 7PM) are a little less scary and more family friendly. Plan to arrive by 6PM to guarantee a spot for a kid-friendly hayride.

The actors are still in costume, but do not jump out during the kid friendly time. Rides are about 20-25 minutes long

  • Cost: $15/person; $8 for kids 4-10 years old; Under 3 are free *cash only
  • Dates: Fridays & Saturdays October 4 – November 2; plus Sun Oct 13 and Thurs Oct 31
  • Hours: Fridays & Saturdays 6PM-Midnight
  • Website: Dan Patch Stables

Haunted Houses

The Haunt – Cedarburg

The Haunt is a scary fun haunted house ran by volunteers as a fundraiser for Ozaukee County 4-H. It is indoors at Ozaukee County Fairgrounds. Recommended for ages 11+

  • Cost: $15/person
  • Dates: October 11-26
  • Hours: Fridays & Saturdays 6PM-10PM
  • Get details and tickets online here.

Warriors Haunted Asylum – Dotyville

This haunted house has three floors of frights and thrills. Once you escape out of the basement there’s an outdoor maze where the scares continue. They do offer a daytime walkthrough without actors for families.

  • Cost: $10/person for evenings; $5/person for daytime kid-friendly walkthrough
  • Dates: Sept 28; Oct 4-5; Oct 11-12; Oct 18-19; Oct 24-26, Oct 31, Nov 1-2
  • Hours: 7PM-10PM for the full terrifying experience (kid-friendly walkthroughs are 10AM-1PM)
  • Get details on their Facebook page and tickets online.

Corn Mazes and Haunted Corn Mazes 

Creekside Valley Farm – Mequon

Try navigating their 5 acre corn maze and use your trivia knowledge to help you get out quicker. Find plenty of family friendly fun while visiting such as pumpkin bowling and seeing the farm animals.

  • Cost: $5/person for corn maze and $2/person for hay rides; ages 3 and under are free
  • Dates: Opening weekend September 21
  • Hours: Sunday-Thursday 10AM-Dusk and Friday-Saturday 9AM-Dusk
  • Website: Creekside Valley Farm

Cedarburg Creek Farm – Cedarburg

Plenty of family friendly activities, including a one-of-a-kind corn maze. Also check out the free hayrides and petting zoo.

  • Cost: Free admission; purchase pumpkins and concessions
  • Dates: September 21 – October 31
  • Hours: Daily 10AM-6PM
  • Website: Cedarburg Creek Farm

Basse’s Taste of Country Farm – Colgate

Head out to Basse’s for Pumpkin Fest for their fun corn mazes, plus LOTS of other fall activities for families. Seriously, there is a ton to do while there.

This year the large maze theme is trivia and the small maze theme is a farm murder mystery.game.

  • Cost of Admission:
    • $10.99 (weekdays)
    • $13.99 (weekends) *Ages 0-23 months are free
    • Unlimited season pass $45.99
    • U-Pick Pumpkins, Apple Blasters, and Pony Rides have additional costs
  • Dates: September 21 through October 31
  • Hours: Sat & Sun 10AM-5:30PM; weekdays 1:30PM-5:30PM
  • Visit their website for further details on dates and activities.

Please note they have gone cashless for 2019. You can order tickets online or pay onsite using credit, debit, or mobile pay only.

Homestead Animal Farm – Hartland

Bring the family to visit the animals, go on a hayride, and navigate the corn maze. The 2019 corn maze is a farm trivia puzzle maze. It includes three challenges within it, one being a QR code game.

  • Cost per person, under 2 years old is free *cash or check only :
    • Corn Maze Only $6
    • Animals only $2
    • Hayride only $2
    • Play area only $2
    • Activity package – Purchase an $11 package which includes the corn maze, animals, hayride, and play area
  • Dates: October 5-6; 12-13; 19-20
  • Hours: Saturdays & Sundays 10AM-6PM weather permitting
  • Website: Homestead Animal Farm

Jim’s Pumpkin Farm – Germantown

Check out the 4.5 acre corn maze!

  • Cost: FREE – No general admission fee *Only cash accepted for purchases
  • Dates: September 28 through October 31
  • Hours: Daily 9am-6pm (hayrides to pumpkin patch on Saturdays & Sundays)
  • Website: Jim’s Pumpkin Farm

Meadowbrook Pumpkin Farm and Market – West Bend

The Meadowbrook Pumpkin Farm offers a few choices for spooky fun. Their nighttime haunted cornfield includes live actors, animatronics, frightful scenes, fog, and aims to scare the daylights out of you.

They also offer a few nights of the haunted cornfield without actors and also have the daytime creepy cornfield for family fun.

Daytime Creepy Cornfield (Family Friendly with No Actors)

The Daytime Creepy Cornfield takes about 40 minutes to go through all of the Halloween exhibits. It is not considered to be very gory, gross, or startling.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Cost: $14.95 for kids 8+; $11.50 for kids 7 and under
  • Dates: Daily
  • Hours:
    • Mon, Tues, Wed 10AM-8PM
    • Thurs 10AM-10PM
    • Friday-Saturday 10AM-Midnight
    • Sun 10AM-10PM

Nighttime Creepy Cornfield with No Actors (Family Friendly)

This is the same as the nighttime haunted cornfield except there are no actors. There are lights, sounds, air action props, and mini haunted houses. It takes about 45 minutes to go through it.

  • Cost: $16.95 for all ages
  • Dates: Throughout October
  • Hours:
    • Thursday & Sunday 6PM-10PM
    • Tues and Wed 6PM-8PM

Nighttime Haunted Cornfield (with live actors)

This is designed to be scary fun with live actors, multiple scenes, props, fog, and more to startle and frighten you as you walk through tall, dense cornstalks.

*Not recommended for children under 12 years of age.

  • Cost: Regular Pass $25 or VIP Quick Pass $35
  • Dates: Every Friday & Saturday in October
  • Hours: 6PM until midnight (ticket sales are 1PM to 11:30PM)

Schuett Farms – Mukwonago

This 10 acre corn maze is not haunted and has over 3 miles of path. It can take about 90 minutes to get through it and there are interactive checkpoints and clues along the way.

Day Time Corn Maze

  • Cost: $6/person; under 2 years old is free
  • Dates: Daily, starting September 28 throughout October
  • Hours: 10AM-6PM Daily

Night Time Corn Maze

  • Cost: $8/person
  • Dates: October 11-12; 18-19; 25-26
  • Hours: 6PM-10PM (last entry at 9PM)
  • Must bring your own flashlight!

Check the Schuett Farms website for updates.

Ghost Walks & Ghost Tours in Southeast Wisconsin

Gothic History Tours by Cedarburg Cultural Center

The theme for 2019 is Death: A Grave Undertaking

This tour is not recommended for children under 12 years of age. It is a 90 minute walking tour in Cedarburg’s National Historic District and Zur Ruhe Cemetery.

  • Cost: $18/person when purchased in advance; $25 day of tour. May tours sell out, so purchase tickets in advance.
  • Dates: Friday October 18, Sat October 19, and Fri October 25, 2018
  • Hours: 6:30PM-8:15PM (10 groups of 20 leave every 15 mins)
  • Visit Cedarburg Cultural Center website for additional information and online ticket sales.

Milwaukee Ghost Walk down in the ‘Bloody’ Third Ward

This ghost walk includes local folklore, legends, historical accounts, and reported paranormal activity in the Historic Third Ward in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

This area was once a rough and mysterious 19th Century ghetto known as the Bloody Third.

The walk is about 1.5 miles long and takes about 1.5 to 2 hours.

Waukesha Ghost Walks

Haunted history, urban legends, and real-life ghost stories in a walking tour of downtown Waukesha.

Have you attended any of these Milwaukee area Halloween activities? Do you know of one we should add to the list? Let us know in the comments!

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