Spirits might rise from the
grave on All Hallow's Eve, but
treats greet the persistent (and
tricks, the unwary) who join the
masquerade. Venture out to dine
with ghosts, hike corpse-strewn
trails and shop for seasonal
The Chetek Alert reminds drivers
and trick-or-treaters to
exercise caution between 4:30-7
p.m. Oct. 31, trick-or-treating
hours in the City of Chetek.
Get your ghost on at these
* Betty's Café, Cameron-A
deceased former employee is
rumored to inhabit the back of
the house and linger near the
* CTH M, Chetek-Legend has it
that a phantom woman almost
leans into the cars of
late-night passers-by between
Chetek and Lake Holcombe.
* Dinner with a ghost, Chippewa
Falls-Dine with the Chippewa
Valley Paranormal Investigators
at the haunted James Sheeley
House in downtown Chippewa Falls
at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 or 31. Cost is
$40. Visit www.chippewavpi.com/Halloween.html
Unexplained Conference, Eau
Claire-Chetek ghosts, Bloomer
UFOs and Chippewa Valley
werewolves are on the agenda at
7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Plaza
Hotel in Eau Claire. Cost is $9,
$5 for children. Not recommended
for youths under 10. Call
834-3181 for information.
Crypts and cadavers
Trek through these terror-filled
forests and haunted hallows:
* Haunted Warehouse, Rice
Lake-Sponsored by the Barron
County Cruisers, the spooks fly
Oct. 24-25, 30-31 and Nov. 1
from 6-11 p.m. at 313 Knapp St.
in Rice Lake. Call 651-7099 to
* Triple HHH Equestrian Center,
Hillsdale-A riding trail is
trimmed with ghouls, goblins and
assorted beasts for the annual
Haunted Trails event from 7-10
p.m. Oct. 24-25 and Oct. 31
through Nov. 1. Cost is $6.
Admission to a children's
haunted house is $3. Call
458-4107 for information.
* The Nightmare, Marshfield-A
bus leaves from The Garage in
Chetek at 3 p.m. Saturday to
visit The Nightmare, a graphic
maze for teens illustrating the
negative consequences of drug
use, drunk driving, gang
violence and suicide. Ages 13
and over only. Cost is $13.
Need a pumpkin? Buy one-or get
one free-at these places:
* Mommsen's Produce Patch, Rice
Lake-Squash, gourds and pumpkins
galore dot the landscape of this
activity-filled farm off CTH SS
between Cameron and Rice Lake.
Pumpkins are catapulted every
hour Oct. 25-26.
* Wisconsin Great Northern
Railroad, Spooner-The Great
Pumpkin Train runs the last two
weekends of October and includes
a train ride, kiddie carnival
and free pumpkin. Cost is $20
for adults and $15 for children.
* The Court Yard, Chetek-Snag
pumpkins and squash from area
growers outdoors and seasonal
Vie for prizes at these
* Halloween party, Chetek-The
annual Lions Club/Chetek Chamber
of Commerce party for elementary
students begins at 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 31 at the Chetek High
School gymnasium. Competition is
at 7 p.m.
* Gilligans, Chetek-Costume-clad
adults try for gift certificates
and other prizes. Competition
begins at 10:30 p.m. Oct. 31. A
scavenger hunt is 11 a.m. Nov.
* Chetek Bowling & Billiards,
Chetek-A Halloween party with
costume contest commences at
9:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Includes a
performance by The Twerps. Cost
* Dog Expo, Eau Claire-Perk up
your pooch for dog costume and
best-dressed dog contests at the
Eau Claire Indoor Sports Arena
from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 26.
Cost is $3 per person.
Witches, murder and magic debut
at these performances:
* Magic show, Rice Lake- Cliff
the Magic Man performs from 2-3
p.m. Oct. 25 at the Rice Lake
Moose Lodge. Cost is $6.
* Clue-The Musical, Rice
Lake-Northern Star Theatre
Company brings murder to life at
104 S. Main St. Thursday through
Sunday. Showtimes are 7 p.m. or
2 p.m. Sundays. Cost is $16.
* The Crucible, Shell Lake-
Theatre in the Woods performs
Arthur Miller's drama on the
Salem witchcraft trials Oct.
24-26 and Oct. 31 through Nov.
2. Showtimes are 7 p.m. or 2
p.m. Sundays. Cost is $10 or $8
matinees for students/seniors.
Shows are at the Erika Quam
Dredge up deals at these hot
* Pumpkin Fest, Sand Creek-The
Old School Building becomes a
seasonal gift shop from 4-8 p.m.
Thursday, 2-7 p.m. Friday and 9
a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
* Mommsen's Produce Patch, Rice
Lake-The Stone Barn features
seasonal gifts, decorations and
locally grown foods.
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