October 26, 2006

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Pumpkins, Poe and Partys in Wisconsin

There's a Pumpkin Party in Hudson this weekend, and Superior is celebrating Edgar Allen Poe's work with a live presentation of his work. The downtown businesses at Prairie du Sac will be handing out goodies, and in Mauston the Pumpkin Bash will be in high spirits. Be seeing you Around Wisconsin.

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Picking Out A Pumpkin(picking out a pumpkin)

Pumpkin Party | An Evening With Poe | Candlelight Hike | Pumpkin Bash

Kornstalk Karnival | PumpkinFest | Pumpkin Train | Water Street Trick or Treat

Hilltop Fall Pumpkin Party in Hudson

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October 27-28, 2006 Hudson
The Hilltop Fall Pumpkin Party is Back! This annual fall family event will be held from 10AM until 3PM. There will be entertainment, food vendors, and demonstrations. Additional activities include a free pumpkin for each child, farmers market, face painting, hay rides, trolley rides, pet costume contest, a visit by the fire department and paramedics, community business information and more! The main activity areas are located at the Plaza 94 Shopping Center & Prairie View Shopping Center. A trolley will take participants to other locations with additional activities throughout the day. Cost: Free!

For more information call (715) 386-8411 or (800) 657-6775

An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe in Superior

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October 27, 2006 Superior
An evening of dramatic presentations of Edgar Allen Poe’s better known works, highlighting the mysteries of Poe’s life and death, presented by an array of talented performers from the community. Meet the cast after the performance at the signature coffee and dessert bar. Spend a suspenseful night with Poe through a sometimes chilling, sometimes humorous look at the author’s life. Fairlawn Mansion and Museum, 906 East 2nd Street at 7PM. Reservations are required.

For more information call (715) 394-5712

Halloween Candlelight Hike at Devil's Lake State Park

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October 28-29, 2006 Baraboo
Walk an easy 1.5 mile candlelit trail along a paved path on the last weekend of October. The walk will begin at the Rock Elm Shelter at the North Shore parking lot. Enjoy the hike at your own pace. After the walk, there will be a warming bonfire, and lots of refreshments available for purchase. A Wisconsin State Park vehicle sticker is required to enter the park. Sponsored by the Friends of Devil's Lake State Park. Devil's Lake State Park, North Shore parking lot. Hike starts at 6:00PM and ends at 9:00PM.

For more information call (608) 356-8301

Mauston Pumpkin Bash Festival in Mauston

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October 28-29 Mauston
Free Admission! Hours: Saturday, October 28 Open at 9am. Sunday, October 29: Open at 10am. There will be vendors, haunted hayrides, horseback riding, wagon rides, pumpkin painting, cookie decorating, a corn maze, a hay maze, live country western musical entertainment, inflatable rides, pony rides, pumpkin bashing contest (catapult), a pumpkin pie bake-off, a pumpkin carving contest, a scarecrow stuffing contest, and food. Held at Red Ridge Ranch, W4881 Hwy 82, 2 miles east of Mauston.

For more information call (608) 847-2273

35th Annual Kornstalk Karnival at Manitowish Waters

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October 27, 2006 Manitowish Waters
Join us for the 35th Annual Kornstalk Karnival on Friday, October 27! Don your costumes and bring the whole family to enjoy food, refreshments and a children's costume parade. Kids and adults alike will have a ball at this annual Halloween carnival, featuring a gymnasium full of carnival games, raffles, a pumpkin carving contest, concessions, and prizes. Time: 5PM-8PM at North Lakeland Elementary School, sponsored by the Parent-Teacher Club.

For more information call (888) 626-9877

PumpkinFest in Portage

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October 28, 2006 Portage
Bring your carved or decorated pumpkins to receive free admission into PumpkinFest. Help Portage set a World Record for the most carved or decorated pumpkins in a row as they line the Wisconsin River Levee with the pumpkins at dusk on Saturday! Activities include a Quilt Show & Sale, pancake breakfast, United Way Run/Walk, downtown trick or treating, downtown Scarecrow Contest, a costume contest, pumpkin carving & decorating, Chili Cook-Off, pumpkin pie baking contest, pumpkin pie eating contest and much more.

For more information call (608) 742-6242

Pumpkin Train in Wisconsin Dells

Pumpkin Train in Wisconsin Dells Wisconsin

October 28-29, 2006 Wisconsin Dells
Fall is a special time of the year, full of color and memories. The Riverside & Great Northern Railway will be running trains to view mother nature’s colorful tapestry as the route winds along the 2 mile round trip through the beautiful glacier park dells. Gifts of pumpkins will be given to our young guests. No goblins or ghosts – just good ol’ plain harvest home activities. The R&GN is an operating 15" gauge railroad, located in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, and is a non-profit preservation society dedicated to the preservation and restoration of steam powered trains.

For more information call (608) 254-6367

Trick Or Treat On Water Street in Prairie du Sac

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October 31, 2006 Prairie du Sac
Bring your children to the twin villages along the Wisconsin River for safe trick or treating. Businesses along Water Street will stay open late to treat youngsters. The Pumpkin Junction in Sauk City's Historic Park will feature multiple business trick or treat "porches," while Prairie du Sac is highlighted with a Haunted House in the basement of Hometown Suites. The first 500 children entering the Pumpkin Junction in costume will receive a trick-or-treat bag, pencil and Halloween trinkets from the Chamber, in addition to all the goodies!

For more information call (800) 683-2453

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