It’s the spookiest time of year and Baraboo is the perfect place to celebrate. We could all use a day of candy, costumes and tom-foolery! Here is a Baraboo guide for fun spook-filled halloween activities you can do inside and out this week with the Family! Trick Or Treating in Baraboo will be from 3pm-7pm on Oct, 31st.

Halloween Cookies

Frost cookies with the kids! Nothing tastes as sweet as a cookie frosting party. Let your kids sprinkle a little (or A LOT) on their very own cookie. Jack-O-Lanterns, bats, or witch hats ohh my! Easy Cookie Recipe:

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Tinted frostings, colored sugars, edible glitter and nonpareils
  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Chill until firm, 1 hour.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in thickness. Cut out with Christmas cookie cutters of your choice. Using a floured spatula, transfer cookies to greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° until lightly browned, 8-10 minutes. Cool completely on wire racks.
  3. Decorate cookies with frosting and colored sugars.

Carve Pumpkins

Nothing puts you in the Halloween Spirit like lighting up those pumpkins on the front porch. Let the kids get messy scooping out the pumpkin guts and let them draw a design for you to carve.

Take a day trip to Country Bumpkin in Wisconsin Dells and go pumpkin hunting, get lost in the corn maze and don’t forget the petting zoo!

halloween pumpkin carving baraboo
outlet mall in the wisconsindells

Tanger Outlet Mall in the Dells

Costumed kids are invited to our social-distanced
trick or treating celebration on October 31st.
4pm-6pm – Each entrance will have two candy shoots
to deliver candy to your candy bags!
No direct contact. But close enough to enjoy
dressing up and saying “Trick or Treat!”

Drive through Trick or Treating

Join the Baraboo Children’s Museum and 99.7 Max FM as we co-host a drive thru trick or treat event. Saturday, Oct 31st from 2pm-5pm One bag per child. Available while supplies last!
Baraboo Children museum
ringling bed and breakfast haunted house

Midnight Carnival – Haunted House

Ladies & Gentlemen, children with no fear, step into the realm of circus purgatory in our hair-raising 4rth ring!

The Ringling House Bed & Breakfast will present an all new “Midnight Carnival” Haunted House this year! Be transported to the most frightening carnival in the Baraboo bluffs. This house of horrors will get your adrenaline going, trigger your wildest fears, recall your worst nightmares, and produce blood curdling screams. Do you dare to —step into the haunted 4rth ring, brimming with tragedy of past circus greats?

Full Horror Event Dates: October 9-10, 15-17, 21- 24, 28-31.

Full Horror Event times: 7pm-10pm

Ski Hi Candy Hunt

Join us for a fun and safe Halloween Candy Scavenger Hunt. Wear your costume and bring a completed coloring page as your admission (download and print from link below).

Event is completely outside; practice safe distancing. Adults required to remain with children. Masks required in the Market.

Ski hi apple orchard
Made In Baraboo Market

Made In Baraboo Market

The Baraboo community plays host every week to numerous events and cultural community experiences.  Whether you are looking for shopping, outdoors, festivals, food & drink or music there is plenty of entertainment to be found making this truly, one of the many...