Experience fear and fright underneath the dark sky at Wisconsin Fear Fest near Beaver Dam, at the Dodge County Fairgrounds this October. Nine dates will feature the very best, scary activities. These dates include Fridays and Saturdays from October 8-31, in addition to October 31 on Halloween. Haunted houses will be open to ticket holders to enjoy from 7-11pm. Other activities will be open from 6-11pm.

This new event will feature both an indoor and outdoor haunted house. Admission is only $25 to experience both haunted house attractions. Organizers have researched dozens of the top haunted house and have taken only the best features and ideas from each to bring you these two spectacular attractions. Organizers promise to impress and terrify you. So much so, that the haunted houses are not recommended for children under thirteen years of age. Tickets for the haunted houses and other activities may be purchased online or at the gate. Admission is good for any date.

Some activities required paid admission and others are free for the whole family to enjoy. If haunted houses aren’t your thing, this event will also include a variety of ghoulish activities: an escape room, two lanes of axe throwing, haunted hayrides for the whole family, and a paintball shooting gallery featuring sarcastic clowns (all requiring paid admission). Free family-friendly yard games will be on site and a scary movie will be showing for everyone on the big screen.

If you’re hungry after all of that, don’t be scared. There will be a variety of concessions on site. Local food carts and vendors will be offering concessions. Grab a brat or burger or some gourmet mac-and-cheese. There will also be nachos, walking tacos and burrito bowls to choose from. Desserts will include ooey-gooey deep-fried Oreos and a variety of gourmet funnel cakes. Beer, soda, hot apple cider, hot cocoa and coffee will also be available for purchase.

This event promises only to bring you only the best and most frightening activities in the area. The inaugural Wisconsin Fear Fest will be worth your short drive from the Madison, Milwaukee and Fox Cities areas. And, admission and parking are free. Group and large parties should contact event organizers for group rate options for all of the attractions.

The event will be held rain or shine. If there is inclement weather on the day that you plan on visiting the Dodge County Fairgrounds, visit the Wisconsin Fear Fest Facebook page or the Fairgrounds’ Facebook page regarding the status of your visit.

Article by Jamie Adcock author of runningdivamom.com and sunprairiemom.com