This October are you wondering what fall family fun you can have in the Green Bay Area?
Many of the typical events are cancelled or “virtual”, but never fear, there are still some great in-person, family-friendly events you can enjoy this fall!! Most are outside and those that aren’t are taking special precautions to keep things safe for your family. Also, many of the events this year require pre-registration so they can control the number of people for proper social distancing. Events that require pre-registration are noted with an asterisk.
Important Note: All of these events are scheduled to occur as of the publication of this blog on 10/1/20. It is possible that some events may be cancelled for various circumstances due to covid; therefore, it is recommended that you check the website of the location/event in advance before attending.
UPDATE AS OF 10/14/20: Several of the below events have now been cancelled due to the increase in Covid cases in Brown County.
UPDATE AS OF 10/21/20: A new event has been ADDED.
Here’s a list of 8 events that are still happening this fall in the Green Bay area, so make sure you check out one or all to enjoy with your family, maintain some sort of normalcy, and support these local businesses:
1) Campfire Fridays at Titletown Park: 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23 & 10/30 from 6-8.
Gather ‘round the campfire on Fridays at Titletown. Multiple campfires will be placed on the Plaza. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. We’ll have family-friendly entertainment to jump-start the weekend + s’mores kits available for purchase inside 46 Below. Please note that outside carry-ins are not permitted for this event.
COST: Free + cost of s’mores if desired
2) Pumpkin Blowout at Festival Foods: 10/3 from 8-5.
Get great deals on pumpkins at all Festival Foods locations. You can also stock up on donuts, cider, corn stalks and gourds. (No organized kids activities this year.)
COST: Cost of pumpkins, etc.
3) Zoo Boo at the NEW Zoo*: 10/9, 10/10, 10/16, 10/17, 10/23, 10/24, 10/30 & 10/31 from 3-8.
Buy tickets in advance from the zoo website for 1 of 2 time slots: 3-5 or 5:30-8. This year all guests over age 1 will receive a bag of candy upon arrival. As always, the Zoo will be filled with festive family-friendly Halloween decor. This year there will NOT be a bounce house, trick-or-treat stations or a haunted hayride. New this year, there will be a scavenger hunt for the first 500 families during each time slot.
COST: $12 for ages 3 & up
4) The Great Pumpkin Train at the National Railroad Museum: 10/10 & 10/17 from 9-5. CANCELLED
Enjoy a fun-filled day of music, games, activities and pumpkin selecting! Rain or shine, each admission includes live entertainment, crafts and games for kids of all ages & a train ride to the pumpkin patch to pick a pumpkin (included with admission).
COST: $15 for ages 2 & up
5) Jack-O-Lantern Trek at Barkhausen: 10/15, 10/16, 10/17 & 10/23 from 5:30-8:30.
Enjoy an evening autumn walk through the preserve on a 3/4 mile trail lit with over 100 jack-o-lanterns! Wheelchair & stroller accessible. Pre-registration is required. No food or beverages will be provided. Restrooms will be available. Event is rain or shine, no refunds. You can arrive anytime between 5:30-8:30
COST: $5 for ages 3 & up
6) Friday Night Lights at the Wildlife Sanctuary: 10/23 from 5-7. CANCELLED
This is a fun family event! Your family can carve an already-gutted pumpkin, place it along the trail, enjoy a campfire with individually wrapped s’mores & then walk along the pumpkin-lit trail to view everyone’s pumpkin creations. Must call 920-391-3671 to pre-register.
COST: $5 per family
7) Drive-thru Trunk or Treat at Howe Community Center: 10/29 from 4-7. CANCELLED
It’s trunk-or-treat with a twist! This year, people will DRIVE THRU to look at the decorated cars and then pick up a goodie bag at the end.
8) Pumpkin Palooza at Titletown District Park: 10/28 & 10/29 from 4:30-7:30, 10/30 from 4-8 & 10/31 from 10-2.
Participants can help Titletown create a one-of-a-kind, 500-pumpkin display by carving pumpkins with members of their family or group at Titletown, with registration required for those who want to take part. Registration is available for six or fewer in each group, and tables will be spread out on the Plaza to facilitate proper social distancing. Groups can request up to four pumpkins per group, and single-use pumpkin carving tools will be provided to each group. Professional pumpkin carvers will kick off the festivities with their own pumpkins on Monday and Tuesday, and the pumpkin carving fun will open to those who have registered starting Wednesday, Oct. 28. Additionally, each day of the event, fall and Halloween décor will be set up throughout Titletown for ample photo opportunities, with tree lights and displays, as well as a contactless trick-or-treat wall while supplies last. Participating groups may register for one of several time slots available throughout each day. To register, please visit titletown.com/events/calendar/pumpkin-palooza.
9) Pumpkin Patches & Apple Orchards
Of course, there are still pumpkin patches and apple orchards to enjoy! All of them are still open this fall!! Some have just changed or removed some of their usual attractions like corn mazes or hayrides, but there is still plenty of fun to be had. Visit the guide page on let’s go mommy for the full list of locations, or check out the blog with all of the details including hours, prices and etc.