Halloween will feel a little different this year, with fewer events and parties, but there are still great opportunities all around Fitchburg to get in the Halloween spirit! Get your pumpkins, get your costume, and get ready for some Halloween fun!
Pumpkins Aren't Just For Carving...
We look forward to it every year: pumpkin-flavored everything takes over! A great way to kick off the Halloween season is to try some of our local cafes' fall-beverage creations. Try your favorite hot and cold coffee beverages with pumpkin at Caribou Coffee. You can even get a pumpkin-spiced chai latte, hot or iced! Oasis Cafe has added some seasonal drinks to their menu. Try their apple cider or salted caramel latte to warm up on a cool fall day.
Get Your Gourd
The timeless tradition of pumpkin carving starts with the search for the perfect pumpkin, and you'll find some of the best in Fitchburg. Eplegaarden, a local community farm, has acres filled with hundreds of pumpkins to choose from. The Fitchburg Center Farmers Market is also a great place to go pumpkin picking. The Market is open Thursdays from 3pm-6pm at the Agora Fitchburg. You can also join in the fun at Delta Beer Lab on October 24th and 25th for their Pumpkin Carving Special. Make your reservations online and get a Delta beer or soda, pumpkin and carving tools! Carve up your pumpkin creation at the outdoor carving stations that will be set up for the event.
Activities For All Ages
Halloween enthusiasts young and old will find some unique ways to celebrate this year! The Fitchburg Library will host a "Halloween Take & Make" on October 24th, starting at 11:00am. You can pick up a Halloween themed "take and make" activity bag for ages 2-5 or 6-12. If you're looking to show off your costume, The Rolling Pin Bake Shop is throwing a Hocus Pocus Halloween Party. Anyone wearing a costume who visits Rolling Pin on October 31st from 7:30am-3:00pm will get a free cupcake! You can also get in some early trick-or-treating at Hy-Vee Fitchburg's drive through trick-or-treating on October 17th and 24th from 10:00am-2:00pm.
*For those choosing to participate in trick-or treat activities, suggested hours of participation are 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., on Saturday, October 31. Households wishing to distribute treats should clearly indicate their participation by turning on a porch or front yard light. Public Health Madison & Dane County has provided a tip sheet to help keep trick-or-treating participants safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.