Trick-or-Treating 2022

Compiled by Northwoods News Staff


We’ve checked every cobweb, frighteningly freaky corner and coffin to bring you this list of free, public Halloween parties and trick-or-treating events for children.

Residential trick-or-treating in most locations is on Monday, October 31st starting at 4:00 pm, although some locations start as early as Friday, October 28th.  WJFW-TV in Rhinelander has a list of many area trick-or-treating times by municipality. WOAW-TV in Wausau also has a list of municipal trick-or-treating times by date, including a number of locations in the Northwoods.

The Northwoods has its share of odd, haunted and creepy happenings. View our 2022 Haunted Houses and Frightfully Fun Happenings.

If we’ve missed an event or location, please email us.



Kids Day at Perdition Pines
Saturday, October 22nd
N1385 County Road D
Antigo, WI 54409
11:30 am to 3:00 pm

Ages 14 and under are free. (No ticket required)
Ages 15 and older require a donation of two or more canned food/non-perishable items for the Antigo Community Food Pantry, or a $5.00 discounted ticket.

Antigo City-Wide Trick-or-Treating
Saturday, October 29th
4:00 to 6:30 pm

Turn on your porch light to let the kids know you wish for them to visit your house for treats.


Boulder Junction In-Town Trick or Treat
Saturday, October 29th
2:00 to 4:00 pm at participating businesses.

Boulder Junction House-To-House Trick or Treat
Monday, October 31st
4:00 to 7:00 pm at participating residences.


Conover Lions Club Children’s Halloween Party
Monday, October 31st
Conover Community Center
4665 County Highway K East
Conover, WI 54519
6:00 to 8:00 pm

Children’s games and prizes. Costume judging.


Crandon Trick or Treat
Monday, October 31st
4:00 to 6:00 pm at participating residences.


Saturday, October 29th
200 South Main Street
Eagle River, WI 54521
11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Business Treasure Hunt, Costume Contest, Dance Performance by Chain O’ Dance Studio, Eagle River Lions Club Goodies, and Free Movie, popcorn and soda at Vilas Cinema for children 15 years and under.

Trick or Trail
Monday, October 31st
Northland Pines School Forest
4000 Eagle Pines Road
Eagle River, WI 54521
4:00 to 6:00 pm

Join us on the Trail for free Halloween fun and treats!


Trunk or Treat
Sunday, October 30th
Florence Elementary School
5844 Bill Anderson Drive
Florence, WI 54121
2:00 to 4:00 pm

A fun family event  open to the whole community with 13 trunks of candy and prizes, games, temporary tattoo booth, haunted hallway, free popcorn and hot chocolate.


Trunk-or-Treat at Sloan Community Center
Sunday, October 30th
7246 Main Street
Lake Tomahawk, WI 54539
1:00 to 3:00 pm

The Town of Lake Tomahawk trick-or-treating hours are also 1:00 to 3:00 pm.


Campfire Boo Bash at the Library
Monday, October 31st
Land O’ Lakes Library
4242 County Road B
Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540
4:30 to 6:00 pm

Come get spooky at the library! Stop by the library at any time during Boo Bash hours for games, art, tricks, and treats. Don’t miss the eerie hallway walk.


Saturday, October 29th
Frank B. Koller Memorial Park, County Highway W
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545
12:00 to 2:00 pm

There will be trunk-or-treating in Koller Park and trick-or-treating around the downtown area at participating local businesses.


Monday, October 31st
various locations
Mercer, WI 54547
2:30 to 6:00 pm

Children and parents can gather at the school at 2:30 pm to change into costumes. The Mercer School Halloween Parade starts at the school at 2:50 pm and goes through downtown, with trick-or-treating at participating businesses afterwards until 5:00 pm.  Residential trick-or-treating is from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm, and the Mercer Public Library is having indoor trick-or-treating from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.


Free Horror Films
Saturday, October 22nd
Northwoods Veterans Post
601 North Johnson Street
Merrill, WI 54452

Don’t miss these non-gory cult classics by Bill Rebane! Enjoy the free reception beforehand at the Merrill History Museum, located at 100 East Third Street, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Meet the director and his actors, and see props and advertising from around the world for these locally shot and produced films.


Wizards, Wands, & More (Harry Potter Party!)
Saturday, October 29th
Minocqua Public Library
415 Menominee Street
Minocqua, WI 54548
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Calling all muggles and wannabe wizards! Dress in your favorite Harry Potter garb and join us for a Harry Potter movie marathon and other themed activities in the program room. Butter Beer and other treats will be served! For ages 9 to teens.

Halloween Story Path
Monday, October 31st
Dorwin Park
503 Flambeau Street
Minocqua, WI 54548
4:00 to 6:00 pm

Our Halloween Story Path will be happening at Dorwin Park (next to the Minocqua Museum) this year. Stop by for a story, candy and a photo opportunity.

Minocqua Trick or Treat
Monday, October 31st
4:00 to 6:00 pm at participating businesses.
4:00 to 7:00 pm at participating residences.


Festival of Fright
Saturday, October 29th
various locations on 2nd Avenue
Downtown Park Falls
Park Falls, WI 54552

Enjoy a night of not-so-scary fun for the whole family!. Enjoy trunk-or-treat, a free hayride, fun games set up by the Traveling Phillips Children’s Museum, face painting, costume contest, photo ops and more! The Park Theatre has a free family movie, Casper, at 4:00 pm and a free movie for adults, Psycho, at 9:00 pm. Also enjoy city-wide Moonlight Madness specials and giveaways at participating businesses!


Halloween Event at Concrete Park
Saturday, October 29th
Wisconsin Concrete Park
N8236 Hwy 13
Phillips, WI 54555
1:00 to 4:00 pm

Trick-or-Treat Stations, Scavenger Walk, Bonfire, Drinks/Refreshments, and more! Wear your costume! All Ages Welcome!

Phillips Lions Halloween Party 
Monday, October 31st
Phillips Municipal Hall
174 South Eyder Avenue
Phillips, WI 54555
6:00 to 7:00 pm

Costume contest, cake walk, hot dogs, chips and drinks! Games and prizes provided by Phillips Moose Lodge 2661.


Halloween Spooktacular
Monday, October 31st
Pipke Park – Highway W
Presque Isle, WI 54557
5:00 to 8:00 pm

An all-outdoors event located at Pipke Park! Trunk-or-Treat around the pond and walk-through Haunted Trail. Food and drinks provided.


Not-So-Scary Halloween Trail
Saturday, October 22nd
YMCA of the Northwoods
2003 East Winnebago Street
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Noon to 3:00 pm

Trick-or-Treat at the Stoney Pines Trail. Please consider bringing non-perishable food donations for the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry!

Halloween Open House
Saturday, October 29th
Rhinelander Historical Society
9 South Pelham Street (behind McDonalds)
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Noon to 4:00 pm

Visitors can tour the museum and enjoy apple cider and Halloween treats for the children.

Downtown Trick or Treat
Saturday, October 29th
Downtown Rhinelander
2:00 to 4:00 pm

Brown and Davenport Streets will be blocked off during this time to keep the community safe. All participating businesses will have a paper pumpkin in their window.

City-wide Trick-or-Treating will take place on October 31st from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.

Halloween Hodag Park
Saturday, October 29th
Hodag Park
509 Hodag Park Drive
Rhinelander, WI 54501
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

A new activity this year featuring live music by Red Higgins, a bonfire, face painting, hot chocolate, and of course, candy for the kids.

Monday, October 31st
Rhinelander Church of Christ Parking Lot
1103 Thayer Street (next to Hodag Park)
Rhinelander, WI 54501
4:00 to 7:00 pm

Everyone is welcome to come get some candy during city-wide Trick-or-Treating!


Halloween at Rib Lake Library
Sunday, October 30th
Library Picnic Shelter
Rib Lake, WI 54470
3:00 to 6:00 pm

Make sure to stop by during village Trick-or-Treating hours for activities, treats and hot cider. More details coming soon.


Fright Night
Friday, October 28th
St. Germain Community Center
545 State Highway 155
St. Germain, WI 54558
5:00 to 8:00 pm

Fright Night is creeping up! Enjoy the bonfire for the entire evening, plus a spooky walk, games, food, candy and a costume contest at 6:00 pm.


Sunday, October 30th
Plum Lake Library
8789 Peterson Street
Sayner, WI 54560
3:00 to 6:00 pm

Enjoy tricks and treats at the Plum Lake Library parking lot.


Three Lakes Lions Club Halloween Party
Monday, October 31st
Three Lakes High School
6930 West School Street
Three Lakes, WI 54562
5:45 to 7:00 pm

There will be a costume contest at the Three Lakes School Commons at 6:00 pm. Prizes will be awarded for the scariest, prettiest, funniest and coolest costumes. To enter the pumpkin carving contest, have your carved or decorated pumpkin(s) at the Three Lakes School Commons by 5:45 pm.


Fall Fest and Trick-or-Treating
Saturday, October 29th
Downtown Tomahawk, 54487
Trick-or-Treating from 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Our downtown is decorated in a fall theme and will host activities for kids of all ages. Fantastic shopping specials with our many retail businesses and satisfying breakfast and lunch specials with our restaurants.

Ghouls & Gals 5K Night Walk/Run
Saturday, October 29th
Bradley Park
West Spirit Avenue
Tomahawk, WI 54487
7:30 to 9:30 pm

New this year for Halloween! A free youth one mile walk/run for ages 1-12. Prizes for best costumes! Headlamps and glow sticks are welcome and recommended. Register in advance online until Noon on October 29th.


Check out for more spooky happenings.