By: Emily Meyer
I do not know about you, but I am ready for Halloween this weekend. From pumpkin patches and corn mazes to scary movies and haunted houses, there are countless ways for you to celebrate the season. Here are some festive activities happening around Stevens Point that you can attend.
First off, right here on campus Nelson Hall is doing a ghost tour on Friday, Oct. 29 from 7–10 p.m. This chilling tour takes you through the scary history of haunted Nelson Hall. Entrance is $3 with your student ID and $5 without your student ID.
Another scary activity you can do is Feltz’s Haunted Corn Maze happening at Feltz’s Dairy Store on Oct. 28- 30 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10 per person.
Another chilling adventure you can go on is heading over to Rivers Edge Campground to spend some time walking through the terrifying Haunted Campground. The Haunted Campground is open Oct. 29–31 from 7–11 p.m. with tickets costing $15 if bought in advance and $20 if bought at the door. All of these activities are a great way to get your scare on.
I know some people don’t like to be scared straight but still want to celebrate Halloween. Here are lowkey events for Halloween enthusiasts.
If you want to show off your Halloween costume around campus, Thursday, Oct. 28 is the day. The Office of Sustainability here at UWSP is hosting a Spooky Bike to Work/School Day where they are inviting everyone on campus to dress in their Halloween costumes and bike around campus. If you would like to be in a photo capturing this awesome event visit the bike racks at the Sundial, Duc, or Chem/Bio Building between 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Another great Halloween activity you can participate in is the Trick-or-Treat Photo Hunt hosted by CASE on Saturday, Oct. 30. Between 2-6 p.m. Gather your friends, put on your costumes, and go take pictures around Stevens Point. The Photo Hunt starts at the University Information and Ticket Desk in the DUC and there will candy and prizes for those participating.
If you want to get off campus, Section 715 Throwing Co. is hosting Glo-oween Throw from 6- 12 p.m. Gather your friends, dress in neon or your Halloween costumes, and go play cool games, earn prizes, and of course throw some axes. If you want to guarantee your spot you can make your reservation now or try to walk in the day of. Make sure to wear closed-toed shoes if you plan on throwing!
If nothing else, you must celebrate Halloween on Halloween. A great way to do this would be to go attend the National Dance Education Organization’s 6th Annual Halloween Bash from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31 at the Noel Fine Arts Center in dance studio 136. Wear your costumes ad bring your friends for an evening of Halloween fun. Go play games, participate in the costume contest and enter a Halloween Raffle.