Haunted Halloween

Saturday, October 21, 2023 | Noon – 4pm | Fun for Children & Adults!

This family-friendly Halloween event is geared towards participants of all ages! Stroll Historic Downer Avenue, where businesses from Park to Webster will be handing out trick-or-treats for both children and adults.

Downer merchants pull out their best pumpkin carving skills and compete to win your vote. Drop your ballot in our voting cauldron at the Downer BID tent in front of Nehring’s Sendik’s, and be entered to win great gifts from our Downer merchants!!

Boswell Books Company will also be hosting Anna Lardinois, author of The Ghostly Tales of Milwaukee, from 2:00-2:30pm as part of the Haunted Halloween! Breadsmith will be handing out mini-chocolate chip cookies as well!

2021 Pumpkin Carving Contest participants included:

Salon Nova 

Cafe Hollander

BelAir Cantina


Canela Cafe

Goodland Home & Goods

Eastcastle Place (in front of the old Pizza Man)

Boswell Books Company

Nail Bar Milwaukee

Robert Laurence Salon 2023 Champion!

Optix on Downer

Rohr Jewelers

Nehrings Sendik’s

Stone Creek Coffee

and more!


Collage of pumpkin carvings, chalk art, and store decorations for Haunted Halloween