Enchanted Forest 2018

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October 20, 2018, 10am – 3pm

Enchanted Forest is a non-scary, trick-or-treat hike through Myrick Park, where your child can dress up in their Halloween costume and meet friendly characters as they collect candy and other goodies along the way. New in 2018: Enchanted Forest will be a teal pumpkin event, 9 of 17 treat stations will be a non-food item treat! See the Frequently Asked Questions section below for more details.

Upon reaching the end of the hike, families will find a fall festival waiting for them, with activities, games, petting farm, and refreshments! Those who purchase tickets before Oct. 19th at 4 pm will enter through the “fast lane” and avoid long lines! See more information about purchasing tickets below.

Ride your bike to the event and get worry-free parking! Smith’s Bike Shop is hosting a bike corral to keep your bikes safe during the event. The corral will be located right next to the registration tents!

2018 is the 19th year of the Enchanted Forest and proceeds from the event benefit WisCorps.ticket pumpkin

Pets

We ask that you leave pets at home because of the amount of activity in the park that day and the presence of many small children. Service Animals are welcome. Thank you!
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SCHEDULE

Trick or Treat Trail

10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Registration and start will be in Myrick Park at the head of the marsh trail, near the lower parking lot. Become Enchanted while trick or treating with your favorite characters! The trail will lead you back to the Myrick Park Center, featuring kid-friendly performers, free popcorn and hot chocolate, and more!

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New in 2018! Enchanted Forest will be participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project. This project, led by the Food Allergy Research & Education foundation, allows children with food allergies or children unable to have candy for various reasons, to be included in trick-or-treating festivities. This year, nine of the seventeen trick-or-treat stations will be giving out non-food treats.  This will be signified by a teal pumpkin at the station and the Enchanted Forest map. Please note: there will still be candy and food at this event.

Main Stage

11:00am – 12:00pm Not-So-Creepy Critters by WisCorps Environmental Educators in Myrick Park Center, Marshview Room (more info at https://wiscorps.org/environmental-education/)

12:30pm – 1:15pm The Magic of Isaiah at fest grounds amphitheater (more info at http://lacrossemagic.com/)

2:00pm – 3:00pm Mad Science at fest grounds amphitheater (more info at https://mn.madscience.org/)

 

Festival Grounds

Fun Fall Games presented by Mayo Clinic Health System

Main Stage – see above for schedule

Food Trucks (new in 2018) MK Concessions & MidWest Bites

Photo Booth with Ladybug Photography

Music by Mid-West Family Broadcasting

Carnival Games with WisCorps

Cocoa-Pop Tent with complimentary hot chocolate & popcorn

 

PURCHASING TICKETS 

Tickets are available online now through Friday, October 19th at 4:00 p.m.

Ticket prices:
Children before event – $5
Adults before event – $3

Children day of event – $7
Adults day of event – $4

There are two ways to purchase tickets:

  1. Online (credit cards only**): Click the pumpkin below to get started!
  2. Starting September 1st: In person (cash, check, or credit card**): Monday-Friday 8 a.m – 4 p.m. @ WisCorps Headquarters, 789 Myrick Park Dr.

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**$1 service fee is applied to all credit card purchases

NEW IN 2018! Reusable trick-or-treat tote bags – pre-order only! Get yours by adding it on to your online or in-house ticket order. See design below!

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THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS!

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

If you are interested in volunteering at Enchanted Forest this year, please sign up using the link below!

https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2464431/false#/invitation

Volunteer information flyer: Volunteer at EF 2018

Questions? Email events@wiscorps.org or call (608)782-2494 during regular business hours.

 

Become a Treat Station Sponsor!

Contact Tammy Schmitz for more information on becoming a Treat Station or an event sponsor at 608-782-2494 or tammy.schmitz@wiscorps.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the tote bag option? New in 2018: Reusable trick-or-treat tote bags are available for pre-purchase for $5. There is a limited number available, first come first serve.  Pre-purchase only and optional.

We are participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project! What does that mean? New in 2018: The Teal Pumpkin Project is a nationwide movement offering an alternative for kids with food allergies, as well as other children for whom candy is not an option. Every other trick-or-treat station (8 stations total) will have a non-food option and a teal pumpkin to signify this.  Please note there will still be candy and food at this event. This also promotes a more healthy balanced lifestyle!

What is an Action Trackchair and how can I reserve one to use? The Action Trackchair is an all-terrain power wheelchair that utilizes caterpillar style tracks in place of traditional wheels. This chair can open the outdoors to people of all physical abilities! We will have several available to use or try out at event registration.  Chairs will be available for reserve in advance or first come first serve at the event.  To reserve a chair to use in advance, contact Andrea Frisch at andrea.frisch@wiscorps.org or 608-799-2570.

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Where is the event this year? Myrick Park

How long is the course this year? This year’s course is approximately 1.25 miles long

Can I bring a stroller or wheelchair? Yes, the course in Myrick Park is stroller and wheelchair friendly. Please keep in mind that it is a trail and may have obstacles such as roots, rocks, and stumps. There will also be many people at the event.

Do I need a ticket for my baby (or child under 1)? Children under 1 year old who will not be participating in the trick or treat hike do not need a ticket (but will not be able to get candy). Children under 1 that will be participating (collecting candy) do need a ticket.

Can I bring my dog to the event? We ask that you leave pets at home because of the amount of activity in the pack that day and the presence of many small children. Service Animals are welcome.

Can I have a refund? The event will be held rain or shine, no refunds will be given.

Other questions? Contact Tammy Schmitz at events@wiscorps.org

 

 

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