Enchanted Forest 2019

Updated 10/18/19.

October 19, 2019, 10am – 3pm, Myrick Park

img_1463.jpgEnchanted Forest, presented by Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare, is a non-scary, trick-or-treat hike around and through Myrick Park, where children (and adults!) can dress up in their Halloween costumes and meet friendly characters as children collect candy and other goodies along the way. Continuing from 2018: Enchanted Forest will be a Teal Pumpkin event (see details below).

Upon reaching the end of the hike, families will find a fall festival waiting for them, with activities, games, entertainment, and refreshments! Those who purchase tickets before Oct. 18th at 4 pm will enter through the “fast lane” and avoid long lines! See more information about purchasing tickets below. PLEASE NOTE: Some candy and non-candy treats distributed at the event can be considered choking hazards and may not be suitable for children under age 3.

Proceeds from the event benefit WisCorps.

Click here for the Enchanted Forest Map/Guide!

There will not be print copies of the map so we recommend keeping a picture of it on your phone for reference.

PURCHASING TICKETS 

Tickets are available online now through Friday, October 18th 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

Reusable trick-or-treat tote bags available! Get yours by adding it on to your online or in-house ticket order or purchasing the day of the event at the registration table. See design below!

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SCHEDULE

Trick or Treat Trail

10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Become Enchanted while trick or treating with your favorite characters! The trail begins on the north side of the Myrick Park Center (in lower Myrick Park, just northwest of the Gun Club Shelter), where you will show or purchase your tickets. LOOK FOR THE BIG ORANGE PUMPKIN! 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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Continuing in 2019! 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, half of the treat stations will be a non-food item treat!   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 (Marshview Room inside Myrick Park Center)

11:00 am – The Magic of Isaiah
More info at http://lacrossemagic.com/

12:30 pmThe 3 Dads Kids Music Performance
More info at https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Musician-Band/The-3-Dads-1886366751659269/

2:00 pm – Not-So-Creepy Critters by WisCorps Environmental Educators
More info at https://wiscorps.org/environmental-education/

Festival Grounds

Main Stage (inside Myrick Park Center) see above for schedule

Photo Booth with Ladybug Photography

Farm Animal Petting and Animal Education with Rainbow Ridge Farm

Music

Carnival Games

Cocoa-Pop Tent with complimentary hot chocolate & popcorn

Booths Don’s Towing & Repair, Onalaska Family Chiropractic, Altra Federal Credit Union, and Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik

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!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the tote bag option? Reusable trick-or-treat tote bags are available for purchase for $3. There is a limited number available, first come first serve. 

We are participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project! What does that mean? 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. About every other trick-or-treat station (9 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! 

PLEASE NOTE: Some candy and non-candy treats distributed at the event can be considered choking hazards and may not be suitable for children under age 3.

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 three 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

Where is the course this year? Due to flooding on the marsh trail, we have a different route for the trick-or-treat hike. Because of this, the registration/ticket tent has been moved slightly. Typically, registration is to the right of the lower parking lot (at the start of the marsh loop) but now it is on the left side of the lower lot at the start of the paved trail on the north side of the Myrick Park Center (see map link above).  The walking distance of the trail is similar or slightly shorter (approximately 1 mile long).  The terrain will be mainly paved hiking trail and sidewalks with a portion of grass and dirt hiking trail. 

Can I bring a stroller or wheelchair? Yes, the course in Myrick Park is stroller and wheelchair friendly. Please keep in mind that about half of the course is not paved and may have obstacles such as roots, rocks, and stumps. There will also be many people at the event.

Where do I park? Some parking will be available in Upper Myrick Park and street parking is available on nearby Hillview Ave., Park Dr., and 22nd-24th Streets. The lower loop near the Myrick Park Center is for dropping passengers off and the lower lot is accessible parking only. Plan extra time for walking from your parking spot to 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 and/or non-candy treats). Children under 1 that will be participating (collecting candy and/or non-candy treats) 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

THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS!

Volunteer!

Click here to sign up for a volunteer slot.  Click here for a volunteer flyer.  Questions? Email events@wiscorps.org or call (608)782-2494

Become a Treat Station or Event Sponsor

Contact Tammy Schmitz for more information on becoming a Treat Station or an event sponsor at 608-782-2494 ext. 236 or tammy.schmitz@wiscorps.org.

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