Spooky season is upon us in Oshkosh and there's so many haunted happenings to discover!
Did you know The Grand Opera House is one of the most haunted places in Wisconsin? Visit Oshkosh got to experience the Haunted Happenings with these awesome Grand tour guides - and it did not disappoint! Haunted Happenings will take place throughout the month featuring ghost tours that highlight the 139-year history of The Grand and the spirit stories within (both family-friendly and late-night options available). Other nights will have spooky season themed trivia, Haunted Happy Hours, Cocktail Classes, and, of course, a Grand finale heading into Halloween!
Read more about our recent Haunted Happenings experience with The Grand here!
October 6, 13, 20: Family Friendly Tours start at 4:00 p.m. with the last tour starting at 7:30 p.m. (30 minutes each) covering the history of The Grand, seeing behind the scenes of the theatre, and hearing spirit stories. Rated PG. Walk-ins welcome. Tours leave at the top of the hour and half hour.
Late Night Tours run from 8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. (1 hour each) with reservations required. Get a deeper look into The Grand’s paranormal activity during this exploration with the lights out (guided by a rope-light trail). Enjoy the same aspects as the Family Friendly tour with the history and stories, all with a little “darker” feel. During the tour, you will get the chance to communicate with the spirits with The Grand’s dowsing rods (if they are willing to talk).
October 23: Family Friendly Tours run 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with all students being FREE with valid Student ID. Late night tours run from 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. with all students getting discounted entry.
Learn more and get your tickets here!
Graphic Stories of Death: This tour explores the dangerous conditions that past Oshkosh citizens experienced through the graphic descriptions of their deaths found in 19th-century newspaper stories. Ages 16+. Find dates and ticketing information here!
Cemetery Confessions: Join your “Tour Ghost” Matilda Spikes, the Undertaker’s wife, as she takes you on a journey from the morgue to the grave. Discover real stories, urban legends, and the ghosts of Oshkosh as Matilda tells the cemetery confessions. Find tour dates and book your cemetery tour here!
Looking for something spook-tacular to do this October?! Get tickets for a paranormal investigation of the Historic Morgan House by Windigo Paranormal happening October 21st from 6-8pm or 8:30-10:30pm. Will the spirits of this historic residence make contact from the afterlife? Go and find out! Tickets can be purchased here!
Sawdust City Fright Fest
The Sawdust City Fright Fest is an independent horror film festival held at the historic TIME Community Theater in Oshkosh Wisconsin the 2nd Week in October. This film fest primarily focuses on horror created by Wisconsin Filmmakers & supports all indie horror. Starting: 7:00 PM on Friday Oct 7 & Noon-9PM on Sat Oct 8 - get your tickets and learn more about the featured films here!
Visit the Menominee Park Beer Garden on October 14 from 5-9pm for an adults night out! Dress up in your best costume and enjoy live music, craft beer and food trucks!
Stop by the Menominee Park Zoo on October 15 from 11am-3pm for a fun filled day! Take part in children's games, family entertainment and costume contests! All ages welcome - learn more here!
Stay the night in Oshkosh—click here for overnight options!