Madison Central BID: Downtown Madison family trick or treat at 60 businesses — Oct. 30

Madison, Wis. (October 13, 2009)—Kids and families can enjoy Halloween fun at the Downtown Madison Family Trick or Treat on Friday, October 30, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Nearly 60 businesses and organizations in the State Street and Capitol Square areas have signed up to offer free treats and more for families and children 12 & under. Business offerings range from free treats to drawings for prizes, special discounts, face painting, a “Monster Bash” at Capitol Kids on the Square, “Martian mask-making” at the Wisconsin Historical Museum, and a chance to sign up to win a family pack of tickets to The Lion King, coming to Overture Center in April.

Information and a full list of participating businesses is at or (608) 443-1974.

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Trick or treaters can look for the “Family Trick or Treat – Stop In Here” flyers in participating business windows, or pick up a list at the Madison Children’s Museum (100 State Street) or at participating businesses.

Families can also enjoy a costume parade, wacky experiments, music and more at Madison Children’s Museum’s Beakers & Broomsticks event, also Friday, October 30, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Ages 0-8, tickets required. Call 608.268.1231, ext. 16.

These Halloween family fun events are sponsored by Madison’s Central Business Improvement District (BID), the Greater State Street Business Association, and the Madison Children’s Museum.

Media Contact: Mary Carbine, Madison Central BID, (608) 443-1973,