Madison’s Central Business Improvement District: Trick or Treat at more than 70 downtown businesses, Fri. Oct. 29

Madison, Wis. (October 18, 2010)—Enjoy a day of family Halloween fun in Downtown Madison on Friday, October 29, at the Downtown Madison Family Trick or Treat and related events.

Families and children ages 12 and under can trick or treat at participating businesses on State Street and the Capitol Square, on Friday, Oct. 29, from 2:00 to 6:00 pm. Free! Information is at [direct link:] or (608) 512-1342.

More than 70 downtown shops, galleries, restaurants, coffee shops and museums will participate as trick or treat stops. Participating businesses will display a “Family Trick or Treat – Stop In Here” window flyer. A list of participating businesses is online at, and a printed list and map will be available on Oct. 29 at the Madison Children’s Museum (100 N. Hamilton St.) and the new downtown Visitor Center (opening soon at 452 State St.).

There’s even more family fun downtown on October 29!

Madison Parks Hay Rides on the Capitol Square, 2:00 – 6:00 pm

Hay rides around the Capitol Square, pulled by tractor, leaving approx. every 20 minutes. Pickup point on N. Carroll St. near State St. $2.00/person, no reservations required.

Call (608) 266-4711 or see for more information.

Beakers & Broomsticks at Madison Children’s Museum, 100 N. Hamilton St., 6:00 – 8:30 pm. Spooky science, zany Halloween antics, and more for ages 0-12. Tickets available on October 1. More information is at or (608) 354-0536.

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


Downtown Madison Family Trick or Treat: Mary Carbine, Madison Central BID, (608) 512-1340, [email protected]

Madison Parks Hayrides: Laura Whitmore, Madison Parks, (608) 266-5949, [email protected]

Madison Children’s Museum Beakers & Broomsticks: Adam Erdmann, Madison Children’s Museum, (608) 354-0536, [email protected]