Here's your guide to the Fear District, featuring haunted houses and outdoor Halloween movies downtown
The Deer District has been transformed for Halloween into the Fear District with haunted houses, Halloween movie screenings and themed food and drink. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The Fear District in the Fiserv Forum Entertainment Block is Milwaukee's one-stop-shop for everything Halloween, from scary movies to trick-or-treating and (three) haunted houses.
Here's everything you need to know about the Deer District turned Fear District, which runs Thursdays through Sundays from Sept. 26 through Nov. 2.
How to get into the Fear District
Entrance to the Fear District is free. Its hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Thursdays; 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 to 8 p.m. Sundays.
The Fear District has entrances at the south end at North Phillips and West Highland avenues; from the east at The Beer Garden, 1133 N. Old World 3rd St.; and at the north end near Phillips and West Juneau avenues.
The Fear District includes The Beer Garden, which will play Halloween themed movies on its large screen each Thursday beginning Oct. 3. Attendees will be able to access drink tents, food tents and a merchandise kiosk.
There are also three attractions within the Fear District that have an admission cost.
Bags under 14-by-14-by-6 inches are permitted but will be checked by security at each entrance.
Adult attendees, in the spirit of Halloween, are reminded to not wear consumes that cover the face in accordance with Fiserv Forum and entertainment block rules.
Here's everything in the Fear District listed in alphabetical order
The main attractions of the Fear District are the three separate 3,600-square-foot haunted areas: Dead Man's Wharf, Scare Acres and Vampire Village.
Admission of $20 for adults and $15 for children allows a walk through each within a period of two hours. A $25 flex pass will allow attendees to walk through the haunted attractions without time constraints. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time online at ticketmaster.com or at the Fiserv Forum ticket office. There will be an onsite ticket booth during hours of operations.
Each attraction has kid-friendly options during the day, and they will become more adult-oriented haunted houses after 6 p.m.
The haunted attractions all have photo opportunities and games open to the general public.
A psychic will also be at the Fear District during all operating hours, except on Oct. 11 and 26.
Food tents will be stationed along the Fear District. The tents will sell the following themed food:
- Halloween Rice Krispie treats
- Candy apple
- October themed popcorn
- Cotton candy
- Bloody fingers (Klement's Sausage in BBQ sauce)
- Mummy dog
- Nueske’s bacon on A stick
A Jack Daniel's Fire Bar in the middle of the attraction has Halloween themed cocktails. Other drink tents are also available.
The main Jack Daniel's Fire Bar includes three Jack Daniel's specialty cocktails, beer, non-alcoholic punch, cider and soda.
Door Peninsula Winery will sponsor The Beer Garden, where it will be selling its Mummy Moscato, Witches Brew grape, plum and strawberry wines, and Hallowine mulled apple wine.
The Beer Garden also has an extensive craft beer list and hard seltzer options.
Kid-friendly Fear District
Every Saturday and Sunday before 6 p.m. the Fear District is kid friendly, with fall fun activities for families to enjoy.
On top of the above attractions, kid-friendly hours will feature face painting and trick-or-treating. Face painting will take place before 6 p.m. and trick-or-treating from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Children are encouraged to dress in costume for trick-or-treating.
The Bucks will have a merchandise trailer on the plaza that will sell limited edition Halloween-themed Bucks merchandise. There will also be other miscellaneous Halloween-themed merchandise available.
Beginning Oct. 3, movies will play at The Beer Garden every Thursday beginning at 7 p.m. The movies are all R-rated horror classics.
Here is the lineup:
- "Halloween" airs on Oct. 3
- "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" on Oct. 10
- "A Nightmare on Elm Street" on Oct. 17
- "Scream" on Oct. 24
- "Friday the 13th" on Oct. 31.
For more information visit feardistrictmke.com.
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