Halloween in Madison

Join the City of Madison for our Halloween Festival!

Ghosts and skeletons, fairies and goblins, super heroes and villains: come one come all to the City of Madison's Halloween Festival brought to you by Terry's Heating and Cooling! Walk the booths filled with sweet treats and listen to the melodies lofting in the air as you enjoy this entirely FREE event. Hosting costume contests and festival attractions you can enjoy, this event is for all ages, so bring your best costume and come ready to have a blast! 

From 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2022. This event will be in the heart of downtown on Vaughn Drive at Bicentennial Park.

Entertainment & Activities

Face painting, balloon artists, and bouncy houses are just a few of the many things that make the Halloween Festival so fun every year. Fun for the whole family, strike up a game at one of the interactive booths around the park or stop by the Honey Hill Farm petting zoo and meet some furry friends. Enjoy live entertainers wandering the grounds, meeting various characters, fantastic jugglers, stilt walkers, and more as you wind through vendors and enjoy the festival events. And the best part? It's all completely free!

Costume Contests

The Halloween Festival Costume Contest is open to children ages 0-13 years and K9s of all ages. There will be five different age categories (see below) in addition to the K9 contest. First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded to all categories. Entrants will be judged on creativity, effort, presentation, and originality. After scores have been tallied, winners will be announced. Entrants will need to remain throughout the contest to be eligible for an award. This is a family event, so please keep your costumes fun and age appropriate! K9s must remain on a leash and must be friendly. 

*By participating in the contest participants parents/legal guardians/owners agree to allow the City of Madison use their images for promotional purposes, both photographs and video. 

Ages 0-3:  Participants must be checked-in and lined up by 11:15 a.m. 

Ages 4-6: Participants must be checked-in and lined up by 11:45 a.m.

Ages 7-9: Participants must be checked-in and lined up by 12:15 p.m.

Ages 10-13: Participants should be checked-in and lined up by 12:45 p.m.

K9 Contest: Participants should be checked-in and lined up by 1:15 p.m. 

Trick-or-Treat at the City Campground

Following the Festival in Bicentennial Park, you can make your way over to the special Halloween haunted campground and enjoy some tasty treats! The City of Madison Campground located at 1003 E. Vaughn Drive will be offering trick-or-treat on Saturday, October 29th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Campers will be decorated for Halloween and ready to hand out treats! This event was a blast last year, and we cannot wait to see it again this year. We hope you can join us!

Traditional Trick-or-Treating and Official 2022 Hours

This year's trick-or-treat hours are 6-8 p.m. on Halloween, October 31, 2022. 

If you choose to participate in traditional trick-or-treat this year, please take steps to do so safely. See our "Keep your little ghouls and goblins safe this Halloween," link below for safety tips.


Title Sponsor: This year's festival title sponsor is Terry's Heating & Cooling!

Attraction Sponsors: Madison Precision Products

Community Sponsors:Hinkle's Sandwich Shop, Madison Iron Works Inc., Suggett Schmidt Properties, LLC, 88 King Buffet, Bello's Pizza, Farmer's Bank of Milton, Friendship State Bank, H&R Block, Jenner, Pattison & Sharpe Law Office, Norton's Kings Daughters Health, Law Office of Mary Beth Mock, The Kiwanis Club of Madison, Super ATV, Steinhardt Heating & Air Conditioning, Pilot Club of Madison.