Horicon Marsh Events

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Friends of Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center are excited to offer a variety of fun, exciting and family friendly programs.  Check out the calendar below for more information.  Click here for a printer friendly version of all activities around the marsh.

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Invasion on the Marsh and the Horicon Haunted Marsh Tour

October 20, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

There is no better place to enjoy “fangtastic” October than at Horicon Marsh! The Horicon Chamber of Commerce and Friends of Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center are uniting to present two unique, spooktacular events on October 20th:  Invasion on the Marsh and the Horicon Haunted Marsh Tour. Although these events are free, a donation of $5 per person is strongly suggested.


Families are invited to “creep it real” with their best costume as they join forces with WDNR staff on Saturday, October 20th from 6:30-8:30pm to keep wicked invasives from taking over the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center’s hair-raising exhibit, the Explorium.

The evening’s frightful festivities won’t be limited just to the Explorium. Join us in making batty crafts, playing games by moonlight, and other eerie activities. Enjoy a spider egg cookie or poison apple during a ghoulish bake sale held to support the Friends of Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center.

**Invasion on the Marsh! tours will depart at designated times. Space is limited, and slots open on the day of the event will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. All tour participants must check in at the front counter upon arrival; please arrive 10 minutes early.

Participants can pre-register on Eventbrite at: https://bit.ly/2CXNy0A


With the help of our volunteers, the Indermuehle trail will transform into the place of your spookiest nightmares. With more monsters released every hour, audiences will startle their senses as they courageously brave the haunted woods and are rewarded with a sweet treat.

A kid-friendly “light fright” will take place 5:30-6:30pm, before dark. Older audiences are invited to a scarier, spine-tingling walk 6:30-8:30pm. Participants are not required to pre-register for this walk on the 0.8 mile Indermuehle trail.


Questions? Interested in volunteering? For Invasion on the Marsh, please contact Liz Herzmann or Erinn Kronebusch at 920-387-7877 or email at elizabeth.herzmann@wisconsin.gov. For Horicon Haunted Marsh Tour, please contact Horicon Chamber of Commerce at (920) 485-3200, or email at writeus@horiconchamber.com.


October 20, 2018
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center
N7725 Hwy 28
Horicon, WI 53032 United States
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We hope to see you at many of the events that the education center has to offer. All events are subject to change. The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center is located on Hwy. 28 between the cities of Horicon and Mayville. For more information please call Liz Herzmann at 920-387-7893 or e-mail her at elizabeth.herzmann@wisconsin.gov.