Zombie Days

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Event Category: Washburn Events

  • Zombie Days is a family celebration of Halloween.  Join in the fun of the Boogie Up the Hill and the Parade and the Lion’s Club Kids Carnival and the Undead Tread.  Saturday night is the 5K fun run; be aware but don’t be scared by the characters along the way! These and other spooktacular happenings make this a Dracular event!


    Washburn Zombie Days BooGie up The Hill

    Washburn Zombie Days Parade Entry Form

    Zombie Days 5K

    Zombie Days Undead Tread Scav. Hunt


    Imagine a whole town that celebrates Halloween! You’ll find it in Washburn, WI when they celebrate their 6th annual Washburn Zombie Days!
    It’s been a tradition in Washburn to go trick or treating the night before Halloween for decades. The old DuPont Plant used to host a huge party at the Civic Center for the town on Halloween night. Even though those parties have ended, Washburn still trick or treats the night before Halloween. Washburn has a long history of creating fond Halloween memories for its residents from huge parties to haunted houses, scavenger hunts, and parades. The Washburn Area Chamber is pleased to bring back these traditions with Washburn Zombie Days. This festival honors past resident, Tony Woiak, who was a historian, film maker, and author. He filmed zombie movies, and wrote many books about Washburn. He unfortunately lost his battle with cancer in 2011. Washburn Zombie Days is to honor Tony’s love of Halloween.

    6th Annual Zombie Days 2017 Schedule
    •2-6pm~ Give It Up To Dracula Blood Drive at Washburn Chamber Schedule an appt. online at mbc.org (Sponsor code 4050) or call 715-373-5017 and ask for Nicole.
    •5pm: Pumpkin carving contest judging at Washburn Hardware. Drop off Wed-Fri

    •11-1pm: Undead Tread Scavenger Hunt Race begins and ends at Washburn Chamber.. $20 per team
    •1:15pm: “Boo!”-gie Up the Hill: Battle of the Monsters Bike Race & Obstacle Course up Washington Ave.
    •1:45pm: Special event outside of the Washburn Public Library
    •2pm: Zombie Days Parade down Washington Ave.
    •2:30-4pm: Lion’s Club kiddie carnival (FEATURING THE “HAUNTED TUNNEL”) at the Washburn High School gymnasium
    •5-7pm~ Kid’s dance at Legendary Waters. Shuttle provided.
    •5:30pm: Haunted 5k & Hayride Begins and ends at the Washburn Cultural Center
    •7pm: Haunted Mansion: Zombies! at the Washburn Cultural Center and Museum. This is a role playing game that is like murder mystery theater meets an escape room
    •9pm-?: Kamikaze Karaoke at Legendary Waters Resort & Casino in Red Cliff.. Costume contest with cash prizes. Shuttle provided.

    •Spookiest house in Washburn contest
    •trick-or-treating door to door




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