My favorite month has come and gone, in what feels like a blink of a eye, so let’s celebrate October and Halloween in all it’s glory.
Milwaukee Oktoberfest – October 6, The Fiserv Forum may be up and running, but the entertainment block is a work in progress and we can’t wait for it to be up an running. Regardless of the plaza not being completely functioning, this didn’t stop Milwaukee from coming out for Milwaukee’s Oktroberfest. The event spanned the whole plaza including the covered beer garden which features a giant screen for viewing all your favorite sporting events. An Oktoberfest celebration would not be complete without all of the German fixings; beer (or wine), a brat, pretzel and even pretzel nachos. The German entertainment included a few polka bands, and even a brat eating contest, which I wouldn’t recommend you view while eating. The only compliant I had was the Wisconsin weather did not hold out for the event, but until next year, Prost!
Victorian Masquerade – October 19, I already did a full recap on this event, but I couldn’t not include it in my October wrap up. This event still gives me goosebumps, thinking about how amazing it was.
Whitefish Bay Great Pumpkin Festival – October 24 -28, This event is walking distance from our home, but it is definitely worth the drive to attend. Held in the Old Schoolhouse Park across the street from the Whitefish Bay Library, this event is pure magic. Hundreds of pumpkins illuminate the park, and you are able to partake, for FREE. You can pick a pumpkin from the patch or bring your own, all of your carving supplies are available in the family friends carving tent. If carving pumpkins isn’t your thing, just hang out, grab a beer and some food and enjoy the live music (a different band each night). This event is put on by the Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation.
Nightmare Before Christmas Street – October, I think most of my family and friends know how much I love the Tim Burton classic The Nightmare Before Christmas. A movie I watch every Halloween and Christmas. I was ecstatic to learn last year of a hidden Halloween treasure in Milwaukee’s Bayview neighborhood. Located on the 2700 Block Logan Ave 53207, this street really outdoes itself every year, and that is all thanks to one home owner, Paul J. Tennessen. Tennessen works to create these beautiful displays (6 houses this year) and no detail is left out. From light effects, to water features, music from the motion picture, fog, and of course the Nightmare characters. The whole block participates, and the only thing Tennessen requests from its viewers is treats! These can come in the forms of bags of candy or money (for them to buy candy). Hundreds of families make their way to this street every year and Tennessen likes to make sure its special for all of them. Since Nightmare does have a Christmas twist, Tennessen does a display for Christmas as well. Make sure to like the Facebook page to see all his updates.