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Romp in the Swamp

Bubolz Nature Preserve

4815 N Lynndale Drive, Appleton, WI 54913 (directions)


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Romp in the Swamp


Join us for our 30th annual Romp in the Swamp event, presented by Essity — a cherished autumn tradition where adventure meets celebration. This year, we’re back and better than ever, and we can’t wait to have you join the fun!

Your adventure begins as you take an enchanting hay wagon ride out to the prairie. There, you can grab a s’more before exploring our scenic trails to collect treats at the trick-or-treat stations along the way. You can also try your hand at navigating the twists and turns of the prairie maze, compete in a costume contest with fantastic prizes up for grabs, enjoy festive, fall-themed games in The Pines, and even watch a film in costume while savoring some delicious popcorn as we transform our lower level into a movie theater.


2023 Dates & Times

October 21

Two sessions to choose from!

Session 1 – 2:00-4:00 pm
Session 2 – 5:00-7:00 pm


$10 per person (must pre-register)
Provides access to one of the two time slots

We anticipate a sell-out crowd once again, so don’t delay! If there are any remaining tickets on the day of the event, they will be $12. Gather your family, invite your friends and their kids, and come join us for a day of autumn magic.

All funds raised from Romp in the Swamp go towards supporting the mission of Bubolz Nature Preserve, ensuring that we can continue to provide exceptional experiences for our community through education, recreation, and conservation.


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Bubolz Nature Preserve

4815 N Lynndale Drive, Appleton, WI 54913

44.311850 / -88.449040

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Sept. 24, 2023, 11:42 a.m.

July 24th, 2024 9:21 a.m. CDT 24.08