Windigo Fest

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Windigo Fest will be a celebration of all things Halloween taking place Friday October 6th and Saturday October 7th 2017. The spine-chilling festival will take place in historical downtown Manitowoc, Wisconsin on Franklin Street, right outside the chamber door of the town’s “quaint” little tourist destination know as Dead by Dawn Dead & Breakfast.

All Hallows Eve enthusiasts with a hunger for the strange and unusual can experience a weekend filled with various seasonal activities including various bands and outstanding music featuring Australia's The Bad Piper, costume contests, a blood drive, dark art exhibits and contests, pumpkin carving, tarot readings, bizarre performances, the historical cemetery bus tour, Windigo team competition and Pall Bearer relay, and a flash film fest contest concentrating on the horror genre at the Capitol Civic Center.

On Friday evening we will kick off the event with an EDM extravaganza featuring MATiK. After a day full of Halloween havoc on Saturday at 7pm, a parade heading backwards on North 8th Street, beginning at Bank First National, will display the Midwest’s best competitive costumes. Wisconsin’s award winning band, Road Trip, will follow on the main stage. Join in on one of the many prize winning contests, give back by donating blood, or just slither into the horrific hoopla that Windigo Fest has to offer!

Come for the day or stay for the weekend….but don’t be caught dead without checking out the first annual All Hallows Eve Windigo Fest! Make your reservations to stay in Manitowoc! The Baymont Inn, which is in walking distance from the grounds, is offering a special rate of $89 when you book for Windigo Fest but the rooms are filling up so don't wait too long and also check out

2017 Dates & Times

October 6-7

Friday October 6th 5pm-Midnight
Saturday October 7th 9am-Midnight

Cost & Discounts

Street party is free!
There will be tickets available soon for the Horror Film Fest and Flash Film Contest & Historical Cemetery Bus Tour...check the website for cost and schedules!

Children's Matinee

There will be a kids costume contest Saturday afternoon. Check the website for times as the event approaches!


October 7th

Special Events

CONTESTS - yard and business displays, costumes (pet, kids, and adult), dark art, flash film, Halloween cake, 3d sidewalk chalk, and The Windigo Team Challenge (it won't matter if you're local) which entails a gallivant through downtown performing various strange tasks for points, and ends with the Pallbearer Relay where each team brings a homemade coffin, throws in one of their teammates, and competes for the best time through the festival grounds. there will be 10 people per team so get your friends together and come for an afternoon full of Halloween fun! (Rules will soon be posted on our website.

Closed Today

Nov. 24, 2017


600 & 700 block of Franklin Street in historical downtown Manitowoc
719 A Franklin Street
Manitowoc WI 54220


(920) 683-3268

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July 11, 2017, 3:31 p.m.

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600 & 700 block of Franklin Street in historical downtown Manitowoc
719 A Franklin Street
Manitowoc WI 54220

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