NOTE: This is a 2018 listing. All information listed pertains to 2018 only and does not apply to 2019.

Windigo Fest

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Windigo Fest will be a celebration of all things Halloween taking place Friday October 5th, Saturday October 6th, and Sunday the 7th 2018. 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, costume contests, dark art exhibits and contests, pumpkin carving, tarot readings by Skully Sati, bizarre performances, the historical cemetery bus tour, Extreme Midget Wrestling, and Butch Patrick a.k.a. Eddie Munster will be here all weekend with the tribute Munster Mobile and Dragula cars.The Dark Art Gallery will feature horrific pieces from artists all over the world including Belgium, France, and India. Costumes are encouraged for the entire weekend!!!

On Friday evening following the opening Scaremonies we will kick off the event with Slaughter Party, Bad Habitz, and an EDM extravaganza featuring MATiK. Saturdays band line up includes Beer Club Dark, Bare Bones Blind, Running Blind, and RatBatSpider. 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. Sunday will kick off with Da Gof Rockers followed by Extreme Midget Wrestling and ending with Sedated, Wisconsins own Ramones tribute band. Sunday will also feature the first costume contest designed solely for the haunt industry put on by Windigo Fest and Haunted Wisconsin. Join us and Deadgar Winter and the Dead Girls, of Deadgars Dark Coffin Classics, who will be hosting the weekend stages. The street will be filled with food and merch vendors geared up for the Halloween season, and performers any circus would die to hire. Come and 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 second 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

NOTE: This is a 2018 listing. All information listed pertains to 2018 only and does not apply to 2019.

2018 Dates & Times

October 5,6,7

Friday October 5th 5pm-Midnight
Saturday October 6th 8am-Midnight
Sunday October 7th 11am-6pm

Cost & Discounts

Street party is free!

Extreme Midget Wrestling tickets are $20-30

Historical Cemetery Bus Tour tickets will be available on a first come first serve basis at the event...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 6th

Special Events

CONTESTS - yard and business displays, costumes (kids, adult, and haunters), dark art, and Halloween chalk art. The adult costume contest...which requires entry in the prizes will be awarded to the winners. All forms are on the website. ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW - on Thursday October 4th a special showing of the original Rocky Horror Picture show with a full shadow cast will be at Lakeshore Cinema in Manitowoc. Your ticket will include a kit filled with everything you need for audience participation. Costumes encouraged!


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


(920) 683-3268


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Oct. 30, 2018, 11:25 a.m.

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

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