Wehr Special Events

Halloween Haunts 2023

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 19, 20, 21, 2023, 6-8:30 pm

Enjoy Halloween the natural way at Wehr's Special 35th Edition of Halloween Haunts. Halloween Haunts combines the make-believe, spooky fun of Halloween with the beauty of nighttime nature to create a fun event for the whole family. For three nights each year, Wehr's woodland is transformed into an Enchanted Forest complete with a cackling witch, a talking owl, and even some rapping arthropods. Visitors are amazed by the over three hundred Jack-o-lanterns that light the path through the forest. The walk is just spooky enough to keep kids on their toes, but is designed to create chuckles and smiles, not nightmares.

Maple Sugar Days 2023

Saturday & Sunday, March 23 & 24, 12-4 pm

Celebrate the spring thaw and our Wisconsin heritage at Wehr’s annual Maple Sugar Days. The program includes a short walk to the sugarbush, a visit to an old-time sugarin’ camp, a boil down demonstration and stories about the Native American origins of maple sugarin’. Everyone will receive a warm pancake with real Wisconsin maple syrup to enjoy. Other maple treats, along with DIY tapping equipment will be on-sale in the Friends of Wehr Nature Store.

Pre-purchased tickets are required and are available online starting January 23 at 9 am.

Fee: $10 per person, Free for children ages 2 and under

$5 per car parking fee for non members

Important Maple Sugar Weekend Information:

  • Youth groups may register for any specific time during the 12-4 pm event and should bring at least one adult for every five children.
  • Hikes begin at noon and continue every 15 minutes until 4 pm
  • Each time slot has room for 40 participants, split into 2 groups of 20
  • Tickets are non-refundable, non-exchangeable, and the program runs rain or shine.
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Sunday, June 11, 2023, 12-4 pm

$7 per person; $5 for Friends of Wehr members

Ages 2 yrs & under FREE; parking $5 for non-members

Discover the world of reptiles and amphibians! Meet colorful snakes, wondrous turtles, and strange lizards and salamanders. See dozens of species on display and enjoy a guided hike to look for turtles and listen for frogs. Learn all the ways to live harmoniously with our misunderstood and scaly wild neighbors. Kids will enjoy reptile-themed crafts. Join us for all the scaly fun.


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Brews & Botany

Friday, August 4, 2023 (6-9 pm)

Plants give us the drinks that make our mornings bearable and our evenings more enjoyable. Celebrate the botany behind your favorite brews at Wehr’s new Brews and Botany event. You will enjoy unique beverage creations from local small businesses that are expanding palates through plant-inspired drinks. Sip a variety of beverage types such as craft beer, kombucha, coffee, and tea while listening to live acoustic music surrounded by the beauty of nature. You might even see the plants that inspired your drink.

Participants receive:

- Free parking for the evening (value at $5 per car)
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic samples from over six different area small business owners
- Botanical-trivia about your favorite drinks
- Acoustic music in a beautiful natural setting

Fee: $30 per person; $25 for Friends of Wehr members

Walk-ins are welcome

Six-pack deal $150 (available by pre-sale only, purchase by July 28th)


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