Take a trip back through past Halloweens on State Street from the relatively tame costume parades of the 1970s, '80s and '90s, through the riots and mayhem of the mid-2000s, to the officially sanctioned Freakfest event.
The annual Freakfest Halloween celebration will take over State Street for the 11th time this Saturday.
Nick Heynen is the online editor for the Wisconsin State Journal and manages the newspaper's social media accounts. A Maryland native transplanted to Wisconsin, he joined the paper in 2007 as data reporter.
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Dubbed Freakfest since the city added live music and charged admission starting in 2006, the rebranded celebration faces its first night football game this year.