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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Oh, the 4-1-4orror!

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For more information contact:
Carrie Woods
Tourism Public Relations Specialist
414.287.4255
 
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Oh, the 4-1-4orror!
 
Halloween Fun and Entertainment in Milwaukee That Will Make You Scream
 
MILWAUKEE— Oct. 8, 2013 – Whether it is haunted hotel stays, spooky family fun, or freaky delicious food, Milwaukee offers a terrifyingly-good time this Halloween season.
 
Spooky Sleep with the Supernatural:
  • A stay at Brumder Mansion Bed & Breakfast is not one for the faint-hearted, where spirits of former boardinghouse residents, mobsters and musicians hang around the 100-year-old corridors. These characters aren’t afraid to make their presence known, rumored to cause guests to have unusually vivid dreams.
  • “Treat” yourself to a night at the historic Pfister Hotel where visions have been reported of founder, Charles Pfister, greeting guests in the grandiose elegant hallways.
 
Thrills & Chills with Tours, Treats, Taverns and more:
  • To reach your quota of coffins and corpses this Halloween, visit Forest Home Cemetery, and tour the resting place of some of Milwaukee’s most-famous spirits including the eternal homes of beer barons Pabst, Blatz and Schlitz.
  • If you want to get your heart beating this month, head out to The Rock for The Hills Have Eyes, the most haunted hill event in freaky Franklin, Wis. Experience two haunted trails, one thrill ride on the run-down “Scare Lift,” and Wisconsin’s first ever 3-D Zombie Maze. These events will be held on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 26.
  • Get into a spooky, spirited mood with Untapped Tour’s haunted pub crawl. Tours are held Friday and Saturday nights through Nov. 26. Pub stops include Horny Goat Hideaway, Great Lakes Distillery and Shaker’s.
  • Take a Milwaukee Ghost Tour through the “Bloody Third,” now known as Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward district. This one-mile walking tour introduces the haunted history, ghost stories and tales of true crime of the area, running through the end of October on Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. 
  • Only the brave can face disembodied spirits, dark chambers, long spooky hallways, monsters, ghosts, and zombies at Milwaukee’s favorite haunted house during Hauntfest at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds Oct. 11 – Nov. 2.
 
Family-Friendly Fright:
  • Little monsters will love the Milwaukee County Zoo’s family-oriented Halloween Trick-or-Treat Spooktacular, happening Friday, Oct. 26 from 6 – 9 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Young ghosts and goblins get ready for Betty Brinn Children’s Museum’s Not-So-Scary Halloween running Oct. 24 – 26. Celebrate the fall season indoors with fun Halloween activities specifically created for young children. Enjoy tricks and treats, craft stations, a spooktacular scavenger hunt, and interactive story time!
  • Enter into the Enchanted Forest for an educational and entertaining 45-minute, slightly spooky trek along a jack-o-lantern lit trail. After the hike enjoy indoor activities and refreshments at the Halloween Haunts at Wehr Nature Center Oct. 17 – 19 at 6:30 p.m.
 
VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, and convention and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 600 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. Total business sales related to tourism amounted to $4.25 billion in Greater Milwaukee in 2012 and supported more than 48,000 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, Potawatomi Bingo Casino and the Wisconsin Center District are strategic partners with VISIT Milwaukee, providing funding support for conventions and tourism programs.  For more information call 1-800-554-1448 or visit www.visitmilwaukee.org.
 
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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Glow Time 5K Lights Up State Fair Park this Saturday

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For more info:
Margaret Casey
VISIT Milwaukee
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Event Media Contact:
Derek Scheer
608-345-8546
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Glow Time 5K Lights Up State Fair Park this Saturday
 
Milwaukee, WI, October 1, 2013It’s Glow Time, a unique 5K featuring blacklights, a DJ and party atmosphere, lights up State Fair Park in West Allis this Saturday evening, October 5th , at 7:00 p.m.
 
It’s Glow Timeis like no other 5K as the runners gather in a party zone and dance until the sun goes down and the glow comes up from the same illumination as used by the Blue Man Group. Wrapped in a light show and spectacular visual effects, runners then start off on their route, accompanied by music and party stations along the way, towards a finish line celebration with lasers, glow sticks, blacklights and dancing with DJ Nikki X.
 
For more information or to register online go to http://itsglowtime5k.com/event/milwaukee-wi
 
About Race Day Events:
Race Day Events, LLC is an event production and equipment rental company located in Verona, Wisconsin. Each season, the Race Day Events team fully produces more than 30 of our own races and provides equipment and services for many more events nationwide. At each event we produce, our goal is to put the participant first by creating a safe, fun atmosphere with accurate and well supported courses.
 
About VISIT Milwaukee:
VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, and convention and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 600 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. Total business sales related to tourism amounted to $4.25 billion in Greater Milwaukee in 2012and supported more than 48,000 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, Potawatomi Bingo Casino and the Wisconsin Center District are strategic partners with VISIT Milwaukee, providing funding support for conventions and tourism programs.  For more information call 1-800-554-1448 or visit www.visitmilwaukee.org.
 
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

1,400 Dairy and Beef Veterinarians Convene at Wisconsin Center 9/19-21

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For more information contact:

Jeannine Sherman
Director of Public Relations
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Or:

Dr. M. Gatz Riddell, Jr.
AABP
1-800-COW-AABP


1,400 Dairy and Beef Veterinarians Convene at Wisconsin Center 9/19-21

Milwaukee – September 17, 2013 – Renowned as the Dairy State, Wisconsin, along with Milwaukee’s Wisconsin Center, make the ideal host to 1,400 veterinarians traveling from the US, Canada and international to attend the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) Annual Conference from September 19-21.

On offer to AABP’s beef and dairy veterinarians and students will be seminars on best practices conducted by leading industry experts and fellow practitioners, in addition to forums on such topics as disease-free herds and the latest tools and information on how to move veterinarians’ businesses forward while serving the livestock industry.

One of the largest AABP convention exhibit halls in years will feature 113 exhibitors and 150 booths showcasing the latest in equipment, animal health products and services for bovine practitioners, who are typically cow-calf, feedlot, stocker and dairy veterinarians. Entertainment will include nightly social events and the first 5K Stampede run along Lake Michigan.

“We’re excited to be meeting in Milwaukee in the heart of America’s Dairyland to deliver the best continuing education for cattle veterinarians in North America,” said AABP President Nigel Cook, MRCVS.

In conjunction with the AABP conference, the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners (sheep and goats) will also hold its annual conference.

VISIT Milwaukee estimates more than $2.3 million in economic impact to the city as a result of these conferences.

For more information on the AABP, see: www.aabp.org

VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, and convention and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 600 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. Total business sales related to tourism amounted to $4.25 billion in Greater Milwaukee in 2012 and supported more than 48,000 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, Potawatomi Bingo Casino and the Wisconsin Center District are strategic partners with VISIT Milwaukee, providing funding support for conventions and tourism programs. For more information call 1-800-554-1448 or visit www.visitmilwaukee.org.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

WIN THE ULTIMATE BREWCATION TO MILWAUKEE

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For more information contact:
Jeannine Sherman
Director of Public Relations
414.287.6230
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WIN THE ULTIMATE BREWCATION TO MILWAUKEE
VIP Package includes luxury accommodations, VIP Brewery Tours, Beer Dinners and more

MILWAUKEE – Sept. 10, 2013 – Milwaukee, the city that “beer made famous,” is the perfect destination for a “brewcation” with the only hotel in the nation inside of a former brewery, craft breweries and brewpubs galore, brewing history and more and VISIT Milwaukee is giving away a chance to experience it all for free Oct. 24 – 28, 2013.

The Milwaukee Brewcation Sweepstakes will award one winner and his or her guest with roundtrip airfare, courtesy of Southwest Airlines® from any published Southwest Airlines city to Milwaukee; a stay at Milwaukee’s new boutique hotel inside of the former Pabst Brewery, the Brewhouse Inn & Suites; VIP brewery tour and tasting experiences; brewing history tours; exclusive beer dinners and more.

Individual participants must be 21 to enter, and each may enter the sweepstakes twice, via the Milwaukee Brewcation sweepstakes website, at www.visitmilwaukee.org/brewcation and at VISIT Milwaukee’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/visitmilwaukee. Entries must be received by 11:59 pm (CST) on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. The winner will be contacted by Oct. 4, 2013. See the official terms and conditions for details on the sweepstakes entry form.

The Milwaukee Brewcation package includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare for one winner and his/her guest, courtesy of Southwest Airlines® from any published Southwest Airlines city to Milwaukee. We're connecting more people to more places. Book now online only at southwest.com. We are Southwest. Welcome aboard.   
  • Deluxe accommodations at the Brewhouse Inn & Suites, Milwaukee’s new boutique hotel inside the former Pabst Brewery

TOURS & BREWS             

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All with a transportation allowance from VISIT Milwaukee to make getting around town easy and safe!                  

VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, and convention and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 600 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. Total business sales related to tourism amounted to $4.25 billion in Greater Milwaukee in 2012and supported more than 48,000 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, Potawatomi Bingo Casino and the Wisconsin Center District are strategic partners with VISIT Milwaukee, providing funding support for conventions and tourism programs.  For more information call 1-800-554-1448 or visit www.visitmilwaukee.org.

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