Hit the trails for an autumn-inspired adventure during ‘Romp in the Swamp’ at Bubolz Nature Preserve!

Romp in the Swamp at Bubolz Nature Preserve
Photo Credit: Bubolz Nature Preserve

Celebrate the changing seasons with the many sights and sounds of the fall prairies at Bubolz Nature Preserve in Appleton.

For over 27 years, the preserve has welcomed visitors with their annual ‘Romp in the Swamp’ event, and this year, the tradition continues with a thrilling night full of family fun, learning opportunities, and of course, lots of treats!

Through two available sessions, families can explore over 8.5 miles of scenic trails and will have the opportunity to collect goodies at designated trick-or-treat stations along the way. The autumn adventure continues with an old-fashioned hay wagon ride through the preserve — the perfect way for children of all ages and mobility abilities, to explore. 

Along with learning about nature and the many creatures that call the preserve home, the event provides a safe way for families to celebrate the holiday. As they party amongst the pines, there is family-style entertainment available including many kids games, crafts, and face painting. Attendees can also cozy up by the crackling campfire and dig into gooey smores! 

Don’t forget costumes! Children are encouraged to be creative and dress up in their Halloween costumes, too. A costume contest will take place, offering all the little ghouls, princesses, superheroes, and witches the chance to win special prizes! 

In addition to attending, families can get involved and help the preserve through volunteering. Bubolz is looking for groups of 25 or more to help carve pumpkins on October 21st and 22nd in preparation for the event. Those interested can contact the preserve to sign up. 

Between spending time together in nature and collecting sugary confections, families will enjoy the event and the lasting memories. Tickets are available online and registration opens September 1st. In order to have a spooktacular time, plan accordingly as tickets sell out fast! 

Romp in the Swamp 

  • Date: Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 
  • Session Times: Session 1 (2 – 4 pm) and Session 2 (5 – 7 pm)
  • Tickets: $45 per family (immediate family only), $15 for children (ages 12 and under) and $8 for adults 

Inclement Weather: In the event of poor weather, the event will be moved from October 23rd to October 30th, 2021. Follow Bubolz on social media for all event-related announcements. 

Bubolz Nature Preserve
4815 N. Lynndale Drive
Appleton, WI 54913 
(920) 731-6041

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