A Ghostly gathering: Save the Date Saturday October 26

freakishly fun fundraiser to celebrate the season

Join us Saturday October 14th for the third annual A Ghostly Gathering featuring a variety of festive experiences on our 2.5-acre campus in the historic heart of Mineral Point! Proceeds from this fall fundraiser support Shake Rag Alley arts and crafts programming and historic preservation.

$25 advance tickets available through October 13. Tickets are $30 at the door. Tickets are non-refundable. This is a rain or shine or snow event.

Admission to the event on our main campus at 18 Shake Rag St. includes:

Costumes and decorative masks are encouraged. A Ghostly Gathering celebrates the ephemeral, the uncanny, the witchy and wonderful about the season. 

General admission tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. All ticket sales are final. This is a rain or snow or shine event.

For more information, call (608) 987-3292, email info@shakeragalley.org, or stop by the Shake Rag Alley office, 18 Shake Rag St.

To become an event sponsor, click here

Note: This evening is not recommended for children. We look forward to welcoming families to our annual Trick’r Treat night October 31!


Glenda’s specializes in preparing traditional homemade tamales and sides, including salsa, fresh guacamole, and flan. 

The Zomalicious! food truck will be at Shake Rag Alley serving up their delicious Thai treats made with fresh ingredients and positivity.

Both serving 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Fire dancer Hypnotic Cirque will be lighting up the night with spectacular performances at 7:00, 7:50, and 10:15 p.m.

KOJO was formed to create a blend of CARIBBEAN Music: Calypso, Soca, Reggae, Ska, Dancehall, French Music Cadass, Cajun, La Comet, Candance, Some Latin sounds R&B, Rock & POP. The Members are from the islands of St Lucia, Jamaica, and Milwaukee. 

Alley Stage 8:00-10:00 p.m.


The Night Market brings together unique crafters, artists & artisans, makers of autumn and halloween-themed items, and anyone whose wares are ready for this special events and its magical, haunted, or disguised patrons. 

Vendors are encouraged to dress in costume and decorate their tables. Limited electricity available. Please bring your own table coverings and display items, and battery-powered lights if you have them.

  • Night Market 5:30-9:30
  • Load-in: 4:30 / Load-out: 9:30

Night Market Vendor: Tented

Night Market Vendor: Under the Stars

scary stories

Jane Stenson is an experienced storyteller, producer and master teacher who instills world folktales and personal stories with images and metaphors crafted from her love of nature and belief in diversity. Thought-provoking, Jane’s stories stimulate and inspire her listeners to think more humanistically about each other and their place in the world, never forgetting the importance of laughter. Encouraging a lifelong love of words and connections, Jane uses the energy and sensory aspects of storytelling to promote literacy, social studies, and math in the preschool, elementary and middle school classroom. 

Jane grew up in the woods of Connecticut – beautiful, mysterious woods and rivers – and infuses experiences with the natural world into every story. Using sensory images as metaphors and guides, mixed with personal comedic anecdotes, Jane creates stories that go beyond just a good time by challenging people of all ages and cultures to think critically and holistically.

This year Jane will tell a murderous ballad and Edgar Allen Poe’s classic “The Tell-Tale Heart.”

fortunes & tarot

Bryce Woyak celebrates a lifelong passion for the spiritual arts. He has spent years studying and practicing various esoteric systems, including meditation, Tarot, geomancy, Qabalah, and charming. These personal passions led him to earn a B.A. in Religious Studies with a certificate in Celtic Studies from UW-Madison, and he is currently finishing up his Master of Divinity at Cherry Hill Seminary.

Driven by a call to serve his community, Bryce combines his mystic heart with his training in clinical spiritual care to offer empathic and research-driven spiritual support. Bryce is a Wiccan High Priest and coven leader of the Alexandrian Tradition, as well as a legally ordained minister through Covenant of the Goddess. Bryce works as a full-time hospice chaplain and part-time charmer. His charming practices draw heavily on British and Irish folk traditions, Wicca, and ceremonial magic.

This year Bryce will offer free Tarot and geomancy readings during A Ghostly Gathering.

A Ghostly Gathering 2023 Sponsors

Music Sponsors

Storytelling Sponsors

night market Sponsors

costume contest Sponsors

venue Sponsors

fortune-telling Sponsors

Food & Beverage sponsors