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Freakfest 2013 layers costumes atop a concert to make for Madison's biggest Halloween party

Freakfest, the annual Halloween extravaganza on State Street, enjoyed its best lineup yet this year. Indie rockers Matt and Kim and hip-hop artist Chiddy Bang headlined the show, which featured four stages of music over five hours. >More
 Freaky-fun Halloween 2013 events in Madison

Halloween isn't just for spooking friends with a werewolf mask or showing some leg in a sexy spider outfit. It's about exploring sides of yourself that often stay under wraps, from an inner night owl thwarted by an 8-to-5 work schedule to an arty alter ego who digs cult cinema or daring dance productions. Here are more than 25 events to aid this quest. >More
 Freakfest 2013 lineup to feature Matt & Kim, Chiddy Bang, Watsky and several Madison acts

Preparations are in full swing for this year's Freakfest, the massive, music-filled party that overtakes State Street on Halloween weekend. >More
 Live music and wild costumes compete for partiers' attention at Freakfest 2012 in Madison

One of the main reasons to go to State Street last night was to see others' costumes and who -- or what -- you might bump into. During Freakfest, Madison's annual Halloween blowout, there's a sense that anything could happen, even though the festivities are much tamer than they were before 2006. >More
 Freakfest 2012 to showcase Mac Miller, Big Gigantic, more hip-hop and electronic acts

Madison, prepare to shiver: Freakfest 2012 will pair the spine-tingling scares of Halloween with a dizzying number of national music stars. This year's lineup, announced today by Frank Productions and True Endeavors, features three stages of national touring acts. The event takes place on State Street Saturday, Oct. 27, beginning at 7 p.m. >More
 Isthmus on the isthmus: Scenes from west side Madison on Halloween (video)

As dusk turns to dark on Halloween, Ben Reiser captures the sights and sounds as kids take to the streets in his west side Madison neighborhood. >More
 View photos of Halloween costumes from Madison Freakfest 2010

Although advance ticket sales were lower than in previous years, thousands gathered on State Street Saturday night to march around in costume, scaring and/or delighting their fellow revelers. >More
 Ideas for Halloween costume shopping in Madison

If you haven't picked out your Halloween costume yet, you still have some time. And if you want to find a geeky costume worthy of Comic Con, some stores around Madison definitely have great options. >More
 Country acts, local faves will play Freakfest 2010 on State Street

With October just a few days away, Madison is bracing itself for the costumed (if contained) chaos that is Freakfest. The city-organized event will be held on State Street on Saturday, Oct. 30, beginning at 7 p.m. Frank Productions has released the musical lineup for the event. >More
 OK Go to perform at Freakfest 2010 on Oct. 30

The publicist for OK Go confirms that the Grammy-winning rock band will play at Madison's Freakfest on Saturday, Oct. 30. The official announcement for other acts playing at the city's low-cost Halloween event will come on Sept. 27. >More
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