Police expect calm Freakfest this year

Halloween celebration will close downtown streets Saturday night

Published On: Oct 23 2013 07:20:29 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. -

Madison police said they expect a relatively calm Freakfest this year.

State Street will be filled with all sorts of characters this Saturday as the Halloween celebration continues in downtown Madison.

Police said the number of arrests at Freakfest have gone down, and they are projecting a cost savings this year.

Streets, mainly Gorhman and Johnson, will close at 4:45 p.m. Saturday and will reopen at 2 a.m. Sunday morning.