Milwaukee Krampusnacht Vendor of the Week: Mendoza’s Curiosities

We’re so glad to have talented artist Estephanie Mendoza on this year’s vendor floor. Este created our awesome Milwaukee Paranormal Conference art for 2021 and she’s got a beautiful selection of illustrations and crafts for Milwaukee Krampusnacht. The Krampus stuff is great, of course, but we love the fact that she created some Mari Lwyd art as well (the Mari Lwyd comes from a Welsh tradition and we’ve featured one in our Krampus Parade since 2018).

Mendoza’s Curiosities:

Tickets and more event info here:


Milwaukee Krampusnacht Merch Pre-order Open Until 11/19

For a variety of reasons, our Milwaukee Krampusnacht merch is on a tight deadline and we are limited in our offerings this year. Shirts and sweatshirts are only available through pre-order this year (there will be a few extra unisex Ts at the event, but those will go quick). Stickers, pins, and posters will be available at the event and do not need to be pre-ordered.

Below is the merch design, by Stinky Goblin Emporium (please ignore the design as it appears on Square as they cropped off part of the lettering because it’s not square shaped)

Unisex black T-shirt, S-3XL, $15-$17

Women’s cut black T-shirt, S-3XL, $15-17

Unisex longsleeve black T-shirt, S-3XL, $22-25

Unisex black zip-up hoodie, S-3XL, $35-37

THESE ARE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ONLY. Pre-order is open until 11/19 at 5pm CST.

The items will be available for pick up at Milwaukee Krampusnacht, Dec. 5, from our merch table. You still need a ticket to get in: If you want to get an order shipped, please email with a list of what you’d like to order and we can arrange a shipment:

Discounted Milwaukee Paranormal Conference merch is also available for pickup at the event.

Here is the merch link:

Milwaukee Krampusnacht Vendor of the Week: Stinky Goblin Emporium

Stinky Goblin Emporium has been part of Milwaukee Krampusnacht since year one and they have created our incredibly awesome event/t-shirt art every year. They say they love Krampusnacht, and we certainely love them. From the Goblins’ mouth:

“Stinky Goblin Emporium loves Krampusnacht! This year we will be selling original paintings on homemade wood plaques, hand painted wooden ornaments, and some small water color paintings, most of which center around our favorite christmas demon!”


Tickets and more info on this year’s event:

And here’s Stinky Goblin’s art for this year– we will have a pre-order open on merch very soon!

Milwaukee Krampusnacht Vendor of the Week: The Hodag Store

We’re glad to welcome a new vendor to Milwaukee Krampusnacht– The Hodag Store, all the way from Rhinelander, Wisconsin. The Hodag is another horned monster that calls Wisconsin home– the legend dates back to the late 1800s when a prankster named Eugene Shepard claimed he had photographed the monster in the woods outside Rhinelander. The Hodag has since becaome a Wisconsin Legend.

The Hodag Store (538 Lincoln St., Rhinelander) is your one stop Hodag souvenir shop with over 250 items– t-shirts, stickers, games, soda, hats, pins, earrings, and much more. They’ll have a selection of merch on the Krampus Holiday Market floor and you might even see a Hodag or two in the Krampus Parade!

More info:

You can find tickets, a music line-up, and list of vendors here:

Milwaukee Krampusnacht Tickets (and Entertainment Announcements)

Milwaukee Krampusnacht planning is moving along. This has been a challenging year to plan an event, but as always, we are working hard to bring great entertainment, vendors, and performers to our event. The event is 4-10pm Sunday, Dec. 5 at the Bavarian Bierhaus (700 W. Lexington Blvd., Glendale).

Tickets are on sale now (noon CST, Halloween). The first 100 tickets are free (these will be gone within minutes) and general admission tickets are just $5. Children 12 and under are free (if they’ve been good, otherwise we’re charging them double!) We have always strived to make this an affordable event for anyone who wants to go. We do not have our Kid’s Krampus Hour tickets available yet, still trying to figure out some logistics. We’re hoping to have the Kid’s Krampus Hour tickets available Nov. 5– these will be limited to 50 and includes a special craft-making session, candy bag, and special visit by Saint Nick and Krampus.

General admission tickets available here:

The Krampus Parade is currently scheduled for 7pm. If you’re interested in being in the parade as a performer, we will have a registration form online next week. This year Milwaukee Krampusnacht is dedicated to Scott Wolter. Scott was an important part of this event– he participated every year and taught children about the Krampus tradition at our Kid’s Krampus Hour in 2018 and 19. He passed away last year and will be missed.

Scott Wolter in the Krampus Parade, 2019.

We’ve booked most of our entertainment, but expect a couple more acts to be announced in the next couple weeks.

Music line-up:

The Quilz

We’re thrilled to welcome The Quilz, a dreamy and cinematic synthwave duo to Krampusnacht!

The Quilz

Sweet Sheiks

Bringing back jazz and pop from the teens, 20s, and 30s, Sweet sheiks returns for their third Krampusnacht!

Sweet Sheiks


Weird Wisconsin rock anthems, Madison’s Sunspot returns for their second Krampusnacht!


Leaky Bellows

A Scottish Folk band focused on creating energetic arrangements of historical (and modern) bagpipe, fiddle, and harp repertoire alongside traditional songs and ballads.

Leaky Bellows


DJ 10-foot Tall Krampus (this Krampus will be DJ-ing at the outdoor bar)

Roaming Zombie Choir (they’re baaaack!)

The Krampus Holiday Market is the perfect place to get gifts for all the lovable weirdos in your life, whether they’re naughty or nice. We strived for a nice mix of vendors who have been on the floor before as well as some new faces.
Confirmed vendors:

  1. Official Milwaukee Krampusnacht Merch Station
  2. Stinky Goblin Emporium
  3. Milwaukee Krampus Eigenheit
  4. Deutsche Schule Milwaukee (German Language School)
  5. Memento Moira
  6. Gebhardt Trading Company
  7. Mendoza Illustrations
  8. Necropolis Curios
  9. Feral House
  10. Stone Troll Studios
  11. Mary Jane’s Closet
  12. The Hodag Store
  13. Krystel Bub- Tarot Readings
  14. Grave Digger Candles
  15. Beyer Beware Productions
  16.  Milwaukee Pagan Unity Community
  17. Cryptic Requiem Creations
  18. Triple Moon Sisters
  19. Deadgar’s Dark Coffin Classics

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Our 2021 design by Stinky Goblin Emporium