Freakfest, the city-sanctioned Halloween celebration in downtown Madison, came and went on Saturday night with fewer arrests than in years past.
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Police reported 30 citations being issued for offenses like underage drinking and open intoxicants on the street.
Police said a homeless man who was drunk was the only arrest, while 13 people were cited in the Freakfest zone on Saturday evening, according to Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain said.
"Halloween on State Street is going to happen. It always has -- going back to the late '70s," DeSpain said. "So, let's do something positive with it. And I think it's now become an event that we don't have to be embarrassed about."
He said the crowd may have been smaller at the start of the event because many people stayed home to watch the University of Wisconsin Badgers football game, but police still expected 30,000 to 40,000 people to attend Freakfest, DeSpain said.