This kind of thing is exactly why you don’t live in the city. Only in a cozy small town such as Longmont can you have a costume parade for the whole populace without worrying too much about some nut job protest group ruining all the fun (hopefully). Bring the kids in their Spider-Man and Fairy Princess best to the St. Vrain Memorial building along with the cameras. The parade route heads east to Main Street (on Longs Peak Avenue), then down Main to 3rd, before winding back north on Main, where the kids hit local shops for Trick or Treat Street. The only thing missing is Aunt Bea. 10 a.m., Oct. 25, 700 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont, 303.651.8404
No Cow Tipping!
Aside from crop circles and roasted corn, cornfields also happen to be awesome for losing yourself. At least, that’s what Anderson Farms says. The self-proclaimed oldest corn maze in Colorado brings everyone out in October as things really get hopping. Pick your own pumpkins, ride wagons, feed animals, practice cow milking—pretty much everything you ever wanted to do on a farm that’s legal. Sept. 20-Nov. 2, 6728 WCR 3 3/4, Erie, 303.828.510.
Watch out, Sandler
Remember that Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore flick where she’s an amnesiac who keeps reliving the same day, forcing Sandler to win her affection over and over again? 40 First Dates was Wedding Singer meets Groundhog Day, and actually pretty funny. Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay Abaire took the same premise and made it more interesting with Fuddy Meers, adding a big dash mystery to the script. Oct. 31-Nov. 15, Longmont Theatre Co., 513 Main St., Longmont, 303.772.5200, , $15+
Since You Can’t Do the Mall Crawl
Colorado’s Halloween traditions have never quite lived up to the good ol’ days of the Mall Crawl on Pearl Street. But since hooligans and overzealous Boulder politicians ruined the fun, we’ve often had to head into Denver for something cool. Not this year—try Nissi’s for a night of dance music and costumed revelry with cover band Deja Blu. Their library includes everything from Joe Cocker to Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin to James Brown. 7:30 p.m., Oct. 31, 2675 North Park Drive, Lafayette, 303.665.2757, $12