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Halloween Scene: Scare-Tacular Listings

Published on: October 27th, 2016

Still looking for Halloween Fun? It’s not too late to get in on some of these annual festivities.

Treats for Tots (12 & under)

BOO AT THE ZOO (Denver) Oct. 22,23,29,30 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Denver Zoo’s 32nd annual Boo At The Zoo, provides 20 trick-or-treat stations, animal demonstrations that will bug you out and exciting fun for the entire family. denverzoo.org

FRIGHTFEST FOR FAMILIES (Denver) October Saturdays and Sundays | 12-5 p.m.

Family By Day turns the park into a Halloween-themed treat, with plenty of interactive fun for the little ghouls, like concocting the grossest milkshake or roaming the Elitch pumpkin patch. elitchgardens.com/fright-fest

HAUNTINGS AT THE HANGAR Oct. 29 | 12-4 p.m.

Wings Over the Rockies transforms into a spooky laboratory of science experiments, interstellar outfits and even a magic show. 7711 East Academy Blvd. Denver. wingsmuseum.org/hauntings

LONGMONT HALLOWEEN PARADE AND TRICK-OR-TREAT STREET 10 a.m.

Foot Parade lineup begins and 9:30 a.m. in front of the Memorial Building, walks down Main St. to 3rd Ave. and back. The Trick-or-Treat street begins after the street parade ends. longmontcolorado.gov

MUNCHKIN MASQUERADE 2016 (Boulder) Oct. 31 | 3-6 p.m.

Spooky tots, pint-sized superheroes and other munchkins invade Pearl Street and downtown Boulder. boulderdowntown.com

NIWOT’S GREAT PUMPKIN PARTY Oct. 29 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The 48th gathering in Old Town & Cottonwood Square includes a parade with trick-or-treating at local businesses before and after. facebook

SAFE STREET HALLOWEEN (Northglenn) Oct. 22 | 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Northglenn High School students transform classrooms into haunted houses, and host a safe trick-or-treating experience for younger kids. | 601 W. 100th Place northglenn.org/safestreethalloween

TINY TOT HALLOWEEN (Ft. Collins) Oct. 22 | 10 a.m. -8:30 p.m.

Participants gather in Old Town Square Plaza to receive a goodie bag and map of the designated trick-or-treat area. downtownfortcollins.com/events

TRICK OR TREAT STREET (Denver) Oct. 28-30 |  9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Children’s Museum hosts three days of interactive fun with games, crafts and parades. There will be treats, too. $15; free for members | 2121 Children’s Museum Dr. mychildsmuseum.org

TRICK OR TREAT STREET (Lafayette) Oct. 28 | 4-6 p.m.

Costumed children and parents are invited to trick-or-treat on Mt. Diablo Blvd. from Oak Hill Rd. to Dewing Ave. and in La Fiesta Square. Participating businesses will display participating poster and balloons. lafayettechamber.org

TRICK OR TREAT TRAIN (Golden) Oct. 30 | 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Ride in vintage passenger cars pulled by a historic locomotive. The conductors and engineers will be in costume as the train makes special stops to fill treat bags and tickle your funny bones including a “not so spooky” haunted railcar and a silly graveyard. There’s a Pumpkin Patch cart that’s great for photo ops, too. $5 children, $15 adults. Colorado Railroad Museum coloradorailroadmuseum.org

TRUNK OR TREAT (Erie) Oct. 29, | 3:30-5:30 pm

Area businesses will be decorate cars lined along the Civic Green at the Erie Community Center and then pop their trunks for a car-to-car trunk-or-treat.

MAZES ‘N’ PUMPKIN PATCHES

ANDERSON FARMS FALL FESTIVAL Through Oct. 31

The grandaddy of corn mazes (30 acres!) returns along with hayrides, mine car rides and a playground. On weekends, there are pumpkin launches on the hour, and of course it’s a great place to pick up a future jack-o-lantern. 6728 County Rd. 3 ¼, Erie. $10-$16 andersonfarms.com

CHATFIELD FARMS CORN MAZE Through Oct. 30

An 8-acre corn maze in Denver’s Botanic Gardens with other activities like hay and train rides available, too. At night, the corn maze gets spookier and there’s a Dead Zone Haunted Attraction. 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton. $13 adult non-members botanicgardens.org/events

COTTONWOOD FARMS Through Oct. 31

There’s a Halloween and fall festival pumpkin patch, animals, corn and hay bale mazes and hayrides. S.W. Corner of 75th St. and Arapahoe Rd. cottonwoodfarms.com

MAIZE IN THE CITY Through Oct. 31

Come be the children in the corn. The main maze may take you 40 minutes to solve, or try the mini-maze. Pony rides, pumpkins and petting zoo are some of the farm-related options, but there’s a bounce castle and obstacle course, too. $9 (5-12), $12 for anyone older. 10270 Riverdale Rd. maizeinthecity.com

MUNSON FARMS 

Beyond the final summer veggies and fresh squash there are hayrides, a corn maze and those big orange squashes every’s after at this time of year. Valmont Rd & N 75th St., Boulder munsonfarms.com

ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUMPKIN PATCH

Once the pumpkins turn orange, or the other shades they come in, this farm is open for business. Hayrides begin the first week of October. 3225 E 124th Ave., Thornton hillsharvest.com

ROCK CREEK FARM PUMPKIN PATCH AND CORN MAZE Through Oct. 31 | 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Spend part of your day on the farm winding through a hay bale maze, looking at the farm animals and finding that perfect pumpkin to carve up later. 2005 South 112th St., Broomfield rockcreekfarm.com

HAUNTED HOUSES & OTHER SCARES, 13TH DOOR and SLAUGHTERHOUSE GULCH

Enter a house jam packed with scares and try to escape. $25 | 3184 S. Parker Rd., Aurora. 13door.com

13TH FLOOR HAUNTED HOUSE

New attractions weave tales of lab-accident zombies or Haitian rituals that spawned werewolves. $29 | 4120 Brighton Blvd, Denver. 13thfloorhauntedhouse.com

BANJO BILLY’S BOULDER GHOST STORY

Learn about the phantoms and specters that haunt the town below the Flatirons. 90 minutes of spooky fun. Remember, children under 5 ride for free with paid adult, October Fri./Sat. Nights and Sun. afternoons. | banjobilly.com/ghost-tours

TERROR IN THE CORN and ZOMBIE PAINTBALL

Beyond the cornfield lies a ghost town, literally  Or try to repel an onslaught of undead one paintball at a time. This year, Terror In the Corn will run on a schedule, Zombie Paintball will be first-come, first-serve, with 20 people per wagon. 6728 County Rd. 3 ¼, Erie. $20-$25 ($40-$45 combo) andersonfarms.com

FRIGHTFEST Weekend nights through Oct. 30 | Fri. 6-10 p.m.; Sat 12-10 p.m.; Sun. 12-9 p.m. Fright By Night (12+) elitchgardens.com/fright-fest

GREAT ROOM ESCAPE (ZOMBIE and CABIN)

The clock counts down 60 minutes as you try to piece together clues to escape. Can you work with a team to coordinate an exit before time runs out? There are two rooms, each with a different story. 4120 Brighton Blvd. Ste. C2 greatroomescape.com/denver/

CITY OF THE DEAD, CURSE OF DARKNESS and THE CARNIVAL OF CARNAGE

Three ways to horrify yourself this season: dodge the undead, vampires in a funeral parlor or carnies (who are scary dead or alive). 7007 E 88th Ave, Henderson. cityofthedeadhaunt.com

SHOWS & EVENTS

EERIE ERIE SATURDAY Oct. 29 | 7:30 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. race time

The Town of Erie hosts its annual 5K and 10K races, which pass through Historic Downtown Erie and before moving onto the new trail systems around the town. The 10K passes Pleasant Hill Cemetery and there’s no rule that says it can’t be haunted in the morning. $30-$35 | Erie Middle School at 650 Main Street, Erie. erieoptimists.org

“Nightmare in the Air” Oct. 22-29 | 7:30-9:30 p.m.

An Aerial Dance Halloween Production by Iluminar Aerial is a frightful, flightful take on Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” and is an all-ages performance. 2655 Industrial Ln., Broomfield. denver.org

HALLOWEEN PARTY at 300 SUNS (Longmont) Oct. 29 | 7 p.m. 300 Suns Brewing | 335 1st Ave. Unit C, Longmont. 300sunsbrewing.com

MONSTERDASH 5K/10K (Louisville) A festival, afternoon fun runs and a costumed kids race are wrapped up with a trick-or-treating downtown. | Start/Finish at 544 County Rd. | monsterdashrun.com

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