Oct. 21 – 22 & 28 – 29, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Two weekends of Halloween festivities featuring indoor trick-or-treating, a costume parade, invertebrate exploration, and fun family entertainment! Come for a creepy-crawly adventure! Butterfly Pavilion, 6252 West 104th Ave., Westminster
Boo at the Zoo
Oct. 25-26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Boo at The Zoo offers more than 25 trick-or-treat stations, creepy-crawly animal demonstrations, and exciting family-friendly entertainment under the canopy of the beautiful fall foliage of the Denver Zoo. Denver Zoo; denverzoo.org
Glow at the Gardens
Oct. 18 &19, 25 & 26, 2017, 5:30-9:30 p.m. (last entry at 9 p.m.)
The Gardens will close at 3 p.m. every day of Glow at the Gardens.
For people who aren’t into spooky or creepy, the Denver Botanic Gardens offers luminaria-lined pathways winding through the gardens, revealing larger-than-life pumpkin displays. Also, live music, free face painting, costume contest, scavenger hunt, crafts, and LED circus performers.
1007 York Street, Denver; 720-865-3500; botanicgardens.org
Longmont Halloween Parade and Trick-or-Treat Street
The line-up begins at 9:30 a.m. in front of St. Vrain Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak Ave. The foot parade starts at 10 a.m. Come in costume! Enjoy the sounds of local bands during the parade. Downtown Longmont; ci.longmont.co.us/rec/special/halloween.htm#.Uksdprx5Ey4
Monster Dash Run
Berkeley Lake Park, Denver October 28 at 9:00 am
Community Park, Louisville October 29 at 3:00 pm
This year’s MonsterDASH Run is zombie-themed. A 5k/10k Trail Fun Run and Kids Races in Old Town Louisville and Denver (Tennyson District). Fun, costumes, games, and cool prizes are all part of this family event & festival.
Oct. 31, 3 – 6 p.m., rain or shine
Downtown Boulder is invaded by thousands of tiny ghosts and goblins, dinosaurs and dragons, fairies and princes, super heroes, and animals trick-or-treating along Pearl Street. Recommended for children ages 12 and under.
Niwot Great Pumpkin Party
October 28, 10 a.m.
Starting around 10 a.m., kids can trick-or-treat through Old Town and Cottonwood Square followed by the kids and animals parade at 11:30 a.m., hayrides through town and a dog costume contest with prizes. Old Town Niwot; niwot.com/niwot-events
Tiny Tot Halloween Downtown
October 31 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Give your kids a safe place to trick-or-treat this Halloween in downtown Ft. Collins at the Tiny Tot Halloween Downtown. Participants gather in Old Town Square Plaza to receive a trick-or-treat bag with a map indicating the designated trick-or-treat area.Downtown Fort Collins; downtownfortcollins.com/events/tiny-tot-halloween
Trick or Treat Street
October 27-29, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Children’s Museum will host the most boo-tiful fall festival in town! Parade from one treat house to the next and collect goodies, play carnival games, and create Halloween crafts. It’s the ultimate safe and exciting Halloween adventure. Children’s Museum of Denver; 2121 Children’s Museum Dr., Denver; cmdenver.org
Trick or Treat Train
October 28 10 a.m. – October 29 at 4 p.m.
All aboard! The Trick or Treat Train departs every 30 minutes between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. through Trick or Treat Town where you can fill your bag with goodies. Visit the “not so spooky” haunted railcar or the Olde Railroaders silly graveyard and the Pumpkin Patch. Free for museum members; $5 for children 2 and older; $15 for adults; $10 for seniors; and $30 for families. Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden; coloradorailroadmuseum.org
Saturday, October 28th, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Party if you dare in the Curtis Hotel’s twisty-turny haunted hallways with two dozen bars and three spectacularly themed ballroom dance parties. Coloween features Denver’s top-rated DJs, live musical acts, festival-quality sound and light production, sexy theatrical performers, and more. Curtis Hotel, 1405 Curtis Street, Denver; coloween.com
The Denver Halloween Costume Ball
Saturday, October 28th, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
This Exclusive Halloween Costume Ball offers the best party package in the city of Denver, a $1,000 ‘Best of The Ball’ Halloween costume contest, Live Halloween entertainment and DJs. Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel; denverhalloweenball.com
Naughty Ball Denver
Saturday, October 14th, 7 p.m.-4 a.m.
The Naughty Ball is a full-immersion exotic costume ball. It is a provocative exploration of elegant eroticism in a safe and welcoming environment. Who doesn’t want to be naughty for Halloween? Diamond Cabaret & Diamond After Dark; 1222 Glenarm, Denver
Saturday, October 28th, 8 pm. – 1 a.m.
For one night only, the McNichols Building becomes the Paranormal Palace with three floors of internationally acclaimed artists and performers. This extravaganza is an interactive haunted party with over 30+ ghoulish performers & DJs.McNichols, 144 W. Colfax Ave., Denver; denverhalloween.org
Asylum Haunted House
September 16-November 11
The Asylum is damp, musty, and infected with the screams of tortured souls. Don’t lose your mind or your head, when wandering through the Asylum Haunted House, a frightening hospital for the insane. 6100 E 39th Ave, Denver; 303.355.3327; asylumdenver.com
Banjo Billy’s Halloween Bus Tours
This 90-minute Boulder history tour includes the story of Boulder’s legit haunts. 720.938.8885; banjobilly.com
Capitol Hill Ghost and History Tour
Paranormal investigators guide you on a walking tour of Capitol Hill’s most notoriously haunted homes. Make Reservations by phone (Toll Free) @ 1 877 880-6232. All tours launch and end @ 1340 Pennsylvania St. besttoursofdenver.com
City of the Dead
September 22 – November 11
The City of the Dead Haunted House boasts 30,000 square feet of horror. There are three new attraction themes: the dead rising, dark souls, and the carnival of carnage. Watch out for the zombies in the parking lot! 7007 E. 88th Ave., Henderson; cityofthedeadhaunt.com
Curse of Slaughterhouse Gulch
The Curse of Slaughterhouse Gulch is the place where the evil and tortured souls go after they die. It’s so dark that even your thoughts betray you. Visit the website for more details. 3184 Peoria St., Aurora; 720.261.0570; slaughterhousegulch.com
Dead Zone Scream Park
Where our world crosses over into the spirit world, there is an in-between realm known as “The Dead Zone.” Experience a cursed hayride, corn stalkers, and an after-dark maze. This is Colorado’s one and only Scream Park. Open select nights in October. Check website for details. Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms. 8500 West Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, CO 80128; deadzonescreampark.com
Denver Zombie Crawl
October 7, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Zombify and join the day of the living dead in the largest zombie mob in history at Skyline Park. No bleeding on storefronts, signs, sidewalks. Entry fee is a non-perishable food item to donate to the Food Bank of the Rockies. Downtown Denver; eyeheartbrains.com
Firehouse Ghost Hunters
Oct 27 & Oct 28 8-11 p.m.
After paranormal experts who investigate the firehouse give a ghostly talk, ghost hunt with professionals. Just make sure you don’t get separated from the group. You may never return. Denver Firefighters Museum; 1326 Tremont Place, Denver; denverfirefightersmuseum.org
Frightfest Elitch Gardens
Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays from September 29 through October 29, 2017.Fridays: 6-10 p.m. / Saturdays: 12-10 p.m. /Sundays: 12-9 p.m.
Elitch Gardens transforms into Family By Day and Fright By Night. Little ghosts and goblins can enjoy free candy on the Trick-or-Treat Trail during the day. When Fright by Night takes over, you will hear blood-curdling shrieks, as haunted creatures lurk around every corner. 2000 Elitches Cir, Denver; Elitchgardens.com
The Frightmare Compound – Westminster, CO
Open most night from September 29 – November 11
Frightmare consists of two haunted houses at the same location: Frightmare and The House of Darkness. The compound has an abandoned funhouse that was moved here following a carnival massacre. Spirits of the undead have returned with flesh-eating clowns trolling for demented fun. Considered the most horrifying haunted house in Denver, this is not for the weak-hearted. Come if you dare! 108th and Wadsworth Blvd, Westminster; thefrightmarecompound.com
Hauntings at the Hangar
October 29th 12 – 4 p.m.
Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum turns into a fun, spooky, haunted hangar filled with space treats, science experiments, magic tricks, and more. 7711 East Academy Blvd., Denver, 303.360.5360; wingsmuseum.org
Haunted Field of Screams
Open Fri, September 29 and Sat, September 30. October 1-29, Thurs-Sunday, and Tues, October 31.
Chainsaws, cornfields, and no logical way out…What could be more terrifying? The Haunted Field of Screams features three attractions: Dead Man’s Night Maze, Zombie Paintball Massacre, Haunted Field of Screams and 35 acres of haunted cornfield. E. 104th Avenue and Riverdale Road, Thornton; hauntedfieldofscreams.com
Horror Theater Haunted House Denver
October; Monday-Thursday 7pm-9:30pm; Friday-Sunday 7pm-10pm
The Horror Theater started out as a one night only event and quickly turned into a local phenomenon. The haunted house is called a ‘theater,’ because guests are actors in this masterpiece; their role: to act scared! Complete with movie quality effects, the theater is sure to scare the most seasoned of haunted house goers. 4504 S. Independence St., Denver
They Came from Below, Fridays and Saturdays, October 6-November 18
Zombie Murder, Saturdays only, September 16-November 25
Adams Mystery Playhouse presents fantastic mysteries where you solve a crime. Adams Mystery Playhouse, 2406 Federal Blvd., Denver, adamsmysteryplayhouse.com
Terror in the Corn
September 22 – October 29
Terror in the Corn is Colorado’s only haunted hayride and ghost town experience. As the tractor-drawn wagon heads deeper into the night, through the unforgiving cornfield, you will encounter ghoulish creatures giving you spine-tingling chills. Once you enter the rickety wooden walls of a deserted ghost town, there is no turning back. 6728 County Road 3 ¼, Erie; 303.828.5210; andersonfarms.com/terror-in-the-corn
Twin Terror Weekends at the Stanley Hotel
Friday, October 20
The Murder Mystery Dinner features a theatrical presentation of murder and suspense leavened with humor. It explores suspects throughout the room in the context of a gourmet 4-course meal hosted in the Victorian-style MacGregor Ballroom.
Saturday, October 21
The Shining Ball features a live performance by The Gasoline Lollipops. Attendees will compete for prizes with imaginative, macabre, and daring costumes that will be paraded through the hotel. Festive hors d’oeuvres, delightful drink, dancing among the imaginative, The Shining-themed decor will bring new chills to the hottest night of the Halloween season.
Saturday, October 28
The Masquerade Party closes out Twin Terror Weekends. This frightful night will feature live music, dancing, drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and imaginative Halloween costumes. The Stanley Hotel, 333 Wonderview Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517; Stanleyhotel.com
October 13th, 7:00 p.m.
Edgar Allan Poe and other Gothic greats return for the Victorian Horrors, an immersive theater experience for literary nerds and fans of the macabre. Molly Brown House Museum, 1340 Pennsylvania Street, Denver;mollybrown.org
Anderson Farms Fall Festival
Fridays & Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sundays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Colorado’s oldest and largest corn maze boasts family friendly activities including hayrides, pumpkin picking, gemstone mining, mine car rides, a kiddie korral playground and more. 6728 County Road 3 1/4, Erie, 303.828.5210
Chatfield’s Corn Maze
Fridays & Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sundays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
What is more fun than winding through seven acres of corn, going on a hayride or a barrel train ride, and jumping on a giant pillow? Throw in a pony ride and a hamster ball for an additional fee and your child’s day is complete. 8500 Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton; 303.973.3705; botanicgardens.org/corn-maze
Opens September 29
Cottonwood Farms’ cornfield maze is hand-cut and custom-made for a close fall walk with the family. Pick a pumpkin, snuggle a sheep, hop a hayride, or say hi to Rocco the donkey and Bentley the miniature horse. 1535 N. 75th St., Boulder; 720.890.4766; cottonwoodfarms.com
Crazed Cornfield Maze
Open weekends starting Saturday, September 30 through Sunday, October 29
If you’re navigationally challenged, hit the mini-maze with the little ones and then enjoy the petting zoo. Only the truly crazed venture into the 20-acre Crazed Cornfield Maze. 6101 E. 104th Ave., Thornton; 303.913.5947; crazedcornfieldmaze.com
Salute agriculture in Harvest Farm’s cornfield maze or salute the Second Amendment with a little corn cannon target practice. They also offer pig races, roping, an obstacle course, and an eggucation station. 4240 E. County Road 66, Wellington; 970.568.9803; harvestfarm.net
Breathe in seasonal inspiration at Hill’s Harvest. Here, it’s all fall: pies, pumpkins, decorative gourds and Indian corn, and carving pumpkins ripe for the pickin’. And who doesn’t love a free hayride? 3225 E. 124th Ave., Thornton; 303.451.5637; hillsharvest.com
October 8 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Snag the last of the summer veggies, start in on the winter squash and pick up your pumpkins. They specialize in sweet corn, tomatoes, peaches, and pumpkins. 75th Street and Valmont Road, Boulder; 303.442.5330; munsonfarms.com
Ollin Farm’s Fall Harvest Festival
Early October through Halloween
During the Fall Festival, explore the farm, frolic in the pumpkin patch, and groove to the music. 8627 N. 95th St., Longmont; ollinfarms.com
Red Wagon Organic Farm’s Pumpkin Patch Tours
Go on a tractor-drawn hayride, pet farm animals (including goats, alpacas, llamas, and chickens), and explore a straw-bale maze. 7694 N. 63rd St., Longmont; redwagonorganicfarm.com
Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Ranch
Skip the gore and head straight for the gourds during the RMPR’s October Pumpkin Carnival. Make your own apple cider, stroll the maze, take the kiddos for a pony ride and let ‘em paint a pumpkin. 9057 Ute Highway, CO 66, Longmont; 303.684.0087; rockymtnpumpkinranch.com
September and October, Wed – Sunday, 9 – 1 p.m.
A day at Sunflower Farm gives your children the chance to move and explore in ways they don’t very often in our modern, urbanized life. There are sandboxes inside silos, a corn house that kids can play in, tree forts and bridges and animals everywhere. Be creative: play hide-and-seek in the hay bales, have a tea party in the tepee or feed the baby goats. 11150 Prospect Rd., Longmont; 303.774.8001; sunflowerfarminfo.com