The bewitching month is upon us, and there are plenty of events to keep your spooky bone satisfied all month long with pumpkin patches, trick-or-treating, musical events, and the perennial favorite: being chased through a haunted corn maze by a beat up clown and a chainsaw. Find an event that suits your idea of a bloody good time.
BATH GARDEN HALLOWEEN PARTY (Fort Collins) Oct 27. | 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Get ready for costume contests, snacks, and games in the scenic Bath Gardens. Kids can carve pumpkins and make spooky crafts. Be sure to bring your pets for the pet costume contest. 2000 E. Prospect Rd. Ft. Collins. | bathgardencenter.com/event/
COSMIC COSTUME SKATE (Greeley) Oct. 27 | 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Get dressed up and get on the ice for an evening of Halloween themed-skating. Show up in costume and get your ice skate rental for free. At the end of the night there will be a costume contest, so bring your best outfits. 900 Eighth Ave Greeley ($5) | greeleyrec.com/event/
FRIGHTFEST FOR FAMILIES (Denver) Saturdays and Sundays Sept. 28 – Oct. 28| 12 to 5 p.m.
Family By Day turns Elitch Gardens 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
FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL (Platteville) Through mid-November | 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Hop on the back of the wagon and find out what a Halloween Harvest really looks like at Miller Farms. With a corn maze, petting zoo, and squash picking station there’s something for everyone to get involved. 13912 CR 19 Platteville. millerfarms.net/
FALL FUNDAY (Greeley) Oct. 13 | 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Celebrate Halloween early and national costume swap day at the Greeley Recreation Center. There are also chances to enjoy some face painting, coloring, and light refreshments. 651 10th Ave., Greeley | greeleycalendar.com/
HAUNTINGS AT THE HANGAR (Denver) Oct. 27 | 12 to 4 p.m.
Wings Over the Rockies transforms into a fun, spooky hangar filled with games, costumes, sci-fi characters, and more! 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver. wingsmuseum.org/hauntings
VICTORIAN HORRORS (Denver) Oct. 12 – 27 | starts 6 p.m.
Listen to tales of unspeakable horror from some of the most notable writers in history in this immersive theatre experience. Authors like Poe, Wells, and Lovecraft all come together to weave a tale of terror in the 25th anniversary of this spooky museum tour. ($20) 1340 Pennsylvania St., Denver | mollybrown.org/victorian-horrors/
HALLOWEEN FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL (Loveland) Oct. 27 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This festival is hosted by the Loveland Museum and Gallery in downtown Loveland. There will be costume contests, candy, along with vendor booths and entertainment for the whole family. 503 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland |lovelandmuseumgallery.org/programs-events/
HALLOWEEN ENCHANTED GARDENS (Fort Collins) Oct. 27 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Every year the Gardens on Spring Creek are transformed into an enchanted land of magical amusements. Kids can get their faces painted, watch magic shows, and meet the Talking Pumpkin! $5 per child. 2145 Centre Ave., Fort Collins | fcgov.com/gardens/
HOWL-O-WEEN TRICK OR TREAT (Greeley) Oct. 20 – 21 | 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Get ready for some harvest season family fun at the Centennial Museum. History, Haunted Halloween games, and a whole lot of candy will make this a night to remember ($2 for kids and $3 for adults). 1475 A St., Greeley | greeleymuseums.com/events |
LONGMONT HALLOWEEN PARADE AND TRICK-OR-TREAT STREET Oct 27.| 10 a.m.
Foot Parade lineup begins at 9:30 a.m. in front of the Memorial Building, walks down Main Street to Third Avenue and back. The Trick-or-Treat street begins after the street parade ends. longmontcolorado.gov
MUNCHKIN MASQUERADE 2018 (Boulder) Oct. 31 | 3 to 6 p.m.
Spooky tots, pint-sized superheroes and other munchkins invade Pearl Street and march through downtown Boulder. You don’t want to miss these tiny ghosts and goblins. Boulderdowntown.com
PUMPKIN NIGHTS (Brighton) Oct. 17 – Nov. 4 | 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Explore eight different pumpkin-themed lands, enjoy nightly entertainment, or stop and try some of the Halloween treats from the vendors. Enjoy a spooky pumpkin display that’s fun but not frightening for the whole family. ($16 – $20) 9755 Henderson Rd., Brighton | pumpkinnights.com/
SAFE STREET HALLOWEEN (Northglenn) Oct. 27 | 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Northglenn High School students transform classrooms into Beetlejuice themed haunted houses, and host a safe trick-or-treating experience for younger kids. 601 W. 100th Place. northglenn.org/safestreethalloween
TREATSYLVANIA (Fort Collins) Oct. 26 – 28 | opens 6 p.m. Fri. & Sat.
It’s all treats and no tricks at this fun family farm event. Kids under 10 get a free treat bag where they can collect candy from 40 different store fronts in this make-believe village. Families can also indulge in free refreshments, hayrides, or simply enjoy the pumpkin patch. 600 N. Sherwood St., Fort Collins | fcgov.com/recreation
TRUNK OR TREAT (Thornton) Oct. 20 | 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Kids can go from trunk to trunk for treat after treat at this safe Halloween event. Each vehicle is decorated with fun themes for this spooktacular event. The fun is at 108th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard in Thornton. Cost is $2 for kids and $1 for adults. | cityofthornton.net/festivals-events/
TRICK OR TREAT STREET (Denver) Oct. 28 – 30 | 9 a.m. to 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 (Greeley) Oct. 26 | 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Bring your ghouls, goblins, witches, and wizards out for an evening of Halloween festivities fit for children of all ages. Ninth Street Plaza will be blocked off for a night of games, pumpkin carving, and treats. | greeleydowntown.com/
TRICK OR TREAT STREET (Lafayette) Oct. 26 | 4 to 6 p.m.
Costumed children and parents are invited to trick-or-treat on Mt. Diablo Boulevard from Oak Hill Road to Dewing Avenue and in La Fiesta Square. Participating businesses will display participating poster and balloons. Lafayettechamber.org
TRICK OR TREAT TRAIN (Golden) Oct. 27 & 28 | 10 a.m. to 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
WOW! HALLOWEEN PARTY (Lafayette) Oct. 26 | 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
WOW! Children’s Museum is getting a Halloween makeover. Put on your best costume and get ready for a Halloween party that’s full of spooky sciences, tasty treats, and ghoulsh giveaways! | 110 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette. | wowchildrensmuseum.org/visit/calendar/
ANDERSON FARMS FALL FESTIVAL (Erie) Through Oct. 31
The granddaddy 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. $10 to $16. 6728 County Rd. 3 ¼, Erie. | andersonfarms.com
THE BARTELS FARM (Fort Collins)
The Bartle farm has a petting zoo, pumpkin patch, and lots of photo ops to get that fall family photo. If you’re looking for some budget friendly family fun this Halloween season, this is a great option. 3424 E. Douglas Rd., Fort Collins | thebartelsfarm.com/index.html
CHATFIELD FARMS CORN MAZE (Denver) Through Oct. 28
An eight-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. $13 adult non-members. 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton. | botanicgardens.org/events
COTTONWOOD FARMS (Lafayette) Through Oct. 31
There’s a Halloween and fall festival pumpkin patch, animals, corn and hay bale mazes and hayrides. Southwest corner of 75th Street and Arapahoe Road $5 Sat. and Sun. | cottonwoodfarms.com
JACK LANTERN’S CORN MAZE (Fort Collins) Oct. 6 – 31 | opens 11 a.m.
This Northern Colorado gem is home to two corn mazes and two pumpkin patches. During the day you can enjoy a puzzling maze or leisurely hayride or come at night for a haunted evening. ($10 – $24). 2318 S. County Road 5 Fort Collins | .nococornmaze.com/
MAIZE IN THE CITY (Thornton) 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 a few of the farm-related options, but there’s a bouncy castle and obstacle course, too. $9 (5 to 12), $12 for anyone older. 10451 McKay Rd., Thornton. | maizeinthecity.com
MUNSON FARMS (Boulder) | 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Daily
Beyond the final summer veggies and fresh squash there are hayrides, a corn maze, and those big orange squashes everyone’s after at this time of year. Valmont Road and North 75th Street, Boulder. | munsonfarms.com
OSBORN FARMS PUMPKIN PATCH Opens Sept. 29 | Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Check out this family owned pumpkin patch that’s been a part of the Loveland community since 1861. Take your whole family to pick out pumpkins and take pictures on the Osborn Farm. 1230 S. Boise Ave., Loveland | osborn.farm/
RED WAGON PUMPKIN PATCH (Boulder) | Through Oct. 31 |10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Spend a few hours roaming the Red Wagon Farm pumpkin patch and getting to know the alpacas, llamas, goats, chicken and geese. There is also a straw bale maze. North 63rd St. and Oxford Rd. redwagonfarmboulder.com
ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUMPKIN PATCH (Thornton) Through Oct. 31 | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon. – Sat.
Once the pumpkins turn orange, or the other shades they come in, this farm is open for business. Hayrides begin on September 29th this year. 3225 E. 124th Ave., Thornton. hillsharvest.com
ROCK CREEK FARM PUMPKIN PATCH AND CORN MAZE (Broomfield) Through Oct. 31 | 9 a.m. to 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 S. 112th St., Broomfield. rockcreekfarm.com
HAUNTED HOUSES & OTHER SCARES
13TH FLOOR HAUNTED HOUSE (Denver) Through Nov. 10| 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sun. – Thursday; 7 p.m. to 12 p.m. Fri. & Sat.
Be ready for a holy haunting with the new possessed nun, restless spirits, and other ghoulish attractions . $29 | 3400 E. 52nd Ave., Denver. 13thfloorhauntedhouse.com
THE ASYLUM | CITY OF THE DEAD (Now merged into one attraction) (Henderson) Through Nov. 3 |7p.m. – 10 p.m. Sun. – Thurs. ; 7p.m. to 12 a.m. Fri. & Sat.
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 | ($19-33)
BANJO BILLY’S BOULDER GHOST STORY (Boulder) | Weekends in October
Learn about the phantoms and specters that haunt the town below the Flatirons. Ninety minutes of spooky fun. Remember, children under five ride for free with paid adult; Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons in October. | banjobilly.com/ghost-tours
EXTINCTION LIVE ACTION HAUNTED HOUSE (Denver) Through Oct. 31 | 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
This is a haunted house experience like no other, get ready to interact with a Haunted House in new and unique ways. Shoot airsoft BBs for your own unique haunted experience. $25 | 4100 Grape St. A, Denver. extinctionhauntedhouse.com/
FRIGHTFEST (Denver) Weekend nights through Oct. 28 | Fri. 6 to 10 p.m.; Sat 6 to 11 p.m.; Sun. 6 to 9 p.m.
Get ready for a real Elitches fright. Fright By Night is perfect for teens and adults looking for a full Halloween haunting. (12+) elitchgardens.com/fright-fest
HAUNTED FIELD OF SCREAMS (Thornton) Thurs. – Sun. through Oct. 31 | sunset to 12 p.m. Fri & Sat. ; sunset to 10 p.m. Thurs. & Sun.
Get ready for the largest scream park in Colorado. This 30-acre corn field has four different haunted experiences that will shake you to the core. Haunted corn mazes, Zombie paintball, and a madman’s’ puzzle escape you’re sure to be scared. 10451 McKay Rd., Thornton. hauntedfieldofscreams.com/ | ($40)
TERROR IN THE CORN and ZOMBIE PAINTBALL (Erie) Thurs – Sun. through Oct. 28 | opens 7 p.m.
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 to $25 ($40 to $45 combo). terrorinthecorn.com/
CURIOSITY CONCERT (Boulder) Oct. 27 | 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Dive into Halloween with the spooky sounds of the Boulder Symphony at their annual children’s Halloween concert. This special show features a costume parade, prizes, and an instrument petting zoo. | 1820 15th St., Boulder. bouldersymphony.org
DISNEY IN CONCERT: NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (Denver) Oct. 24 & 25 | 7 p.m.
Listen to the Colorado Symphony’s spookiest show of the season. During this screening of the beloved Tim Burton film ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ the symphony will play all your favorite songs from the movie right along with the movie. Tickets start at $20. 1400 Curtis St., Denver | tickets.coloradosymphony.org/
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS TOURS (Longmont) Oct. 13, 20, 27 | 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Learn about Ancient Mayan and Aztec traditions in this fun cultural tour at the Longmont Museum. Guides share about the history of this holiday and its connections in Longmont in English and Spanish. | Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Rd., Longmont. longmontcolorado.gov
EERIE ERIE SATURDAY Oct. 27 | 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 to $35 | Erie Middle School at 650 Main St., Erie. erieoptimists.org
HALLOWEEN EYE BALL (Fort Collins) Oct 26. | 6:30 p.m. to 11p.m.
Get spooky for a good cause. All money from this even goes to Ensight which helps vision impaired individuals learn life skills. Put on your best costume and do the monster mash. $50 Agave Room 149 W. Mountain Ave., Fort Collins | ensightskills.org
HALLOWEEN BOO-LESQUE AND COMEDY SHOW (Centennial) Oct. 25 – 28 | 8 p.m. Thurs. – Sat.
The Clocktower Cabaret is back this year with their annual sultry, spooky Halloween burlesque show. Hosted by Count Naughty Pierre this is a show for adults who are ready to laugh and scream during the 13th annual show. ($25 to $35)1601 E. Arapahoe Rd., Centennial | clocktowercabaret.com/
HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR (Denver) Oct 28. | 2:30 p.m.
Get your best robes and potions together for this Harry Potter themed night of fun. The Colorado Symphony a family-favorite concert fit for all the boys and ghouls to enjoy. The best costumes will be invited on stage to share with everyone, so get ready for a magical time. Cost is $10 for children $27 for adults. 1400 Curtis St., Denver | tickets.coloradosymphony.org
HALLOWEEN WITH THE SPIRITS (Estes Park) | Oct. 19 – 20 and Oct. 27 |
Thrills and chills begin Friday, Oct. 19 at the Stanley Hotel, you know the hotel from The Shining. The revamped Halloween celebrations kick off with a murder mystery dinner. Saturday, film and horror buffs alike can boogie down to live music during the Shining Ball or the Masquerade Ball “Thriller Night” the following weekend. It’s sure to be a screaming good time. | 333 E. Wonderview Ave., Estes Park. stanleyhotel.com/
LASER HALLOWEEN AND SPOOKY MOONS (Boulder) Oct. 25 & 28 | 9 to 10 p.m. Thurs; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Watch the Fiske Planetarium use lasers to put on an unforgettable Haunted Halloween show that will fill the night with magic as you gaze upon the spooky moons in the sky. | 2414 Regent Dr., Boulder. colorado.edu/fiske
HAUNTED: A HARROWING COLLECTION OF GHOSTLY TALES (Broomfield) | Oct. 19 & 20; Oct. 26 & 27 | 7:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. (Sunday)
Do you believe in ghosts? Historical and modern ghost stories from around the world come to life with aerialists and dancers flying through the air. Listen to the stories yourself and decide what’s real and what’s not. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for kids. Iluminar Aerial, 2655 Industrial Lane., Broomfield. iluminaraerial.com/shows/
PARANORMAL PALACE (Denver) | Oct. 27 | 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
The tenth annual Denver Halloween ball features a costume contest, over 50 performers, DJs, and three floors of immersive decor. This bone-chilling ball raises money for charity while raising the roof. Tickets are $55 to $129, 21 and older. McNichols Civic Center Building, 144 E. Colfax Ave., Denver. | denverhalloween.com
“The Toxic Avenger” HALLOWEEN MUSICAL (Longmont) Oct 19, 20, 26 | 7:30 pm
Based on the cult classic film of the same name this is an environmental twist on a familiar love story. Watch this hysterical Halloween musical with the whole family. | 513 East Main St., Longmont. longmonttheatre.org
MONSTERDASH 5K/10K (Louisville) Oct 28 | 3 p.m.
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., Louisville. | monsterdashrun.com
“Young Frankenstein” FILM SCREENING (Loveland) Oct. 27 | 7 p.m.
What goes together better than ghouls, grins, and Gene Wilder? Catch this classic Halloween comedy for some festive fun for the whole family. | 228 E. 4th St., Loveland rialtotheatercenter.org