80 Colorado Springs-area Halloween/fall festival events

By Carlotta Olson Updated: October 16, 2017 at 4:32 pm • Published: October 16, 2017 0
photo - Preparations were being made for the opening day of the annual Boo at the Zoo at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on Thursday, October 18, 2012. Zoo employees Erica Meyer and Nadia Stimack (left to right) transform the beaver grotto into a Pirate's Cove to get ready for Friday's opening night. This year the Halloween event will have extended hours, from 4-9 p.m. Boo at the Zoo will run from Friday through Sunday for the next two weekends. The beavers of the zoo will not be in the area with the pirates.(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Preparations were being made for the opening day of the annual Boo at the Zoo at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on Thursday, October 18, 2012. Zoo employees Erica Meyer and Nadia Stimack (left to right) transform the beaver grotto into a Pirate's Cove to get ready for Friday's opening night. This year the Halloween event will have extended hours, from 4-9 p.m. Boo at the Zoo will run from Friday through Sunday for the next two weekends. The beavers of the zoo will not be in the area with the pirates.(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Through Oct. 26: Glow at the Gardens — Carved glowing pumpkins, music, costume contest and more, 5:30-9:30 p.m., with last entry at 9 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays, Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St, Denver, $10-$16, free for ages 2 and younger. Advance tickets available online.

Through Oct. 28: “The Rocky Horror Show” — 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 11 p.m. Saturdays, Longmont Performing Arts Center, 505 Main St., Longmont. Go online for ticket prices.

Through Oct. 28: Victorian Horrors — Leads you through the Titanic heroine’s haunting Victorian mansion to hear a fresh, blood-curdling set of Gothic tales, 6-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Molly Brown House Museum, 1340 Pennsylvania St., Denver, $16-$19. Advance tickets available online.

Through Oct. 29: Corn Maze and Dead Zone Scream Park — Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton.

Through Oct. 29: Colorado Pumpkin Patch — Straw slides, petting farm, kid’s straw maze, tractor hay rides and more, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, 4600 Highway 86, Castle Rock. Pumpkins for sale. Go online for admission price.

Through Oct. 29: Fright Fest — 6-10 p.m. Fridays, noon-10 p.m. Saturdays, noon-9 p.m. Sundays, Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Circle, Denver. Go online for ticket prices.

Through Oct. 31: “Terror on Tejon Street” — A 21+ live horror show in the Mezzanine, VR Terror Tours and more, Tejon Street. Events and advance tickets available online.

Through Oct. 31: Haunted Mines/Colorado Fear Fest — The Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd., $25.

Through Oct. 31: The Asylum Haunted House — 6100 E. 39th Ave., Denver, $19.99 and up.

Through Oct. 31: Haunted Field of Screams — E. 104th Avenue and Riverdale Road, Thornton, $24 and up.

Through Oct. 31: Spooky Magic Town — Miniature city is transformed into a haunted village, noon-5 p.m., The Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, 2418 W. Colorado Ave., $3-$5, free for children younger than 6.

Through Oct. 31: Scarecrow Days — See unique, scary and beautiful scarecrows, Old Colorado City.

Through Oct. 31: “Portraits from the Manitou Coffin Races” —  Dale J. Miller Center for Guitar Studies, 3617 Betty Drive; 573-0575.

Through Nov. 4: Hellscream Haunted House — 3021 N. Hancock Ave., $20 and up. Advance  tickets available online.

Through Nov. 4: Sinister Haunted House — 3910 Palmer Park Blvd., $20 and up. Advance  tickets available online.

Through Nov. 11: 13th Floor Denver — 3400 E. 52nd Ave., Denver, $19.99 and up. Advance  tickets available online.

Oct. 20: Spooktacular October - Classic Horror Movie Night — “The Killer Shrews,” 7 p.m., Manitou Springs Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, donations accepted; 685-1454.

Oct. 20-22, Oct. 27-29 and Oct. 31: Boo at the Zoo — 4–8:30 p.m., Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road $17.75 in advance, $20.75 at gate, if available; 633-9925.

Oct. 20-28: Haunted Trails — 5-10:30 p.m. Oct. 20, 21, 27 and 28, Colorado Lions Camp, 28541 Highway 67 North, Woodland Park, $5-$10; 687-2087.

Oct. 20-29: Spook Out Shoot Out — Trick-or-treat, hayrides, haunted miniature golf and more, 5-9 p.m., with costume contest at 8 p.m., Fridays-Sundays, World Golf & Sand Creek Golf Course, 6865 Galley Road, go online for prices.

Oct. 21: Halloween Costume Carnival — Carnival games, spooky trail and more, 4-7 p.m., Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Creek Road, free admission; 385-6089.

Oct. 21: Giant Pumpkin Festival — Kid’s zone, contests and more, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Old Colorado City.

Oct. 21: Fall Festival — 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with lunch noon-1 p.m., East United Methodist Church, 1505 E. Monument St., $8, $4 for children 6 and younger for lunch; 572-5716, jmptdavidson@q.com.

Oct. 21: Halloween Archery Shoot — With trick-or-treating and costume contest, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Cheyenne Mountain State Park, 410 JL Ranch Heights Road, free; Archery School of the Rockies, 272-4379.

Oct. 21: Haunted Brew Fest — Noon-8 p.m., Norris Penrose Event Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road, $25-$30. Reservations required.

Oct. 21: Boo at the Bridge — Trick-or-treating, games and more, 4-8 p.m., Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, Cañon City. Go online for admission prices and advance tickets.

Oct. 21: Fall Family Festival — 5-7 p.m, Southeast YMCA, 2190 Jet Wing Drive, free.

Oct. 21: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” — 9 p.m. and midnight, Ivywild School, 1604 S. Cascade Ave., $5-$10. Advance tickets: 368-6100.

Oct. 24: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” Film Screening — 7 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $38-$85 520-7469.

Oct. 24 and 26: Halloween Story Time and Crafts for Children — 10:30 a.m.-noon, Children’s Play Area, Pueblo Mall, 3429 Dillon Drive, Pueblo, free admission.

Oct. 26: Celebrate National Pumpkin Day Cooking Class — 6-8 p.m., The Cooks Marketplace, 4697 Centennial Blvd., $65; Registration required: 960-4414.

Oct. 26 and 27: Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas — Projected on the big screen with dialogue, singing, and effects accompanied by Danny Elfman’s darkly charming score played live by your Colorado Symphony, 7:30 p.m., Boettcher Concert Hall 1000 14th St., Denver. Families welcome and costumes encouraged, $20 and up.

Oct. 26-28: Peaks and Pasties Champagne Cabaret“The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” 8 p.m. Oct. 26, 9 p.m. Oct. 27 and 28, The Gold Room, 18 S. Nevada Ave., $$10-$25. Advance tickets available online.

Oct. 27: Trunk or Treat — Food trucks 5-7 p.m., trunk or treating 6-7 p.m., St. Peter Catholic School, 124 First St., Monument, free.

Oct. 27: Fall Family Festival — 5-8 p.m., Tri-Lakes YMCA, 17250 Jackson Creek Parkway, Monument, free.

Oct. 27: Spay-ghetti Dinner and Kids Halloween Costume Contest — To benefit Teller County Regional Animal Shelter, 6-9 p.m., Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, $10-$30, free for children younger than 5. Advance tickets: 686-7707.

Oct. 27: Halloween Masquerade Party — 7 p.m., Cherokee Ranch and Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Road, Sedalia, $80. Advance tickets available online.

Oct. 27: Emma Crawford’s Wake and Buffet Dinner— 6 p.m., Miramont Castle, 9 Capitol Ave., Manitou Springs, $50, $30 for ages 12 and younger. Reservations: 685-1011.

Oct. 27: Fall Family Festival — 6-8 p.m., Downtown YMCA, 316 N. Tejon St., free.

Oct. 27: Family Fall Festival — Dinner, game stations, costume contest and more, 6-8:30 p.m., Springs First Church, 4120 E. Fountain Blvd., free; 596-5119.

Oct. 27: Spooktacular October - Classic Horror Movie Night — “The Brain That Wouldn’t Die,” 7 p.m., Manitou Springs Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, donations accepted; 685-1454.

Oct. 27: Provocateur’s Masquerade Ball — 7 p.m., Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 Daniels Park Road, Sedalia, $80. Reservations: 1-303-688-5555.

Oct. 27: Singles Halloween Mixer — 8-11 p.m., PJ’s Stagecoach Inn, 702 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, $9-$10. Advance tickets available online.

Oct. 28: Pumpkin Carving Party — 9 a.m.-noon, Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain, $5 per pumpkin. Reservations: 520-6745.

Oct. 28: Creepy Crawl 5K and Kids Fun Run — 5K 9:30 a.m., kids run, 10:30 a.m., Santa Fe Trail, Palmer Lake. Kids run free; go online for 5K costs. Registration available online.

Oct. 28: Halloween History Hunt — 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., donations accepted.

Oct. 28: Halloween Psychic Fair — 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Celebration Metaphysical Center, 975 Garden of the Gods Road, Suite C, mini readings, $20 for 20 minutes; 634-1855.

Oct. 28: Halloween Storytime — “Mary McScary” by R.L. Stine and “Creepy Pair of Underwear” by Aaron Reynolds, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Drive East; 637-8282.

Oct. 28: Puebloween — Trick-or-treating, magic show and more, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Buell Children’s Museum, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, $6-$8.

Oct. 28: Emma Crawford Coffin Race & Parade — Noon-3 p.m., Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, free.

Oct. 28: Halloween Science — Science Matters will take you through the science behind the excitement of Halloween, with costume parade, 1-3 p.m., Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park. Go online for admission prices.

Oct. 28: Halloween Spooktacular — Family-friendly, costume-encouraged afternoon of music and fun with a “Super Hero” theme, 2:30 p.m., Boettcher Concert Hall 1000 14th St., Denver, $10-$25.

Oct. 28: Spooktacular — 4-7 p.m., Garden Ranch YMCA, 2380 Montebello Drive West, free.

Oct. 28: Jack-o-Lantern Trail — 5:30-7:30 p.m., Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain, $5. Reservations: 520-6745.

Oct. 28: Samhain Spirit Trail — 5:30-8:30 p.m., Catamount Institute, 740 W. Caramillo St., $5. Registration available online.

Oct. 28: Ghost Stories of Old Manitou Walking Tours — 5:30 p.m., tours leave every 15 minutes, with last tour at 9 p.m., Manitou Springs Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, $10 in advance, $12 at door, free kids younger than 8 with an adult. Advance tickets available online.

Oct. 28: Family Fright Night — 6-8 p.m., Briargate YMCA, 4025 Family Place, free.

Oct. 28: A Heady Halloween Party — 6 p.m., Sunshine Studios Live, 3970 Clearview Frontage Road, $10.

Oct. 28: VamParty 2017 — 6 p.m.-midnight, Pueblo Convention Center, 320 Central Main St., Pueblo, go online for ticket prices.

Oct. 28: Halloween Party: Mystery Bash — Music, food truck, cash bar, costume contest and more, 7:30-11:55 p.m., Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., $10 pre-sale, $15 Oct. 21-27, $20 at-the-door.

Oct. 28: Dragontown Dan’s Halloween Party — 8 p.m., Stargazers Theatre and Event Center, 10 S. Parkside Drive, $10; 476-2200.

Oct. 28: Halloween Hootenanny — 8 p.m., Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, $5.

Oct. 28: ColoWeen — Costume parties, two levels of haunted hallways and entertainment, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Curtis Hotel 1405 Curtis St., Denver, go online for prices. Advance tickets available online.

Oct. 29: Howl O Ween — 4-6 p.m., Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, 4729 Twin Rocks Road, Divide, $30, $15 for ages 12 and younger. Advance tickets: 687-9742.

Oct.. 29: Murder Mystery Dinner — Briarhurst Manor, 404 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, $79. Reservations: 685-1864.

Oct. 30: Pikes Peak Community College Halloween Concert — 7 p.m., Pikes Peak Community College, Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy Blvd., free; 502-3135.

Oct. 31: Opera for Halloween: Masks and Disguises Class — 9:30-11:30 a.m., Myron Stratton Home, 555 Gold Pass Road, $35. Registration required: 633-4991.

Oct. 31: Halloween Beer Tapping — With four Halloween-inspired beers, costume contest, trivia and bingo, noon, Great Storm Brewing, 204 Mount View Lane, Suite, 3; 266-4200.

Oct. 31: Author Signing — Stephanie Waters will copies of her collect of Haunted Tales of the Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak and Manitou Springs regions, noon, Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Drive East; 637-8282.

Oct. 31: Halloween Party — With Chris Young, 1:30 p.m., Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., free. Registration required: 955-3400.

Oct. 31: Safe Trick-or-Treating and Haunted House — 2-4:30 p.m., Old Colorado City.

Oct. 31: Trick or Treat Street — 4-6 p.m., Common Area, Pueblo Mall, 3429 Dillon Drive, Pueblo, free admission.

Oct. 31: Boo at Briargate — Children can dress in costumes for trick-or-treating, 5-7 p.m., The Promenade Shops at Briargate, 1885 Briargate Parkway, free.

Oct. 31: Trunk or Treat — 5:30-7 p.m., Rock of Ages Lutheran Church, 120 N. 31st St., free; 632-9394, roachurchoffice@gmail.com.

Oct. 31: Lo-Pan — With Lazer/Wulf, The Black Sheep, 7 p.m., 2106 E. Platte Ave., $14-$15; 227-7625.

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