There are quite a few fun activities that are free or inexpensive that are going on to celebrate Halloween week.
Haunted Halloween Party at Tailgate - Adults only
Halloween is a great reason to party and this year there are two!
Saturday, October, 26th & October 31st is on a Thursday and that’s close enough to the weekend - LET’S HAVE A 2ND PARTY!
Our party on Saturday, October 26th, will feature our costume contest and the rockin’ music of Five13.
The party on Thursday, October 31st, will feature the amazing music of Phat Daddy as well as more prizes for costumes.
REAPERS HOLLOW HAUNTED CORN MAZE
Flat Acres Open Oct. 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 & 31st, 2013 open 7 – 10 p.m.
There is something dark lurking in the woods and cornfields at Flat Acres Farm. For decades there have been reports of strange happenings. People say they hear sounds, like those of a scythe reaping the corn. You might catch the glimpse of an ominous shadow, swiftly moving through the woods and fields, as if floating above the ground. People who enter the corn or woods at night have gone missing… Will you dare to enter? Reapers Hollow is premiering in Parker, CO this year as an outdoor, haunted walk through attraction. Located on Flat Acres Farm, the haunt is a terrifying 20-30 minute trek through cornfield and woods.
Trick or Treat off the Street at the Wildlife Experience Saturday, October 26 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Ghosts and goblins, vampires and werewolves, skeletons, witches and ghouls of all kinds – flock to The Wildlife Experience for the greatest Halloween spooktacular in Colorado! Will you dare take the Haunted Hike through Ghoul-ology and learn about the animals that use disguises and camouflage? Are you brave enough to enter the dark regions of GLOW? Will the dead rise from the graves of the haunted graveyard? Creep, crawl, or slither into the Wildlife Experience for the spookiest Trek you’ll ever take while collecting Treats from the candy booths lining the museum’s hallways. Children will get to collect candy and make creepy crafts in a safe, fun environment regardless of the weather. Complete the Haunted Hike for a special prize! Bound through the bounce house! See live bats from the Organization for Bat Conservation from 2 – 5! Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 26th. You’ll have a howling time at Trek or Treat Off the Street! Special hours we’ll be open late till 7:00pm!
Cost: Included with the price of museum admission (members are free).
Other Halloween fun in Douglas County CO
Night of the Living Dead – Lone Tree
Saturday, October 29, 2013 7-10 p.m.
Teen night for 9-14 years. Zombies, ghouls and monsters welcome. Zombie and freaky monster surprises and activities, including a creative costume contest. Register online here.
Lone Tree, CO 80124
Castle Rock has three Halloween attractions happening this week.
Highlands Ranch Halloween Happenings via www.hrcaonline.org
We kick off the season with the Paranormal Party at the Highlands Ranch Mansion on October 16 and 17. Is the mansion really haunted? Find out for your self! more
Halloween-themed Art, Crafts, and Cooking
Express your creative side with a variety of festive Halloween-themed art, crafts, and cooking classes for all ages. Little ones can learn to make scary spider crafts, spooky snacks, and more. Details & Registration
Therapeutic Recreation’s Spooktacular Halloween Dance
This dance on Friday, October 25, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Southridge is Halloween fun for ages 16 and older with special needs . Register by October 19. Dress up in your favorite costume and dance the night away! Sign-up now!
On Friday and Saturday, October 25-26, 7:00-10:00 p.m. a dry creek bed in the Backcountry Wilderness Area turns into a walk of terror and the darkness of the forest hides who or what is in the shadows. Recommend for ages 10 and older, parental discretion is advised. more
October 25, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and October 27, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. come enjoy the spooky tales and winding trails adventure! Stockton’s Plum Creek Stables hosts this spine-tingling family Halloween tour! Concessions will be available. more
On Saturday, October 26, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Eastridge children under 12 are invited to come in costume with trick-or-treat bag in hand. Local businesses provide treats for all the “little ghosts and goblins!” Each family may pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch while supplies last. more
Halloween Hayride Family Movie Night
Load up the kids, bring your camp chairs and blankets, and spend the evening enjoying a short hayride and a family friendly Halloween movie near the woods of the Backcountry Wilderness Area on Monday, October 28. Featuring Disney’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” as well as marshmallow roasting and s’mores after the movie. more
Halloween Hayride Scary Movie Night
On Tuesday, October 29, bring your camp chairs, blankets and someone to hold onto as you join us for a short horse drawn hayride to our Backcountry Wilderness Area “outdoor movie theater.” Settle in for M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Village” as your mind begins to wonder what or who could be lurking behind you in the woods! more
Need more details on all the fun ways to make the most of your family’s Halloween season? Call 303-791-2500.
Castle Rock Colorado Halloween Events
Trick or Treat Street costume contest
Downtown Castle Rock is the place for family fun on Halloween, with the Town’s annual Trick or Treat Street event from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 31
Enjoy a great afternoon that will feature a costume contest, pumpkin decorating, live performers and trick-or-treating at participating Downtown businesses. The main event is at Festival Park, 300 Second St. In inclement weather, the event will move to Town Hall, 100 N. Wilcox St.
The schedule for the costume contest is below. Register the day of the event at Festival Park or register online.
Participants who preregister will still will need check in at the park to get their number badge the day of event. Participants should plan to be at the park at 30 minutes prior to your age group’s scheduled contest time.
This annual event is held in cooperation with the Downtown Alliance.
Castle Rock Costume contest schedule
Under 2 years - Sign in by 2:15 p.m.; contest begins at 2:30 p.m.
Winners announced at 3:15 p.m.
2 – 4 years - Sign in by 2:30 p.m.; contest begins at 2:45 p.m.
Winners announced at 3:30 p.m.
5 – 7 years - Sign in by 3:45 p.m.; contest begins at 4 p.m.
Winners announced at 5 p.m.
8 – 10 years - Sign in by 4:15 p.m.; contest begins at 4:30 p.m.
Winners announced at 5 p.m.
11 years and up - Sign in by 4:30 p.m.; contest begins at 4:45 p.m.
Winners announced at 5:15 p.m.
Group costume contest - Sign in by 4:45 p.m.; contest begins at 5 p.m.
Winners announced at 5:15 p.m.
The Castle Rock Historical Society (CRHS) invites adults to join them for a “Dusk Walking Tour of Cedar Hill Cemetery – An Invitation to Reflect and Remember.” The 40-minute tour will be held on Saturday, October 26 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Cedar Hill Cemetery, located at 880 E. Wolfensberger Road, just west of I-25 in Castle Rock. CRHS members and family genealogists Jerry and Mary Persall will guide visitors to a dozen selected gravesites in the historic cemetery, founded in 1875, and share brief stories about the deceased, some of which are early founding pioneers of Castle Rock and Douglas County. Refreshments will be served following the tour.
The Castle of Terror Haunted House is truly scary and not recommended for children younger than 13 years old (those younger than 13 will not be admitted without an adult). This hair-raising event runs two weekends in October – Friday and Saturday, October 18 and 19, and Friday and Saturday, October 25 and 26, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Castle of Terror Haunted House is located at the Castle Rock Fire Training Tower, 333 Malibu Court, in Castle Rock. Tickets are $10 each and will be sold at the door. For further information, call Kristen Trbovich at 720-733-2284 or e-mail.
The Spooktacular Festival is a free event for young children and will include face painting, bouncy houses, games, crafts, and contests. The event will be held on Saturday, October 26 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Castle Rock Recreation Center, 2301 Woodlands Blvd. in Castle Rock. For further information, contact Castle Rock Recreation Program Manager Eileen Matheson at 303-814-7452 or by e-mail.
Castle Pines Colorado Halloween Events
The Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce invites kids to stop by the Castle Pines business district for Trick or Treat Street on Wednesday, October 30, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.