There are quite a few fun activities that are free or inexpensive that are going on to celebrate Halloween week throughout Douglas County Colorado and South Denver
Parker Colorado Halloween Happenings
This event is put on each year by the Cherry Valley Rotary Club of Parker and is free to attend. Mainsteet closes down and all the princesses and super heros come out to play.
Haunted Halloween Party at Tailgate – Adults only
Halloween is a great reason to party and this year there are two!
Friday October 31st after Trick or Treat on Mainstreet. It will feature the music of “Flipside” along with a costume cotest 1st Prize $200 Cash 2nd prize $100 gift card, 3rd prize $50 gift card
REAPERS HOLLOW HAUNTED CORN MAZE
Open October 2014: 4, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31
Hours: 7pm – 10pm all nights
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.
Trek or Treat off the Street at the Wildlife Experience – Lone Tree
Saturday October 25, 2014 || 9:00am – 5:00pm
Trek-or-Treat Off the Street is a Halloween celebration with plenty of spooky surprises for children of all ages. Will you dare take the Haunted Trek through Ghoul-ology? This event features a variety of activities including creepy crawly crafts, ghost stories and much more for the entire family!
Meet three live owl species and watch flight demonstrations at 3 pm & 4 pm!
In honor of the greatest Halloween tradition, candy booths will line the museum’s hallways, allowing guests to fill up their bags with candy and spooky toys in a safe, fun environment regardless of weather conditions.
Cost: Included with the price of museum admission (members are free).
Castle Rock has three Halloween attractions happening this week.
Castle of Terror
Oct. 17, 18, 24 and 25.
Fire Training Tower, 333 Malibu Court
Castle Rock Fire and Rescue’s annual haunted house is scream-worthy again this year.
The theme is “Welcome to your Nightmare.” Tickets are $10 and sold at the gate. (Cash and checks accepted.) Proceeds benefit the fire and police explorer programs. It’s so freaky, those under 13 are not allowed without an adult.
Questions? call 303-663-3103 Castle of Terror
Saturday, Oct. 25
The MAC at Philip S. Miller Park
1375 W. Plum Creek Parkway
This annual tradition for little goblins moves to the MAC at the new Philip S. Miller Park this year. Activities include face painting, a jumpy house, games, crafts and contests.
Learn more about this activity and the grand opening.
Trick or Treat Street
Held in cooperation with the Downtown Alliance, this tradition features a costume contest, arts, crafts, pony rides, face painting, balloon animals and more. All activities are free thanks to the investment local businesses make into this popular event.
This year, the fun is in multiple locations. Festival Park at Second and Perry streets will host activities like pony rides and balloons. The White Pavilion at Fourth and Perry streets with host the costume contest. Arts and crafts will be at Castle Rock Fire and Rescue Headquarters on Perry Street.
The Town Trolley will pick up participants at stops throughout Downtown. A map will be available here soon.
Register now for the costume contest.
Highlands Ranch Halloween Happenings via www.hrcaonline.org
Spooky October Fun
Halloween is a popular season for ghouls and goblins of all ages, and the HRCA has activities for everyone.
We kick off the season with the Paranormal Party at the Highlands Ranch Mansion on October 16. Is the mansion really haunted?
Find out for your self!
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 and Registration
Therapeutic Recreation’s Spooktacular Halloween Dance
This dance, on Friday, October 24, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Southridge, is Halloween fun for ages 16 and older with special needs. Sign up before October 17. Dress up in your favorite costume and dance the night away! Sign-up now!
On Friday and Saturday, October 24-25, 7:30-11:00 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.
On October 24, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. and October 25, 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.
On Saturday, October 25, 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.
Pumpkin Carving & Campfire
Get ready for Halloween by carving a pumpkin in the Backcountry Wilderness Area! Horses Bella & Buster will be there to meet and greet everyone. We’ll have a campfire going – feel free to bring marshmallows. Pumpkins, cutting tools, and patterns will be provided. Cost: $10 Member/$12 Guest
Need more details on all the fun ways to make the most of your family’s Halloween season? Call 303-791-2500
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.
- MAZE OF TERROR: Our feature attraction is an enormous indoor/outdoor hay maze filled with live actors, frightening props, and terror around every corner! Our maze is unlike any other!
- LARGE INFLATABLE ATTRACTION AREA: Includes bounce-houses, obstacle course, and “Jacob’s Ladder”
- PUMPKIN PATCH: A fall classic where everyone can find a pumpkin to take home that is as unique as they are.
- STRAW BALE MAZE: A fun-filled adventure for our younger guests.
- G-FORCE® : Get ready to get dizzy in this whimsical attraction
- HAUNTED BARN
- APPLE BOBBING
- PUMPKIN HUNT IN THE GRAVEYARD: This activity is an exciting twist on the traditional “egg hunt,” Guests compete in a timed race to find the numbered pumpkins for great prizes.
- PUMPKIN LAUNCH: Guests get to see how far they can launch a pumkin with large catapults!
- COSTUME CONTESTS for multiple ages
- PET COSTUME PARADE
- PONY RIDES
- HAY RIDES
- ZOMBIE CRAWL COMPETITION
- FACE PAINTING
- BALLOON ARTISTS
- MIDWAY GAMES
- MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT
- PUMPKIN DECORATING
- PHOTO BOOTH
- ARTISAN VENDORS
It’s A Mad, Mad Ball!
Cherokee Ranch and Castle, Great Hall 7:00 pm –10:00 pm
Come to Cherokee Ranch & Castle Halloween night for an evening of pure madness and music …It’s A Mad, Mad Ball!. Dress in costume, preferably someone you are absolutely passionate about (example: I for one am simply “mad about” Princess Di). Dance in the Great Hall to the music of MidLife Crisis and feast on sumptuous hor devours while you sip on your favorite potion from the Cash Bar. The evening will cap off with a costume contest where the most bewitching of guests will earn a prize. Prepare early for this fright of a night!
Reservations: $80/person, Reservations include Musical Performance, Passed Appetizers, Cash Bar. Make Reservations!
This was updated October 20, 2014. If I’ve missed anything please let me know!