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Complete Colorado Guide to Halloween, Fall Festivals and Pumpkin Patches

Are you ready to enjoy this Halloween season? If so, we have the exclusive Colorado guide to the best Halloween activities in the area. We got all the info on fun for all ages throughout the month of October.  Plan some family events to enjoy all that Halloween has to offer. Don’t forget to practice your screams.

 All events are through Oct. 31 unless otherwise noted.

HAUNTED HOUSES

Haunted Field of Screams and Crazed Cornfield Maze

Daytime: 20-acre Crazed Cornfield and Pumpkin Patch, plus mini maze for the little ones; Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Adult maze $10; kids $8, mini maze $4. At night: Adults’ Haunted Field of Screams and Dead Man’s Maze Thursday and Sunday sundown-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday sundown-midnight. Haunted Field of Screams $16; VIP $28; Dead Man’s Maze $14; VIP $22; package $27, VIP $50. All through Oct. 31. 104th and Riverdale Road    303-913-5947  fearthecorn.com

City of the Dead Haunted House

Zombies inhabit Mile High Marketplace 7-11 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, 7 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday. $16, $25 VIP. Not recommended for under 12. 7007 E. 88th Ave., 303-289-4656, milehighmarketplace.com

Haunted Hotel and DTC Halloween Block Party

Two-hotel party with live bands, DJs, themed rooms, body paint fashion show, trick or treating for adults, cirque acts, more. Oct. 29, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. For adults. $39; $89 VIP; $1,500 cabana. Tickets available at Wizard’s Chest, 230 Fillmore. 303-321-4304   7800 E. Tufts Ave. and 4900 So. Syracuse St. 720-936-2999 hauntedhoteldenver.com, [email protected]

13th Door Haunted House

Sunday-Thursday 7-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 7 p.m.-midnight. $14.95 with canned food donation (+$1 without); VIP $19.95. 3184 So. Parker Rd., I-225 and Parker. 720-261-0570

The Haunted House

 Sunday-Thursday 7-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday 7 p.m.-midnight. $14.95 with canned food donation (+$1 without), VIP $19.95. I-25 & 120th Ave, in front of the Ramada Plaza Hotel (10 E. 120th Ave.)

Curse of Slaughterhouse Gulch

Sunday-Thursday 7-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday 7 p.m.-midnight. $14.95 with canned food donation (+$1 without), $19.95 (VIP).3184 So. Parker Rd., I-225 and Parker. 720-261-0570

Fear of All Fears

Opens today. MorbidNights Colorado’s “Fear of All Fears — with a Southern Twist.” Wednesday.-Saturday 8 p.m.-midnight. $15. U.S. 34 and 23rd Ave., Greeley, morbidnightscolorado.com

Circus of Fear 3-D

3-D holographic murals, maze of visual artistry and live performance. October weekends plus more dates on website. $15, VIP $23. U.S. 36 and 104th Ave., 720-446-8777   circusoffear3d.com

Frightmare and the” House of Darkness

Also Kid’s Halloween Town for ages 2-11. Opens today. Sun.-Thurs. 7-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 7 p.m.-midnight. $20, VIP $30. 108th and Old Wadsworth Blvd., Westminster, 720-338-2252 , frightmare.biz

Fright Fest at Elitch Gardens

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Oct. 1-31 (closed Oct. 7). Family-friendly activities beginning at noon; after dark, a scream park. $37.99 adults and children over 48 inches; $27.99 children 48 inches and under and seniors. 2000 Elitch Circle, 303-595-4FUN, elitchgardens.com/frightfestdenver.

MAZES & PUMPKIN PATCHES

Bootown

Bootown Halloween Fun is a large bi-level 3-D maze full of colorful and festive enchantment. Bootown is the place for children of all ages and family entertainment! On top of the adventure-filled 3-D Maze, take a walk through the huge pumpkin patch or pumpkin painting area. With FREE parking and affordable Halloween fun, Heritage Square is the place to be this October! Location: Heritage Square 18301 W. Colfax Ave Golden, Co 80401. Hours:Weekends in October from 11 am to 7pm, Oct 8th thru Oct 31st. Glowing 3-D Maze Craze-Nightly from 7pm-till close. Pricing: Bootown 3D Maze is $8 per person (parents are free with children under 3) Admission includes your own set of 3D glasses and plenty of Halloween excitement. Paint-your-own pumpkins are $4 per pumpkin. Pumpkin and paint included in price. For more information and details on this event please contact-Heritage Square Amusement Park at (303) 727-8437 or www.heritagesquareamusementpark.com.

Mile High Farms Maze

Venture into the 20-acre corn maze featuring a South Seas designs with a 20 foot pirate ship right in the middle. The maze walk will take you through a volcano drawn in the corn. Are your navigation skills warmed up and ready to point you toward the goals in the corn maze scavenger hunt? Are your sea-faring eyes keen enough spot the whale diving into the maze? For the little ones, a mini maze and hay castle are ready to be explored. Barrel cars are revved up and ready to ride. Animals are gathering in the petting zoo. The bouncy castles are filled up and ready for all the energy the children can muster. Open Sunday through Thursday 10am-11pm, Friday & Saturday from 10am to midnight. $12 for adults and teens 13 and up, $10 for children. Call 303-416-7139 or visit www.milehighfarms.com

Wild West Maze

35-acre corn maze, pumpkin patch and fall activities Fridays 5-10 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m.-7 p.m. starting today. Adults $12, ages 5-11 $10; free for 4 and under. 6876 Weld CR 47, Hudson, 303-324-6102  www.wildwestmaze.com

Fritzler Corn Maze

15-acre corn maze, mini roller coaster, train ride, pedal go-carts, pumpkin cannons, duck races, 3D maze, u-pick pumpkin patch. Maze is family- friendly during the day; Scream Acres for adults at night. $5-30. 20861 U.S. 85, LaSalle, 970-737-2129 , www.fritzlermaze.com.

Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Corn Maze

The eight-acre Native-American-themed corn maze is open through Oct. 30. Mini maze for the little ones. Fridays 4-9 p.m., Saturdays noon-9 p.m., Sundays noon-6 p.m. $10 adults, $8 adult members, senior and students with ID; $5 children 4-12; $4 child members. There is also a 10-acre pupkin patch ready for picking. 8500 West Deer Creek Canyon, botanicgardens.org, 303-973-3705

Fall Festival and Corn Maze

10-acre corn maze, pumpkin blasters, pig races and more at Harvest Farm through Oct. 30. Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday 1-8 p.m. Adult (13 and up) $15, children (4-12) $10, under 3 free, seniors $10. Harvest Farm entrance on East (Larimer) County Road 66. harvestfarm.net, 970-568-9488

Halloween Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival

Cornfield maze, straw-bale maze, farm animals, farm-equipment display, steam tractor, Indian corn. Opens today. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.Cottonwood Farm, 75th Street and Arapahoe Road, Boulder. Now-Oct. 31. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 720-890-4766  cottonwoodfarms.com.

Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

Corn maze, barnyard, and pumpkin cannon. Oct. 1-31. Weekday prices: 12 and up $7, 5-11 $5, 4 and under free; Weekends $20 per family. Wear closed shoes and long pants. May Farms, 64001 U.S. 36, Byers, 303-822-5800  Mayfarms.com.

FALL FESTIVALS / EVENTS

Children’s Museum Trick or Treat Street

t’s the sweetest time of year, so don your favorite costume and head to the Children’s Museum of Denver for a trick-or-treating adventure bursting with fun! Parade from one Treat House to the next collecting goodies, craft classic Halloween creatures, brave your chances at the Monster Carnival and stroll through Pumpkin Hill. Activities included with Museum admission. Oct. 29-31, 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Children’s Museum of Denver, 2121 Children’s Museum Drive. 303-376-4800  [email protected], http://www.mychildsmuseum.org/.

Boo at the Zoo

The 27th annual 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. Activities free with zoo admission. NEW THIS YEAR: Join Denver Zoo’s nocturnal creatures during a special night time additional of Boo At The Zoo, Friday, Oct. 28, 6-9 p.m. Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St. 303-376-4800, [email protected], http://www.denverzoo.org/.

Día de los Muertos at Denver Botanic Gardens

Denver Botanic Gardens celebrates Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a festival of “welcome” for the souls of the dead. This celebration will feature live entertainment, artists and dancers. Attendees will enjoy a “Sugar Skull” making area, an area where they can create “Papel Picado”, and more. Complimentary face painting stations and a complimentary photo booth will also be on hand. Oct. 29, 5-8 p.m. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 720-865-3500 [email protected], botanicgardens.org/.

Colorado Symphony Halloween Spooktacular

Thrill to a program of spooky classics and chilling favorites at the Colorado Symphony’s annual Halloween concert. Join the orchestra members in costume for a chance to win some ghoulicious door prizes!, Oct. 30, 2 p.m. Boettcher Concert Hall / Denver Performing Arts Complex / 1000 14th St. 303-623-7876

Scream Scram 5K

Halloween is all about candy, but it can also be about staying fit, thanks to the annual Scream Scram 5K Run/Walk. Put on your costume and your sneakers and hit the pavement. At the finish, hang out at Trick or Treat Street for yummy food, award presentations and prize drawings for best costumes and top finishers. Oct. 21, 6 p.m. Washington Park, Denver, 303-892-9200 http://www.bgcmd.org/events/scream-scram.

Victorian Horrors at The Molly Brown House Museum

Be spooked for the first time, or return and be spooked again by a fresh selection of wicked writings of long-dead authors. Classic stories are brought to life in the dim, flickering candlelight as Edgar Allan Poe, HG Wells and others haunt you with their tales of the macabre. Bring someone to hold on to!, Oct. 14-15 & Oct. 21-22 Molly Brown House, 1340 Pennsylvania, Denver. 303.832-4092, mollybrown.org.

Country Harvest Festival

Hayrides, straw maze, crafts, pumpkin bowling, mural coloring, more. Oct. 8, 15, 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $6. Age 2 and under free. Straw maze for ages up to 10. 13785 Potomac St., Brighton. 303-659-5050  [email protected], berrypatchfarms.com.

Bogeyman Art Show

MacSpa opening art reception Oct. 6 6-9 p.m.; concert by The Lone Garage Massacre and spooky neighborhood walking tour at 8 p.m. $5. “Afraid of the Dark” reception with Zombie caricature artist Stan Yan and another tour 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 22, $5. 1738 Wynkoop, Suite 103, 303-898-4350

Erie Chamber Harvest Fest

Pumpkin patch, hayrides, car show, craft vendors, food vendors, chili and pie contests, talent contest. Oct. 1, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Erie Community Park, Powers St. and County Line Rd., Erie, 303-828-3440 eriechamber.org.

Haunted Wine Tasting and Tour

Two-hour ride with Rocky Mountain Paranormal Research Society. Through Nov. 19. $75. Wine tasting 7 p.m.; tour leaves at 8 p.m. 1660 Champa St., 5280winetourco.com; 720-364-9613

Central City Creepy Crawl

Over-21 tours leave each quarter hour, 7-9 p.m. Family tours leave 6:30 p.m. or 6:45 p.m. Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. $5, available at King Soopers or City Markets, ticketswest.com or 866-464-2626. Check in at Century Casino, Gregory St., 20 minutes before tour time.

Denver Zombie Crawl

Be a part of undead history this year, when Denver holds the largest Zombie gathering in history at Skyline Park. Put on your best zombie makeup and outfit and join this “afternoon of the living dead.” This is an ALL AGES and FREE event which attracted more than 7,000 “zombies” in 2010. The organizers do however ask that participants bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Food Bank of the Rockies. Oct. 22, 2 p.m. Skyline Park, downtown http://eyeheartbrains.com/

Greeley Zombie Crawl

MorbidNights crawl through The Greeley Mall Oct. 1, 1-3 p.m. Meet up near Sears. U.S. 34 and 23rd Ave., Greeley, morbidnightscolorado.com

Bogeyman Art Show

MacSpa opening art reception Oct. 6 6-9 p.m.; concert by The Lone Garage Massacre and spooky neighborhood walking tour at 8 p.m. $5. “Afraid of the Dark” reception with Zombie caricature artist Stan Yan and another tour 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 22, $5. 1738 Wynkoop, Suite 103, 303-898-4350

Mountain Lions, Bats and Bears, Oh My!

Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center’s “Enchanted Forest” at Mud Lake Open Space Oct. 1. All ages. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tours begin at noon, end with barbecue. $8 advance, $10 at door. 20 Lakeview Drive, Unit 107, Nederland, 303-258-0495

 

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