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Contest: Elitch Gardens Fright Fest Celebrates 20 Seasons of Screams

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Elitch Gardens’ Fright Fest is now alive for its 20th annual presentation of screams with shrieks, shrills and thrills for all wanting to get their scare on. Fright Fest is Denver’s largest Halloween event. This month-long festival of fright boasts tricks and treats for the little ones throughout the day and terrifying haunted houses after the sun goes down.

Family by Day festivities invade the park from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Little ghosts and goblins can find free candy on the Trick or Treat Trail and pick out a free pumpkin in the Elitch Pumpkin Patch. Other activities for kiddos include a costume contest, best scream contest and various themed challenges.

When night falls, Fright by Night begins! Starting at 6 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Fright Fest will come alive with the gory trappings of fear. Prepare to be scared in the park’s haunted attractions Big Top Freaks, No Vacancy, Séance and TERRORtorries. Guests will find flesh hungry clowns, zombies and monsters of all kinds lurking around every corner of these multi-sensory experiences.

Fright Fest Fun Facts:

250,000 pieces of candy
12,000 pumpkins
2,700 feet of cobweb
600 tons wood panels to build sets, props and haunted houses
275 gallons of fog juice
5 weekends, 16 days or 122 hours of Fright Fest

Fright Fest opens this Friday, September 29 and runs weekends through October 29. Guests can enjoy all of the Fright Fest activities plus all their favorite theme park attractions. Fright Fest is free with park admission while some haunted attractions are an additional charge. Dare to visit for all the creepy details, discount tickets and additional haunted packages.


Mile High Mamas is giving away a family four-pack of tickets to Fright Fest 2017. You may enter as many as five times.

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