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Deals: Fall break, free music book, trick-or-treat parade & more

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In our house, Halloween has become a season not just a day. We like to go and visit the pumpkin patches, drink cider, make some (apparently) life-altering choices when it comes to costumes. We decorate – and I’m getting somewhat better at carving. What are your favorite Halloween traditions? Is it a season or a day at your house? 

Free Music Book. Stephan Hume with Littleton School of Music is so passionate about music that he wants to send you a free copy of his book, I Fell in Love with Music. He shares how music actually saved his life and what you can do at home to help your child love music. He knows first-hand how powerful music can be in positioning a youngster for lifelong success. Go here to sign up for your free book!

 Glenwood Caverns Adventure’s Oktoberfest on the Mountain.  This road-trip will be like no other with Oktoberfest, which will be held two weekends, on Saturday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 19, when there are events for youngsters as well as the 21 and over crowd. Families can enjoy hayrides, pumpkin decorating, face painting and kid’s games with prizes from noon to 5 pm. Alpine Echo, the Roaring Fork Valley’s legendary German band will entertain audiences from noon to 4 p.m. with traditional polkas, waltzes, bierstube songs, and of course everyone’s favorite the chicken dance! All month long the Adventure Park celebrates with autumn-themed activities, and for two weekends in October, it goes full-on Bavarian with German music, contests, food and more!

Denver Art Museum Fall Break. During fall break, October 18-22 the Denver Art Museum will have several interactive exhibits, hands-on art and all for FREE. 

 Broncos Deals: All summer long I took advantage of the Rockies deal at Taco Bell. There are several deals you can take advantage of this fall in relation to the Broncos.

  • If the Broncos score two touchdowns you can score an original Roast Beef sandwich at Arby’s the next day for just $1! Even though they’re losing you’re winning.
  • When the Broncos win you can get half off a Papa John’s pizza with code: Broncos.
  • King Soopers will give you a free raised or cake donut when they win.
  • Get a free coffee at Conoco between 6 a.m. an d10 a.m. the day after a win.
  • At Buffalo Wild Wings you can get a free appetizer with the purchase of $5 or more (dine in only) after a Broncos win.

 IHOP. IHOP is already in the Halloween spirit. The new Addams Family Menu is here and right now, IHOP is offering a free Kooky Kids Combo with any adult entrée purchase from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. through November 3. 

 Boonion Station Trick or Treat Parade. All of Denver’s little superheroes & princesses are invited to take part in the BOOnion Station Trick-or-Treat Parade on Thursday, Oct. 24th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The FREE community celebration will feature trick-or-treating at the storefronts, mini-train rides, balloon artists, face painting and more. The parade will begin at 5 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for best overall and best group/family costumes.

Pumpkin Nights. I love being outside on a chilly fall evening, what I don’t love is haunted houses – especially with little ones. That is one of the reasons I really like Pumpkin Nights, October 17-November 3 at Adams County Fairgrounds in Brighton. The Halloween display is dazzling, multi-sensory seven Pumpkin Lands created with hand-carved real and synthetic pumpkins. Celebrate in Pumpkin Central with engaging activities including a Spirit of Pumpkin Fire Show, delicious tastes and treats, outdoor movie screenings, and more.

Bass Pro Shop Halloween Celebration. Bass Pro Shop has two fun-filled weekends to celebrate Halloween. October 19 & 20 AND 25-31. Photos, crafts, ring-toss, costume parade and trick or treats. All the fun – and indoors!

Hershey’s Candy on Sale. I can’t buy candy for Halloween just yet. If I do, I will eat it all. But if you have better restraint than me – you can score a great deal on Hershey’s candy on Amazon. Get Hershey’s Chocolate Candy, Glow in the Dark Wrapped Variety Mix (43.28 oz) for just $13.34; Get Hershey’s All Time Greats Chocolate Candy (105 pieces) for just $7.49; Get Hershey’s Candy Variety Mix (125 pieces) for just $7.60; Get barkTHINS Dark Chocolate Snack Variety Pack (3 count) for just $9.74!

Million Meals at the Movies is a family movie night and storytime at The Elaine Wolf Theatre at the JCC on Saturday, November 16th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The event is FREE to attend, but tax-deductible donations to No Kid Hungry will be welcomed (every $5 donated can help provide up to 50 meals for a child who is facing hunger!) RSVP here. 

Ski Deals. Labor Day weekend also ushers in thoughts of the ski season. Now is the time to get your season passes! No matter where you choose to ski/snowboard.

  • 5thand 6th Grade Passport. Colorado Ski Country (including most of the other Colorado Ski Areas – Arapahoe Basin, Copper, Cooper, Granby, Sunlight, Steamboat, Winter Park, Aspen, Snowmass, Monarch, Telluride, Eldora) is available for 5th graders who get three days of skiing at each of the resorts, free beginner lesson, and equipment on the day of that lesson for FREE. Sixth-Graders can take advantage of FOUR days at each of the resorts and lesson for just $110.
  • Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo. Plan ahead for the Ski and Snowboard Expo coming October 25-27 to the Colorado Convention Center. Get amazing deals on gear and lift tickets! It is the ultimate in shopping for your upcoming season!

Dairy Block Fall Flannel Festival. LoDo’s vibrant new micro-district – and Denver Milk Market, the 16-concept all-local food hall is celebrating the changing of the seasons with the 2nd annual Fall Flannel Festival on Sunday, Oct. 20th from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. The FREE community event will feature a festive line-up of fun for all ages: face painting, live music, carnival games, an urban pumpkin patch and scarecrow art installations, safe trick-or-treating with the Dairy Block merchants in the Alley during the festival. And you can enjoy seasonal fun.

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