Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out these events in your local area!
Anderson Farms Fall Festival
Sept 24 – Oct 31
Colorado’s Longest-Running Corn Maze! Here are just some of the many fun things to do: Hayride to the Pumpkin Patch, Animal Acres, Corn Maze, Pumpkin Launching, Barnyard 500 Pedal Karts, Barrel Train, Farm Animals, Kiddie Korral, World’s Largest Cornucopia.
Elitch Gardens Fright Fest – Family By Day, Fright By Night
Oct 1 – 31, 2011
Celebrate Halloween in Denver with four haunted houses, six live shows and kids treats at Elitch Garden. For the Family we have: Face Your Fears: Kids are invited to face their fears; from spiders, to bats, to other “traditional” monsters. Ghouls Match: Kids will compete through various Halloween themed challenges and activities. Gross Out for Kids: Join the Hip HopSicals in an icky interactive Halloween face-off! White Noise: Park guests will experience EVP (Electronic voice phenomena) and watch in amazement as “real” ghosts appear in the palm of their hand. Trick or Treat Trail: On Saturdays and Sundays from noon-5pm, little ghouls and goblins can trick or treat their way around Startoon Studios!
The Wildlife Experience Trick-or-Treat OFF The Street
Saturday & Sunday, October 29 & 30 10am – 4pm
Creep, crawl or slither into Trick-or-Treat OFF the Street, a Halloween celebration with plenty of ghoulish surprises for children of all ages. This event features a variety of activities including creepy crawly crafts, ghost stories and a haunted graveyard. In honor of the greatest Halloween tradition, more than 15 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.
Visit here for more Denver events and coupons: denverkids.com
3rd Haunted Hotel Halloween @ Marriott Denver Tech Center in Denver Oct 29, 2011 9:00 PM
Brought to you by: The Collective Events$2,000 Cash Prize Costume Contest
Join over 6,000 people for Colorado’s Largest Halloween event. Live bands and DJs will entertain you with a wide array of feel good mood music including Top 40 mash ups, dance music, hip hop, and dubstep from top Colorado DJs. Don’t miss special performance by 40 Oz of Freedom, a Sublime cover band at the Marriott. At the Hyatt you’ll be entertained by special aerial Cirque Du Soliel performers and That 80s Band.
Visit here for details and tickets: ticketzone.com
Welcome to the Backcountry Wilderness Area Haunted Forest, where the darkness of the forest hides what or who is lurking unexpectedly in the shadows. There are no walls to protect you from the horrors that lurk in the trees, and no roof to keep out the howling October winds. Come see if you are brave enough to make it through this forest of fear!
Two nights only: Saturday, October 29 & Monday, October 31
Tickets: $8 in advance; $12 at the event, available at any HRCA Recreation Center. Ticktets are non-refundable. No phone sales. No will call.
Location: Backcountry Wilderness Area, 11033 Monarch Blvd, Highlands Ranch, Rocky Heights Middle School Parking Lot,
.2 miles hike south on the Douglas County East/West Regional Trail.
No wheelchair or stroller access. No dogs allowed.
Recommend 12 and older, parental discretion advised.
More info here: hrcaonline.org
More events here: hrcaonline.org
Castlerock, Sedalia, and Franktown:
Castle of Terror Haunted House from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 21, 22, 28 and 29. It is at the Town’s Fire Training Tower, 333 Malibu Court. This year’s theme is Zombie Town. It is not recommended for young children, and those under 13 will not be admitted without an adult.
Younger ones can enjoy the Oct. 29 Spooktacular festival, where activities will include face painting, jumpy houses, games, crafts and contests. It will run from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Castle Rock Recreation Center, 2301 Woodlands Blvd.
Last, but not least, and appealing to all ages, will be Trick or Treat Street, held in cooperation with the Downtown Alliance. It will feature a costume contest, pumpkin decorating, live music and trick-or-treating.
The festivities will take place between 2 and 5 p.m. on Halloween. Trick-or-treating is at Downtown businesses – look for the orange and black balloons – and the main event is at Festival Park, 300 Second St.
For more details and costume contest times go here: crgov.com