Your guide to Halloween happenings in and around Vail |

Your guide to Halloween happenings in and around Vail

Halloween means DJs cranking spooky beats and live music into the night at places like the Minturn Saloon, Bonfire Brewing, Vail Ale House among others.
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Happy Halloween weekend!

With the ghostly holiday falling on a Tuesday, towns and businesses across the Vail Valley are celebrating this weekend and into Halloween night.

If you’re looking for the boos, then there’s some pumpkin beer tasting events. If you just want to boo-gie, then parties and celebrations featuring live music will fill the haunted weekend.

Got your costume ready? One costume contest is giving away an Epic Pass.

Here’s a list of some of the Halloween events happening around the valley:

Friday, Oct. 27


Big Ugly Halloween Party

The Minturn Saloon hosts its Big Ugly Halloween Party beginning at 8 p.m. There will be a costume contest, prizes and live music by Turntable Revue. The party is a special event to raise funds for the Minturn Community Fund, which provides support to Minturn programs. Cost is a $20 donation at the door. Visit


Pumpkin Carving Party

Bring a pumpkin and leave Alpine Arts Center with your hand carved or painted jack-o’-lantern ready for Halloween. The Pumpkin Carving Party starts at 4 p.m., and art materials will be provided. Visit


Pumpkin Beer Tasting

Starting at 4 p.m., West Vail Liquor Mart will host a pumpkin beer tasting event featuring Uinta. Visit


Howl at the Moon Tasting

Boone’s Wine and Spirits hosts a Blue Moon beer tasting event at 4:30 p.m. featuring the fall flavors Blue Moon has to offer. Visit


Haunted Farm Halloween Party

The folks at Bonfire Brewing celebrate Halloween at the Bonfire Haunted Farm with live music, a DJ and a costume contest with bonus points for those that follow the theme of Haunted Farm. The party starts at 6 p.m. Visit

Saturday, Oct. 28


The Vail Ale House will have a very MTHDS Beastie Halloween. The MTHDS cover Beastie Boys and what’s better on Halloween than a cover band, who by definition must dress up. In Colorado, nobody does the Beastie Boys better than MTHDS.


The 10th Mountain Whiskey 1920s Prohibition Party features gambling, booze and jazz and benefits War Angel Concerts, which aims to provide veterans with PTSD a controlled, personable venue to see their favorite bands without the worry of large crowds, unexpected noises or the stress of a large venue. Visit

Stoneyard Distillery Halloween Bash

The third annual Halloween Bash at Stoneyard Distillery features live music, a BYO barbecue grill, a costume contest and prizes. There is no cover. Visit


Maya’s Day of the Dead Party

Starting at 9:30 p.m., Maya restaurant at The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa celebrates its Day of the Dead Party with the happy hour menu available all night as well as other specials. Dress up in your costume and get two happy hour tacos for free. Visit

Monday, Oct. 30


Halloween Celebration

Watch out for trick-or-treaters in Minturn on Monday night as the traditional Halloween Celebration returns. For more information, visit

Tuesday, Oct. 31


Trick-or-Treat Trot

Presented by the Vail Recreation District, the Trick-or-Treat Trot starts either in Vail Village or Lionshead Village with participating businesses displaying oversized jack-o’-lantern bags at their entrances. The trot starts at 2 p.m. Visit

Halloween Party and Costume Contest

Bol in Vail Village hosts a Halloween Party and Costume Contest beginning at 8 p.m. with prizes that include an Epic Pass. DJ Shake One will provide the music. Visit


Fall Fun Night

The WECMRD Field House hosts fun, safe family fun with its Vail Valley Fall Fun Night featuring games, trunk or treat, bounders, entertainers and more. The fun starts at 4 p.m. Visit

Entertainment & Outdoors editor Ross Leonhart can be reached at 970-748-2984 and Follow him on Instagram at colorado_livin_on_the_hill.

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