Halloween event roundup
Halloween is just around the corner, and there’s plenty to do in the Vail Valley to prepare and to celebrate. Here’s your comprehensive guide to all things Halloween in the Vail Valley:
Tick or Treat Trot
The Vail Recreation District will host the 26th annual Trick or Treat Trot on Wednesday, Oct. 31. The Trick or Treat Trot is a great opportunity for kids ages 10 and younger and families to trick-or-treat through the streets of Vail from 2 to 5 p.m.
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Starting at check-in booths in both Vail Village and Lionshead Village, costumed trick-or-treaters will be given a balloon and pointed in the direction of participating merchants. This popular event takes place rain, snow or shine.
Halloween Story Hour
The Vail Public Library will host Halloween Story Hour on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 1 to 1:45 p.m.
Scarecrow Making Contest
Get in the Halloween spirit early with the Vail Public Library’s Scarecrow Making Contest at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27.
Pumpkin Carving Demonstration
Pumpkin Carving Demonstration on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 5 p.m.
Eagle Ranch Pumpkin Patch
Pick out the perfect pumpkin, score some sweets at the bake sale, enjoy some live music, get your face painted and more at the annual Eagle Ranch Pumpkin Patch. The event will take place at Brush Creek Park and Pavilion on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Visit downtown Eagle Ranch on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. for safe and fun trick-or-treating.
Fall Fest Spooktacular
Find live music, carnival games and prizes, laser tag, a ropes course, punkin’ chuckin’ and a haunted house (toned down for children for the first half of the event, but cranked up for the second) in Gypsum. The event will take place at Lundgren Theater Park on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Avoid the Halloween crowds by trick-or-treating the night before. On Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m., visit Minturn to get some sweet treats.
The Blue Starlite Drive-in has extended its season and will play Halloween classics throughout the month.
“Beetlejuice” – Saturday, Oct. 13, and Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m.
“Ghostbusters” – Saturday, Oct. 20, and Saturday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m.
“The Shining” – Friday, Oct. 26, and Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 8 p.m.
“Hocus Pocus” – Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 8 p.m.
Mango’s Halloween Party
Mango’s Mountain Grill will celebrate Halloween with food and drink specials throughout the day on Saturday, Oct. 27, and live music beginning at 7 p.m. A costume contest will also take place.
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