Get your haunting on with these Halloween events

by | Sep 25, 2023 | Blog, Denver Activities, Home & Lifestyle, Weekend Happenings | 0 comments

It’s the time of year to celebrate ghosts, goblins, things that fly in the night — or, for the less whimsical, to use the season as the perfect excuse for a pub crawl.

Either way, Halloween inspires fun for all ages — whether it’s heading to a pumpkin patch with the kids or exploring the high country, where ghost towns serve as a reminder of the state’s pioneering past.

This year’s Halloween offerings include:

Downtown Denver Haunted Walking Tour: “Get ready to uncover the scandals, secrets, and a cast of unsavory characters [that] once roamed freely,” announces hashtagcoloradolife.com, which urges readers to sign up for this walking guided tour to The Oxford Club, Denver Union Station, Daniels and Fisher Tower, Larimer Square and other spots. Costumed guides share haunting tales in groups of 10. Find it on viator.com.

Haunted Denver Ghost & Pub Walking Tour: Similar to the above event, only with libations of your choice. Costumed guides take participants on a 2-1/2 hour tour of LoDo’s oldest bars and historical buildings, recounting stories of past hauntings. Find it on viator.com

Ghost towns: There’s nothing like seeing a lone and weathered wood cabin among the peaks of the Rockies to make you believe spirits remained behind. One of the best ghost towns in the state is St. Elmo: a street of abandoned buildings in Chaffee County that once marked a thriving town, complete with a jail and general store.

Pumpkin Patch:  Sure, you can buy a few pumpkins at the grocery store, but really, what’s the fun in that? Take your children to one of the many pumpkin patches around town and let them choose their own pumpkins for Halloween jack-o-lanterns while enjoying the fall weather.

Some places to visit:

Fritzler Farm Park Fall Festival, LaSalle, through Oct. 30

7th Generation Farm Pumpkin Patch, Louisville, Through Oct. 31

Miller Farms Annual Fall Harvest Festival, Platteville, through mid-November

Cottonwood Farm Pumpkin Patch, Lafayette, through Oct. 31

Mile High Farms Fall Festival, Bennet, through Oct. 30

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