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Gourds and Ghouls: Your Guide to a Howling-Good Halloween

Denver and Boulder Halloween Events 2021 - PorchLight Real Estate Group

It's time to get your spooky on! Across the Denver metro and Boulder County areas, there are a ton of Halloween events for kids and adults alike. 

Find the perfect pumpkin for carving, scream your face off in the middle of an Erie (aptly named) cornfield, or sip jack-o-lantern bucket cocktails while dancing the night away at a silent disco in McGregor Square. 

Below, we’ve highlighted a few of our favorite frights (and some not-so-ghoulish stuff, too). Just remember that dates, times and details are subject to change. Please check the websites before your visit. For a complete list of Halloween happenings, click here for a PDF that you can print and save!

Cottonwood Farms Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival

Located in Boulder and just north of Lafayette, this is a working family farm selling pumpkins and fabulous fall produce. You can stop and buy pumpkins, organic winter squash, and decorative fall items to dress up your home for Halloween and the upcoming holiday season.

If you’re looking for family fun, try the four-acre corn maze or straw bale maze for the little ones. Wagon rides are available on the weekend, and there will be a display of vintage tractors and farm equipment. There are numerous goats, chickens and bunnies to view, but the decision to come forward for pets will be entirely up to them.

Website | Now-October 31, 10am-6pm

Treat Street at the Arapahoe County Scaregrounds

Looking for Halloween fun for the whole family? Head to the Arapahoe County Scaregrounds in Aurora for a safe day of trick-or-treating and spooktacular fun. 

Kiddos can wear their favorite costume and head down Treat Street. There will be games and activities, a petting farm, live music, a Thriller dance performance, costume contest, pumpkin painting, adult beer garden, food trucks, and more!

Website | October 22, 11am-4pm

McGregor Scare

A recent addition to Denver's LoDo neighborhood, McGregor Square is an outdoor plaza, pre and post-game gathering place for Rockies fans, plus a year-round destination for concerts, festivals, and events. 

For Halloween, prepare to scare at the 2nd annual McGregor Scare Silent Disco! This year's disco will be even bigger and scarier than before with jack-o-lantern bucket cocktails, a boomerang booth, games and prizes, food stalls and more. 

Website | October 28, 8-11pm

Glow at the Gardens

The Denver Botanic Garden's York Street location offers a luminous, nighttime celebration of America's favorite gourd. Wander through a spooky, illuminated landscape as the Gardens dresses up for Halloween. 

Using all real pumpkins harvested from local farms, pumpkin artists push the boundaries of traditional pumpkin carving to create larger-than-life sculptures and dense displays of jack-o’-lanterns, with grins and grimaces fit for the season.

Performing artists bring spirits and specters to life at this enchanted autumnal experience. While this event is not very scary and doesn’t include graphic content, spooky illusions, props and sound effects are featured in certain areas.

Website | October 18-23, 6pm-9pm

Terror in the Corn

Head to Erie, Colorado for Terror in the Corn and 10 acres of nightmare fuel. Offering an immersive experience into a world of the unknown, you’ll travel by enclosed trailer only to be dropped off in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by nothing but cornfields filled with your darkest fears.

You’ll then make your way to the abandoned town of Raven's Gulch where you will make your way through its abandoned buildings and darkened streets to face the nightmares that greet you at every turn. Watch the video below for a heart-pumping preview of what to expect.

Website | Now-October 31, Various Ticket Times

Halloween Hullabaloo

The Chilson Recreation Center hosts the perfect Halloween bash for kids, ages 7-12. Activities to include Zombie NERF Arena, Jack-O-Lantern Four Square, Trick or Treat Street, Halloween Carnival Zone, and Ghosts in the Graveyard. Kids can wear a costume (no toy weapons) to be entered into a drawing for (4) four FREE passes to Kids' Nite Out. 

The cost is just $15 per child and there will be a highly trained staff who will keep your kids safe and busy having fun while you enjoy a night out! 

Website | October 29, 7pm - 10:30pm

Trunk or Treat off Mainstreet 

The Downtown Business Alliance of Parker is bringing some new ideas to this event that the entire community looks forward to each year! Kids of all ages are encouraged to dress up as their favorite characters and set off on a quest for sweets. 

Located in the PACE Center parking lot, be sure to bring your camera to snap keepsake fall shots of all the fun your family is having and a trick-or-treat bag to hold all your tasty treasures.

Website | October 29, 2pm-6pm

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