Get a jump on the Halloween fun this weekend. This sampling of fall functions can entertain kids of all ages, right here in the scenic Roaring Fork Valley.
Halloween Extravaganza at the Glenwood Springs Community Center (in partnership with GSES PTA). 4-7pm Saturday. Carnival, bounce house, costume contests, skating and many more activities. Parents (with paying children) and kids under 3 are free. Tickets available at the door for $7 each. Concessions will be available the night of the event.
Crystal River Elementary: Halloween Happening
CARBONDALE — Children’s games, a haunted house, storytelling, face painting, food sales and a silent auction. A parade of costumed children tops off the evening. Proceeds benefit Crystal River Elementary School PTO.
4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25
Bridges High School, 455 S. Third St.
Info: 970-384-5620 and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Glenwood Springs Mall: Haunted House of Horrors
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Venture Crew and Boy Scout Troop 225 of Glenwood Springs present the third annual Haunted House of Horrors in the Glenwood Springs Mall. Early hours from 6-7:30 p.m. each night are less scary for younger children.
Saturday, Oct. 26, 6- 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, and 6-11 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31
Tickets: $7/adults and kids 12 and older, $5/children. Advance tickets at Carpet One and the Chocolate Mousse.
Redstone Stables and Redstone Inn: Haunted Hay Ride
REDSTONE — Survive this 40-minute ride through the Haunted Forest on a fun autumn hayride.
6-10 p.m. (6 p.m. twilight ride for younger kids) Saturday, Oct. 26
Cost: $35/adults, $15/children 10 and younger, children under 5 are free with parents.
Frontier Historical Society: 14th annual Historic Ghost Walk
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Tours each night lead walkers up the hill by lantern light to the old Linwood Cemetery, where costumed actors portray pioneers from Glenwood Springs’ past, including Doc Holliday and Kid Curry. Homemade cookies and hot apple cider will be served at the bottom of the hill after each tour.
7, 7:45, 8:30 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26
Tickets: $15, Frontier Historical Society members $10 at the Frontier Historical Museum
Info and reservations: 945-4448 or e-mail email@example.com
Elk Creek Elementary School: Pumpkin Patch, a Family Carnival
NEW CASTLE — Pumpkin Patch, a Family Carnival, with First Baptist Church of New Castle and New Hope Church invite everyone the community this annual family event featuring free food, games, candy and prizes.
6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26
804 W Main St.
Eagles Club: Pumpkin Carving Contest
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Carve a pumpkin and help Glenwood Springs Elementary School build a new playground. Prizes for the top four pumpkins. All proceeds go to GSES. Tools will be provided, please no outside tools.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26
Cost: Pumpkins provided for $7 or bring your own and leave a donation.
312 Seventh Street
Info: 456-7488 and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Silver Club Saloon: Halloween Party
NEW CASTLE — Join the Silver Club Saloon for the ultimate Halloween Party with a costume contest, giveaways, free food, and live DJ.
First place costume contest wins a Las Vegas vacation, second wins $75 cash, and third a $50 gift certificate. No cover.
8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26
366 W. Main St.