Halloween happenings in the Grand Valley | PostIndependent.com

Halloween happenings in the Grand Valley

Compiled by Brittany Markert
Spooktacular — a free, family event for kids 12 and under — is planned for Saturday, Oct. 25. Activities will take place at Sixth and Main streets in Grand Junction.

Halloween is filled with candy, costumes, pumpkins and fun. And the Grand Valley doesn’t disappoint with festive activities for all ages.


Between now and Oct. 31, Studt’s Farm — located at the corner of I 1/2 and 21 1/2 roads in Grand Junction — is open for festive fun. Tickets cost $10 per person and $8 for ages 65 and over. Tickets include a walk through the pumpkin patch, the corn maze, a pumpkin jump, a hay mountain, a petting zoo and more. It’s open Sundays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

For more information, visit http://www.studtspumpkinpatchandcornmaze.com.


Moon Farm’s third annual pumpkin patch is now open until Oct. 31, at 1360 18 1/2 Road in Fruita. It’s open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets cost $7 per person ages 4 and above. The price includes admission to Moon Farm, the petting zoo, a haunted straw maze, a corn maze and a hayride.

For more information, visit http://www.moonfarm.net.


Head to Palisade’s fourth annual Trick-or-Treat Street and Halloween Carnival on Friday, Oct. 24. Trick-or-Treat Street is set from 4-6 p.m. in downtown Palisade. The carnival will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Palisade gym, located at 341 West Seventh St. It’s free and open to the public.

For more information, visit http://www.palisadetourism.com.


Downtown Grand Junction will host Spooktacular — a free, family event for kids 12 and under with activities taking place at Sixth and Main streets — on Saturday, Oct. 25. All kids are welcome to come in costume for the fun which begins at 3:30 p.m. Children attending will also enjoy cookie decorating, pumpkin decorating, and special entertainment in the breezeways along Main Street. The fun wraps up at 5 p.m.

Monument Photography will additionally host a Halloween costume mini session event during Spooktacular. For only $7, it includes a 5×7 photo and four wallets. Stop by Monument Photography at 438 Main St. from 3:30-5 p.m. For more information, call 970-314-7632 or email info@MonumentPhotoGJ.com.

For more information about Spooktacular, visit http://www.downtowngj.org.


Truck-N-Treat in Fruita will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Fruita Civic Center parking lot (325 E. Aspen St.) This is a fun family event that gives kids the opportunity to explore dump trucks, ice cream trucks, limos, fire trucks, police cars, concrete mixers and more. The event is free to attend, and costumes are encouraged.

For more information, visit http://www.fruita.org or call 970-858-0360.


Dress in costume, grab your bike and participate in the annual Creepy Canyon ‘Cross race held on Saturday, Oct. 25, at Canyon View Park (corner of G and 24 roads, Grand Junction). Day-of registration costs $25. Kids racing starts at 3:30 p.m., with a 5K race and cyclocross racing starting at 6 p.m.

For more information, visit http://www.madcreepycross.itsyourrace.com.


Support the Roice-Hurst Humane Society and get your pooch some exercise by attending the second annual Chow Down Pet Supplies “Howl-O-Ween Hustle” on Saturday, Oct. 25. This fundraising event, which also features a dog-costume contest, will be held in front of the Redlands Chow Down at 2518 Broadway, Unit B4, in Grand Junction. Participants are welcome to walk with or without a dog.

Event-day registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Grand Junction Chow Down. The 5K Fun Run starts at 10 a.m., while the one-mile Challenge Walk starts at 10:15 a.m., rain or shine; both will be held on the nearby Audubon Trail.

Cost is $20, which includes a T-shirt. Proceeds benefit Roice-Hurst Humane Society. Bring your dog in a Halloween costume for a chance to win a $500 gift certificate for first place, $250 for second place, and $100 for third place from Chow Down.

For more information or to register stop by Chow Down Pet Supplies or call the store at 970-243-6200.


Avalon Theatre will host dinner and a movie, featuring “Ghostbusters,” on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m. Dine at a downtown restaurant on Tuesday and present the receipt to see “Ghostbusters” for free. A receipt admits two patrons. Tickets cost $6 without a dinner receipt.

For more information, visit www.tworiversconvention.com.


Grab your favorite masks and head to the Time Warp Travelers Masquerade Ball on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 7-10 p.m. It’s set for Country Inns of America (718 Horizon Dr., Grand Junction). Tickets cost $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Win prizes in the costume contest, which includes a costume featuring anime, Rocky Horror Picture Show, steampunk and more. The masquerade ball is a fundraiser for the Grand Valley Steampunk Society’s Steampunk Convention with a Twister to be held at a later date.

For more information, visit call Capitan Bill at 970-589-1367.


Head to the Senior Recreation Center, 550 Ouray Ave., in Grand Junction, on Thursday, Oct. 30, for the Halloween Party. Dancing starts at 10 a.m. and a meal is served at 11:45 a.m.

For more information, visit http://www.gjcity.org.

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