Fall, Halloween events around Garfield County
Wondering what’s going on for halloween around Garfield County? Check out these spooky events. Maybe something catches your fancy.
- Great Pumpkin Carve: pumpkins, carving tools and patterns will be provided as long as supplies last. One pumpkin will be given per group, but feel free to bring your own. Event occurs at Carbondale Branch Library at 320 Sopris Ave. at 2 p.m.
- SPARKS Great Pumpkin Carve: pumpkins, carving tools and patterns will be provided as long as supplies last. One pumpkin will be given per group, but feel free to bring your own. Event is at Glenwood Branch Library, at 815 Cooper Ave. at 2:30 pm.
- Red Balloon Hunt: Rifle Police Department is hiding a red balloon somewhere in town everyday from now until Oct. 31. Finding the balloon and giving it to the RPD can be exchanged for an official RPD mug. The RPD can be found at 201 East 18th St.
- Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest: use craft items to decorate a pumpkin as a favorite book character or literary theme. Use paper, glue, paint, markers, pipe cleaners, fabric, or any other craft items, but no carving! Pumpkins must be accompanied by an entry form. Held at the Rifle Branch Library at 207 East Ave. Pumpkins are due at 5 p.m.
- Trunk or Treat: Ascendigo Autism Services is doing their fourth annual Trunk or Treat. There will be a petting zoo and cars with goodies. There will be non-food items available. There will be a best decorated trunk contest. Be sure to wear your costume! At the Carbondale Fire Department at 300 Meadowood Dr. From 4-6 p.m.
- Preschool Halloween Parade and Trunk or Treat: Children will wear costumes as local businesses and organizations get together in the parking lot in front of the library and will hand out Trunk or Treat goodies to children. Afterward, there will be a march through City Hall and around East 3rd St. businesses for a Trick or Treat parade. Starts at the Rifle Branch Library at 207 East Ave. Starts at 11 a.m.
- Halloween Home Decoration Contest Judging: Parks and Recreation Department in Rifle is putting on a home decoration contest. Registration closed on Oct. 20. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, winners will be announced on Oct. 30. Event starts at 6 pm.
- Historic Ghostwalk: Come to Doc Holliday’s trailhead to go on a historic ghostwalk and meet some residents of the Linwood Cemetery. Apple cider and treats to eat will be offered at the trailhead after the walk. Four start times: 5:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 8 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. Get tickets at https://gwsphistoricalsociety.yapsody.com/event/index/784223/23rd-annual-ghost-walk.
- Day of the Dead Celebration: Get your face painted and participate in a Catrina and Catrin costume contest! Traditional bread, tamales and beverages will be served. This time will be used to remember and celebrate loved ones. At the Parachute Branch Library at 244 Grand Valley Way. Starts at 5 p.m.
- Halloween Hustle: Charity 5k at Glenwood Springs Elementary School at 9 a.m. All entrants are $35. Halloween costumes are encouraged!
- Family Creativity Lab: Dia de los Muertos Altar/Ofrenda Building Workshop: At the Glenwood Springs Branch Library will be an opportunity to create an altar or ofrenda for a deceased loved one. Table space and decorating supplies will be available. Participants are encouraged to bring photos of loved ones and personal items and traditional components of ofrendas. Wear a favorite or traditional costume. There will be a screening of “Coco” at 1:30 p.m. You can register individually or as a group. Complimentary light refreshments will be offered. Ofrendas and altars will be on display publicly through Nov. 3. Please display non-perishable food items and alcohol and glass are not allowed. Valuable personal items should at least be reclaimed in the evenings, but advised not to be on display. The organizers are not responsible for lost or stolen items. Event runs 1-4 p.m.
- Halloween Spooktacular and Spooky Skate: The annual Spooktacular is on! Enjoy Halloween festivities, pumpkin hunt, carnival games, face painter, fire pit, bounce house, entertainment and more! It’s being held at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. The Spooktacular is from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Spooky Skate is from 5-7 p.m.
- Historic Ghostwalk: Last Day for the ghostwalk! Come to Doc Holliday’s trailhead to go on a historic ghostwalk and meet some residents of the Linwood Cemetery. Apple cider and treats to eat will be offered at the trailhead after the walk. Four start times: 5:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m. Get tickets at https://gwsphistoricalsociety.yapsody.com/event/index/784223/23rd-annual-ghost-walk.
- Halloween Movie Afternoon: Join for a free showing of “Ghostbusters: Afterlife”, a movie about a family who finds the legacy of one of the original Ghostbusters and how it relates to them. Popcorn will be provided. At New Castle Branch Library at 402 West Main Street at 2 p.m.
- Great Pumpkin Carve: pumpkins, carving tools and patterns will be provided as long as supplies last. One pumpkin will be given per group, but feel free to bring your own. At the Parachute Branch Library, at 244 Grand Valley Way. Starts at 11:30 a.m.
- Trunk or Treat: At Underwood Elementary in Battlement Mesa there will be a Trunk or Treat! The school will also have some extra things going on, like fire pits and a spooky hallway. This will be from 5-7 p.m.
- Trick or Treat Street: Along First Street in Parachute, a haunted stroll down the street to get candy will be from 4-7:30 p.m.
- Fourth Annual Trick or Treat and Family Fall Fest: Held on Main Street, it gives businesses and nonprofits an opportunity to set up tables and pass candy out. It will be from Seventh to Ninth streets and a detour will be set up prior to Street street. Trick or treat booths will be set up on both the north and south sides of Main Street, also known as U.S. Highway 6. The Fall Fest set up is on south Seventh street, directly off Main Street. There will be a horse drawn carriage ride, pumpkin painting, scarecrows, photo ops, and opportunities to craft ghosts out of little white bags. The Fire Department will be present with Touch-a-Truck, and a DJ will be playing music all up and down the block. Dress up in a costume! It’s from 4-6 p.m.
- Officer Halloween Goody Bags: Officers will be patrolling on Halloween evening and giving out Halloween bags! A patrol car will be stationed in the area of River Valley Ranch. You might meet Officer Skeleton! Bags are limited, but no need to register.
- Fire Truck Drive Through: The Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District is decorating a fire truck with lights and Halloween accents and will be playing Halloween music as it drives! It’ll start from the Carbondale Headquarters at 300 Meadowood Dr. at 5:30 p.m. It should be out for about two hours. A map of the firetruck’s route can be found at https://carbondalefire.org/ and it should be up by Friday at the latest.
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