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Halloween treats abound in Garfield County

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The bad news is, Halloween falls on a weekday this year, but the good news is the first snow happened before Halloween and isn’t expected to dump again until next weekend. 

In other words, you don’t necessarily have to wear a winter jacket over your costume — but you still probably should. 

Here are fun ways to celebrate throughout the county, for both young and old Halloween lovers. 



Glenwood Springs 

All Ages events in Glenwood Springs:

Glenwood Springs Ghost Walk



Hear the real ghost stories of the past rebels and residents of Glenwood Springs. Time in the late 1800s was grim for many, but makes for good stories now. 

If you go…

What: Ghost Walk to Linwood Cemetery

Where: starts at Glenwood Historic Society, 1001 Colorado Ave.

When: four tours go from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29

Cost: $20 for Historical Society Members and seniors, and $25 for all else

Spooky Music at Glenwood Springs Library

Find out what makes music scary or suspenseful with Kyle Jones at the all ages event. 

If you go…

What: Spooky Music

Where: The Glenwood Springs Library, 815 Cooper Ave.

When: 2 p.m. Saturday Oct. 29

How much: free

Halloween Spooktacular at the Community Center

Glenwood Springs Parks & Recreation is putting on their annual Halloween Spooktacular event on Saturday and starts at 3 p.m.

There will be the typical festivities like a pumpkin hunt, carnival games, a fire pit, a bounce house, other entertainment, the annual spooky skate and more.

3-5:30 p.m. Spooktacular main event

5:30-7 p.m. Spooky Skate

$6/Child Spooktacular entrance + includes Ice Skating

If you go…

What: Halloween Spooktacular

Where: Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Rd.

When: 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29

How much: $6

After Dark in the Park

After Dark in the Park at the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Opened late and all lit up, people can experience the park over the spooky weekend. Some Halloween themed events will include lantern cave tours,  a costume contest at 6 p.m., trick or treating from 4-7 p.m., live music and a scavenger hunt from 4-7 p.m.

If arriving after 4 p.m., guests should purchase their tickets at the base.

The park will close at 8 p.m. instead of 9 p.m. because of the weather, and there will be limited rides which are anticipated to be the Alpine Coaster, Soaring Eagle Zip Ride, 4D Theater and Laser Tag.

The Great Pumpkin Carve in all libraries throughout the county

Friday, Oct. 28 at 11:30 a.m. at the Rifle Branch Library, and at 2 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library.

Saturday, Oct. 29 at 10:30 am at the Silt Branch Library, 11 a.m. at the Parachute Branch Library, and at 1:30 p.m. at the Carbondale Branch Library. 

These celebrations are free and open to all. Please visit http://www.gcpld.org for more information.

Adults only events in Glenwood Springs:

Glenwood Culinary Arts Fest

A fun date night masquerade party on Friday, Oct. 28 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Prices range from $40 to $50. 

If you go…

What: Culinary Arts Fest

Where: Hotel Colorado

When: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 28

Cost: Individuals $45 in advance and $50 at the door

Couples are $80 in advance and $90 at the door

HallowQueen Party at Bluebird Cafe

HallowQueen Party on Saturday night that will have a costume party and a  performance by the Roaring Divas. The event will be serving alcohol and therefore will be 21 and up. The event costs $20, and the doors will open at 8 p.m. and the event is planned to go until 1 a.m.

If you go…

What: HallowQueen Party

Where: Bluebird Cafe

When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29

How much: $20

Some other events in the county

New Castle

Spooky Music

Find out what makes music scary or suspenseful with Kyle Jones at the all ages event. 

If you go…

What: Spooky Music

Where: The New Castle Library, 402 W. Main St.

When: 2 p.m. Friday Oct. 28

How much: free

Rifle

Do the Time Warp… again

Let yourself be taken on a strange journey, and get all dressed up to watch a showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

If you go…

What: Rocky Horror Picture Show

Where: The Ute Theater and Events Center, 132 East Fourth St.

When: doors at 6:30 p.m. and show at 6:66 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30

How much: $10-$15

Día de los Muertos Preview for next week…

Carbondale’s Día de los Muertos will be the largest valley wide celeration and will happen during first Friday this year. More information to come next week.

If you go…

What: Día De Los Muertos Celebration

When: Friday, Nov. 4

Where: Town of Carbondale

Glenwood Springs will hold their Día de los Muertos Celebration on Saturday, Nov. 5. through the community center. More information to come next week.


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