Even more things to do this Halloween in Grand Junction!
Editor’s note: Last week, in the Oct. 18 edition, the Free Press wrote a spooky, fun line-up of Grand Valley Halloween offerings. Here’s what didn’t make it in.
Little witches, bloody zombies, and … Lindsay Lohan? Whether you’re going as a ghoul or your favorite celebrity, there’s plenty of opportunity to wear your crazy, zany and yucky costumes this Halloween.
And for those last-minute trick-or-treaters still unsure of holiday plans, here are a few more ideas.
Check out Mad Margaret’s! Buy a costume, or rent it. There are extended Halloween hours, too, for last-minute shoppers. Visit http://www.madmargarets.com for more info or stop in at 807 N. 1st St., GJ.
Need a costume and a nose ring? Pandora’s Piercings, at 418 Main St. in Grand Junction, may have a funky outfit perfect for your party needs.
Gotta get wiggy? Mesa Mall has a hair-filled specialty shop — Wig-N-It, found next to JCPenney.
According to School District 51, if you’re costume shopping for children, please make sure all dress-up items are flame retardant and choose props that won’t cause accidental injuries.
HALLOWEEN PARTIES FOR BIG KIDS
On true Halloween — which falls on Thursday, Oct. 31 — there are a few good party options. Head to Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub on Halloween night for beer and live music, The Tankerays. Or “zomb” out at Colorado Mesa University Ballroom’s Zombie Bash, starting at 5 p.m. The best zombie look takes home the prize!
Want to dress up early? At Sabrosa, there are a variety of events scheduled this weekend:
Friday, Oct. 25 — A Halloween party is scheduled from 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., with a costume contest at midnight.
Saturday, Oct. 26 — A Zombie Hunter Party, with The Jason Hunter Band, from 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 27 — A Costume Jam with Kellen Michael, from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Another Halloween Bash is scheduled for the DoubleTree Hotel on Horizon Drive this Saturday, Oct. 26. Admission is $25 per person, plus there’s a silent auction to benefit The House (a homeless shelter for teens), a costume contest (with the winner getting a roundtrip to Las Vegas, including hotel and airfare), and dueling piano entertainment. Call 970-257-8138 to reserve your spot.
GET SPOOKY & FIT
The Creepy Canyon ‘Cross, set for the evening of Saturday, Oct. 26, is a cyclocross race — in costume, of course — at Canyon View Park. Registration opens at 3:30 p.m., with kids racing at 4:40 p.m. At 5 p.m., the Citizen’s Race will run for 30 minutes. The “A” Race starts at 5:50 p.m. and the “B” Race kicks off at 7 p.m. Awards will follow.
Pre-registration at LTR Sports (2470 Patterson Rd #3) costs $20 before 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, and same-day registration is $25,
Love being scared? Consider visiting the Trail of Terror Haunted House in Grand Junction.
It’s running every evening but Sunday, through Halloween (Thursday, Oct. 31). Admission is $12 per person, and it benefits the Express Allstars teams. The Trail of Terror is located at 721 S. Seventh St.
Dates & Times:
Friday, Oct. 25, from 7 p.m. to midnight
Saturday, Oct. 26, from 7 p.m. to midnight
Monday, Oct. 28, from 7-10 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 7-10 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 7-10 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 31, from 7-10 p.m.
HALLOWEEN FUN AT THE GARDENS
The Western Colorado Botanical Gardens (641 Struthers Ave.) has fun for the whole family this Halloween.
A Halloween Carnival is set for Thursday, Oct. 31, from 3-9 p.m. There will be carnival games, two bump-n-jumps, face painting, games, candy, and admission is free.
Also at the botanical gardens is the extremely spooky Haunted Castle. It will run through Halloween — 6-10 p.m. on weeknights, and 5-11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Admission is $8 for adults, and $5 for kids under the age of 12.
For more info, call 970-245-3288.
To check out last week’s Halloween Roundup, visit http://bit.ly/16xY4Qj.
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