There are lots of Halloween-related things going on all over Fremont County this month!! This list is a work in progress – keep checking back! Have a fun and safe Halloween!!

UPDATE: Due to new COVID-19 restrictions, many Halloween events are being cancelled. Please check with the organizers of these events to make sure they are still happening before making plans.

Click HERE for the CDC guidelines for Halloween activities.

Dark Side of the Abbey/Dark Side Unplugged

WHAT: Dark Side of the Abbey is Southern Colorado most naturally nightmareish haunt. Both scary and entertaining, with two separate haunting experiences, your entire group will be talking about how great of a time they had for months. Also available are two separate Escape Room experiences.
WHERE: Holy Cross Abbey, 2951 E Hwy 50 in Cañon City
WHEN: Every Friday and Saturday in October, 7-11pm each night
COST: Varies – click HERE for prices and to purchase tickets.

Aftermath Haunted House

WHAT: Come out to one of the top haunted houses in Colorado! All new, and scarier than ever! As always proceeds from Aftermath benefits programs with the Canon City Area Parks and Recreation! **We will have proper Covid-19 precautions in place. Social Distancing, Masks, and Hand Sanitizer will be required, with that said…Nothing will stop Aftermath from continuing to be one of the top haunts in Colorado!
WHERE: 575 Ash Street in Cañon City
WHEN: October 17, 24, 30, and 31 starting at 7:00pm each night
COST: $20 per person

Pumpkins in the Plaza

WHAT: Pumpkin Patch Story Time, pumpkin painting, costume contest for kids and pets. Apple cider and snacks will be provided. Physical distancing protocols will be followed. Hosted by Canon City Public Library and Fremont Center for the Arts. Call 719-269-9020 to register for a time slot. Clicke HERE for more info.
WHERE: Macon Plaza, 516 Macon Avenue in Cañon City
WHEN: Friday, October 23, 10am-4pm

Boo at the Bridge

WHAT: Spend a frightfully fun night with the whole family at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park. Costumes are highly encouraged!  ‘Mummies’ and Daddies can bring their little Ghosts and Goblins to Boo at the Bridge for a safe and fun Halloween treat. All will have a ‘Spooktacular’ experience gathering goodies because you don’t often get the chance to cross the highest suspension bridge in America after hours! It will be a Treat to have you here!
WHERE: Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, 4218 County Road 3A
WHEN: October 24, 4-7:30pm
COST: Online: $10/person; In Park: $12/person; In Park Season Pass: $7/person; Children 3 and under: FREE

Spooky Trivia

WHAT: Join us for a spooky night of trivia. Reservations are required so reserve your spot today. Great prizes and lots of fun! Hosted by Jennifer Rybicki.
WHERE: Papa’s Restaurant, 132 W Main Street in Florence
WHEN: Wednesday, October 28 @ 6:30pm

Halloween at the BreweryCANCELLED

WHAT: Stop by the Florence Brewing Company to enjoy wonderful beers while meeting some interesting ambassador animals such as an owl, vulture, snake, tarantula, and scorpion! Nature’s Educators will be collecting donations to help care for their ambassador animals. Social distancing will be enforced and masks must be worn. Hope to see you there!
WHERE: Florence Brewing Company, 200 S. Pikes Peak Avenue in Florence
WHEN: Friday, October 30, 4-7pm

Boos & Ghouls Halloween

WHAT: We will be handing out goodie bags in place of our in-person event. We feel this is the safest way to provide a trick-or-treat experience to our community. Please stop by and see us this Friday from 4-7pm. Families will stay in their vehicle and pull through the drive-thru setup outside the 4th Street Club. Our staff will deliver goodie bags to you! Each youth present will receive a goodie bag including candy, craft kits, and a dental hygiene kit. We aren’t permitted to block traffic, so please be thoughtful as you enter the drive thru. Safety Rules: Cloth face masks must be worn over the nose and mouth during the event by everyone, even by youth in costume. Social distancing will be maintained, in order to keep everyone safe. This event is FREE!
WHERE: Boys & Girls Club of Fremont County, 129 N. 4th Street in Cañon City
WHEN: Friday, October 30, 4pm-7pm

A Spooky Circus Extravaganza – Coaldale

WHAT: A Halloween-themed performance by Salida Circus
WHERE: Coaldale Schoolhouse, 287 Hayden Creek Road in Coaldale
WHEN: Friday, October 30, performances at 5pm and 7:30pm
COST: $10/$5 for under 12 year olds. Only 25 tickets will be available for each show. Reserve tickets at coaldaleschoolhouse@gmail.com or info@thesalidacircus.com or call 719-239-4500

Trunk or Treat – Howard – CANCELLED

WHAT: Pleasant Valley neighbors are invited to this year’s Trunk or Treat at the Howard Volunteer Fire Station! Click HERE for details.
WHERE: Howard Volunteer Fire Station, 8274 Highway 50 in Howard
WHEN: Saturday, October 31, 4-7pm

Halloween Fun – Deer Mountain – CANCELLED

WHAT: Come on out to the Deer Mountain Volunteer Fire Station for some Halloween fun! There will be a Haunted House and other fun Halloween activities. Click HERE for details.
WHERE: Deer Mountain Volunteer Fire Station, 6181 County Rd 28 in Cotopaxi (Copper Gulch)
WHEN: Haunted House – October 23, 24, 30, and 31 starting at 8pm; Halloween Day activites will be on Saturday, October 31, 4-8pm.

Trick or Treat for Everyone – Penrose

WHAT: My Neighbor’s Cupboard will be hosting some Halloween fun for all ages!  Click HERE for details
WHERE: My Neighbor’s Cupboard, 409 Broadway in Penrose
WHEN: Saturday, October 31, 5-8pm

Spooktacular and Trunk or Treat

WHAT: DOC employees, first responders, and many others will hand out candy to families proceeding through the drive while REMAINING IN THEIR VEHICLES. All vehicles will enter South Street off of Field Avenue, follow the traffic flow, and exit back onto Field Avenue. All participating vendors will wear masks and gloves and distribute pre-packaged zip bags of candy to the vehicles. Information about the costume contest will be available soon.
WHERE: Harrison School, 920 Field Avenue in Cañon City
WHEN: Saturday, October 31, Noon-3pm

Blue Moon Brewyard @ FBC

WHAT: Halloween Party by reservation only. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, Oct. 16. Click HERE for details.
WHERE: Florence Brewing Co., 200 S. Pikes Peak Avenue in Florence
WHEN: Saturday, October 31, 7-11pm
COST: $75 per table of 6-8 friends

Halloween Party @ Cañon City Brews & Bikes

WHAT: Halloween Party featuring live music by Mystic 7, drink specials, and an adult costume contest with prizes at 8pm
WHERE: Cañon City Brews & Bikes, 224 Main Street in Cañon City
WHEN: Saturday, October 31, 5-9pm

“Fangs for the Memories” – The SBS 1st Annual Halloween Celebration

WHAT: A socially responsible Halloween event that thinks outside the coffin (box). Small Business Strong, a group of small business owners, is hosting a unique Halloween. There will be a social distanced scavenger hunt, COVID-safe carnival type games, a disposable mask decorating contest, food trucks, giant pumpkin weight guessing contest, coffin length distanced hay ride, costume contests: 5 and under, 6-12, teens and best family group costume. Join us for “Thriller” fun throughout the event.
WHERE: Downtown Cañon City
WHEN: Saturday, October 31, 11am-2pm

Zombie Bar Crawl

WHAT: 1st Annual Zombie Bar Crawl involves 4 of the downtown bars in an effort to benefit the Fremont Community Foundation to help the Operation Grinch event this year. All proceeds from tickets sold will be donated to FCF. Ticket includes your 1st wine/well or domestic free! Of course COVID-19 restrictions are in place. You can start and end at any of the locations and costume contests will be held at each location at different times so you will have time to attend all of them.
WHERE: My Brothers Place, The Neon Bottle, McClures and Mose
WHEN: Saturday, October 31, 6pm-Close
COST: $15 per ticket, available at any of the participating bars 

5th Annual Stomp & Chomp

WHAT: It’s that time of year again – time for stomping and chomping. We are limited to offering 100 children’s tickets, good for pumpkin picking, candy bags, and our costume contest! Kid’s tickets are available on a first come-first serve basis until they are sold out. Kid’s tickets include access to our Dino Wild Walk, picking one pumpkin to keep, a bag of candy, and entry into our costume contest at 3:30 PM with trophies and prizes. Adult tickets include access to the Dino Wild Walk to accompany their children for pumpkin picking and the costume contest. We are also planning to hide Halloween trinkets in our dig pit and offer a photo ops with our baby T-rex! Come join the fun! (In the event of inclement weather, we will move the pumpkin picking and costume contest inside our museum, and so tickets will gain entry to that instead of the Wild Walk.)
WHERE: Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience, 44895 W. Highway 50
WHEN: Saturday, October 31, 2-4pm
COST: Pre-purchased tickets – $8 each; $10 at the door. Click HERE to pre-purchase tickets.

Trunk or Treat @ Grandview Christian Church

WHAT: Games, Candy, Hot Chocolate, Treats. We are asking people to bring non-perishable items to support a “Back Pack” program for Jr High Students who do not always have food at home to eat. There will be a donation box available that night.
WHERE: Grandview Christian Church, 3245 Grandview Avenue in Cañon City
WHEN: Saturday, October 31, 5-7pm

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