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Halloween Weekend Happenings

POSTED October 26, 2017

It’s almost Halloween in Castle Rock, and this weekend, you can choose from a variety of hauntings, scream-filled encounters, chills and goose-bump attractions just minutes from Crystal Valley! Find out where zombies came from, dress up in your frightening finest for tricks, treats and celebrations, and have yourself a spoooktacular good time!

TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday, October 26

Join Active Minds for a journey into the world of monsters and legends, from the vampires of Eastern Europe, to the stories of werewolves, zombies, and more! What exactly are the origins and history of familiar (and not so familiar) tales of the undead and shapeshifting creatures, and how they have evolved and grown over time? If you’re curious, this Halloween weekend in Castle Rock, come and find out!

Castle Rock Senior Center, 2323 Woodlands Blvd, Castle Rock
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-688-9498

Thursday-Sunday, October 26-29

HalloweenAmerica’s Got Talent breakout star and Las Vegas resident headliner PIFF THE MAGIC DRAGON returns to Comedy Works with new jokes, new tricks and the same dog. Imagine Larry David in a dragon suit performing jaw-dropping magic tricks, and then throw in the World’s First Performing Chihuahua-Mr. Piffles. Howard Stern and Howie Mandel singled out Piff as one of the funniest most unique acts in the history of the show. America agreed and voted him into the finals.

With over 50 million YouTube hits, Piff has performed to hundreds of thousands of fans all over the world. Family-friendly performances are scheduled for the first Friday and the Sunday shows. Plus, Piff is hosting a private party for super-fans which includes a poster signed by Piff, a photo with Piff and/or Mr. Piffles, a chance to get a video shout-out to from Piff, a chance to win Mr. Piffles, and a one-on-one magic trick.
Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village

Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri./Sat., 7:15 & 9:45 p.m.; Sun., 11:30 a.m.
Tickets: $30-$55
Phone: 303-274-6800

Thursday-Tuesday, October 26-31

HalloweenBring the entire family to join in the fun of this fall Farm Festival with a corn maze, snake tunnel, corn kernel boxes, a petting zoo, corn hole games, giant Jenga, a kids’ hay-bale maze, giant swing set and many other activities. Before leaving be sure to stop by the pumpkin patch and pick up a carving pumpkin for your porch for Halloween!

Flat Acres Farm, 11321 Dransfeldt Rd., Parker
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-805-1038

Friday, October 27

HalloweenThe Friday before Halloween, transform yourself into whoever you want to be and come to the Masquerade Ball in the historic castle at Cherokee Ranch. It’s a world away at the best Halloween event venue, and just 15 minutes from Castle Rock.

Masquerade-themed costumes are strongly encouraged, with a mask and evening attire or costume of your choice. Dressing up is required! Greeted at the door by the mad riffs of Skullivia Bonez on electric guitar, you’ll be offered a selection of hearty appetizers and a (cash) bar to indulge in witch’s brew and mystical potions throughout the evening. The costume contest will have three masquerade categories, best couple, most unique, and most elegant/formal. A DJ will spin pop hits as you dance and play the night away.

Cherokee Ranch, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $80
Phone: 720-627-7175

HalloweenLieutenant Colonel (Ret.)Dan Hampton, a bestselling author and highly decorated Air Force pilot, will talk about The Flight, which chronicles Charles Lindbergh’s 1927 nonstop Atlantic flight. Books will be sold at the event.

Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Register Here

High strings, minor scales, ambiance befitting of a horror movie, don’t miss the darker side of classical music as it creeps to the PACE Center. With a wonderfully horrific combination of the strange and spacey, the heavy and the dissonant, the Parker Symphony Orchestra will play music so haunting it’s sure to keep you awake at night. Program for the evening will include The Night Creeps Slowly (Ryan Smith); Orpheus in the Underworld Overture (Jacques Offenbach); Phantom of the Opera selections (Andrew Lloyd Webber); Overture to Die Fledermaus (Johann Strauss, Jr.); The Water Goblin (Antonin Dvorak) and La Cathédrale Engloutie (Claude Debussy).

Parker Arts Culture & Events Center (PACE), 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Sat., 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $35-$40
Phone: 303-805-6800

HalloweenTake Me to the River is a live performance based on the award-winning film and record. The Memphis Soul Rhythm and Blues Revue brought together multiple generations of iconic Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians to record a historic new album and re-imagine the utopia of racial, gender, and generational collaboration of Memphis in its heyday. This historic show features a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see legends William Bell (2017 Grammy Winner), Bobby Rush (2017 Grammy winner), and Charlie Musselwhite (2014 Grammy winner) share the stage and perform classics and new collaborations.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $33-60
Phone: 720-509-1000

Friday-Saturday, October 27-28

HalloweenIt’s creepy, it’s frightening, it’s Castle Rock’s own Halloween haunted house, the neighborhood Castle of Terror at the Fire Training Center – designed to scare you silly! With the Bearded Lady, Werewolf Boy, Medusa, the Amazing Electric Man and more! Tickets are $10 cash, $12 credit card and $20 fast pass. Tweens and teens age 13 and older will be admitted without a parent; kids younger than 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fire Training Center, 3030 Malibu St., Castle Rock
7:00-10:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$20

A thrilling tour of action-packed film music from John Williams. Whether it’s barn-storming Indiana Jones, magical Harry Potter or that Skywalker fellow, it takes a musical genius to bring the adventure to life. It’s all here in one concert, celebrating the greatest film composer of all time. Performed by the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Pops Orchestra.

Pikes Peak Center, 190 Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $29-$78
Phone: 719-520-SHOW

Friday-Sunday, October 27-29

The El Jebel Shriners 29th Annual Craft Show is a fundraiser for the Shriners Operation Fund. Admission is Free and there will be lots of things to do, see and taste. Please come out and support your local vendors, crafters and artists.

Douglas County Fairgrounds/Events Center, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle RockFri./Sat., 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Sun., 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Admission: Free

Combine one dancing cat, a howling dog, and a vampire bunny and you have perfect pets for any family. Late one night, Chester (the family cat) and Harold (the family dog) wait up for their humans, the Monroes, to get home from a night at the movies. When they arrive with a family surprise: a bunny they rescued from the movie theater, Chester and Harold are wary; they sense this is no ordinary rabbit. And they’re right – it’s the extraordinary Bunnicula! When the Monroe’s produce starts losing its juice, Chester thinks he knows what’s causing the problem. Bunnicula is a vampire! Or maybe Chester’s imagination is getting the better of him. Singing and dancing their way through this hilarious mystery, the furry friends find room in their hearts, and in their home, for one unique bunny.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
Fri., 6:00 p.m.; Sat-Sun., 1:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$20

This is the place where the natural world crosses into the spirit world, an in-between realm known as The Dead Zone, Colorado’s one and only Scream Park. Dead Zone is Denver’s number one valued and largest haunted attraction which gives you all access to the entire property for one low price. Explore hundreds of acres of farm property with unique attractions – like the Corn Maze After Dark, that farm visitors must navigate with only a glow stick!

Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton
Fri./Sat., 7:00-11:59 p.m.; Sun., 7:00-11:00 p.m.
Tickets: $27

The Arthur Conan Doyle classic The Hound of the Baskervilles is transformed into a funny adventure-mystery on the stage. Sherlock Holmes is on the case when the male heirs of the Baskerville family are taken out one by one. Holmes and Dr. Watson must conquer the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its latest heir. You’ll see the brave investigators sort through a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deception as five actors creatively portray more than 40 characters. Is a wild hellhound loose in the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and elementary deductions of Holmes and Watson!

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
Thurs.-Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$45

Saturday, October 28

It will be a ghoulish good time in the Huskie Howl-O-Ween 5K and 1K fun run this weekend. Costumes are encouraged for both the timed 5K run and the kids 1K Fun Run complete with a costume contest. Entry fees will buy you t-Shirts and goody bags included, sponsored by DCHS Academic and Athletic Association. Celebrate Halloween in Castle Rock by burning up all those candy calories!

Douglas County High School Baseball Field, 2842 Front t., Castle Rock
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Entry Fee: $30 for 5K; $20 for 1K Fun Run

Embrace your inner enchantress the weekend before Halloween and join a coven of costume-wearing crowds for a Witch’s Brew Tea at the Castle. Brooms are optional.

Cherokee Ranch, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
12:00 p.m.
Tickets: $45
Phone: 720-627-7175

HalloweenA fun and safe Halloween in Castle Rock event for the whole family. Games, bounce houses, prizes, face painting and, of course, candy! Once you’ve had your fill, head up to Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park for Harvest Festival to enjoy fall festivities including a pumpkin patch, hay bale maze, hay rides, mini-pumpkin painting, pumpkin carving and movies after sunset. And for Mom and Dad, local craft beer and delicious food while kids take advantage of Harvest festival fun from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Halloween costumes are optional.

Miller Activity Complex (MAC), 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy., Castle Rock
1:00-3:00 p.m. & 4:00-8:00 p.m.

It’s not every day you get to walk through the Bear Canon Cemetery off Highway 105. The cemetery was founded in 1872 and contains the remains of pioneers significant in the early history of Sedalia, Castle Rock and Douglas County. Appropriate for the weekend just before Halloween…be on the lookout for anything that goes bump in the night!

Bear Canon Cemetery, 397 N. Perry Park Rd., Sedalia
5:00-6:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-814-3164
Saturday-Sunday & Tuesday, October 28-29 & 31

HalloweenAs you approach an old, dilapidated shack in the cornfield, your heart starts to race. There’s a dim light in an upper window and you catch a glimpse of a shadow. Someone or something is lurking there. As you draw closer it feels as if the corn is closing in around you and you are being forced to the front door. Will you be brave enough to enter the shack and survive the half-mile trek through the haunted cornfield and terrifying woods? While visiting Reapers Hollow the weekend before Halloween, you’ll run into the Dead End Motel with a staff that aims to make your stay frightfully entertaining! Two haunts for the price of one!

Flat Acres Farm, 11321 Dransfeldt Rd., Parker
7:00.-10:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20
Phone: 303-805-1038

Saturday-Sunday, October 28-29

With tables full of new and used guns and ammo, archery equipment, hunting knives, gun parts and reloading supplies, as well as holsters and other related products, this defensive weapons and hunting exhibition is one of the most popular in Southern Colorado. You’ll see equipment and products to meet the needs of hunters and collectors, as well as special items focused on women’s self-defense.

Colorado Springs Event Center
3960 Palmer Park Blvd, Colorado Springs
Sat., 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sun., 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Admission: $5-$10

Halloween in Crystal Valley!

This is the weekend the master-planned community of Crystal Valley, just minutes from the shops and restaurants of downtown Castle Rock, becomes stylishly spooky! If you are a home buyer in search of a neighborhood, check out the beautiful new home designs from Richmond American Homes and D.R. Horton available in ranch or two-story models and priced from the high $300s. And – don’t miss the new model by Kauffman Homes!


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