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Haunted Happenings Start This Weekend!

POSTED October 15, 2020

It’s prime time to get in a spooky mood! Haunted Attractions, both indoor and outdoor, are popping up all over the area! There’s something for everyone—from the very scariest, adult-only Fright Acres to the classic Haunted Mansion to a kids’ lights-on version of the same haunted house! You can even make plans for next weekend by grabbing tickets to RuPaul’s Drag Halloween celebration!

Thursday, October 15

Get your tickets TODAY if you want to attend the wildest Halloween party ever! Tickets  are selling out fast and there likely won’t be any left when the event takes place next Friday through Sunday, October 23-25.

RuPaul hosts this fabulous drive-in show. Seven trapped souls from the Drag Race haunt the stage, including Aquaria, Asia O’Hara, Kim Chi, Kameron Michaels, Violet Chachki, Yvie Oddly, and Vanessa Vanjie. This outdoor event is screened on Jumbotron LED screens with concert-quality light shows and FM Sound. While you’re waiting for the show to begin, drive through the onsite interactive haunted house!

Park Meadows, 8401 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree
Tickets: $69 – $399 per car

With the change of seasons comes a fun opportunity to learn how to make some new cocktails to add to your repertoire! This week’s Virtual Happy Hour is hosted by Mile High Spirits and includes a virtual tour of the shop! 

Learn how to create two new drinks: Fall from the Tree and the Bee’s Knees! Don’t forget to go shopping in advance so you’ll be able to follow along with the cocktail making and tasting in real time!

HRCA on Zoom
6:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Phone: 303-471-8898

Thursday-Sunday, October 15-18

The whole family will enjoy getting out in the colorful Colorado countryside, picking out a pumpkin and visiting the petting zoo. This fun event is designed with younger kids in mind—complete with duck races, a hay-bale maze, an obstacle course, and a hayride!

Flat Acres Farm, 11321 Dransfeldt Rd., Parker
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE to $15
Phone: 303-805-1038

A tradition in Littleton for over 50 years, the Reinke Brothers Haunted Mansion is a  classic haunted house that will entertain you as much as it scares you! Inside the Mansion, almost everything moves thanks to genius animatronics, including a whole cast of funhouse clowns and banjo-playing swamp folk. You won’t see any gore, though. They don’t do blood and guts in this haunted house!

This year will be a bit different thanks to COVID-19—you’ll need to purchase tickets in advance with specific timed entry. A maximum of 6 people from the same party will be allowed in at a time, and you won’t be placed in a group with other guests. Everyone (guests, staff, and actors) will be wearing masks on the self-guided tour through the mansion.

Reinke Brothers, 5663 S. Prince St., Littleton
Thurs., 6:00-10:00 p.m.; Fri., 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.; Sat., 3:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.; Sun., 3:00-10:00 p.m.
Tickets: $19-$22

Friday-Saturday, October 16-17

Do you dare to enter the creepy mausoleum at Reapers Hollow or wind your way through the desolate corn maze to arrive at Dead End Motel? Flat Acres Farm’s wildly popular Fright Acres also includes Goblins Grove, the eerie woods behind the motel. This attraction is so scary it’s not recommended for children 12 and under. Be warned! You’ll be exposed to very intense effects, bright lights, strobe lighting and sound. 

Flat Acres Farm, 11321 Dransfeldt Rd., Parker
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Tickets: $30-$45
Phone: 303-805-1038

Friday-Sunday, October 16-18

If scary attractions aren’t your cup of tea, or you’d like to bring even the youngest members of your family along for a fun fall activity, you can’t beat the Corn Maze at Chatfield Farms! Nothing scary jumps out at you—it’s just seven acres of corn that you make your way through, trying to find the end. Before or after you attempt the maze, check out the 15-foot illuminated bridges where you can look over the entire maze.  Social distancing and mask-wearing are required.

Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton
9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Last entry 5:30 p.m.)
Tickets: $8 – $12
Phone: 720-865-3500

It’s a battle of 1960s bands! Two live bands compete in this rousing concert, one featuring the music of Motown artists such as Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, and The Temptations versus the doo-wop music of bands like The Four Seasons, Frankie Valli, and The Beach Boys. Local legendary singer Mary Louise Lee emcees this fun night of ’60s song, dance, and crowd interaction. There will also be a livestream option for the Friday night performance. At the end of the night, the audience chooses the winners!

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
Fri./Sat., 8:00 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 1:30 p.m.; Sun., 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25 – $52
Phone: 720-509-1000

Saturday, October 17

Encourage your kids to learn how to set up a free TinkerCAD account and learn something yourself! These two timed-entry workshops will teach you how to use the basic tools, as well as a few tips and tricks for generating unique models. You’ll also gain an understanding of exporting and printing models, and find out how additive manufacturing has changed aerospace forever.

There will be a limited number of laptop stations available, so families are encouraged to bring their own computer. Your ticket is also good for general admission and all the other exhibits.

Exploration of Flight, 13005 Wings Way, Englewood
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Tickets: $4-$10

With your general admission ticket to the Blue Sky Aviation Gallery’s Exploration of Flight today, you also get to take part in the interactive Helicopter Showcase! Watch three distinctive types of helicopters fly in—a Children’s One, a Southern Utah Helicopter, and Bell Helicopters. Then you’ll have a chance to listen to pilot talks before the choppers take off again around 1:30 p.m. Enjoy lunch on site from the tasty options at Full Battle Rattle food truck.

Exploration of Flight, 13005 Wings Way, Englewood
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Tickets: $4-$10

Saturday – Sunday, October 17-18

Kids who are curious about how a Halloween haunted house works will love seeing this “behind the scenes” non-scary tour with the lights on! This is a Universal Studios-type of guided tour through the Haunted Mansion with the lights on and most of the special effects off. Best of all, all the “monsters” will be taking their lunch break, so no one will jump out and scare you!

Reinke Brothers, 5663 S. Prince St., Littleton
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10

Sunday, October 18

One of the most popular Farmers’ Markets in the area is full of festive fall spirit, with pumpkin-spice everything! You’ll be able to browse booths with handcrafted gifts, homemade goodies, and great seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Town Center, 9288 Dorchester St., Highlands Ranch
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE

This irresistible Halloween show tells the tale of a depraved puppet master who collects children’s souls and feeds their hearts to an insatiable alligator. The innovative dance troupe Wonderbound brings the story of Wicked Bayou to life with imaginative costumes and adventurous choreography. Gov. Mortimer Leech and his zombie-death-polka band, The Widow’s Bane, accompany this deliciously dark performance.

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker 
2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $38

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