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Haunted Houses, Hayrides and Pumpkin Magic!

POSTED October 28, 2021

Whether you’re looking for some safe, fun, family-friendly events or want to be completely terrorized this Halloween, there are plenty of activities in the Castle Rock for Halloween. 


The artful and inspiring Zikr Dance Ensemble combines rituals from ancient cultures with contemporary dance and theatre sensibilities. Lifting the Veil is about the hidden forces that have always existed in human life but are only just beginning to be revealed. Stunning visual effects and projections complement the dancers and create a breathtaking performance.

Recreation Center at Southridge, 4800 McArthur Ranch Rd., Highlands Ranch
6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
Tickets: $9.99
Phone: 303-471-7020

What better way to get in the spirit of Halloween than to join a spooky walking tour of all the haunted sites in downtown Castle Rock? A guide from the Castle Rock museum will narrate ghostly and tragic events that happened at the Cantril School, the Old Stone Church, the B&B Café, Hangman’s Gulch and more. Donations are encouraged and reservations are required.

Castle Rock Museum, 420 Elbert St., Castle Rock
7:00 p.m.
Reserve: FREE (Donations encouraged)
Phone: 303-814-3164

Thursday-Sunday, October 28-31

Kids will love spending the day out on the farm, getting lost in the hay-bale maze or playing in the bounce houses. There’s a petting zoo and duck races, too.

Perfect for kids 10 and under, or for anyone who doesn’t like to get scared at Halloween.

Flat Acres Farm, 11321 Dransfeldt Rd., Parker 
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $16
Phone: 303-805-1038

A family-run haunted house that’s been scaring people for 50 years! With movie-inspired decor and live characters ready to jump out at you, this haunted house will scare you without giving you nightmares.

Reinke Brothers Haunted Mansion, 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: $20-$25

Take a stroll past 7,000 illuminated hand-carved pumpkins and larger-than-life pumpkin displays on outdoor trails at Hudson Gardens. Imagine the beauty of a sparkling carnival, a seascape, and magical dragons all lit up as you walk by.

Timed entry tickets must be purchased in advance.

Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton
Thurs., 6:30-10:00 p.m.; Fri., 6:30-10:30 p.m.; Sat., 6:30-10:30 p.m.; Sun., 6:30-10:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10.99 – $29.99

Friday, October 29

For an old-fashioned community Halloween festival, bring the kids to this fun afternoon in Festival Park! Dress up in your costumes and then celebrate with neighbors.

There will be candy, inflatables, carnival games, pumpkin painting and more!

Festival Park, 300 Second St., Castle Rock
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Information: FREE

Whiskey connoisseurs will enjoy sampling and learning more about great whiskies from around the world. You’ll discover the range of flavors from Scotland’s single malt whisky isles, to American Bourbon country, to whisky styles and flavors from faraway lands.

Castle tour is included, as well as charcuterie appetizers.

Cherokee Ranch and Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Road, Sedalia
6:00 – 9:15 p.m.
Tickets: $75
Phone: 303-688-5555

Friday-Saturday, October 29-30

For an Old West version of Halloween, take a 30-minute, spine-tingling family adventure! The cart will rumble down a spooky trail, with gun-toting bandits lurking in the bushes. A professional storyteller will narrate an amusing tale that might sound a lot like what you’re experiencing right now. Afterwards, kids can enjoy a petting zoo and games.

Stockton’s Plum Creek Stables, 7479 W. Titan Rd., Littleton
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $14 (Ages 2 and under are free)

Friday-Sunday, October 29-31

Denver’s most popular corn maze sits on seven acres and can be viewed from a 15-foot tall bridge. Take a look and see if you can figure out the way through—then go down and try to accomplish it—not as easy as it seems! There’s also a mini-maze for children under 10. You must purchase a ticket online in advance—tickets will not be available onsite.

Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tickets (Advance Purchase Required): $10-$15
Phone: 720-865-3500

Get ready to be scared out of your senses! Fright Acres is Colorado’s largest outdoor haunted attraction with four uniquely terrifying experiences. Visit the creepy mausoleum, Reaper’s Hollow Cemetery, the Dead End Motel, and of course, the scary woods behind the motel.

This is an adult attraction and not recommended for children 12 and under.

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

The fun and popular game that everyone grew up playing is now a musical! Just like the game, you’ll help to decide if it was Miss Scarlet in the Library with the Candlestick or Colonel Mustard in the Billiard Room with the Rope. Witty songs and comic antics keep the show moving along as everyone gets closer and closer to solving the crime.

The Schoolhouse Theater, 19650 Mainstreet, Parker
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $29
Phone: 303-805-6800

Saturday, October 30

Here’s a unique way for kids to spend Halloween—in the backcountry! Kids ages 7-13 will spend the afternoon playing games, then go on a guided night hike and Halloween-themed scavenger hunt.

After that, it’s back to the campfire for some ghost stories and s’mores!

Backcountry Wilderness Area Base Camp, 6005 Ron King Trail, Highlands Ranch
3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Register: $30-$34
Phone: 303-471-7054

Summer may be over, but drive-in movies are here to stay! Tonight’s flick is Monster House, an animated spooky movie about three kids who discover a house on their block is not just haunted—it’s ALIVE!

Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy., Castle Rock
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10 per car (advanced registration required)
Phone: 720-724-2010

The whole town of Parker will be participating in the Zombie Crawl. Dress up in your best Zombie costume and join your friends and neighbors out on the streets of downtown Parker. All ages are welcome to walk the streets and take part in the scavenger hunts, pictures, costume contests, and local festivities. With more than $1500 in prizes, you’re going to want to jump in on the Zombie Crawl costume contest!

Downtown Parker,10795 Victorian Dr., Parker
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Register: FREE
Phone: 303-805-3366

Dress up like an Old West character, and you can spend the evening living the part! Bring the whole family to the Ghost Town Hoedown for an evening of fun, with live music, dancing, BBQ dinner, games, a silent auction, and trick-or-treating for the kids. 

Douglas County Fairgrounds/Events Center, 500 Fairgrounds Rd., Castle Rock
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25-$50 (Ages 10 and under: $1)

The feel-good music of 1970s band Firefall is still recognized and appreciated today. Hits like Just Remember I Love You and You Are the Woman evoke the urge to sing along. Enjoy music the way it used to be! 

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Starting at $49
Phone: 303-805-6800

Ever since the age of four, when Michael Cleveland picked up a fiddle and started playing, “he was destined to become one of Bluegrass music’s contemporary stars” (Boston Globe). He was born blind and lost 80% of his hearing in one ear, but Cleveland was fiercely driven to master his quickly-developing art. His technical capabilities and his grit have led him to be a top-notch player.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $35-450
Phone: 720-509-1000

Sunday, October 31

When all the trick-or-treating is done but you’re not, take 15 minutes and get over to the Highlands Ranch Mansion for a free outdoor Halloween party! All ages are welcome. There will be a DJ playing Halloween music out on the lawn, and a cash bar with drinks for purchase, including a signature spooky cocktail.

No reservations are required.

Highlands Ranch Mansion, 9950 E. Gateway Dr., Highlands Ranch
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Information: FREE
Phone: 303-791-0177

Halloween and Much More Near Crystal Valley!

Celebrate Halloween and every holiday in the master-planned community of Crystal Valley – and you’ll be in the midst of the action! You’ll also discover that nature is around every corner of the neighborhood! Looking for a new home you can add your signature style to? Check out the beautiful model homes from Kauffman Homes, Richmond American Homes, D.R. Horton, and Century Communities, and picture yourself in your very own dream house! With ranch and two-story models available, new homes are priced from the low $400s.


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