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Weekend Corn Mazes: Mild to Wild and Scary!

POSTED October 25, 2018

The Denver Botanic Gardens’ Corn Maze, held at Chatfield Farms in Littleton, is a short drive away —and with three different maze experiences from a lose-yourself-in-the-stalks maze to the fully haunted Corn Stalkers Maze – there’s something for everyone! Check out all the fun and scary events happening today through Halloween night in and around Crystal Valley!

TODAY/TONIGHT, October 25 and Tuesday, October 30

At the intersection of Halloween and hilarity is the unforgettable spectacle of your favorite Halloween characters roasting each other! The best stand-up comedians in Denver transform themselves into monsters, ghosts and ghouls, in order to verbally slaughter each other for your Halloween pleasure!

Come watch the Wolf Man tell Dracula where he can really stick that stake and the Mummy get unraveled by the comic stylings of Frankenstein’s Monster. But be warned: you might die laughing!

Comedy Works-South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
Thurs./Tues., 8:00 p.m. 
Tickets: $14
Phone: 720-274-6800

Thursday-Sunday, October 25-28

Although there are no special scary effects, there’s something downright eerie about wandering through a seven-acre Corn Maze in the dark, with only the aid of a glow stick! Older kids, teenagers and adults will appreciate the spooky ambiance of the Denver Botanic Gardens’ Corn Maze—after dark! This event is held at Chatfield Farms in Littleton (not at the Denver Botanic Gardens’ York Street location).

Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton
Thurs., 7:00-10:00 p.m.; Fri./Sat., 7:00-11:00 p.m.; Sun., 7:00-10:00 p.m. 
Tickets: $9-$14
Phone: 720-865-3500

Take a creepy nighttime corn maze up a few notches on the terror scale with the Dead Zone Scream Park. This is a different corn maze that most definitely IS haunted and intended to scare the daylights out of you! Recommended for ages 13 and up, the Dead Zone Scream Park also includes an outdoor screening of the horror film, Insidious, starting at 7:15 p.m. At the same Chatfield Farms location as the regular Corn Maze, but make no mistake—the Haunted Maze is designed to terrify!

Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton
Thurs., 7:00-10:00 p.m.; Fri./Sat., 7:00-11:00 p.m.; Sun., 7:00-10:00 p.m. 
Tickets: $28-$38
Phone: 720-865-3500

Big Mama and company take you on sizzling journey of the best soul music in this musical revue that packs a passionate punch! The story is a behind-the-scenes look at what happens when a bunch of veteran blues musicians strike up an after-hours jam session. Filled with stories, laughter and over twenty classic blues tunes, the show includes hits made famous by Muddy Waters, Mae West, Ma Rainey, Sophie Tucker, Howlin’ Wolf, Pearl Bailey, and many more. You’ll be stomping and clapping right along!

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri., 8:00 p.m.; Sat., 1:30 and 8:00 p.m.; Sun., 1:30 and 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$60
Phone: 720-509-1000

Friday, October 26

This festive Halloween dance party is designed for community members with special needs, ages 16 and older, who are looking forward to dressing up in fabulous costumes and dancing the night away! The dance is open to family and friends, as well, making this fun holiday more inclusive!

Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Rd., Highlands Ranch
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$12
Phone: 303-888-0423

Halloween comes every year, but this is your only chance to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the WWI Armistice! Hard to believe, but it’s been one hundred years since the end of the Great War and the beginning of the world as we know it.

The Parker Symphony Orchestra and the Colorado Mormon Chorale are prepared with a patriotic commemorative concert, featuring popular songs of the times and spirit-rousing anthems. This marvelous all-volunteer orchestra is truly a gift to the community, and seeing one of their performances is a great way to treat yourself and your family!

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $24-$29
Phone: 303-805-6800

Friday-Saturday, October 26-27

This delightful modern-day take on the classic Sleeping Beauty fairy tale is a theatre production for kids—by kids! What if Sleeping Beauty is awakened by the prince’s kiss and refuses to believe she had been asleep for 100 years? What if she demands that the prince must slay another dragon to prove his love for her? What if the last remaining dragon on earth has retired and just wants to make friends? What’s a prince to do?

Schoolhouse Theatre, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Fri./Sat., 6:00 p.m.; Sat., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $8
Phone: 303-805-6800

It’s Halloween in the Wild West! This spine-tingling family adventure takes place on a hayride that rambles down a spooky trail filled with Indians and gun-toting cowboys. Meanwhile, professional storytellers enthrall you with amusing and scary tales! Children must be accompanied by an adult, and this event may not be suitable for all ages. A portion of the proceeds benefit Douglas County 4-H.

Stockton’s Plum Creek Stables, 7479 W. Titan Rd., Littleton
Fri., 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.; Sat., 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $12
Phone: 303-791-2500

The Castle of Terror is not for the faint of heart—in fact, it’s so scary that kids under 13 are not admitted without an adult. This is a full-fledged reenactment of a small-town disaster and the horror that follows. Set in a burned-out training center, you become a part of the nightmare, as apocalyptic insanity takes over the community. Proceeds will go to the Castle Rock Fire and Rescue and Castle Rock Police Explorer programs.

Castle Rock Fire Training Tower, 333 Malibu Court, Castle Rock
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10
Phone: 303-663-3103

Friday-Sunday, October 26-28

The kinder, gentler version of the famous Corn Maze from Denver Botanic Gardens is fun for all members of the family! Held during the day and with no scares, this spectacular maze winds through seven acres of corn! 

Held at Chatfield Farms in Littleton (not at the Denver Botanic Gardens’ York Street location), this venue also includes fun activities for kids, including a mini-maze for the youngest kids, hayrides, barrel train rides, pony rides, and more!

Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton
Fri./Sat., 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Sun., 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Tickets: $9-$14
Phone: 720-865-3500

Friday-Wednesday, October 26-31

Do you dare to venture into the creepy cornfields at Flat Acres Farm? Flanked by dark woods, Reaper’s Hollow has long been reported to have strange happenings occurring there. Sounds—like a reaper’s scythe—and ominous shadows floating above the ground have been observed. People who enter at night have gone missing. This may be the scariest Halloween event out there! Not recommended for children under 13.

Flat Acres Farm, 11321 South Dransfeldt Road, Parker
Fri./Sat./Sun./Wed., 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Tickets: $30-$45

Saturday, October 27

This is the most elegant costume party imaginable, one that conjures the stylish set of the 1920s—flappers and gangsters, stock market barons and heiresses! The Great Gatsby Halloween Gala invites you to become one of the beautiful people for a night: “In Gatsby’s blue gardens, men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars” (F. Scott Fitzgerald).

Set in Colorado’s version of Gatsby’s West Egg mansion, the Cherokee Castle is the setting of this spectacular evening featuring tasty bites, music, dancing, a costume contest, and Prohibition specials at the cash bar!

Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia 
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $90
Phone: 720-314-0836

Saturday-Sunday, October 27-28

One of China’s best-known ancient traditions, acrobats have been around for centuries. But you’ve never seen them like this, mixed with the style and virtuosity of contemporary generations! 

Created in association with the world-famous Cirque Eloize company, The New Chinese Acrobats flamboyantly display the next step in the evolution of acrobatic companies from the East. Featuring the highest-level of acrobatic skills and innovative staging, these Chinese performers will astound you with their skill and artistry!

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $39-$44
Phone: 303-805-6800

Sunday, October 28

The kids will love this unique celebration of Halloween—with real creepy critters! Nature’s Educators will present a program that brings nighttime hunters into the light of day! Meet live snakes, arachnids, frogs, and even owls! 

The afternoon begins with a a mini-tour of the Castle and making a Halloween craft. Deliciously ghoulish treats will be served. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes, with prizes for the best-dressed, scariest and most unique!

Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia 
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10
Phone: 720-314-0836

Music, Theatre and More in the Crystal Valley Area!

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