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Halloween 2017 in Colorado: Here's what you can do over the weekend

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Posted at 10:43 PM, Oct 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-27 00:43:31-04

DENVER – Halloween is just around the corner, and if you haven’t found something to do, consider yourself lucky because we have found tons of events happening this weekend.

1. Elitch Garden’s Fright Fest is here until the weekend

Denver’s largest Halloween event is celebrating its 20th season of screams through Sunday at Elitch Gardens.  Prepare to be scared in the park’s haunted attractions Big Top Freaks, No Vacancy, Séance and TERRORtorries. This event is free with park admission, but some haunted attractions are not free.

2. Head over to the Denver Zoo for some spooky fun in Denver and Colorado Springs

The 33rd annual Boo at the Zoo will have trick-or-treat stations, creepy crawly animal demonstrations and exciting family-friendly entertainment under the canopy of the beautiful fall foliage of Denver Zoo. It’s all happening this weekend. You can buy tickets here.

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is also hosting a Boo at the Zoo. You can check out what they’re doing here.

3. Denver Oddities and Curiosities Expo for lovers of the strange and the bizarre

If you like the odd, the strange, the unusual and the just plain bizarre, head on over to the Denver Oddities and Curiosities Expo this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vendors will have weird taxidermy, wet specimens, antiques, bones, odd jewelry, unusual art, and other creepy, strange and bizarre items. It’s all happening at the Fox Street Compound, 725 West 39th Avenue in Denver. Entry is $5 at the door.

4. Haven’t carved a pumpkin yet? You better do it this weekend

It's officially pumpkin season, so why not prepare for Halloween by heading out to a pumpkin patch to carve a jack-o'-Lantern before the big day? 

You can check our list of 10 pumpkin patches throughout Colorado here.

5. Time’s running out to check out haunted attractions

It’s not just haunted houses you can check out in Colorado. We also have haunted corn mazes, haunted trails, haunted mines and haunted mansions! You can check out our list here.

6. Get lost in a Colorado corn maze this Halloween

If you’re not into scary stuff, then perhaps you would enjoy getting lost in a Colorado maze before Halloween arrives. We found at least seven you can enjoy throughout the Front Range. Check ‘em out here.

7. Go on a ghost tour and prepare to be frightened

You know Colorado because of its beer, its weed, its hiking trails and its mountains. But do you know what lurks in the shadows once the sun goes down and the darkness creeps in?

You can learn about Colorado history and get spooked at the same time by going to one of the many ghost tours the state offers during the month of October. Are you brave enough? If so, click here.

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