High Country Halloween

October 21, 2017


Halloween is only 10 days away, do you have plans yet? I was just reading that the National Retail Federation is projecting Halloween spending will reach an estimated 9.1 BILLION dollars this year. I find that mind boggling! But if you need a place to spend your portion and participate, we have some fun ways to do it in Colorado’s High Country.

Friday, October 27th: To get you in the Halloween mood, kick off the weekend with Ghostly Tales Story Time at the Summit County Library from 4:00 – 5:00pm and then head on over to the Frisco Historic Park from 5:00 – 8:00pm for Nightmare at the Museum! This is your chance to explore the historic park by lantern while dressed in your best Victorian or Gothic attire!

The fun doesn’t stop their either, if you finish your lantern meanderings by 7:00pm, you can join the Cemetery tour, followed by the Zombie walk at 8:00pm which culminates with a costume contest and dance party at the Moose Jaw. Tickets for the Zombie walk ($10 – 15) and the Cemetery tour ($10) can be purchased now or at 5:00pm on Friday, at the School House Museum in the Frisco Historic Park. The proceeds from both events benefit the Burial Assistance Program, which supports Summit County residents who experience an unexpected death, and the Coroner’s Survivor Support Program, which provides aid and assistance to friends and family members in the event of a death.  So, you can have a ghoulish time and help out a worthwhile cause.

If something less ghoulish is your thing, check out the Breckenridge Rec Center’s first annual drive in movie from 5:00 – 8:00pm. They will be showing “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” followed by “Jaws”. They are also hosting a Halloween Dodge Ball tournament if your band of ghouls is up for some competitive costume dodge ball. Your team must register by noon on Friday.

The 5th annual Howlaween Ball is also happening on Friday at the Silverthorne Pavilion. The ball begins at 7:00pm and proceeds benefit the League for Animals and People of the Summit (LAPS) and the Far View Horse Rescue & Rehabilitation. These are both wonderful organizations to benefit our four legged friends and you can have a wonderful time too! Advanced tickets are just $20.00.

Trick or Treat options: On Sunday, 10.29.17 from 1:00 – 4:00pm the Outlets at Silverthorne will be holding Trick or Treat off the Street. The Town of Frisco will hold their annual Trick or Treat Street from 6:00- 8:00pm on Tuesday, October 31st. My goblins and I have been unable to track down trick or treat options for Breckenridge, but the police department usually has info on street closings for trick or treating, so you can give them a call at 970-453-2941.

There are so many choices! Whatever you decide to do for Halloween this year, stay safe and bundle up, snow is in the forecast.