28 Sep 2016
Treat yourself to scary good fun.
Good news! It’s officially October. Complete justification for grabbing a few bags of the Halloween candy that’s been on display since August. And after you’ve acquired your sweet stash—which, no doubt, will go untouched until the 31st—use our suggestions below to plan an entire month of monstrously good fun. Explore the many events over the metro area or stay even closer to home. Reunion has its own trick-or-treat happening, one of our many year-round community events.
Fall Fest at Anderson Farms Now until Oct. 31, open hours depend on day
Selecting the perfect future jack-o’-lantern from a 30-acre pumpkin patch is one of the many activities to enjoy at Anderson Farms in Erie. (If you don’t know, Anderson Farms created the first corn maze in Colorado and is not far from Reunion). Make a day of it with hay rides to select your pumpkins, squash and gourds, choose from 4 separate corn mazes, pumpkin launching, barnyard 500 pedal karts, mine cars, barrel train, farm animals, krazy rainbow maze, tire mountain, fort a-lot-a fun, farm lights, and punchin’ pumpkins – all included in the price of admission. Ticket prices range from free (3 and under) to $16. Learn more.
Refuge Day at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal-Oct. 15, 11am-2pm
Did you know about the 16,000-acre wildlife refuge just down the road from Reunion? Fall is the perfect time to take a walk on the wild side. In honor of National Wildlife Refuge Week, RMA is offering a free, fun-filled day of activities that includes live birds of prey, wildlife arts and crafts, face painting, and hands-on wildlife activity booths about bison, bees, monarch butterflies, and other creatures. Learn more.
Boo at the Zoo–Oct. 22-23 and Oct. 29-30, 9am-5pm
For two weekends, the Denver Zoo gets (just a tad) spooky, offering 20 trick-or-treat stations, creepy crawly animal demonstrations, and oodles of family-friendly entertainment. Come in costume and enjoy not only the Halloween festivities, but visits with the zoo’s 4,000+ animals and ogle at the countless towering trees in their finest autumn glory. All activities are included in the price of admission ($12-17; free for ages 2 and under). Learn more.
Denver Zombie Crawl-Oct. 22 noon-6pm
It seems the undead are a pretty lively bunch. Become one with the tribe on this zombie run, walk, or crawl around downtown Denver while solving clues and reaching checkpoints along the Organ Trail for cash prizes. Described as part Amazing Race, Fear Factor, and haunted house, the world record-breaking event also includes music, games, a parade, after-parties, and more. Free and open to all ages. Held at Skyline Park in downtown Denver. Learn more.
Reunion Trunk or Treat- Oct. 28, 6pm-8pm
Come score candy, hang out with your neighbors, and assess this year’s most popular costumes (will it be Pokémon? Ghostbusters?) at this favorite trick-or-treating alternative. Classic cars gather at Reunion and open their trunks full of treats. Along with the candy, kids can check out the fire trucks and even climb into a police car. Grab dinner from one of the food trucks at this safe, fun, and free event sponsored by Landing Place Church and the Reunion Metro District. Learn more.