12 Best Halloween Activities in Colorado Springs 2015

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Halloween is around the corner, and you might be asking what fun things there are to do around town? We’ve done all the work for you, and made a handy dandy list of spooktacular Halloween activities in Colorado Springs.  All ages activities have an asterisk beside them. The others are more geared towards teens/parents.

 

 

 

Click on the titles for more info! Enjoy!

1. Hellscream Haunted House

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Colorado’s Ultimate Haunted House, is not only one of the scariest haunted houses in Colorado and the Midwest, but one of the Top Haunted Houses in the Nation. For 6 years this intense, cutting edge, multi story, multi attraction haunted event has thrilled and terrified visitors…regularly garnering attention from the likes of NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, and the Colorado Springs Gazette. Named scariest and best in Colorado Springs numerous years by the Colorado Springs Gazette, and named the scariest and most feared Haunted House in Colorado by several websites, and organizations! Created by film, television, and special effects professionals, HellScream is also notable for its custom movie quality special effects, amazing actors, unique themes, and extremely detailed sets. Don’t miss one of America’s best haunted houses…visit HellScream this Halloween season!

  • HellScream Haunted House was named best & scariest Haunted House in Colorado by DenverHauntedHouses.com
  • Best Haunted House in Colorado Springs by the Gazette Scream Team numerous years.
  • Peoples choice award for Best Scare & Best Value in Colorado by “Our Town Live” on 740 KVOR

 

2. Ghoul’s Gulch Haunted House

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Ghouls Gulch is more than just a haunted house company, we are a family. The original members decided to move from home haunters to professionals in 2003 when they emerged in Colorado Springs and teamed with Theatre Works on Dante’s Inferno. Many of our original Inferno techs and cast have been with us since then and are now members of our family. We have watched the cast grow not only into adults but into key members of our team. With each haunt that we do our family grows and we are thrilled. We welcome previous cast and crew back and enjoy reuniting the family as often as possible.

Our family has a wide range of skill sets, from Professional Grave Diggers to Rock and Roll Roadies to Technical Theater Teachers to Electrical Engineers and Computer Scientists to Certified Pyrotechnicians, Airbrush Artists and more. We even have a Therapist to help out when we have messed with our own heads too much.

We are a diverse group and appreciate the uniqueness of the individual. We build haunts because it is our passion and we have fun doing it!

 

3. **Trick or Treat at the Spook-Out Shoot-Out

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4. Dark Matter Bash at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

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The bash is back!

Inspired by our Theater production Wait Until Dark and our art exhibition Springs Surreal, we invite you to unleash the dark side of your subconscious mind at the Dark Matter Bash on Saturday, October 24th.

The mysterious qualities of Dark Matter (unseen celestial phenomena with enormous mass) reflects the unknown, inner depths of the mind that Surrealist artists sought to extract. We dare you to explore how far your imagination can bend and create the most bizarre, surreal costume possible.

Enjoy a consciousness-expanding evening that you’ll never forget.

Tickets: Pre-sale $10, Oct 17-23 $15, $20 at-the-door

 

5. **Boo at the Zoo

 

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It’ll be all treats and no tricks for your little pirates and princesses at this year’s Boo at the Zoo, the region’s most unique Halloween event. Boo at the Zoo is a fun way for families with young children to trick-or-treat and enjoy Halloween festivities in a safe environment, and all of our candy is made with sustainable palm oil to help protect wild orangutans!

Support the Zoo’s efforts to reduce waste by bringing your own trick-or-treat bag from home!

Dates

October 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30 & 31, 2015

Time

4 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – with the last ticket sold at 7:30 p.m.

Please NOTE: The Zoo will close early for day visits at 3 p.m. on all seven Boo at the Zoo evenings, with the last ticket of the day sold at 2 p.m. Guests must exit the Zoo at 3 p.m. The Zoo will open for Boo at the Zoo at 4 p.m.

 

6. **Harvest Fest at Colon Orchards

 

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Saturday, September 26th and Sunday, September 27th

We will be offering our Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch to kids of all ages!

*Unfortunately, due to a freeze Southern Colorado faced earlier this year, we will not be able to offer our U-pick apples.* 

$8.00 for entry to corn maze; includes free pumpkin!

3175 Grandview Avenue, Canon City, CO

Colon Orchards is a 4th generation farm in the heart of the Arkansas River Valley, owned by Mannie Colon and managed by his daughter Britt.

 

7. **Great Pumpkin Run at Venetucci Farm

 

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The Pikes Peak Community Foundation is excited to present the 10th Annual Great Pumpkin Run at Venetucci Farm.  Come out for a great morning and run, walk, jog or just cheer our runners on!  We will once again offer the Little Pumpkin Fun Run that will include two distances, 400m and 800m, for children 10 and under.  Feel free to wear your Halloween costume and join in on all the fun!

 

8. **Emma Crawford Coffin Races & Parade

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This is what you have been waiting for: the 2015 Emma Crawford Coffin Races! This year marks the 21st annual Emma Crawford Coffin Races. Each year more than 10,000 people come to Manitou Springs for the fun and festive Coffin Races. Teams of five, one Emma and four runners, push their coffins 195 feet to the finish line. The fastest times earn trophies as well as  a chance to win Best Emma, Best Entourage, and Best Coffin. There is even a separate fire department division that competes for their own traveling trophy. The Races start off with a parade of all the coffins and teams as well as authentic hearses at 12:00pm. The races begin with two teams per heat racing for their own time. Awards are announced and handed out after the races at 2:00pm.

 

9. Emma Crawford’s Wake – Miramont Castle

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Out of mourning for dear Emma Crawford’s death in 1889, the Miramont Castle presents Emma’s Wake. Each year the Miramont Castle features a viewing of Emma’s funeral to guests. Enjoy the drama of a 1800 wake with a buffet dinner.

Your admission includes entrance into Miramont Castle, viewing of Emma laid out in the parlour in pure Victorian splendor, a true Victorian Wake, and a large buffet dinner with beverages in the Great hall.

Reservations are required and space is limited. Call 719-685-1011 to reserve your spot.

 

10. Haunted Mines

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The Haunted Mines is an all-volunteer charitable organization that raises money for theWestern Museum of Mining and Industry (WMMI) and other local charities. We do this by producing a professional, thrilling Halloween event for our community’s enjoyment. We teach our volunteers valuable skills that they put to use at our events and carry with them into their adult lives.

We want to be the best Halloween haunted attraction in Colorado. We produce a thrilling and exciting event unlike any other, for adults of all ages and children (ages 13+). We use historical-based scenes and situations from the American West and America’s mining legacy as our backdrop, but with a new twist every year to keep you screaming!

 

11. Rocky Horror Picture Show at Iron Springs Chateau 

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Richard O’Brien’s ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ comes to the Iron Springs Chateau this October!

Live actors performing on the Iron Springs Chateau stage, along with the most popular cult movie sensation in international history playing, will provide an outrageously fun night. Goody bags are free to the first 25 arrivals – and there’s even a costume contest on Friday and Saturday evenings of Halloween weekend for fans who dress up as their favorite character. Come on down to the Chateau…It’s just a jump to the left…and a step to the right…Let’s do the Time Warp again…

This show is sure to sell out — Get your tickets NOW!

This production is rated R – You must be 18 or accompanied with a parent.

REFUND POLICY: Rocky Horror Picture Show Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
PRIVACY POLICY: Customer information is collected for the purpose of processing your order. This information is kept confidential and is not shared.

 

12. Fright in Falcon Haunted Maze

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We are a homeschooling family of 5 who love Halloween, being creative and “Geocaching” … and apparently, THIS is how all those things come together! 🙂

Fright in Falcon 2015

Halloween is almost here, and we’re getting ready for YOU!

We’re working hard to make Fright in Falcon 2015 bigger, better, and yes, even a bit scarier.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Does Colorado Springs have a Halloween Yard Decorating Contest? That would be a neat way to get the community to have fun on the days leading up to Halloween and also advertise the cool spooky houses in the area!!!

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