Looking for a ghoulish activity? Here a 5 Halloween-themed events in Summit County.
From haunted tours to trick-or-treating in Frisco, there are plenty of activities for Halloween lovers this October
Editor’s note: This story was updated to correct the times of PumpkinPalooza in Breckenridge, which runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 21.
With Halloween fast approaching, Summit County has a host of activities perfect for a haunted evening or crisp, autumn day.
These five events, some of which are recurring, offer something fun for adults, children and families this October.
Breckenridge Ghostly Tales tours
Step back in time with this guided walking tour through downtown Breckenridge. The 90-minute tour begins at 7 p.m. and includes several stops to haunted buildings. “Ghost hunting equipment” is provided, according to the website, as guests learn about the darker side of the mining town’s history.
Cost: $28 for adults, $17 for children (ages 6-12)
When: Mondays through Saturdays at 7 p.m.
Where: Meets at Ollie’s Pub & Grub, 180 W. Jefferson Ave.
The Haunting at Breck Theater
This live 90-minute event at Breckenridge Backstage Theatre brings to life the haunted tales of Edgar Allen Poe through what the theatre calls an “interactive haunted house” featuring live storytellers, riddles, puzzles, and quests, photo opportunities, spooky cocktails and treats.
Cost: $20-35 (children aged 2 and younger are free)
When: Oct. 12-28, various times
Where: Breckenridge Backstage Theatre, 121 S. Ridge St.
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Pumpkin Patch Wagon Rides
The Breckenridge Stables offers a roughly 20-minute, horse-drawn wagon ride to a scenic, pumpkin-picking location, all with views of Ten Mile Range and Mt. Baldy along the way.
Cost: $79 for adults (ages 13 and over), $59 for kids (ages 4-12) and free for children 3 and under
When: Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through Oct. 29, various times
Where: Breckenridge Golf Clubhouse, 200 Clubhouse Drive
The second-annual PumpkinPalooza at the Breckenridge Recreation Center’s youth area offers lots of fun for children ages 0-12. It features a haunted playground, carnival games, bounce houses, Halloween crafts as well as hundreds of pumpkins available to take home. Hot chocolate is also included.
Cost: $7 for advance registration, $10 at door
When: Saturday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Breckenridge Recreation Center, 880 Airport Road
Website: Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Frisco Main Street Trick-or-Treat
From 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31, businesses up and down Frisco Main Street will be handing out candy to trick-or-treaters. Participating businesses are encouraged to have about 1,000 pieces of candy ready. For businesses not on Main Street, the town has limited space on a first-come, first-served basis to host at the Frisco Historic Park and Museum. Requests can be sent to museum manager Rose Gorrell at roseG@townoffrisco.com.
The town will also be awarding prizes to businesses with the best Halloween decorations.
When: Thursday, Oct. 31, from 5-7 p.m.
Where: Frisco Main Street
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