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Haunting Halloween Happenings in Estes Park

Halloween pumpkins

That chill you feel in Estes Park might not just be the cool mountain air; it could be a bit more otherworldly with Estes Park’s ghostly past! If you’ll be in Estes Park for the spooky holiday, check out some of these upcoming events and don’t forget to book a ghost tour at the Stanley Hotel for an experience you’ll remember for a lifetime and perhaps into the beyond.

RedRum Mystery Dinner

October 21

MacGregor Ballroom

Bring your appetite and detective skills to the RedRum Mystery Dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 21. Your ticket includes a four-course dinner, a glass of wine, and thrilling entertainment. Just keep a lookout for any twins asking if you want to play. $160 per person or $299 per couple.

Local tip: Make a pitstop before the Stanley at Estes Park’s American Legion Hall for their Haunted House!

Ghostly figure

The Shining Ball

October 22

The Concert Hall

You’ll be dying to join the fun at the Shining Ball featuring the North Mississippi All-Stars. Costumes are required for admittance and there is a costume contest with three categories, each with a $500 cash award. $175 per person.

Local tip: Stop in early to visit the hotel’s large, antique bar with the largest whiskey selection in Colorado. Have a few “spirits” to put you in the mood!

Halloween Masquerade Party

October 29

The Concert Hall

The final haunting event at the Stanley Hotel is the Halloween Masquerade Party with live music, dancing, hors d’oeuvres, and drinks. This Halloween party also requires costumes for entry! $110 per person.

Local tip: Get lost in the hedge maze out front of the Stanley before attending the party. It’s a great way to set the spooky tone!

BooGrass with Chain Station Mountain Music

October 29

The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern

If listening to bluegrass instead of people screaming sounds like a more fun way to spend your Halloween weekend, head over to The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern for the annual Boograss! Music starts at 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 and runs until 1 a.m. on Sunday.

Local tip: Get there early! Have dinner and a drink before the concert, as seats fill up quickly. This year’s costume theme is Studio 54, so make sure to dig up your gold and your sparkles!

Dog with Halloween basket

Trick or Treating on Elkhorn Avenue

October 31

On All Hallows’ Eve, bring your little ghouls and goblins down Elkhorn Avenue for some trick-or-treating. Many local businesses and shops will have candy on hand and the street is closed to traffic for everyone’s safety from 5 – 8 p.m.

Local tip: Look for free caramel apples at Laura’s Fudge. If you’re into a more “spirited” treat, visit the local bars and pubs for some after-hours fun (in costume, of course!).

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