Don’t be Haunted by Missing Halloween This Year in Summit County
Posted by: admin October 9th, 2015
Summit County is not necessarily known for its Halloween celebrations per se, but let’s face it, Summit County is known for knowing how to celebrate just about any occasion. So why should this year’s Hallows Eve be any different? The area offers numerous festive events to celebrate the spookiest day of the year, so read on for some of the sweetest ways to treat yourself to a ghastly time on Halloween 2015 in Summit County. Your stay at our Frisco hotel will set you up perfectly to visit any and all of the following events.
Halloween comes a little early to Silverthorne on Sunday, October 11th from 11am-2pm with Pumpkinfest, brought to you by the Silverthorne Recreation Center. This annual event includes a pumpkin patch for kids to pick out their holiday pumpkin, a petting zoo, face painting, bounce houses and games including hay rides, sack races, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin catapult and the spooky cave of confusion. All of this for one low price … free!
The Ski Tip Lodge in Keystone is hosting a Murder Mystery Dinner equipped with a four-course meal to boot. Saturday, October 31st at 6:30pm is the date as guests will be involved in solving the mystery of “Whodunit!” For more information, call 970-496-4950 and bring your inner Sherlock Holmes.
The Breckenridge Historical Society mixes things up a bit this time of year to show you the haunted past of this historic town in a spooktacular way. Daily paranormal and haunted tours are a great way to experience Halloween, but the extra grim ones are at 1:30pm and 7:30pm on Halloween day.
The 7th Annual Halloween Dodgeball Tournament in Breckenridge is sure to be a hoot all day on October 30th at the Breckenridge Recreation Center. Do you think you have what it takes to dodge witches, goblins and ghosts? If you do, show off your skills and costumes at this unique event. A minimum of six players (with two females) is required to register, and you must register by 8pm on October 29th.
Halloween festivities in Breckenridge are a Trick or Treaters delight as the Breckenridge Police Department, Public Works Department and various volunteers work together to transform downtown Breck (High Street and Harris Street) into a Halloween haven. A little bit up the hill to the East, officers will also participate in Trick or Treating activities in the Wellington Neighborhood. Contact the Breckenridge Police Department at 970-453-2941 shortly before the Halloween holiday to find out more about street closure times and alternate routes.
On Saturday, October 31st, join Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort for a fall celebration of legendary food, 80’s themed live music and drinks in the Base Area Plaza from 1-4pm. This free event may also include skiing/riding if the resort is open, but don’t forget to don your favorite 80’s gear to celebrate the occasion. Check back here for more details as we get closer to Halloween.
From October 29th through October 31st from 6pm to 10pm, scare yourself silly at the dreadful haunted house in Frisco. Built and operated by local youth through Mountain Mentors, tickets are $5 for students, $7 for adults and $20 for a family four pack. Tickets are sold at the door.
For one night only on October 30th from 5pm to 8pm, the Frisco Historic Park & Museum transforms into a “Nightmare at the Museum!” Creep yourself out over some ghastly tales and scary poems from Victorian Gothic Literature while noshing on light refreshments and treats.
Get your trick or treating on at the Frisco Historic Park and Frisco Main Street on October 31st from 6pm to 8pm. Its easy … just look for the orange jack-o-lantern hanging outside of participating businesses from Madison Ave to Seventh Avenue and fill your goody bags with all the treats you can imagine. The Historic Park Log Chapel will also be playing cartoons for the tired little ones.