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Halloween weekend in Steamboat Springs appeals to all ghosts and ghouls

Pumpkin decoration at both the Craig and Hayden libraries are among the many activities happening leading up to Halloween in Northwest Colorado

— Whether you’re looking for something sweet or sinister, the assortment of festivities in Steamboat Springs this year won’t disappoint.

Here are a few spots for Halloween tricksters, thrill seekers and even the little ghouls and goblins.

Spooktacular events

Halloween Safety Tips


• Make costumes bright and reflective or add reflective taps for greater visibility. Obtain flashlights with fresh batteries

• Ensure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame

• Use flame-resistant costumes

• Use face makeup instead of masks, which can cover your eyes and make it hard to see

On the trick-or-treat trail:

• Plan the route ahead of time

• Make sure adults know where the children are going and have a flashlight to be seen by drivers

• Visit only the homes that have a porch light on. Accept treats at the door and never go inside

• Walk only on sidewalks, not in the street. (Do not cut across yards or alleys).

• Candy and treats are very sweet but make sure a grown-up checks your goodies before you eat. Discard any items with brand names that you are not familiar with

Home safe home:

• Clear the porch or front yard of any obstacles that a child could trip over.

• Check outdoor lights and replace burned-out bulbs.

• Restrain pets so they do not inadvertently jump on or bite a trick-or-treater.

• Sweep leaves from sidewalks and steps.

• Use a glow stick instead of a candle in the jack-o-lantern to avoid a fire hazard.

Safety tips provided by the Routt County Office of Emergency Management and the Northern Colorado Red Cross

17th annual “SCREAMBOAT Chamber of Horror” haunted house

For those unfamiliar with Steamboat’s local haunted house, guests are taken through a series of spooky scenes and skits at the Allbright Family Auditorium on CMC’s Alpine Campus. This is a fundraising event for CMC’s SKY Club. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult, and the event is not recommended for children under 6. For more information, call Professor Jimmy Westlake, SKY Club faculty advisor, at 970-870-4537.

17th annual “SCREAMBOAT Chamber of Horror” haunted house | 6 to 10 p.m. | Friday, Oct. 30 | Saturday, Oct. 31 | Colorado Mountain College, Allbright Family Auditorium, 1275 Crawford Ave. | $10 per person at the door and $5 for students and kids under 12 years old.

Running Zombie Target Shooting

Hosted by Alpine Student Running Target Club, zombie targets will be placed on their running target equipment, so it will have an effect of a running zombie. Anyone can come and try this for fun, using Olympic grade equipment that is still used in the Olympics. The cost is $5, which will give patrons 10 shots to try and clear out all the running zombies. Proceeds will help students in the club compete nationally and internationally. Kids younger than 17 must be accompanied by an adult. The event will also offer raffle prizes from Big Agnes.

Running Zombie Target Shooting | 6:30 to 10 p.m. | Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31 (at 6 p.m.) | Colorado Mountain College, Bristol Hall Gymnasium, 1275 Crawford Ave.

Spooktacular Adventure

Sponsored by Routt County 4-H Exchange Club, the event will include a cake walk, plank board, dancing, face painting, an optional costume contest and more. RSVP by emailing slyeager@hotmail.com or just show up.

Spooktacular Adventure | 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Friday, Oct. 30 | Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave. | Cost is $10 for 20 tickets or $20 for unlimited at the door.

Third annual Steamboat Springs Big Lebowski Festival

Bigger … better … and mellower, dude. Watch the movie on multiple screens and enjoy Big Lebowski-themed food. There also will be a costume contest with prizes and a Wii bowling tournament with prizes. Big Lebowski-themed food. General admission is $10; admission and a T-shirt is $20. 813 Lincoln Ave.

Third annual Steamboat Springs Big Lebowski Festival | 7 p.m. | Friday, Oct. 30 | Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave.

Halloween costume party

Daddios will host a costume party with live music by Deb Lenhart, on guitar and vocals, and Dave Mansbridge, on pedal steel guitar.

Halloween costume party | 8 p.m. | Saturday, Oct. 31 | Daddios, 21495 U.S. Highway 40, Milner.

Halloween Freak Show

Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse will host a costume party with prizes, featuring music by The Groomers. Call 970-879-4404 to reserve a spot on the free party shuttle.

Halloween Freak Show | 8 p.m. | Saturday, Oct. 31 | Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse, 60880 Routt County Road 129, Clark.

Neighborhood Halloween Party

Dress up in costume for a chance to win Friday night upstairs at Backdoor Grill. The costume contest will have awards for first, second and third places. Winners will be announced on the Backdoor Grill Facebook page after the contest.

Neighborhood Halloween Party | 9 p.m. | Friday, Oct. 30 | Backdoor Grill, 825 Oak St.

Halloween Dance Party

Local favorites DJ Steve, DraLa and DJ Aurbyt will be featured for this year’s Halloween Dance party at Tap House Sports Grill. Dress in costume and get ready for a Halloween party to remember. Doors open at 9 p.m. Show starts at 10 p.m.

Halloween Dance Party | 10 p.m. | Saturday, Oct. 31 | Tap House Sports Grill, 729 Lincoln Ave.

Jay Roemer High 5

Halloween-themed acoustic music during the stroll. 

Jay Roemer High 5 | 5 to 7 p.m. | Saturday, Oct. 31 | Old Town Pub, 600 Lincoln Ave.

The Mighty High-laween Band

Get spooky with your favorite Jerry Garcia tunes at the Old Town Pub. These long-time favorites explore Legions of Mary, Reconstruction and JGB.

The Mighty High-laween Band | 10 p.m. | Saturday, Oct. 31 | Old Town Pub, 600 Lincoln Ave.

For the little ghouls and goblins

Community Pumpkin Patch

The Steamboat Christian Center is hosting a Community Pumpkin Patch offering more than 1,000 pumpkins to choose from. All proceeds from pumpkin sales will support the youth mission trip to Africa. Kids have a chance to explore the pumpkin patch and take photos near the growth chart or on hay bales.

Community Pumpkin Patch | 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Open daily until Saturday, Oct. 31 | Steamboat Christian Center, 821 Dougherty Road off of U.S. Highway 40.

Powder Hounds Grooming Salon Howl-O-Ween Party and Pet Costume Contest

Just before the Halloween Stroll, stop by the salon. Everyone is welcome, including dogs, and costumes are optional. Treats and drinks for all will be provided, and prizes will be awarded for best costumes. For more information, visit powderhoundsgroomingsalon.com.  

Howl-O-Ween Party and Pet Costume Contest | 4 to 5 p.m. | Saturday, Oct. 31 | Powder Hounds Grooming Salon, 1136 Yampa Ave, behind Orange Peel Bike Shop | Free

Enchanted Castle

The Halloween event features a carnival with treats, prizes and trick-or-treating. The event is great for children. Come in costume. If possible, bring a non-perishable item for the canned food drive. For more information, email Michelle Cole at mjcole@coloradomtn.edu.

Enchanted Castled | 5 to 7 p.m. | Friday, Oct. 30 | Hill Hall, Colorado Mountain College, 1400 Bob Adams Dr. | Free

Halloween movie night

Steamboat Springs High School will be the site of two movies — a kids movie, “Halloweentown,” followed by “Insidious 3.” Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes, and all proceeds go to the Interact High School Rotary Club.

Halloween movie night | 6:30 p.m. | Friday, Oct. 30 | Steamboat Springs High School theater | Cost is $3 per person or $5 for two.

Trunk or Treat

Bring your car or truck to the church and pass out candy from the trunk of your vehicle. You supply the candy. Decorated vehicles and costumes are encouraged, and all children are invited. Call 970-276-3510 to reserve a space.

Trunk or Treat | 5 to 8 p.m. | Saturday, Oct. 31 | Hayden Congregational United Church of Christ, 201 E. Jefferson Ave., Hayden.

Halloween Stroll

This popular Halloween event, hosted by MainStreet Steamboat and downtown businesses, brings out the whole community in costume to parade up and down Lincoln Avenue. Dress in your best Halloween costume while businesses open their doors for trick-or-treating fun. The stroll draws thousands downtown for a trick-or-treating free-for-all with stops at more than 75 businesses.

Halloween Stroll | 5 to 7 p.m. | Saturday, Oct. 31 | Downtown Steamboat | Free

Scream Contest

Stop by the Chief after the Halloween Stroll for the Scream Contest, presented by the Steamboat Arts Council. Kids can get on stage and belt out their greatest Halloween screams. There will be prizes for the scariest scream.

Scream Contest | 6 p.m. | Saturday, Oct. 31 | Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave. | Free

Stay up-to-date on all Halloween events at exploresteamboat.com.

To reach Audrey Dwyer, call 970-871-4229, email adwyer@ExploreSteamboat.com or follow her on Twitter @Audrey_Dwyer1

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