By Elizabeth Wood West
If you are looking for lots of Halloween fun for all ages this year, visit Castle Pines and Castle Rock and enjoy these different Halloween events.
The Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce invites kids to stop by the Castle Pines business district for Trick or Treat Street on Wednesday, October 30, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Castle Rock Historical Society (CRHS) invites adults to join them for a “Dusk Walking Tour of Cedar Hill Cemetery – An Invitation to Reflect and Remember.” The 40-minute tour will be held on Saturday, October 26 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Cedar Hill Cemetery, located at 880 E. Wolfensberger Road, just west of I-25 in Castle Rock. CRHS members and family genealogists Jerry and Mary Persall will guide visitors to a dozen selected gravesites in the historic cemetery, founded in 1875, and share brief stories about the deceased, some of which are early founding pioneers of Castle Rock and Douglas County. Refreshments will be served following the tour.
The Castle of Terror Haunted House is truly scary and not recommended for children younger than 13 years old (those younger than 13 will not be admitted without an adult). This hair-raising event runs two weekends in October – Friday and Saturday, October 18 and 19, and Friday and Saturday, October 25 and 26, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Castle of Terror Haunted House is located at the Castle Rock Fire Training Tower, 333 Malibu Court, in Castle Rock. Tickets are $10 each and will be sold at the door. For further information, call Kristen Trbovich at 720-733-2284 or e-mail at email@example.com.
The Spooktacular Festival is a free event for young children and will include face painting, bouncy houses, games, crafts, and contests. The event will be held on Saturday, October 26 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Castle Rock Recreation Center, 2301 Woodlands Blvd. in Castle Rock. For further information, contact Castle Rock Recreation Program Manager Eileen Matheson at 303-814-7452 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Castle Rock’s Trick or Treat Street is a free Halloween event for kids of all ages. Activities will include pumpkin decorating, live music, costume contest, and trick-or-treating at local businesses in downtown Castle Rock. This event will be held on Thursday, October 31 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., at Festival Park, located at Second and Front Streets. For further information, contact the Castle Rock Economic Development Council at 303-688-7488 by e-mail, email@example.com.