There are many ways to celebrate Halloween this weekend around Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak area:
Until October 30: U-Pick Pumpkin Patch – 10 am to 2 pm Thursday to Sunday, Venetucci Farm, 5210 S. US Highway 85, $ 10 per pumpkin; venetuccifarm.org.
Until October 30: Pumpkin of the miners – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd., $ 10 in advance, $ 12 at the door, includes pumpkin, additional pumpkins $ 5 each. Tickets: wmmi.org.
Until October 30: Spooky Family Halloween Event – Friday to Sunday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., World Golf and Sand Creek Golf Course, 6865 Galley Road, $ 9, free for ages 3 and under; socohalloween.com.
Until October 31: Boo at the zoo – 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, $ 19.75 to $ 24.75. Tickets required: cmzoo.org/boo.
Until October 31: Spooky Magic Town – Michael Garman Gallery, 2418 W. Colorado Ave., $ 4 to $ 7.50. Tickets required: michaelgarman.com/magic-town.
Until October 31: Scarecrow Days – Some stores will feature scarecrows along Colorado Avenue, Old Colorado City. Vote for your favorites; shopoldcoloradocity.com.
Until Oct. 31: Emma Crawford Exhiber – With “The Emma Crawford Suite”, a video of the performance of the Manitou Springs Orchestra, Manitou Springs Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, donations accepted; manitouspringsheritagecenter.org.
Until October 31: Pumpkin Patch – With over 30 activities, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Colorado Pumpkin Patch, 18065 Saddlewood Road, Monument, $ 12; coloradokidsranch.com/colorado-pumpkin-patch.
Oct 28: The fears of Thursday evening – Screening of “Indestructible Man”, 7 pm, Manitou Springs Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, donations accepted; manitouspringsheritagecenter.org.
October 29: Trick or Treat – 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Memorial Park, 200 N. Park St., Woodland Park .; city-woodlandpark.org/spooky.
October 29: Trunk or treat – Food trucks from 5 pm to 7 pm, trunk or candy from 6 pm to 7 pm, St. Peter’s Catholic School, 124 First St., Monument; petertherockschool.org.
October 30: Pumpkin Carving Festival – 9 a.m. to noon, Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain, $ 5 per pumpkin. Register: 719-520-6745; communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers.
October 30: Halloween Story Hunt – For families with children ages 2 to 12, 10 am to noon, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. Costumes encouraged. Registration required: cspm.org/event/halloween-history-hunt.
October 30: Spooky for Halloween events – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for young children and parents and 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on October 30 for ages 21 and over, WhirlyBall Colorado Springs, 3971 Palmer Park Blvd. $ 30 for adults, $ 20 per child 12 and under; $ 75 per guest for an event aged 21 and over. Registration: 719-637-9999, whirlyball.com/colorado-springs.
Crazy science fun for Halloween – 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, included in general admission. Go online for admission fees. Tickets required: discover space.org.
October 30: “Magic Milli – BOO” – 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Millibo Art Theater, 1626 S. Tejon St., $ 12, $ 40 for a family pack of four. Tickets required: themat.org.
October 30: Fallidays Celebration of Old Colorado – Music, balloon artist and more, noon-5 p.m., West Colorado Avenue, Old Colorado City; shopoldcoloradocity.com/fallidays.
October 30: Trunk or candy – 3 pm-5pm, Garage Door Specialists A1, 5940 Paonia Court; [email protected]
October 30: Scarecrow contest – 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain, $ 15 per scarecrow. Registration required: 719-520-6745; communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers.
October 30: Boo-Yah Trunk or Treat & Beats – Fall family hip hop event with 2 vs 2 Kids Battle, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., On the Break Dance Academy, 2212 Academy Place, $ 5 registration fee; boo-yah-trunk-or-treat.
October 30: Jack-o-Lantern Trail – 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain, $ 5; 719-520-6745; communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers.
October 30: Trunk or candy – 6 pm-8pm, Awakening Church, 3445 Oro Blanco Drive; 719-550-0775.
October 30: Trunk or candy – 6-8 p.m., School of Rock, 7535 N. Academy Blvd .; tinyurl.com/7v7tns3k.
October 30: Trunk or candy – 6 to 9 p.m., Heart of the Springs Church, 2726 N. Union Blvd .; 719-632-1565.
October 30: Boo in Briargate – 7-9 p.m., The Promenade Shops at Briargate, 1605-1925 Briargate Blvd .; facebook.com/events.
October 30: Pumpkin Festival – With pumpkin, craft fair, concessions, costume party, Venetucci Farm, 5210 S. US Highway 85, admission $ 5, $ 10 per pumpkin; venetuccifarm.org.
October 31: Trunk or treat – 1 pm-3pm, Faith Presbyterian Church, 1529 N. Circle Drive; Faithchurch.co.
October 31: Trick or Treat Street – For ages 12 and under, 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Old Colorado City; shopoldcoloradocity.com.
October 31: Trunk or treat – Hot dog & chips from 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m., with trunk or treat from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Church of the Good Shepherd, 1201 Leta Drive; gsumc-cs.org.
October 31: Trunk or treat – 5 pm to 7 pm, Rustic Hills Baptist Church, 1927 N. Murray Blvd .; 719-596-0051.
Here are some tips for a safe and fun Halloween, as well as a list of events for trick-or-treaters:
– Cheaters should be accompanied by a responsible adult and walk around in a safe and familiar area.
– Children and adults should carry a light or glow stick.
– Lighter costumes are easier for motorists to see. Reflective tape can also be added to costumes to illuminate them at night.
– Stay on sidewalks, cross the street at intersections and do not walk between cars.
– Children should never enter a stranger’s house or car. Avoid approaching houses that are dark or appear to be unoccupied.
– Inspect all the treats before allowing your child to eat them. Any item that is not factory packaged or appears to have been unpacked should be discarded. If anything looks suspicious to you, throw it out.
– Residents handing out candy should ensure their home is home-friendly by clearing the driveway, turning on the porch light, and keeping decorations away from candles, light bulbs, and heaters.
– Drivers should keep an eye out for little ghosts and goblins.