Halloween Central: Click here for list of things to do

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - It’s going to be a spirited weekend around the Grand Valley with parties, trick-or-treating events and haunted houses galore.

A community favorite is the Partners Haunted House on I–70B near Harbor Freight Tools in Clifton.

It’s open nightly through the weekend starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students. Kids under 10 get in for $5.

All the proceeds benefit Mesa County partners.

The fun continues Friday night with a Trick-or-Treat Street in Fruita for the kids. Many downtown Fruita businesses are participating by passing out candy and The End Zone is serving free refreshments and taking photos as well. All kids are invited to participate.

New Life Chiropractic is really getting into the Halloween spirit. Their staff is the Scooby Doo gang and anyone else who stops by in costume Friday can get a treat from this office full of crime fighters. They’ll even have the mystery machine there.

If the kids are looking for a place to show off those costumes, Downtown Grand Junction has the perfect event.

The costume parade is jus the start of the Spooktacular. Kids up to age 12 can also participate in cookie and pumpkin decorating and enjoy lots of entertainment. The event is at the 6th and Main intersection from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Kids 12 and under can also take part in the Harvest Fest at Mesa State College on Saturday.

This fun event will be in the Academic Classroom Building on campus and include trick-or-treating, costume contest, face painting, spooky stories, cake walk and a whole lot more. It’s just $5 per kid and runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

And there are a lot of events scheduled for Halloween day itself.

All costumed kids under age 12 are invited to swing by Mesa Mall from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday for safe and warm trick-or-treating.

Participating stores will be passing out sweet stuff and there will be entertainment from Absolute Dance as well. This is a free event.

The Botanical Gardens are getting into the Halloween Spirit with a Spooky Gardens Carnival. It’s for kids 10 and under from 3 to 6 on Sunday. There will be lots to do, including a haunted castle, entertainment, games, prizes, fire dancers and the Fido Follies.

The Center for Independence is inviting all ghosts and goblins to dance the night away at their Halloween Party. There will be live music, games to play and more fun. It’s $5 a person and kids under 10 are free.

And you may want to check out the Harvest Party and Trunk or Treat event at Bookcliff Baptist Church on Patterson Sunday. The whole family will find stuff to do there, including a climbing wall, games, raffles, hay rides and more. That event is Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m.

And 11 News has a great contest going on with some big prizes up for grabs this Halloween. When your little one is all dressed up in their costume, snap a picture and upload it to our Web site. You can also submit pictures of your pets or your carving creations.

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