A complete list of Halloween activities in the Vail Valley including kids events, trick or treating, pumpkin carving, movies, concerts, costume contests, parties and spooky festivities.
We love Halloween here in the Vail Valley, we love it so much, that one night is not nearly enough and we spread it out over 2 or 3 days or even a whole week! Enjoy the spooky spirit in Minturn, Vail, and Edwards and down valley. Grab your monster garb and your vampire teeth and let the festivities begin, here are all the valley’s Halloween happenings. Check back often because this list will be updated as more events are added.
Vail Valley Halloween Kids Events
by date of event
Eagle Pumpkin Patch
The perfect place to take the kids to start the Halloween festivities.
Pick out a funky pumpkin for only $5, with more than 400 giant pumpkins, there will be plenty for everyone. Come explore the spooky Haunted Barn, bounce in the Jumpy Castle and enjoy the delicious goodies at the bake sale. There will also be pony rides, live music, pottery classes, face painting, kids activities, and food catered by Dusty Boot. Don’t miss this FUN event!
Gypsum Fall Fest Spooktacular
Saturday, Oct 12, 5– 8pm Lundgren Amphitheater, Gypsum
The Fall Fest Spooktacular is the place to be for Halloween fun. Dress up in costume and come and enjoy the Haunted House, the Pumpkin Patch, Alien Laser Tag, as well as a pumpkin carving contest, and the signature haunted maze. There will also be fun carnival games with prizes and candy for all your little monsters! Swing on by for a Hauntingly good time!
Annual Halloween Lock-In
Friday Oct 25-Sat. Oct 26, Gypsum Rec Center
Enjoy a safe Halloween alternative to trick or treating with the Gypsum Rec Center. The Annual Halloween Lock-In offers fun, organized activities and a full “Run of the Facility”. Open to boys and girls K-5. An 11:30 pm pick up is available for those want to participate in all the fun but do not want to stay the night!
A light breakfast is provided in the morning.
Saturday Oct. 26, 10am-1pm Vail Public Library
Bring the whole family and form a team to build the BEST scarecrow to decorate the library.
You provide the vision and creativity, the library will provide frames and art supplies. Vail Valley Cares Thrifty Store will provide scarecrow-appropriate clothes. Bring accessories to personalize your scarecrow.
Glue guns and staple guns will be used. This creative day is appropriate for all children 5 years and older; all children must be accompanied by an adult. Teens may work independently with librarian permission.
Prizes will be awarded for the most unique and creative scarecrows! For more information, call 970-479-2179
Saturday Oct. 26, 10am-1pm Riverwalk, Edwards
Come celebrate the spookiest of seasons at the Riverwalk Backyard. Enjoy $5 pumpkins, treats, a bouncy house, arts and crafts, kids activities, music… a morning of fun! Benefiting the Eagle River Youth Coalition.
Fright at the Museum
Saturday Oct. 26, 1- 5pm Walking Mountain Science School, Avon
Walking Mountains Science Center hosts the annual Fright at the Museum.
Kiddos can wear their costume to this fun Halloween event! Fright at the Museum celebrates community and the season of spookiness while also raising vital support for educational programs. Enjoy a corn maze, pumpkin patch, pumpkin chuckin’, petting zoo, spooky forest, face painting apple cider and lots more. $15 per person, kids under 3 are free.
Get tickets early, this event has a tendency to sell out walkingmountains.org
Beaver Creek Village Spooktacular
Sunday Oct. 27, 4-8 pm
Come celebrate the Halloween season by dressing up in your best costumes and enjoying an afternoon in Beaver Creek. Guests can take a spooky stroll throughout the base of the mountain any time between 4-6pm, the trail leads into the village for trick or treating, music and fun from 6-7pm. Finally, finish off the evening by watching a showing of a classic Halloween movie beginning at 7pm. Free Event.
Minturn Halloween Celebration
Wednesday Oct. 30, 6-8pm Minturn
The Town of Minturn goes all out to celebrate Halloween. Most every house on Main Street is decorated with spooky spiders, gravestones, pumpkins, monsters and more. It is block after block of trick or treating. Minturn’s annual Halloween event is a chance for the kiddos to trick-or-treat around town the evening before Halloween.
Stop by Town Hall for some candy, and to enter the kids costume contest. Prizes will be issued for first, second and third place
Annual Trick or Treat Street
Wednesday October 30, 5-7:00pm Eagle Ranch Village, Eagle
The countdown to Halloween continues with Eagle Ranch Village Trick or Treat Street. Bring your little goblins and ghosts and come on down to enjoy trick-or -treating at various businesses. There will be treats for all ages, a photo booth, games and prizes, restaurant specials. Break out the costumes and bring the whole family!
Trick-or-Treat Story Time
Thursday Oct. 31, 1:00-1:45 pm Vail Public Library
Bring the kids and come to this super-fun, super-spooky story time at the Vail Library, the perfect start to the Vail Trick or Treat Trot that starts right after this story time.
Thursday Oct. 31, 2 to 5 pm, Vail & Lionshead Villages
Come and enjoy this safe trick or treating venue for kids of all ages. A wonderful Vail tradition. The Trick-or-Treat-Trot is Vail’s annual trick-or-treating event so little ones (and bigger ones) can run costume-clad through Vail and Lionshead Villages and collect candy from participating merchants. Tons of fun for all.
Fall Fun Night in Edwards
Thursday October 31, 4 -7pm Mountain Recreation Field House, Edwards
Bring the kids to this FUN, SAFE & WARM family environment this Halloween at the Vail Valley Fall Fun Night!
Enjoy family friendly games, trunk or treat, bouncers, entertainment & much more! There will be candy prizes for the kiddos, carnival games and prizes, bouncy house and an obstacle course. This event was a HUGE hit last year and lots of fun! This is a FREE EVENT hosted by the Calvary Chapel Vail Valley. fallfunnight.com
Best Places to Trick or Treat
- Main Street Minturn – October 30
- Miller Ranch Neighborhood – October 31
- Vail Village and Lionshead Trick-or-Treat Trot October 31
Vail Valley Halloween Adult Events
Halloween is not just fun for the kids, it is one of the most popular holidays for adults here in the Vail Valley.
Listed by date of event
Tricks for Treats Parents Night Out
Friday October 25, 6-9pm Vail Gymnastic Center
The Vail Rec Center is hosting this Halloween-themed Parents Night Out! Parents and guardians can enjoy some time to themselves while their kids have a blast at the Vail Gymnastics Center – it’s a win-win! Kids ages 5 and up will enjoy a haunted house, costume contest, gymnastics games and activities, pizza, snacks and a Halloween movie. Cost is $20 per child
visit www.vailrec.com/register to register your kiddos!
Friday Oct. 25, 7 pm at Route 6 Cafe in Eagle Vail
A Halloween costume party and fundraising event. Don’t miss this event, featuring the band REWIND! Friday, October 25th at 7 p.m. at Route 6 Cafe in Eagle-Vail. Purchase your tickets in advance since there is limited space. Includes apps from Route 6 Cafe, Wine from Avon Liquors, Beer from Vail Brewing Co., a bonus 10th Mountain Whiskey tasting and a lot of additional support from the Austria Haus – all benefitting the Homestake Peak School Drama Club!
Day of the Dead at Maya Modern Mexican Kitchen & Tequileria
Friday Oct. 25, 5-10 pm at Maya Restaurant in the Westin Riverfront Resort, Avon
Enjoy live music by a cool Grateful Dead cover band, a costume contest, pumpkin painting, fun s’mores station and lots more!
- $20 in advance includes an unlimited taco bar and 1 margarita ticket.
- $25 at the door includes taco bar
Minturn Saloon Annual Halloween Party
Saturday Oct. 26, 7 pm-1am, Minturn
Don’t miss this party, it is a local favorite! The Minturn Saloon hosts a big Halloween celebration and fundraiser every year. Live music by Turntable Revue and 1 FREE beer to the first 100 people through the door!. Attendees pay $20 donation and enjoy live music, drinks, fun and prizes. Benefits the Minturn Community Fund
Vail Brewing Company Halloween Party
TBA 7:30 to 11:30pm, Eagle-Vail
Vail Brewing Company’s annual Halloween party features Lola Rising as the night’s musical entertainment, drink specials and a costume contest where prizes will be given out for best costumes. While you are there, don’t forget to take advantage of their delicious seasonal offerings like Gore Range pumpkin beer.
Mango’s Mountain Grill & Bar Halloween Party
Saturday Oct. 26, 7- 11:00 pm, Red Cliff
Special HALLOWEEN Party featuring music by The Cliff Notes. Come on out for this crazy fun Halloween Party! Enjoy a costume party, food & drink specials, FREE live music and much more!
Vail Ale House Halloween Party
TBA, 10pm – 1:30am, West Vail
Vail Ale House is hosting a great Halloween extravaganza, come see Knot Rock live onstage Halloween Night. “Knot Rock” is a Yacht Rock / Soft Rock genre band that performs hits from the 1970s to the early mid 80’s. Let them take you back in time. Come aboard, pour a drink and relax. Come in Pirate or Nautical attire for a fun, Halloween dance party. Prizes and giveaways all night long.
Annual Pumpkin Carving Potluck
Saturday Oct. 27, 6-9pm, Bonfire Brewing, Eagle
Come carve a pumpkin for a chance to win awesome Bonfire prizes. Bring a potluck item and get ready to watch scary movies too!
Brush Creek Saloon Halloween Party
Monday October 29, Time: TBA, Eagle
Grab your costume and head to downtown Eagle for Brush Creek Saloon annual Halloween Party and Costume Contest with plenty of chances to win prizes and drink specials. There will also be a pumpkin carving/painting party with prizes for all kids and of course a contest for adults. With DJ Wezz.
Alpine Arts Center Pumpkin Painting Cocktails & Canvas
Wednesday Oct. 30, 4pm Riverwalk, Edwards
Alpine Arts Center in the Riverwalk invites you to Pumpkins & Pinot
Bring your own pumpkin and get a free drink and step-by-step instruction to paint your own pumpkin with a spooky halloween theme image.
6:30pm at Alpine Arts Center in Riverwalk, Edwards
Agave Annual Halloween Bash
November 1, 9pm-2am, Agave Restaurant, Avon
Tacos, Tunes, Tricks and Treats at Agave with live music by Mikey Thunder. Costumes are encouraged with costume contest and $300 in cash prizes.Tickets $10.
SCARY-oke Karaoke & Costume Party
See Also: Warm Halloween Costumes for Adults
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