Halloween in the Vail Valley – 2022 Events


Welcome to ThinkVail – we hope you find this article about all the best Halloween events in the Vail Valley helpful. Have fun and stay spooky!


We love Halloween here in the Vail Valley, we love it so much, that one night is not nearly enough! Enjoy the spooky spirit in Minturn, Vail, and Edwards and the entire Vail 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.

See Also: Warm Halloween Costumes for Kids

Vail Valley Halloween Events


Oct 1, 2pm-5pm / Lundgren Amphitheater, Gypsum  TownofGypsum.com

From Lederhosen to Halloween costumes, come celebrate all things fall in Gypsum. This family jubilee will include the following FREE activities:

  • Carnival & Lawn Games for All Ages
  • Trunk-or-Treat
  • Great Pumpkin Race (ages 2-5 & 6-10)
  • Stein Holding Contest (Cider for Youth, Beer for Adults)
  • Pumpkin Sweeping Contest
  • Pumpkin Decorating Contest (bring your carved/decorated pumpkin and enter that day)
  • Bounce Houses, Slides & Obstacle Course
  • Mechanical Bull

*Food and Beer available for purchase

 Costumes are encouraged!


Eagle Pumpkin Patch

Oct 2, 10am-2pm Brush Creek Pavilion, Eagle   eagleoutside.com

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 take some cute pictures with the scarecrows  and enjoy the delicious goodies at the bake sale. There will also be kids activities, and food. Don’t miss this FUN event!

The perfect place to take the kids to start the Halloween festivities.

 Costumes are encouraged!


Day of the Dead Community Alter

October 15 / Vail Public Library / vaillibrary.com

“To remember is to live again”, that is what the altar reminds us, that we are always close to our loved ones and this helps us celebrate the life of those who have passed.

Patrons of all ages are invited to build this offering and make “Papel Picado” and “Flor de Cempasúchil” with tissue paper. You are also welcome to place a photo of your loved one. Learn the mining of the different elements that compose the altar.

The altar will be on display until November 4.


Riverwalk PumpkinFest

TBA 10-1pm Riverwalk, Edwards / EdwardsRiverwalk.com

Come celebrate the spookiest of seasons at the Riverwalk Backyard. Enjoy $5 pumpkins, treats, photo opportunities, live entertainment, and trick or treat street among many other things.  All proceeds benefit local charities.

Alpine Arts Center Mexican Ofrendas & Music

October 18 4-5:30pm / Alpine Arts Center in Riverwalk / www.alpineartscenter.org

Ofrendas, or altars, are an essential part of the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico. This family-friendly workshop gives participants an opportunity to create their own ofrenda while learning about Mexican art, music, history, and culture from a Bravo! Vail scholar. Admission is free, but reservations are required.

Please bring 6 items of personal meaning to place in your shoebox altar. Please arrive 15 minutes early to get settled before the class begins. Beer/wine and non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase.

A FREE event but please register in advance.


Trick or Treat Street & Thriller Dance at Eagle Ranch

October 26, 6pm, Eagle / EagleOutside.com

Join Eagle Ranch Trick or Treat Street from 5-7 with our annual Thriller Performance Dance at 6 PM in front of Capitol Theater.

Fun for the whole family. Trick or Treat Street includes:

  • Game & Prizes
  • Restaurant Specials
  • Photo Booth
  • DJ
  • “Thriller” Dance

Rec or Treat

October 27, 5:30-7pm Gypsum Rec Center / mountainrec.org

Stop by the Gypsum Rec Center for some free “Rec or Treating!” On Thursday, October 27th from 5:30pm-7pm. Mountain Recreation’s various departments and other community organizations will be handing out treats and goodies to kiddos. Come in your costume! There will also be a story-time at 6pm and a costume contest and raffles at 6:30pm. Free!


A Rocky Mountain Halloween

October 27, 28 & 29 7:30 pm at Route 6 Cafe in EagleVail / allevents.com

An unforgettable, interactive, Cabaret-style Revue featuring songs from Rocky Horror, Wicked, Phantom, Beetlejuice, The Addams Family, and more! Presented by the Vail valley Theater Company.


Halloween Kiddie Party

October 28 4-7:30 PM / 228 Broadway Street Eagle, CO. / www.northcoastoriginals.com

Join North Coast Originals in downtown Eagle and dress those kids up for another night of Halloween fun! Kiddie Halloween Party on October 28. $10 per kid. Includes caramel apple, Halloween cookies, and jack-o-lanterns. Adults are $20 including adult beverages and food. Costumes are encouraged.


Pumpkin Fun Run & Costume Contest

October 29, 9am-11am Nottingham Park in Avon / avon.org

Start off the spooky weekend with a 2K run, where each participant is encouraged to wear their Halloween costume! There will be costume contest, with prizes awarded afterwards! Registration includes entry to the run, one pumpkin, and one carving kit. Ziploc bags will also be provided so families may keep their pumpkin seeds. The race itself will start at the cabin and follow the bike path around Harry A. Nottingham Park and Lake.



Science Spooktacular

October 29-30, Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon / walkingmountains.org

Visit Walking Mountains to celebrate the season of spooky with our Science Spooktacular! This year, we’ll discover the top secret, code-cracking world of spy science through hands-on activity stations and interactive experiments. Learn about forensic science by dusting for prints, exploring with periscopes, decoding secret messages, and writing with invisible ink.

Plus, Bravo! Vail Music Makers Haciendo Música students and staff will present a Spooky Concert, Spooky Forest Walk, and a Spooky Sounds Instrument Petting Zoo from 10am-Noon on Oct. 29 and 30. Participants will connect the eerie sounds heard in nature to those made by musical instruments.


Minturn Halloween Fundraiser

October 29, 9pm Magusto’s in Minturn / minturn.org

Minturn Community Fund’s Annual Halloween Fundraiser is back – in a new location! Join the MCF for some Halloween fun on Saturday, October 29th, at Magustos in MInturn. 

Music by The Turntable Revue, drink and food specials, and of course a costume contest.  Theme is “The Looney Bin.” 

$20 donation at the door. 


Minturn Halloween Celebration

Oct. 30, 5:30-7:30pm Minturn / minturn.org

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


Trick-or-Treat Trot

Oct. 31, 2 -5 pm, Vail & Lionshead Village / vail-calendar.com

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.

The VRD is also hosting a Halloween coloring contest! Download the Coloring Contest information page and coloring sheet and get your kids started on creating their Halloween-inspired drawing. Entries are due by Monday, Oct. 24 and can be dropped off at the Vail Public Library, Imagination Station or Red Sandstone Elementary School in Vail.

Tons of fun for all.


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
  • Eagle Ranch October 31


We hope you found this article about Halloween events and activities in the Vail Valley helpful. Please let us know how you will be celebrating Halloween this year. We would love to hear your stories, thoughts and comments.



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  • Great information about Halloween Events in the Vail valley. This is awesome information to help me plan my family's Halloween celebrations. Have always loved the Annual Halloween Party at the Minturn Saloon and look forward to it each year! Thanks again for keeping this updated, very useful.

    • Hi Clyde, so happy you found this article about Halloween in the Vail Valley helpful. There is always a lot of spooky going-ons for both kids and adults. I also like the Minturn Saloon Halloween Party and my kids love the Vail Trick or Treat Trot and Halloweening in Eagle when they close down the streets to cars and allow folks to walk up and down Main Street to trick or treat! Have fun, stay safe and eat lots of candy!


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