Halloween in the Vail Valley – 2021 Events


Welcome to ThinkVail – we hope you find this article about Halloween in the Vail Valley helpful.

We love Halloween here in the Vail Valley, we love it so much, that one night is not nearly enough! However, this year will look very different due to the pandemic.  Enjoy the spooky spirit in Minturn, Vail, and Edwards and down valley, but due so safely while wearing a mask and social distancing. 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.

Due to the current pandemic, events may change or cancel depending on multiple factors so verify prior to attending any events.



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Vail Valley Halloween Kids Events

Eagle Pumpkin Patch

Oct 3, 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! All  participants will be expected to follow COVID-19 protocols to make this a safe and socially distanced event.



Oct 10, 2pm-6pm
Lundgren Amphitheater, Gypsum  /  TownofGypsum.com

The Town of Gypsum and the Gypsum Chamber of Commerce are combining efforts for a celebration of all things fall! This family jubilee will include the following FREE activities:

  • Live Music 3-6PM
  • Food
  • Beer
  • Lawn Games for All Ages
  • Trunk or Treat
  • Great Pumpkin Race (ages 2-5 & 6-10) 2:30pm
  • Bounce Houses
  • Bouncy Obstacle Course
  • Bubble Bowling
  • Zorb Balls
  • Sand Art
  • Stein Holding + Keg Rolling (21+ only) 4pm

 Costumes are encouraged!



Build-a-Scarecrow Contest

This Event is not taking place due to Covid-19 / vaillibrary.com

Vail Public Library’s annual Scarecrow Building Contest!  For this year’s event, you will build a pandemic-themed scarecrow at home,  decked out in its “best work-from-home” attire.  You may come pick up supplies from the library starting the week of Oct 11. We’ll have some supplies here from our friends at the Thrifty Store in Edwards. First come, first-served as far as the supplies go. Use your own supplies an


Riverwalk PumpkinFest

Oct 23, 10am-1pm
Riverwalk, Edwards /  EdwardsRiverwalk.com

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


Alpine Arts Center Pumpkin Carving Party

October 27  4/5:30/7pm Alpine Arts Center in Riverwalk

All ages can enjoy a fun, creative, socially-distant Pumpkin Carving party. Bring a pumpkin and leave with your hand carved or painted jack-o-lantern ready for Halloween! They provide the art materials, the space to get messy, delicious treats for $15 per person, and have art teachers available to help you along the way. Kids and families register for an after school time slot, and adults for “witching hour” later on ($6 for wine/beer/champagne)!

Choose from 3 sessions starting at 4pm, 5:30pm and 7pm




Spooky Skull Pumpkin Painting

October 30 6:30 in Riverwalk

Join the Alpine Arts Center in Edwards for a Spooky Sugar Skull Pumpkin painting class! BYOP (bring your own pumpkin) or call the studio 24 hours ahead of time so we can get a pumpkin for you! We will lead you step-by-step to bring your pumpkin to life, using stencils, paint & sharpies!!



Science Spooktacular

Oct. 23-24 & October 30-31, 9am-4pm, Avon

Join Walking Mountains for a Halloween celebration. The weekends of October 23-24 and October 30-31, drop by the Avon Tang Campus for kid-friendly games and science experiments to celebrate the Halloween season. Visit us anytime during our business hours of 9am-4pm for activities like pumpkin bowling, dissolving candy corn, and prizes. Costumes encouraged but not necessary!




Minturn Halloween Celebration

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



Thriller Dance at Eagle Ranch Trick or Treat

October 27, 5-7pm, Eagle

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




Pumpkin Fun Run & Costume Contest

October 30 9am-noon at Nottingham Park in Avon

Start the spooky celebration off with a 2K run where each participant is encouraged to wear their Halloween costume! 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. Registration will be over the phone or at the front desk of the Avon Recreation Center. The race itself will start at the cabin and follow the bike path around Harry A. Nottingham park and lake. There will be a costume contest and prizes after the race!

  • Cost: $25 per family, no refunds. Includes a carving kit and a pumpkin.



Trick-or-Treat Trot

Oct. 31, 2 to 5 pm, Vail & Lionshead Village

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. All Trick or Treat Trot participants will be expected to follow COVID-19 protocols to make this a safe and socially distanced event.




Fall Fun Fest at 4Eagle Ranch

October 30, 1-4 pm

Grab your costumes and join us at 4 Eagle Ranch for FREE fun for the whole family! We’ll have games, costume contests, prizes and ALL the candy for the kids. Enjoy tons of adult fun too, including live music, axe throwing, door prizes and more. This event will be outdoors/open air, socially distanced and in compliance with all EC public health recommendations. No pets and family friendly costumes only, please no spooky or gory costumes. Hosted by Mountain Life Calvary Chapel.


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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



Vail Valley Halloween Adult Events

Alpine Arts Center Pumpkin Painting Cocktails & Canvas

Oct. 24, 6:30pm Riverwalk, Edwards

Alpine Arts Center in the Riverwalk invites you to Cocktails & Canvas
Step-by-step instruction to paint your own pumpkin themed masterpiece. Cocktails, beer and wine are available for purchase.
6:30pm at Alpine Arts Center in Riverwalk, Edwards



Halloween Costume Show with Sick & Twisted and 10-67

Oct. 26, 9pm -midnight at Route 6 cafe in EagleVail

Your Robot Overlords With Sick&Twisted and 10-67 at 9pm at Route 6 Cafe in Eagle-Vail.
Costume contest with prizes from Rocky Road dispensary, Rocky Mountain Taco, Algorythm clothing, and Buzzs Boards.
Free show, and Guaranteed to be a good time!

Dead Celebrities Halloween Party

Oct. 30, 8pm-midnight in Eagle, CO

Bonfire Brewery in Eagle, CO rolls out the red carpet and get ready for a night of glam and gore! Join them for an evening out on Hollywood Boulevard.
Dress up as your favorite deceased celebrity for some star struck prizes during our annual costume contest.

Live music from DJ Doog will keep the party going all night long.

Everyone is welcome to this FREE Halloween celebration.




See Also: Warm Halloween Costumes for Adults


We hope you found this article about Halloween events and activities in the Vail Valley helpful. Due to covid-19 many events have been cancelled, let’s keep our fingers crossed that we can celebrate this fun holiday next year. Please let us know how you will be safely 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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