Halloween in the San Juan Mountains is filled with spooky fun for all ages!
Not sure where to find the best haunted adventure this month? Look no further than Ouray and the surrounding area!
Friday, October 21, and Saturday, October 22, 2011
Prepare to be scared at the Rocky Horror Picture Show playing at the Wright Opera House in Ouray at 9:00 pm each evening..... Well, you may not be scared by the movie, but the cult classic will be played out in its traditional fashion, with local actors performing the film lives onstage. Don't forget your props or the words to the Time Warp, as you follow the misadventures of Brad and Janet singing their way through an evening with the mad Dr. Frank-N-Furter and his bevy of unusual friends. This film is explicit, and not for children.
Also on Friday, October 21, and Saturday, October 22, 2011, as well as the weekend prior, October 15 and 16, 2011, Ride the Pumpkin Patch Express out of Durango, Colorado and join the Peanuts gang on an adventure through the Pumpkin Patch, with games, entertainment and a plethora of great family fun. Trains depart each day at about 3:00pm and the entire trip is about three hours long. Remember to wear your costumes, and take part in Trick or Treating before you get your picture taken with your favorite Peanuts character!
If you don't feel like going all the way to Durango, have no fear! On Saturday, October 22, 2011, head on down to the Ridgway town park for the Childrens Harvest Festival. Featuring carnival games for the kids and vendors selling all types of local beers enjoy an afternoon of fun and entertainment as the band Whiskey in the Morning plays a free concert from 3:00pm till dusk.
After the concert in Ridgway, head on back to Ouray October 22, 2011 for the Ouray Elks Annual Haunted Dinner and Costume Ball from 6:30 pm on. Wear your costume for a chance to win door prizes and best costume prizes, as you enjoy such culinary delights as Eye Ball Soup and Tombstone Cake. Get yourself something special at the silent auction, and sing your heart out to live Karaoke.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Head on over to the Wright Opera House Friday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. to solve one of Sherlock Holmes most terrifying mysteries at the Ouray county Players presentation of The Hound of the Baskervilles Live Radio Show. This is a onetime only presentation, so be sure to get your tickets early.
After the play, put on your costume and grab a designated driver to head on down to Ridgway; Friday, October 28 from 9:00 p.m. till 1:00 a.m. for the Wicked Weehawken presentation of a Nightmare on Cora Street at the new Ridgway location on Cora Street. Dance the night away to live music performed by Ash Cloud, and take advantage of a half price cover charge if you wear your costume!
Cover with costume- $5.00, without costume - $10.00.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Start the evening off with the kids Saturday October 29, from 6:00 until 8:30 pm at the Ouray Elks Haunted House, themed after the film Cowboys and Aliens. A costume contest and scary adventure await kids of all ages as you tour through the Lodge with thrills and chills at every turn.
Keep your costume on for a chance to win a $50.00 gift certificate for staffs’ choice of Best Costume, which will be presented at 9:00 pm at the Ouray Brewery. Indulge in a Growlette as you enjoy live music performed by Andrew Wynne from 7:00 to 10:00 pm.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Spend Sunday October 30, 2011 exploring the beautiful scenery of Southwest Colorado and rest up for the festivities to come. Soak in the Mineral Hot Springs, or shop the Main Street Stores for treasures that cannot be found anywhere else.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Happy Halloween! Monday October 31, take the little ones downtown in their costumes for the Ouray Main Street Halloween celebration. From 3:00 pm til dark, around 6:00 pm, Trick or Treat in a safe environment as you go from shop to shop for Halloween goodies and warm cheer.
After the kids have had a chance to rummage through their goodies, brushed their teeth and gone to bed, head on over to O'Brien's Pub and Grill for the Fifth Annual Halloween Costume Bash. Monday, October 31 celebrate All Hallows Eve to live music and dancing with prizes for the best costume to be won. There is no cover charge, and the parety starts at 9:00 pm.