Halloween in Breck: A Hauntingly Good Time

Why is Halloween in Breckenridge so special? Aside from having some of the world’s most gorgeous foliage and the fact that you can ski and ride in October, Summit County also offers frighteningly awesome Halloween events. The staff at BOB has listed the sweetest ways to kick off All Hallows Eve in the High Country.

  1. Pumpkinfest: Kaiser Permanente is hosting Silverthorne’s annual Pumpkinfest, which takes place on Sunday, Oct. 9th from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Rainbow Park. This event unearths a “pumpkin patch” for children to pick out their free pumpkin for the holiday. After claiming your pumpkin, creep over to the petting zoo, play some wicked games, decorate some magical goodies and horrify yourself in the scary bounce house. For more information, visit silverthorne.org.
  2. Haunted Tours in Breck: Terrify yourself on one of Breck’s notorious haunted tours! The historical society offers frightening paranormal and haunted tours daily, and extra scary ones at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Halloween! For other tour times or dates, check out http://www.breckghosttours.com/.
  3. Halloween Dodgeball Tournament: Dawn your scariest costume and show off your dodgeball skills while shocking fellow goblins and ghouls with your wizardry. The 8th Annual Halloween Dodgeball Tournament is guaranteed to be a howl. A minimum of six players per team is required with at least two females. All teams must register by 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 27th and the event takes place on Friday, October 28th. Click here for more details.
  4. Trick or Treat in Breckenridge: Breck’s Police Department, Public Works Department and various volunteers will be converting downtown Breck into a magical world of fun when High Street and Harris Street turn into a Trick or Treaters’ dream!  Officers join in Trick or Treating shenanigans in the Wellington Neighborhood as well. The whole family can partake in this festive night of frightening fun and tasty treats! Get in touch with the Police Department at 970-453-2941 shortly before Halloween to learn more, or check out this site.
  5. Arapahoe Basin Fall Concert (AND SKIING/ RIDING!): On Saturday, October 29th, get your dance on with DOWN2FUNK at Arapahoe Basin in the Plaza. This terrifyingly fun party is free and features live music from one of Colorado’s favorite local bands, as well as tasty treats and libations in the Base Area Plaza from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. For more details, click here!
  6. Frisco’s Haunted House: From Oct. 28th through the 31st, visit the former community center in Frisco from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. nightly, for one of the scariest haunted houses in the Rockies. Local youth groups, volunteers and the town create this ghastly experience, with all proceeds benefitting Mountain Mentors Teen Program, ARBY. Tickets prices are $5 for students, $7 for adults and $20 for a family four-pack. Click here for more information.
  7. Nightmare at the Museum: Get into the spooky spirit of Halloween at the Frisco Historic Park on Oct. 28th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for Nightmare at the Museum. Explore the park in Gothic or Victorian costumes while enjoying some refreshments and treats. Find more details here.
  8. Trick or Treat on Main St. in Frisco: This Halloween, stroll up and down Frisco’s Main Street for the town’s annual Trick or Treating celebration from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Those in costumes should try their luck at getting goodies at the Frisco Historic Park and from the shops in town. Cartoons are provided for tired trick-or-treaters. The treats will be available wherever you see orange jack-o-lanterns on Main Street from Madison Avenue to Seventh Avenue. Further details are available here.

Make sure you reserve your stay today and come to Breckenridge for a wicked fun Halloween! Bring your family, friends, costume and ski gear. As always, the best lodging and rates in town can be found at breckenridgediscountlodging.com.