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Halloween Happenings: Pumpkins and parties in Moffat, Routt counties

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

Pumpkin decoration at both the Craig and Hayden libraries are among the many activities happening leading up to Halloween in Northwest Colorado, including fall festivals, a Zombie 5K, dances, haunted houses and more.

Whether you want to be entertained, horrified or just hang out with people in the community, there are an abundance of activities for you this Halloween in Northwest Colorado.

A day in the pumpkin patch

• Homemaker FurnishingsHomemaker Furnishings is back on track this year to offer its free pumpkin patch this weekend to Moffat County children. The furniture store’s new owner, Anthony Shepherd, drove to Pueblo last weekend to pick up nearly 1,200 pumpkins for the event. Shepherd is buying the business from Red Cortner. is back on track this year to offer its free pumpkin patch this weekend to Moffat County children. The furniture store's new owner, Anthony Shepherd, drove to Pueblo last weekend to pick up nearly 1,200 pumpkins for the event. Shepherd is buying the business from Red Cortner.

Homemaker Furnishings is back on track this year to offer its free pumpkin patch this weekend to Moffat County children. The furniture store's new owner, Anthony Shepherd, drove to Pueblo last weekend to pick up nearly 1,200 pumpkins for the event. Shepherd is buying the business from Red Cortner.

"Every kid should have a pumpkin," Cortner said.

Pumpkins are available as long as supplies last.

When:When: 8 a.m. Saturday 8 a.m. Saturday

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When: 8 a.m. Saturday

Where:Where: Homemaker Furnishings, 468 Ranney St. Homemaker Furnishings, 468 Ranney St.

Where: Homemaker Furnishings, 468 Ranney St.

Cost:Cost: Free Free

Cost: Free

For more information:For more information: Call 970-826-2706 Call 970-826-2706

For more information: Call 970-826-2706

• Wyman Living History MuseumWyman Living History Museum brings back its popular pumpkin patch this weekend, as well. Besides being well-stocked with the orange guests of honor, the patch will offer pink pumpkins to benefit the Moffat County Cancer Society. brings back its popular pumpkin patch this weekend, as well. Besides being well-stocked with the orange guests of honor, the patch will offer pink pumpkins to benefit the Moffat County Cancer Society.

Wyman Living History Museum brings back its popular pumpkin patch this weekend, as well. Besides being well-stocked with the orange guests of honor, the patch will offer pink pumpkins to benefit the Moffat County Cancer Society.

Wagon rides, camel rides and hay-baling and plowing demonstrations will be available in addition to a scarecrow-making station, bounce houses and hay maze with a contest to see who can the needle in it first.

"The children really enjoy it," said Wyman staff member Annie Nelson.

When:When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

Where:Where: Wyman Living History Museum, 94350 E. Highway 40 Wyman Living History Museum, 94350 E. Highway 40

Where: Wyman Living History Museum, 94350 E. Highway 40

Cost:Cost: Free admission, some activities will require cash Free admission, some activities will require cash

Cost: Free admission, some activities will require cash

For more information:For more information: Call 970-824-6346 Call 970-824-6346

For more information: Call 970-824-6346

Frightfully good fun

• Grand Futures Prevention CoalitionGrand Futures Prevention Coalition and Moffat County Teen Council will host the inaugural Zombie 5K Walk/Run this weekend at Loudy-Simpson Park’s Nature Trails. Organizers will have zombies in costume ready to chase participants and all who run are encouraged to dress for the occasion. Prizes will be available for the best zombie attire and makeup. and Moffat County Teen Council will host the inaugural Zombie 5K Walk/Run this weekend at Loudy-Simpson Park's Nature Trails. Organizers will have zombies in costume ready to chase participants and all who run are encouraged to dress for the occasion. Prizes will be available for the best zombie attire and makeup.

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition and Moffat County Teen Council will host the inaugural Zombie 5K Walk/Run this weekend at Loudy-Simpson Park's Nature Trails. Organizers will have zombies in costume ready to chase participants and all who run are encouraged to dress for the occasion. Prizes will be available for the best zombie attire and makeup.

Proceeds will go toward Teen Council's efforts in providing local elementary schools with Friendship BenchesFriendship Benches, designed to promote kindness and reduce bullying., designed to promote kindness and reduce bullying.

Friendship Benches, designed to promote kindness and reduce bullying.

When:When: 3 p.m. Saturday, registration at 1 p.m. 3 p.m. Saturday, registration at 1 p.m.

When: 3 p.m. Saturday, registration at 1 p.m.

Where:Where: Loudy-Simpson Park Nature Trails, 600 S. Ranney St. Loudy-Simpson Park Nature Trails, 600 S. Ranney St.

Where: Loudy-Simpson Park Nature Trails, 600 S. Ranney St.

Cost:Cost: $20 for an adult, $10 for youths $20 for an adult, $10 for youths

Cost: $20 for an adult, $10 for youths

For more information:For more information: Call 970-824-5752 or email Call 970-824-5752 or email cassandra@grandfutures.orgcassandra@grandfutures.org

For more information: Call 970-824-5752 or email cassandra@grandfutures.org

• American Legion Post 62 has some good scares in store this week and next at their Haunted House. The whole family is invited to join in the terror, as well as some concessions afterward.

When:When: 6:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 29; 6:30 to 11 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Oct. 30 and Oct. 31 6:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 29; 6:30 to 11 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Oct. 30 and Oct. 31

When: 6:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 29; 6:30 to 11 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Oct. 30 and Oct. 31

Where: Where: American Legion Post 62, 1055 Moffat County Road 7 American Legion Post 62, 1055 Moffat County Road 7

Where: American Legion Post 62, 1055 Moffat County Road 7

Cost: Cost: $5 per person $5 per person

Cost: $5 per person

For more information:For more information: Call 970-824-3625 Call 970-824-3625

For more information: Call 970-824-3625

• Cut a rug at the Halloween Dance Party at the Routt County Fairgrounds this weekend during an adults-only late night gathering. Costumes are encouraged and prizes will go to the best of the bunch. Live music and drinks will be included.

When:When: 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday

When: 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday

Where: Where: Routt County Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall, 398 S. Poplar St., Hayden Routt County Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall, 398 S. Poplar St., Hayden

Where: Routt County Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall, 398 S. Poplar St., Hayden

Cost: Cost: Free admission, $3 per beer, $1 per soda Free admission, $3 per beer, $1 per soda

Cost: Free admission, $3 per beer, $1 per soda

For more information:For more information: Call 970-276-3741 Call 970-276-3741

For more information: Call 970-276-3741

Decorate and celebrate

• The Craig branch of Moffat County Libraries is looking for entries in its pumpkin decorating contest, which is also open to squashes and gourds. Entries should be family friendly and must not be carved. The library will display all the festive items through noon Halloween.

When:When: Now through Oct. 31 Now through Oct. 31

When: Now through Oct. 31

Where: Where: Moffat County Libraries Craig branch, 570 Green St. Moffat County Libraries Craig branch, 570 Green St.

Where: Moffat County Libraries Craig branch, 570 Green St.

Cost: Cost: Free Free

Cost: Free

For more information:For more information: Call 970-824-7550 Call 970-824-7550

For more information: Call 970-824-7550

• Hayden Public Library also is seeking pumpkins and will display all entries through Halloween. All ages are welcome, and prizes will be handed out, as well.

When:When: Drop off pumpkins by 6 p.m. Oct. 27, pick up Oct. 31 Drop off pumpkins by 6 p.m. Oct. 27, pick up Oct. 31

When: Drop off pumpkins by 6 p.m. Oct. 27, pick up Oct. 31

Where: Where: Hayden Public Library, 201 E. Jefferson Ave., Hayden Hayden Public Library, 201 E. Jefferson Ave., Hayden

Where: Hayden Public Library, 201 E. Jefferson Ave., Hayden

Cost: Cost: Free Free

Cost: Free

For more information:For more information: Call 970-276-3777 Call 970-276-3777

For more information: Call 970-276-3777

Fall in love with fall all over again

• Browns Park School will be the setting for this weekend's fall festival, an event that includes a chili and stew dinner, homemade baked goods, a silent auction, door prizes and drawings.

Proceeds go toward restoration and maintenance of the historic building.

When:When: 2 p.m. to evening Saturday 2 p.m. to evening Saturday

When: 2 p.m. to evening Saturday

Where:Where: Browns Park School, Colorado Highway 318 Browns Park School, Colorado Highway 318

Where: Browns Park School, Colorado Highway 318

Cost:Cost: Free admission, food priced per bowl, donations welcome Free admission, food priced per bowl, donations welcome

Cost: Free admission, food priced per bowl, donations welcome

For more information:For more information: Call 970-826-0810 Call 970-826-0810

For more information: Call 970-826-0810

• Sunset Elementary SchoolSunset Elementary School will host its own salute to autumn with its third annual Community Fall Fundraiser next week. Activities include games, face painting, a photo booth hay wagon, cakewalk, bake sale, chili dinner and more. will host its own salute to autumn with its third annual Community Fall Fundraiser next week. Activities include games, face painting, a photo booth hay wagon, cakewalk, bake sale, chili dinner and more.

Sunset Elementary School will host its own salute to autumn with its third annual Community Fall Fundraiser next week. Activities include games, face painting, a photo booth hay wagon, cakewalk, bake sale, chili dinner and more.

A canned food drive can help get you some tickets and also benefit the hungry come Thanksgiving.

When:When: 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30

When: 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30

Where:Where: Sunset Elementary School, 800 W. Seventh St. Sunset Elementary School, 800 W. Seventh St.

Where: Sunset Elementary School, 800 W. Seventh St.

Cost:Cost: 25 cents per event ticket, one canned food item equals one ticket; $1 per person for chili dinner 25 cents per event ticket, one canned food item equals one ticket; $1 per person for chili dinner

Cost: 25 cents per event ticket, one canned food item equals one ticket; $1 per person for chili dinner

For more information:For more information: Call 970-824-5762 Call 970-824-5762

For more information: Call 970-824-5762

• Sandrock Ridge Care & RehabSandrock Ridge Care & Rehab welcomes families to attend its fall festival Halloween and mingle with staff and residents. The day includes games, prizes, candy, cookie decorating, a picture area and more for kids 12 and younger. welcomes families to attend its fall festival Halloween and mingle with staff and residents. The day includes games, prizes, candy, cookie decorating, a picture area and more for kids 12 and younger.

Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab welcomes families to attend its fall festival Halloween and mingle with staff and residents. The day includes games, prizes, candy, cookie decorating, a picture area and more for kids 12 and younger.

When:When: 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 31 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 31

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 31

Where:Where: Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab, 943 W. Eighth Dr. Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab, 943 W. Eighth Dr.

Where: Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab, 943 W. Eighth Dr.

Cost:Cost: Free Free

Cost: Free

For more information:For more information: Call 970-826-4100 Call 970-826-4100

For more information: Call 970-826-4100

The big day (and night)

• Every kid's favorite Halloween event, trick-or-treating, will be available in an indoor setting at Centennial MallCentennial Mall as vendors provide holiday delights for children. Additionally, the 400 and 500 blocks of Yampa Avenue will be closed to traffic as kids and parents circle the downtown businesses for goodies, with as vendors provide holiday delights for children. Additionally, the 400 and 500 blocks of Yampa Avenue will be closed to traffic as kids and parents circle the downtown businesses for goodies, with Moffat County High School'sMoffat County High School’s Trunk or Treat setting up as well. Trunk or Treat setting up as well.

Centennial Mall as vendors provide holiday delights for children. Additionally, the 400 and 500 blocks of Yampa Avenue will be closed to traffic as kids and parents circle the downtown businesses for goodies, with Moffat County High School's Trunk or Treat setting up as well.

When:When: 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31

When: 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31

Where:Where: Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way; 400 and 500 blocks of Yampa Avenue Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way; 400 and 500 blocks of Yampa Avenue

Where: Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way; 400 and 500 blocks of Yampa Avenue

Cost:Cost: Free Free

Cost: Free

For more information:For more information: Call 970-819-0018 or 970-824-7898 Call 970-819-0018 or 970-824-7898

For more information: Call 970-819-0018 or 970-824-7898

• In addition to the downtown parade of costumes, Community Budget Center will host its pumpkin decoration contest amid the hubbub. Painted or carved pumpkins are allowed, all ages are welcome, and the grand prize is $50 worth of Spree Bucks.

When:When: Drop off entries from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 31, judging at 4 p.m. Drop off entries from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 31, judging at 4 p.m.

When: Drop off entries from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 31, judging at 4 p.m.

Where:Where: Community Budget Center, 555 Yampa Ave. Community Budget Center, 555 Yampa Ave.

Where: Community Budget Center, 555 Yampa Ave.

Cost:Cost: Free Free

Cost: Free

For more information:For more information: Call 970-824-7898 Call 970-824-7898

For more information: Call 970-824-7898

• The Senior Social Center will host its Decades of Dance get-together Halloween evening, which is open to the entire family with music ranging from the Big Band era to Taylor Swift.

Costumes are encouraged but not required to join in the fun as the Social Center and students of Colorado Northwestern Community CollegeColorado Northwestern Community College provide fun, with refreshments and door prizes. provide fun, with refreshments and door prizes.

Colorado Northwestern Community College provide fun, with refreshments and door prizes.

"Anybody is welcome," said Jackie Camp, Social Center coordinator.

When:When: 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 31 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 31

When: 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 31

Where:Where: Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 640 E. Victory Way Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 640 E. Victory Way

Where: Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 640 E. Victory Way

Cost:Cost: $4 per person, $6 per couple, $10 per family $4 per person, $6 per couple, $10 per family

Cost: $4 per person, $6 per couple, $10 per family

For more information:For more information: Call 970-326-3188 Call 970-326-3188For more information: Call 970-326-3188

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