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Halloween Happenings: Trick-or-treats, ghoulish goodies, family fun

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

That magical time of year is upon us, and the Craig community plans to make this Halloween a special one for the child in all of us. Whether your costume is homemade or store-bought, whether you feel like a nut or don't — Mounds and Almond Joy are sure to be well-stocked as well as every other kind of candy, don't worry! — or if you want a party that's packed with kids or caters strictly to ages 21 and older, you can find something among the Craig Daily Press's Halloween Happenings.

This weekend has a haunted house, festivals and parties galore, and of course the seasonal traditional of giveaways of all kinds of delectable delights, with the people of Northwest Colorado pitching in to make it both safe and fun for even the smallest witch, vampire or clown.

Plan it just right, and you may be able to hit every event on this list.

Tricks, treats and everything in between

• 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. today 4 to 6 p.m. today

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When: 4 to 6 p.m. today

Place:Place: 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

Place: 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 CenterCommunity 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. 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.

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. today, judging at 4 p.m. Drop off entries from 2 to 4 p.m. today, judging at 4 p.m.

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

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

Place: 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

• McDonald's plans to get in on the giveaways of the season by providing free hamburgers to kids wearing costumes today. The offer is eligible to children 12 and younger who are dressed up and have a guardian present.

When:When: 4 to 7 p.m. today 4 to 7 p.m. today

When: 4 to 7 p.m. today

Place:Place: McDonald’s, 1080 W. Victory Way McDonald's, 1080 W. Victory Way

Place: McDonald's, 1080 W. Victory Way

Cost:Cost: Free hamburger for kids 12 and under in costume Free hamburger for kids 12 and under in costume

Cost: Free hamburger for kids 12 and under in costume

For more information:For more information: Call 970-824-7638 Call 970-824-7638

For more information: Call 970-824-7638

Parties for every mood and age

• Sandrock Ridge Care & RehabSandrock Ridge Care & Rehab welcomes families to attend its fall festival Halloween Day 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 Day 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 Day 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. today 1 to 3 p.m. today

When: 1 to 3 p.m. today

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

Place: 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

• American Legion Post 62 has some good scares in store 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 11 p.m. today 6:30 to 11 p.m. today

When: 6:30 to 11 p.m. today

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

• For those seeking an alternative to the spookiness of Halloween, Craig Christian ChurchCraig Christian Church will host its Joyful Noisemakers annual Funfest. The whole family is invited for games and plenty of prizes, as well as food like chili and pies and activities like live music. will host its Joyful Noisemakers annual Funfest. The whole family is invited for games and plenty of prizes, as well as food like chili and pies and activities like live music.

Craig Christian Church will host its Joyful Noisemakers annual Funfest. The whole family is invited for games and plenty of prizes, as well as food like chili and pies and activities like live music.

When:When: 6 to 8 p.m. today 6 to 8 p.m. today

When: 6 to 8 p.m. today

Place:Place: Craig Christian Church, 960 W. Victory Way Craig Christian Church, 960 W. Victory Way

Place: Craig Christian Church, 960 W. Victory Way

Cost:Cost: 10 cents per ticket for games; some concessions extra 10 cents per ticket for games; some concessions extra

Cost: 10 cents per ticket for games; some concessions extra

For more information:For more information: Call 970-824-6024 Call 970-824-6024

For more information: Call 970-824-6024

• 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. today 6 to 10 p.m. today

When: 6 to 10 p.m. today

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

Place: 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 970-326-3188

For more information: Call 970-326-3188

Late-night libations

• Clarion Inn & Suites' Cassidy's Bar and LoungeClarion Inn & Suites’ Cassidy’s Bar and Lounge pays tribute to one of the great fright delights of the season with “The Nightmare Before Christmas” Halloween Party. Cash prizes and giveaways will be available throughout the evening, as well as a photo booth and drink specials and a 10 p.m. costume contest. pays tribute to one of the great fright delights of the season with "The Nightmare Before Christmas" Halloween Party. Cash prizes and giveaways will be available throughout the evening, as well as a photo booth and drink specials and a 10 p.m. costume contest.

Clarion Inn & Suites' Cassidy's Bar and Lounge pays tribute to one of the great fright delights of the season with "The Nightmare Before Christmas" Halloween Party. Cash prizes and giveaways will be available throughout the evening, as well as a photo booth and drink specials and a 10 p.m. costume contest.

Shuttle service will be available.

When:When: 8 p.m. to midnight today 8 p.m. to midnight today

When: 8 p.m. to midnight today

Place:Place: 300 S. Colorado Highway 13 300 S. Colorado Highway 13

Place: 300 S. Colorado Highway 13

For more information:For more information: Call 970-824-4000 Call 970-824-4000

For more information: Call 970-824-4000

• J.W. Snack's Bar & GrillJ.W. Snack’s Bar & Grill keeps the energy going into the wee hours of the night with their Halloween party, with live music provided by Cyberdelic Voodoo. The costume party takes place right at the witching hour — midnight — so be sure to stick around late. keeps the energy going into the wee hours of the night with their Halloween party, with live music provided by Cyberdelic Voodoo. The costume party takes place right at the witching hour — midnight — so be sure to stick around late.

J.W. Snack's Bar & Grill keeps the energy going into the wee hours of the night with their Halloween party, with live music provided by Cyberdelic Voodoo. The costume party takes place right at the witching hour — midnight — so be sure to stick around late.

When:When: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. today 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. today

When: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. today

Place:Place: J.W. Snack’s Bar & Grill, 210 E. Victory Way J.W. Snack's Bar & Grill, 210 E. Victory Way

Place: J.W. Snack's Bar & Grill, 210 E. Victory Way

For more information:For more information: Call 970-826-0468 Call 970-826-0468

For more information: Call 970-826-0468

• Mathers BarMathers Bar got the party started early in the week with and continues its Halloween fun with a main event Saturday, including a costume contest, drink specials and music by DJ Kid Steve-O. got the party started early in the week with and continues its Halloween fun with a main event Saturday, including a costume contest, drink specials and music by DJ Kid Steve-O.

Mathers Bar got the party started early in the week with and continues its Halloween fun with a main event Saturday, including a costume contest, drink specials and music by DJ Kid Steve-O.

When:When: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. today 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. today

When: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. today

Place:Place: Mathers Bar, 420 Yampa Ave. Mathers Bar, 420 Yampa Ave.

Place: Mathers Bar, 420 Yampa Ave.

For more information:For more information: Call 970-824-9946 Call 970-824-9946For more information: Call 970-824-9946

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