Celebrating Halloween In Fort Collins & Northern Colorado

October 21, 2019

halloween 2019 in Fort CollinsWhether you had your costume picked out months ago or are still searching Pinterest for the best DIY costume ideas, Halloween 2019 in Fort Collins and Northern Colorado offers countless opportunities for sweet and spooky things to do.


You can stay home at your Fort Collins apartment to hand out candy to princesses and superheroes of all ages or you can get out and make the most of the Halloween festivities all throughout Northern Colorado.


For Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Nothing says fall like a trip to the pumpkin patch. Children and adults of all ages can get in the Halloween spirit as they search for the perfect pumpkin. Pumpkin patches offer gourds of entertainment from hayrides and farm animals to apple cider and fall treats. Whether you head north to The Bartels Farm in Fort Collins, south to Osborn Farm in Loveland or east to Tigges Farm in Greeley, you are sure to find the best pumpkin for an impressive carving or the prettiest pumpkins for the perfect fall front porch. 


To Get Lost in a Corn Maze

Many of your favorite pumpkin patches also offer a corn maze where you can get lost with your favorite people. Whether you prefer the calmness of a scenic harvest walk or the creepy twists and turn of a haunted corn maze, Northern Colorado has your next fall-favorite activity.


At Fritzler Farm Park in LaSalle you can visit throughout the day to meander through their corn maze with your littles or come after 6 pm for Colorado’s most terrifying haunted attraction, Scream Acres. Jack Lantern’s Northern Colorado Corn Maze in Fort Collins has also been a local favorite for 17 years offering over 35 acres of daytime or nighttime corn maze fun.


For That Family-Friendly Halloween Spirit

People of all ages can celebrate Halloween in Northern Colorado, whether it’s ghostly goblin spookiness or cute costumed fun. Children love to get dressed up as their favorite character and fill their pumpkin buckets with candy. All throughout the area you can find safe, friendly events for kids of any age to get in the Halloween spirit.


Get it on some Halloween fun a little early at the Halloween Hullabaloo At Centerra in Loveland on Saturday October 26th. This annual spooktacular street festival is free to the public and offers a variety of interactive activities, including pumpkin bowling, face painting, a petting zoo, and of course plenty of complimentary goodies and candy. On October 25th, 26th, and 27th, Treatsylvania at The Farm At Lee Martinez Park in Fort Collins offers trick-or-treaters a hoard of candy from The Farm’s storefronts along with a pumpkin patch, hayride, and fun at their “not-so-spooky” barn. For the tiny ghouls and goblins, Old Town Fort Collins is once again hosting Tiny Tot Halloween on October 31st where children and their guardians can collect candy from downtown businesses between 10 am and 1 pm.

To Get a Haunted Halloween Scare

While some prefer to keep their Halloween celebration cute and candy-filled, others prefer their Halloween frightening, creepy, and scream-filled. Your Fort Collins apartment probably isn’t haunted enough to keep you from sleeping at night, but luckily there are plenty of options throughout Northern Colorado that will.


If corn mazes like Scream Acres at Fritzlers Farm Park or Jack Lantern’s Corn Maze of Carnage aren’t enough for you, there are other haunted events to try. Loveland’s Creepy Walk In The Woods promises to bring you all the screams you can handle with terrifying, unguided exploration deep into the Savage Woods. Farther north, The Fort Collins Ghost Tour will take you through the most notorious haunted sites both in and under the city, while the Late Night Ghost Walk takes you throughout Old Town to areas frequented by ghostly activity. For a good old-fashioned haunted house, check out Fear Of The Dark: Prison Break at Chipper’s Lanes on Horsetooth in Fort Collins or Harrington’s HAAunted House Of Horrors in Downtown Loveland.


For a Howling and Clawing Good Time

For every dog parent, Halloween gives you the perfect excuse to dress up your furry babies. On October 26th, costumed pets are welcome at Bath Garden Center & Nursery's Halloween Celebration or at The Farm At Lee Martinez Park’s Bow Wowvania. If you’re a proud pug parent, bring them to Old Town Fort Collins’ Oak Street Plaza on October 27th for the annual Halloween Pug Parade.


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