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Halloween 2013 is on the way, and Fort Collins has an excellent list of safe trick or treating options for the kids! From the Farm at Lee Martinez Park to corn mazes all over the place, there is never a shortage of fun for the little ones around Halloween.

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Fort Collins Treatsylvania Trick-Or-Treat Street

Location: The Farm at Lee Martinez Park, 600 N. Sherwood

Date: Friday, Saturday October 26 and 27, 2013 6:00 PM

Sunday October 27, 2013 1-3pm

Contact Info: Recreation

Phone: 970.221.6655
E-mail address: recreation@fcgov.com

Details: Join us for this safe trick-or-treat for children 10 and under

FORT COLLINS – The Farm has Fort Collins’ favorite Halloween event, Treatsylvania, coming on October 25 through 27. The Farm, 600 N. Sherwood, will be transformed into a neighborhood with doors and candy for your little ghouls and goblins. Kids will be able to travel through a not-so-spooky barn, trick-or-treat for special treats and take a hayride – all with their family tagging along!

Tickets to Treatsylvania are $5 for children, adults are free! Event hours are 6:00-8:00 PM on Friday (October 25) and Saturday (October 26) and lastly Sunday (October 27) at 1:00-3:00 PM and 5:00-7:00 PM. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance.

Treatsylvania tickets go on sale October 2 at The Farm (600 N. Sherwood) during open hours or at Northside Aztlan Community Center (112 E. Willow Street) and EPIC (1801 Riverside Ave.) between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. You must purchase a ticket for each child. Tickets are sold for a specific half-hour time slots. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information about Treatsylvania or to inquire about the availability of tickets, call 970.221.6665.

Bow Wowvania

Trick or Treating has gone to the dogs! Bring your costumed canine friends to The Farm for this special Halloween event. Dogs will trick or treat, take advantage of photo opportunities and leave with a treat bag just for them. All dogs must be on a leash. Multiple humans may attend with each dog. Tickets can be purchased at The Farm or Poudre Pet & Feed Supply.

Location: The Farm at Lee Martinez Park (600 N. Sherwood)

Date: 10/26 from Noon-2p

Cost: $5 per dog, humans are free

All ages welcome

Contact: The Farm, 970.221.6665

Howl-O-Ween Trick-or-Treat

More trick or treat activities like, candle dipping, pick your own pumpkin and spooky hay-rack rides will be available all evening long.Craft and take home your very own creepy corn husk doll.  Try to find your way through the winding maze of hay or enjoy a classic Halloween tradition and see how long it takes you to snatch an apple at the old blacksmith shop.

Think you have the best costume?  Put your costume to the test and enter the Centennial Village Costume Contests at 5 pm and 7 pm.  Win a special prize of historical goodies!  Prizes awarded to first, second and third place contestants.

Location: Centennial Village Museum, 1475 A St  Greeley

Date: October 26th and 27th, 4 PM-8 PM

Cost: $2 per adult, $1 for kids (3-18), anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: 970-350-9220

Trick-or-Treat Street

Bring all your little goblins, ghouls, pirates and princesses to downtown Greeley where dozens of downtown businesses in and around the core downtown area will have treats for the little ones.

Both the 8th and 9th street plazas will be closed to traffic for maximum safety, but many businesses outside the plazas will also be involved. There will be games and activities like candy corn bowling, mummy wrapping and pumpkin decorating while supplies last.

Northern Colorado Health Alliance will be on hand to help teach about healthy habits, especially in this time of increased candy consumption. Habitat for Humanity will display their wonderful playhouse and you can buy raffle tickets to win the playhouse for the special little ones in your life.

Be there when the “Zombie Zoom” bicyclists arrive at around 6:00. If weather permits, stick around to see the “Thriller Dance” performed by professionals shortly thereafter.

Location: Downtown Greeley

Date: October 25th 4 PM-6 PM.

Tiny Tot Halloween

 

Tiny Tot Halloween is almost here again!

The tiniest tots are ready to trick-or-treat their way through downtown and scare the ghouls out of you.

Halloween is just around the corner, so bring your little guy or gal to the Old Town Square near the fountain/stage at 10 AM on the 31st for some trick or treating fun!

Trick-or-treating begins along the Southeast side of College Avenue and after it’s all done come enjoy the Monster Bash at Walnut and Linden with some free refreshments and dancing.

The event is designed for preschool age children to be able to trick or treat in a safe environment and to do it during daylight hours.

Location: Old Town Fort Collins

Date: 10 AM October 31st

Cost: FREE

Contact:

(970) 484-6500

Hogwarts Halloween

It’s a night of Harry Potter-like fun! Play some Quidditch, drink some Butter Beer, listen to a rockin’ witch band. Or try your still at potions and charms. Don’t forget to wear your wizards robes! Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required. Register by calling 970.221.6655.

Location: Youth Activity Center, 415 E. Monroe

Date: 10/26, 5-9p

Cost: $15 per child, $5 per adult.

All ages welcome, children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult

Contact: 970.221.6256

Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos is one of the biggest holidays in Mexico and is growing in popularity in the US. This tradition started over 3,000 years ago by the Aztecs. Explore the history, traditions and culture of the Day of the Dead including creation of a sugar skull. A Mexican meal will be served after the presentation. Pre-registration is required.

Location: Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive

Age: 18 Years & up

Date: 10/30, 11:30a-1:30p

Cost: $20 or $16 for Senior Center Members

Contact: Senior Center, 970.221.6644

 

Hayrides

Join us for a scenic hayride along the Poudre River. The tractor drawn hayride will take you for a 20 minute loop down to the river and back to The Farm.

Location: The Farm at Lee Martinez Park (600 N. Sherwood)

Dates: 10/5-10/20: Saturdays at 11:30a, Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30p and 3p

Cost: The Farm Admission plus $2

Children must be accompanied by an adult, all ages welcome.

Contact: The Farm, 970.221.6665

 

Pumpkin Patch

Get into the season; come to The Farm for another reason – pumpkins! Pumpkins will be sold by the pound, head to the barn where they can be found.

Location: The Farm at Lee Martinez Park (600 N. Sherwood)

Through 10/25: Wednesday through Saturday from 10a-5p and Sundays from Noon-5p (Closed 10/25-10/29)

Cost: Pumpkins are sold by the pound

Open for all ages.

Contact: The Farm, 970.221.6665

 

 

NOTE: The City of Fort Collins will make special communication arrangements for persons with disabilities.  For more information call 970.224.6027 or email rlee@fcgov.com.

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Loveland Halloween Family Fun Festival

Dress up the family and head into town for some Halloween fun!
The Loveland Museum/Gallery is celebrating the Annual Halloween Family Fun Festival while downtown businesses celebrate the annual Downtown Trick-or-Treating. Join us in Peters Park next to the Museum for this fun-filled community event with vendor booths, food, activities for kids, entertainment, trick-or-treating, and a costume contest. Dress in your best Halloween Costume and register to win great prizes! Enter your costume by registering at the Costume Contest Booth on the day of the event. You MUST register your costume before 12:15 pm on the day of the event. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded in several age categories ranging from infant to teen and adult to family theme! Enjoy live entertainment before the contest.
Please note: 5th Street will be CLOSED between Cleveland and Lincoln on Saturday, October 26 from 7 AM – 4 PM for the event. The public parking lot on the southwest corner of Lincoln and 5th will also be closed for the event. 

The Windsor Community Halloween Party

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Community Recreation Center
250 N. 11th Street

Fun games and safe treats for everyone! Don’t miss this annual event sponsored by the Windsor Police Department and the Windsor Optimist Club!

 

Here are tips on safe Trick or Treating in general.

While trick-or-treating:

• Go only to well-lit houses

• Do not enter a home unless accompanied by your parent

• Do not talk to strangers along the way

• Walk on the sidewalks, not in the street

• Travel in small groups

• Know your phone number and carry a cell phone for emergency telephone calls

• Be accompanied by an adult

• Bring treats home before eating them so your parents can inspect them

• Plan your route and share it with your parents

• Use flashlights

• Wear bright, reflective and flame retardant clothing

Adults should:

• Make certain hooded costumes or masks do not block a child’s vision, try makeup instead

• Accompany young children along their route

• Instruct older children to travel along a pre-established route and establish a return time

• Restrict trick-or-treating to homes with porch lights on

• Instruct children to never enter a strangers’ home

• Have your trick-or-treaters to bring home the candy before eating it so you can inspect their treats — if in doubt, throw it out

• Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape

• Prepare your home for trick-or-treaters

[ via City of Fort Collins ]

More Halloween safety information can be found by visiting the National Safety Council’s website.

 

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