Haunted Happenings

Local events for Halloween

Fall brings one of the most popular holidays of the year – Halloween – and with it, there are many local events over the coming week to get into the spirit. Here is a recap of Halloween themed events:

Riverbend Nursery and Stone Company’s Vendors & Crafters: Hay Rides, Pumpkins, Straw & Corn Stalks for sale, Face Painting, Crafts for Kids, Balloon Twister, Fall & Halloween Gift Items, Food Trucks and more. Cost is $5 per car load, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct 19

Cheyenne Berean Church Family Fun Day and Carnival: A fun, family friendly Carnival. Lots of food and fun for everyone. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct 19.

Coldwell Banker Property Exchange Great Pumpkin Giveaway. Fun fall activities, pick up a pumpkin to decorate at home with your family. It's a Business Park Trick- or- Treating experience. There will be Trick-or-Treating bags for the children to haul their sweets home. Lunch will be available to those that are famished. There is a corn maze, face painting and some great games. The Kids' Costume Contest will start at 11:30 Awards for the cutest, scariest, and the most creative. Pumpkin pie eating contest. Participants will have a chance to receive $250 for a charity of their choosing. Devouring will start at 12:15. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct 19.

Cheyenne Hills Church. Annual Trunk-o-Treat and Chili Cook Off. The Barn at Cheyenne Hills Church. Select your costumes with care and the knowledge that there will be small children at the event. Trunk-o-treat and chili judging portion is free. $5 per person ($20 for a family) will get you a dinner ticket for a hamburger or hot dog with chips and a drink. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Cheyenne Small Business Truck-or-Treat: Small businesses from around Cheyenne present an evening of fun! Race cars for kids to look at, sit in and take photos of, a haunted house and more. 519 Wallick Dr., 4 p.m. Oct 24.

WTDEA and WyHy: Second Annual Trunk or Treat: Admission is a non-perishable food or personal care item. Items collected will be donated to local charities in our community. Rain or shine, event will be held inside heated and illuminated car barn. Grab your Super Hero’s and Princesses for this family fun event. (No state funds used for this event). 5300 Bishop Blvd, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct 24

Ghost Fright Seeing Tour:  Downtown Trolley, will illuminate the spirits of the wild and woolly Western history of Cheyenne's past. The tour is different each year. Costumes are encouraged. The trolleys are heated. The tours are not for the faint of heart. For ages 10 and up. We may encounter some creepy ghoulish figures along the way. Tickets in advance. Tours leave from the Historic Depot Square at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., tours last under 2 hrs.  Oct 19, 20, 25, 26, 27.

Two Guys with Bow Ties Halloween Spooks: Join Two Guys with Bowties for a few Tricks and lots of Treats as we celebrate Great American Standards and Halloween. Music, mediocre humor, drink specials and no cover. 1 p.m-12a.m. Oct 19.

Silent Film Halloween with Peacherine Ragtime Orchestra: Tears of laughter to your eyes as you laugh to three ghostly silent films from the silent era: Charlie Chaplin in The Adventurer (1917), Buster Keaton in The Haunted House (1921) and Laurel & Hardy in Habeas Corpus (1928), all accompanied live with their original historic orchestral scores. Between the films, Director Andrew Greene and Peacherine play the rollicking rhythms of the early 20th century, featuring favorites by Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin, and the creators of America’s first popular music: Ragtime! Fun for the whole family. For tickets go to: https://cheyenneevents.org. 7-10 p.m., Oct 23.

Daniel Mark’s Brewery: first pumpkin carving contest: Bring your pumpkins and they provide the tools. Individual, family, and kids to judge. For the little ones please have an adult help and supervise. 209 E 18th St, 4:30-8:30 p.m. Oct 24.

Dracula: The Legend in Motion: Ballet Wyoming will perform an original twist on Bram Stoker’s masterwork, Dracula. The show features choreography by Jennifer Deckert, UW associate professor of dance, and music composed and performed by Sean Stone, UW assistant lecturer of musical theater. The Metropolitan Downtown 7-9p.m. Oct 25.