Vail-Beaver Creek Weekend Agenda: Oct 25-27

From haunted ski villages to the biggest ski swap of the season: Your guide to a frightfully good weekend in the Valley.

By Katie Coakley October 23, 2019



Annual Ski and Snowboard Swap

Oct. 25, 5-10 p.m.; Oct. 26, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Oct. 27, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Dobson Ice Arena, Vail

Now that lifts have started spinning in Summit County (and Vail’s opening day just three weeks away), it’s time to get geared up. Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s annual swap, celebrating its 50th year, is the best place to find all everything you need for the upcoming winter from hard goods (alpine, snowboard, telemark and nordic equipment) to soft goods (winter clothing, goggles, helmets, gloves, etc.) and things in-between. Admission: $15 from 5-7 p.m. and $10 from 7-10 p.m. on Friday, free all day Saturday and Sunday.


Day of the Dead

Oct. 25, 5-10 p.m., Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Avon

Enjoy the last FAC of the season with a Dia de los Muertos flair at the Westin’s Maya. A Grateful Dead cover band will provide the tunes; a costume contest, pumpkin painting, a s'mores station and more will keep the party rolling. Tickets ($20 in advance, $25 at the door), include unlimited visits to the taco bar plus one house margarita.


Tricks for Treats Parents Night Out

October 25 6-9 p.m., Vail Gymnastic Center, Vail

The Vail Recreation Distict’s Halloween-themed Parents Night Out lets parents and guardians enjoy some adult time to themselves while their kids have a blast at the Vail Gymnastics Center with a haunted house, costume contest, gymnastics games and activities, pizza, snacks and a Halloween movie. $20 per child, age 5+.


Dramaween - a Spooktacula Halloween Costume Party Fundraiser

Oct. 25, 7 p.m., Route 6, EagleVail

Featuring the band REWIND, this fundraiser for the Homestake Peak School Drama Club includes a costume contest, apps from Route 6 Cafe, wine from Avon Liquors, beer from Vail Brewing Co., and spirits (the kind you drink) from 10th Mountain Whiskey. $40.



Muscles for Mills

October 26, 10:30 a.m., Crosstraining Fitness of Vail (41199 Hwy 6, EagleVail)

This fitness-oriented fundraiser (for Noah Mills, a local five-year-old diagnosed with kidney cancer) adds new meaning to the term “raising the bar” with a barbell-lifting competition at Crosstraining Fitness of Vail, followed by barbeque and beer by neighboring Vail Brewing Company.


Fright at the Museum

Oct. 26, 1- 5 p.m., Walking Mountain Science School, Avon

A spooktacular afternoon of activities awaits costumed kids, including pumpkin chuckin’, face painting, navigating a corn maze, traversing a haunted forest and more while raising money for Walking Mountains. $15, kids under 3 free (reserve tickets early, as this event has a tendency to sell out).


Scarecrow Making at Vail Public Library

October 26, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Vail Public Library, Vail Village

Vail Valley Cares Thrifty Shop donates everything you need to build your own scarecrow; you supply the creativity (and maybe even take home a prize).


Minturn Saloon Annual Halloween Party

Oct. 26, 7 p.m. – 1 a.m., 146 Main St., Minturn

If you’re looking for to dance into the wee hours of the morning, Minturn Saloon’s annual party is the place to be. $20 gets you into the party (the first 100 earn a free beer) with live music from Turntable Revue, a costume contest and plenty of costumed fun. Proceeds benefit the Minturn Community Fund.



October 26, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., The Riverwalk, Edwards

Local nonprofit Mountain Youth hosts a pumpkin-themed fundraiser at the Riverwalk in Edwards, complete with $5 pumpkins, face painting, arts and crafts and more.



Beaver Creek Village Spooktacular

Oct. 27, 4-8:30 p.m. Beaver Creek Village

Little ghouls (and no doubt, an army of Jokers) will have the run of Beaver Creek Village, which will be haunted with music, games and trick or treating from 4-7 p.m, followed by a screening of “Hocus Pocus.” Free.


Bonfire Brewing’s 10th Annual Pumpkin Carving Potluck

Oct. 27, 6-9 p.m., 127 W Second St, Eagle

BYOP (bring your own pumpkin) to carve, and a dish to share, at this Halloween-themed potluck; beer of choice: Bucket of Blood (Bonfire’s Halloween-themed red ale).


Restorative Yoga with Tara Goike

Oct. 27, 5:30-7 p.m., Athletic Club at The Westin, Avon

Let’s say you had way too much fun over the weekend: This 90-minute relaxing, restorative practice will help you unwind your body and mind to achieve a feeling of rejuvenation and clarity before another week of work. Using comfortable yoga poses, you’ll finish feeling renewed and rested. $20 for non-members; free for members.


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