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Eight Great Halloween Events for Adults

What to do when you’re too old for the trick-or-treating game

By Abner Pizano October 24, 2016

Halloween is around the corner and while some of us might want to go trick or treating (because who doesn’t love free candy?) the reality is that most of us are too old for that. That still doesn’t mean that only kids get to have fun on this “holiday.” There’s plenty of room for adults in this spooky season, from costume parties to fun runs to live music and DJ shows and costume contests. You might just win $1,000, an Epic Pass or at least some free candy.

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Minturn Community Fund Frankensteeen Halloweeen

A fun costume party hosted on Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Minturn Saloon.  With music by the Min'urn Express and Turn Table Revue this is one spooky night you don’t want to miss. Doors open at 8 p.m. Free Coors Light for the first 100 people through the door, so you might want to be there early!

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Agave Halloween Bash

Scheduled for 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, this event rocks out with live music from the Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue featuring Rob Eaton of Dark Star Orchestra. Tickets are $10 and participants who come in costume will have a chance to win $500. Advance tickets are recommended! 


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Maya Day of the Dead Celebration

Maya hosts a Day of the Dead party on Monday, Oct. 31, from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. With a costume contest, door prizes and a chance to win a bottle of Maya’s Casa Herradura tequila and a tequila storage locker for a year, it's probably going to be a lot more fun than sitting at home handing out candy to the little ones.

Westin Riverfront Scary Scurry 5K Walk/Run

For those who aren’t into the costume and booze-fueled celebration scene, the Westin has you covered. Join Westin Athletic Club personal trainer and coach Tamara Donelson (an ultra athlete herself) and the club's assistant director Heather Pugh on the course for a 5k on Oct. 28. The race starts at 4 p.m. and it’s free. Bonus points: wear your costume and bring a non perishable food donation to help the Vail Valley Salvation Army Food Pantry. 

5th Halloween Celebration at Montana's Smokehouse hosted by Marty McFly and Doc Hollywood

Yet another costume party where you can dance the night away, this evening at Montana’s Smokehouse happens Saturday, Oct. 28, and features prizes for the best costumes, live music and – best of all – no charge to get into the event. 

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 Altitude Halloween Party Featuring DJ P-Rock

This annual bash has no cover charge and happens Saturday, Oct. 29. Come dressed in your scariest costume for a chance to win $100 cash prize as well as a shot at $50 gift certificates runners up.


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Bol’s Halloween Bash

Bol hosts a Monday night event on October 31 with music by DJ ShakeOne. Think about getting dressed up for this one as the first-place prize for best costume is an Epic Pass! The $10 cover will include a raffle ticket for bowling and bottle service, but even if you don’t win the raffle or the costume contest, there will be drink specials and other deals. 


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Dusty Boot’s Annual Halloween Party

MoNK ToNIK headlines this Saturday night event down in Eagle. As you might guess, there’s a costume contest as well, with a substantial prize of $1,000 for the winner. A $10 cover gets you in the door. 

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