Highland Haunt continues Halloween Tradition for 9th year!

HIGHLAND — The popular Highland Haunt is back for its 9th year of providing neighborhood and family-friendly Halloween fun for all ages. On Saturday, October 29 from 11am-3pm, 32nd Avenue from Clay to Zuni Streets in Northwest Denver will close to car traffic and be transformed into the ultimate street party, celebrating the joys of the Fall season and all things Halloween! Cowboys, ghosts, princesses, witches, wizards, superheroes, zombies and everyone in-between is invited to explore the street and revel in bouncy fun, delicious treats, mechanical bull rides, carnival games, piñatas, petting zoo, hay-rack rides, music, and more! View the highlight reel of last year’s Haunt at www.highlandhaunt.com.
     The Haunt is free and open to the public with selected activities requiring a $ 7 per child all-inclusive pass. Trick-or-Treating, live music, costume contest, piñata stations, and “Bobbing for Breadsticks” are all free. The activity pass gains access to the horse driven hayride (adults ride free with paying child), bouncy castles, petting zoo, face-painting, mechanical bull ride and carnival games. Passes can be purchased that day at the event entrances on Clay and Zuni Streets.Professional photos by Photo Element Studio will also be available to purchase, as will food from a variety of food trucks.
     Everyone is encouraged to participate in the costume parade starting at 1:00 pm at the Clay Street stage (come early to hear the Bryant-Webster Mariachi Band!). The costume contest is directly after the parade and will take place at the Zuni Street stage.  Costume judging will be by surprise guests who will consider the best costumes in the following categories: Kids by Age Group, Adult Male, Adult Female and Family/Group. Winners will receive fantastic prizes! No pre-registration is necessary. Simply arrive at the Zuni Stage area after the parade to participate in the costume contest.
     Music by When It Was and The Tommy Knoxvilles will be featured at each end of the street.
     Attendees are encouraged to make donations of cash or grocery store gift cards at the Bienvenidos Food Bank booth. The Highland Haunt is proud to support their mission of providing emergency and supplemental food assistance in ways that promote respect and dignity.
Energetic volunteers are needed to help with the activities. Go to www.highlandhaunt.com/volunteer for more information or sign-up directly at bit.ly/HH16Volunteer.
     The Highland Haunt would like to thank their generous sponsors for making this event possible year after year: The Amy Berglund Team at RE/MAX Professionals (Founding Sponsor), Photo Element Studio, The Creative Angle Marketing & Communications, Highland United Neighbors, Inc. (HUNI), Little Man Ice Cream, Pearl Dentistry, Panadería Rosales, Patzcuaro’s Mexican Restaurant, Abbie Davis Tanner Agency, Inc. – American Family Insurance, The Gardens at St. Elizabeth, the Mama’hood, Teatulia TeaBar and Tony P’s.

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Shain Erin’s Dolls Could Give Your Children Nightmares For Life. Downright Weird.

Shain Erin is an artist who makes detailed, one-of-a-kind dolls by hand. But there is one thing that sets Erin’s work apart: her dolls are unbelievably creepy.

These are the dolls that you come for you in your nightmares. Yet there is something strangely compelling about them. Check out a few of them below to see what I mean. So creepy.

1.) Just plain unsettling.

2.) Some sort of octopus monster.

3.) What the…?

4.) This one will haunt my dreams tonight.

5.) Tall and scary.

6.) I wish I knew what this doll was supposed to be made out of.

7.) Three faces.

8.) “Greetings from the spirit world.”

9.) I hope that’s not real hair.

10.) Ghostly.

11.) This one looks so much like a corpse, it’s disturbing.

12.) Flying dragon monster of doom?

13.) This one could also double as a nifty keychain.

14.) I think this guy is having a bad day.

15.) The original Corpse Bride.

16.) Chewbacca?

17.) “Hello, I’d like to eat your flesh, please.”

18.) The royal monster.

These look like they would definitely come to life at night to cause havoc. No thank you.

For more from Shain Erin, make sure to check out her website and follow her on Facebook.

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Celebrating And Experiencing Halloween In Denver, Colorado

If you love Halloween, and you happen to be in Denver, Colorado, you are lucky indeed! This city knows exactly how to part it up spooky-style.

Denver has lots of exciting and entertaining activities to keep your family busy throughout the entire month. Here are just a few of the highlights to look forward to.

First, you need to check out Oktoberfest, which runs from September 18th through the 20th, and the 25th through the 27th. The annual Oktoberfest takes place in Larimer Square downtown.

This annual event is celebrating its 40th year this year. Featuring live bands, beer, brats and more.

Get your Lederhousen on and enjoy the festivities at Oktoberfest. Next, check out the Barnum and Bailey Circus.

This year the circus can be found at the Denver Coliseum. Experience the all new ZING ZANG ZOOM – Red Tour.

The Circus always stops in Denver in October and each year they bring new and exciting circus acts for the whole family to enjoy. Lions and Tigers and Bears…Oh my!

On October 17th, check out the Halloween Family Horse Fall Festival. Located in Parker, this annual event offers safe trick or treating and more.

Follow a designated trail while sitting atop one of the many trained and tame horses. Not too sure you want to ride, than just follow the patch and enjoy the fun.

If you like the theater, Wicked is coming from October 7-November 15 at the Buell Theater. The Tony Award winning Broadway musical is a perfect match for the Halloween Season.

Want to know what really happened in OZ? Now is your chance to find out.

Once again the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield offers up its annual Pumpkin Festival. Your family will get to choose their own pumpkin from the rows and rows of ripe pumpkins being offered.

Vendors, hot chocolate, sleigh rides, and a corn maze round out this family friendly event. For those who want a little more excitement check out The Butcher Haunted House located near the Corn Maze.

If you are looking for that perfect Halloween costume or just want to take in a store that offers something completely different, then the Reinke Bros Costume Store and Haunted Mansion is right up your alley. This Store is a ‘must-see’ all year round, but in October it becomes something special.

Everywhere you look there are costumes, props, magic, makeup and almost every imaginable creature that goes ‘bump in the night’ on display. Follow your shopping spree up with a trip through the Haunted Mansion Haunted House.

Featuring Disney like effects and scares around every turn for the whole family. When you have finished at the Haunted Mansion be sure to make your way over to the 13th Door Haunted House.

The 13th Door Haunted House has the distinction of being voted the Best and Scariest Haunted House in all of Colorado by Americas Best Haunted Houses. You’ve probably heard the rumors about a Haunted House with 13 Doors, live snakes, and NO exits with a guarantee you will get your money back if you make it out alive.

The 13th Door Haunted House is where the legend started. Not for the faint of heart.

The 13th Door Haunted House is definitely the scariest Haunted House in Denver. If Haunted Houses aren’t your cup of cider, they going to Mile High Con.

In its 41st year, this Science Fiction convention features authors, artists, panels and just about everything literary you can think of. Looking for a safe kid oriented trick or treat?

Check out Boo At The Zoo. It is great family fun and a wonderful chance to visit with all the furry inhabitants at the zoo.

Costumes are encouraged. So from Science Fiction to Theater to Pumpkin Patches to Corn Mazes to Denver Haunted Houses, Denver offers tons of fun events for everyone to enjoy this October.

So don’t just sit there-there is something scary and exciting around every corner. Go out there and explore what you can do to liven up your fall month.

After all, there is no need to sit inside and be afraid during this spooky season. Jump out there and join them!

Terry Daniels has worked in the travel business for 10 years. He has many recommendations of things to do in Denver.

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