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Colorado Events and Things to Do for October

Halloween, Wine and Great Fall Events in Colorado

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Updated November 03, 2007
Halloween Haunts, Polka Music and Fall Favorites Color Colorado

Mesa Verde Country Wine and Art Festival, - Set against the beautiful mesas and canyons of Cortez, head to Mesa Verde Country during this event marking the harvest and changing scenery. This annual event highlights work from local artists and wines from regional vintners.

The Denver Art Museum - Enjoy the largest art museum between Chicago and the West Coast, in Denver, as the capitol city welcomes 40,000 square feet of new galleries, special exhibition space, cultural art and expression, architecture, textile and graphic masterpieces.

Oktoberfest in Lamar - Don your lederhosen and reach for your favorite stein as you celebrate this classic German tradition in Lamar. Tempt your taste buds with plump bratwursts and frothy brews, and dance to polka favorites on the open plains.

Haunted Hay Ride in Platteville, Hold on tight for this memorable tractor-pulled hayride at Miller Farms in Platteville, located just between the northeastern Colorado hubs of Greeley and Fort Lupton. Winding through ghostly fields en route to a haunted corn maze, the ride is spooky at times with eerie and scary sights and sounds.

Boo at the Zoo, Colorado Springs - It will be all treats and tricks for your little ghouls and goblins at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs. The highest elevation zoo in the U.S., this Halloween celebration is fun and safe for the whole family. Round up the kids and collect sweet treats at dozens of spooky treat stations or visit with the zoo’s giraffes, hippos, gorillas and orangutans as select animal exhibits also will be open. Don’t forget to check out the creepy bat cave, lighted pumpkin path, magic shows and carnival games.

Durango Cowboy Gathering, - Join cowboys and cowgirls at the historic Strater Hotel in downtown Durango for a celebration honoring the rich culture and heritage of the American cowboy. Saddle up for poetry and musical numbers gracing the stages of the Diamond Circle Theatre during evening and daytime performances.

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