As Halloween draws near, the town of Castle Rock is beginning to prepare for this spooky holiday. Residents begin to decorate the their houses and kids are starting their search for the perfect costume. In this season of tricks and treats, Castle Rock offers a variety of activities which cater to every age group.
For those who are in for a scare, the Castle of Terror haunted house is the perfect Halloween thrill. ( Have link to review) Located inside the Castle Rock Fire Training Tower, at 303 Malibu Court, this attraction allows guests to come face to face with frightening actors and wonder through a maze of terrifying scenes. The theme for this year’s tricks is dubbed, “Welcome to Your Nightmare”. For $10, visitors can travel through dark dreams . This haunted house is open from 710pm, and runs the last few weekends of October. http://www.crgov.com/2000/CastleofTerror
The Maze of Terror also provides visitors with the thrills they desire. An ordinary corn maze by day, this attraction transforms itself into a spooky labyrinth after the sun goes down. Actors make the task of solving the dark maze ever more difficult, providing surprises around every corner. Though guests who come after dusk cannot be under the age of 10, this maze is open to all age groups from 10am4pm. Located at 1100 S. Wilcox Street (by the Medved Autoplex), The Maze of Terror is open every ThursdaySunday after October 10th. Families who wish to visit this attraction during the day purchase a $7 ticket. However, tickets for the haunted maze are either $20 or $25 (depending on the date). http://www.mazeofterror.net
Residents who love exploring the world of the paranormal enjoy participating in the annual Ghost Hunt and Historic Ghost Walk. This year, the walk took place on October 23. Guests were entertained by a spooky magic show at the Theatre of Dreams Arts & Event Center (located on 735 Park St.). Afterwards, they were taken on a 30 tour of downtown Castle Rock, where they were told stories and legends about the town’s “haunts”. The group was eventually lead back to the Theatre of Dreams, where they were given cider and doughnuts an more exciting magic. http://visitcastlerock.org/event/ghosthunthistoricghostwalk/
Though Castle Rock provides residents and guests with plenty of thrills, there are also local festivals that are open to people of all ages. The Halloween Spooktacular, held at the new Philip S Miller park (the MAC) on October 24, offered kidfriendly activities (like face painting and cute Halloween crafts). Bouncy houses, prizes and tasty treats provided visitors with the perfect Halloween experience.
Another familyfriendly event is Castle Rock’s annual Trick or Treat Street. This event provides kids with a safer alternative to traditional trickortreating. On October 30 (from 25pm), children are able to visit local businesses in downtown Castle Rock and receive candy and other treats. This unique event also offers crafts, balloon animals, face painting, pony rides, story time, and an exciting costume contest. For those who are interested in entering in the youth costume contest, the categories are separated by age group. http://crgov.com/2476/Halloween
The town of Castle Rock provides tricks and treats for residents of all ages and ushers in the Halloween spirit.
Written by Anna Lindenberger, Scott Futa Home Team Contributor