Updated: Sep 27, 2022
Believe it or not, it’s already August and Fall is in the air. But the fall festivals aren’t just for the kids! As you start to plan your autumn activities, take a look at these hauntingly fun attractions and events for you and the other grown ups in your life.
This annual favorite comes to us on the cusp of Summer and Fall and brings with it the promise of seasonal fun. Each year, Denver Beer Week draws crowds of brew lovers from around the country. Running from September 30th to October 8th, 2022, this event promises to be packed full of brewery events, music, festivals, and so much more. During Denver Beer Week, local breweries unveil new and unique seasonal flavors. Expect loads of live entertainment, beer tents, and pub crawls. Read more about the breweries on The Denver Beer Trail on Denver.org.
This haunting event is hosted by Golden History Tours and occurs most weekends through the Summer and Fall, though it can be especially enjoyable during the spooky seasons. This chilling pub crawl creeps through Downtown Golden and features storytelling along with ghost hunting. This unique event makes a great date night, but it’s also a blast solo, or as part of a group. No two Haunted Pub Crawls are alike, making this the perfect tradition for you and your friends. Tours start at Goosetown Station and last for over 2 hours. Read more about this fun and peculiar event here.
Hosted by Denver Walking Tours, this spooky experience features local lore along with a heavy dose of haunted history. Knowledgeable and talented tour hosts are available to guide you through this intriguing adventure every Friday and Saturday night from May through November. As the cooler months approach, consider layering on your favorite flannel and hoodie, and hitting the streets with your friends to see the local haunts. Tours begin at 1288 N. Gilpin St and are approximately 1.7 miles. Purchase tickets or read more here.
Museum of Colorado Prisons in Cañon City
The museum is about a 2 hour drive from Denver, but definitely worth the trip. According to Only In Your State, “A terrifying tour of this haunted prison …is not for the weak.” Featuring unsettling inmate art, and even a former gas chamber, this museum captures an unusual and slightly disturbing side of history that we don’t often see in other museums. Believed by some to be haunted, the facilities have been researched by ghost hunting teams over the years who often share the research online. Former inmates include convicted cannibal Alfred Packer and 12-year old convicted murderer Antone Woode. The goal of the museum is to preserve history by sharing artifacts that tell the story of the Colorado Prison System.