The Highland Haunt is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year in the Denver neighborhood of Potter Highland. On Saturday, October 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 32nd Avenue from Clay to Zuni streets in Denver will close to car traffic and be transformed into a street party celebrating the joys of the Fall season and all things Halloween! Cowboys, ghosts, princesses, witches, wizards, superheroes, zombies and other costumed creatives of all ages are invited to explore the street and revel in bouncy fun, treats, mechanical bull rides, carnival games, piñatas, petting zoo, hay rides, music and more!
The Haunt is free and open to the public with selected activities requiring a $8 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. Activity passes will be for sale at the event entrances on Clay and Zuni Streets.
Everyone is encouraged to participate in the costume parade starting at 12:30 p.m. at the Zuni Street stage. A costume contest will be held directly after the parade and will take place at the Clay Street stage. Costumes will be judged 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 prizes! No pre-registration is necessary. Simply arrive at the Clay Street Stage area after the parade to participate in the costume contest.
Musical entertainment will be in the form of Terri Jo Jenkins and her band and the Thommy Knoxville Band.
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. [Organizer's description]