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Pop-Ups, Cornhole & Zombies: The Best Things to Do in Denver This October

Published On 10/01/2015 Published On 10/01/2015
Haunted Field of Screams

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Oct 1-31

Get chased by a guy with a chainsaw Ready for an adrenaline rush? From local haunted house classics like the 13th Floor and The Asylum to the Haunted Field of Screams, there are enough scary attractions in Denver to keep you screaming with fright all month long.

Various locations

Get chased by a guy with a chainsaw Various locations Ready for an adrenaline rush? From local haunted house classics like the 13th Floor and The Asylum to the Haunted Field of Screams, there are enough scary attractions in Denver to keep you screaming with fright all month long.

Warner Bros

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Oct 1-4

Catch all the scary movies Zombies, serial killers, paranormal spirits... think you’ve seen it all? The Mile High Horror Festival is screening thrillers, sci-fi, and a whole lot of horror films from around the world, and giving you a chance to meet with celebrities, artists, tarot readers, etc.

Alamo Drafthouse, Littleton

Catch all the scary movies Alamo Drafthouse, Littleton Zombies, serial killers, paranormal spirits... think you’ve seen it all? The Mile High Horror Festival is screening thrillers, sci-fi, and a whole lot of horror films from around the world, and giving you a chance to meet with celebrities, artists, tarot readers, etc.

Flickr/Paul Fisher

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Oct 2-4

Be a cornhole champion At the Rocky Mountain Oktoberfest, you can stick to the usual -- beer drinking and brat eating -- but this event is also holding Colorado’s largest cornhole tournament on Oct. 3rd. You’ll be able to buy a lot of sauerkraut with the $10,000 grand prize.

Pepsi Center, Prius Lot West

Be a cornhole champion Pepsi Center, Prius Lot West At the Rocky Mountain Oktoberfest, you can stick to the usual -- beer drinking and brat eating -- but this event is also holding Colorado’s largest cornhole tournament on Oct. 3rd. You’ll be able to buy a lot of sauerkraut with the $10,000 grand prize.

Flickr/Charles Willgren

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Oct 3-11

Enjoy a Denver tradition before it’s gone Want to to see views of Denver while you barrel down the side of a mountain on a plastic sled? Of course you do. But you better go on one of the weekends this month, because despite the owner’s attempts to keep it open, it looks like this Mile High classic will close for good in the middle of October.

Heritage Square, Golden

Enjoy a Denver tradition before it’s gone Heritage Square, Golden Want to to see views of Denver while you barrel down the side of a mountain on a plastic sled? Of course you do. But you better go on one of the weekends this month, because despite the owner’s attempts to keep it open, it looks like this Mile High classic will close for good in the middle of October.

Falling Rock Tap House

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Oct 3 Sat

Find your new favorite beer The 10th annual Falling Rock Fresh Hop Festival boasts exclusive brews made with hops that were used in the brewing process less than 24 hours after being harvested. Oh, and your ticket gets you unlimited tastes so you can try them all.

Falling Rock Tap House

Find your new favorite beer Falling Rock Tap House The 10th annual Falling Rock Fresh Hop Festival boasts exclusive brews made with hops that were used in the brewing process less than 24 hours after being harvested. Oh, and your ticket gets you unlimited tastes so you can try them all.

Courtesy of EatDenver

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Oct 4-9

Eat in an urban garden If you’re gonna eat this week (which, of course you are), this annual pop-up series is where you should do it. Local chefs are hitting the GrowHaus, for six unique meals including a Praise the Lard brunch and the Feast of the Hunters and Gatherers.

The GrowHaus

Eat in an urban garden The GrowHaus If you’re gonna eat this week (which, of course you are), this annual pop-up series is where you should do it. Local chefs are hitting the GrowHaus, for six unique meals including a Praise the Lard brunch and the Feast of the Hunters and Gatherers.

Stem Ciders

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Oct 10 Sat

Party (with) hard (cider) It’s not that there’s anything wrong with apple cider. It’s just that it’s better with booze, and Stem Ciders’ Harvest Party has it, along with bluegrass, a pig roast, and the release of its seasonal concoction: chili cider.

Stem Ciders

Party (with) hard (cider) Stem Ciders It’s not that there’s anything wrong with apple cider. It’s just that it’s better with booze, and Stem Ciders’ Harvest Party has it, along with bluegrass, a pig roast, and the release of its seasonal concoction: chili cider.

Flickr/Justin Kern

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Oct 14-28

Visit the Gardens after dark Maybe you’re too old to trick-or-treat (it sucks, we know), but you can get a dose of traditional Halloween festivities thanks to Glow at the Gardens, a new Wednesday-only event that lets you explore the Denver Botanic Gardens while it’s lit by jack-o’-lanterns.

1007 York St

Visit the Gardens after dark 1007 York St Maybe you’re too old to trick-or-treat (it sucks, we know), but you can get a dose of traditional Halloween festivities thanks to Glow at the Gardens, a new Wednesday-only event that lets you explore the Denver Botanic Gardens while it’s lit by jack-o’-lanterns.

Flickr/Karen Neoh

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Oct 17 Sat

Grab a beer at a pop-up pub Forty taps, four bands, and three amazing chefs are coming together for one day as Oregon-based Deschutes Brewery brings its pop-up pub to Downtown Denver. Even better, 100% of the proceeds will go to Bicycle Colorado.

Downtown Denver, 21st St (between Larimer & Blake)

Grab a beer at a pop-up pub Downtown Denver, 21st St (between Larimer & Blake) Forty taps, four bands, and three amazing chefs are coming together for one day as Oregon-based Deschutes Brewery brings its pop-up pub to Downtown Denver. Even better, 100% of the proceeds will go to Bicycle Colorado.

Denver Zombie Crawl

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Oct 17 Sat

Join a zombie horde No need to wait for Halloween. Break out your best undead look, and head Downtown for the 10th annual Denver Zombie Crawl… and the after-party.

Skyline Park

Join a zombie horde Skyline Park No need to wait for Halloween. Break out your best undead look, and head Downtown for the 10th annual Denver Zombie Crawl… and the after-party.

Flickr/Alex Gonzalez

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Oct 18 Sun

Get in a show and a workout Running a marathon isn’t easy (or so we hear… ), but live music probably helps. This year, you can catch headliner Matisyahu, among other bands, playing along the route of the Rock 'n’ Roll Marathon.

Downtown Denver

Get in a show and a workout Downtown Denver Running a marathon isn’t easy (or so we hear… ), but live music probably helps. This year, you can catch headliner Matisyahu, among other bands, playing along the route of the Rock 'n’ Roll Marathon.

Flickr/slack12

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Oct 28-30

Sip some vino Proving that it’s not always about beer (just 99% of the time), the Denver International Wine Festival brings over 400 wines and spirits to town for three days of tastings, pairings, and education. But mostly tasting.

Omni Interlocken Hotel, Broomfield

Sip some vino Omni Interlocken Hotel, Broomfield Proving that it’s not always about beer (just 99% of the time), the Denver International Wine Festival brings over 400 wines and spirits to town for three days of tastings, pairings, and education. But mostly tasting.

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