By Lyndsie Ferrell
CREEDE— It is that time of year again to pull out all the stops and gather some spooky treats in Creede. This year, there are several activities taking place that are sure to bring out the ghosts and ghouls of all ages for a night of fun and laughter. Creede has had a break following the busy season and is ready to jump back in, feet first, to offer even more family fun.
Halloween night fun kicks off at the Old Gym with the Creede Parks and Recreation Department and their annual Halloween Trunk or Treat event that will feature fun and games for the entire family and a community potluck. The event starts at 4:45 p.m. in the parking lot outside of the gym. The department is still looking for volunteers to participate in their trunk or treat and any interested parties can sign up by contacting 658-2729. There will be prizes for the best decorated trunk.
The Creede Repertory Theatre will also be hosting a special Boomtown for Halloween night on Oct. 31. Boomtown is one of the theatre’s most loved improv plays that can be enjoyed by the entire family. CRT invites guests to come out and enjoy a spooky, scary and funny play designed by suggestions taken from the attending audience. It is a great way to start off the night or can even be enjoyed after a round of trick or treating throughout town. For tickets or more information please visit www.creederep.org.
The rest of the night there are several area restaurants in town that will be hosting costume parties and much more. Tommyknockers Tavern and BBQ Bistro will have live music by the Rudy Boy Experiment and a costume contest with prizes. Other establishments around Creede will be open for business, so be sure to venture to town for some spooky fun.
Next up for Creede is the 29th Annual Chocolate Festival set for the weekend of Nov. 23. The annual event is a great opportunity to get some last-minute Christmas shopping done while enjoying some sweet treats made by local residents and businesses. The event also includes the annual Scoop Chase and other family activities that can be enjoyed by all.