CREEDE— The trees may have just finished with their fall show, but the town of Creede is just warming up for a chilling season of Halloween fun. Over the last several weeks, town residents have had a short break between activities to re-center and prepare for the next round which will include the Chocolate Festival and the holiday season. For the time being though, residents plan on having some fun on their own and have a schedule full of spooky treats.
CRT’s Boomtown will be back by popular demand to entertain the locals and random visitors for the remainder of the fall and winter season. The first show will take place on Oct. 28 and will feature bazaar characters, epic improv comedy and will result in a chilling production that everyone can enjoy. The audience plays a huge role in the Boomtown production, offering suggestions that the actors and actresses take to the extreme to create something out of this world.
In order to entice people to come to the area for the fall productions, the theatre worked with several of the area’s hotels, guest ranches and bed and breakfasts to offer a discount to those who purchased tickets to fall productions and stay in the area. It is a great way to spend time in the area and to enjoy the quiet season in Creede.
Now for the sweet stuff, children in the area need not fear for Halloween is coming and the Old Gym is ready to scare their socks off with games, family activities, movie nights and a trunk-or-treat event on Halloween night. The gym has become a huge part of the community, offering family based activities, community exercise programs and hosting the area’s senior lunch program since being purchased from the Creede School District by the town. Each year, area children have something more to look forward to around Halloween, as the gym is the perfect place to throw a party and have some family fun.
On Saturday, Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the gym will transform into a Halloween wonderland that will offer fun and games for all to enjoy. For $3 per child (parents are free), families can come enjoy a fall afternoon playing games, winning sweet prizes, participating in a cake walk and more. Participating children can also dress up for the event and there will be a costume contest by the end of the afternoon. There will also be a lunch benefit to help raise funds for future activities at the gym.
The fun does not stop there as family and children are invited back to the gym to enjoy an evening of trunk or treating on Halloween night. Guests are asked to bring a dish to share for a potluck after the main event before heading out on the streets for good old’ fashioned trick or treating around town.