Elitch Gardens Fright Fest Celebrates 20 Seasons of Screams

Elitch Gardens Fright Fest Celebrates 20 Seasons of Screams

Denver’s Largest Halloween Event Starts September 29


DENVER, CO (September 28, 2017) – Elitch Gardens’ Fright Fest comes alive for its 20th annual presentation of screams this Friday, September 29 with shrieks, shrills and thrills for all wanting to get their scare on. Fright Fest is Denver’s largest Halloween event. This month-long festival of fright boasts tricks and treats for the little ones throughout the day and terrifying haunted houses after the sun goes down.


Family by Day festivities invade the park from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Little ghosts and goblins can find free candy on the Trick or Treat Trail and pick out a free pumpkin in the Elitch Pumpkin Patch. Other activities for kiddos include a costume contest, best scream contest and various themed challenges.


When night falls, Fright by Night begins! Starting at 6 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Fright Fest will come alive with the gory trappings of fear. Prepare to be scared in the park’s haunted attractions Big Top Freaks, No Vacancy, Séance and TERRORtorries. Guests will find flesh hungry clowns, zombies and monsters of all kinds lurking around every corner of these multi-sensory experiences.  


Fright Fest Fun Facts:

  • 250,000 pieces of candy
  • 12,000 pumpkins
  • 2,700 feet of cobweb
  • 600 tons wood panels to build sets, props and haunted houses
  • 275 gallons of fog juice
  • 5 weekends, 16 days or 122 hours of Fright Fest


Fright Fest opens this Friday, September 29 and runs weekends through October 29. Guests can enjoy all of the Fright Fest activities plus all their favorite theme park attractions. Fright Fest is free with park admission while some haunted attractions are an additional charge. Dare to visit ElitchGardens.com/Fright-Fest for all the creepy details, discount tickets and additional haunted packages.


For more information about Elitch Gardens Fright Fest or to schedule a visit please email JDuBois@ElitchGardens.com. Click Here for 2017 Fright Fest BRoll or Pictures.


Located in the heart of Denver and celebrating 127 years of fun, Elitch Gardens is Colorado’s only world-class combination theme and water park. The park is open now weekends through October 29 with 54 rides and attractions, live entertainment, thrilling roller coasters and two haunted houses. Visit www.ElitchGardens.com for more information.                                                                                    


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