Fright Fest Returns as Denver’s Largest Halloween Event


Two New Haunted Houses Top the List of Harrowing Hang-outs From Oct. 1-31

DENVER, CO (September 27, 2011) – Fright Fest is family friendly by day and terrifying by night—so prepare to be scared! Denver’s daydreams and worst nightmares are coming to life from October 1-31 at Elitch Gardens. Fun and not-so-scary activities will be available for kids during the day and then Colorado is bound to sleep with the lights on after venturing through Elitch Gardens’ haunted houses and watching live shows during the Halloween season.


Two newcomers this year are haunted residences that are unlikely to appear on Denver’s holiday tour of homes! A daytime house of illusions will feature tricks for the eye and a few scare tactics while remaining light-on. The doors will open to a darker version of home-sweet-home as day turns to night and terror replaces calm. Both new haunted houses are included with Fright Fest admission.

“Family by Day” Halloween festivities invade the park starting at noon on Saturdays and Sundays beginning on October 1. Little ghosts and goblins can enjoy the Trick or Treat Trail, partake in “Ghouls Matches” with costume and scream contests, and test their stomachs at “Gross Out For Kids” where they’ll join the Hip HopSicals on stage and try out ghastly milkshake concoctions.

Blood-curdling shrieks, shrills and chills will take place when the sun goes down and Elitch Gardens’ “Fright by Night” high jinks kick into gear. Get terrorized with the return of Denver’s most acclaimed haunted houses, Brutal Planet and Blood Bath. Guests will be lured into an old warehouse where something very wrong occurs, and visit a serial killer’s hidden lair. The question is: Are you brave enough to handle Fright Fest? We’ll just see about that.

Elitch Gardens’ Fright Fest will be open to the public from Oct. 1-31 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. In addition to all the ghastly fun, guests can take one last spin on their favorite thrill rides! Buy daily admission tickets online for just $37.99 for guests 48” or over; $27.99 for guests under 48” or over 62 years.  Children 3 and under are free. Some attractions during Fright Fest will have an additional fee, but making you scream is priceless!

Dare to visit for all the creepy details and discounted tickets.


Located in the heart of Downtown Denver, Elitch Gardens Theme Park features the most thrilling rides and family entertainment in a five-state region. From coasters to haunted houses there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Visit for more information.


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