Prepare to be Scared! Elitch Gardens Fright Fest Opens Sept. 28!

Prepare to be Scared!

Elitch Gardens Fright Fest Opens Friday!


DENVER, CO (September 25, 2018) – Denver’s largest and most popular Halloween event officially kicks off this Friday night with five weekends of hair-raising fun. Elitch Gardens Fright Fest has thrills and chills for ghouls of all ages. Guests can enjoy Family by Day and Fright by Night, plus all their favorite theme park rides during the month-long ghastly festival.

“Our team has been working around the clock to get the park ready for Fright Fest,” said Jolie DuBois, Elitch Gardens’ Communications Manager. “We have hung over 2,700 feet of cobweb, set up over 600 tons of wood paneling for props and haunted houses and ordered over 250,000 pieces of trick or treat candy.”

Little ghosts and goblins can enjoy Family by Day activities from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The kiddos should be dressed to impress in their Halloween costumes for the daily costume contest and to find free candy on the Trick or Treat Trail in Kiddieland. Other activities for the little monsters include creepy crafts, scary-oke and a scream-it-out contest.  

When the sun goes down, Fright by Night comes alive! Starting at 6 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, spine-chilling screams will be heard throughout the park with monsters, stalkers and mayhem of all kinds lurking around every corner. Prepare to be scared in the park’s thrilling haunted houses Big Top Freaks and No Vacancy, entranced in Séance and pursued in the park-wide TERRORtorries. Fright by Night is recommended for visitors over 12 years of age.

Fright Fest opens this Friday, September 28 and runs weekends through October 28. Fright Fest is free with park admission while some haunted attractions are an additional charge. For all the chilling details or for discount tickets, visit


Located in the heart of Denver and celebrating 128 years of fun, Elitch Gardens is Colorado’s only world-class combination theme and water park. The park is open now weekends through October 28 with 54 rides and attractions, live entertainment, thrilling roller coasters and two haunted houses. Visit for more information.                                                                                     


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