Whatever your age and whether you're looking for a haunted house, a party or live music, here are a few places you can go to celebrate Halloween in the North Fork Valley this weekend:
FFA hosting kids'
Halloween party at fairgrounds
The Hotchkiss FFA Chapter will host a Halloween party for kids ages preschool through fourth grade from 5-7:30 p.m. Halloween evening at the Delta County Fairgrounds. For details, call 307-258-0400.
Hotchkiss Home Plate haunted house
Trick-or-treaters can visit the Home Plate Baseball Haunted House from 7:30-9 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Oct. 30 and 31, at 476 Willow Drive. Early evening will be open to all ages. The little ones will then have a chance to leave the house before the real scary fun begins. New this year are animated props sure to cause a fright. Admission is free, and donations to support the Home Plate softball and baseball teams are greatly appreciated. The event is held outdoors and will be canceled in the event of heavy snow or rain.
Sixth Harvest Fest welcomes all ages
The sixth annual Harvest Fest Halloween celebration will be held from 5-9 p.m. Halloween night, at Paonia Christian Fellowship, 235 Box Elder Avenue Paonia Christian Fellowship, Paonia Assembly of God and Friends Church all contribute to the annual event.
North Fork area children of all ages are invited to enjoy this safe, fun Halloween event. The Renaissance-themed celebration is held on church grounds and features a host of activities for all ages, including a cupcake walk. Homemade soups and chili, hot dogs and more will be served. This event draws a big crowd and an estimated 200 attended last year.
Shake your bones at the Blue Sage
Put on your best Halloween mask and costume finery this Saturday evening and head for the Blue Sage Center for the Arts. From 8-11 p.m. you can dance the night away to the jazzy blues and rock 'n' roll sounds of Take Five. The band features an outstanding horn section with Toby King on alto, tenor and soprano sax, Jordan Carls on tenor and baritone sax, Robin Nicholoff on keyboards and vocals, Andrew Bruington on percussion, Mike Kern on bass and Charlie Sweet on trumpet and flugelhorn. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
welcomes big kids, costumes
The American Legion Wilson Head Post welcomes the 21-and-older crowd this Friday following the Eagles football game against Grand Valley. The event runs from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for costumes, and DJ Garcia will provide the tunes.
Reggae party at The Creamery
The Halloween Reggae Dance Party happens from 7:30 p.m. to midnight this Friday at The Creamery Arts Center in Hotchkiss. Opening acts include Nico, guitarist from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and local favorites, The Scones.
Niceness, a nine-piece reggae band featuring a full horn section, will headline the evening's entertainment. Niceness hails from Telluride and "is a positively grounded roots reggae band, blending a mix of soulful reggae, dancehall, Latin, hip hop and funk."
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and available at Lizzie's Market in Paonia, PJ's Pub, Hardin's Natural Foods, and at the Creamery. Proceeds benefit KVNF public radio.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.