North Fork celebrates Halloween

By Tamie Meck

North Fork celebrates Halloween | Paonia, Hotchkiss, Halloween

Photo by Tamie Meck Each Halloween finds something new and creepy at the Kellogg home. Drive by 218 Minnesota Avenue in Paonia for a glimpse of what awaits trick-or-treaters this Halloween.

Whatever your age, whether you're looking for a haunted house, a party, a good costume contest or Zombie 5k run/walk, or you just need a safe place to take the little ghosts and goblins on Halloween night, here are a few places to celebrate Halloween in the North Fork Valley.

Hotchkiss FFA Kids'
Halloween Party

The Hotchkiss FFA Chapter will host its annual Halloween party on Oct. 31. This party is for children ages preschool through fourth grade and runs from 5-7:30 p.m., at the Delta County Fairgrounds in Hotchkiss. The party includes games, prizes and more. For details, call 307-258-0400.

Hotchkiss Home Plate Haunted House

If you like alien landings and clowns, then the annual Hotchkiss Home Plate Baseball Haunted House is for you. The haunted house is open from 7:30-9 p.m. Halloween night, at 476 Willow Drive. Admission (if you dare) is free, and donations to the Hotchkiss Home Plate, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing softball and baseball to the youth of Hotchkiss and Crawford, are greatly appreciated. The event is held outdoors and will be canceled in the event of heavy snow or rain.

Harvest Fest
Welcomes All Ages

The seventh 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. Homemade soups and chili, hot dogs and more will be served. This popular event draws a big crowd.

American Legion
Welcomes Big Kids, Costumes
The American Legion

Wilson Head Post 97, 40772 Lamborn Mesa Road, welcomes the 21-and-older crowd to a Halloween party beginning at 3 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 28. The event includes a costume contest, and DJ Garcia will spin the tunes. A $5 cover gets you in the door.

Zombie Walk/Run

North Fork Friends of Montessori is sponsoring a family-friendly 5K walk/run on Saturday, Oct. 28. Halloween and zombie-themed costumes are highly encouraged, and a costume contest follows the run. Registration is $15 for adults, free for children 12 and under, and on-line registration is at (Zombie 5K-Crawford). Registration is $20 the day of the run. T-shirts are an additional $10. Race check-in is at 9 a.m., at the school, 51 Fir St., Crawford (please do not park on A Street or Elm Avenue). Proceeds benefit North Fork Montessori at Crawford's end-of-the-year field trips and professional development for staff. For details, call Stacy at 361-4581 or email