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Get Ready for Another Steamboat Halloween

10/26/2023 03:05PM ● By Lyla Baker
(Photo: Cast/crew of the 2023 "Screamboat" haunted house at Colorado Mountain College. Courtesy of Colorado Mountain College.)

Steamboat Springs, CO -
Looking to celebrate the spooky season in style? Steamboat Springs offers no shortage of opportunities. Dance the night away at United Way’s Monster Mash party at the Steamboat Grand. Enjoy dinner and drinks, play games, win prizes and twirl on the dance floor for a good cause: the money from admissions will support United Way and their fight against poverty. Stop by the party on Sunday, Oct. 29 from 6-10 p.m.

In the mood for something scarier? Stop by Colorado Mountain College for their annual “Screamboat” haunted house.  Each year, the CMC Sky Club and Engineering Club works with other students to transform CMC into a minefield of graveyards, monsters, creepy dolls and clowns that will make visitors scream themselves hoarse. Keep in mind that the Chamber of Horror, which is designed for high schoolers and adults, is filled with loud sounds, bright lights and all manner of ghostly faces jumping out from around every corner. The 24th annual Screamboat will be held from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27, Saturday, Oct. 28 and Halloween night, Tuesday, Oct. 31.

The Players at Perry-Mansfield present “Frankenstein Slept Here” by Tim Kelly. Baron and Baroness Frankenstein and their ghoulish friends are about to be evicted from Castle Frankenstein unless they think fast. So they come up with a plan that is so outlandish that it might just work. Audience members are encouraged to attend in costume to participate in a costume contest; winners will receive Halloween prizes. The last two shows will be held at the Julie Harris Theatre at Perry-Mansfield at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28. Tickets are available at

Grab your broom and hat and head to Aurum for Witches Night on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. It’s an evening of cocktails and appetizers, firepits and cauldrons, and with proceeds going to Better Tomorrow, you’ll feel like a good witch.

The Halloween Stroll in downtown Steamboat is the quintessential trick-or-treat, complete with a fire-breathing dragon and a costume contest. Trick-or-treat at local businesses and enter haunted houses - if you dare! - from 5-7 p.m. on Halloween night. With its creative, funny and sometimes downright-terrifying costumes, the stroll is also a people-watcher’s delight as both adults and kids go all out for the spookiest night of the year.