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10/26/2011 9:55:00 PM
Halloween events offer howling fun
Matt Hinshaw/The Daily Courier, file
Zoey Dranc, 2, picks out a candy bar at the home of Al and Mary Jane Smith while trick-or-treating down Mt. Vernon Avenue last year.
Matt Hinshaw/The Daily Courier, file
Zoey Dranc, 2, picks out a candy bar at the home of Al and Mary Jane Smith while trick-or-treating down Mt. Vernon Avenue last year.
Joanna Dodder Nellans
The Daily Courier

Prescott has a noticeable number of Halloween events this year, indicating it has become a haven for things that go bump in the night.

No surprise, considering its rich territorial past that remains alive in its historic structures. Who knows what inhabits these buildings?

There should be something for just about everyone in this list of activities, making it a spook-tacular three-day weekend.


• Guided tours of spooky Prescott locales with A Haunting Experience (AHauntingExperienceTours.com) and Haunted Prescott Tours (925-1313 or Haunted Prescott Facebook page). Also see story on dcourier.com.


• Halloween Happening at 6 p.m. at the Highlands Center for Natural History, 1375 Walker Rd. next to Prescott. Halloween Trail featuring owls and bats, costume contest, pumpkin carving, campfire stories. Costs $2 for kids, $5 for adults. (776-9550 or highlandscenter.org)

• Friday Night Fright Fest at 7 p.m. at the Elks Opera House in downtown Prescott. Movie double feature with "House on Haunted Hill" and then "Night of the Living Dead." See these black-and-white classics on the 24x18-foot screen. Beer, wine, popcorn, candy and soda available. Costumes encouraged. Get $10 tickets at 777-1370 or elksoperahouse.com.

• "Young Frankenstein" movie airs at 7 p.m. at the Prescott Valley Public Library for $2 donations.

• Prescott Racquet Club costume party from 5 to 9 p.m. featuring spook room, costume contest, music, games, prizes, witches' brew and finger foods, caramel apple bar. Open to public. Call 778-0708 for prices.


• Prescott Ghost Talk at 6 and 7:30 p.m. at Prescott Center for the Arts, corner of Willis and Marina in Prescott. Tickets are $10 (445-3286 or pca-az.net). See related story.

• "Sleeping with Ghosts" murder mystery weekend at the historic Hotel Vendome in Prescott. (776-0900 or vendomemurdermystery.com)

• Rocktober BBQ Boo Bash and Halloween Fest at the historic Rock Springs Café off Interstate 17's Exit 242 at the southern Yavapai County border. Barbecue competition, costume contests, hay rides, inflatables, bean toss, football toss, and pie-eating contest. (602-258-5088)


• Pumpkin Patch Carnival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on county courthouse plaza in Prescott. Pick your own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. Costume contests for kids at 11:30, dogs at 2:30. Pumpkin decorating, scariest scream contest, coffin cake walk. Cost of $5 for kids includes carnival games, trick-or-treat backpack, inflatables, crafts, candy and prizes. (777-1349 or cityofprescott.net)

• The Prescott Harvest Festival, noon to 8 p.m. at Granite Creek Park. A day-long celebration with music, dancing, Day of the Dead festivities, food, craft brews, and a Fun Zone with games, arts, and activities for kids. (prescottharvestfestival.com.)

• Spooktacular Haunted Masquerade Ball from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Hassayampa Inn in downtown Prescott. Live entertainment by Summer's DanceWorks, dancing to DJ music, benefit auction, desserts and hors d'oeuvres, and prizes for best masquerade ball gowns. Call 445-0012 for prices.

• Halloween costume contests and live music at taverns throughout Prescott including Matt's, Bird Cage, Pudge & Asti's, Drunken Lass, and likely most downtown saloons. Gurley Street Sports Pub is saving its costume contest for Monday.


• Trunk 'n' Treat Halloween celebration at 10 a.m. at Prescott Valley Methodist Church parking lot, 8944 E. Sommer Dr. Children in costume can trick-or-treat from car trunks, then parade in the sanctuary and make Halloween crafts in Sunday School. Costume contest and best-looking pumpkin contest at Coffee Hour. (772-6366)

• Day of the Dead celebration from 1 to 6 p.m. at Smoki Museum, 147 N. Arizona Ave. in Prescott. Mexican dancers, Mariachi music, procession through cemetery. Altars set up for viewing now through Nov. 4. (445-1230)

• Prescott POPS Symphony presents "Double, Double, Toil & Trouble" at 3 p.m. at Yavapai College Performance Hall. For prices go to prescottsymphony.com or call 776-2000.


• Mall-o-Ween at Prescott Gateway Mall from 4 to 7 p.m. Trick-or-treat from store to store. Please bring a Yavapai Food Bank donation of one non-perishable food item per child to the registration table in the JC Penney court. (442-3659 or theprescottgatewaymall.com)

• Bradshaw Mountain High School Interact Club members will trick-or-treat for cans of food from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Prescott Valley neighborhoods of Granville, StoneRidge and Prescott Country Club to benefit the Yavapai Food Bank.

• Trick-or-treat at Tim's Toyota Center in Prescott Valley from 5 to 8 p.m. Businesses provide candy for Early Bird Lions Club event.

• Calvary Community Festival from 5 to 8 p.m. at Washington School in Prescott. Free games, jump castles and candy (778-7642)

• Boo at the Zoo from 6 to 9 p.m. includes trick-or-treating with the nocturnal animals at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary in Prescott. Cost is $3 for members and $5 for non-members. (778-4242 or heritageparkzoo.org)

• Popular trick-or-treating on historic Mt. Vernon Street in Prescott starts at dusk. To contribute candy to the residents, stop by the Apropos Salon at 111 Grove Ave. from 9 to 5 weekdays. (777-0444)

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Posted: Friday, October 28, 2011
Article comment by: Also, A scary Elks Opera House event!

The Elks Opera House Theatre in downtown Prescott is havng "Friday Night Fright Fest" tonight starting at 7:00 p.m. with a double feature of 2 oldie but goodie scary movies Night of the Living Dead and the House on Haunted Hill. I think this will be fun, espcially in the old theater! I think it's $10 for both movies and it said you can come in costume!

Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2011
Article comment by: Robin Graves

Drive out to "Wilhoit" 15 miles south of Prescott on HY 89A south.
Our community is havaing a Haunted Spook House.
Months in the making. A must see!
$2 addmision to support our local 'Wilhoit newsletter' Call Steve @ 442-2498 for info.

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