Hayride

Of course, one of Colorado’s most historic towns goes all out for Halloween fun. All month long, Golden boasts ghost tours, hayride beer tours, trick or treat trains, and more. So the only question is: Which one will you do first?!

Golden Cemetery Tour – Get your tickets quick for this popular event on Saturday, Oct. 2. Visit the graves of legendary Golden characters and hear stories about their lives from famous storyteller Dennis Potter -- museum volunteer since 2008 and retired Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department Captain. Tours begin and end at the Golden Cemetery. This program sells out every year, so get your tickets early. $5 for Golden History members; $10 non-members, plus online registration fee.

Golden Cemetery

Golden Hayride Beer Tour - Hey, hey, hey! The Golden Hayride is a fun way to wind through the streets of Golden and sample beers and local eats! Get comfy in the wagon and then at each stop, you can fill your souvenir cup with beer samples, and enjoy food tastings at places like Colorado Plus 49 Cidery, Gold Mine Cupcakes, and Woody’s Pizza. Tour dates on Fridays and Saturdays through October. Tours are $50 per person.

Harvest Haunt at the Colorado Railroad Museum – It’s full steam ahead for tricks, treats and trains on October 23 at Colorado Railroad Museum. The Colorado Railroad Museum’s annual Halloween-themed steam-up event is back for 2021! Grounds are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with activities taking place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., including train rides. Guests are encouraged to come in costume for Trick-or-Treating. Enjoy the Olde Railroaders Silly Graveyard, “not-so-spooky” Haunted Railcars, a hay bale maze, and musical ensembles performing throughout the day in our outdoor pavilion. Bring your camera and get a great picture of your group’s costumes in front of the Pumpkin Patch cart. Tasty treats and lunchtime food options will be available for purchase. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 ages 2-17, $8 seniors ages 60+. Free for Museum members and children under age 2. Additional riding pricing applies.

The Talking Dead – Golden City Historic Ghost Tour & Pub Crawl – October evenings just got a lot spookier with walking ghost tour pub crawls from local favorite Goosetown Station. Meet at the Dove Inn for a séance gone wrong and then follow a mysterious woman through Old Golden City where you will meet strange characters and stop at several pubs. This creepy night of fun happens on multiple October evenings (check here for dates!) and costs $45 per participant.

The Crucible at Miners Alley Playhouse – Set during the Salem witch trials of the 1690s, The Crucible is a timeless parable of morality, a scorching indictment of intolerance, and a central work in the canon of American drama. Running Oct. 8 through Nov. 7 on Fridays and Saturdays in downtown Golden.

Along with more event information, don’t forget to click around this website to book lodging, explore dining options and download a digital visitor’s guide for a weekend of spooky fun in Golden!