Halloween Hootenanny in Pagosa Springs

Things are getting spooky in Pagosa Springs this Halloween. Join us for a ghoulish weekend of fun during the Halloween Hootenanny on October 28th, topped off with a spooktacular fireworks show. The Hootenanny includes trick-or-treating and kids activities, a witch (& warlock) hot air balloon fly in, a witch-costumed paddle boarding event, a 5k fun run / walk, live music, food trucks, beer garden, costume contests, and a huge Fireworks display!

Halloween Hootenanny October 28th
Halloween Hootenanny October 28th

Join us for the
Halloween Hootenanny!
October 28th, 2023

The Halloween Hootenanny on October 28th was a huge success! Thanks to everyone that attended and helped make the day spooktacular!  A massive community event like this does not happen without a lot of help from volunteers. 

A heartfelt thank you to all of the volunteers and staff that helped with planning, set up, running the event and clean up, including (in no particular order): 

Rugby’s Rescue House, IronFit Fitness, Right Molecule IV Hydration, Beny's Authentic Mexican Restaurant & Bar, Tribe, Shelley Low with Exit Realty, Pagosa Springs Police Department, Walmart, Archuleta County Democrats, Alison S, Department of Human Services, Vets 4 Vets, Natural Grocers, Peggie Miller, Pagosa Mountain Rotary, Else White, Rise Above Violence, Archuleta County Sheriff's, Humane Society, Pagosa Fire Department and EMS, Methodist Church, Eagle Rock Colorado, Amy Wilson, Devin Wilson, Morgan Barnes, Rebecca Tenpenny, Katlynn Kaminski, Tyler Bowdridge, Cara Finstad, Eddie Tobin, Amanda Tobin, Pagosa Springs High School Student Volunteers, Jana Schick, Haz Said, Katie Dobbins, Riverwalk Inn, Pagosa Pickleball Club, Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park, Wolf Creek Ski Resort, Pagosa Mountain Sports, The Springs Resort, Pagosa SUN, Wolf Song Running Adventures, Conscious Roots, Nu Bass Theory, Tomorrow's Bad Seeds, Town of Pagosa Springs Parks and Rec, Pagosa Springs Tourism Board and Staff.

7:30 AM - Witches (& Warlock) Fly In Hot Air Balloon
by Pagosa Adventure

Witches & Warlocks get a FREE hot air balloon ride.  All participants must register in advance through Pagosa Adventure by calling 970-946-4450.  Come costumed and ready to have a ‘bewitching’ time over Pagosa Springs! 


9:30am - Monster Dash 5k Fun Run / Walk
Presented by Wolf Song Running Adventures

Monster Dash 5k Fun Run/Walk followed by costume contest with prizes. Trick or treat goodie bags to first 100 registered participants. Click here to register.


11:00 AM - Witches on Water Paddleboarding 
at PLPOA Lake

Gather your coven and tell them not to forget their magical paddleboards! Meet up at the Pagosa Lake Dam off of Cloudcap and Park Avenue. No registration necessary. Costumes are encouraged! Come ready to have a ‘bewitching’ time on the lake! Life vests/personal flotation devices required to participate. 


1-3pm - Kid's Trick-or-Treating
(Annual event organized by Parks & Rec)

This annual event is sponsored by the Parks & Recreation department and includes loads of fun and candy for kids. Stop by and visit several stops along the way and collect candy and treats at Yamaguchi Park. Come have a Hooten good time trick or treating at Yamaguchi Park and get some candy and a good time for all! Costumes are encouraged but not mandatory. Costume contest for kids at 2pm.   


1-3pm - Costumed Pickleball Play
(Organized by Pagosa Pickleball Club)

Join in on the pickleball craze and get free candy!  Don your favorite Halloween garb and play pickleball on the new outdoor courts at Yamaguchi Park.  


1-7pm - LIVE Music
(Funk) and

Featuring two fun bands: NU BASS THEORY and Tomorrows Bad Seeds. Tomorrows Bad Seeds is the musical embodiment of surf and street culture from Los Angeles - a perfect blend of hip hop, punk, reggae, rock and soul. (http://www.labadseeds.com/)


7pm - Fireworks
at Yamaguchi Park ~ Bring a lawnchair or blanket

We are excited to light up the sky to top off the Halloween Hootenanny! 





Halloween Hootenanny Lodging Offer! Book your October 27-29th stay for the  Halloween Hootenanny directly at RiverWalk Inn of Pagosa Springs or book online at www.pagosariverwalkinn.com.  If you book 2 nights, you will get $20 off your stay (use code HWN2023). Call us at 970-264-4161 for more information.


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