5 events creeping up in Fort Collins this Halloween night

Lyra Wiley

There’s more to Halloween than just dressing up and eating candy. Why not spend the day petting animals, painting or listening to some jammin’ tunes at Hodi’s? Whether you are watching over Halloween-obsessed kids or you are a Halloween-obsessed kid yourself, these 5 events make enjoying the spookiest night of the year a little easier. 

Halloween Night with Odell Brewing- 6 p.m. at Dungeons and Drafts on Lemay St.


 This is a chance to pass on the candy and indulge in some local brews. Halloween Night at Odell’s will be hosting a costume contest along with local tavern Dungeons and Drafts pouring Odells’ Jolly Russian, a new release. If a dark beer doesn’t sell you, an open mic comedy night is held at Dungeons and Drafts every Wednesday night until December 26th. More information can be found on Odell’s Facebook page.  

The Widow’s Bane Halloween Ball with Whippoorwill- Doors: 7:00 PM Show: 8:00 PM, Washington’s on Laporte.

Fort Collins’ newest venue will be holding a Halloween ball featuring Boulder band and headliner The Widow’s Bane and Fort Collins band Whippoorwill. The headliner’s namesake comes from the S.S. Widow’s Bane, a ship that sank in 1929 off the coast of Oregon, where the members of the house band “could be seen riding their respective instruments like rafts toward the shore,” according to the website. Costumes are highly encouraged and Katharyn Grant of Face Painting Denver will be onsite for face-painting needs.

Widow’s Bane Halloween Ball tickets are expected to sell out today and can be found at www.washingtonsfoco.com

Trick or Treat Night at Rescued Friends – 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at 1409 Grey Rock Drive.

If you’re looking for something easy and fun for everyone, Rescued Friends Animal Sanctuary will be hosting a haunted barn along with vegan candy to enjoy. You can expect to find trick-or-treat stations, s’mores and haunted walk-throughs. The event is free, but donations are encouraged. More information can be found on Eventbrite.com.

Whitewater Ramble Halloween Celebration- 8:00 p.m. at Hodi’s Half Note, College Ave. 

Whitewater Ramble, a “high-octane Rocky Mountain dance grass” band, will perform bluegrass and rock tunes to go along with everyone’s treats, with Taylor Scott Band and DJ Fullmetal as the openers. The costume contest will not be one to be missed, because the best costume gets a $100 cash prize. The event is for all ages and is $15 at the door. More information can be found on hodishalfnote.com.

Halloween ‘Paint n’ Sip’-7:00 p.m-9 p.m. at Pinot’s Palette, corner of Mason and Mountain

If you want to let the spirits flow while your creativity does as well, Pinot’s Palette will offer a Halloween ‘paint and sip’ experience. The event will offer a costume party with specialty drinks and prizes. For those artistically un-inclined, the painting will be guided by local artists in a step-by-step fashion and supplies will be included. The only thing you’ll need to bring is yourself, your friends and $35 to paint a pumpkin manor.

Lyra Wiley can be reached at entertainment@collegian.com.