Main Street Granby is ready to get ghoulish |

Main Street Granby is ready to get ghoulish

Pumpkins perch on hay bales in front of the Rocky Mountain Roastery and Destination Granby on Oct. 7.
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In preparation for the most haunting of holidays, Granby has several Halloween-themed events planned. Destination Granby continues two of its annual traditions — a scarecrow competition and Trick or Treat Main Street.

The scarecrow competition started Oct. 11, at which time Destination Granby will start collecting votes through their website and social media. It runs through Oct. 28 and involves businesses on main street and around town creating their own field guardians. The organization will announce winners Nov. 4. 

Lauren Huber, executive director of Destination Granby, said the prize for winners, besides a plaque, is bragging rights. The theme for this year’s crop of scarecrows is Monsters of Main Street.

“We really like to leave it open to their interpretation and just pick a fun theme that people can get creative with,” Huber said. “That’ll be part of the fun, … seeing what people decide to do.”

Registration closed Oct. 9.

The Trick or Treat Main Street event from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 28 will feature “Granby’s little goblins and ghouls” collecting candy from tables set up by local businesses along Agate Avenue. Huber said it draws a lot of participation — over 500 trick-or-treaters came down last year.

“To see everyone downtown and out walking around and dressed up, it’s just really the cutest event of the year,” Huber said.

Businesses can sign up on Destination Granby’s website to make sure they are included on the candy map and in promotions. 

Huber mentioned other events in and around Granby that her organization helps promote, such as Sun Outdoors’ pumpkin patch event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 15 featuring live music, face painting and — of course — pumpkins. 

“It’s a really awesome opportunity that they’ve opened up the property to the community and throw this event,” Huber said. “This is now their second year doing it, and they’ve had a really great response doing it.”

The YMCA of the Rockies’ Zombie 5K was on Oct. 8 and the Moffat Road Railroad Museum’s Haunted Train event will unfold from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 31.

Elsewhere in the county, Grand Lake has its Creepy Crawl scavenger hunt from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 28, Kremmling will put on its Town Square Scare from 1-5 p.m. on Oct. 15, and Cooper Creek Square in Winter Park will have a Halloween Bash from 4-6 p.m. on Oct. 29. All three events feature trick-or-treating and more.

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