Every Halloween Sheridan hosts a myriad of events for revelers of all stripes and species. Want to get your pets in on the action? We got you. Fan of haunted houses? Pick from 3. Love Halloween but have to get your morning run in first? Do it in costume. A fright for every fancy is on offer this Halloween season in Sheridan.
Tricks, Treats, and Everything in Between
Muddy Paw Prints Pets Trick-or-Treat
Do you have a certain furry friend who’s filled with the spooky spirit of the season, looks great in their costume, but has a fatal allergy to chocolate? Fear not Fido; pets of all kinds are welcome to trick-or-treat at Muddy Paw Prints on October 31st from 10AM – 6PM. Prizes will be awarded for best costume & best trick; human- and pet-appropriate treats both available in abundance.
HUB International Insurance hosts a drive-thru trick-or-treat option at their location on Coffeen Ave. With the streets overrun by ghosts, goblins and ghouls of every shape and size, a drive-thru trick-or-treat may be the most prudent choice for the fearful. HUB will be passing out candy to cars on Halloween Day, from 3-5PM.
Trunk or Treat
Halloween for All: even your car. At Fremont Motor, on Halloween, kids are encouraged to trick-or-treat from the trunks of local rides and engage in games. Call in advance to get your own car in on the action, costume or not. The event runs from 4:30-6:00PM on Halloween, Oct. 31st.
Veterans’ Monster Mash
The Sheridan VA Volunteer Program provides a safe and fun-filled environment for trick-or-treaters at their 3rd Annual Monster Mash, held at the VA Medical Center on Halloween night, October 31st, 6-7PM. A great way for kids to both get candy and to give back by bringing Halloween spirit to servicemen and women of the VA. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Cruisin’s Creepy Halloween Bash
It’s only appropriate that The Sheridan Inn, Sheridan’s most haunted haunt, would host a Halloween dance party. Complete with a seance to summon the King of Rock and Roll himself—Elvis Presley—the gathering is sure to rouse revelers. Costume prizes range from cash to a stay at the Historic Inn. 21+, the event starts at 7PM on October 27th.
Luminous Brewhouse Halloween Dance Party
Luminous Brewhouse hosts its own Halloween-themed dance party Oct 27 for Famous Bands, Past & Present. Come costumed and cut a rug to oldies but goodies from your favorite musical ghosts. Live music starts at 7PM, followed by a dance party sure to raise the dead.
Weston Wineries Hocus Pocus
In the spirit of the season Weston Wineries has released a “Vampire Cabernet Sauvignon.” On October 27th, they invite you to “sip the blood of the vine” while devouring devilish hors d’oeuvres and watching a classic scary film projected on the wall of the historic building (surely home to its own host of ghosts).
Drink and food specials run from 4-10PM; film plays at 7PM.
Tasting Library Pre-Halloween Party
The Tasting Library will host another wine-centric Halloween bash October 27th from 6-9PM. Come for the costumes, stay for the vino: The Tasting Library boasts more than 100 wines available for sale, and 60 bottles on tap.
HAUNTED HOUSE HUNTING:
Boy Scout Troop 117 Haunted House at the WYO Theater
The villains of Sheridan Boy Scout Troop 117 are renowned for their ability to design labyrinthine haunted house experiences certain to test the mettle of intrepid trick-or-treaters of all ages. This year the troop will be haunting the WYO Theater, October 26-28th, from 6-10PM (Sunday from 6-9PM). Tickets can be purchased at the door for $6/person with $1 of each ticket being donated back to the theater. Info regarding the event can be found on the Troop 117 Facebook page. A kids area is available for tikes too small to be terrorized and Moms and Dads who scare easily.
Verdello’s Murder Mystery Dinner
Verdello Cooking School is hosting a horror-infused whodunnit dinner on Halloween night, Oct 31st from 6-9PM. Come in costume and witness some savagery as you chomp down on Halloween-themed haute-cuisine prepared by Chef Rockie. Prizes awarded for best costume and for successful sleuths.
Kalif Shrines’ Tunnel of Terror
The Kalif Klowns’ annual haunted house, The Tunnel of Terror, runs Oct 25-27, starting at 5PM.
A special family rate of $20 is offered, convenient for those who believe in strength in numbers and whose preferred haunted-house-formation is a huddle. Overall, a great few nights for coulrophobia (the irrational fear of clowns).
Escapade Escape Room
If you’re into escape tactics but prefer puzzles to the zombie apocalypse, take the family to Escapade, Sheridan’s premier escape-room experience. Because it’s Halloween, and sometimes there’s nothing scarier than being locked in a room full of family members.
FREAKY FAMILY FUN, ON FOOT AND OTHERWISE
Morning Mayhem Halloween Run
Sprint, saunter or streak (don’t really) your way into Halloween weekend on October 27 at the Morning Mayhem Halloween 5K Run. An accompanying 1-mile “Spooky Sprint” will be held for kids in the same location. Costumes are highly encouraged; prizes will be awarded for the best costumes amongst guys, girls and little ghouls of both genders. Show up to the Sheridan Recreation District Office by 8:30AM on the 27th to register.
Monster Dash 5k
The Monster Dash 5k in Ranchester begins Saturday, October 27th in Ranchester at the Tongue River Valley Community Center with registration beginning at 8:00am. Costumes are encouraged with a prize for the most creative idea. Our suggestion for winning the race is to bring a friend and have them chase you in the most terrifying costume you can find. You may be surprised how much faster you run when fear is right behind you. The entry fee is $5 if you pre register or $10 on race day.
Brinton Museum: Things that Go Bump in the Night
Grade-school Ghosts and Goblins will have their grisly work cut out for them at the Brinton’s 5th Annual Halloween Extravaganza on October 27th, from 2-4PM. Participants will receive a Trick-or-Treat bag and be sent on an all-things-Halloween tour of the Brinton grounds replete with prizes and scary stories. Free Admission for participants and their parents.
Downtown Halloween Parade
The Sheridan Jaycees are hosting their annual Downtown Halloween Parade on October 28th. The costume contest and parade start at 10:00am on Grinnell Plaza, followed by trick-or-treating at downtown businesses from 10:30am on; bring your costumed kiddos downtown and get a head start on filling those pillowcases. For any questions, contact Jessica Martin at 307-751-1533.
WYO Gala: Addams Family Musical
Start your Halloween weekend off right with encore gala performances of the Addams Family Musical at The WYO Theater, October 25-28, starting at 7:30PM. Featuring all local talent from Sheridan’s bustling theater scene, it’s a show not to be missed.
Salvatore Brown & Jeffrey Shanor | Sheridan Travel & Tourism