If you’ve lived in Colorado for any period of time you’ve come to expect snow on Pikes Peak in October. This year it seems earlier than most. And while it really doesn’t snow every Halloween, according to local meteorologist, Mike Madson, “the average high for the day is 57, the average low is 28,” parents know that when they’re planning their children’s trick-or-treating activities; a warm costume is probably a good idea!
For many Saddletree Homes residents early snow means lots of people start thinking about skiing, snow boarding, ice climbing and snow shoeing. But before the snow becomes a reality there’s a lot of October Colorado Springs events to consider.
Last weekend, Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site celebrated the Harvest Festival with free admission and lots of activities for the kids. If you missed it consider marking your calendar for these upcoming local events!
October Events in our area
October 19th-October 21st: Colorado Springs Oktoberfest! Security Service Field, from 4:00 p.m. -midnight.
A lively weekend of Bavarian fun! Celebrate fall with all of the traditional foods, drinks, contests and dancing. Don’t miss the Dachshund Dash on Saturday!
October 20th: Regional History Lecture: The Fur Trade in Colorado at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 South Tejon Street from 2:00-3:00 p.m.
October 20th and 21st: Holiday Festival; Arts and Crafts and Silent Auction benefitting Coronado High School Cougars Marching and Jazz Band, 1590 W. Fillmore, begins at 10:00 a.m. both days.
October 24th: Batman Live! at World Arena, 3:30 or 7:30 p.m.
Colorado Springs is also getting in the spirit of Halloween with Ghost Tours of Colorado Springs, Rocky Mountain Haunt Fest and the popularPhantoms of Evergreen Cemetery Lantern Crawl.
Have you been to any of these events in the past? Let us know below in the comments!