Whether you're trickin', treatin', dressing up, or eatin'........Halloween is here in just a few days. Things looked bleak for a while and it seemed like COVID-19 was going to wipe out a lot of planned activities. But we actually ended up with a decent collection of holiday events around Missoula. Here's a handy list of fun stuff you can take part in for Halloween.

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FOR THE KIDS

CANDY CRAWL @ SOUTHGATE MALL (10/31)
Goblins and Ghouls, you are invited to join us for a Candy Crawl on Halloween! Come dressed in your best costume and ready to collect all your favorite treats.

**Located inside the former Lucky's Market Building (enter via Brooks Street entrance). There will not be any trick-or-treating inside the mall.

*CDC-approved masks required

COVID-19 Precautions: masks required · limited capacity · socially distanced · hand sani stations · contactless trick-or-treating.

ZACC PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST
You know you’re probably going to carve a pumpkin this year anyway, so why not try to make it the BEST PUMPKIN EVER? We want to see the most inventive, unique, wild, scary, and totally nuts jack-o-lanterns that Missoula has to offer. Entering your pumpkin in our contest is easy, just snap a photo and fill out this super fast form.

We’ll judge the entries on All Hallow’s Eve eve, and announce the winners that day! Best in Show and three runners-up will receive ZACC certified (totally impressive) ribbons, bragging rights, and their pumpkins featured on our social media. Start stabbin’ them gourds, Missoula!

BOOTOWN CHURCH (ZOOTOWN CHURCH) TRUNK-OR-TREAT (10/31)
We know how hard this season has been on our families, friends, community, and children and we want to do something about it!

If you have little ones please "drive-thru" our parking lot of 20 socially distanced and decorated automobiles!

Candy will be distributed by masked and gloved volunteers who have come together with one purpose, to make your evening with your family extra special, and a little bit easier.

We're currently looking for people who would like to decorate their car, truck, SUV, horse-drawn buggy, etc, and hand out candy to families who attend.

If you would like to get involved but don't want to decorate and park a car, we're looking for help with guide traffic flow and or donations of SEALED party-sized bags of candy to help ease the burden on volunteer automobiles.

We cannot wait to see y'all there!

BIG SKY ARCADIA HALLOWEEN BASH & COSTUME CONTEST (HALLOWEEN WEEKEND)
Happy Halloween! Come celebrate Big Sky Arcadia’s one year anniversary with 20% off games all Halloweekend long.

Enter in the costume contest for a chance to win a Nintendo Switch!

*contestants must purchase min. $15 play card, be in costume and wear a mask. Finalists will be posted on our Facebook page November 6th.

SPOOKY SKATE @ GLACIER ICE RINK (10/31)
Join us for a socially-distanced version of Spooky Skate!

This year, skating will take place on the outdoor rink at 5:30 and 7 pm. Costumes are encouraged and we will hand out candy to the boys and ghouls in attendance. Each skating session is one hour in length and attendance is capped at 46 skaters.

Admission is $5 and skate rentals are $2. Online registration will open at 8 am Saturday, October 24.

Visit glaciericerink.com for registration information and our COVID policies.

YOUTH HALLOWEEN PARTY @ WESTSIDE LANES (10/31)
HALLOWEEN PARTY FOR YOUTH! 4pm-8pm, $20.00 per person. Includes: Thunder Alley Bowling, Halloween videos on big screens, 2 games of bowling, 2 slices of pizza, or hot dog and chips, medium soda, each child receives trick or treat candy! Best costume contest! (no more than 5 per lane, masks must be worn the whole time.

FOR THE BIG KIDS

DRAUGHT WORKS HALLOWEEN "PARTY" (10/31)
We’re pretty bummed we can’t throw our usual Crappy Halloween Costume Contest this year, but we still want to celebrate spooky season with y’all.

Dress in your Halloween BEST and get to the good hood on Halloween night, October 31st! Our haunting host with the most will be awaiting your arrival, and ready to determine if you’ve done enough dressing up to earn a FREE BEER!

NOTICE OF ELIGIBILITY: Costume must be a heckuva lot better than this event graphic to qualify. Must be 21+. Limit one per person. Eligible for in taproom and to-go purchases as well.

A CRANKY HALLOWEEN PARTY @ CRANKY SAM PUBLIC HOUSE (10/31)
Come celebrate Halloween on a full moon Saturday night! 2020 can't bring down our Halloween spirits, so come honor the ghoulies and gobbies while enjoying delicious craft drinks.

8:30 PM: Costume beer run! Limited sign-up, $5 per person includes a 16oz Cranky Sam Brewing Oktoberfest. Race is 4 laps around the block. Killer prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place! Stop in or send us a message for more details and to sign-up, payment must be made in person.

We will be tapping our first firkin! This party will be the kick-off for our firkin (or cask) series. Each of our firkins will be delightful experiments in adding far-out and scrumptious ingredients to Cranky Sam Brewing beer. Our first firkin will feature our Golden Belgian Strong on pumpkin spices!

Costume contests for Funniest, Sexiest, Scariest, Group and Overall with great prizes.

Instagram contest for costumed pics taken with the Hidden lady and tagged with #HiddenLadyHalloween!

Find the wandering Foam Fortune Teller to have him read your future within your beer foam!

***The party will be closely adhereing to social-distancing and Mask rules outlined by the Missoula Health Department. As such, space inside will be limited. Please prepare to follow the guidelines, we appreciate your help!***

FOR THE PETS

HOWLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST (UNTIL 10/31)
Starting Monday, Oct. 26,2020 show off your furry friends' best costumes at Unleashed and be entered into our first annual Howloween costume contest.

Winner will be chosen on Oct 31,2020 by 9 p.m.

Winner will receive a half day of daycare, a custom professional photo shoot and a 1-hour training session with our personal trainer. (Worth over $150!)

Winner will be featured in our December newsletter and receive a special doggy Howloween bucket and have special bragging rights.