KUSA - Here's a look at 9 things coming up this weekend.

Boo at the Zoo – Oct. 25 - 26 – Denver Zoo - http://bit.ly/1ArsIZU

For 30 years, the zoo has offered kids the chance to make Halloween a truly wild experience. With more than 25 trick-or-treat stations, live entertainment and 'creepy crawl' demos the experience will be memorable. All activities are included with the price of admission. The event runs Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ectoberfest – Oct. 25 - Starts at Brooklyn's - http://www.ectoberfest.com/

When there's something strange in your neighborhood, be sure to check out the spooks in the Ghostbuster's ECTO-1. Halloween-themed rides from Colorado Movie Cars will take your group to several different haunted houses in the Denver area. The program benefits local charities, raising thousands for Children's Hospital Colorado through the years.

2nd Annual Beard & Moustache Competition - Oct. 25 - 27- Dickens Opera House http://on.fb.me/1pFqMIG

Have you been perfecting your dastardly mustache? The Boulder Facial Hair Club wants you to show off your 'stache or beard or both. Categories include best freestyle beard, best business beard, best styled mustache and a artistic 'stache competition for women. The proceeds benefit Rocky Mountain Cancer Assistance.

Ice Cream Pumpkin Carving & Costume Contest – Oct. 26 - Little Man - http://on.fb.me/1wvcvEc

With great weather in store for the weekend, the Halloween-themed party is a perfect way to enjoy weather and the season. There will be free snacks and beverages. Pumpkins available for sale in the pumpkin patch. Tools will also be provided.

Paranormal Investigation at the Grant-Humphreys Mansion – Oct. 24 – Denver - http://on.fb.me/1rosE9i

One of Denver's most historic landmarks will host a real ghost hunt conducted by a team from The OtherSide Investigations. You can join them as the visit the mansion's hot spots where activity has been detected in the past.

Old South Gaylord Oktoberfest Oct. 25 - South Gaylord Street - http://bit.ly/1ws7kTF

It's not too late to celebrate this German tradition in Denver. From 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., South Gaylord Street will feature food, music and plenty of beer. Admission is free and dogs are welcomed to the festival.

Trick or Treat Train Oct. 25 - 26 - Golden - http://bit.ly/1sUQufF

Choo chooo choooocolate! Head on over the Colorado Railroad Museum and venture full steam ahead to a town filled with treats. The Trick or Treat Train departs every 30 minutes and kids can fill their bags with goodies at the Railroad Halloween Town.

MiHiCon 46 – Oct. 24 - 26 – Hyatt Hotel Tech Center -http://on.fb.me/1z22Qrh

It touts itself as the largest Science-Fiction Fantasy Literary Convention in the Rocky Mountain Region with more than 80 authors and speakers on hand each year. The event features cosplay, gaming and anime.

World Wide Antique Shows & Sale Oct. 24- 26 - Denver Mart - http://www.findyourantique.com/

Enjoy the beauty of the past? This show features a large collection of antiques from around the world. From furniture, to jewelry and maps, a wide variety of vintage items are on sale in every price category.

9 things to do in Colorado this weekend. 9NEWS at 4 p.m. 10/23/14.


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Taxi - Call 303-333-3333, 303-444-4444 or 303-777-7777. For Uber, text an address and city to 827-222.

Light Rail - Visithttp://www.rtd-denver.com/lightrail.shtmlto plot your route

Bus - Visit http://www.rtd-denver.com/ to plot your route

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