KUSA - Here's a look at 9 things coming up this weekend.
Choctoberfest – Oct. 18-19 – Denver Marriott Tech Center - http://chocolatefests.org/
Your sweet tooth will be fulfilled this weekend with more than 70 chocolate vendors on site at ChoctoberFest. Cacao lovers can indulge in a chocolate happy hour or experience a live chocolate-theme wedding. What's even sweeter is that a percentage of the profits will go to The Action Center Food Pantry. Admission is $5 and tickets start at $10.
Arapahoe County Fall Festival – Oct. 18 - 17 Mile House - http://bit.ly/1rgyTLc
Celebrate fall by stepping back in time at the 150-year-old 17 Mile House. According to Arapahoe County, the historic property served as an inn for pioneers traveling on wagon trains to Denver. The all ages free event features a scenic hayride, gold-panning and a chance to milk Bessie the Cow. Local historians will be on-site to give guided tours.
Denver Zombie Crawl – Oct. 18 - 16th Street Mall - http://eyeheartbrains.com/
Once a year, an eclectic group of the undead gather around downtown and roam the streets. This year, they are hoping to set a world record. Put on your perished best and head on over to this free event which starts at noon. Thriller dance and costume contest included. For some makeup ideas, visit our Pinterest page: http://bit.ly/1nsRkRJ
Halloween Tales and Trails – Oct. 18 - Lookout Mountain Nature Center - http://bit.ly/1F6ImPA
Celebrate the season and the outdoors with this family-friendly Halloween festival. Guided hikes will leave every 10 minutes and the non-spooky Halloween event will also have crafts, games, scarecrow building and live animals from Nature's Educators. Registration is required with suggested donation at $10 a family, $5 per individual.
Rock 'n' Roll Denver Marathon & ½ Marathon – Oct. 19 – Civic Center Park - http://bit.ly/1zjVCO0
Running the marathon? Congratulations on your hard work. The rest of us are invited to cheer on the runners who will be going through Civic Center Park, Bannock and 14th Street.
The Great Pumpkin Haul – Oct. 19 - Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield - http://thegreatpumpkinhaul.com/
If the idea of picking out the perfect pumpkin then taking your new fall friend on a 2 mile jaunt, you've probably already signed up for Sunday's event. You and your pumpkin will get to see forests, open fields,creeks, hay bales and the scenic Botanic Gardens. Pumpkin included with registration.
Flatirons Food Film Festival – Oct. 16 to 19 - Boulder - http://www.flatironsfoodfilmfest.org/
Always have food on your mind? The upcoming festival features five films about food and Colorado's favorite: craft beer. Talks, tasting and panels will also be on hand. Tickets start at $8 for adults and $7 for students.
CelebrARTE: Leyendas – Oct. 19 – Denver Art Museum http://bit.ly/1nridFr
From 1 to 4 p.m., celebrate your creativity and cultura with the family. "Leyendas" features legends passed down from the ancient Americas that are still told today. Artist Sr. Oscar Becerra Mora will be in house to help teach kids how to make cultural crafts.
Ski and snowboard at A-Basin – Oct. 17 - All Season - Arapahoe Basin - http://bit.ly/1nridFr
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area will kick off Colorado's 2014-15 ski and snowboard season on Friday. Skiers and snowboarders will be able to make turns on the intermediate High Noon trail starting at 9 a.m. Guests will take the Black Mountain Express high-speed quad chairlift to the top of the run at mid-mountain.
BONUS: History Colorado Haunted Tour - Oct. 17 - Lodo - www.historycolorado.org/
Learn about all the spooky history behind some of Denver's oldest buildings.
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