Every city offers its own unique Halloween celebrations, often catering to kids and families with a safe and fun alternative to trick-or-treating. Sierra Vista is no exception, as there are annual Halloween festivities in town guaranteed to fright and delight every member of the family.
If you’re looking for more adult-themed Halloween outings, you might take a short trip to Bisbee or Tombstone to catch the fun these areas have to offer. Just remember to assign a designated driver or book local accommodations to keep your celebration safe for everyone involved.
To start planning for your Halloween fun, read on for a look at the local events you won’t want to miss this year.
Haunted Asylum at The Cove
If you’re the type who loves scary movies, haunted houses, and jump scares, then the Haunted Asylum at The Cove will be your ideal Halloween destination. This haunted house attraction is open to everyone, though it is not recommended for children under 5 years of age. It is designed to be scary, so you can expect loud noises, flashing lights, and fog machines.
Admission for the Haunted Asylum is $4 per person, or $2 with a canned food donation for the local food bank—visitors should bring two non-perishable canned food items to receive discounted admission. Asylum tours will be taking place on Halloween from 5-10 p.m., and each tour lasts for about 10 minutes.
Annual Halloween Fall Festival
The Annual Halloween Fall Festival can easily be combined with a visit to the Haunted Asylum, as the two venues are just a short walk from one another. The Festival is a more lighthearted event with fun for the whole family in store. There will be candy and prizes along with costume contests, games, and tons of activities hosted by local businesses and organizations. This event is the perfect alternative to trick-or-treating, as it is a hosted in a safe environment designed for family fun. It will take place at Veterans Memorial Park from 5-8 p.m. on Halloween night, and it is free for the whole family to attend.
Bisbee Halloween Party
On October 26th , those seeking a more adult-themed Halloween should head to Bisbee for the annual Bisbee Halloween Party. There is an outdoor street party in front of the Copper Queen, which will have an admission fee of $10. Proceeds will go towards local preservation causes. Gates for the party open at 8 p.m., though many guests will get a head start on the fun with some bar hopping in downtown Bisbee. With an array of historic bars and restaurants, there is no shortage of local culture to take in as you show off your Halloween costume around town.
There will also be a free live performance of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow hosted at Bisbee’s Vista Park, so you may want to arrive in town early to catch the show. It will begin at 5:30 in the park.
Tombstone Halloween Party
On October 25th and 26th , you can enjoy some old-fashioned fun with the Tombstone Halloween Party hosted at Doc Holliday’s Saloon, which is located in the heart of Tombstone. The event will kick off at 8 p.m. each night, and there will be costume contests both evenings.
Sierra Vista Pumpkin Patch
Don’t forget about carving jack-o’-lanterns as part of your Halloween fun! Pick up your pumpkin at the Sierra Vista Pumpkin Patch hosted by Sierra Vista United Methodist Church. Pumpkins are in the field between Sierra Vista UMC and IHOP, and there will be thousands of locally grown pumpkins to choose from in all shapes and sizes. The pumpkin patch opens on September 26th , and it will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily through October 31st . Special storytelling events will also be hosted for school and daycare groups throughout September and October. Proceeds benefit the Sierra Vista United Methodist Church Youth Group as well as the Navajo Indian Reservation, where the pumpkins are sourced. You can also volunteer to help unload the pumpkins, with shipment days taking place on September 25th and October 9th .
Living in Sierra Vista, you will find that there is never a shortage of community events and local culture to enjoy. If you are considering moving to this vibrant, family-friendly city in Southern Arizona, call Castle & Cooke to find your next home. We offer both move-in ready and build-to-order homes in three distinctive neighborhoods throughout Sierra Vista and Fort Huachuca. Call us at (520) 378-5110 or visit our website to learn more.