The Haunted Peaks Halloween Festival Is Returning To Montana, And It's Spookier Than Ever
Every October, the beautiful resort town of Big Sky celebrates Halloween with a spooky two-day event known as the Haunted Peaks Halloween Festival. It’s a family-friendly event, has plenty of attractions for adults and children alike, and is pretty much perfect. And while this year’s festival will look a bit different due to current conditions, the community has come together to create a safe, fun, and sometimes scary affair.
The Big Sky Town Center is a collection of shops, restaurants, bars, and other attractions.
It's also the main gathering spot in Big Sky, where locals and tourists alike come together to celebrate special occasions or relax and have fun.
During the Haunted Peaks Halloween Festival, the businesses often decorate to get in on the fun.
In fact, most turn it into a competition. The annual Haunted Peaks Window Display Competition is decided by festival guests who cast their votes.
Typically, the event kicks off with a huge block party with music, food, and games...
...but this year, the event will look different. That said, it will still be a blast.
Many of the events and activities are being offered virtually. If you do come to the town center, please wear a mask (and not just the costume variety).
The festival kicks off on October 30th with day one of the Haunted Peaks Window Display Competition, Geocache Mystery, and even a virtual horror film festival sponsored by Lone Peak Cinema.
Want to enter the annual pumpkin carving competition? Just take a photo of your carved pumpkin with a battery-operated votive and post it in the Facebook event discussion feed by midnight on October 30th. The team of judges will choose a winner on Halloween morning.
Not every event is virtual this year -- guests are still welcome to enjoy the opening night party at Blue Buddha Sushi Lounge (the DJ will have a live broadcast).
Yappy Hour at The Rocks at Fire Pit Park is also in-person (and adorable) on October 31.
This year's Haunted Peaks Halloween Festival will be better than ever thanks to the community's ability to adapt.
If you've been missing community togetherness this year, this is a fantastic way to celebrate Halloween with your family safely while still having fun with your fellow Montanans.
For more information on the Haunted Peaks Halloween Festival, visit
the event page.
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