Sarah Brooks, Recreation & Events Coordinator, Town of Palisade has submitted this story on Halloween plans for Palisade.

What do Ghosts say to people looking for a fun fall family activity? “Boogie on down to Palisade for the 5th Annual Trick or Treat Street on Friday, October 23rd”. Palisade is surely the place to be when it comes to Halloween activities; from climbing on giant trucks, dressing in costume, dogs dressed like witches and wizards, trick or treating local businesses, playing games, to a hot meal at one of the downtown restaurants.

Palisade Parks and Recreation will host the 5th Annual Trick or Treat Street on Friday, October 23rd, with the event kicking off downtown Palisade at 4:00PM. The event will begin with a Touch a Truck and trick or treating downtown businesses. Kids and parents are invited to check out the display of utility vehicles and fun machines downtown on 3rd Street and Main Street from 4:00PM-6:00PM. Some of the vehicles that the little goblins can expect to see include the Powderhorn Mountain Snowcat, Palisade Fire Trucks, Palisade Police vehicles, back hoe, dump truck, old antique farm trucks, and even a Hoopie from the Palisade Historical society.

Local businesses are invited to participate by opening their doors to Trick or Treaters and handing out candy or coupons for future visits to Palisade. Palisade businesses that are located outside of the downtown area are also welcome to participate by setting up a booth or bringing in a utility vehicle, please contact Sarah Brooks at to reserve a space.

Once a year our four legged friends will tolerate wearing a Hot Dog in a Bun outfit, a witch’s hat, or even donning eight black legs to look like a giant Labrador Tarantula. These are just a few of the costumes seen at the pet parade at last year’s event. The Pet Parade will take place in the Plaza, with registration opening at 4:30PM and judging beginning at 5:30PM. There is a small entry fee of $2.00 per pet, but all pups will receive a treat bag just for participating. Bring your dog in costume or simply find a great spot to watch all the pets come through the judging line. All dogs should be leashed and current on their vaccinations.

As the sun begins to set and you think you have had your fill of candy, head over to the Palisade Gymnasium for the Halloween Carnival, which will run 6:30PM-8:30PM. The event will feature a variety of games from the most popular cake walk, bag toss, ring toss, pumpkin bowling, and pin the eye on the monster. These are just a few of the many games that can be played during the carnival.

Admission is $2.00 for kids ages 4 and older, all parents and kids 3 and under are free. Palisade Recreation is looking for volunteers to help run the game booths during the night, and of course, the event takes lots of candy, all donations are greatly appreciated. Contact Sarah Brooks to volunteer or to get involved.