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Yuma's Spooktacular Halloween Guide
Published on Oct 26, 2016

When the night falls over the Sunniest City on Earth, ghouls and goblins come out in search of thrills and treats each and every Halloween! This year, many local attractions and organizations are hosting family-friendly and some adult-oriented events which are sure to provide blood-curdling excitement ...

Still looking for that perfect jack o'lantern for the front stoop, or a place to take the kiddos for some jovial trick-or-treating?  The Yuma Family Pumpkin Patch will be open the entire weekend leading up to Halloween, Oct. 28 through 30 from 5 to 9 p.m., with farm animals, a hay maze, live Star Wars-themed entertainment, and much more! Then, return on Halloween Night from 6:30 to 9 p.m. for Trick or Treat Street — decorated booths handing out candy to children and adults! Admission is $5 per person, kids 3 years of age and under are free. Visit for more information.


Always a howl of a good time, Arizona State University's El Diablito Alumni Chapter presents its 16th Annual Halloween Bash under the stars at the Yuma Quartermaster Depot on Friday, Oct. 28, starting at 8 p.m. This 21 and older event is a scholarship fundraiser, and pulls out all the stops with live DJs, beer stations, and costume contests. Get your tickets now to save money, otherwise tickets are available at the door — add another $5 for no costume. Find more information at the event's official Facebook page.


Hitch a ride on a broomstick and head to Historic Downtown Yuma for a jump start on trick-or-treating! Operating during business hours on Oct. 29, the Downtown Trick or Treat provides a fun and safe environment for families while getting the chance to do some local shopping and dining. Click here for the list of participating businesses.


After the young zomboys and girls have wandered home for the evening, The Kress Ultra Lounge in Historic Downtown Yuma will open its gates to a horde of walking dead men and women for the Zombie Apocalypse Halloween Party on Oct. 29, starting at 9 p.m. Yuma's premier night club, The Kress will turn into the scariest place for adults to mix and mingle under with two floors of music and drink service. For more details on this 21 and older event, visit The Kress' official Facebook page.


Possibly the spookiest place to trick or treat on Halloween Night is the Yuma Territorial Prison, which will leave its gates open from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is just $1 per person, with hot dogs, chips, and water on sale. This event is presented by the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, in cooperation with the Yuma Police Department and several local businesses. For more details, visit the event's official Facebook page.


There's no need to sit around the campfire telling ghost stories when you can hop aboard the Yuma County Historical Society's Ghost Trolley Tour of Historic Yuma! Hear hair-raising stories of murder and mayhem from Yuma's days of olde. Step out into the dusty Pioneer Cemetery for a close-up look at all who lurk in the night. Special appearance and reading by Yuma Ghost Hunter, Dennis Quisenberry! Tour starts at 6 p.m. at the Sanguinetti House Museum and Gardens at 240 S. Madison Avenue. For complete information and to purchase your tickets online, visit or call 928-782-1842.

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