Halloween Haunts Around Town


Next Thursday is Halloween, and while a Thursday may be a tough night to celebrate a holiday, that’s why places all over town are celebrating Halloween this weekend and into next week. From parties to haunted houses, there’s a chance for everyone to don costumes and consume candy to their heart’s content.

Trick or treat?

Stock up on all things sugar at Mursell’s Sweet Shop or Yippy I-O Candy Co. Whether its gummy treats or chocolate sweets you’re after, there’s an endless array of sugar for your sweet tooth at either establishment. If cookies are more up your ally, Persephone and Picnic have been stocking Halloween-themed cookies and treats right beside the register.persephone halloween

Jackson Whole Grocer is your one stop shop for all things Halloween: pumpkins, candy, treats and more! Today, from 4-6 p.m., the JWG Monster Bash will include in-store trick-or-treating, cookie decorating, pumpkin painting, costume contest and festive samples.


Kick off your Halloween spirit with a Halloween show at the Jackson Hole Playhouse, hosted by The Adams Family. Start with a spectacular dinner featuring festive harvest foods at 6 p.m., followed by the live show at 7:30 p.m. The show has started and will run through November 2. Call 307-733-6994 to make your reservations–the Jackson Hole Playhouse is dying to hear from you!

Tonight is Teton Habitat’s 7th annual HalloWine Party at Moe’s Original Bar B Que. Deemed THE Halloween event in Jackson, $20 at the door gets you all you can drink wine, free food and access to an incredible silent auction. This silent auction features items for libations, adventures and awesome gear. DJ’d by the folks at KHOL, the event will feature a wine tasting, brews from Grand Teton Brewing Company and a costume contest. Prizes will be given for: best in show, scariest, best couple, best group and best creative theme, judged by local celebrities. Starts at 8 p.m.hatch halloween

Follow up the Friday night fun with Hatch Taqueria & Tequilas’ Day of the Dead Party on Saturday. DJ Official will be spinning the tunes at this no cover event. Get $3 tacos and drink specials, a tequila tasting, prizes and more. Costumes are encouraged, but a face painter will also be on hand. Starts at 10 p.m. If you’re in Alpine this weekend, head to the Melvin taproom for unforgettable Halloween party Saturday night. Hit the dance floor to the beats of DJ Cut la Whut, enjoy Melvin beer specials and spooky cocktails. Starts at 8 p.m., and there will be a prize for the best zombie costume!

Celebrate Halloween night (October 31) at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. This Halloween Hoedown features live music by Sam Riddle Experience. There’s no cover for this party, and come in costume for a chance to win the crown of the costume contest. Music starts at 9 p.m., and you won’t want to miss the $2 Fireball shots. And November 1, if you still haven’t had enough of Halloween, Hole Bowl is throwing an 80s Halloween costume party featuring live music by 86. This party is for the 21 and over crowd only, but there’s no cover charge! Starts at 8:30 p.m.halloween party

Family fun

Looking for a thrill this Halloween season? Vertical Harvest is the spot with their haunted greenhouse tours. Families and kids can get scared out of their socks from 3-5 p.m., while teens and adults should opt for the 7-10 p.m. time slot. A $10 donation is suggested. On Halloween, trick or treat on the Town Square from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Presented by the Chamber of Commerce, kids of all ages (and kids at heart) can participate in a costume contest at 4 p.m. sharp.




About Author

Raised in the land of casseroles and deep fried cheese curds, Sam Simma left rural Wisconsin for the mountains of Wyoming in summer 2012. Her appetite for adventure is the only thing that rivals her passion for food. She has always used writing to document and critique her travel and dining experiences. Her warmest memories among family and friends have been associated with the food that was at the center of the occasion. From staging cooking shows with siblings to perfecting turtle brownies with her dad, today Sam enjoys connecting people over food by hosting cookie decorating parties, wine pairing nights, and Midwest-inspired potlucks. A dessert fanatic, she has come to impress friends and family with key lime pies, Oreo bon bons, and Snickers ice cream cakes that are far simpler than they could ever imagine. Shhh! Don’t tell.

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