Hootin’ Howlin’ Halloween Family Fun Day
Written by Caleb Nelson on October 25, 2022
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West will throw its annual family-friendly Halloween celebration, “Hootin’ Howlin’ Halloween,” on Friday, October 28 from 2 – 4:30 p.m.
Families are encouraged to dress in costume and take part in the fun activities as they make their way through the Center’s Hub and Draper Natural History Museum, trick or treating at the various stops along the way.
Folks will find hands-on activities and crafts to complete and take home, spooky stories to listen to, and appearances by some of the live birds—particularly owls and a turkey vulture—of the Draper Museum Raptor Experience.
In one of the particularly popular parts of Hootin’ Howlin’ Halloween, participants will be able to judge the entries in the annual pumpkin-carving contest. These Jack-o-lanterns, carved by members of the Center of the West’s own staff, range from beautiful to scary and whimsical. People will be able to vote on their favorite design.
Hootin’ Howlin’ Halloween is $5 per child or $15 per family—whichever is less—and free for Center of the West members. Family Fun Days are also supported in part by a grant from the R. Harold Burton Foundation.