Okay, all you ghost hunters and costumed creatures of the night, get your fright on. Mammoth typically takes its Halloween very seriously … the one shoulder-season holiday when locals, including nearby June Lake and Tom’s Place, have the town to itself. This year, in addition to the traditional Trick-Or-Treat event in the trails, there’s a TON of ghoulishly good festivities to choose from:
Friday, Oct. 29 …
The Town of Mammoth Lakes gets the jump on things with its annual Halloween Carnival and Haunted House in the Village at Mammoth. Starting at 6 p.m., game tickets are just $.50 each, or you can get an unlimited wristband for just $20 that’s good for everything except the cake walk. The Haunted House takes three tickets, but for $1.50 it’s a great value if you’re looking for scare tactics!
And for the adult crowd, Hyde Lounge kicks off Intro to 2.0 with Jekyll and Hyde specials so good their scary, as well as the always terrifying DJ Rodney O!
It wouldn’t be Halloween without a midnight screening of (gulp!) “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the Mammoth Lakes Arts Center, across from the Police Station. (Scary visual: Chief Watson dressed up as Dr. Frank N. Furter, but I digress …) Suggested donation: $5.
Saturday, Oct. 30 …
June Lake Sierra Inn Halloween Party, 8 p.m. No cover charge, entertainment and prizes for best costumes!
Midnight screening of Halloween @ the Mammoth Lakes Arts Center. Suggested $5 donation.
Traditional Halloween party @ Tom’s Place Resort. Costumes, prizes, live music, fun! Book a room if you plan on going deep. 760.935.4239.
Creepy Crawl III @ the Village at Mammoth! Enjoy Halloween as it’s best experienced: in a traveling mob! Cash prizes for best costumes. Signups @ Clocktower Cellar from 7-9 p.m. Judging @ Auld Dubliner from 9-11. Prizes doled out @ Laka Spooky at midnight.
Noche de Los Muertos Halloween Party @ Whiskey Creek in Mammoth. Starts 9 p.m. Admission: FREE. Come to Whiskey Creek to Smash some Halloween Pinatas and eat some cocktail-soaked gummy worms. Giving away free drinks and dinner certificates. Best Costume $100. Smoke machine, GoGo Dancers, more.
Smokeyard reopens in the Village this weekend. On Oct. 29, they’ve got Lava Moon playing from 7-10 p.m., and on Oct. 30, the Halloween party starts at 9 p.m., with happy hour prices all night, prizes for costumes and themed drinks including the “Scary Berry!”
And Hyde Lounge brings you Redrum, with murderous drink specials, including the $10 Bucket of Blood! Dance to DJGM and Critic Recording artists Two Lost Souls, who’ll leave you swimming in a fishbowl!
Sunday, Oct. 31 …
It’s Hyde-oween, in the spirit of the spirits, with a 2010-2011 Season Pass on the line for Best Costume, AND the Mammoth debut of DJ Rockwell!
Stop by the Mammoth Lakes Arts Center for family-friendly events on Sunday, Oct. 31, at 2 p.m., prior to Trick-Or-Treating.
Trick-or-treating. That would be in The Trails, starting, oh, about 5 p.m.