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Two dinosaurs trick-or-treat on the Town Square in 2019. Photo: Nick Sulzer // Buckrail

JACKSON, Wyo. — Halloween is this Monday and in addition to the annual trick-or-treating on the Town Square, there are tons of events and opportunities to get into the spooky season spirit here in Jackson Hole and Teton Valley Idaho.

Photo: Nick Sulzer // Buckrail

Saturday, Oct. 29

Something Wild This Way comes Dog Parade

The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce is hosting a number of events this weekend; first up is a dog costume party and walk. Co-hosted by PAWS, the event is from 10-11 a.m. at the Teton County Fairgrounds in the Rodeo Arena. Organizers are asking participants to park in the west lot at the fairgrounds and to bring a leash. Games, prizes and cute photos are guaranteed.

Little Shops of Horror

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Chamber will host a community Halloween event. Entertainment, crafts, art, music, booths, food and drinks will all be served at the Back Lawn of the Teton County Fairgrounds.

The Kid’s costume contest is at noon followed by the first annual trick or trunk; an opportunity to trick or treat with the community. Everyone is encouraged to dress in Halloween style.

Halloween Concert

On Saturday afternoon, the Jackson Hole Community Band will perform its annual Halloween Concert at the Walk Festival Hall. The program will include The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, In the Hall of the Mountain King, Night on Bald Mountain, plus music from Ghostbusters, The Addams Family and more. The concert is free and begins at 3 p.m. Teton Village merchants will provide trick-or-treating for kids after the concert. Grand Teton Music Festival is a sponsor of the event.

All Hallows Eve Ghost Town Ball

Save your energy for Saturday night for the All Hallows Eve Ghost Town Ball at the Heritage Arena from 6-10 p.m. The theme is scary western, all ages are welcome but the night is geared towards older kids and adults with spooky decorations and added fear factors. A surprise guest will be there and an adult costume contest will also be held at the event. Attendants are encouraged to bring their carved pumpkins to light up the night. carved pumpkins are encouraged. Tickets are $20 and available here.

Monday, Oct. 31

Trick-or-Treating on the Town Square

From 3-5 p.m. on Halloween, visit Town Square businesses for the annual trick-or-treating event hosted by The Chamber. Most of the businesses around the Square will be participating with spooky decorations, elaborate costumes, and sweet treats.

Death in Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks tour

Jackson Hole EoTour Adventures is offering a special Halloween tour exploring the spookier sides of both Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. From cowboy justice to improper use of hot springs, come learn about the macabre in Yellowstone this Halloween.

Trick-or-treating in Driggs

From 3-5 p.m. on Halloween, trick-or-treating will be held at participating local businesses in downtown Driggs. Don’t miss the Kid’s Costume contest at Mugler Plaza, next to Teton Thai, at 4:30 p.m. The winner will receive a gift certificate to Corner Drug and a $25 cash prize.

Fourth annual Driggs Scarecrow contest

The 4th Annual Driggs Scarecrow Contest is underway through Oct. 31. Presented by Downtown Driggs Association, businesses and nonprofits have created unique scarecrows on display around town. Vote for your favorites in all four categories at downtowndriggs.org or camera phone scan voting badges on participating scarecrows.