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Halloween Events in Montana

Happy October! The fish are still biting, and many of the leaves have changed and fallen off the trees around Gallatin River Lodge. Whether you are a local patron or an out of town guest, we have compiled a list of the top 5 spookiest October events for the weekend to get you outdoors in our wonderful Montana community.
#5 Spookiest Event:
 Big Sky Bigfoot Conference in Hamilton, MT. Have you ever been hiking and feel like someone is watching you? Or perhaps you have gone hiking and are trying to hunt down this elusive creature. Either way, head over to the Bitterroot River Inn and Convention Center to listen to the cryptozoology community talk about Bigfoot. Perhaps we will catch a glimpse of him here at the Lodge someday! Tickets are $25 in advance and include both days of activity. Friday Oct. 21 – Saturday Oct. 22, 2016.

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#4 Spookiest Event:
 Halloween Cemetery Ghost Hunt at Sunset Hill Cemetery here in Bozeman. With SyFy’s hit series Ghost Hunters on its 12th season it’s no mystery why this event will no doubt draw a crowd. Everyone is curious about the afterlife and those weird paranormal happenings that seem to always coincide with some tragic event in years past. These expert local ghost hunters will be there will equipment and knowledge to lead you on your own ghost hunt Saturday Oct. 22, 2016.
#3 Spookiest Event:
 Bannack Ghost Walk in the historic Bannack Ghost town just outside Dillon, MT. This was a close battle for the number 2 spookiest event spot; however, with a tour guide how scary could it be? ;) Bannack was established in 1862 as a gold mining town on the Grasshopper creek. With locals leaving when the gold mining slowed down in the late 1940’s, the once vibrant town slowly dwindled till in 1950 the state of Montana accepted it as a state park. The evening walks are scheduled for Friday Oct. 21, 2016 7-9 pm and for those daring adventurers Saturday Oct. 22, 2016 9-11pm. Each tour can accommodate up to 100 people and reservations are needed.

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#2 Spookiest Event:
 Winning the spot of #2 is the Old Prison Museum Haunted House in Deer Lodge, MT. Known as one of Montana’s most haunted locations, this old prison is sure to be scary when Halloween’s touch is added. It is recommended 12 years old and up, so mom and dad grab a babysitter for those little ones before heading out! Price of admission is $10.00 and the event will run every Friday and Saturday from Oct. 21 to Oct. 19, 2016.

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#1 Spookiest Event:
 The grand prize winner is Field of Screams in Hamilton, MT. Established in 1998, Field of Screams is considered Montana’s scariest Halloween attraction. Featuring live haunters, this attraction is sure to scare your pants off! Their website advertises Depends for sale at their concession stand. Not to be upstaged by the live haunters, the Children of the Candy Corn section is sure to be a hit with the younger enthusiast. Admission for all ages is $6.00. Open October 1- October 31. Those of you checking out the Big Sky Bigfoot Convention should make the time to swing on by the Field of Screams!
Let us know how our Spooky Event winners do by posting your pictures to our Facebook  page and tagging #spookyeventGRL

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