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Hot Air Balloons and Haunted Houses: 5 Can’t-Miss October Events

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October means the leaves are falling and the air is turning crisp. But there’s still plenty of time to plan a trip with the family or a weekend getaway before the last leaf hits the ground and snow settles in.

Whether you love the thrill of haunted theme parks or the chill of live music, you won’t want to miss these five global events in October.

  1. Grand Junction Airshow

When: Sept 30 – Oct 1
Where: Grand Junction, CO

What to Expect: See the sky ablaze with breathtaking performances by a variety of talented aviators.

From recreations of notable historical events to getting up-close and personal with both military and non-military aircrafts, this two-day annual event is sure to thrill returning aviation enthusiasts and first-comers alike.


  1. Halloween Horror Nights

When: Sept. 15 – Nov 4, Select nights
Where: Orlando, Hollywood, Singapore, Japan

What to Expect: Halloween enthusiasts across the globe will get their share of screams at this annual spook-tacular event.

Attendees can view screenings of new heart-pounding horror films, make their way through terrifying haunted houses, enjoy live shows, and be haunted by creepy characters throughout the park’s multiple “scare-zones.”


  1. Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

When: October 7 – 15
Where: Albuquerque, New Mexico

What to Expect: More than 30,000 tourists a year gather to see the dazzling colors of hundreds of hot air balloons filling the sky for this week-long event.

Enjoy interactive exhibits, watch races and competitions, or camp out to relax and soak up the scenery of this picturesque display.


What is your favorite part about the #BalloonFiesta Glow? Photo credit: Angelina Peace

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  1. Austin City Limits

When: October 6 – 8, October 13 – 15
Where: Austin, TX

What to Expect: World-renowned artists will light up the stage during this two-weekend art-food-music extravaganza. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jay-Z, Ryan Adams and Gorillaz are just a handful of the must-see artists at this year’s fest.

From the Art Mart to large-scale installations to Barton Springs Beer Hall to more food trucks than you can count, this art-food-music extravaganza is sure to delight the five senses of culture enthusiasts alike.


  1. Denver Zombie Crawl

When: October 22
Where: Denver, Colorado

What to Expect: Come dressed to stalk the 16th Street Mall with fellow zombie look-alikes for this annual zombie crawl. Enjoy DJ’s and vendors starting at noon, with a parade down 16th Street at 4pm.

But if you’re new to the afterlife, don’t worry – there will be makeup help at noon to get your ready to compete in the costume contest at 3pm.


Whether you’re eager to jam out in Austin or snap pictures in Albuquerque this October, Mountain Aviation can help you arrive to your fall adventure in style and comfort. Get a quote for your fall flight today >

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