Parties, costume and lip sync contests as well as lots of candy are on tap for Halloween in Rim Country.

Pumpkin carving

and painting party

5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, Common Grounds Coffee House, 219 S. Colcord Road: Carving, painting, games, music, drinks and fun; $13 per carving seat, $13 per painting seat or Friends and Family Pack 3 for $28, all prices include pumpkin. Pre-purchased tickets encouraged, but not required.

Old Bastards Motorcycle Club bags & Trunk or Treat

5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, Native Grill, 210 E. Highway 260: Bring the kids out for a safe alternative way to Trick or Treat; all participants are asked to bring a canned food donation to help with the holidays; features a live band and a Best Dressed Cars and Motorcycle show, trophies to the winners, a 50/50 with raffle prizes to raise money for the group’s Holiday Meals for families in need

Mazatzal CASINO

Halloween Bash

9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino: A “Back to the ’80s” Halloween Bash; attendees can enter the costume contest and/or moon walking or ’80s music lip-sync competition and win a share of $1,700 in cash, must purchase a Halloween Bash ticket and be present to win and claim prize, all entries must be completed by 9:55 p.m., contests begins at 10 p.m., winners announced at midnight; entertainment/music by DJ Brent; tickets on sale now for $15. Must be 21 or older to attend. For more information or rules, visit the Players Club at the casino.

Horsey Halloween Party

2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27, Patterson Riding Stables, 272 S. Sprague Dr., Star Valley: Dress up yourself and your horse for prizes for best costumes, followed by games on horseback — $50 on school horse, $45 on own horse — to sign up, call/text Judy on 303-358-6118 or email paysonridinglessons@gmail.com.

Halloween Party

at payson elks lodge

1206 N. Beeline Highway, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30: Open to all Rim Country youngsters.

town of Payson’s

Trunk or Treat

fall Festival

6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31, Payson Event Center, 1400 S. Beeline Highway: Free, but non-perishable food donations welcome. Sponsored by Matt Crespin, State Farm agent, with candy provided by the Payson Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department; “trunk” participants will hand out the candy. To rent trunk or booth space costs $30, the deadline to reserve space is Oct. 25; participants may also display the name of business on trunk or booth. New this year are a corn maze, tractor display, photo booth and pumpkin carving contest presented by Payson Premier Dental, with cash prizes for top three winners in the pumpkin carving contest. See paysonrimcountry.com/fallfest for official details or call 928-472-5110.


Fire Department Open House

and Trunk or Treat

6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31: For space availability contact Stacy Figueroa at the PSFD or text 928-970-1863 with your phone number and email address or donation ideas.

Bruzzi Vineyard

Halloween Party

6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31, Bruzzi Vineyard, 47209 N. Hwy. 288, Young: Features food and drink, pumpkin decorating contest, pumpkin-hole tournament, cake walk, costume contest, talent show, ghost stories and s’mores by the campfire.

This is not a complete list of scheduled holiday festivities.

Contact the reporter at tmcquerrey@payson.com

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