The Spook-O-Ree is an easy event to enjoy. Unlike many Scouting events, the evening is very casual, so don’t expect a set schedule of activities. You are encouraged to wander around the Spook-O-Ree and participate as you like. Whether you are coming as a pack, a den, or a family, we want you to get the most out of the evening, so we’ve prepared some tips to help you get ready!

Veteran Guide

  • Expect to be busy: there’s lot’s going on all night long, and you may want to plan your evening in advance to make sure you hit all of your family’s favorite activities.
  • Be aware that some activities don’t start until dark. The haunted castle and haunted trail require darkness to set the right mood, so they won’t be open right away.
  • Expect a crowd. Each year, the Spook-O-Ree gets bigger and bigger – more families, more activities, and more fun! There may be quite a crowd, but don’t worry, everything is designed for lots of people to enjoy each event without much waiting.
  • Expect rain or shine. We can plan out everything except the weather — make sure and watch the forecast leading up to your chosen evening and be prepared with rain gear and boots if it looks like it’s going to get wet.
  • You may want to bring extra cash. 10 tickets are included with the price of admission for each paying youth. Tickets are valued at 25 cents each. If you think you’ll want to purchase more food or game tickets, you may want to bring extra cash. A credit/debit card can be used at one of the ticket booths.

Event Guide


  • Trick or treating is the most popular activity at the Spook-O-Ree and is the first activity for most participants. You might beat the crowd by planning this event later in the evening.
  • One round of trick or treating is included as part of admission – this is so we have enough candy for everyone!
  • Present your Trick-Or-Treat Coupon at the front of the Fort; bags will be provided for those who don’t have one.


  • The Haunted Castle will open when it gets dark (between 7:30 and 8pm).  The Castle will be unavailable prior to this time.
  • While you wait for the Castle to open, be sure to visit the Spook-O-Ree Hollow Miniature Village at the Fishing Shack to see the almost-World-Famous, frightfully fun land of tiny terror!
  • The Bigfoot Safari Trail entrance is behind the Fort, next to the Amphitheater. Go through the cemetery and follow the signs.
  • Keep your eyes open to see how many Bigfoots you can spot! Bigfoot are great at hiding!
  • Keep your eyes open for the legendary cryptid: The Loveland Frog!
  • These activities may be too scary for some younger children.  Please use your own judgment.


  • Tickets are used for Midway games.
  • Tickets cost $0.25 each or 50 for $10.00. 10 tickets are included with the price of each paid admission packet.
  • There are two ticket booths. They are located at the Fort Trading Post and at the Midway.  Credit cards are accepted at the Fort ticket booth.


  • There are more than 14 different midway games, each with a varying degree of difficulty.
  • Most games cost one ticket, some cost two tickets.
  • Every game participant will receive one token, winners will receive two tokens.
  • Tokens can be redeemed at the Prize Booth for across the near the Midway.
  • Costume contest participants should stop by the booth at the Midway to have their picture taken before 8pm. The winners will be announced at the Food Court at 9pm.


  • STEM activities by the DBC STEM Committee will be featured at the Food Court both dates.
  • Magic shows by “Buck the Magic Cowboy” occur at 6pm and 7pm on 10/21 ONLY.
  • Armored Combat shows by the Order of the Pegasus can bee seen on 10/28 ONLY.


To get a sneak peek at the event, take a look at the Spook-O-Ree event map by clicking HERE or the image below.