EctoberFest is an annual program benefiting local charities. We use the Halloween-themed vehicles from Colorado Movie Cars to take people between Denver's largest haunted houses. The houses donate VIP access to the haunts, so you get to arrive in style, skip the line, and the money raised goes to helping kids!
The Ghostbusters ECTO-1, Resident Evil NEMESIS vehicle, or Scooby-Doo MYSTERY MACHINE will take you and your friends to five of Denver's scariest haunted houses, where you will arrive in the most amazing Halloween-style you could possibly imagine! EctoberFest participants revieve VIP access, which means you skip the lines and go straight into the haunt! Technically, you even skip the VIP line! After the haunts, you will take a trip through Downtown, where the mere sight of these iconic vehicles results in an extremely fun, unbelievably awesome commotion! Donors also recieve the ECTOBERFEST GIFT BAG, with more than $50 of merchandise and memorabilia from the program and our partners!
EctoberFest takes place on weekend evenings starting October 4 and going through November 2. Each vehicle makes two nightly runs. The Early Run starts at 6PM and the Late Run begins at 9PM.
EctoberFest 2013 is partnered with the Don't Be a Monster anti-bullying program, which utilizes the Halloween theme in a meaningful manner by educating students on the consequences of bullying, while also providing funds to organizations that promote an anti-bullying message. Don't Be A Monster presentations will be held in 10 Colorado middle schools during September and October 2013, in accordance with National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month.
Visit ectoberfest.eventbrite.com or Call (970) 692-8400.
The vehicles seat between 4 and 5 occupants plus a driver. We recommend getting your friends to help fill the car, as empty seats can still be reserved by other parties.
The 13th Floor, Primitive Fear, The Asylum, Undead, and Haunted Field of Screams!
Alcohol is not allowed in the cars at any time. Plus, of all the people we’ve taken to the haunts, drunk people are the only ones who have felt the haunts "weren't scary." Drinking ruins the scares, so maybe wait til after!
The haunts aren't recommended for anyone under the age of 13. These professional scarers mean business!
No lines! We pull up, lights and siren screaming, people diving out of the way, cameras going off like crazy, you hop out and we escort you straight to the front of the line! You get your pants scared off and it's on to the next haunted house!
EctoberFest started in 2010 under the name EctoTours as a way to take the enthusiasm and excitement generated by the Colorado Movie Cars and direct it toward helping the community. For the first few years we partnered with Children's Hospital Colorado. in 2010 we raised about $700. In 2011 we raised just over $2,000. In 2012 we set our goal at $5,000, but ended up raising more than $10,000 for Children’s Hospital.
It has always been our goal to support smaller, local charities and in 2013 we began a new rotation by joining with Don’t Be a Monster. We hope to change charities each year to help spread the generosity of our participants across the amazing state of Colorado.