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What is Ectoberfest?

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!

What do donors receive?

The Ghostbusters ECTO-1 or Resident Evil NEMESIS vehicle 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 receive 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!

What is the history of EctoberFest?

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.

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When can I go?

EctoberFest takes place on weekend evenings starting October 3rd and going through October 25th. Each vehicle makes two nightly runs. The Early Run starts at 6PM and the Late Run begins at 9PM.

Who does it benefit?

EctoberFest 2014 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. Dozens of schools in 10 cities across the country will receive Don't Be a Monster presentations in 2014, in accordance with National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to I make a reservation?

Visit coloradomoviecars.com or Call (970)692-8400.

How many people can ride in each car?

The vehicles seat 4 occupants plus a driver. We recommend getting your friends to help fill the car, as empty seats can still be reserved by other parties.

Which haunted houses will we see?

The 13th Floor, The Asylum, Undead, Haunted Field of Screams, and Dwellings of the Dead!

Are we allowed to drink?

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!

Can I take my kids?

The haunts aren't recommended for anyone under the age of 13. These professional scarers mean business!

Will we have to wait in line?

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!

Questions? Click here to connect with us! Ectotours 2013 raised $10,750 for Children's Hospital Colorado