Goblins, Grossology and Ghost Hunting, OH MY!

Halloween events in Montana

Throughout the month of October in Montana, there are so many ways to celebrate one of our favorite holidays.  To ensure you and yours get out and about with the goblins and ghosts, our team at the Last Best Place real estate office in Big Fork, Montana has scoured the state to find fun and festivals for all to enjoy.

Read on to learn about all the Halloween events happening throughout the month, the most haunted town in Montana, where to take a class in “Grossology,” and how to find the perfect haunt that matches your notion of Halloween.

Big Sky Paranormal Conference

October 1 – 2, 2022

Philipsburg Theater

Philipsburg, MT

Calling all ghost hunters.  Pack your bags for the weekend to meet with paranormal pals like you.  This first annual conference brings some of the best in the industry to share ghost stories, ghost hunting equipment, and goblins in dress.  Learn tricks of the trade and get treated to a weekend in one of our favorite Montana towns.

Art Walk! Spooky Billings Buildings

October 7, 2022

Da Vinci’s Workshop

Billings, MT

With a title like that, you can expect to be spooked!  This one is all about art with a spooky twist.  Do your holiday shopping early and take home a treasure created by local artists.  Or make your own at their Art Making Table.  They will have all the supplies and snacks to share as well. Be sure to get a raffle ticket for your chance to win a $200 custom piece of art by Doodle Dan!

Halloween at Clydesdale Outpost

October 7 – 31, 2022 (Friday & Saturday Nights)

Kalispel, MT

It’s a spooky scene with haunted hayrides, pumpkin patches, and pictures of some of the most beautiful equines on Earth!  Please make your reservation now for a spooktacular ride through their haunted forest!

Queen City Oktoberfest

October 14 – 16, 2022

Queen City, MT

Rock and roll for three full days in Queen City as they celebrate this first annual Oktoberfest.  It’s jam-packed with festivities that include a Rough Stock Rodeo, Craft/Trade Show, Antique Car Show, and music throughout it all!  Sip some local brews and support the celebration this year.

The Great Halloween Hustle & Street Mile Race

October 27, 2022

Granite Health & Fitness

Billings, MT

Run for fun or walk and wander in the 5K run/walk race or street race across from the Yegan Golf Club in Billings. Both courses are paved or on roads and paths, and there’s a party at the finish line!  Awards for best times and BEST COSTUMES … so dress your best and bring your buddies too.  This is a fundraiser for the city’s high school cross-country teams to support their travel costs to competitions.

Halloween Carnival
October 28, 2022

Children’s Museum of Montana

Great Falls, MT

Tons of tricks and treats await kids of all ages at the Museum’s annual Carnival.  From a classic cake walk to karaoke and kids’ games galore, there’s plenty of fun at the oldest and largest children’s Museum in Montana.

Haunted Peak Halloween Festival

October 28 – 30, 2022

Big Sky Town Center

Big Sky, MT

Calling all Mini Monsters. Bring your folks to enjoy a full day of festival fun throughout downtown, where the merchants go all out to display Halloween décor.  Brave a few blocks of terror and treats during the Haunted Peak 5K. Rock out at the Mini Monster Mash and Costume Competition. If you are into Geocaching, this weekend is for you. Solve the clues and win hidden prizes along the way. And be sure to bring your furry friend dressed up for the Yappy Hour costume contest for people and pets.

Family Grossology

October 29

Museum of the Rockies

Bozeman, MT

Moms, Dads, and Mad Scientists unite!  This is a must-do for anyone nuts about creepy crawly slimly things.  Head to one of the most original ideas for a Halloween Party!  During the afternoon, you will visit with scientists from the museum and local organization as you tour the halls (costumes encouraged!).  Participate in chemistry experiments, touch creepy crawly critters, and if you can stomach the stuff at all the gross stations, you will be rewarded with a bag of treats to take home.

Run for Your Life! 5K

October 29, 2022

MSU Football Stadium

Bozeman, MT

Sign up for their 5k along the southside trail system, and streets, the Kid’s 1k Fun Run around the MSU Football Stadium, or their Virtual event where you can run from anywhere and the distance of your choice. Runners, walkers, rollers, strollers, and dogs are all welcome! And it’s all a benefit for the Help Center’s 24/7 crisis and suicide prevention services.

The Farmer’s Daughter’s Fibers

Halloween Party

October 29, 2022

Great Falls, MT

Potions, parties, and passion may unfold for you as the Farmers’ Daughter’s Fibers gather with goblins and ghosts in Great Falls.  Go to the website now to sign-up for a Tarot Card reading that will chart the path to your future!

Trick or Treat on Mainstreet

October 30, 2022

City Hall

Three Forks, MT

Here’s another spot to wear your favorite costume and collect goodies.  Stroll through town from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm and visit the local establishments for tricks and treats!

Laurel Chamber Halloween Carnival

October 31, 2022

Laurel Middle School

Laurel, MT

Free fun for all awaits you and yours at this annual event. From costume contests to carnival games and candy, it’s a festive celebration you don’t want to miss!

Bighorn Halloween

October 31, 2022

Old Hwy 10

Bighorn, MT

This town celebrates all day long and into the night with Halloween-themed food, music, and more.

Hardin Halloween

October 31

The Depot & Downtown

Hardin, MT

The Hardin Chamber of Commerce invites you to the Depot during the downtown trick-or-treating event from 4:00 -6:00 pm. Come warm up with cookies, coffee, and cocoa and take a photo in front of their Halloween-themed backdrop!

Yellowstone Car Collective Trunk or Treat

October 31, 2022

All American Pharmaceutical

Billings, MT

Come check out their cool rides filled with candy for young and old.  It’s a dress-up event hosted by the YCC that loves to do fun things like this to support the community.

Where is the Most Haunted Town in Montana?

This story is creepy!  Whether you are a ghost hunter or not, there’s a good chance that a few old ghosts may haunt you day and night when you visit Virginia City, MT!

It’s a tourist town that walks the talk about its paranormal activity that brings folks here from around the globe.  Ask any local about what to look for and they will tell you …

  • A man in a Civil War Coat smoking a cigar
  • A woman and her child wandering up and down the street
  • Bars that beckon one to take pictures to spot the orbs of yesterday.

It’s all there, and you can read the whole story from our friends at Montana Talks radio!