Reno Tahoe Halloween Roundup: Oozing with Excitement

Listen up guys and ghouls of all ages; Reno Tahoe is THE place for the afterlife party!

We’ve compiled a list of some of the spooky happenings in the area. Be safe, and go on and get eerie with your bad self. Have a great Halloween weekend!

Bonnie and ClydeBonnie and Clyde Death Car at Terrible’s Gold Ranch Casino

They just don’t do bloodbaths like they used to. In a rare opportunity, see the blood-stained and bullet-hole-ridden 1934 Ford Model 730 Deluxe Sedan which Bonnie & Clyde stole and eventually died in. Also on display is the light blue western-style shirt Clyde wore on the day of his death and other Bonnie and Clyde relics. This display isn’t immortal! It closes on Christmas Eve. See a piece of American history inside Terrible’s Gold Ranch Casino west of Reno, open 24 hours.

Ghost ToursGhost Tours at the National Automobile Museum: October 23-31, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

A variety of costumed characters will breathe life into the spirits who once drove some of the vehicles at the museum. Ghost Tours are included with the price of admission; $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $4 for children 6-18. Children 5 and younger are free. Some of the spirits you’ll meet include:

  • An old racer who will talk about the wild days of racing. His memories are chilling.
  •  An old mechanic at the 76 Service Station who will share a ghostly tale of woe about dismal service provided by filling stations today.
  • An old fireman whose stories about adventures the Museum’s historic fire engine endured will rattle your bones.

Trick or Treat Street on the Circus Circus Midway: October 29

Halloween fun isn’t just for kids at this year’s Third Annual Trick or Treat Street at Circus Circus Reno. The whole family is invited to dress in their boo-tiful and scary best and come on down to the Hotel-Casino’s Midway on the Friday night before Halloween, October 29, for free candy, treats, games and drawings for great prizes as well as live remote broadcasts from radio stations Magic 95.5, Wild 102.9, KBUL and KKOH and KWYL who’ll be on hand to hand out goodies!The event, which takes place between 6 and 9 p.m., also includes a free Child ID program for children up to 17 provided by the Circus Circus Security Department.  The process is easy, the card is printed, and ready to take with you in a few minutes! On the Midway, there’ll be plenty of chills and thrills as international circus stars take the stage, including the Imperial Acrobats of China, Jr. Johns and his highly trained dogs and “Bounce,” with husband-and-wife team Svetlana Ivtchenko and Gennadiy Fedounov. “The Circus shows for that night have been scheduled so that everyone can be sure to see at least one of our world-class performances while enjoying the event,” Ridgebear said. Admission is free, but you can help out the Food Bank of Northern Nevada that night by bringing nonperishable food items. For details, call 775-329-0711 or go online to

1_nevada-day-parade-posterNevada Day Celebration: October 30, Carson City, 10:00 a.m.

Celebrate with a state so proud of its heritage we take a day off from work to party! The Nevada Day Celebration October 29-31 is commemorating 146 years of statehood in Carson City. The highlight of the celebration is the Nevada Day Parade on Saturday, honoring “100 Years of Aviation in Nevada”. You know the guy who piloted the Voyager for the first ever non-stop flight around the world? He’ll be there. The festivities will include a flyover of F-18 Hornets, F-16 Falcon and C-130 Hercules from the Nevada Air Guard. Yes, we’re kind of a big deal. People know us.

Nevada vs Utah State Football:October 30, Mackay Stadium, 1:00 p.m.

Take your family and join the spirited supports of the Pack as they take on Utah State on Saturday October 30 at 1:00 p.m. inside Mackay Stadium. After the game, head to downtown Reno for a special trick-or-treating extravaganza!

Halloween Hallow in downtown Reno – FREE family fun! October 30, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.             Trick-or-Treating locations will be detailed in a free “treasure map” to sweet treats available at many participating Riverwalk District merchant shops on Saturday, October 30. Tricks, Treats & Treasurers will kick off entertainment at the West Street Plaza with an opening proclamation and a dance, provided by Good Luck Macbeth at 5 p.m. A presentation by Kidscape productions will take the stage then the ghosts
of Joaqin Miller, Lillie Langreee, Ol’ Virginny and Julia Bullette will be “called up” to share some spooky historical Nevada tales. A spirited western shootout follows the ghostly tales then Edger Allen Poe will read his poem “The Raven.” Controlled Burn fire dancers and stilt walkers will wrap up the evening’s entertainment.

zombie crawlReno Zombie Beer Crawl: October 30, Downtown Reno

If you’re like us, when you think of zombies you inevitably picture them in a choreographed dance in the middle of the street. The King of Pop’s famous “Thriller” will come to life in the streets of downtown Reno on Saturday, October 30for the annual Reno Zombie Crawl. At 10:00 p.m. that night, after hundreds of zombies have been working tirelessly for hours to quench their thirst, there will be a massive Thriller dance off! Ridiculous costumes aren’t required but strongly recommended. Dress up as a Zombie, or a zombie victim, or a member of a zombie protection squad, or anyone who just got bit by a zombie… get the picture? The crawl starts at 8:00 p.m. and for just $5 you get a map and a bracelet that will gain you entry into the crawl bars, sign you up for contests, and entitle you to $3 (and sometimes cheaper!) drink specials everywhere! All the bars are downtown, so everything’s in walking, er, shuffling distance (zombies don’t walk like the rest of us). This is the only city in America where “Mmm, fresh brains” and “Mmm, fresh beer” can mean the same thing.

Skillet Papa RoachMonsters of Annihilation Tour: October 30, Grand Sierra Resort

The Grand Sierra Resort rocks into Halloween with an unforgettable night of four bands 8 p.m. Saturday, October 30. Making a stop on their Monsters of Annihilation Tour, Papa Roach and Skillet will headline an evening of music and mayhem inside the Grand Theatre with rockers Trapt and My Darkest Days opening the show. Tickets are $29.50, on sale now. Fans can get up close and person with the triple-platinum group Papa Roach whose tour supports the band’s latest album With Time for Annihilation. On the record and on the road, Papa Roach brings together what it does best by delivering a highly energetic entertainment package for new and old fans alike.

trick or treat autoTrick or Treat in the Street of the Auto Museum: October 31, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Museum is offering a special $2 per person admission on Halloween. The event will feature a “shoppe of oddities” and games for kids. Small prizes will be offered as game give-aways so the evening will not be focused entirely on candy.A special sweet treat of a different kind will be offered to the first 1,000 children who attend the National Automobile Museum’s Trick or Treat in the Streets. Those youngsters will be able to participate in a Book Walk then select a brand new children’s book.