Cave Creek Wicked to feature Halloween activities for all ages

Cave Creek Wicked, Arizona’s only all-day, all-night Halloween event, returns with an expanded list of events and activities.

The family-friendly, daytime portion of the event runs from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. while the evening costume contest pub crawl runs from 7 p.m.-2 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31.

Exciting new additions include talented teens from around the community performing throughout the daytime portion of the event. The Rock the District performers, six bands and musicians throughout the day, draw big crowds and will be featured at Local Johnny’s, Big Earl’s Greasy Eats and Frontier Town on the west end of Cave Creek, according to a press release.

For bikers, Cave Creek Wicked brings Gears & Ghosts, a costumed bike ride that starts at 3 PM at Flat Tire Bike Shop, which is located at 6033 E. Cave Creek Road. The ride is to make five stops: ­ Flat Tire Bike Shop, Grotto Café, The Horny Toad, Janey’s and Bryan’s BBQ.

Thirty minutes are to be spent at each stop, the release stated. The ride will conclude at Flat Tire Bike Shop at 6 p.m.

In addition, a haunted house sponsored by Pinnacle High School Key Club, will debut in Frontier Town during the event as well.

Daytime activities include:

  • Community-wide trick or treating
  • Horse costume and pet costume contests
  • Petting zoo at Black Mountain Feed
  • Adaptive Force Dance Studio Thriller dancers (Frontier Town)
  • Rock the District teen bands/music
  • Arts and crafts (Frontier Town)
  • Fire and police fun
  • Duck races @ Pink Cadillac
  • Kids’ costume contest (Frontier Town)
  • Margarita garden and taco stand at El Encanto
  • bounce house, face painting

For the late night costumed crowd, board a complimentary fun bus that continuously loops to and from the town’s top saloons for wicked staggered costume contests, specialty themed cocktails and prizes. The saloons and times are:

  • 7 p.m. Big Earl¹s Greasy Eats
  • 8:15 p.m.:   Smokehouse
  • 9:30 p.m.: Buffalo Chip Saloon
  • 10:45 p.m.: Harold’s Corral
  • 12 p.m.: Rodehouse

Stops also will be made at Hogs and Horses and the Hideaway Grill.

For more information, visit or call 602-400-3330.

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