Experience The Black Hills

Join in the spirit of Halloween during your stay at Comfort Suites by taking part in one of these fun Halloween events in the Black Hills through

Scare in the Square

Located in downtown Rapid City, Main Street Square puts on an annual Halloween celebration that has become a beloved tradition in the community. Scare in the Square takes place on Saturday, October 26th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and is held in conjunction with the Downtown Rapid City Business Group’s Downtown Trick-or-Treat event, with both events being free to participate in. This is a great outing for children of all ages, and children and parents alike are encouraged to wear costumes and bring trick-or-treat bags to collect their bounty of candy. Maps will be handed out in Main Street Square that outline participating downtown businesses. Learn more on the Main Street Square website.

Safe N’ Sweet Trick N’ Treat

Rapid City’s popular fairy tale park, Storybook Island, opens its gates on Saturday, October 26th from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to allow little ghouls and goblins to collect candy from superhero and princess characters. Train rides will also be given, and hot cocoa and apple cider will be available for purchase to keep those hands warm during your excursion. Admission is only $3 per person, with the funds going towards keeping the park admission-free for families throughout the summer months.

Sip and Paint: Pottery Edition

Get in touch with your artistic side with Pottery 2 Paint’s event at Prairie Berry Winery, located right outside of Hill City, on Saturday, October 19th from 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. A private wine tasting, a complimentary glass of wine and all the materials you need to make a ceramic votive candle holder (decorated however you choose, but why not go with a Halloween theme?) that you can either gift or treasure for years to come.  Learn more and purchase tickets here.


If you’re the kind of person who starts planning their Halloween costume in June, then Deadweird is the perfect event for you to show off your creation! Those from near and far come to this annual gathering in Deadwood, SD to display costumes of all kinds, from spooky to hilarious and everything in between, with prizes being awarded to those that really bring their “A” game. This year, the fun kicks off on Friday, October 25th with the 7th Annual Monster Ball, taking place at the Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Prepare to dance the night away to live music, and make sure to put in your vote for that night’s best costume! Deadweird continues on Saturday, October 26th with a costume contest at the Silverado-Franklin, where more than $10,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to the best costumes in many different categories.

All events during Deadweird are free to attend, and if dressing up isn’t your thing, don’t fret – you can have just as much fun out of costume! Click here to learn more about Deadweird and view photos from last year’s festivities.

Paranormal Investigations of the Adams House

What better way to get in the spirit of Halloween than by joining in on a paranormal investigation of one of the Black Hills’ most haunted sites? Night vision cameras, full spectrum cameras, periscopes, laser grids, EMF meters and more will be used to explore the historic Deadwood site. Investigations will be held on Friday, October 4, Saturday, October 5 and Friday, October 11 at 6:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Participants must be at least 12 years old, and those ages 12 through 16 must be accompanied by an adult. You’ll also have the opportunity to get a psychic reading done, with readings occurring after each tour. Click here to learn more and purchase tickets.

After joining in on one of the festive Halloween events in the Black Hills, return to your warm, cozy room at Comfort Suites and keep the fun going by watching some scary movies! Happy Halloween!