There’s plenty to do in Casper for Halloween season, whether you want to hunt ghosts, learn how to look like a zombie or explore local history. A variety of events for all ages celebrate the spooky, candy-grabbing holiday.

Here’s a preliminary list of a few of them. Stay tuned at the Casper Star-Tribune as more are announced.

“An Evening with

Edgar Allan Poe”

Stage III’s “An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe” brings four of the Gothic horror author’s stories to life in all their psychological terror. The show features “The Black Cat,” “The Raven,” The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Cask of Amontillado.”

When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20-21, 26-28, Nov. 3-4 and a matinee 2 p.m. Nov. 5

Where: Stage III Community Theatre, 900 N. Center St.

Tickets: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 65 and older and students, at stageiiitheatre.org, the Cadillac Cowgirl or at the door.

Info: 234-0946, email stage3@wyoming.com or the theater’s Facebook page

Stage III’s new escape room takes place backstage in “Edgar Allan Poe’s study” Oct. 14 to Nov. 4. Round up your group of up to six and reserve a time for puzzles and cyphers, black cats and ravens, and “if you listen carefully, you may even hear the sound of a heart that refuses to stop beating.”

Ghost hunt

at the old fort

Join the Casper Area Paranormal Seekers to hunt for ghosts and paranormal activity at Fort Caspar Museum’s “Ghost Tours of the Fort 2017.” The tour is recommended for 8 and older. Dress for walking outdoors and bring a flashlight and a camera if you want. Ten spaces are available for each hour-long tour.

Where: Fort Caspar Museum, 4001 Fort Caspar Road.

When: Hour-long tours begin every 20 minutes from 7 to 10:40 p.m. Oct. 20-21 and 27-28

Tickets: $7 at Fort Caspar Museum, spaces are limited

Info: (307) 235-8462 or fortcasparwyoming.com

Meet cemetery residents

Visit prominent Casper citizens of the past during the Casper Theater Company’s Cemetery Tour. Actors portray the citizens at their grave sites and tell the stories of how they made a difference. Participants will all learn about the history of the cemetery, grave markings and symbols. The two-hour tour ends with refreshments and questions. Wear comfortable walking shoes and cameras are welcome.

Where: Highland Cemetery

When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20-21, 27-28

Tickets: $25, reservations are required by 2 p.m. the day of at (307) 267-7243

Info: (307) 247-6167 or caspertheatercompany.net

Bar Nunn Fire Department haunted house

The annual Bar Nunn Fire Department’s haunted house is back for its ninth Halloween season. Proceeds help the Bar Nunn Fire Department with equipment and training costs.

When: 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 26 to 31, open to 11 p.m. Friday, Saturday and on Halloween

Where: 1705 Sunset Blvd. Bar Nunn

Cost: $10, $5 for 12 and younger, who must be accompanied by an adult

Become a zombie

The Nicolaysen Art Museum is hosting a zombie makeup workshop that promises to teach attendees “how to look like a Walking Dead cast member in time for Halloween.” The class is for ages 9 and up.

Where: Nicolaysen Art Museum, 400 E. Collins St.

When: 9 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 28

Cost: $25 or $10 for members, register in advance

Info: (307) 235-5247 or thenic.org

Trick or treat downtown

Head downtown in costume to get some candy from local businesses during the Downtown Casper Trick or Treat the Saturday before Halloween.

Where: Downtown

When: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Oct. 28

Cost: Free

Walk the Trick or Treat Trail

Dress up and trick or treat indoors at The Science Zone’s Trick or Treat Trail. Vendor booths also are available with candy provided.

Where: The Science Zone, 111 W. Midwest Ave.

When: 3 to 7 p.m. October 28, and 2 to 2:30 p.m. for those with special needs.

Info: thesciencezone.org or (307)473-9663

Solve a murder with tea

The Historic Bishop Home’s Halloween Murder Mystery Tea brings is back with a Southern flair this year in “Gone with the Breeze.”

Solve the murder over tea and sandwiches, or dress up and read a role in the drama.

Where: Historic Bishop Home, 818 E. Second St.

When: 2 p.m. Oct. 28

Cost: $30, $10 is a tax-deductible donation to the Cadoma Foundation. Reservations are required by Oct. 26 and confirmed upon payment. Mail checks to the Cadoma Foundation at 220 East Midwest, Suite B, Casper, WY 82601.

Old-fashioned Halloween

The Historic Bishop Home Warming Halloween 1907 celebrates the historic site’s 110 years. The new event features ghost stories, the history of Halloween and parlor games.

Where: The Historic Bishop Home, 818 E. Second St.

When: 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21

Cost: $5 adults, $3 for children younger than 12

Reservations and info: (307) 237-2443 or email info@thecadomafoundation.com

Follow reporter Elysia Conner on Twitter @erconner

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