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Frights and fun

Dressed as Raggedy Ann, Cheryl Erickson and her daughter Danielle, 6, participate in the Halloween festivities Saturday at the Holden-Marolt Mining and Ranching Museum. (Paul Conrad/The Aspen Times)

Pull out the pumpkins, run around like Raggedy Ann, and snack on … squash?That sugar buzz in the air is the essence of Halloween, and kids and adults can feel it all around Aspen and the rest of the valley. A host of events Saturday brought out the ghosts and goblins to show off their costumes, carve pumpkins and eat candy.Scared you missed it all? Don’t worry, there’s more.Test your courage at the haunted house at 150 Main St. in Carbondale from 6 to 9 p.m. today. The $7 admission benefits Colorado Animal Rescue.

Or try the Basalt Recreation Department’s Halloween carnival from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Basalt Elementary School. Admission is $1.On Monday the city of Aspen will host a Halloween party from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Lewis Ice Arena, inside the Aspen Recreation Center. Admission and skate rental is free; there will be a costume contest, prizes, treats and the haunted Room of Doom. The Aspen Youth Center, also located at the ARC, will host Halloween fun and hand out candy from 3:30 to 6 p.m.Farther downvalley, El Jebel’s Blue Lake Preschool has a public Halloween carnival from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday.