"Deadweird" aka Deadwood, South
may be a small community, but the residents of this historic
old west town go all out when it comes to celebrating
started out as "Deadweird" about fourteen years ago as a
holiday program at the local school has now grown to become a night of
outlandish and interesting Halloween sights and sounds after
the casinos began holding a variety of Halloween events
including Halloween costume contests for the best dressed.
As of 2013, they now hold a
"Zombiewood" Walk as well.
Haunting in Deadwood - Spook House
A haunted attraction is held above the Wild West Casino on Main Street.
recommended for children younger than age thirteen. Check
with them for details.
Located at the Historic "Adams House" in Deadwood, visitors
will learn rare, unusual and controversial facts behind
Deadwood's haunted mansion on this enchanting guided tour.
The Black Hills Storytellers regale you with stories of
thrills and chills at the Tales of Halloween event. This is
recommended for adults and teens sixteen years and older. On Halloween
night everyone is invited to dress up in their Halloween
costumes and join them for some old fashioned trick or
treating at the Adams House.
This event featured a Halloween haunted house suitable for
the kids and includes lots of spooky games,
trick-or-treating, candy check and of course a Halloween costume contest.
Halloween Costume Contest
Residents and visitors alike are invited to don their
favorite Halloween costume for a night of spooky fun and
games, but also for chance to win big! The Halloween costume
judging is usually held between 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
followed by prizes being awarded at 10 p.m., at the Silverado Franklin
Historic Hotel & Gaming complex in Deadwood. Halloween 2007 prize money
included $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place and
$250 for third place. Not bad for having fun and dressing
Pumpkin Carving Contest
Held at the Historic Homestake Opera House, pumpkins will be placed along Main Street to be
judged, with prizes awarded at 8 p.m. The next day, participants may
bring their pumpkins to Siever Street for the annual pumpkin-smashing party.
Note - The above information was
for Halloween in 2007. For a current list of scheduled
events go to
When visiting or
investigating any spooky place be sure to
obey all local laws and always respect the
privacy of land owners and residents. Always
get advance permission to enter private
property. Never trespass on, take anything
from or damage anyone's private property.
Always show respect!