Slideshow: 7 Frightening Halloween Festivals

Emma Crawford Festival

  • When: Oct. 26
  • Where: Manitou Springs, Colo.
  • How Much: Free to watch

Coffin racing may sound like a macabre tradition, but the peculiar event is a celebration of the town's resident spirit, Emma Crawford. Teams participating in the Emma Crawford Festival race through the streets of downtown Manitou Springs carrying or wheeling a coffin with their "Emma" inside. The first three teams to cross the finish line and the team with the best-looking Emma all win trophies.

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