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Your Essential Guide to Halloween 

Published October 23, 2014 at 1:53 p.m.

click to enlarge Haunted Happenings at Shelburne Museum
  • Haunted Happenings at Shelburne Museum

Halloween falls on a Friday night this year, which, as any parent who's tried to wake up their child on a November 1st school morning knows, is good news. The bulk of Halloween-related events happen this weekend. There are so many pumpkin lightings, trick-or-treat sessions, parades and other spooky celebrations that we compiled them into a master list.

Here's to a sweet Halloween filled with lots of fun!

  • Get your chills and thrills at the Haunted Forest at Catamount Outdoor Family Center, with multiple shows Thursday through Saturday night. Three matinees on Saturday are geared to kids 8 and under.

  • Carve and embellish your gourds with provided decorations, then warm up with a bonfire at Bombardier Park in Milton Friday night. 

  • Hoof it around Maple Street Park in Essex Junction at this costumed 5K and kids fun run Saturday morning. On Saturday evening, there’s a pumpkin fest at the park with crafts, storytelling, food and a Great Pumpkin Walk. Don’t forget your carved pumpkin to display.

  • Show your carving prowess and purchase a pie baked by a community member or local restaurant at this seasonal celebration in downtown Montpelier on Saturday.

  • Embellish a Halloween cookie at South End Kitchen in Burlington on Saturday afternoon.

This article was originally published in Seven Days' monthly parenting magazine, Kids VT.

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About The Author

Alison Novak

Alison Novak

Alison is the former managing editor at Kids VT, Seven Days' parenting publication and writes about education for Seven Days.


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