Turn your search for the perfect pumpkin into a family outing at Cedar Circle Farms when you take a horse-drawn wagon ride to the fields to pick your own. Or take the costumed little ones to town festivities: store-to-store trick or treating in Bennington, Middlebury's "Spooktacular!"with games and costume parade, or Vergennes' community display of shimmering jack-o-lanterns on the town green. Billings Farm & Museum has a “not so scary” menu of fun activities, and Bradford is hosting a classical music event “The Witch and the Winds” especially for children.
The whole family can enjoy Williston’s Haunted Forest. Here community theater takes the stage to the forest when they create magic and enchantment for sell-out crowds. Visit VINS for their 6th annual “Hoots & Howls” featuring pumpkin-lighted trails with stops for storytelling, live animals, skits and puppets. And in Manchester, there's a pumpkin carving contest, corn maize and lots more.
It’s a bit spookier at the Vergennes Haunted Forest where older kids can see what crawls out of the Otter Creek after dark! In Woodstock all ages will enjoy Vermont’s most famous scary-story bard Joe Citro as he tells true tales by a campfire on the town green. At University of Vermont’s Fleming Museum the Devil Music ensemble will perform their original score to the 1902 film “Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.” And Queen City Ghostwalk is offering lamp-lighted guides tours filled with history, mystery and spooky fun.
And last but not least, the adults-only crowd has events too. The Burlington area hosts the Rocky Horror (Puppet) Show and the giddy and chilling Nightmare Vermont. Check out local newspaper and nightclub listings will more late night party ideas.
No matter what holiday, when making Vermont travel plans, use the Travel Planner to find out what’s happening. Just click “Holiday” in the Detailed Search window and find out what is happening, where and when. As a matter of fact, you may want to check right now, as more Halloween events are being added every day.