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Family Friendly Halloween Happenings in and around Burlington, VT

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Ever since I was a little girl I have LOVED Halloween. Even now, I love decorating the house, carving pumpkins, coming up with creative costumes for the whole family, and giving out candy on Halloween.

What I love most about Burlington is Halloween goes beyond trick-or-treating on October 31st. There are a ton of family friendly events in and around to Burlington to take part in for the entire week leading up to the big day. For toddlers to big kids, there is something for everyone.

Here are some of the best events taking place (and hint: most are free!)

Friday, October 23, 2014

Spookyville Vermont @ Champlain Valley Expo halloween happenings3

Spookyville Vermont is a family-friendly Halloween walk through the Champlain Valley Expo, using storytelling, dance and theater, and special effects to evoke the magic of the season. The route will take you through Spookyville Manor, a mysterious old house with creepy secrets. Then it’s out into Spookyville Village, lit by hundreds of jack-o lanterns. Along the way, sneak into the classic stories of the season. Spy fairy rings and haunted statues. Brew with witches and goblins.

All ages welcome. Matinee and nighttime shows available!

Cost: $8 in advance, $10 at the door

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Halloween Fest @ Ben & Jerry’s

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Join Ben & Jerry’s at their factory store in Waterbury from 11 am to 4 pm for Halloween festivities! There will be free tours, pumpkin bowling, flavor flashback ice cream tastings, donuts-on-a-string, spooky photo ops, and gift shop sale.

Cost: Free

5th Annual Pumpkin Fest & The Great Pumpkin Walk

EJRP has teamed up with 5 Corners Farmers’ Market to bring you a fun fall festival. Join them at Maple Street Park from 4:30 pm to 7 pm. There will be food vendors selling your favorite foods, music for the entire family to enjoy, fun pumpkin crafts, storytelling by the bonfire, and the Great Pumpkin Walk, starting at 6pm. Be sure to bring your carved pumpkin to take part in this fun event. They ask that if you bring a carved pumpkin, you put your name on it and leave it at the display until 7pm when you can take it home.

Cost: Free

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Spookyville Vermont @ Champlain Valley Expo

Spookyville Vermont is a family-friendly Halloween walk through the Champlain Valley Expo, using storytelling, dance and theater, and special effects to evoke the magic of the season. The route will take you through Spookyville Manor, a mysterious old house with creepy secrets. Then it’s out into Spookyville Village, lit by hundreds of jack-o lanterns. Along the way, sneak into the classic stories of the season. Spy fairy rings and haunted statues. Brew with witches and goblins.

All ages welcome. Matinee and nighttime shows available!

Cost: $8 in advance, $10 at the door

For More Information Click Here: Click Here

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Haunted Happenings @ Shelburne Museumhalloween happenings2

Join Shelburne Museum for their annual Halloween extravaganza. Participate in holiday-themed activities as they dress in costumes inspired by nature and the world around us. Trick-or-treat on the grounds of Shelburne Museum and visit their haunted forest.

Cost: Half-off general admission 10 a.m.-1 p.m., or $7 per person ages 3 and up. Members and children 2 and under are free. General admission applies for visitors arriving after 1 p.m.

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Halloween Spooktacular and Trunk or Treat in South Burlington

Join South Burlington Rec at FHTuttle Middle School from 12 pm to 3 pm for an afternoon of Halloween fun and games! Come dressed in your favorite costume to participate in the many games and activities that we have planned. There will be a Pumpkin Walk, Halloween Carnival Games, Arts & Crafts, Bingo, Trunk or Treat and much more. This is a family event open to all ages, with prizes and special treats for all. Games and activities are geared for ages Pre-School through 5th grade.

Cost: Free

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Shelburne Halloween Parade and Trick-or-Treating

Join the fun at the Annual Shelburne Halloween Parade and festivities! Halloween Parade Presented by: Charlotte-Shelburne Rotary begins at 2 PM on Falls Road. There will be activities after the parade from 2:30 to 4 pm @ the Town Gym. There will be trick-or-treating and a costume contest. Bring a canned good donation for the Food Shelf and get a special Halloween prize! There will be music and free food @ the Fire Station

Cost: Free

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Halloween Howl

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Join Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront at Oakledge Park on October 25th, from 2 pm to 5:30 pm, for a fun & free kids Halloween event! Come in your spookiest, funniest, and most awesome costume.

Enjoy a hayride, venture through the haunted walk and trick-or-treat, decorate a mini gourd, get your face painted, or get your fortune told! The haunted walk is wheelchair-accessible.

There will also be yummy, fall comfort food available for purchase courtesy of Southern Smoke food truck.

Parking is limited in the park; there will also be a trolley ride provided from Champlain Elementary School’s parking lot.

Biking is encouraged; there will be a bike valet provided by Local Motion. Oakledge Park is reachable via the Burlington Bike Path.

Cost: Free

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Trick-or-Treat Street (Church Street)

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Enjoy Halloween on the Marketplace at Trick-or-Treat Street, presented by Northfield Savings Bank! On Wednesday, October 28 from 4-6:30pm, come to The Church Street Marketplace in costume for trick-or-treating, face painting and lots of fun for the whole family!

Activities will include: 8 outdoor trick-or-treating stations with candy and healthy snacks provided by City Market, Face painting by LITTLE ARTSY FACES Art by Kadina Malicbegovic, Photo shoot for kids, characters and local mascots, Fire truck demo with firefighters from Burlington Vermont Fire Department and safety display from Burlington Police Department, Pumpkin Painting at Burlington Paint and Sip Studio, Smoothie and popcorn making at Kiss the Cook with help from City Market, Spin art at Ben & Jerry’s – Burlington and Additional trick-or-treating opportunities at Homeport.

Cost: Free

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Friday, October 30, 2015

Halloween Party @ University Mall halloween happenings7

Join University Mall for a free family friendly party from 4:30 to 7 pm. There will be face painting, bounce house, Halloween bingo, science with Miss Vermont, Not so Scary Halloween how with Joey the Clown, Spooky Story time with South Burlington Community Library, and then Trick-or-Treating store to store from 6 to 7 pm. BurlingtonVT Moms Blog will also be there with a fun kids’ craft and handing out delicious candy from VT Nut Free Chocolates. Stop by and say hi!

Cost: Free

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Halloween Express

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Enjoy Halloween in a whole new way aboard the Halloween Express on Oct. 30 and 31 at the Burlington waterfront. This exciting new event features a Halloween party at Burlington’s Main Street Station and a spirited 60-minute Vermont Railway train ride from the station to Shelburne and back – all while taking in the season’s sights and sounds. Costumes are encouraged. All ages are welcome.

Ticketholders are encouraged to come in costume and enjoy a fun pre-boarding Halloween party one hour before their departure time. The festivities include music, and other fun activities. Kids Express trains include Halloween storytime with a train conductor. In addition, ticketholders can get a complimentary photo with their family and friends at the photo booth, with suggested cash donations to benefit the Vermont Foodbank. Locally sourced seasonal food and a variety of drinks will be available for purchase.

Kids Express Trains depart 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. and feature a family friendly environment with fun activities and costumed characters including Elsa and Olaf from “Frozen,” Batman and many more. A surprise gift will be given to kids as they exit the train.

Cost: $23 per person

For More Information: Click Here

Spookyville Vermont @ Champlain Valley Expo

Spookyville Vermont is a family-friendly Halloween walk through the Champlain Valley Expo, using storytelling, dance and theater, and special effects to evoke the magic of the season. The route will take you through Spookyville Manor, a mysterious old house with creepy secrets. Then it’s out into Spookyville Village, lit by hundreds of jack-o lanterns. Along the way, sneak into the classic stories of the season. Spy fairy rings and haunted statues. Brew with witches and goblins.

All ages welcome. Matinee and nighttime shows available!

Cost: $8 in advance, $10 at the door

For More Information Click Here: Click Here

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween Express

Enjoy Halloween in a whole new way aboard the Halloween Express on Oct. 30 and 31 at the Burlington waterfront. This exciting new event features a Halloween party at Burlington’s Main Street Station and a spirited 60-minute Vermont Railway train ride from the station to Shelburne and back – all while taking in the season’s sights and sounds. Costumes are encouraged. All ages are welcome.

Ticketholders are encouraged to come in costume and enjoy a fun pre-boarding Halloween party one hour before their departure time. The festivities include music, and other fun activities. Kids Express trains include Halloween storytime with a train conductor. In addition, ticketholders can get a complimentary photo with their family and friends at the photo booth, with suggested cash donations to benefit the Vermont Foodbank. Locally sourced seasonal food and a variety of drinks will be available for purchase.

Kids Express Trains depart 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. and feature a family friendly environment with fun activities and costumed characters including Elsa and Olaf from “Frozen,” Batman and many more. A surprise gift will be given to kids as they exit the train.

Cost: $23 per person

For More Information: Click Here

Spookyville Vermont @ Champlain Valley Expo

Spookyville Vermont is a family-friendly Halloween walk through the Champlain Valley Expo, using storytelling, dance and theater, and special effects to evoke the magic of the season. The route will take you through Spookyville Manor, a mysterious old house with creepy secrets. Then it’s out into Spookyville Village, lit by hundreds of jack-o lanterns. Along the way, sneak into the classic stories of the season. Spy fairy rings and haunted statues. Brew with witches and goblins.

All ages welcome. Matinee and nighttime shows available!

Cost: $8 in advance, $10 at the door

For More Information Click Here: Click Here

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Day After Halloween Candy Detox @ Wildflowers Studio

Join Wildflowers Studio from 10 am to 12 pm for a Halloween party the day after Halloween! Come in costume if you’d like—why not get paint on it the day after!?!? All ages welcome. No registration required, first come first served. Lots of Halloween holiday fun–AND NO CANDY!!!

Cost: $12 per family

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