Things to do this weekend…Halloween Events!

If you and your friends/family are looking for something spooky to do this weekend, here are some ideas!  I went through the Seven Days Calendar & chose some events in the greater Burlington (VT) area that are Halloween-themed, to help you get in the spirt of things!  Enjoy!

Saturday, October 30th:

Festival of Pumpkins – Hundreds of glowing jack-o’-lanterns light the way for costumed characters at this Halloween and trick-or-treat kick-off. Festivities begin at dusk. Saturday, October 30, 7PM at Smith Park in Winooski. Free.

Great Pumpkin Gala – Hayrides, donuts and apple bobbing abound at this not-so-scary event for kids 6 and under. Gymnasium. Saturday, October 30, 10AM at Fairfield Center School in Fairfield. Free.

Historic Walking Tour of Elmwood Cemetery – A guided walk among gravestones highlights tales of past Queen City citizens. Tours begin every hour and a half. Proceeds benefit Preservation Burlington. Saturday, October 30, 10AM–4PM at Elmwood Avenue Cemetery in Burlington. $10-15 suggested donation.

‘Nightmare Vermont’ – The state’s creative and evil geniuses scare the socks off visitors to this interactive PG-13-rated haunted house. “Monster wards” and “monster teasers” customize the experience. Performances start every half hour. Saturday, October 30, 7–10:30PM at Picard Circle in South Burlington. $8-12

‘Nightmares Beneath the Chapel’ – Thrill seekers uncover an evil secret behind forbidden doors at this inaugural haunted house. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Basement. Saturday, October 30, 7–11PM atCollege Hall, Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier. $7-10

‘The Haunted Forest’ – Good-natured thrills and chills await visitors at this volunteer-run, too-scary-for-tots take on outdoor theater. Tours run on the hour; children’s matinée shows on Saturday, October 30, 11-2 p.m.Saturday, October 30: 11AM – 2PM, 6 – 11PM at Catamount Outdoor Family Center in Williston. $8.50-$12.50  (a couple of my friends & I will be going to this, so I’ll let you know how it goes!)

Sunday, October 31:

Costumed Halloween Bike Ride – Witches, princesses, pumpkins and other festively adorned cyclists wheel their way through town to Battery Park with the Burlington Bicycle Coalition. Sunday, October 31, 3–4:30PM atBurlington City Hall Park in Burlington. Free.

Festival of Pumpkins – Hundreds of glowing jack-o’-lanterns light the way for costumed characters at this Halloween and trick-or-treat kick-off. Festivities begin at dusk. Sunday, October 31, 7PM at Smith Park in Winooski. Free.

Nightmares Beneath the Chapel’ – Thrill seekers uncover an evil secret behind forbidden doors at this inaugural haunted house. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Basement. Sunday, October 31, 7–11PM atCollege Hall, Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier. $7-10.

‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ – The wacky 1975 musical parody of sci-fi and horror films gets a revival in the lounge. Sunday, October 31, 9PM at Big Picture Theater & Café in Waitsfield. Free.

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