Beat Community Calendar

Friday, 10/22

Essex Free Library – Grab ‘n’ Go Crafts – 10:00am – Every Friday morning, a new animal activity craft will be put out in the foyer of the library! Craft kits will include all the bits and pieces needed, and all you will need at home are scissors, glue and coloring supplies. More info at

Dorset Street, South Burlington – Community Pumpkin Carving Event – 6:00-8:00pm– This year it will take place in the new Senior Center at City Hall from 6:00-8:00pm. You can bring your pumpkin(s) with you and they’ll supply all the tools. Even better, you’ll leave the mess with them! This is a fun activity to do as you gather with other families in this fantastic space while you get into the spirit of Halloween.

Stowe at Night Lantern Tour – 8:00-9:00pm – Ghost Stories and History, too! Carry their candlelit lantern as you hear entertaining stories of the resident ghosts of Stowe. Hear compelling stories of early settlers and view Stowe’s historic buildings. Chosen by USA Today as a Top Ten Flickering Lights Tour! Starts at the Stowe Area Visitor’s Center.

Saturday, 10/23

St. Albans, VT – Northwest Vermont Farmer’s Market at Taylor Park – 9:00am

Lake Champlain Chocolates, Burlington – Choctober Fest – 12:00-4:00pm – Join them for a festival of fall favorites and a one-of-a-kind tasting extravaganza! The fun happens at 750 Pine Street. Enjoy free samples of their seasonal chocolates, special treats from local producers, plus enjoy delicious samples and sweet deals. This week’s guest producer is Citizen Cider.

North Beach Campground – Halloween Howl Hayrides – 2:00-6:00pm – Join BPRW at this year’s friendly Halloween event, the Halloween Howl Hayrides! Sign up for a haunted hayride through the North Beach Campground, filled with spectacular spooks, creeps and fun scenes. See performances and have some nice autumn fun! While you wait, kids can get their faces painted and fortunes read. Space is limited with only 12 participants per wagon, register now to secure your spot! Hayrides depart every half hour from 2-5:30pm. Register at

Sunday, 10/24

UVM Horse Barn’s Halloween Barn – 12:00-2:00pm – In lieu of Halloween Barn, there will be a Halloween-themed Open Barn, masks required. Note: this is outside and there is no food or candy.

Thursday, 10/28

St. Albans – Hard’ack Halloween Hike – 4:00-6:00pm – Join for a walk in the woods at Hard’ack on the Thursday before Halloween. Take multiple groups on a family friendly loop up and around the trails before darkness sets in. You may encounter some friendly skeletons, goons and goblins along the way but nothing too scary for kids or the faint of heart. Wear your costume and come ready for a fun time in the enchanted woods! All children must be registered.

Friday, 10/29

Middlebury – Haunted Jail Tour – 4:00-10:00pm – The ACSD and ACCS will be doing haunted jail tours for Halloween. The jail was built in 1864 and is believed to be haunted, so hopefully the spirits will be there to make it a scary, memorable experience for everyone. Tours of small groups will be starting every 5-10 minutes. For more info, email

Hubbard Park Drive, Montpelier – The Enchanted Forest – 4:30-8:00pm – The Enchanted Forest in Hubbard Park, Montpelier, is a guided walk from the New Shelter/Entrance to the Tower and back again. Along with the jack-o-lantern lit trail, visitors will find the forest filled with art, music, song, and magic. At the Tower, visitors will spread out on the hillside to watch a performance and then return along the path to the New Shelter. This will take about one hour.  All visitors are requested to wear masks and respect social distancing.  Tickets are available for every half hour entrance on Friday, October 29, 4:30-7:30 pm, and Saturday, October 30, 3:30 -7:30 pm. Please arrive at least an hour prior to the entrance time on your ticket, as you will need to park and walk to the New Shelter. There will be attendants assisting with parking.

Milton – Trunk or Treat – 6:00-7:30pm – 20 Park Place, Milton – Costumed children can enjoy “Trunk or Treating” at Bombardier West Park gathering candy and non-candy treats from decorated vehices. Please bring a flashlight. 

Saturday, 10/30

Bennington, VT – Fallapalooza – 11:00am-3:00pm – Fallapalooza! 2021 will have a whole new look next year. They will be evolving away from the distribution of candy and adding more family-styled events and activities.  It will remain a free event and your favorite attractions will still be there for you and your family to enjoy.

  • Crafters and Gift Vendors
  • Lots of Children’s Activities
  • Escape Rooms – Sand Art
  • Food Trucks – Entertainment
  • Medieval Combat Demos


Richford, VT – Franklin County Halloween Hootenanny – 12:00-9:00pm – Franklin County Halloween Hootenanny

  • 12-3 Family Friendly walking scavenger hunt
  • 3-5 DJ and games at the EMS building
  • 5:15 Halloween Parade begins at Blue Seal and ends at Dollar General
  • 3-7 Food Vendors open


Newport, VT – Halloween Monster Bash – 1:00-3:00pm – Mummies and deadies, boos and ghouls! Creep over to Newport for tricks, treats, games and activities for the whole family! Each year, Newport Parks & Recreation and a group of local organizations combine powers to host an Annual Monster Bash party on the Saturday before Halloween.

  • Ghost Walk Parade and Costume Contest
  • Trick-or-Treating & Wagon Rides
  • Touch a Truck
  • Trunk or Treat
  • Halloween Carnival
  • Haunted House
  • Haunted Halls