Beat Community Calendar


Middlebury Farmers Market, Middlebury – Saturdays 9:00am-12:30pm, through 10/31

Jeffersonville Farmers and Artisan Market, Jeffersonville – Wednesdays 4:30-7:30pm

Richmond Farmers Market, Richmond – Fridays 3:00-7:00pm

Burlington Farmers Market, South End Burlington – Saturdays 8:30am-2:00pm through 10/31

St. Johnsbury Farmers Market, St. Johnsbury – Saturdays 9:00am-1:00pm through 10/31

Northwest VT Farmers Market, St. Alans – Saturdays 9:00am-2:00pm through 10/31

Montpelier Farmers Market, Montpelier – Saturdays, 10:00am-1:00pm through 10/31

Stowe Farmers Market, Stowe – Sundays 10:00am-1:00pm

Barre – Heart of Vermont Quilt Guild 3rd Tuesday of the month at First Presbyterian Church, Seminary St., 11:30-5:30pm

Barre – Free Movie Night, Sundays 4pm, Barre Universalist Church. Open to the public! Free popcorn and lemonade.

South Burlington – American Red Cross Blood Drive 10:30am-6:45pm.


Through October

Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge – This is an annual statewide outside scavenger hunt designed to encourage kids and families to get outside this summer. Participants just have to download a score sheet at, venture around the state, participate in a variety of fun outdoor activities for which they receive points. Once you accumulate 250 points, you win a VIP gold coin good for FREE day entry into Vermont State Parks for the rest of the season and for the entire 2021 season. It’s simple, free and fun!


 Through November 7th

The 6th Annual Granite City 5K Run/Walk for Veterans – Barre. This virtual event is to be completed by November 7th! The registration period is open until the day of the race. Proceeds of this event will go to the Veterans’ Place, Inc. in Northfield, Vermont to support transitional housing and other services for our most vulnerable veterans.

 Through October 30th

Spooktacular Costume Contest – Brownell Library, Essex. It’s the first ever Halloween Costume Contest! Submit costume photos to by October 23rd. Check out the entries and vote in the rear vestibule or by email from October 26th-29th. Winners announced October 30th and will receive a trick or treat bag with Halloween items and candy.

October 18th-31st

Halloween Art Contest at University Mall – This Halloween Art Contest is for kids grades preschool through 8th grade. The contest, a collaboration between the U Mall and Arts So Wonderful, will run the 18th-31st. Kids are encouraged to submit Halloween or fall theme artwork. Each entry will receive a Halloween treat bag. Entries can be of any medium: paint, crayon, clay, fabric, Legos, etc. The art work will be displayed in the Arts So Wonderful window by center court. First, second and third place winners will be selected for 3 different age categories. The winners of each category will receive a gift card to a UMall store of choice. First place – $150, Second place – $75, Third place – $50. Deadline is October 24th. Art drop off at the Mall Management Office or Arts So Wonderful

October 30th

Trunk or Treat – Daybreak Community Church, Colchester. Bring your kids, dress up, harvest some candy and enjoy a fun evening of Trunk or Treating! All ages welcome. They have been planning carefully to take all the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe. Find more info at the Daybreak Community Church Facebook page or email

October 31st

Pumpkins in the Park – Bristol Town Green. 1:00pm-2:00pm. Come grab a free pumpkin and help us decorate the Town Green for Halloween! Pumpkins are provided; carving tools and LED candles will be provided by the Rec. Department. Find more info at

Halloween at Richmond Volunteers Green – Richmond, 1:00pm-6:00pm. This free event includes the Spooky River Walk and tent-to-tent treat collecting. Wear a costume and enter the virtual costume contest. Guess how many candies are in the jar to win a prize. All ages are welcome; masks required. For more information, head to

Drive Up Trick or Treating – Williston Federated Church, 2:00pm-4:00pm. Community-wide safe and socially distanced Halloween alternative. Simply drive through the church parking lot and receive treats through the car window. Costumes are encouraged, masks are a must. 44 North Williston Road in Williston.

November 14th

Do Good With Burritos – Chipotle in Burlington is hosting a fundraiser to support Passion 4 Paws. Just come in between 4:00-8:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Passion 4 Paws. If you’re ordering online for pickup, just use the code 4RB4HGP before checkout in the ‘promo’ field.