Even before Dr. Fauci gave trick-or-treating the green light, Halloween 2021 was shaping up to be excellent.
Middlebury’s Spooktacular is back — this time with drive-through and walkthrough options.
The folks responsible for that fantastic, little-kid-appropriate haunted forest in Bristol last year — the Brendon P. Cousino Med47 Foundation — are going “bigger and better” this year.
Ilsley Library is doing a ghost hunt the whole Halloween week.
The Addison County Sheriff’s office is offering three days of jail tours of the actual 1864 county jail — which “I believe is haunted,” says Sheriff Peter Newton.
Middlebury Sweets is throwing a Halloween celebration with free hot dogs, popcorn, kids games and discounted candy.
In Bristol, you can paint a pumpkin for free in the park on October 30 and catch a free concert on the green on the 31st.
Douglas Orchards in Shoreham is hosting a family-friendly Spooktacular of its own with live music, a bonfire, hot cider and hard cider, pumpkins and more on Oct. 30.
Platt Library in Shoreham is dreaming up plans for a pumpkin parade.
Vergennes has some spooky fun planned for the grown-ups.
And my neighbor Patrick Krok-Horton is hard at work on his Rogers Road spectacular. (The Addy Indy wrote about him and his animatronic dinosaur display in 2018; his Star Wars setup last year was stunning.) This year’s theme: