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Upper Valley fall festivals and Halloween events 2022

  • Nic DeFelice, 11, of Canaan, bends to pick up candy thrown by members of the Enfield police and recreation departments during a Halloween parade around Mascoma Lake, in Enfield, N.H., on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. DeFelice and his family members dressed as characters from “Where the Wild Things Are.” (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. James M. Patterson

Published: 10/4/2022 12:14:35 PM
Modified: 10/24/2022 2:16:30 PM

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Fall festivals

38th Vermont Apple Festival and Craft Show in Springfield, Vt.: Saturday, Oct. 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Riverside Middle School, 13 Fairground Road. Includes craft and food vendors, activities for children, fastest Kid in town race, apples and pie contest. Free. More information: springfieldvt.com.

Harvest Celebration in Woodstock: Saturday, Oct. 8, and Sunday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road. Traditional harvest activities. Includes locally made hot cider and apple cider donuts. $8-$17; children under 3 free. More information: billingsfarm.org or 802-457-2355.

Grafton’s Gargantuan Garlic Gathering: Saturday, Oct. 8, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 2 Library Road. Yard games, garlic soup, apple pie, and various garlic items for sale. Shop Grafton! & Flea Market/ Rec. Field on Prescott Hill Road. Historical society yard sale at Pine School on Cherry Hill Road. More information: 603-523-8208.

Cider Sunday in Enfield: Sunday, Oct. 9, noon to 4 p.m., Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 Route 4A. Fall festivities with cider pressing, bluegrass band Still Hill, hard-cider tasting and bar, pie sale, craft vendors, taco food truck, museum tours and more. $10. More information: shakermuseum.org, info@shakermuseum.org or 603-632-4346.

Orford Open Air Market’s Fall Celebration: Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Orford Common, Route 10. Children’s costume parade 11 a.m. Fall craft with the Orford Social Library. Cornhole tournament at 11:30, Touch-a-truck with Orford Fire Department. Free. Food available for purchase. More information: orfordsoclib@gmail.com or 603-353-9756.

Fall Harvest Party in Lebanon: Saturday, Oct. 15, noon to 2 p.m., Colburn Park, 51 N. Park St. Includes pumpkin carving, face painting and games. Hotdogs, popcorn and cotton candy available. Sponsored by First Baptist Church of Lebanon. More information: office@lebfirstbaptist.com or 603-448-5618.

 

Halloween

Halloween-ie Movie Night in White River Junction: Friday, Oct. 7, 5 p.m. Lyman Point Park, 167 Maple St. Snacks, games and children’s activities followed by screening of “Hocus Pocus.” Bring chairs, blankets and warm drinks. Hosted by Hartford Parks and Recreation Department. Free. More information: recreation@hartford-vt.org or 802-295-5036.

Spooky Barn at the Farm in Dorchester: Every Friday and Saturday night in October, 7 to 10 p.m. at The Farm, 2419 Route 118. (Six miles north of Canaan; nine miles south of Rumney.) Look for signs at end of driveway on Route 118. An interactive haunted house. Adults and children 12 and older, $7.50; Children 5 to 11, $5; Children 4 and under, free. Lead-line pony rides available for riders under 100 lbs. For more information call 603-523-9848 or Facebook “Spooky Barn at The Farm.”

Dartmouth Costume Shop Halloween Sale in Hanover: Saturday, Oct. 8, and Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 9, and Sunday, Oct. 16, noon to 4 p.m., Hopkins Center For The Arts, Garage 130, 4 E. Wheelock St. Costume stock sale includes clothes, coats, costumes and vintage items rummage sale. Cash or Paypal only. More information: bethany.padron@dartmouth.edu or 603-646-2729.

Joe Citro author reading in Windsor: Monday, Oct. 17, 6 p.m. Windsor Welcome Center, 3 Railroad Ave. The author, lecturer and expert on New England oddities (including ghosts, fortean and spiritual phenomena) gives talk followed by Q&A. Free. Registration required by calling Windsor Public Library at 802-674-2556. More information: windsorlibrary.org.

Halloween Masquerade at VFW Post 808 in Claremont: Friday, Oct. 21, 6 to 10 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 808, 150 Charlestown Road. Costume contest and prizes. Dancing and karaoke hosted by CJ the DJ. Proceeds from 50/50 raffle benefit Veterans Relief Fund. Must be 21+. $5.  More information: Facebook: "Halloween Masquerade at VFW Post #808” or 603-542-9353. 

Spark! Halloween Party in Hartford Village: Saturday, Oct. 22, 7 to 10 p.m., Cornerstone Community Center, 14 Elk St. Includes Halloween costume contest, a DJ, photo booth, food and punch (non alcoholic) games and raffles to benefit Spark! Community Center. $15; kids under 12 free. Tickets: sparkhalloweendance2022.eventbrite.com. More information: sparkcommunitycenter.org or 603-678-8619.

A Family Halloween in Woodstock: Sunday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road. Slightly spooky farm displays, trick-or-treating, hayrides, games and more. $8-$17. Children in costume admitted free. More information: billingsfarm.org or 802-457-2355.

Community Fright Night in Windsor: Friday, Oct. 28, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Municipal Building, 29 Union St. Includes trunk-or-treating, touch-a-truck, pumpkin painting and bounce houses. Haunted House is directed at older children and adults. Free. More information: 802-674-5610 or rwhite@windsorvt.org.

Haunted House in Woodstock: Friday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 29, 4 to 9 p.m., Woodstock Masonic Lodge #31, 30 Pleasant St. All ages are welcome, with a focus on ages six to twelve. Parking is available on site and within walking distance of East End Park. Refreshments will also be available. $5; portion of proceeds benefit Zack’s Place. More information: bradprescottaia@gmail.com or 339-499-8853.

Trunk-or-Treat at the VA in White River Junction: Friday, Oct. 28, 5 to 7:30 p.m., White River Junction VA Medical Center Parking Lot, 163 Veterans Drive. Masks encouraged. Hosted by the WRJ VA Employees Association. Reserve a times lot via Facebook: “WRJ VA Employees Association.” Free.  More information: 802-295-9363, ext. 5880. 

Program: “Spooky Science” in Norwich: Friday, Oct. 28, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Montshire Museum of Science, 1 Montshire Road. “Tricked out” exhibits and live Halloween-themed demonstrations designed for families with children through age 12. Make potions, build skeletons, handle “creepy crawlies,” and investigate the dark. $10 to $14. More information and registration at montshire.org.

Spooky Night in Sharon: Friday, Oct. 28, 6 to 7 p.m., Sharon Elementary School, 135 School St. Wear costumes, bring a trick-or-treat bag and visit the school to see pumpkins in a spooktacular display. Includes several stations with goodies, candy, and games. All ages welcome. Hosted by Sharon PTO. Free. More information: PTOSharonVT@gmail.com or 802-369-4960.

Film screening: “Hocus Pocus” in Claremont: Friday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m., Claremont Opera House, 58 Opera House Square. Watch the classic ’90s film starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy. Rated PG. Includes costume Contest and preshow trivia. $6. Tickets: cohnh.org. More information: 603-542-4433 or boxoffice@cohnh.org.

"Dogaween" in White River Junction: Saturday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m. to noon, Upper Valley Dog Park, 1120 Maple St. Opportunity for dogs and their owners to show off their Halloween costumes. Awards in various categories. Judging at 11 a.m.; winners announced at 11:30 a.m. Free; donations accepted. More information: 603-790-0029.

Family Pumpkin Carving in Woodstock: Saturday, Oct. 29, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Norman Williams Public Library, 10 The Green. Bring a pumpkin to carve using tools provided by library staff. Refreshments. In case of rain, event will move inside library. Free. More information: programs@normanwilliams.org or 802-457-2295.

Halloween FunFest in Lebanon: Saturday, Oct. 29, noon to 2 p.m., Colburn Park, 51 N. Park St. Includes stories in the Great Pumpkin Patch, refreshments, pumpkin bowling, games, horse and wagon rides, spin art, pet costume contest and photos with characters. Free. More information: lebanonnh.gov/1092/Halloween-Fun-Activities, recreation@lebanonnh.gov or 603-448-5121.

Trunk-or-Treat in South Royalton: Saturday, Oct. 29, 1 to 3 p.m., South Royalton Green, Chelsea Street. Includes pumpkin decorating, face painting, costume parade and music. Free. Hosted by the Royalton Recreation Commission. More information: Facebook “Royalton Recreation Commission.”

Trunk-or-Treat in West Lebanon: Saturday, Oct. 29, 2 to 4 p.m., West Lebanon Congregational Church Parking Lot, 18 Maple St. Includes music and games sponsored by the church's Growth Committee. Free. More information: Office@westlebcongo.comcastbiz.net or 603-298-8096.

Enfield Halloween Night: Saturday, Oct. 29, 3 to 6 p.m., Huse Park, 308 Route 4. Trunk-or-treat, Halloween games and family friendly haunted house. Watch “Hocus Pocus” outside at 6:30 p.m. Non-perishable food donations will also be collected for Friends of Mascoma Food Pantry. Free. Hosted by Enfield Recreation Department. More information: recreation@enfield.nh.us.

Trunk-or-Treat in White River Junction: Saturday, Oct. 29, 4 p.m. Lyman Point Park, 167 Maple St. For children. Hosted by Hartford Parks and Recreation Department. Free. More information: recreation@hartford-vt.org or 802-295-5036.

Fall Festival in White River Junction: Saturday, Oct. 29, 4 to 7 p.m., Riverbank Church, 259 Holiday Drive. Family-friendly event includes trunk-or-treat, bounce houses, games, climbing wall, live entertainment and face painting. Refreshments available for purchase from area food trucks. Free. More information: riverbankchurch.com/fallfestival.

Spooky Silent Discos in Lebanon: Saturday, Oct. 29, 5 and 7 p.m., Lebanon Rail Trail Tunnel, 39 Hanover St. At 5 p.m. there will be a one-hour party for families featuring kid-friendly music. At 8 p.m., a classic disco with favorite dance songs and funky beats begins. DJ Sean performs. Costumes encouraged. 5 p.m.: Children $5, adults $10. 8 p.m.: All $15. Tickets and more information: lebanonoperahouse.org.

Halloween Movie Night in Lebanon: Saturday, Oct. 29, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Waypoint Family Resource Center, 63 Lebanon St. Family movie night features "The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Halloween," from the Dr. Seuss collection. Families may bring dinner. Refreshments provided. Register by emailing bozoganl@wayointnh.org. Free. More information: waypointnh.org/happenings/halloween-movie-night.

Gory Daze Parade & GUM BALL! in White River Junction: Saturday, Oct. 29, 6 p.m. Main Street Museum, 58 Bridge St. Family Dance to the Western Terrestrials, 6 p.m.; Parade around downtown WRJ, 8 p.m.; The GUM BALL! Dance, 9 p.m. $10 for the Ball, PreParade & Parade are free. More information: Facebook: “Gory Daze 2022!”, info@mainstreetmuseum.org or 802-369-5722.

Halloween Costume Party in Windsor: Saturday, Oct. 29, 7 to 11 p.m., Windsor American Legion, 4 Court St. Includes costume contest and live music by Club Soda. Free admission in costume, $5 for all others. More information: 802-674-9967.

Halloween Masquerade Dance in Newport: Saturday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m. to midnight, Newport Opera House, 20 Main St. Includes costume contest and live music by Last Kid Picked. Ages 21 and older; valid photo ID required. $22 in advance; $27 at door. Cash bar. Tickets and more information: newportoperahouse.com.\

Hanover Halloween Walk N'Roll in the Dresden Neighborhood: Sunday, Oct. 30, noon to 2 p.m., Dresden Neighborhood, 26 Reservoir Road. Walk, bike, skate and scoot with friends on safe streets. Includes Halloween street fun, music, the DartMoose and other entertainment for children and adults. No trick-or-treating. Free. More information: sites.google.com/view/bikewalkhanover/events or 603-643-5315.

Truck-or-Treat in Meriden: Sunday, Oct. 30, 1 to 4 p.m., Plainfield Elementary School, 92 Bonner Road. Includes fall crafts and games. Costumes encouraged. Sponsored by the Plainfield School PTA. Free. More information: plainfieldschool.org/page/pta-page.

Trunk-or-Treat in Hanover: Sunday, Oct. 30, 2 to 4 p.m., Our Savior Lutheran Church, 5 Summer St. A safe trick-or-treating event for children. Free. More information: office@oslchanover.org or 603-643-3703.

New London town wide Trick-or-Treating: Sunday, Oct. 30, 4 to 6 p.m., Main Street. Road will be closed to traffic from Tracy Memorial Library to Barn Playhouse for trick-or-treaters. Free. Hosted by New London Recreation Department. More information: nl-nh.com/recreation.

Library Trick-or-Treat in Quechee: Monday, Oct. 31, 3 to 6 p.m., Quechee Library, 1957 Quechee Main St. Trick-or-treaters in costume receive a free book to keep and candy after visiting a decorated library. Free. More information: director@quecheelibrary.org or 802-295-1232.

“Hallowesta” in Claremont: Monday, Oct. 31, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Pleasant Street & Opera House Square. Trick-or-treating event hosted by the Claremont Parks and Recreation Department. More information: 603-542-7019.

“Safe and Seen” Halloween in Randolph: Monday, Oct. 31, 4 to 6 p.m., Merchants Row, Main Street. Trick-or-treat at area businesses. A Day of the Dead Altar will be set up in the Gazebo, along with other displays. Includes photo booth and other pop up activities. Free. More information: racdc.com/halloween.

Halloween in Hartland: Monday, Oct. 31, 5 to 8 p.m., Hartland Recreation Department, 19 Route 12. Includes costume parade and contest; arts and crafts; DJ and dance; and guess the number of candles and guess the giant pumpkin’s weight contests. Free. More information: facebook.com/hartland.department. 

Trick-or-treating in Woodstock: Monday, Oct. 31, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. High Street, Gulf Avenue, and Maple Street will be shut down to allow for trick-or-treating. More information: 802-457-3456 or 802-282-8913.

Trick-or-treating in Lebanon: Monday, Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m. City-designated trick-or-treating hours. More information: LebanonNH.gov/Police. 


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