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
Waitsfield Farmers Market, Waitsfield – Saturdays 9:00am-1:00pm through 10/15
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.
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 vtstateparks.com, 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 email@example.com 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.
Fall Festival at Isham Family Farm – The Fall Festival includes farm tours, friendly fun with live music, vendors selling farm produce, breads, maple syrup and crafts. Also included is a Lareua Farm Flatbread, wood-fired piazza and Sisters of Anarchy ice cream. The wagon rides with pumpkin picking and corn maze are open 12:00-5:00 pm and the venders from 1:00-4:00pm. There is also an exciting line-up of live music. All events at the farm require a face mask, social distancing and will have hand sanitizer available. Please leave your dogs at home; all farm events are smoke and alcohol free.
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
Rail Trail Stroll at Old Mill Park, Jericho – Join the Lamoille Family Center at the Johnson Food Shelf Parking Lot before the Mill Park entrance along the rail trail. While masked, you can push strollers or help little ones ride bikes and striders along the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail heading east. Come exercise and explore nature with them!
Spooky Saturday In St. Albans – A COVID-19-safe event in Taylor Park! So many fun things for local ghosts and goblins to do, including trunk-or-treat, a pumpkin carving contest, a costume contest and scary stories. They will make free tickets available to reserve your time and spread out the crowd. Head to downtownsaintalbans.com for more information!
Shelburne Halloween Parade and Trick-Or-Treating – We’re all wearing masks anyway, so why not have some fun with it?! Whether safely watching the parade from the roadside, driving a float, or marching in the parade, you and your friends and family are sure to get into the Halloween spirit. This year’s parade will be a little different; they will not be hosting post-parade activities (food, contests, etc.). Additionally, all attendees must mask up. Check out shelburnevt.org for more information.
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.