2021 Activities and Events for All Ages

October 21, 2021

Looking for some safe, spooky, and family-friendly events this Halloween? These haunting adventures are sure to be a ghoulishly good time!

Harvest Festival

October 23, 4 – 9 pm
Park McCullough Historic Governor’s Mansion
1 Park Street, North Bennington, VT

Come celebrate the harvest and Halloween at Park McCullough House! Festivities will include a Jack o’lantern contest, a costumed dog parade, a chili cook-off, live music, and craft beer. This fun event is mostly free and family-friendly.

Julie Shea Band in the Carriage Barn begins at 7 pm and is $15 for members and $20 for non-members.

Spooky Stories in the Dark

Spooky stories at Lake Paran

October 29th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Lake Paran, North Bennington, VT

Get in the spirit of Halloween with Beth Tegart’s spooky, silly stories told around a campfire. Stories will include some scary, some silly, and some Halloween stories for all ages.

We will have pumpkins to decorate and s’mores to make following the storytelling.

A former children’s librarian, and a storyteller for more than 25 years, Beth has performed at libraries, museums, and schools throughout Central and Northern New York and Southern Vermont. She is a member of the Northeast Storytelling Organization and enjoys sharing stories where the ordinary becomes extraordinary and the impossible turns true.

BCT Presents: The Haunting of Hill House at BPAC

October 29th – November 7th, time varies
BPAC, 331 Main Street, Bennington, VT

Hoping to cause a sensation in the field of parapsychology, Dr. John Montague rents Hill House, a secluded manor with a reputation for being haunted. He carefully selects two participants for his study—Eleanor Vance, a thirty-two-year-old woman who was reported to have had experiences with a poltergeist as a child, and Theodora, a woman marked in one of his lab’s studies as having psychic abilities.

A third participant, Luke Sanderson, also joins the group. Luke stands to inherit Hill House after his aunt dies, and Luke’s aunt sends him to watch over the house and deter amateur ghost hunters.

Tickets $10 for all shows, $15 for premium reserved seating

Halloween on the Green

October 30, 11 am – 2 pm
Depot St., Bennington, VT

The Norshaft Lions Club Presents the 2nd Annual Halloween on the Green.

People’s Park on Depot Street (old station parking lot) for free family fun.

Wear your costume for a free treat bag!

Trunk or Treat Halloween Celebration

Trunk or Treat

October 30th, 4:30 – 7:30 pm
Coggins Honda of Bennington

This special trunk-or-treat event will allow kids to trick-or-treat in a COVID-safe environment.

Several local businesses will be decorating tents and trunks to celebrate the spookiest day of the year. It’s also a chance to showcase your own costume while you collect goodies.

Wear your costumes and bring your own candy buckets or bags.

VAE Presents: 29th Annual North Bennington Halloween Parade

Photo credit: Vermont Arts Exchange

October 31st, 4 pm (gather at 3:30)
Bennington College to North Bennington Train Depot

Wear your spookiest costume and join the community for this popular event. Meet at VAE~ N.B. Post Office for a 4:00pm lift off.

Join us back to Lion’s Park for THE AWARDS & Bonfire. Norshaft Lions will be selling $1 Hot dogs, hot chocolate, and hot and cold cider.

This year we’ll be back to a walking parade only.

Pownal Community Trunk-or-Treat

October 31st, 4 – 5:30 pm
Three different locations

Fun & free Halloween event for families.

Candy and Non-food Alternatives will be offered

Happy Halloween!