August 18th, 2019

Halloween Festivities Planned for Downtown Barre


Get ready for a Halloween to remember in downtown Barre!


Halloween in Barre is actually already underway with the first annual Pumpkin Heads contest. Just stroll down Main Street and you will see a variety of creative pumpkin headed characters in a number of storefront windows. Valerie Beaudet of Ladder 1 Grill and Flowers by Emslie, who organized Pumpkin Heads, got her inspiration from similar successful events in Jackson and North Conway, New Hampshire, and hopes to make it a popular annual event. The Pumpkin Heads contest will be judged by members of Barre City’s city council.


Halloween kicks into high gear on Friday and Saturday, October 25 and 26, with the Barre Lion Club “Zombie Asylum” haunted house at the Vermont Granite Museum on the outskirts of downtown Barre. The annual event, produced by the Barre Haunters Guild, has become a Central Vermont favorite for kids of all ages.


The Barre Partnership will again be sponsoring the annual downtown employee Halloween costume contest on Halloween Day, October 31. Employees at almost thirty downtown businesses will be getting in the Halloween spirit in full Halloween costume. The extremely creative costumes that are on display in this friendly competition never cease to amaze.


The highlight on Halloween day is annual Main Street trick-or-treat candy giveaway. Every year downtown Barre’s Main Street sidewalks fill with children going store to store where they are greeted by costumed downtown business owners and employees with a Halloween treat. “Halloween is always a favorite in Barre and this year’s Halloween is looking like it is going to be one of the most festive in a long time,” says Dan Jones, executive director of The Barre Partnership.





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