Vergennes Hosts Annual Halloween Events

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Vergennes Hosts Annual Halloween Events

By Sue Hoxie

Haunted Warehouse on October 22nd; Pumpkins in the Park on October 29th

Vergennes, Vermont – October 11, 2011 – The City of Vergennes and the Addison County Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring two family-friendly events. The 4th Annual Haunted Warehouse, previously known as Haunted Forest, will be held on Saturday, October 22nd at the former Kennedy Brothers Marketplace. The 5th Annual Pumpkins in the Park will be held on Saturday, October 29th in City Park. The Haunted Warehouse is designed for older children, although kids under 10 will be admitted with parents’ permission, and Pumpkins in the Park is an event for all ages.
More About Haunted Warehouse – October 22nd

Come and see what scary creatures have been stored in Kennedy Brothers’ warehouse!

New this year is a matinee tour from 2 to 4 p.m. for children 10 and under and who must be accompanied by an adult. Admission for the matinee is $5/adults and $1/children 10 and under. Later in the evening take the scarier tour from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission for the evening tour is $5/adults and $2/children 15 and under. Children under 10 are permitted at parents’ discretion.

Ghoulish snacks will be sold during the evening. Come to Vergennes’ Haunted Warehouse and enjoy a scary, fun-filled evening!

More About Pumpkins in the Park – October 29th

All are welcome to bring their carved and/or decorated pumpkins with a candle and registration form to the Vergennes City Park by 6:30 p.m.  Wearing costumes will definitely add to the fun!  First, second and third place ribbons and certificates will be awarded to each of six divisions: Family (which can include children of any age), Grades K-3, Grades 4-6, Grades 7-8, Grades 9-12, and adults.

At 6:45 p.m. the pumpkins will be lit causing the park to come alive with a “pumpkin glow!”  Then, with ghoulish sounds emerging throughout the park, the pumpkins will be judged by local art teachers and prizes awarded by Vergennes Mayor, Michael Daniels. Participants will be able to bring their creations back home ready for Halloween!

During the pumpkin judging, there will be a costume parade for children of all ages. Attendees will be able to purchase cider and cider donuts at the bandstand.          

Registration forms must be filled out and brought with your pumpkin. They are available at Vergennes’ merchants and the Addison County Chamber of Commerce.

For more information on either event, call 802-388-7951 x1 or email  

Vergennes Residential Care’s Open House

As part of Pumpkins in the Park, Vergennes Residential Care is opening its doors to visitors and costumed children. While the pumpkins are being judged, visitors will be welcomed at Vergennes Residential Care located at 34 North Street. Hearty hellos, handshakes and treats for all visitors coming to the "castle-on-the-green." Visitation begins at 6:45 p.m. until 8 p.m.

About Addison County Chamber of Commerce

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Media Inquiries:

Sue Hoxie
Addison County Chamber of Commerce
93 Court Street
Middlebury VT  05753
p: 802-388-7951

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