File photo courtesy Nightmares Fear Factory
The spookiest event in Addison County this year is the Haunted Warehouse event at the shuttered Kennedy Brothers Factory.
October is a spooky month in Vergennes. Children and parents look forward to the Haunted Warehouse event scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Kennedy Brothers Marketplace located at 11 North Main St. The event includes matinee tours, 2–4 p.m., and evening tours, 6-9 p.m.
Matinee admission: adults $5, children 10 and under $1.
Evening tours for adults and children 11 and up. Admission: adults -$5, Children under 16 $2, Children under 10 at parent’s discretion. Snacks will be available.
Free parking for the event will be across the street at Denecker Chevrolet with a free shuttle ride from Park & Ride to event by Bet-Cha Transit.
Later in October, the Vergennes American Legion Junior Auxiliary Unit 14 will host a Family Halloween Costume Karaoke Dance Party on Oct. 30, 1-4 p.m., at the Vergennes Legion. This event will feature snacks, games, and lots of dancing and singing for the whole family.
After the party it’s Trunk or Treat in the parking lot from 4-5 p.m. Trunk or Treat is a safe alternative to trick or treating done in a roped off area of the parking lot. Parents and community members will register to bring their cars and candy to distribute from their decorated trunk.
Children will be lead to the Trunk or Treat area and begin going car to car for Treats. This is great for people who live out of town and don’t get trick or treaters or for anyone with ambulatory issues. Because it’s done in the daylight and early in the day participants will be home before dark.
If you would like to register your vehicle for Trunk or Treat, contact Michelle Eastman at 802-349-6370 or e-mail email@example.com. You are responsible for your own candy or treats and decorations. The event is free.
Also, scheduled later in the month, the annual Pumpkins in the Park event will be held Saturday, Oct. 29, at City Park on Main Street, 6:45-7:30 p.m.
Anyone may bring their carved and/or decorated pumpkin with a candle and registration form to the Vergennes City Park by 6:45 pm. for the Little City’s fifth annual “Pumpkin Glow” at 7 p.m.
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. Costume parade during pumpkin judging.
Attendees will be able to purchase cider and 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 and at the bandstand that evening.
For details on all events, call 802-388-7951 extension 1 or visit www.addisoncounty.com.