Halloween Monster Bash
Mummies and deadies, boos and ghouls! Creep over to Newport for tricks, treats, games and activities for the whole family! Each year, Newport Parks & Recreation and a group of local organizations combine powers to host an Annual Monster Bash party on the Saturday before Halloween.
Ghost Walk Parade and Costume Contest
Parents and children are invited to meet at the Great Pumpkin gazebo near Gardner Park at 12:30pm for a haunting parade along the bike path and Main Street. Kids participating in this goulish fashion show will be entered in the annual costume contest for a chance to win the cutest, creepiest or most creative in town! For a chance to be named for this year's best, don't forget to strut your stuff as you pass by the judge's station in Pomerleau Park. Winners are announced at 2:00PM in the Municipal Gym.
Trick-or-Treating & Wagon Rides
A group of Monster Merchants on Main Street are excited to haunt with all the ghosts, ghouls and goblins scaring about town for the Monster Bash! During event hours from 1:00-3:00PM, visit any merchant with a "Trick-or-Treat" sign in the window for something sweet, a game or even a Halloween craft! Help support this event by donating to the Halloween Candy Drop.
Hay wagon rides pick-up periodically at the Municipal Building parking lot for free loops around the waterfront during the event.
Say hello to Newport firefighters, police officers and emergency personnel as they give an up close and personal look at the City's big trucks and vehicles. Staff will be on hand to greet families and hand out treats in the Municipal parking lot during the Monster Bash from 1:00-3:00PM
Northeast Kingdom Car Club is based out of Newport and geared toward the younger generation of car enthusiast. Each year they organize local meets and race events at tracks all over New England. During Monster Bash, members gather to show off their cars with a festive Trunk-or-Treat event in the Municipal Building Parking lot.
Following the Ghost Walk costume parade, join us in the Newport Municipal Gym for spooktacular games like Monster Match, Witch Pitch and Give Frank a Heart! Most activities are geared toward children age 3-10, but all are welcome to participate and fill their treat bag with fun prizes. Visit the picture booth for a memorable keepsake photo opportunity with our local photographer and keep an eyeball out hilarious family contests like the doughnut on a string competition or parent-child mummy challenge!
Halloween Mask Making Workshop
Let your imagination run wild creating scary, gorgeous, funny and all around wonderful Halloween masks with The Mac Center for The Arts. Students age 9-14 are invited to create their own special disguise from 10:00-11:00AM in the downstairs gallery. Space is limited, pre-registration is recommended with a $2.00 fee to cover supplies. For more information, call (802)334-1966.
Hosted by North Country's National Honor Society, this creepy venture is sure to spook some Halloween spirit into your bones! Chilling actors and creative set design transforms the Gardner Park skate shack into the most disturbing place in Newport. But beware... this amusement is not fit for children under 12 without the permission and supervision of an adult. Admission to the haunted house is by donation with proceeds benefiting the National Honor Society's "Adopt-a-Family" program at Christmas time.
For the younger crowd, check out the Haunted Hallways of CCV on the ground floor of the Emory Hebard State Building from 1:00-3:00PM. Move from classroom to classroom and with a knock on the door, you'll find a different surprise every time! Community College of Vermont is providing free snacks, candy and hot apple cider, coloring activities for the kids and plenty of boo-tiful jack-o-lanterns!
Age: All Ages
Date: October 28, 2017
Location: Main Street & Municipal Gym, Newport
Admit/Rate: By Donation
Mask Making Workshop | Mac Center
Costume Parade Begins | Gardner Park Gazebo
Trick-or-Treat | Main Street
Wagon Rides | Gateway Center
Haunted House (12+)| Gardner Park Skate Shack
Haunted Halls | CCV (State Building)
Touch-a-Truck | Municipal Parking Lot
Trunk-or-Treat | Municipal Parking Lot
Monster Bash Party | Municipal Gym
Costume Contest Awards | Municipal Gym
Each year downtown Newport crawls with hundreds of witches, vampires and monsters on Halloween. Main Street businesses and organizations see as many as 750 trick-or-treaters in a few hours! With their support and participation, we have a safe place for our kids to participate in a favorite Halloween tradition. If you plan to attend, please consider supporting the event with a donation in advance.
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