Halloween Monster Bash
* * * THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MODIFIED FOR 2020 DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC * * *
We know, we're bummed too. In place of our usual Monster Bash, check out our new family event PUMPKINS IN POMERLEAU PARK, hosted in partnership with the Newport Recreation Committee.
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.
Costume Contest - CANCELLED FOR 2020
Honorary Monster Bash judges will be wandering Main Street looking for the cutest, creepiest, most creative and best group costume at the event. Finalists will be invited to a goulish fashion at 2:00PM in the Municipal Gym for a chance to win top honor for the year!
Trick-or-Treating & Wagon Rides - CANCELLED FOR 2020
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.
Touch-a-Truck - CANCELLED FOR 2020
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
Trunk-or-Treat - CANCELLED FOR 2020
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.
Halloween Carnival - CANCELLED FOR 2020
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!
Haunted Halls - CANCELLED FOR 2020
For the younger crowd, check out the Haunted Hallways of CCV on the ground floor of the Emory Hebard State Building from 11:00-1:00PM. 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! This year CCV will be bringing back the SCARY EXIT for people 10 yrs & older.
Age: All Ages
Date: October 26, 2019
Location: Main Street & Municipal Gym, Newport
Admit/Rate: By Donation
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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