Halloween in Rutland

T hose looking for ways to spend their Halloween weekend should turn their gaze toward Rutland where a variety of events and activities await the region’s residents.

From Haunted Houses to a Halloween Parade, you’ll find several frightening ways to spend your holiday weekend.

The Rutland area is home to several haunted houses, perhaps none more popular than Pittsford’s 30th annual Volunteer Fire Department’s Haunted House.

The iconic Halloween destination has been scaring local residents for three decades.

Participants will brave a quarter-mile hayride through the woods to the house of horrors where ghosts and ghouls await.

The house is located at 426 Plains Road and tickets will be sold between 6 and 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29 and 30. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. The tours are not recommended for children 6 and under.

For more information, call Tom Hooker at 236-0048 or 483-2281.

In Proctor, the Wilson Castle will offer haunted castle tours from 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29 and 30.

The tours, which were held last weekend as well, will take on a more frightening appearance this weekend.

The family friendly tour will transform into a terrifying trip through a medieval nightmare. Those on the tour will encounter monsters, zombies, creepy sights and a torture chamber.

This tour is intended for children 14 and older only. The price of admission is $8 for adults. For more information, call 773-3284.

For the more timid at heart, the Chaffee Art Center has scheduled several family-friendly events throughout the weekend.

On Friday, Oct. 29, the center will host the second annual Pumpkins in the Park event.

Participants will line the park with glowing pumpkins. Residents are invited to bring their carved pumpkins to the park by 6 p.m.

After all the pumpkins are lit, everyone will gather in the Chaffee for cider, donuts and a magic show led by magician Phil Moore.

The following day, on Saturday, Oct. 30, Joe Citro will share tales of ghosts in Vermont at 2 and 4 p.m.

For some, the scariest part of Halloween is the additional caloric intake from a weekend of feasting on candy. However, fitness buffs can burn off those extra calories by participating in The Running Scared 5k.

Sponsored by the Rutland Recreation Department and Marble Valley Runners, the race will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30.

Registration will be held from 9 to 9:45 a.m. in Depot Park in downtown Rutland. Registration costs $20.

Runners are encouraged to dress in costume and a Halloween trophy will be presented to best costumed female and male runners. There will also be treats for age division winners.

The race will start and finish next to the Farmers’ Market, which will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be the final outdoor market of the season.

For more information about the race, call Cindi Wright at 773-1822.

The highlight of the weekend, however, has to be the 51st Rutland City Halloween Parade at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30.

The parade will feature marchers from dozens of local organizations dressed in their favorite Halloween costumes as well as a number of floats.

The parade will be broadcast beginning at 6:45 p.m. on PEGTV.

Following the parade, an awards ceremony will be held at 8:30 p.m. on Center Street.

The night will reach its conclusion with a fireworks display following the presentation of awards.

Other events during the weekend include Action Packed Wrestling’s “Shocktober” at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Vermont National Guard Armory on West Street in Rutland; a screening of “Ghostbusters” at the Paramount Theatre at 1:30 and 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30; and a number of high school and collegiate sporting events, including two football games: Rutland versus Mount Mansfield at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29, and Castleton State College versus Becker at noon on Saturday, Oct. 30.

For more information, and a complete list of Halloween events in Rutland, visit www.rutlandhalloween.com.

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