Glowing Jack o Lanterns! Black cats! Witches hats! Spider webs! Spooky Goblins! Gravestones! Piles of Candy! King Kong-sized Sweet Tooths. It's almost that thriller night, Halloween!

Catch the Halloween spirit!  Visit a local Vermont pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin. Make your own Halloween costume. Bake scary tasty Witch Finger Cookies. Decorate your house for trick-or-treaters!

Here are some of our favorite Halloween events happening around the Burlington and Chittenden County Area this weekend:

Remember, some simple planning and common sense can help keep your superheroes, ghosts, and goblins in tip-top shape right through Halloween:

  • Eat a good meal before trick-or-treating to discourage youngsters from filling up on Halloween candy.
  • Ask kids to wait until they're back home and have checked through candy before eating any. An adult should examine all treats and throw away spoiled, unwrapped, or suspicious items.
  • Try to ration treats for the days following Halloween.