Top 5 Halloween Activities To Do in Vermont

Spending some time in Vermont this Halloween season? Here are the top 5 Halloween activities you must check out!

Nightmare Vermont

Nightmare Vermont cast in 2019. Photo courtesy of Nightmare Vermont.

Nightmare Vermont is an interactive haunted house in Essex Junction raising money to donate to different charitable organizations in Vermont. Last year, they donated $32,000 to the Champlain Valley Exposition for upkeep of the Grandstand in time for the annual Champlain Valley Fair. Patrons experience a scare maze, narrative walk-through performance, and live entertainment.

The Great Vermont Corn Maze

Aerial photo of the Great Vermont Corn Maze in Danville, VT. Photo by Mike Boudreau.

The Great Vermont Corn Maze in Danville is known as the biggest corn maze in New England; their largest maze covering 24 acres. They also have a scenic maze, which is shorter and allows people to see the interesting parts of the Big Maze, without as much of the hike. Both mazes have interesting discoveries and surprises along them. They also have several nights called “Dead North: Farmland of Terror,” where the corn maze is riddled with haunted beings in the night. Dead North tickets should be purchased ahead of time in order to secure a spot. This corn maze is not only a fall activity, it opens on August 1st every year.

The Set of Beetlejuice: East Corinth

If you haven’t been to East Corinth, Vermont yet, this fall is your chance!

Although the popular movie Beetlejuice is based in Connecticut, many scenes were filmed in a small town in Vermont, called East Corinth. Driving down Main Street, you will recognize buildings that were featured in the movie. On Chicken Farm Road, you will find a bridge featured in the movie, although it is no longer a covered bridge. A lot has changed since the mid-1980s, but there are definitely some aspects to the town that are all-too-familiar.

Whitcomb’s Land of Pumpkins and Corn Maze

Get ready to do some pumpkin carving!

If you’re looking for a more tame Halloween event, like carving pumpkins, be sure to visit Whitcomb’s Land of Pumpkins and Corn Maze in Williston! They are said to have some of the best pumpkins and gourds around, and their farm is only a 20 minute drive from campus. Hop into a car with a few friends and spend a couple hours in the pumpkin patch. It’s also a great place for taking pictures for your Instagram!

Queen City Ghost Walk

Take a true crime walking tour around Burlington, Vermont this Halloween season. Photo by Logan Hall-Potvin ’19.

The Queen City Ghost Walk is a true crime walking tour around Burlington is bound to send a shiver up your spine. They have several different story walks, some more suitable for younger children, and some for people 16-years-old and up. Be sure to visit their Lakeview Cemetery Tour to learn more about the interesting people buried in Burlington. Love listening to true crime podcasts? Visit the tour on a True-Crime Thursday and hear about Burlington’s most intense stories.

Visiting Vermont and want to take a tour of the Champlain College campus, too? Click here.

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