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What to Do Sunday October 27th

The weekend's not over yet and we have plenty of great activities for you and the family to enjoy on this last Sunday of October!

FAMILY HALLOWEEN

Bring the entire family out to the 20th 'A Family Halloween' celebration, hosted by Billings Farm & Museum. The day's festivities kick off with a costume parade at noon, and another at 2pm. Enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides throughout the day and crank pumpkin ice cream from the old machines. Carve pumpkins and compete in Halloween games like doughnuts-on-a-string. Children dressed in costume get in free!

Sunday Oct 27, 10am-5pm

MOUNTAIN BIKING

Watch or join athletes as they compete in the CircumBurke Mountain Bike & Trail Run Challenge at the Belmont Stock Farm this morning! Competitors complete a anywhere from an 18 to 50 mile course along Burke Moutain's trails in East Burke. A family-style meal follows the race and all proceeds go towards the Kingdom Trails Network.

Sunday Oct 27, start times - 9:30 AM for 50 Mile Bike, 10:00 AM 25 Mile Bike, 10:15 AM All Trail Runners

HALLOWEEN RIDE

Join Mayor Weinberger and hundreds of riders this afternoon for the "Halloween Ride: Shared Streets Not Scared Streets" mobile costume parade through the city of Burlington. The parade leaves from Burlington City Hall Park at 2pm. The family-friendly festivities continue at Maglianero Cafe after the parade.

Sunday Oct 27, 2pm, Free

HALLOWEEN RUN

Pull out your running shoes and Halloween costumes for the Freaky 5k Trail Race in Richmond this morning, benefiting the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps. The course takes runners through the spooky, dark forest behind VYCC's West Monitor Barn.

Sunday Oct 27, 10am start, $35 per person

ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCE

Enjoy a festive performance of Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. This Halloween themed event is perfect for the whole family, including instrument introductions and spooky music selections.

Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College in Middlebury

Sunday Oct 27, 2pm, $6-$8, $16 per family

ARTHRITIS WALK

Walk for a cause at Dorset Park in Burlington this morning to raise awareness on Juvenile Arthritis. The "Just Move It" Walk raises not only awareness, but proceeds for the Arthritis Foundation as well. A raffle and silent auction follow the walk.

LEGO EXHIBIT

LEGO Contest & Exhibit at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center has cool LEGO creations, Past entries included a working pinball machine and an amusement park with moving parts.

October 25-27

www.brattleboromuseum.org

$8 adults, $6 seniors, $4 students, free for contestants, BMAC members, and children 5 and under.

CANNING EVENT

Bradford canning is hosting a Spiced Orange Cranberry Sauce day on Oct. 27th and we would LOVE to have the rest of the state know that canning is definitely NOT a lost art form! You can reach them at bradfordcanning@gmail.com.

DOCUMENTARY SCREENING

'Ask Us Who We Are' - Bess O'Brien's award-winning documentary about Vermont's foster-care system will be shown at Catamount Arts Center in St. Johnsbury. Show times are at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

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