Shelburne’s Halloween Party is a boo-tiful thing

Shelburne’s annual Halloween Parade has been a long-standing tradition in town. Initially, the parade was the town police department’s way to “keep kids busy and out of trouble” on Halloween. For the past three decades, the Charlotte Shelburne Rotary Club and the Town’s Parks and Recreation Dept. have hosted the day’s festivities, which include a party at the fire station and the town gym following the parade. Don’t forget about the pumpkin carving contest! Three prize categories (most creative, scariest, and best Vermont pumpkin) will be judged in three age groups (elementary, middle, and high school). For information, contact Dan Cox at 238-7238 or 985-3037. Floats (which can be designed by neighborhoods, businesses, groups or individuals) will line up at 12:45 pm at Shelburne Shopping Park and the parade will begin on Falls Road at 2 pm.  Following the parade, music, hot dogs, and popcorn will be available at the fire station and a costume contest will take place at the town gym.

Don’t forget to bring a non-perishable food donation along with you to the town gym for the Shelburne Food Shelf, and receive a special Halloween prize.

To register a float, contact Steve Dates at 658-4061 or

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