Students at Sculpture School in Waitsfield build games for their Hal-loween Game Carnival on October 31. Photo: Eddie Merma.

Soon, The Valley will host a menu of Halloween options for kids. 


On Friday, October 27, the Joslin Memorial Library in Waitsfield will put on a Spooky Movie Night beginning at 6 p.m. On Saturday, October 28, Moretown Memorial Library will offer “Pizza and PG-13” for older kids, starting at 6:30 p.m. Movie-goers can visit the library’s websites for film titles and more info. 

On Sunday, October 29, Warren Public Library and the Warren School Parent Teacher Organization will host a pre-Halloween celebration on the Warren Town Green from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Attendees can bring pumpkins to carve, while event organizers will provide small pumpkins to paint. There will also be storytime and treats.  

Joslin Memorial Library will host a Halloween concert – Musical Munchkins with Andrea Soberman on Monday, October 30. The show, geared toward 2-to 6 -year-olds and their families, is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. at the Village Meeting House in Waitsfield. 

Soberman first opened her Musical Munchkins school in New York in 1993, then brought it to Waterbury in 2018. Her interactive performances feature songs, stories, puppets, instruments, movement, and dance. 



For some fun before trick-or-treating on Tuesday, October 31, The Sculpture School, based at Knoll Farm in Fayston, will hold their annual Game Carnival from 4 to 6 p.m. The event will feature 15 large-scale games designed and built by 8- to12-year-old kids over a seven-week period. Founder Eddie Merma has been hosting the carnival since 2016. 

In one game, called Fetch a Dog a Bone, players will attempt to throw bones through a large dog’s mouth, their shots blocked by the dog’s constantly moving teeth. A student said that she learned how to create a pulley system for the dog’s teeth while constructing the game. 

The carnival will also have an escape room, with a series of hidden puzzles needed to be solved in order to exit the room. The theme, students said, is an abandoned candy shop turned crime scene. 

On Tuesday night, trick-or-treating will take place across several locations beginning around 4:30 p.m. Warren Village will close its Main Street so that kids can make their rounds, while Warren Public Library will be offering hot apple cider around a fire pit on Warren Town Green. Moretown Village, as well as Old County Road in Waitsfield, will also host trick-or-treating from roughly 4:30 through 7 p.m.