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Sunday, October 29, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Museum Grounds

Join us for our annual Halloween event, named a Top 10 Fall Event by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. Be creative and dress up in your most playful costumes as you trick-or-treat on the grounds of Shelburne Museum. Play games, pet a unicorn, watch mini pumpkins fly through the air, catch a glimpse of the witches in Settlers’ House, and more. Rain or shine, come have some spooky fun with us!

$7 per person for ages 3 and up. Members and children 2 and under are free. General admission applies for visitors arriving after 1 p.m.

Thank you to our new partners Vermont Gatherings, who host the annual Vermont Renaissance Faire, Vermont Steampunk Expo, and VTRF Winter Faire.

Join us the day of Haunted Happenings for Shelburne Museum’s First Annual Mini Pumpkin Chucking, 10 am – 1 pm!

What’s a Mini Pumpkin Chucking? It’s where brilliant minds put their collective brains together in order to launch pumpkins through the air via a trebuchet (a type of catapult used to launch projectiles – like pumpkins)! On Sunday, October 29, during Shelburne Museum’s annual Haunted Happenings Family Day we will be hosting our first ever Mini Pumpkin Chucking, with demonstrations at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm.
Shelburne Museum invites young and old, experienced chuckers’ and novices alike, to get creative and show the town what happens when science meet squash. This whimsical competition is open to teams of up to 8 individuals. Everyone is encouraged to participate – civic organizations, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4H’ers, local school groups, neighbors or families – and show off their engineering skills. There are two divisions: Junior for participants under the age of 17 and Adult.