Saturday, Oct. 14, 4 p.m.—RUTLAND—NeighborWorks of Western Vermont is bringing back the Fall Festival for its second year at the community green space at 113 Library Ave. in Northwest Rutland on Saturday, Oct. 14. Come in costume ready to carve pumpkins, paint gourds, and create scary masks to the beat of “Monster Mash.” Pumpkin carving and gourd painting will begin at 4 p.m. and end at 6 p.m., when participants are invited to spread out a picnic blanket or folding chairs to watch “Hocus Pocus” on an outdoor movie screen. Moviegoers are encouraged to dress warm and bring blankets.
Participants can also stroll through the activities booths sponsored by local organizations while munching on donuts and apple cider. Dismas House will have its signature glitter tattoo and face painting booth — get transformed into a monster of choice! The Tapestry program will be leading mask- and crown-crafting to complete the transformation. Rutland Middle School’s selfie photo booth will be on hand to capture social media-ready appearances.
The event is 100 percent free and open to the entire Rutland community, thanks to the Rutland Promise Community grant to promote community building and engagement events.