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Halloween Festival & Jack-O’-Lantern Hike

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Looking for a “wild” family adventure for Halloween this year?

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is inviting families to attend its annual Halloween Wildlife Festival and Jack-O’-Lantern Hike at the Kehoe Education Center on Point of Pines Road in Castleton on Friday, October 27, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

The festival features a fun and educational Halloween campfire show led by students from Vermont State University Castleton Campus.  Kids will learn about the creepy, crawly critters that reside in Vermont and have a chance to get decked out in their costumes before the traditional trick-or-treat night. 

Other activities include a nature hike along a trail that is lit by carved pumpkins, wildlife-related crafts, face painting, and a campfire activity. 

“October is a perfect time to highlight the fun of Halloween while focusing on the critters that make it so special,” said Education Specialist Corey Hart.  “This event gives families a chance to enjoy the season in a fun way and to learn that these animals may not be so scary after all.”

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Admission and activities are free and open to the public, and all ages are welcome.  No registration is required.  Costumes are encouraged, but not required.

The Edward F. Kehoe Green Mountain Conservation Camp is operated by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department.  This event is sponsored by the department and students from Vermont State University Castleton campus.

For more information about the event, contact Corey Hart at or 802-565-5562.  Organizers are seeking donations of pumpkins for the event, so anyone with spare pumpkins is asked to please get in touch with Hart.  Pumpkin donations will be accepted until October 25th.  

For directions to the Edward F. Kehoe Green Mountain Conservation Camp, visit

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