Oct 31 2020
We are partnering with The Vermont State Fair and presenting a fireworks show that will be free for the community on Saturday, October 31 at 7:15PM at the historic fairgrounds located on South Main Street in Rutland, Vermont
“Boo-m! A Halloween Fireworks Spooktacular” was created in response to the news that the long-standing Rutland Halloween Parade was grounded due to the ongoing pandemic. Free parking on the infield of the fairgrounds will be available. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Attendees must adhere to all social distancing standards including the wearing of masks if they are to travel further than an arm’s length of their vehicle.
This event is “Drive In” style – attendees will be asked to stay at their vehicle. Those in attendance at The Fairgrounds will be able to tune their radio to 89.3FM to enjoy a soundtrack specifically created for this event including a pre-recorded kick-off featuring Rutland’s famous “Drum Journeys of Earth” who traditionally lead the Rutland Halloween Parade with their Drumming Halloween Skellies. The first 300 children to arrive at the fairgrounds will be provided an individually bagged, safe goodie-bag.
This new initiative is made possible by the generous supporters who stepped up, recognizing the community hunger for a Halloween celebration – a long standing Rutland tradition. Sponsors include The Halloween Store at The Party Store Superstore, Heritage Family Credit Union, OMYA, Ski Country Real Estate, VELCO, Bill Lohsen Plumbing and Heating, PEGTV – Channels 1075, 1085 & 1095, Casella Waste Systems, Ted’s Pizza Shop, Vermont Truffle Company, Clear Choice MD, Alliance Community Fellowship, Advantech Answering Service, Melanie Aguiar and The Rutland Herald.
Additional support is from Royal and Zip Barnard in memory of Norma Montaigne. Norma, AKA “Anything Graphic,” was one of the artists and designers who contributed greatly to the annual Halloween Parade, including her creation of the costumes and props for the Drum Journey “Skelly Dancers” and other displays. More than that, according to her friends and those that knew her, Norma was known and loved for her overall creative genius, generosity and her love of life, fun and all the creatures in the universe.