Halloween at a glance: Festivities, parades, and trick or treating in Southborough (Updated)

by beth on October 24, 2018

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Above: No need to wait a week to put on your costume. Halloween weekend fun starts soon. (Cropped from image posted to flickr by Michael Bentley)

This is just a quick reminder of the Halloween fun that families won’t want to miss starting tomorrow.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

  • Halloween Henna Crafternoon (3:00 – 5:00 pm) @ Southborough Library: The library is happy to put on another Henna Tattoos event for ages 8 and up. Program limited to the first 50 participants. Choose from spooky or traditional designs. For details, see dedicated post.

Friday, October 26, 2018

  • Nightmare Before Christmas (5:15 pm) @ Trottier Middle School auditorium: Trottier will put on a free screening of the PG Halloween movie (Fantasy/Musical ‧ 1h 16m). Before and after the show, concessions will be sold, with all proceeds donated to a local school in need. For details, see Trottier’s Daily Bulletins.
  • Southborough Halloween Party (7:00 – 8:30 pm) @ Finn School: Annual party for young children (under 12 years old). It includes treats, games, arts and crafts and more. Admission is $5 per person or $15 per family. For details, see dedicated post.

Saturday, October 27, 2018 

  • Fay School Farmers Market & Library Halloween Party (10:00 am – 1:00 pm) @ Harlow Circle in front of Fay’s Primary School, 25 Middle Rd: Final market scheduled this fall. This one is partnering with the Southborough Library to hold its annual Halloween party. Halloween celebrations, which will include crafts and storytime in Fay’s Primary School Library, along with a Halloween parade. For details, see dedicated post.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

  • SFA Halloween Parade and Contest (4:00 pm): The Southborough Firefighter’s Association’s annual Halloween costume contest and parade. The line-up is across from Mauro’s Market, downtown Main Street. (Marchers usually begin convening around 3:30pm.) The procession ends in the Fire Station garage for the costume contest, prizes, and treats. For details, see dedicated post.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

  • Trottier celebrates: No party – but the school invites students to wear costumes to school on Halloween, as long as they are school appropriate. Face paint is not allowed. Hats, if worn, must go with the costume, and teachers may ask students to remove part of the costume if it is a distraction. For confirmation, see Daily Bulletin.
  • Finn School Halloween Parades (10:30 am and 1:15 pm): This year, the school’s annual costume parade will be handled differently, split by morning and afternoon/full day programs. The parade for morning pre-K and half day Kindergarteners will be at 10:30 am. Full day students and afternoon Pre-K will march at 1:15 pm. Families and friends are invited to stand outside the front of the building to watch the parades march by. (If there is inclement weather, special arrangements will be made for viewing in the gym. Entry would then be through the staffed gym door, not front entrance.) For more details, including costume restrictions, see the school’s letter.
  • Neary School Halloween Parade (1:50 -2:15 pm): Neary is introducing a costume parade this year. The route will be outside and around the perimeter of Neary (weather permitting) and in our hallways, if the weather is inclement. Parents are invited to watch. For more details, including costume restrictions, see the school’s letter to parents.
  • Trick-or-Treating (evening): Unlike some towns, Southborough doesn’t have an official trick-or-treating schedule. (Aside from 2011, when a freak storm caused an official delay!) But the tradition is the evening of Halloween with some kids beginning to ring doorbells close to dusk. (New to town and not sure how much candy to stock up on? Ask your neighbors, as it really varies from street to street.)
  • “Avengers” Halloween display (after dark – about 10:00 pm) @ 139 Parkerville Road: Every year, trick or treaters are invited to check out the fantastic Halloween display created by the Sutherlands. All ages are welcome and there’s nothing here that should terrify the little ones. I don’t have this year’s photos and details yet. But they are coming soon. In the meantime, you can check out images from last year here.

Updated (10/2418 3:18 pm): The Sutherlands reached out about this year’s theatrical Halloween display.

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