Weekend at a Glance: Halloween parties & parades, Public Safety Building Open House, special BLT hike, and the last Farmer’s Market

by beth on October 25, 2019

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Above: This weekend’s fun includes yummy treats, spooky activities, and costumed parades as Southborough starts celebrating Halloween early. Also look for a guided hike and the long-awaited Public Safety Building Ribbon Cutting  (images clockwise from SAM video, by Beth Melo, by Susan Fitzgerald; from PSB construction newsletter, and contributed)

It’s a busy week in Southborough. Here are highlights of what’s happening around town this week.

Friday, October 25, 2019

  • Southborough Halloween Party (7:00 – 8:30 pm) @ Finn School, Cafeteria: The Town’s annual party. The event is for Southborough children under 12 and families. (Children must be accompanied by an adult.) Admission is $5 per child, max $15 per family. Once inside, everything is free: games, prizes, face painting, art activities and loads of treats. Costumes are encouraged for children and adults attending the party – but not required. For details, see dedicated post.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

  • Southborough Boroughs Loop Trail Guided Hike (9:00 am) @ The hike will begin at the Fayville Park on Central Street: Join the Southborough Trails Committee and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) for a guided hike on a future section of the Boroughs Loop Trail. Due to Deer Hunting season, hikers will need wear a bright orange hat or vest. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Fay School Farmers Market (10:00 am – 1:00 pm) @ Harlow Circle in front of Fay’s Primary School, 25 Middle Rd: The last market in this fall’s series. Each market will feature local produce, prepared food, and handmade goods by local vendors. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Library Halloween Parade & Party (10:00 am – 1:00 pm) @ Fay School Farmer’s Market: This event is a partnership between the Southborough Library and Fay School. Crafts, face painting, 11:00 am costume parade, and storytime. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Public Safety Building Ribbon Cutting/Open House (10:00 am – 2:00 pm) @ Public Safety Building, 32 Cordaville Road: The Town is inviting the public to celebrate the new, combined police and fire station. Public of all ages is welcome to attend, no RSVP required. 10 am – Ribbon Cutting ceremony with Remarks from local officials and special dignitaries; 11 am – 2 pm – Activities, refreshments and guided tours. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Southborough FireFighters Association’s Annual Halloween Parade (4:00 pm) @ meet at Woodward School to march to the new public safety building: The annual Halloween parade will start at 4:00 pm “sharp”. Keeping with tradition, the parade ends with a party that includes a costume contest. Kids can collect candy while they pass in front of a panel of judges. Trophies are generally awarded by age groups and themes. For details, see dedicated post.

[Editor’s Note: If you are looking for details on the “Meet the Monster of Breakneck Hill” event, that has been cancelled.]

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