Monday, October 31, 2011

Trick or Treat!

Trick or treat?

There's no better place to celebrate Halloween than in New England, what with its rich history of terror, ghostly apparitions and intrigue. From the Salem Witch Trials to the Boston Strangler and Lizzy Borden, to the likes of Whitey Bulger, what place in America could be scarier?

Here on the Island, Halloween festivities are begun early in the month and carried to a fever-pitch by All Hallow's Eve.

There's an island-wide Scarecrow Contest, the towns have their own parties and parades, and on Halloween night, one major street in Vineyard Haven - Williams Street - is even closed to traffic to celebrate door-to-door trick-or-treating at its best. On this one street, rough ghost and goblin attendee estimates range from 300-800, with costumed witches and mummies arriving from as far away as New York City!

Enjoy some of the festivities through our eyes!
This year the Scarecrow Contest features Storybook Characters:

Have a Scary One. :)

Happy Halloweenie!


  1. Two comments, first.

    I think the punch in this post is the photo, if you had made the images larger and let them speak for them selves,(less text) would that have captured the energy you wanted to convey?

    The other thing is this, on your anniversary post of blogging, you added music to the photo montage, I don't think I ever told you that I really liked that addition.

    Imagine the creepy Halloweeny music you could have playing as we scroll down the images. But please can you end on a big bowl of candy? I like candy corn over all sweets!

    Do you have the energy to do a redo? Halloween the day after? lol

    Hope this isn't snarky.... love and hugs to you creative girl!

  2. I love these pictures! How creative! Halloween isn't very large here in Barbados but it is always fascinating to see how others celebrate it! It really sounds like fun, hope you enjoyed yourself!

  3. E - Thank you for the suggestions! I have been trying and trying to configure audio only, but have fallen short. It would have been awesome! And I also agree, less talk and more action, so to speak. Keep it coming, I need all the feedback I can get!

  4. SS: We did have a good time. The pup was beside herself with excitement lol. We don't get trick-or-treaters - we are down a long, dark drive that would have scared the bejeezuz out of ME, if I were a kid lol. But anyway, they do more town parties and such for the kids instead as most towns aren't configured into neighborhoods like on the mainland. They are sort of "hamlets" of houses making up a village or town. But all in all, a good time is had by all. :)