Lower Township Halloween Costume Parade Set for Oct. 20
The township’s annual Costume Halloween Parade and Costume Contest will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 11 a.m. at Historic Cold Spring Village.
Ghouls and goblins of all ages are encouraged to show off their costumes either as parade participants or spectators during the event. The parade will be led by the Firehouse Pep Band.
For those interested in participating in the parade and costume contest, the age divisions are as follows: Ages 2 and under, ages 3 to 5, ages 6 to 8, ages 9 to 12, and group/ family or float.
It is free to register and participate. Registration is available at the Lower Township Recreation Center, 2600 Bayshore Rd. behind Township Hall. Call the registration department at (609) 886-7880 for more information.
During the parade, don’t miss the annual Pumpkin Festival sponsored by the Lower Township Rotary Club on Oct. 20. The festival is held throughout the grounds of Cold Spring Village from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, the rotary club just asks that visitors look into their hearts and their cabinets and bring along a donation of non-perishable food to help support their Share the Harvest food drive. Families can enjoy pumpkin painting and games throughout the day.
A variety of crafters will sell their wares along the Village’s lanes. Vendors will also be selling hot dogs, funnel cake and other snacks. Visit a haunted house at the Village Barn and hop on a fall hayride through the farm.