Lower Township’s annual Halloween Costume Parade and Costume Contest will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 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.
For those interested in participating in the parade and costume contest, the age divisions are as follows: Age two and under, age three to five, age six years to eight, age nine to 12, and group/family or float.
It is free to register and participate. Registration begins at the Lower Township Recreation Center on Monday, October 10, 2016, located at 2600 Bayshore Rd. behind Township Hall. Call the recreation department at (609) 886-7880 for additional information.
During the parade, you can’t miss the 25th annual Pumpkin Festival sponsored by the Lower Township Rotary Club on Saturday, October 15. 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 its 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.