Lower Township will have a host of Halloween happenings and frightful fun for all ages throughout the month of October.
The township’s annual Costume Halloween Parade and Costume Contest will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17 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 Oct. 10. The recreation center is located at 2600 Bayshore Road behind Township Hall. Call the registration department at (609) 886-7880 for more information.
During the parade, you can’t miss the 24th annual Pumpkin Festival sponsored by the Lower Township Rotary Club on Saturday, Oct. 17. 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.
Rain date for the festival is Sunday, Oct. 18.
Ready for a fright? The trails along the county airport in Lower Township are going to get seriously spooky on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Those who are brave enough to walk through the Haunted Trails are invited to the grounds of the Cape May County Airport for this free community event.
Anyone who is interested in creating and coordinating their own haunted scene is encouraged to call (609) 886-7880 ext. 8.
On Saturday, Oct. 31, Trick or Treat will be held in Lower Township from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.