Mt. Laurel Fall Festival returns for 2018 on Sept. 22 at Laurel Acres Park

The township will also hold its annual 5K Run/Walk the morning of the Fall Festival before the event.

Mt. Laurel Township is once again gearing up for the fall season with a wide array of events to keep residents entertained as the air begins to cool and the leaves begin to fall.

First and foremost, Mt. Laurel Township’s annual Fall Festival and 5K Run/Walk will once again take over Laurel Acres Park on Sept. 22.

For those looking to get an early start on the fun that day, the township’s annual 5K/Walk will begin at 8:30 a.m., with the annual children’s “Fun Run” to begin an hour later at 9:30 a.m.

For the 5K/Walk, the course will once again take participants through an asphalt path, dirt road, grassy terrain and nature trail all within the boundaries of Laurel Acres.

Registration costs are set at $20 for those who register before the day of the event and $25 for those who register on the morning of the 5K Run/Walk.

A trophy will be presented to the top male and female finisher of the 5K, with medals also available to the top three males and female finishers for each age group.

Those looking to register for the event or find more information can visit www.mountlaurel.com.

Later in the day, Mt. Laurel’s annual Fall Festival will kick off at 11 a.m. and run through 4 p.m.

Township officials say an estimated 20,000 people annually attend the event, which is once again set to feature food, crafts, rides, a bounce house, vendors and other fun for all ages.

The township will also once again have a stage set up at the event where attendees can watch various performances throughout the day from local bands, cheerleaders, dancers, singers, martial arts exhibitions and more.

The Mt. Laurel Township Police Department will also be on hand once again to feature a demonstration of the department’s K-9 Unit.

“We have a whole lineup of performances all day long,” township manager Meredith Tomczyk said. “The Lenape High School band and cheerleaders will be leading the opening ceremonies this year, and we also have a lot of new vendors. We really hope everybody in town can come out.”

For more information, visit www.mountlaurel.com.