Get your rakes, the leaves are coming! And so are a bunch of fun-filled events for you and your family to enjoy during the fall season. From spooky hayrides to family fun nights, check out some of the events to look forward to in and around Deptford Township.
Red White & Blue 5K Color Run
Deptford Township will host its 10th anniversary of the run on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 8 a.m at Fasola Park. Registration will be from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. The kids’ 1-mile run/walk will begin at 9:15 a.m, with registration from 8 to 9 a.m. For registration details, please visit www.deptford-nj.org.
Deptford Fall Festival
Deptford Township invites you to its fourth annual Fall Festival, located at Andaloro Farm in Westville on Oct. 12 from 2 to 8 p.m. Guests can enjoy hayrides, local vendors, beer and wine garden and plenty of food.
Trunk or Treat
Located at the Recreation Center on Oct. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m., trunks will be hosted by mayor and council, Deptford Police Department, EMS, Fire Department, Public Works, MUA, Parks and Recreation, Deptford Library and Deptford businesses. The event is limited to the first 500 Deptford children (proof of residency required). Pre-registration is required for this event. Pick up free tickets in the township manager’s office, located at 1011 Cooper St.
Can’t attend the Deptford festival on Oct. 12, or just can’t get enough of the fall fun? (We feel the same way.) Below are some similar events to check out throughout Gloucester County.
Gloucester County 4-H Fall Fest
The Gloucester County 4-H Association will host its fourth annual Fall Fest on Sept. 28 (rain date: Sept. 29) at the Gloucester County 4-H Fairgrounds in Mullica Hill from 4 to 9 p.m.
The event will feature dozens of local vendors, a costume contest and even a chili cook-off. Don’t forget to bring a non-perishable donation to support the Glassboro Good Samaritan Center and receive a ticket for a raffle to win a gift basket.
Attendees can enjoy festival classics like hayrides, a haunted house, trick-or-treating and crafts.
New this year is Spooky Tales on the hayrides. Little ones can enjoy a five-minute ride while listening to the re-rendering of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” with a Halloween twist, which is perfect content and length for the young and young at heart. For the older and more adventurous, take a 10-minute ride through the woods as you learn of the legend of Bloody Mary.
Another new event at the festival is a pumpkin decorating contest. Attendees can bring their pre-decorated pumpkins and be judged by age groups.
Admission to the festival is $10 per car. More information and requirements about all contests can be found by searching for the Gloucester County 4-H Nature Preserve on Facebook.
Westville Fall Festival
Can’t make it to the Deptford Fall Festival on Oct. 12? Head over to Broadway in Westville for its 10th annual Fall Festival on Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event includes pumpkin painting, hayrides, a beer garden and food trucks. Stay for a while and check out the classic car show and barbeque competition.
National Park Fall Fest
Take a trip to the Red Bank Battlefield in National Park on Oct. 26 from noon to 4 p.m. for a day full of fall family fun including a straw bale maze, games, crafts and more. Guests can check out a tour of the “spooky” James Whitall Jr. House, which served as both a Revolutionary War patriot headquarters and a field hospital.
The Red Bank Battlefield is also hosting its 18th Century Field Day at the battlefield on Oct. 27. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., visitors can enjoy free admission to see battle reenactments, colonial demonstrators, vendors and food. Guests can take in a spectacular sword fight and enjoy a colonial magic show. Call (856) 853-5120 for more information about the event.
Spooktacular, a MonSTAR of an Event
Be ghoulish and good at the same time by attending this fundraising event on Oct. 24 at Four Star Catering in Wenonah. Proceeds will help support United Way of Gloucester County and SNJ Millennials. Guests can enjoy a costume contest, music, food, cash bar and more Halloween fun. Tickets are $35 per person. For more information, contact Margie Brining at email@example.com.