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September 2018

by Alexandria Brooks

Oct. 6
Bookworms Wanted  
The Collingswood Book Festival is returning for its 16th year with over 50 presenting authors and an additional 250 authors and exhibitors featured. This festival will also have book signings, old and new books for sale and food and entertainment. All book lovers are encouraged to come out and attend. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., locations vary, Collingswood, CollingswoodBookFestival.com  

Oct. 6
Finding a Furrever Home  
The Gone to the Dogs Annual Craft Fair & Family Festival is back again to benefit dogs looking for their forever home. The event will host 150 artists, several food trucks, pet contests and more. Bring your pup or adopt a new one at this animal-friendly fair. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Burlington County Fairgrounds, 1960 Jacksonville-J obstown Road, Columbus, NewLifeAnimalRescue.org 

Oct. 7
Pumpkin Pride
If you love pumpkins and fall activities, this festival was made for y ou. Drawing thousands of attendees each year, the Blackwood Pumpkin Festival will ring in its 27th year with hayrides, pumpkin painting, pumpkin carving and costume contests, hundreds of vendors and four stages of entertainment. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Mainstage Center for the A rts, 27 S. Black Horse Pike, Blackwood, Mainstage.org 

Oct. 13
A Cultural Blend   
Celebrate a variety of cultures with the newly formed Camden County Cultural Awareness Commission at International D ay. Enjoy cultural performances, ethnic food tasting and educational programming. The whole family D will be able to learn and embrace new  cultures at this event. Noon-4 p.m., Camden County College, Blackwood Campus, Gloucester Township, CamdenCounty.com 

Oct. 13-14
Seasonal Tasting  
Celebrate the new season at Autumn Lake Winery’s annual harvest festival where the grapes are ready for harvest at the vineyard. Your entry ticket will provide not only wine tasting and a souvenir gla ss, but a hayride and tour of the winery itself. Don’t forget to bring along your four-legged friend! Noon-5 p.m., Autumn Lake Winery, 8 70 W. Malaga Road, Williamstown, NewJerseyWines.com 

Oct. 21
One for the History Books  
Eigh teenth  Century Field Day will be a blast from th e past featuring battle re- enactments, Colonial demonstra tors and teach ings of the Battle of Red Bank. Take a tour of the Whitall House where chefs will prepare fall-inspired dishes. There will  be an amazing sword figh t that you have to witness and a Colonial magic show that cannot be missed. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Red Bank Battlefield , 100 Hessian Avenue, National Park, co.Gloucester.nj.us 

Oct. 27
Calling all Ghouls and Goblins  
Year after year, the Medford-Vincentown Rotary Club puts on one of the best Halloween parades in the area  drawing in tens of thousands of attendees and participants. Sit on Main Street and enjoy the fun and spooky hand-built floats that pas s by, throwing candy to those wanting treats. 7 p.m., Main Street, Medford, MedfordHalloweenParade.com 

Oct. 28
HalloWheaton  
WheatonArts is hosting a Halloween-themed event where you can trick-or-treat in cos- tume and take pictures with your favorite Halloween characte rs such as the mummy and the too-tall scarecrow. This is a scare-free event, so the whole family can enjoy. 1-4 p.m., Wheaton Arts and Cult ural Center, 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville, WheatonArts.org

Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 9, Issue 7 (September 2018).
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