Town of Manchester to Host Fall Festival

The Town of Manchester’s Department of Leisure, Family, and Recreation will host their Fall Festival on the week of October 19-22 at Northwest Park, 448 Tolland Turnpike. With events including pumpkin carvings & paintings, a Jack-O-Lantern Zombie Walk, food and craft vendors, candy giveaways and more, there will be something for the whole family to enjoy.

The festival will kick off with pumpkin carvings at Northwest Park on Tuesday, October 19 and Thursday, October 21 from 5:00-7:00 PM.  Families will be able to carve their own pumpkin which will then decorate the park for the remainder of the festival. Carving tools will be provided while supplies last

On Friday, October 22, the Town will host a Trunk or Treat at Northwest Park starting at 5:00 PM. In case of inclement weather, please follow along on the Recreation Division’s Facebook page for any updates. A rain date is currently scheduled for Saturday, October 23 at 5:00 PM.

Since no fall festival would be complete without candy, several Town of Manchester departments and other local organizations will hand out candy to all attendees. In addition to candy, attendees will also be able to snack on free cotton candy and popcorn. The Town’s Fire and Police Departments will also join in on the festivities and will provide the Manchester community a chance to meet their public safety officials.

In addition, families will be able to shop at a slate of local food & artisanal vendors, including:

  • Hungry Lion (food truck that serves protein bowls & protein balls)
  • Jeff’s Kettle Corn (homemade kettle corn)
  • The Art Child (therapeutic art activities for children)
  • A Clay Zone (therapeutic & aromatic clay)

While munching on snacks from some of our local vendors, be sure to check out a screening of the fall classic, It’s a Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Rec on the Run will also be providing free mask-making kits for families; families are encouraged to make their masks at the festival or from the comfort of their own home.

Other activities will include a Jack-O-Lantern Zombie Walk (ages 10+), bounce houses and the Manchester ScareCrow Village. For those who wish to participate in the ScareCrow Village, please email crimsonartbox@gmail.com to reserve a spot. Participation is free and open to the public.

For further information on the Fall Festival and other upcoming programs, check out the Department of Leisure, Family and Recreation’s Fall Program & Event Guide.

Like this article?

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest

Leave a comment

About Author

Town of Manchester to Host Fall Festival

The Town of Manchester’s Department of Leisure, Family, and Recreation will host their Fall Festival on the week of October 19-22 at Northwest Park, 448 Tolland Turnpike. With events including pumpkin carvings & paintings, a Jack-O-Lantern Zombie Walk, food and craft vendors, candy giveaways and more, there will be something for the whole family to enjoy.

The festival will kick off with pumpkin carvings at Northwest Park on Tuesday, October 19 and Thursday, October 21 from 5:00-7:00 PM.  Families will be able to carve their own pumpkin which will then decorate the park for the remainder of the festival. Carving tools will be provided while supplies last

On Friday, October 22, the Town will host a Trunk or Treat at Northwest Park starting at 5:00 PM. In case of inclement weather, please follow along on the Recreation Division’s Facebook page for any updates. A rain date is currently scheduled for Saturday, October 23 at 5:00 PM.

Since no fall festival would be complete without candy, several Town of Manchester departments and other local organizations will hand out candy to all attendees. In addition to candy, attendees will also be able to snack on free cotton candy and popcorn. The Town’s Fire and Police Departments will also join in on the festivities and will provide the Manchester community a chance to meet their public safety officials.

In addition, families will be able to shop at a slate of local food & artisanal vendors, including:

Hungry Lion (food truck that serves protein bowls & protein balls)

Jeff’s Kettle Corn (homemade kettle corn)

The Art Child (therapeutic art activities for children)

A Clay Zone (therapeutic & aromatic clay)

While munching on snacks from some of our local vendors, be sure to check out a screening of the fall classic, It’s a Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Rec on the Run will also be providing free mask-making kits for families; families are encouraged to make their masks at the festival or from the comfort of their own home.

Other activities will include a Jack-O-Lantern Zombie Walk (ages 10+), bounce houses and the Manchester ScareCrow Village. For those who wish to participate in the ScareCrow Village, please email crimsonartbox@gmail.com to reserve a spot. Participation is free and open to the public.

For further information on the Fall Festival and other upcoming programs, check out the Department of Leisure, Family and Recreation’s Fall Program & Event Guide.

Like this article?

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest

Leave a comment

About Author