MULLICA HILL — Fall is in the air and the sound of cannons is resonating throughtout the village.
It’s that time of year again when the Mullica Hill Merchants host their 46th Annual Fall Festival on Saturday Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. till 7 p.m. and Sunday Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m.
Step back in time to a Civil War Living History Program. You may experience Civil War camp life, a weapons display, baking on an open fire, candle dipping as well as medical display and civil war re-enactment. Your experience of the Civil War era will be heightened as you listen to music by a Civil War Band.
In the evening you may stroll through the camp site as tales of the civil war are conveyed by the actors portraying civil war soldiers.
Charles H. Harrison a Local Writer and Historian will be at The Front Porch Antiques to sign his “No Longer Warriors” book, based on his Great-Grandfather’s experience at Gettysburg. The book, inspired by the personal account of a Union soldier wounded at Gettysburg, was produced as a play and performed on stage by a professional theater company. It is the story of wounded soldiers who experiences terror and miracles in a house on the battlefield as the fighting rages around them.
For the little ones, there will be face painting, pumpkin decorating, and of course the merchants will have special displays and treats in their antique, collectible and specialty shops. There will be a Harry Potter event at Gathering Room and Canteen that will include story time, butter beer, hogwarts express and more.
Crafters, food and live music will add to the festivities. Pumpkins, corn stalks and chrysanthemums will adorn the mile long North and South Main Street. The Village of Mullica Hill is on the State and National Historic Registry with most business being based in historic buildings and open year round. And don’t forget the Ghost Walk!
Spend the day or a weekend and enjoy lunch or dinner at one of our restaurants or tearooms. The Blue Plate will feature special pumpkin inspired menu items such as pumpkin raviolis, pumpkin risotto, pumpkin cake and coffee.
For more information call (856-278-2055) or visit www.mullicahill.com