MULLICA HILL — As the leaves change color and the temperatures begin to cool we know fall is in full swing. Once again it’s time for the 50th annual Mullica Hill Fall Festival and living history weekend, Oct 9 and 10. The events will run on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
So much has been added to the event this year. Family fun includes face painting, pumpkin painting, magician, live entertainment, a large craft show, food and more.
Experience history as it comes alive. Civil War reenactment camps open at 10 a.m. and you can see actual equipment used during the war, medical displays and camp life. Battle is at 2 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Let the kids converse with soldiers who give a firsthand account of the war and history as many of them take on the role of their ancestors. For some this is a hobby but for us it’s to carry on the history and how not to repeat it ever again.
Says General John Houk, “The event not only promotes our nation’s history, but the evening time tour promotes and gives you town history.”
Many crafters will be set up in the church parking lot next to the Harrison Township Recreation Department which will be hosting their build-a-scarecrow event again this year. There will be a magician, a spidey hero and many things for the kids to do as well as parents.
Farmhouse design will be celebrating its 21st anniversary in Mullica Hill with a harvest party for everyone. Live entertainment will be on the front porch, refreshments served, games and photo spots in the backyard and new goods and treats inside the store.
Also visit farmhouse table owner Hazel Dilsaver’s newest venture, right next door to her original shop selling cheese, jam, fruit vinegars and table goods. Stop in for a sample of the newest cheese.
Pumpkin painting has made a return this year. There is a small charge to help pay for the town-wide Fall Festival. The cost of $6 a child will include pumpkin, paint, glitter, cider and treats.
Many shops in town will be featuring open house specials and later hours. Check out some of our newest shops to the street like Madame Chili Pepper Children’s Shop where the Spidey hero will be hanging out or Musings and Light jewelry and accessories. Also, Annie’s Cranny is new with ladies clothing and accessories.
“It will be the biggest open house in the history of me hosting this event,” said Hazel Dilsaver. “I wanted to expand the event this year and add more fun things for families.” Flossie’s will host a whole kids area including sand art, face painting and games.
And don’t forget the second annual ghastly tales of the Civil War tour. This hour-long walking tour will take you to spots with stories specifically connected to the Civil War. Even though battles were not fought here, we have a direct connection said Dilsaver.
Witness an actual amputation and then end the evening in camp by the fire discussing medical instruments and their uses or Victorian funeral practices. Fun and educational, it is family friendly. Call 856-223-5440 for tickets or more information.
I just got a chance to see what our Fall Festival was going to entail and saw “Crafts”. I don’t know if it’s too late, but I make repurposed wine bottles and jar with assorted mediums and styles. I’d like to sell them because it’s too costly to mail them. Most Craft Fairs are entirely too costly to rent a table.
If you could give me some info on price and availability, if any, maybe this would be an opportunity to sell them once and for all.
Thank you for your consideration.
You can call 856-223-5440 for more information. Pedricktown Day is also advertising for crafters. Visit http://www.pedricktownday.org or contact Heart Felt Designs at 856-299-2133.