Looking for something to do this October that does not include pulling hay out of your shoes or straining your back picking up a 100 pound pumpkin? Fun events are scheduled throughout Camden County this month that will have activities to please all ages.
On Sat., Oct. 5th, Haddon Heights will host its annual Fall Festival and Corvette Show along Station Ave., rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Welcome fall and celebrate with a vast array of fine crafts, Corvettes, food, and entertainment. Talented artists and crafters from the tri-state area will be on hand with unique gift and home ideas.
Not into the craft scene or cars? Go to Collingswood on Sat., Oct. 5th for their annual Book Festival. Over six blocks along Haddon Avenue will be filled with nationally recognized authors/speakers for adults and children, as well as booksellers, storytellers, poetry readings, workshops, exhibitors, kid-friendly activities, as well as entertainment for all ages. This free, award-winning festival is the longest-running, largest literary event in the Delaware Valley.
Cherry Hill Township will host a Juried Photoraphy Show Reception at Croft Farm Arts Center located at 100 Bortons Mill Rd. The theme for 2013 is Fall Into the Arts. This free event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 12th. For more information call 856-488-7868. Meet the photographers behind the exhibit and maybe even purchase an original piece of art for your own collection. Art awards will be presented and light refreshments will be served. The exhibit will be on display for two weeks. Gallery hours are: Oct. 14 - 17: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Oct. 20: 12 - 4 p.m. and Oct. 21 - 24: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Photographers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to enter this juried photography exhibit. Intake for the exhibit will be held on Wednesday, October 9 from 4-7 p.m. Interested photographers may submit up to 3 pieces/$10 a piece (non-refundable) for jury consideration.
Haddonfield will hold its Fall Festival on Sat., Oct. 19th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to local organizations showcasing their community spirit, offerings include a Make your own Scarecrow booth, tours of the Indian King Tavern Museum, a celebration of Haddy the Dinosaur and a salute to the 300th anniversary of Haddonfield.
Also on Oct. 19th, the Camden County Historical Society will host its fourth annual trolley tour from 12:30 to 4 p.m. for a 25 mile loop covering 10 Underground Railroad sites throughout Camden County. Trolleys board just down the street from the Historical Society buildings -- from the fenced lot at Vesper and Park Blvd., behind Our Lady of Lourdes. For details, visit http://cchsnj.com/cchs_announce129.shtml or call 856-964-3333.