Bracelets are on sale now for Wellington’s annual Fall Festival. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 3 to 10 p.m. at Village Park (11700 Pierson Road).
The extended hours provide families with younger children an opportunity to enjoy plenty of fun and activities earlier in the day, while still getting their little ghouls and goblins home in time for bed.
Visit the Haunted Hallways, opening at 5 p.m., if you dare, or enjoy one of the many other event attractions, including a petting zoo, pony rides, a pie-eating contest, hayrides, trick-or-treating, face painting, bounce houses, laser tag, vendors and more. Approximately 20 food trucks will also be on site with sweet and savory food and beverage items for purchase.
Attendees can also enjoy live performances on the sound stage, or participate in costume contests for prizes, with first through third place awards for each of the following age groups: under 3, ages 4 to 6, ages 7 to 10, ages 11 to 14, and 15 and older. Costume contests will be held at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Some attraction start and end times may vary from the overall event. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/fallfestival for more information.
Unlimited all-access bracelets are required for activities. Bracelets can be purchased at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd) and Village Park (11700 Pierson Road). Bracelets purchased by Oct. 18 are $7 for children and $5 for adults.
On the day of the event, bracelets are $10 for children and $5 for adults. Children ages 2 and under are free.
Adult bracelets are only needed if the adult will accompany the child on the hayride, play laser tag or go through the Haunted Hallways.
Free shuttle service will be available from the Palm Tran bus stop located near Macy’s at the Mall at Wellington Green beginning at 2:30 p.m.
Special thanks to featured sponsor the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Health Specialty Center. Wellington would also like to thank the following activity sponsors: Art Cellar for face painting, Baptist Health of South Florida for bounce houses, Southern Septic for the Haunted Hallways, Lily Rexach-State Farm Insurance for trick-or-treat doors candy, David Lerner for the petting zoo, Christ Community Church for the pumpkin patch photo booth and craft, and Wellington Regional Medical Center for laser tag.
For more information about the Fall Festival, call the Wellington Community Center at (561) 753-2484.
For sponsorship and vendor opportunities, complete the sponsor and vendor interest form online, available at www.wellingtonfl.gov/fallfestival.