Wellington’s annual Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Village Park (11700 Pierson Road). 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.
Enter the Haunted Hallways (opening at 5 p.m.) if you dare, or enjoy one of the many spooktacular attractions, including bounce houses, hay rides, laser tag, a petting zoo, a pie-eating contest, trick-or-treating in the vendor area and more. Approximately 20 food trucks will 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 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.
Unlimited all-access bracelets are required for activities. Bracelets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) and Village Park (11700 Pierson Road).
Existing CivicRec account holders can opt to purchase tickets online to reserve their all-access bracelets. Tickets (one ticket = one all-access bracelet) can then be redeemed in advance at the Wellington Community Center or Village Park, or on the day of the event at the “will call” tent.
Bracelets purchased by Oct. 20 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 hay ride, play laser tag or go through the haunted hallways. Bracelet purchases are non-refundable.
Free shuttle service, sponsored by Wellington Regional Medical Center, will be available from the Palm Tran bus stop located near Macy’s, beginning at 2:30 p.m.
The village thanks the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Health Specialty Center, the Fall Festival’s featured sponsor. Other sponsors include Kidz Vil Pediatric Dentistry (hay rides), Next LVL Mobile Infusion (bounce houses) and Wellington Bay (costume contests).
Some attraction start and end times will vary from the event time frame. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/fallfestival for more information, or call (561) 791-4005.
For sponsorship and vendor opportunities, contact Michelle Garvey at (561) 791-4082 or email@example.com.