South Jersey things to do: Concerts, lighthouses, festivals, haunted cruise, Trolls, cars – Courier Post

The Pennsauken Harvest Festival, a celebration of heritage, arts and community, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Pennsauken Community Recreation Facility. The rain date is Oct. 17. 
The event will feature a pumpkin picking hayride and pumpkin decorating; activities including inflatables, a petting zoo, face painting and balloon twisting; amusements including a “Dragon Wagon,” mini-roller coaster, and a large slide; costumed characters; a variety of food trucks and food vendors; police and fire vehicles on display; a car extraction demonstration; firefighting skill activity for children; the fire department’s annual chili contest; fire safety information; and more.
Also, attendees are asked to “celebrate” World Food Day, Oct. 16, by bringing a non-perishable food item to the festival. All donations will be delivered to a Pennsauken-based food bank to help families in the community. 
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The complex is at 1601 Bethel Ave., in Pennsauken.
For Information, call (856) 665-1000, ext. 151, or email [email protected]
The annual Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey will be held Oct. 16 and 17.
It will include 10 land-based lighthouses, three lifesaving stations, one museum, one virtual site and the New Jersey Lighthouse Society site.
This year’s night climb sites are Tuckers Light at Tuckerton Seaport, Cape May Lighthouse and Tinicum Light.
For information, visit  
Millville Development Corp., Glasstown Arts District and the City of Millville Parks and Recreation will host a Riverfront Concert from 2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at Capt. Buck Riverfront Park.
The event will feature performances by the Snake Brothers Band and Arsenal, food vendors and a Riverwalk with crafters and artisans.
Attendees should bring blankets and chairs.
The park is at 10 Buck St., in Millville.
For information, call (856) 293-0556 or visit 
The Medford Arts Center will host a Magic & Mystery Show, featuring Magician Ran’D Shine, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15.
Magician Ran’D Shine is known for performing “Real Magic for Real People.” Magic & Mystery Show is an exploration of how each of us perceive mystery using psychological engaging illusions and sleight of hand. This show is an immersive interactive experience for ages 10 and older.
Tickets are $20.
The center is at 8 N. Main St., in Medford.
For tickets or information, call (609) 654-6033 or visit  
The Haddon Township Music Festival will feature music on two stages beginning at 1 p.m. Oct. 17. There will also be food trucks, beer gardens, crafters and artisans, games and a ferris wheel. The rain date is Oct. 24.
The Westmont stage lineup includes: Stolen Moments, 1 p.m., Somerdale, 2 p.m., Firebolt, 3 p.m., The Wayside Shakeup, 4 p.m., Unstoppable Hackbeats, 5 p.m., John Torres Band, 6 p.m., Kevin Donahue, 7 p.m., and Creem Circus, 8 p.m.
The Haddon stage lineup includes: Monko, 1 p.m., No Relation Band, 2 p.m., Retroglyphs, 3 p.m., Tara Hendricks, 4 p.m., Suitcase Murphy Band, 5 p.m., Preacher, 6 p.m., Matt Cappy, 7 p.m., and Graham Alexander, 8 p.m.
The festival will be held on Haddon Avenue between Strawbridge Avenue and Cooper Street.
For information, visit 
Rancocas Woods Business Association will host Boos & Brews from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 16. The rain date is Oct. 22.
The event, with MC Glenn Kalina of WOGL, will feature Dr. Brewlittles’ finest beers for ages 21 and older only, music and a costume contest.
Also, nearby at On Angel’s Wings, there will be a free haunted house from 6 to 10 p.m.
Rancocas Woods is at 118 Creek Road in Mount Laurel.
For information, visit or Rancocas Woods Events and Shops on Facebook. 
For On Angel’s Wings information, call (609) 733-3699 or visit or
Witch-Craft, a mystical encounter with “broos and spirits” will begin at 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at Paradise Lakes Campgrounds.
This Halloween extravaganza, for ages 21 and older only, will feature decorated tents with about 60 brewmasters and distillery wizards pouring their classics plus seasonal debuts.
Entertainment will include a seance, fortune telling, nodding for apples, costume contest, mixology demonstration, scream queen scream off, silent disco, food vendors and a costume contest.
Tickets are $65 in advance or $70 at the door, if available.
The campground is at Route 206 and West Mills Road in Hammonton.
Limited parking will be available on-site for $20. Off-site parking, with free shuttles, will be available at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 298 Tilton St., Hammonton. 
For information, call (609) 385-0716 or visit or 
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Cherry Hill’s Harvest Festival, hosted by Cherry Hill Township and the Cherry Hill Police and Fire Departments, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 17 at Croft Farm.
The event will feature a craft fair, pony rides, a petting zoo, pumpkin decorating/carving contest, music, food trucks, a beer garden by Forgotten Boardwalk Brewery, farmers market and more.
The farm is at 100 Bortons Mill Road in Cherry Hill. 
For information, visit
Join Patriot Harbor Lines for its Phantoms of the River Haunted Cruise. Cruises will be offered at 7:45 p.m. Oct. 15, 21, 22 and 23.
Listen as a pirate narrator shares the darkest tales of Delaware River pirates, the Jersey Devil and other “Phantoms of the River.”
The historic vessels of Penn’s Landing including the Olympia and Mushulu, tall ship Gazela, the Ben Franklin Bridge, Petty’s Island, Blackbeard’s Cove and the Battleship New Jersey are among the sights passengers will see during the cruise. 
Beer, wine and mixed drinks will be available.
The cruise departs from the Seaport Museum dock at Penn’s Landing. The museum’s address it 211 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd., in Philadelphia.
Passengers should arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time.
Tickets are $34 for ages 12 and older and $17 for age 11 and younger. 
For tickets or information, visit
Haddon Township will host a spooktacular shopping night during Spooky Shopping on the Square from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 15.
More than 30 vendors will exhibit their Halloween gifts and wares, tricky treats and ghoulish beverages.
Haddon Square is at 51 Haddon Ave.
For information, visit
Vintage and exotic cars will line Landis Avenue as Cruise Down Memory Lane returns to downtown Vineland from 3 to 8 p.m. Oct. 16. The rain date is Oct. 17. 
Main Street Vineland, in cooperation with the Cruise Down Memory Lane Committee, organized the return of this Vineland tradition after a one-year hiatus because of COVID-19. This year will mark the return of the cruise portion of the event, following the static display of the cars. 
The event is expected to attract more than 1,000 American cars and is open to street rods, muscle cars, stock or custom classics, rat rods and cruisers.
Participants may cruise the avenue starting at 7 p.m., or remain parked.
For information, call Main Street Vineland at (856) 794-8653 or visit or Main Street Vineland on Facebook. 
The Park and Play: Trolls World Tour will stop at Cherry Hill Mall on Oct. 16.
The parking lot event starts at 5 p.m., a singalong will begin at 7 p.m., and the move will begin at 8 p.m.
The singalong will feature Queen Poppy, Branch, Delta Dawn, Queen Barb and Trollzart.
A parking pass, required for entry, is $30 plus fee and tax, includes one tote bag of goodies.
Food trucks, sponsored by Kamp for Kids, will be available beginning at 5 p.m.
The mall is at 2000 Route 38 in Cherry Hill.
For tickets or information, including park and play instructions, visit
Glassboro’s fourth annual Fall Festival Trunk or Treat, in partnership with Kingsway Church Glassboro, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.
The evening will begin with a Trunk-or-Treat on Rowan Boulevard and continue with DJ music, interactive stations, inflatable games, coffin selfies, playful ghosts, a haunted boneyard and other festivities on the Glassboro Town Square.
Trunk-or-Treat vehicles will include more than 50 police, fire, ambulance and other vehicles packed with candy and treats.
Admission is free.
For information, call (856) 881-9230 or visit  
Make plans to attend the family-friendly, First Night Celebration in Ocean City.
The popular, non-alcoholic, New Year’s Eve celebration will be held from 4 to 11:59 p.m. Dec. 31 and will feature more than 70 entertainment programs at 20 different locations in Ocean City. A fireworks display will ring in the New Year at midnight.
Tavares, a Grammy-winning group, with hits including “It Only Takes a Minute,” “Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel,” “Don’t Take Away the Music” and “More Than a Woman” will be the headliner.  
The event will also feature rides at Wonderland Pier, ice-skating, inflatables, the Harlem Wizards, Dan Cain Mentalist, a karaoke party, magician Chad Juros, a Country Line Dance Experience and the Legacy Band.
The all-inclusive admission buttons for the event are on sale for $15, a $5 discount, through Nov. 30.
To purchase a button or for information, call (609) 399-6111 or visit
The Sewell Music and Food Truck Festival will feature gourmet food trucks, beer and sangria, music, vendors and activities for kids from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at Washington Lake Park. 
The music lineup features Juliano Brothers at 11 a.m., Jem & the Vibe at 1:30 p.m. and the Sass Band, 4 p.m.
Bring a blanket or lawn chair.
Admission is $5 for ages 5 and older.
The park is at 626 Hurffville Cross-Keys Road in Sewell.
Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to support the local food pantry.
For information, visit 
Haddonfield is going prehistoric for Haddyween, from Oct. 16 to 31. Expect dinosaurs wandering the downtown streets, a window decorating contest at local businesses, contests, giveaways and plenty of family fun.
Haddyween is inspired by John Giannotti’s Hadrosaurus sculpture, “Haddy,” at 2 Kings Court.
The public is invited to vote in the window decorating contest, voting offers the chance to win gift cards from the participating businesses.
Haddonfield’s Halloween Activities include:
For information, visit 
The Fall Festival of Antiques will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 16, rain or shine, at the Gloucester County 4-H Fairgrounds.
The show will feature quality antiques dealers from throughout the Northeast offering antique country and formal furniture, pottery, fine art, glass, stoneware, textiles, quilts, dolls, Americana, jewelry, clocks, porcelain, sterling, toys, advertising, metal-ware and more.
Tickets are $ 5 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Harrison Township Historical Society.
The fairgrounds are at 275 Bridgeton Pike in Mullica Hill.
For tickets or information, call (856) 478-0300 or visit 
Glasstown Arts District will host Third Friday beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 15 at art galleries, shops, restaurants and more along High Street and in Downtown Millville.
Among the highlights are:
For information, visit
Friends of Hancock House will host Ghostly Gatherings, tales by the campfire, at 7 and 9 p.m. Oct. 15 and 16.
Guests should bring their own cider or hot beverage and a blanket and dress for the weather.
The house is on Front Street in Hancocks Bridge.
Reservations are required.
For reservations, call (856) 935-4373 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
For information, visit Friends of Hancock House on Facebook. 
If corn mazes, a wagon ride and pumpkin and apple picking are on your things to do list for the fall, then a visit to Russo’s should be on your list too.
These fun, fall activities will be offered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, through Oct. 31.
Tickets are $3 for the corn maze and $3.50 for the wagon ride.
Russo’s is at 299 Flyatt Road in Tabernacle.
For information, call (609) 268-0239 or visit
The Blue Moon Theatre will present “Honeymoon at Graveside Manor,” a ghostly farce by Pat Cook, at 8 p.m. Oct. 15 and 16, 2 p.m. Oct. 17, 8 p.m. 22 and 23 and 2 p.m. Oct. 24.
Enter the halls of Graveside Manor, sit amongst the guests of the old Thorncraft manor where our bride, Marion is looking forward to her honeymoon love nest with husband, Tyler Thorncraft.
But just after being carried over the threshold, she finds out that she’s in a haunted mortuary!
Tickets are $20.
The theater is at 13 West Ave., in Woodstown.
For information, call (856) 818-8874 or visit or 
Haddonfield Plays & Players will host a Stand Pup Comedy Show, which features comedy for mature audiences and adoptable dogs and cats, at 7 p.m. Oct. 16.
Dana Eagle, who has appeared on Comedy Central, NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and “Comics Unleashed” and is also the author of “How To Be Depressed: A Guide,” will perform. Rescue pup Pickles will also be featured.
Seating is available on a first come, first serve basis. Guests may bring their own food and beverages.
Tickets are $20 in advance or $30 on the day of the show.
Haddonfield Plays & Players is at 957 E. Atlantic Ave., in Haddonfield.
For information, visit
Lower Township Rotary Club will host a Pumpkin Festival/Share the Harvest Food Drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 16 at Historic Cold Spring Village.
Families are invited to enjoy pumpkin painting and games throughout the day. There will also be a variety of crafters and food vendors, a haunted house and a children’s Halloween parade.
Admission is free, but guests are encouraged to bring non-perishable food times for the Share the Harvest Food Drive.
The village is at 735 Seashore Road in Cape May. 
For parade information, call (609) 886-7880.
For HCSV information, call (609) 898-2300 or visit  
St. Anthony Greek Orthodox Church will host a Gyro Fest and Car Show on Oct. 17, rain or shine.
Gyro Fest, which features takeouts, will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event will also feature basket auction, 50/50 raffle, DJ music and vendors.
The car show, hosted by Dan Murphy of Hot Rod Garage, will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The church is at 430 W. Wheat Road in Vineland.
The menu for this takeout food event will include souvlaki sandwich with pork or chicken, gyro sandwich, tiropita, spanakopita, dolmadakia, baklava, koulourakia cookies, Greek dessert sampler and more.
To place an order, send a text to (720) 805-GYRO.
Duffield’s Farm will host a Family Fun Night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 15. Check-in starts at 6 p.m. The rain date is Oct. 22.
The event will feature hayrides, maze by flashlight (bring your own flashlight), s’mores pit, DJ, photo booth, carnival games, food and more.
Tickets are $12. Advance ticket purchase required.
The farm is at 280 Chapel Heights Road in Sewell.
For tickets or information, call 856-589-7090 or visit
Good Day for a Run and MEAN GUY running will host Halloween Hustle at Neck of the (Haunted) Woods at 5:15 p.m. Oct. 27. The event will feature a 5K Fun Run and 1-mile walk.
This non-timed run will travel through Pitman, including a short run through the woods. The event features on course trick-or-treats, a post run costume contest, Halloween music and an on-site food vendor.
Entry fee is $13 plus $1.75 signup fee, includes one complimentary beer and a Halloween style trick-or-treat bag.
Registration deadline is Oct. 20.
The event will start at Neck of the Woods Brewery at 614 Lambs Road in Pitman.
The charity partner for this event is Rotary Club of Mullica Hill. Proceeds will benefit people impacted by the recent tornadoes.
To register or for information, visit 
Take a tour of Salem County to explore the countryside, visit with local artists, tour studios and galleries, and view activities including pottery demonstrations, painting, fiber arts, glass art, model trains, puppetry and more.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 16 and 17.
For a list of participating artists, a map, brochure or other information, visit
Paleopalooza is back at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University with a mix of virtual and in-person programming from Oct. 16 to 24.
From hands-on workshops to digital drawing class to fossil exploration stations, there’s something for paleo fans of all ages to enjoy at the museum and online.
Activities begin Oct. 16 with in-person and virtual programs leading up to all-day in-person fun and exploration on Oct. 23 and 24. Visitors will meet academy paleontologists and examine the interesting specimens they’re working on; take a guided tour of Dinosaur Hall and learn its secrets; make-and-take a Cretaceous craft; learn about current research and discover how the ancient world is all around us.
The academy is at 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia.
For a schedule and information, call (215) 299-1000 or visit or
The Original Garden State Corvette Club will host a Corvette Rendezvous from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17 at Historic Smithville. The rain date is Oct. 24.
Smithville also features more than 60 shoppes, carousel rides, train rides, paddle boats, seven eateries, and antique arcades.
Admission and parking are free.
Smithville is at 615 E. Moss Mill Road.
For information, call (609) 748-8999 or visit
Philadelphia Zoo will offer Boo at the Zoo for three spooky weekends. Hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 16, 17, 23, 24, 29, 30 and 31.
The event offers an opportunity to visit the zoo in your favorite costume to enjoy seasonal décor, photo opportunities, festival fall offerings and candy stations around the zoo.
Costumes with toy guns and weapons are prohibited.
Tickets are $24 for ages 12 and older, $19 for ages 2 to 11 and free for children younger than age 2. Advance ticket purchase is required. Parking is $17.
The zoo is at 3400 W. Girard Ave., in Philadelphia.
For tickets or information, (215) 243-1100 or visit    
Are you planning a night out? Then check out the Landis Theater’s lineup.
The schedule through October includes:
The theater is at 830 E. Landis Ave., in Vineland.
For tickets or information, call (856) 691-3600 or visit
New Jersey Audubon will host the Cape May Fall Festival from Oct. 14 to 17.
The event will feature field trips, trolley trips, boat trips, indoor programs and a kick-off party at the Rusty Nail. Plus, Cape May Convention Hall will feature nature-related vendors and a live animal show by Nature Nick.
To register or for information, visit
Whitesbog Preservation Trust’s Saturday Fall Markets will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, through Nov. 27.
Visitors may enjoy walking along the trails, exploring the historic village, driving around the cranberry bogs, shopping at a variety of vendors or the General Store, food, music and more. 
Whitesbog is at 120 W. Whitesbogs Road, Browns Mills.
For information, visit or Whitesbog Preservation Trust on Facebook.
The Levoy Theatre plans to offer a variety of performances in the coming months.
The schedule, through Oct. 30, includes:
The theater is at 130 N. High St., in Millville.
For tickets or information, call (856) 327-6400 or visit  
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center will host “Wheaton Conversations: Social Change & Artistic Process,” presented by Paula Meninato via Zoom at 6 p.m. Oct. 14. 
Meninato is the artist behind the “Persistent Memories: Portraits on Glass” installation at the center. Discover how Meninato depicts the human toll behind the criminalization of Latin Americans through paint on glass.
“Persistent Memories” is on display center’s 1876 School House, which is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, through Dec. 31.
To register for Wheaton Conversations, visit
The Batsto Citizens Committee Inc., will host the Country Living Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 17 at Historic Batsto Village in Wharton State Forest.
The event will feature numerous vendors offering a variety of Country, Colonial and Victorian crafts.
The Batsto post office, mansion, blacksmith shop and carpenter shop will be open. Mansion tours begin at 10 a.m., and there’s a $3 fee.
Animal rescue groups will bring various breeds of dogs hoping to be adopted and pony rides will be available for children.
The naturalist will be on hand at the Annie M. Carter Interpretive Center.
Local service organizations will sell a variety of foods and drinks.  
Admission is free.
Batsto Village is on Route 542 about 7 miles east of Hammonton.
For village information, call the Batsto Visitor Center at (609) 561-0024 or visit   
For information about BCCI, visit 
In celebration of the 80th anniversary of the last run of the Blue Comet, the Cape May Seashore Lines will host a showing of the film “De Luxe: The Tale of the Blue Comet,” a documentary film by Dr. Robert A. Emmons Jr., at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Kathedral Event Center.
From 1929 to 1941, the Central Railroad of New Jersey’s Blue Comet captivated onlookers and riders from New York to Atlantic City. The distinct blue and cream train was the pinnacle of travel to the New Jersey shore for a brief, but splendid time. The iconic train made its final run on Sept. 27, 1941.
Tickets are $12.
The center is at 499 South Egg Harbor Road in Hammonton.
For tickets or information, visit 
Timber Creek Regional High School will host a Fall Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 16.
The event will feature more than 80 craft vendors, food trucks, games and door prizes.
The school is at 501 Jarvis Road in Erial.
For information, visit 
Wavelength Productions will present a screening of “Maybe This Year,” a documentary film on the Philadelphia Eagles football team and its 2017 Super Bowl-winning season from the perspective of some of its die-hard fans at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the PFS Drive-In at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia.
Tickets are $12 for ages 13 and older and $7 for ages 12 and younger.
For tickets or information, visit
Fall is in the air, and La Mer is celebrating the change in seasons by hosting Fall Festival weekends, with activities from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, through Nov. 14. 
The family-friendly event will feature face painting, balloon animals, cotton candy, cookie decorating, a fortune teller and more. There will also be hay bale bowling lanes and cornhole and the lawn bar will be serving festive treats and cocktails.
Tickets for games and activities may be purchased on site.
There will also be music on the lawn from 6 to 9 p.m. by the fire pits.
La Mer is at 1317 Beachfront Ave., Cape May.
For information, call (609) 884-9000 or visit 
Broadway Theatre of Pitman will present “Rent” at 8 p.m. Oct. 15 and 16, 2 p.m. Oct. 17, 8 p.m. Oct. 22 and 23 and 2 p.m. Oct. 24.
“Rent” tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side, in the shadow of HIV/AIDS.
Tickets are $30.
The theater is at 43 S. Broadway in Pitman.
For tickets or information, call (856) 384-8381 or visit contributed to this report. Send event information and community news items to [email protected] Help support local journalism with a digital subscription to The Daily Journal/ Courier Post/ Burlington County Times.