Plenty of Fall Events Upcoming in Wilmington

The Recreation Department, Wilmington Memorial Library and Wilmington Pop Warner host a variety of fall events.

In New England, we all know that there is plenty of fall fun to be had. Fairs, farms and harvest celebrations abound offer families a chance to get out spend time together. Sometimes, however, avoiding the traffic, parking and crowds and staying right here in Wilmington can be just as fun and a whole lot easier. 

Without a doubt the best known fall even here in Wilmington is the annual Horribles Parade hosted by the Wilmington Recreation Department

Sunday, October 28, will mark the 45th year of this much loved event. The parade leaves the public safety building at 4:30 p.m. and costumed children march to the high school cafeteria to collect their treats. In case of inclement weather the event will begin directly at the High School.

Nothing quite says fall like pie baking, and the Recreation Department has kids covered there also. Their “Chefs in Training” Homemade Pie Class takes place Tuesday, November 13, and is geared towards children grades 3–6. The cost is $35 and each baker will be able to take home their own mini pie.

Alongside “horribles” and pies the next best thing about fall are scarecrows. The Wilmington Memorial Library will host a scarecrow story and craft program for kids on Wednesday, October 17. 

Safety is, of course, always a top priority and the Wilmington Memorial Library also invites kids to attend a Halloween Safety Magic Show on Wednesday, October 24.

Fall is traditionally the beginning of craft fair season and on Saturday, October 13, the Sons of Italy Jr. Lodge will be hosting their annual craft fair at St. Thomas Church, Villanova Hall. The event runs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and features 20 crafters along with a bake sale, raffle and white elephant table.  Lunch will also be served.

On Sunday, October 14, Wilmington Pop Warner will be hosting their annual Homecoming Celebration at the Glen Road Field. The day will begin with a pancake breakfast from 7:30–10:00 a.m. and continue with face painting, tattoos, cart rides, dunk tank, raffles, craft tables, games and a candy table from 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Regular and flag football games will take place throughout the day. 

If it’s Halloween fun you want, Wilmington Pop Warner will also be hosting a Halloween Costume Party on Sunday, October 20, from 4–7 p.m. at Villanova Hall. The party is open to anyone from kindergarten to fifth grade and tickets are $10 at the door. 

Finally, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and one local fitness center has a Zumba for The Cure Event planned to raise money for the Avon Breast Cancer Walk. Live Life Fitness will host the event on October 19 at 7 p.m. and has Zumba as well as another surprise class planned. 

Without a doubt Wilmington has plenty of fall fun to take advantage of. For more information about any of these events please visit their websites. 

Jeni Cameron October 12, 2012 at 02:40 AM
Do you have any idea if the treats after the Horribles Parade are nut free? I have wanted to take my daughter for a couple years now, but a group of kids scarfing down peanut butter cups is actually the most terrifying thing about Halloween. :(
Christine Berry MacKenzie October 12, 2012 at 05:57 PM
Jeni - I have no idea whether or not it is peanut free but I can tell you that the event is run by the Wilmington Recreation Department. You can call them at (978) 658 - 4270 for details.


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