28th Annual Pumpkin Festival & Share the Harvest Food Drive

Free Admission, please bring a non-perishable food item
Families can enjoy pumpkin painting and games throughout the day. A variety of crafters will sell their wares along the Village’s shell-paved lanes.
Vendors will be selling hot dogs, funnel cake, and other snacks.
Visit a haunted house at the Corson Gandy Barn and hop on a fall hayride through the farm.
Presented by the Lower Township Rotary Club!
For Halloween Parade information call Lower Twp. Recreation Center at 609-886-7880
If you are interested in becoming a vendor at Pumpkin Fest please call 609-827-8771

Festival of Fine Craft

The 21st annual Festival of Fine Craft takes place at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center on October 5 & 6, 2019, rain or shine! This event, sponsored by Avalon Flooring and OceanFirst, features the works of 150+ juried contemporary and traditional artists and craftspeople. Throughout the WheatonArts campus, artists working in clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, wearable art, wood, and more will exhibit and sell their unique works of art. Visitors can interact with demonstrating artists working in a variety of mediums, listen to live music, relax in the Beer & Wine Garden, engage in complimentary family art activities, and enjoy refreshments from gourmet food trucks. The crowd-favorite “WheatonArts Glass Pumpkin Patch” will be displayed at the center of WheatonArts’ campus with over 6,000 handcrafted glass pumpkins for the picking! The Festival of Fine Craft is included with General Admission to WheatonArts. Visit wheatonarts.org for more information and event updates.


Collingswood Book Festival

A week of activities will culminate with the all-day festival in historic Collingswood, NJ on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Join fellow book lovers for the largest literary event in the region. Meet authors and illustrators and browse thousands of new and used books. You’ll find book-related merchandise and crafts, storytelling, workshops, panel discussions, poetry readings, exhibits, kid friendly activities and entertainment.

This is a great way to get involved in your town! We are looking for people of all ages to help with recruiting authors, publicity, entertainment, children’s events and day-of activities.

The Collingswood Book Festival…It’s Where You Want to Read!


Civil War Weekend

Visitors can tour Union and Confederate camps and meet authentically clad and equipped military and civilian reenactors who will discuss the everyday lives of Civil War soldiers and the roles civilians played in supporting them.
Battle scheduled for 2pm Saturday & Sunday. Visitors will be unable to enter the Village grounds at 1:45pm. It is strongly encouraged that visitors arrive before 1:30pm. The Village buildings will be closed during the battle and will reopen afterward.
This event sponsored by: Hotel Alcott

Mending a Reflection Opening Reception & Artist Talk

Rowan University Art Gallery is pleased to present Mending a Reflection, a solo exhibition of Julie Heffernan’s self-portraits, curated by Mary Salvante, Director of Rowan University Art Gallery.

The exhibit will be on view September 3 to October 26, 2019, with an artist talk and opening reception on September 12, from 5 – 7:30 pm. Artist talk begins at 5 pm with a reception immediately following.

Mending a Reflection addresses the connection between culture, mass media and personal identity through the eyes of one central female figure. Through self-portraiture, Heffernan investigates what she calls the “shared collective unconscious,” exploring the historical narratives and subliminal imagery that work to shape who we are and how we perceive the world around us.

Heffernan’s paintings help us understand how media can influence our behavior and manipulate our perspective. In her large-scale vibrant works, she pays homage to many powerful women by including them in her portraits. Taking inspiration from women activists like Anita Hill and Tarana Burke, Heffernan confronts this bias by presenting what she calls a “different sort of self-portrait,” one full of female spirit, “giving voices to women who have been silenced for too many years by the dominant culture.”

Click here to RSVP to the opening reception on September 12!


Revolutionary War Encampment

Authentically clad and equipped reenactors bring the American Revolution to life!
This event will feature encampments, weaponry and demonstrations from living history groups, including Continentals, Loyalists and Hessians.
Visitors can experience an artillery demonstration both days 11am, 1pm, 3pm.
To sponsor this event click here

Hands-On-History

Children will be given a “Pastport” at the start of their Village trip, which can be stamped at the buildings they visit after completing a take-home craft or activity, like writing with a quill pen, carding wool or making a pinch pot.
Pastports can be redeemed at the Country Store for a free treat!
To sponsor this event click here

Wings of Freedom Tour – Collings Foundation

Experience the Wings of Freedom Tour

Come out and experience World War II history on the ground and in the air with the Wings of Freedom Tour! See our original WWII warbirds up-close and personal with walk through tours of authentically restored interiors of the B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator and see the B-25 Mitchell, P-51 Mustang, and P-40 Warhawk on the ramp as well.

For an even more exciting visit, take flight aboard one of our aircraft for an incredible flight experience or flight training! Learn more about each flight and book online at the links below!

Ground and Walk Through Tours

Explore the insides of the B-17 & B-24 and see the other aircraft on the ramp. Tours are self-guided. Reservations are not needed for walk through tours.

Admission: $15 Adults / $5 Children 12 and under. World War II veterans admitted for free.

Ground and Walk Through Tour Times
8/28/2019 – 2:00 PM till 5:00 PM
8/29/2019 – 9:30 AM till 5:00 PM
8/30/2019 – 9:30 AM till 12:00 PM

Opening time might vary +/- 30 minutes depending on morning flight operations.
Availability of select aircraft for ground viewing is subject to change based on weather and maintenance circumstances.


 

Take a Flight!

Exciting flight experiences on the B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, and B-25 Mitchell are available at this tour location. Flight training (no experience necessary) on the P-51 Mustang and P-40 Warhawk is also available to actually take the controls and fly the famous fighters of WWII with an experienced instructor for either 30 minutes or 60 minutes!

Book your flight today! Click on the link to the aircraft you want to fly below:

 

For Flight Reservations call 800-568-8924 or visit www.cfdn.org for additional information

B-17, B-24, B-25, & P-51 Tours and Rides Available


Seafarers’ Weekend

Valhalla’s Pirates will join the event, bringing thrilling fight scenes both days. Captain Black and his crew will also meet with guests throughout the day to take pictures and tell tales of the sea. The Sea Dogs Maritime Band, an authentic maritime reenactment crew, will perform sea shanties on both Saturday and Sunday at the Village Gazebo.
Children should be on the lookout for gold coins hidden throughout the Village that can be redeemed for a free treat in the Country Store!
This event sponsored by: Ocean Club Hotel

Heritage Weekend

Heritage Weekends on July 27-28 and August 17-18 will follow a somewhat chronological sequence, with the first event focusing on Native cultures and early settlers through the Civil War, and the second weekend focusing on post Civil War and more modern demographics. The goal is to focus on life, art, music, crafts, and foods that make us all Americans.