A full day of fall fun is on tap in Frankford this weekend as the town hosts its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 27.
Children 12 and under are invited vie for prizes in the costume contest. For the 2-and-under and 3-to-4-year-old age groups, prizes will be awarded for Funniest, Most Original, Best Prince, Best Princess and Best Cartoon costumes.
In the 5-to-6-year-old, 7-to-9-year-old and 10-to-12-year-old age groups, prizes will be awarded for the Scariest, Funniest, Most Origin and Most Realistic costumes, according to Robbie Murray of Envision Frankford, which is sponsoring the festival along with the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company, the Frankford Public Library and area churches.
Registration for the costume contest begins at 10:30 a.m. in the fire company parking lot at 5 W. Main St. Judging will be held at 11 a.m., followed by a costume parade from the Town Hall to the Town Park at 11:30 a.m.
Winners in the costume contest will be announced at 12:15 p.m. in the town park, Murray said.
From noon till 3 p.m., the fun continues with fire truck rides, and “target practice” with a fire hose, as well as hay wagon rides, and a host of games and activities sponsored by the library.
Food will also be available for purchase at the park throughout the day.
Admission to the Frankford Fall Festival is free. Parking will be available at either the Town Hall, the Town Park or the Frankford United Methodist Church.
There will be limited parking at the fire house as well. Christmas in the Park is another Envision Frankford project.
With the forecast of a potential nor’easter this weekend, Murray said a decision on whether to cancel will be made by Thursday evening, Oct. 25. There is no rain date for the festival.
For information on the festival, or for cancellation updates, check the Envision Frankford Facebook page.
By Kerin Magill