GLEN ROCK, NJ - If the weather forecast holds, the heavy rains that were the tail end of Hurricane Zeta are moving out and making way for sunny skies on Halloween, albeit a bit cold, according to the National Weather Service.

This bodes well for tomorrow's festivities, a Halloween Spooktacular, compliments of The Glen Rock Chamber of Commerce. Featured activities include The Great Pumpkin Contest (Creative Den), Story time in the Alcove (The Curious Reader), and a Pet Costume Contest (Glen Rock NJ Dog Park). The Borough of Glen Rock is hosting a day-long Scavenger Hunt, as well.

The Great Pumpkin Contest

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Get your carved pumpkin over to Creative Den on Rock Road either today by 5 p.m. or by 10 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday) morning. Owner Tara McKee and her helpers will tag each pumpkin with a barcode. Pumpkins will be outside the businesses along Rock Road where anyone can take a picture of the barcode on the pumpkin with their phone. After clicking the picture of the barcode, you will notice an app come up in the right-hand corner giving you the choice to vote for the pumpkin you think fits the listed prize categories. Each category has a $25 prize connected to a local business if your pumpkin gets the most votes in the category.

Creative Den will send out notification to all winners on Facebook by 6 p.m. Saturday.

If you choose not to pick up your pumpkin, it will be discarded.

Story Time in the Alcove

Stop by The Curious Reader and sign up for a story time: 10 a.m., 12 noon, or 2 p.m. We will practice social distancing and require masks at all times (Halloween masks alone do not suffice). Guest readers will read a story sure to entertain families!

Pet Costume Contest

Dress up those pups and join the community for the 2nd Annual Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Contest and Parade sponsored by the Glen Rock NJ Dog Park.

Where: 320 Bill Gilligan Lane off of Doremus Avenue. Even if you don't have a pup to dress up, it's certain to be great fun to watch.

When: 2 pm - SMALL Dog Costume Contest

2:30 pm - LARGE DOG Costume Contest

$5 entry free per pet

Prizes and Bragging Rights!

Please follow established COVID safety protocols.

* Do not attend if you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 or if you do not feel well.

* Masks required for humans (not puppies)

* Social distancing - maintaining a minimum of 6 ft distance

* Use hand sanitizer before and after the event

* Have fun!