STAFFORD - Stafford's FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL takes place this weekend October 12 and 13 from 12 to 5 p.m. at the Manahawkin Lake Park!

All are invited to join in on the fun for hayrides, pumpkin picking, scarecrow making, inflatable rides and more.

Saturday kicks off with the Halloween Parade at noon, beginning at the firehouse and ending at the lake.

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On the stage, there will be a costume contest and jalapeno eating contest.

The event is held in conjunction with the Stafford Wine Festival, you will be able to sample dozens of wines from some of New Jersey's leading wineries at the opposite end of the park!

And don't forget about live music, tons of craft vendors, and food trucks.  There will be a Classic Car Show on Sunday. Ridgemont High will be performing on Sunday. You WON'T want to miss out on this fall weekend of fun!