STAFFORD - The fall weekends have had marvelous weather.  The Stafford Recreation staff are all hoping that continues this weekend as the FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL takes place this Saturday and Sunday October 14 and 15 from 12 to 5 p.m. at the Manahawkin Lake Park.

The event includes hayrides, pumpkin picking, scarecrow making, inflatable rides and much more.  .

The day will kick 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 at noon.  The jalapeno eating contest will take place at 3 p.m. 

This event is also 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.

There will be live music, many craft vendors, and food trucks.  

There will be a Classic Car Show on Sunday.  Be sure to bring chairs and blankets for the The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown and another Halloween movie at dusk.

All are invited to this fall weekend of fun.