(LINCROFT, NJ) -- From start to finish, Thompson Park Day is fun for the whole family! A celebration of the season, the event is held from 11:00am to 5:00pm on Sunday, October 16 at Thompson Park, 805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft. Free activities for the day include kids’ races, entertainment, mini golf, pie-eating contests (1:00pm for children & 1:20pm for adults), and more.
Activities requiring two tickets ($1 per ticket, book of 25 tickets $20) or a wristband ($12 per person) are archery at the indoor archery range, climbing wall, wagon rides, inflatable activities, and mechanical rides.
The following activities accept tickets only: Grab & Go Ceramics at the Creative Arts Center (two tickets), Extreme Party Racing Zone (five tickets), pumpkin painting (three tickets) and Bungee Trampoline (five tickets).
Get into the spirit of the day by entering the Scarecrow Contest. Held from 11:00am - 3:00pm, competitors are provided framework and stuffing and bring their imagination and decorations. The cost is $8 per frame; pre-registration is available and reserves your spot. On-site registration is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The event also hosts the Spooktacular Jack O' Lantern Contest from 11:30am-2:30pm. Pumpkins, carving utensils and decorations provided. Registration is $8 per pumpkin; pre-registration is available and guarantees a pumpkin. Details and pre-registration for both contests are available online at www.MonmouthCountyParks.com.
Scheduled activities for the day include:
(Crawlers) 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm
(Walkers to 17 mos.) 11:45am., 2:45pm, 3:45pm
(18 to 23 mos.) 11:30am., 12:45pm, 3:30pm
(2 to 3 yrs.) 11:15am., 2:15pm, 3:15pm, 4:15pm
Pee Wee Run:
(4 to 6 yrs.) 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm
(7 to 8 yrs.) 12:15pm, 3:00pm
(9 to 10 yrs.) 1:45pm, 4:45pm
· Brenn’s Uproarious Circus Fun - 11:30am.
· Teens on Stage: The Haunted Stories - 12:45pm
· Dark Tower Halloween Puppet Show - 2:30pm
· It’s the Wolf! Puppet Show - 4:15pmStrolling Performers
· Balloon Twisters for Kidz - 11:30am.-4:30pm
· Booooootiful Bubbles - 1:00pm-5:00pm
To learn more about Thompson Park Day or other Park System activities, please visit www.MonmouthCountyParks.com or call the Park System at 732-842-4000.
For persons with hearing impairment, the Park System TTY/TDD number is 711. The Monmouth County Park System, created in 1960 by the Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners, is Monmouth County’s Open Space, Parks, and Recreation agency.