Hur­lock Fall Fest and Pa­rade set for Oct. 1

Dorchester Star - - Regional - By VIC­TO­RIA WIN­GATE vwingate@ches­pub.com

HUR­LOCK — The 25th an­nual Hur­lock Fall Fes­ti­val will be held Satur­day, Oct. 1.

Pre-fes­ti­val ac­tiv­i­ties Fri­day evening will in­clude the Lit­tle Miss and Lit­tle Mr. Fall Fes­ti­val Con­test for chil­dren 3 to 6 years old at 6 p.m. at the Hur­lock Amer­i­can Le­gion, 57 Le­gion Drive, and Hur­lock’s Got Tal­ent com­pe­ti­tion from 7 un­til 10 p.m. at the Hur­lock Train Sta­tion.

The fes­ti­val gets into high gear on Satur­day with a pa­rade at 10 a.m. Elected of­fi­cials, lo­cal fire com­pa­nies, school bands, an­tique cars and many oth­ers make the pa­rade one of the high­lights of the day.

Arts and crafts and food ven­dors set up bright and early at 8a.m. and stay through 4 p.m. Mu­sic and en­ter­tain­ment will in­clude the win­ners of Fri­day night’s tal­ent com­pe­ti­tion. Free pony rides will be avail­able for smaller chil­dren start­ing af­ter the pa­rade and con­tin­u­ing un­til 2 p.m.

The baby con­test starts at noon. A clown, face paint­ing, car­riage rides, corn hole tour­na­ment, and more will also be on deck for en­ter­tain­ment for all ages.

You can board the Hur­lock Ex­press and ride back in time. Re­lax and en­joy your scenic jour­ney through the area’s beau­ti­ful farm­land. This pleas­ant round-trip train ride goes from Hur­lock to Fed­er­als­burg and back.

The train de­parts from the Hur­lock train sta­tion on Gay Street at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tickets are $8 per per­son and rou­tinely sell out ahead of time. Tickets are avail­able for pre-sale at the Hur­lock Town Of­fice, 311 Charles Street, or by call­ing 410-943-4181 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Mon­day through Fri­day.

PHOTO BY VIC­TO­RIA WIN­GATE

The Town of Hur­lock gath­ered on Satur­day, Oct. 17, 2015, for the an­nual Hur­lock Fall Fes­ti­val. Many lo­cal groups were rep­re­sented in the pa­rade that kicked off the event. Food, bev­er­ages, crafts, train rides and more were all in­cluded in the fun.

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