Fun all around town this month; send us your spookiest Halloween house photos!
Now we’re really getting into it, the busy season is here!
Around Dundalk, there are tons of events to keep families across the area running all season long.
This weekend is a big one in Dundalk. On Saturday, Oct. 7, the Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Department marks 75 years with a parade down Wise Avenue, followed by a celebration at the North Point Government Center. Excited parade-goers should be sure to line up early, as the parade will depart from Wise Avenue and Grays Road at 9 a.m. on its way to Church Road and the Government Center grounds. (See front for more.)
Saturday is also the final Makers Market, sponsored by the Dundalk Renaissance Corporation, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Center Place in the Dundalk Village Shopping Center. Come on out to shop local crafters and artisans and enjoy live music, food and crafts for the kids. Main Street businesses Little Crystal Bijoux and Zallies Boutique, both located on Center Place, will both be celebrating anniversaries with giveaways and specials all day long. (See front for more.)
Bargain hunters also have a reason to rejoice on Saturday as, just down the street in Veterans Park, the Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society will host its fall flea market. Always chock-full of deals, the flea market, open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., will delight visitors while supporting the historical society’s worthy mission.
And don’t forget to stop at the Dundalk Farmers Market, just on the other side of Veterans Park, from 7:30 a.m. to noon for farm-fresh goodies!
But this weekend’s festivities aren’t the only highlights on this month’s calendar.
The Todd’s Inheritance Historical Site, at 9000 North Point Road, will also play host to several interesting events this month.
On Sunday, Oct. 15, John Quincy Adams himself (okay, not himself, rather Massachusetts-based actorhistorian Jim Cooke) will stop by the Todd house to perform “John Quincy Adams: A Spirit Unconquerable!” at 1 p.m. Admission for adults is $10.
(The next day, Monday, Oct. 16, Cooke will reprise his role as Adams at the Aquila Randall Monument, 3970 North Point Road, at 10 a.m. Event is free to attend.)
Todd’s Inheritance will also entertain ghosts and goblins of all ages with Halloween weekend tours and treats on Saturday, Oct. 28, and Sunday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. For more, visit Todd’s Inheritance on Facebook.
Speaking of Halloween, the Dundalk Renaissance Corporation will again offer costume contests, pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating, vendors, refreshments and much more at its annual Family Fall Fest in Dundalk’s Veterans Park. On Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., residents of all ages are invited to dress up, come out and celebrate the season. For more, call Chris at 410-282-0261 or email email@example.com.
And, of course, don’t forget about the Fort Howard Haunted Dungeons, offering up scares each weekend starting at dusk at Fort Howard Park, 9500 North Point Road.
October is already bursting at the seams with fun family activities, and these are just a few highlights. For more, check out the Community Calendar, the Church News page and keep your eyes on the Dundalk
Eagle for more events as the season continues.
And remember, the Eagle can’t do it without you! We want to hear from readers. Send us your news tips, community events, meetings, church news, school announcements, letters to the editor — whatever you’ve got.
We are also looking to highlight Dundalk’s spooookiest Halloween houses, so send us pictures of your decorated houses and businesses. Select photos will appear in the Oct. 26 edition of the Dundalk Eagle.
Photos, announcements, news tips and more can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to hearing from you!
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Revelers of all ages are invited to don their Halloween costume for this year’s Dundalk Family Fall Festival.
Frequent patron Connie Collins shops at the Dundalk Farmers Market on a recent Saturday. The market is open from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays in the Dundalk Village Shopping Center.
Craft vendors shared their wares with attendees during a Makers Market last May.
The Todd house at Todd’s Inheritance, as seen from the family’s onsite graveyard.