Bring your whole gang to Dundalk's annual Family Fall Festival on Saturday, October 19!

For the 11th year in a row, Dundalk, Maryland, is hosting a FREE Family Fall Festival in their historic district for kids both young and old. It's the perfect pre-Halloween festival where you can test out your costumes, decorate some pumpkins, and even make a scarecrow! 

WHEN: Saturday, October 19 (rain date: Sat., Oct. 26) | 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
WHERE: Veterans Park | 44 Shipping Place Dundalk, MD 21222
PARKING: Available adjacent to the festival in Town Center

Your little ones will be able to enjoy a safe environment to trick-or-treat while family members of all ages will enjoy food trucks, vendors, music, and a host of fun, fall-themed activities. Kids and dogs will be able to enter a costume contest which runs from 11:30 a.m. to noon for canines, and from noon to 1 p.m. for kids.

mermaid costume

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Registration opens at 9:45 a.m. for kids who wish to participate in the costume contest, trick-or-treating, or want to receive a pumpkin decorating ticket. Trick-or-treating begins at 1 p.m. at the Historic Dundalk Town Center Businesses for those that can't wait until Halloween for their candy fix!

"The day provides numerous happy memories, laughter, and endless creativity," according to Event Brite. They encourage you to "Bring your family, friends, and neighbors—and your camera; the photo ops are amazing!"

pumpkin carving

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If you have any additional questions about this awesome event, feel free to reach out to Chris via email at

Have you been to Dundalk's Family Fall Festival before? If so, what did you think? What pre-Halloween events do you like to take your family to? Let us know in the comments!