Why should kids have all the fun? With that in mind, organizers of this year’s fall festival – which will be held at Commons Park in Royal Palm Beach – are planning to target the first night mainly toward adults.
The annual two-day event, which is now known as Rock ‘n’ Fall Festival, kicks off Friday, Oct. 25 from 5-10 p.m. with two rock tribute bands featuring the music of Aerosmith and Queen. Craft and domestic beer will be available for purchase and the popular Gourmet Food Truck Expo will be on site.
Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in their best costumes, as an adult costume contest will be held at 7:30 p.m.
The second day, Saturday, Oct. 26, is when kids take over. The family-oriented day runs from 3 to 10 p.m. and will be full of Halloween-themed events such as a pumpkin patch, Trunk or Treating, a pumpkin carving contest, a free kids fun zone and the always-popular hay rides.
There will also be a petting zoo, an arts and crafts area, train rides, live music featuring the Spazmatics and plenty of costume contests for kids of all ages. And yes, there will even be a costume contest just for pets!
For those brave enough to enter, a haunted house will also be on site at Commons Park, presented by Catskill Haunts. Cost is $10 to enter.
The haunted house will be open Friday, Oct. 25 through Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. except on Oct. 26, when the hours will be from 3 to 11 p.m.
Commons Park is located at 11600 Poinciana Blvd. in Royal Palm Beach.
For more information, go online to royalpalmbeach.com.