This Weekend in Princeton: October 27-29
Roasted pumpkin ice cream from the bent spoon in Princeton’s Palmer Square (Photo Credit: Palmer Square).
Friday, October 27
5 p.m.: Dress up in your best costume and join the Arts Council of Princeton for the Annual Hometown Halloween Parade. The parade will start at Palmer Square Green and end at the Princeton YMCA. The festivities will continue at Princeton YMCA with a bounce house, crafts, food and drink, and other family-friendly activities.
6:30 to 8 p.m.: Waldorf School of Princeton’s eighth grade class invites the public to a Halloween Walk. Experience magical tales and stories that come to life before your very eyes! The ticket price is $10 per single ticket and $25 for families of 3 or more. Groups leave at intervals beginning at 6:30 p.m. (last group will leave at 7:30 p.m.). This event supports the eighth grade as they raise funds for their class trip.
10 p.m.: Haunted Club Rat’s at Rat’s Restaurant at Grounds for Sculpture. No cover charge if you wear a costume (otherwise, $20 at the door). Drinks, dancing, and spooky fun. For more information, call (609) 584-7800.
Saturday, October 28
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: West Windsor Community Farmers Market at the Princeton Junction Train Station Parking Lot. Over 16 farms and 11 artisan food and natural product vendors are represented (repeats weekly).
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Apple Days Fall Festival at Terhune Orchards every Saturday and Sunday through October 29. Enjoy a full day of fun on the farm and celebrate the apple harvest with 34 varieties of apples to pick from. Treat yourself to freshly made apple cider, apple donuts, pies, muffins, and more (repeats weekly).
3 p.m.: Geoff Cook discusses his adventure story for grades 4-6, Veronica and the Volcano, at Labyrinth Books of Princeton.
6 p.m.: Princeton Country Dancers presents the Rum & Onions XXXVIII Halloween Contra Dance at Pond Road Middle School in Robbinsville. Includes potluck supper, contra dance lessons, costume parade, dancing, and refreshments. For ticketing and pricing, visit www.princetoncountrydancers.org.
7 p.m.: Princeton University football vs. Cornell at Powers Field at Princeton Stadium.
7:30 p.m.: Halloween Cemetery Tour presented by Princeton Tour Company. After visiting the Princeton University campus and downtown Princeton, enter the locked cemetery of Nassau Presbyterian Church. This is a chance to use real ghost hunting equipment! For more information, visit princetontourcompany.com.
Sunday, October 29
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Trenton Farmers Market at 960 Spruce Street in Lawrence Township (also, Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.).
12:15 p.m.: The Concord Pet 2017 Halloween Pet Party. Costume contest, trick or treating, and glitter tattoos for kids; Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N. Harrison Street, Princeton.
2 p.m.: Princeton History Walking Tour presented by the Historical Society of Princeton. Tickets are $7. Attendees should meet at Bainbridge House, located at 158 Nassau Street.
3 p.m.: Performance of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Bucks County Playhouse, located at 70 S. Main Street in New Hope, Pa.
4 p.m.: Princeton Symphony Orchestra performs Mendelssohn’s “Reformation” at Richardon Auditorium.