Mt Laurel celebrates the season with Fall Festival on Oct. 17

Published 3:15 pm Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Stop by Mt Laurel on Oct. 17 for the town's 14th annual Fall Festival. (Contributed)

Stop by Mt Laurel on Oct. 17 for the town’s 14th annual Fall Festival. (Contributed)

By MOLLY DAVIDSON / Staff Writer

MT LAUREL—Leaves are changing, nights are cooler and fall is in the air, which means it’s time for the Mt Laurel Fall Festival. The town will celebrate the season with the annual festival on Saturday, Oct. 17.

The center of town will be bustling with activity and live music for the Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. With more than 150 vendor booths, a variety of activities and food, the fair offers something for the whole family.

“It’s just a fun, street fair atmosphere,” Mt Laurel Marketing and Community Relations Manager Julianna Vance said. “It’s family friendly and dog friendly.”

Kids can pick out a pumpkin, enjoy hayrides, jump in an inflatable bounce house and meet furry friends at the festival’s petting zoo.

“Kids are going to be super occupied!” Vance said.

Those looking to pick up some fresh fall produce or decorative items for their home can browse the festival’s more than 150 booths, featuring local artisans and farmers.

Also, don’t forget to snap a picture with the scarecrows and hay bale people, created by Mt Laurel residents, local businesses and schools.

The Fall Festival is a longstanding tradition in Mt Laurel, this year marks the 14th edition of the event.

“We wanted to celebrate the change of seasons,” Vance said. “It’s similar to (the Spring Festival), but fall-themed.”

This year’s festival also overlaps with the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders’ Fall Community Showcase. As part of the showcase, Mt Laurel’s Cherry Laurel model home, featuring the work of interior designer Kay Green, will be open for visitors to tour.

“People can see it and learn more about our community,” Vance said.

Admission to the Fall Festival is free. For more information, visit