Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Wildwoods Celebrate Halloween with 2nd Annual Island Pumpkin Fest - Sunday, October 26th


The Wildwoods, NJ – October 9, 2014 – Come join in the Halloween Festivities at the 2nd Annual Island Pumpkin Fest on Sunday, October 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy the festival in Fox Park and take a tractor-pulled hayride on the beach to pick your pumpkins out at the Great Pumpkin Patch.

The Festival takes place at Fox Park across from the Wildwoods Convention Center and on the Wildwoods’ Beach at Andrews Avenue. The festival in Fox Park will feature craft and food vendors, a crazy train for the kids, a pirate bounce house, a rock climbing wall and a costume contest. The costume contest will begin at 3 p.m. Live entertainment will feature country rock artist Dave Hangley and DJ entertainment by “DJ Eddy B” of “Good Time Music” and “DJ Master J” of “Master DJ and Sound LLC.”

The tractor pulled hayride to the Great Pumpkin Patch on the beach will begin on the beach at Andrews Avenue and will end behind the Wildwoods Convention Center – where the Great Pumpkin patch will be set up. Tickets for the hayride are $7 for children and $3 for adults – all ticket prices include one pumpkin per guest.

Why not make a weekend of it and come on Saturday, October 25 for the Wildwoods Boardwalk 5K Pumpkin run – a fun and exciting family event for all ages. The festive boardwalk event begins at 10 a.m. at the Wildwoods Convention Center, rain or shine, and offers a 5K run along with a one-mile family walk. Participants are encouraged to dress in their favorite Halloween costumes and vie for prizes in the best dressed categories of Family, Youth, Infant and Best All-Around. All proceeds benefit Wildwoods’ Elementary Schools located on the Island. All participants will receive a free Pumpkin Run T-shirt.

For more information on the Island Pumpkin Fest call 609-374-6213. For more information on the Boardwalk 5K Pumpkin Run, visit  or call 609-849-8887.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit or call 800-992-9732.  


About the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority

The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) was formed in 1993 to consolidate the tourism economy of its three founding municipalities: Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood. The Tourism Authority operates the Wildwoods Convention Center and acts as the island’s destination marketing organization overseeing the development, research, planning, marketing, advertising, promotion, public and media relations encompassing the tourism, meeting and convention industry in the Wildwoods. Additionally, the Authority funds, assists with and hosts more than 180 annual special events to enhance the visitor experience and extend the tourism season, including the Beach Monster Mash Truck Races, Family Nights On The Boardwalk, Friday Night Fireworks, the New Jersey State Barbeque Championships and Anglesea Blues Festival, Classic Car Shows, the International Kite Festival, Irish and Italian Festivals and the National Marbles Tournament, among others.

The Wildwoods have won numerous travel and tourism awards, heralding the resort for its beaches, boardwalk and attractions. The Wildwoods were named among the top three Boardwalks in the nation as a Best Boardwalk for Food by; #1 Boardwalk in the nation by FamilyVacationCritic.comin 2014, 2013 and 2012; among the ’10 Great Towns, Villages and Neighborhoods in the World for Architecture’ for their Doo Wop architecture by CNN Travel; and the Wildwoods’ Morey’s Amusement Piers were named in 2014 among the Top 10 Piers by Coastal Living Magazine.  In 2013 the Wildwoods were also recognized as one of the Most Awesome Boardwalks in America by; as the Favorite Shore Town by Delaware County Daily Times readers; as the Favorite Beach and Boardwalk by NJ.comreaders; the Top Family-Friendly Beach Town by; and as One of America’s Top 10 U.S. Tourist Towns by families voting in FamilyFun magazine. In 2012 Smarter Travel named the Wildwoods Boardwalk, one of “Americas Best Boardwalks.” 

For more information about the Wildwoods, contact the GWTIDA at 800-WW-By-Sea (800-992-9732) or visit its web site, 

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