Trick or Treaters will fly into the Market on Saturday, October 24th for Quakertown Farmers Market & Flea Market’s 23rd Annual Halloween Parade and Costume Contest. Local little witches, ghosts and goblins are invited to trick or treat throughout the Market beginning at 1pm. This spooktacular Market tradition is a great event for the entire family to enjoy an afternoon out together. As always, Market Merchants eagerly anticipate this event each year and will be stocked up with treats to give away to all parade participants.
After trick or treating, the parade will proceed to the outdoor stage area for their 23rd Annual Costume judging. Prizes are awarded for the most creative and entertaining costumes, especially those that are homemade. There are four separate categories, which are Pre-School (0-5 years), Pre-Teen (6-12 years), Teen (13-17 years) and the Family Group category. Prizes include a $250 Market Bucks grand prize winner, three $50 Market Bucks runner up prizes, a $100 Market Bucks category prize for each of the four age groups and a $25 Market Bucks prize for each of the category runner ups.
This year, the Best Dressed Pet Contest sponsored by Fins, Feathers, Paws and Claws – the Qmart’s awesome pet department – will take place on Sunday, October 25th at 12pm at the stage area located behind the main market. Prizes will be presented by Fins, Feathers, Paws, & Claws at the time of judging. Merchants are permitted to enter their family pets as well this year.
The Market will also host a carved or best decorated Jack-O-Lantern contest. Registration at the Market Office/Exit #4 is required and pumpkins must be placed on display by 10am Friday morning and remain on display until 4pm, Sunday. The Winner will be announced on Sunday at 4pm and take home $100 in Market Bucks.
After the raging success of last year’s Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest, the Secret Ingredient Bakery has agreed to once again sponsor a no hands Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest. The contest will be held on Sunday, October 25th at 1pm in the rear aisle in front of Davis Meats, Dept #244. Aside from a mouth full of delicious, fresh baked pumpkin pie, the winner will take home $100 Market Bucks in prize money. Entrants must be 18 or older and pre-register at the Market Office no later than Saturday, October 24th.
As a reminder, the Quakertown Farmers Market’s Annual Coat Drive is underway. They collect new and gently used clean winter coats. Donations may be brought to the Market Office. All coats collected are donated to the local Salvation Army for distribution to our neighbors in need.
Shoppers are invited to shop and save with the market’s wide selection of seasonal merchandise offered by each of their 125+ departments while they take part in the weekend events. Quakertown has everything you need to celebrate the Halloween holiday including costumes, pumpkins, garden plantings and decorations, trick or treating supplies, Halloween candies, pumpkin pies, pumpkin ice cream, Halloween decorated cakes, cookies and cupcakes, fresh picked, local apples for apple bobbing, candy apples, and party supplies.
Quakertown Farmers Market & Flea Market
201 Station Rd
Quakertown, PA 18951