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Fall Fest 2020 Information

Fall Fest 2020 Information

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Activities

Trunk or Treat
    • All ages are welcome to walk through our designated Trunk or Treat area to collect pre-packaged candy and treats from our church members and to vote on their favorite decorations.
    • Those who are distributing treats must abide by precautionary measures as directed in the sign-up form for the health and safety of all participants.
    • Click here to sign up to hand out candy/treats in the Trunk or Treat area (from your trunk or a table).

 

 

Photo Op
    • An open-air photo booth (backdrop only; no props) will be stationed beside the check-in table. Document the fall fun with a fancy portrait taken of you and your family! We will email you a digital copy of your photograph after the event.

 

 

Contests
  • Pumpkin Decorating Contest
    • TO ENTER THE CONTEST:
      Bring a pre-carved or decorated pumpkin with you on Sunday to enter into the contest (no carving/decorating will take place at the event).
      Fill out a contest entry card upon check-in and place your pumpkin on the designated judging table.
      Prizes will be awarded to the pumpkins with the most votes in each category!
    • TO PLACE YOUR VOTES IN THE CONTEST:
      Each attendee will receive 1 voting slip per category to place in the cup next to their preferred pumpkin.
      Categories:

      • Best Overall
      • Most Unique Decorations
      • Most Impressive Carving
      • Spookiest Pumpkin
      • Silliest Pumpkin
  • Trunk/Table Decorating Contest
    • TO ENTER THE CONTEST:
      Each participating trunk/table is automatically entered in the contest.
      When you arrive to check in and set up your trunk/table, you will be asked to fill out an entry card with your name and the title/description of your trunk.
      Prizes will be awarded to the trunks/tables with the most votes in each category!
    • TO PLACE YOUR VOTES IN THE CONTEST:
      Description cards and voting slip cups for each trunk/table will be on the judging table next to the pumpkins.
      Each attendee will receive 1 voting slip per category to place in the cup next to their preferred trunk/table description card. (Check out all the trunks/tables before you place your votes!)
      Categories:

      • Best Overall
      • Most Unique Theme
      • Spookiest Decorations
      • Best Candy/Treats
      • Best Costumes

 

Games & Activities
    • Chalk Mazes
      • Navigate the “obstacles” in the chalk mazes drawn on the parking lot!
    • Craft/Coloring Tables
      • Individual boxes of crayons (take them home with you!), coloring sheets, and craft items will be set out on plastic tables for your enjoyment. A volunteer will be on standby to sanitize and wipe down tables and chairs between uses. 
    • Giant Tic-Tac-Toe
      • The classic game, but bigger! A volunteer will be on standby to sanitize the plastic game pieces between uses.

 

Bonfire & S’mores Station
    • One family at a time may gather ’round the campfire to roast some yummy s’mores! A volunteer will be monitoring the fire pit to ensure families keep their distance from one another. The volunteer will also hand out individually-bagged s’mores kits (each containing 1 marshmallow, piece of chocolate, and 2 graham crackers) and will sanitize the handles of marshmallow pokers between uses.

 

Outdoor Movie
    • At 6:45pm, grab a seat in front of our pop-up movie screen (bring your own chair or blanket, or borrow one of ours) to watch a classic family-friendly Halloween movie on the back lawn!

 


Safety Measures/Precautions

Upon arrival, all attendees at the Fall Festival will be asked to check-in at a table near the main church entrance (under the portico). At this check-in table, all attendees will:

      • Have their temperature taken with a non-contact thermometer (if temperature is above 100.4 degrees, attendee may be asked to return home);
      • Provide each of their names and an email address (one per family) at which they can receive their photo op picture and be reached in the event that contact tracing becomes necessary;
      • Pick up a mask if they do not have one with them (we ask that all attendees at least carry a mask with them while at the event; it does not need to be worn while outside unless maintaining physical distancing becomes impossible, but must be worn to use the restrooms or go inside for any other reason).

There will be volunteers placed around the activity areas with sanitizing solution to wipe down any common or high-touch surfaces.

Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the activity areas. You are encouraged to bring your own pocket-sanitizers as well.

Indoor restrooms will be available for use, but face coverings must be worn at all times while inside.

If you are showing any symptoms of illness, or have recently come in contact with someone who is showing symptoms of illness, we ask that you please do not attend this event. Please use common sense and your best judgement for the health and safety of all of our volunteers and participants.