It will be a busy weekend here in Freehold with lots to do for people of all ages.
The Freehold Elks Lodge will be hosting Pizza Night on Friday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The pizza at the event is cooked to order with a wide variety of toppings and the meal comes will free salad.
After dinner with the Elks on Friday you can head to the First United Methodist Church for a showing of the Silent Film Spooktacular Nosferatu. The film was made in 1922 and was originally shown with a theater organist. Tickets for the movie are just $5 for adults and children under the age of 10 are free when accompanied by an adult. Proceeds from the event will benefit the church’s music ministry.
Saturday morning can start with a pancake breakfast at the Freehold First Aid Squad. For just $10 for adults or $7 for children between the ages of 3 and 12 there will be a toppings bar, games a bake sale and more. People in attendance are also encouraged to wear their costumes a few days early.
On Saturday night the Hall of Records will play host to a Halloween Spooktacular Jack-O-Lantern Contest. Starting at 6:30 the chance is open for people to bring their best carved pumpkins for a chance to win prizes and trophies. Categories include scariest, prettiest and most original.
A costume contest is set to be held on Sunday afternoon at the Freehold Racetrack parking lot off of Manalapan Avenue. Starting at 1 p.m. there will be a parade going from the track to the Hall of Records. There will also be prizes awarded for the best costumes in various age groups and categories.
If Halloween is not your scene the Freehold Elks MC is offering the chance to try some of the best homemade food in town with a Meatball Cook-Off. There will be 10 different meatball recipes in the competition and for just $10 people in attendance can enjoy all of them as well as spaghetti, salad and bread. All proceeds from the event go to the scholarship and veterans committees.