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Temple Halloween Parade, Haunted Hollow Hay Ride and Barn & Family Fun Fest This October

by The Muhlenberg Township Parks & Recreation Department

Sep 16, 2023

Photo by Neven Krcmarek on Unsplash

Temple Halloween Parade

The Muhlenberg Township Parks & Recreation Department is once again sponsoring the annual Temple Halloween Parade. The parade is a tradition for the Temple Community.

This year’s parade will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 6 p.m., with a rain date of Sunday, Oct. 8, at 4 p.m. The parade will follow Sharp Ave. down to Kutztown Rd., make a left and head north on Kutztown Rd. to Mt. Laurel Ave., make a left onto Mt. Laurel Ave., and then it will disband at 7th Avenue.

Come and enjoy the sounds of several local high-school bands, the Buccaneer Alumni Band, motorcycle groups, car groups, fire trucks from around Berks County, floats designed by local businesses, and various community youth groups. The parade should last about one and a half hours. Some food vendors will be stationed along the parade route.

If you have any questions, please contact the Parks Office at 610-929-4727, or visit our website at To keep up with all the parks department activities, like us on Facebook at

Haunted Hollow Family Fun Fest and Haunted Hollow Hay Ride and Barn

Jim Dietrich Park, the home of RiverFest, is also the host of the annual Haunted Hollow event.

On Saturday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Muhlenberg Township is sponsoring a Fall Family Fun Fest. This event is filled with family-oriented activities, including traditional hayrides, pumpkin painting, apple launching, carnival games, magic shows by Rich Gerber, and more! Food vendors will be available throughout the day.

But there’s more! Come out and celebrate the fall season at Jim Dietrich Park during the evening hours from Friday, Oct. 13 through Sunday, Oct. 15, from 7-10 p.m., where each night, Jim Dietrich Park will be transformed into a Haunted Hollow.

We caution visitors of the park after dark—there will be some thrills and scares. The park will transform into a ghoulish landscape along the river with a haunted hay ride, and the barn will be transformed into a prison where you never know who—or what—will be inside! Beware, this event is not for the weak of heart!

Enter at your own risk for plenty of fun. Tickets are $12 for the hayride OR barn, or you can purchase a combo ticket for only $20. Tickets can be purchased online at Food will be available. Jim Dietrich Park is located at 4899 Stoudts Ferry Bridge Road in Reading, PA 19605.

Call the Township Office at 610-929- 4727 for more information, or visit our website at or our Facebook page at

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