Once again there will be plenty to do this weekend in West Chester Township. From celebrating the fall season to attending the big game, there is plenty to do close to home.
Friday night lights – Lakota West (8-1) will host school district rival Lakota East (6-3) in a game with playoff implications. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. At halftime, both the Lakota East and Lakota West bands will play together. In addition, the winning school of the annual food drive will be announced. Food can be donated on game day.
Bark Bash at VOA Park – Celebrate National Pit Bull Awareness Day Saturday at Voice of America Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the event, there will be a doggy costume contest, kids activities, raffles, split the pot, live music and food booths. This free event will also have pets available for adoption.
Halloween attraction opens at EnterTRAINment – EnterTRAINment Junction in West Chester opened its newest holiday attraction, “Jack-O-Lantern Junction,” in late September. The attraction, which is family friendly, will be available every day through Oct. 31 to celebrate Halloween. The attraction features a walk-through trick-or-treat maze with ghosts, skeletons and cobwebs. It also features an indoor pumpkin patch, multiple treat stations and a talking pumpkin. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Niederman Family Farm fall activities – Every fall, Niederman Family Farm in Liberty Township has been a fall hot spot for local residents. The farm features a large corn maze and a long hayride, which stops halfway through at a pumpkin patch. In the evening, gather around a bon fire pit and cozy up with family and friends for stories, a weenie roast and s’mores. You can even take home fresh kettle corn, cotton candy, caramel apples and plenty other fall treats. The family farm is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Check www.niedermanfamilyfarm.com for weekday hours.
Concerts by the Lake at VOA Park – John Ford will headline the fifth and final performance of the 2012 Concerts by the Lake music series from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Voice of America Park in West Chester. Park visitors are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. Light snacks, drinks and adult beverages will be available.
Bridgewater Falls to host early Halloween event – For those looking to get an early start, Bridgewater Falls will host a free trick-or-treat event this Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. At the event, children will need to check-in by the fountain in front of La Pinata and Cold Stone Creamery. There, children will receive a trick-or-treat bag and a list of merchants participating in the event. The shopping complex is located at the corner of Princeton Road and Ohio 4 Bypass in Fairfield Township.