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November 5, 2012

Are "Fall Festivals" Counter-Productive?

For the past twenty years in Children's Ministry, I have planned and hosted a "Fall Festival" (a.k.a. "Harvest Party", "Hallelujah Night", "Fall Fest", "Family Fun Fest", "Trunk or Treat", etc.) at the church where I was serving.  These events generally were seen as a fun Family Event that served as an "alternative to trick-or-treating and Halloween." The typical "Fall Festival" usually looks a bit like this: It is a family-oriented celebration/party. It may have costumes. Games are played. Contests are held. Food abounds. Music blares. Everyone enjoys themselves. Certainly there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with a Fall Festival on its […]