Saturday, October 28, 2023
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
This event is rain or shine, scare-free, & family-friendly!
Join us in the Glass Studio throughout the day for mesmerizing displays of various hot glass processes. Watch as the Glass Studio Team manipulates hot molten glass with unconventional tools, such as pumpkins and seasonal gourds, to produce visually stunning sculptural objects!
Free Family Art Activities
Celebrate the colorful fall season with the following complimentary hands-on crafting activities that all ages can enjoy. All materials are supplied and projects can be taken home the same day!
Friendly Ghost Pom Pom Popper: Get ready for a spook-tacular fun & friendly adventure with our Friendly Ghost Pom Pom Popper craft activity! This imaginative DIY project is perfect for kids and the young-at-heart who love to combine creativity with a touch of ghostly charm. These adorable, ghostly figures can shoot colorful pom poms across the room for hours of entertainment!
Witch’s Spell Activity Sheet: Embrace the enchanting world of magic & mystery with our “Witch’s Spell Activity Sheet.” This activity will ignite the imaginations of budding sorcerers & sorceresses of all ages! Let your inner witch or wizard soar as you craft your own spell.
Youth Scarecrow Row
Rutgers Master Gardeners of Cumberland County is inviting school art classes and county youth groups to participate (preK-5th and 6th-12th grades) in a Scarecrow Contest with cash prizes! Scarecrow Kits are available at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Center of Millville. Finished scarecrows must be delivered to the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Center by October 25th. All judged scarecrows will then be transferred to WheatonArts and displayed in the Discovery Garden. Awards will be given out during HalloWheaton! For questions, please contact the Rutgers Cooperative Extension at 856.451.2800 ext. 4 or email kaylynnhy@
Additional Discovery Garden Activities Include:
Hand & Face Painting
Live animals from Cumberland County 4-H
“Turkey Talk” with Barbara McOscar
Children’s Crafts & Educational Handouts
Make-Your-Own Fused Glass
Design your own fall-inspired fused glass magnet, pendant, or suncatcher in the Education Studio! These fun fused glass projects are available for ages 5 & up (with parental assistance). Using pre-fused glass blanks, small pre-cut pieces of glass, and an assortment of accessory glass, create a design to be tack fused. We will fire your design and attach a bail, magnet, or leather cord, depending on your project choice. In 7-10 business days, completed glass projects will be ready to pick up or ship (for a fee). This glass fusing activity has a discounted fee of $10 per magnet/pendant and $20 per suncatcher.
This event is scare-free and family-friendly. Admission to HalloWheaton is FREE, part of the “WheatonArts Family Days! Presented by PNC Arts Alive!“ program. This event includes access to the Museum of American Glass, Down Jersey Folklife Center, Artist Studios, and Museum Stores.
Special thank you to L.J. Zucca, Inc. for their generous large candy donation! Thank you to the ShopRite in Millville for their candy donation.
Thank You Scarecrow Contest Sponsors: The Moose Lodge, Cumberland County Master Gardeners Steering Committee, The Cumberland County Board of Agriculture, Dutch Neck Landscaping, Barbara McOscar, and Marianne Rozanski.