THIS MONTH'S SERMON
On Sunday, Nov. 1st, the Revival House, Hudson Fields, and the Beebe Foundation will host another free outdoor movie event, “This is Halloween” to again benefit Beebe Medical Center in its ongoing efforts to help Sussex County during the Covid-19 pandemic. Food, music, artists, vendors, and safely distanced fun and entertainment will once again mark the event, capped off by a double-feature screening “A Nightmare Before Christmas” and the original 1978 classic “Halloween.”
The event will mirror the format used for this summer’s successful “Jawsfest,” in which groups were seated in “pods” in the field and following all CDC regulations throughout the event. “We were very enthused with the crowd at Jawsfest,” said Rob Waters, one of the event organizers. “And because everyone was so responsible and we were able to raise money for Beebe, we wanted to do it again in time for our favorite holiday, Halloween.”
This is a FREE event! But there will be limited seating so get there when the doors open at 2pm
Featuring several food and beverage trucks, local vendors, and live music. The event will feature a limited number of trick-or-treat bags for younger attendees and there will be various stations around the Hudson Fields grounds for them to collect treats, starting around 3:00 pm.
“We realize that Halloween may be a little different this year with the pandemic, so we wanted to give kids (and adults) a chance to dress in their costumes,” said Revival House’s Rob Rector. “We are working with Hudson Fields to have a path along the perimeter of the event where kids can line up and receive treats in a safe manner.”
Once again, the event is free and open to the public, but donations will be accepted at the door with all proceeds going to Beebe Healthcare’s frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
So pack up your little pumpkins and head out to Hudson Fields on Sunday, Nov. 1st for a ghoulishly good time at the “This is Halloween” fundraiser for Beebe Healthcare.
THIS IS HALLOWEEN NEWS
Despite our best efforts, our “This Is Halloween” will be yet another tire on the dumpster fire that in 2020, and we are sad to report that we have to cancel it. After the weather on Sunday, Oct. 25, forced us to reschedule the event to Sunday, Nov. 1, we were once again mocked by Mother Nature and it looks as though she has the same forecast in store for us then. We want to thank everyone who agreed to help us put this on and look forward to hosting more amazing outdoor events for our community on Hudson Fields in the spring. Please check our website () or our Facebook page for our plans for 2021.
Thanks again to all who helped make Jawsfest such an amazing event this summer, and we promise there will be more on the calendar next year and we are looking forward to sharing them with you and seeing you all in person next year!
HELP US LIGHT THE WAY
One thing that was mentioned to us after Jawsfest was we could use a little more light between the pods and the exits. Which we are bringing plenty of lights to remedy this but we also thought it would be really fun if we asked the community to participate. One of the coolest things about Halloween is seeing jack-o'-lanterns line the streets. So we are inviting our neighbors and friends to bring their jack-o'-lanterns to the party to help us light the way. It just seems like a fun way to celebrate one the greatest holidays (arguably the GREATEST!) of the year. Bring you're jack-o'-lantern and help make this epic event even more epic. See you all Sunday, October 25th. For more info go to revivalhousetheater.com
We are once again teaming up with
Beebe Medical Foundation to help us run our event, but more importantly raise money for
Beebe Healthcare If you are thinking of making a gift for Beebe through our event of just feel like giving please contact the foundation at beebemedicalfoundation.org or call 302-644-2900. Thanks and we hope to see you all at Hudson Fields on Oct 25th for some great family fun. For more info on the event go to revivalhousetheaer.com
LOOKING FOR TRICK OR TREAT STATION PARTICIPANTS
Calling all trick-or-treat enthusiasts: the Revival House is hosting a socially distanced "trick-or-treat" path at its "This is Halloween" event on Sunday, Nov. 1st. We are looking for business or individuals who would be interested in hosting a "treat station" on the path. From 5 pm to 6pm, all children in costume will line up with bags to walk the path to receive"treats" you supply.
Interested parties please contact Rob Waters at or 302-569-0725
CALLING ALL LOCAL ARTISTS AND VENDORS
We are currently gathering all our artists and vendors for the event. So if you would like space at This Is Halloween to sell and promote your business and art please contact us ASAP. There's no charge to display. But you do need to bring you own setup (whether that be a tent or a table we are game.)
Interested parties please contact Rob Waters at or 302-569-0725
THE MUSIC - Starting at 2:30
Even though they are veterans of the local stages, many of the members of Hope For Success are not even old enough to drivel. Performing about 70 times since their formation, Hope for Success has plugged in and performed at the Freeman Stage, Rehoboth Beach Bandstand, Irish Eyes, Crooked Hammock, JD Shuckers, and will be making a return appearance to Hudson Fields to perform for the event.
THE FOOD AND DRINKS
This is Halloween will feature a number of food and beverage trucks for visitors, including Street Kitchen, DaNizza Pizza, Sea Hogg, Kona Ice and, of course, popcorn vendors. Drinks will be served from: Revelation Brewery, Nassau Valley Vineyards, Brimming Horn Meadery, and Beach Time Distilling
ARTISTS AND VENDORS
Full list of artists and vendors coming soon
THE FILMS - Starting at dusk
A little after dusk (6:09 p.m.) families are encouraged to take their seats in their pods to enjoy a screening of the animated classic “A Nightmare Before Christmas” on a huge 52-foot screen.
After a short intermission, those brave enough to remain are encouraged to stick around for the screening of the quintessential film of the season, the 1978 John Carpenter classic “Halloween.”
“We wanted to try to have something that would appeal to a wide audience,” Waters said. “So we will have some time between the two films in which families can safely leave with their little ones and then let those who want to get their scare on can stay for the second feature.”
As in the Jawsfest event, all entrants are required to wear protective face covering while walking around the grounds and maintaining the CDC-mandated six-foot distance from one another. Only when groups are safely seated within their “pods” on the field will they be allowed to remove them. “We are trying to help Beebe with this event, not give them more patients,” Rector said of the safety measures. “At our last event, everyone was exceptional in working with us, which is why we are doing it again.”
The Revival House is once again working with Beebe to ensure that all organizers and vendors receive temperature checks prior to the event opening.
“Jawsfest was a great event that not only raised monies to support Beebe Healthcare, our local non-profit community healthcare system, but it raised everyone’s spirits,” said Thomas J. Protack, President of Beebe Medical Foundation. “It was wonderful to be outside, socially spaced on Hudson Field, enjoying a festive night. I hope you will consider joining us for “This is Halloween” and making a free-will donation at the entrance.”
Masks are required
You are welcome to remove your mask once seated in your pod, but you are asked to wear your mask whenever you are moving around the venue and upon entry and exit.
Must practice social distancing
To practice social or physical distancing, stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms' length) from other people who are not from your household in outdoor spaces.
Ten-foot white circles, each eight feet apart, were painted on the grass so families can be safe even in the crowd. Masks are permitted to be taken off in your pod (pretty much the same rules at restaurants, so think of your pod as your table). Each group entering Hudson Field will be assigned a pod that will be there's for the event. First come first served.
Body temperature check for staff
Body temperature checks will be taken of all the staff of Jawsfest