2015 New Jersey Halloween Event Guide
Looking for some fun Halloween events? Take a look at the list below for some great Halloween events listed by county!
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Paint Your Own Pumpkin in Kenilworth! On Friday Oct. 16 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. go to 131 South 31st street and pumpkin paint! The cost is $5, or $10.99 all day. Adults are free. Pumpkin painting starts at 4 p.m. in a private party room, but you can go out and play anytime. Price includes admission, pumpkin and all the materials that are needed.
On Saturday, Oct. 27 go to the Wildwood Boardwalk for the Wildwoods Boardwalk Pumpkin Run! Come dressed in your favorite Halloween costume to win prizes! The categories are categories of Family, Youth, Infant, and Best All Around. The event has a 5k and 10k run, there will also be a 1 mile family walk! The pumpkin run is rain or shine. Registration beings at 8:30 a.m. inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. All proceeds benefit the Elementary Schools of the Wildwoods.
On Saturday, Oct. 31 at Lanes in Sea Girt join the Zombies for "The Zombie Wedding!" The Zombie Wedding is an interactive play. Tickets are $20 to $30 in advanced, and $25 to $35 at the door. The Zombie Wedding is the same producer of "Tony n' Tina's Wedding." The show show scene is after the Zombie apocalypse in America. During the reception the living mingle with the undead which leads to events. Go dressed up like a zombie or arrive early and the make up artists will do it for you! After the show there will be a dance party.
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Mays Landing Halloween Parade
You’ll see marching bands, football teams, cheerleaders and Cub Scouts. The Cub Scouts will even be collecting canned food for the local food pantry to help those in need. So bring a can or two, a chair and have a great time!
Date: Friday, Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Main Street, Mays Landing
Egg Harbor City Halloween Parade
Date: Friday, Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Downtown Egg Harbor City, Egg Harbor City
Buena Vista Twp Halloween Party
There will be contests with prizes.
Date: Friday, Oct. 23, 5:00 p.m.
Location: Dr. Martin Luther King Center, 661 Jackson Road, Newtonville,
The Buena Vista Township Halloween Party will be held at the Dr. Martin Luther Kin
Halloween at the Meadowlands
This is an annual event! It includes hayrides, a Creepy Creatures of Halloween Spooky Walk, the Witch’s Den, games, and crafts. Walks are recommended for children -12 and are approximately 30-40 minutes. Registration is required and is available online only. Space is limited. Don't forget to dress up in your Halloween costume!
Date: Thursday, Oct. 29, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Richard W. DeKorte Park, 2 DeKorte Park , Lyndhurst
Haunted Forest at Tenafly Nature Center
Tours depart every 15 minutes. It's best to arrive when its still light out to meet several live forest creatures. After dark, see how the creatures adapt to their environment. Each group will have a guide, and the tour lasts about 1.5 hours. The tour is entertaining and educational – not scary – perfect for people of all ages who love animals. There will be complimentary refreshments and crafts around the campfire. This is a rain or shine event. It is recommended to be pre-register.
Date: Saturday Oct. 24 and Sunday Oct. 25, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Avenue, Tenafly
Hasbrouck Heights Annual Ragamuffin Parade
This is an annual Halloween Parade. The parade will begin at the Public Safety Building (248 Hamilton) and proceed along the Boulevard to the Senior Center. In case of rain, go directly to the Senior Center.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 24, 1 p.m.
Location: Downtown Hasbrouck Heights Hasbrouck Heights
Westwood Halloween Ragamuffin Parade
Preschoolers to third grade are welcome to join the parade. It ends at the Community Center where there will be entertainment and goodies. If it rains, the parade will be cancelled but still go to the Community Center (on Jefferson Ave) for the program at 10 a.m.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m.
Location: Begins at Railroad Station, ends at Community Center Westwood
Zoo Boo 2015 at the Bergen County Zoo
Boo Zoo will have Trick-or-Treating in the zoo, Ghostly Storytelling , Magic Shows and the Eerie Express Train ($5 for all riders – Train runs from 6:30-9:30 p.m. each night, not recommended for young children). Advanced ticket purchase is required. Tickets on sale October 1st. $6 each for ages 3 & up.
Date: Friday Oct. 23 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Bergen County Zoo, Van Saun Park, 216 Forest Ave. Paramus
Ramsey Halloween Parade & Costume Contest
Trophies will be awarded for the best costumes. Everyone will receive a treat following the costume contest. In the event of rain, all festivities will be held in the high school auditorium.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 24, 10:00 a.m.
Location: Parade begins at Finch Park, ends at High School Ramsey
Palmyra Halloween Parade
The parade features costumed individuals and groups, floats, marching bands, entertainers, horse-drawn carriages, police and fire vehicles. Prizes will be awarded at Legion Field where there will also be goodie bags, entertainment, and hotdogs for sale!
Date: Saturday, Oct. 31, 7 p.m. (lineup begins at 6 p.m.)
Location: Howard Street to Broad Street Palmyra
Moorestown Halloween Parade
Parents are invited and encouraged to march and wear costumes as well. A judging stage will be set up at Stokes Hill and prizes will be given for best costumes in various categories. The event will have a DJ, moon-bounce, face painters, and a balloon artist.
Date: Sunday, Oct. 18, 3 p.m.
Location: Main Street, Moorestown
Bordentown Halloween Parade
Parade features costumed masqueraders, marching bands, classic cars, fire trucks, and floats. Participants and parade-goers are asked to support the Kiwanis of Bordentown Annual Sock Drive by bringing new packaged socks that will be collected along the parade route. The Kiwanis hope to collect 1000 pairs of socks.
Date: Sunday, Oct. 25, 2 p.m. Rain Date, Nov. 1
Location: Downtown Bordentown, Bordentown
Medford Halloween Parade
This parade is a 69-year tradition. The Medford Halloween Parade have over 10 marching bands, 40 hand-built floats, hundreds of costumed marchers and draws in 20,000 spectators yearly.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m.
Location: Downtown Medford, Medford
Halloween Bash at PAWS Farm Nature Center
The event features a crafts, games, a “spooky maze”, haunted house (not gory), and costume parade with prizes. Children will also receive a snack. Admission is $10 for participants who are pre-registered or $15 on the day of event. Accompanying adults are free.
Date: Friday, Oct. 23, 6 p.m.
Location: PAWS Farm Nature Center 1105 Hainesport – Mt. Laurel Road Mount Laurel,
Goblins in the Garden Family Festival
Kids in costumes receive half-price admission. There will be a Haunted Train Ride and Haunted Maze. Trick or Treat during our Costume Parade
Date: Saturday, Oct. 24th and Sunday Oct. 25, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Camden Children's Garden, 3 Riverside Drive, Camden,
Haddonfield's Annual Fall Festival and Juried Craft Show
The parade will have carriage rides, DJ Frank Staff, Children Song, Pick-Up Band Fall Festival Concert and more.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain Date Sunday Oct. 18.
Location: along Kings Highway between Haddon Avenue
Cape May County
Cape May Halloween Parade
The Parade travels down Carpenter's Lane onto Ocean Street and then down Washington Street where it ends at the Emlen Physick Estate. At the end there will be a little party for the participants. Register at 1:30 p.m., Judging starts at 2p.m., Parade begins at 3 p.m.Awards will be given in many different categories like groupings, and age ranges. Bring a bag for trick or treating on the Washington Street Mall which starts at Noon.
Date: Sunday, Oct. 18
Location: Perry St. to Physick Estate, Cape May
Ocean City Halloween Parade
Date: Thursday, Oct. 29, 7:15 p.m.
Location: Asbury Ave. from 6th - 11th Street Ocean City
Millville Halloween Pumpkin Extravaganza
The Pumpkin Extravaganza will feature pumpkin decorating, games, a costume parade which includes children ages pre-K – 12 yrs. Prizes will be awarded to those who participate in the pumpkin decorating and costume parade. All who attend will receive a free gift.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 17, 11a.m.
Location: W. Main StreetMillville
OctoBEARfest at Turtle Back Zoo
There will be costume parade and live entertainment.
Admission: Adults $13.00 , Children (ages 2 to 12) $10.00, Seniors (62+) $10.00 / Children (under 2) Free
Date: Weekends in October, Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sundays: 11a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange
Strut Your Mutt: Pet Costume Parade
Dog owners are invited to show off their creative talents, celebrate their pets, and share in a happy event with other dog owners. Bring your pet or just come to see the creative costumes on display. Prizes will be awarded. Registration at 1:15pm.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 24th, 2 p.m., Rain Date, Sunday, Oct. 25.
Location: Essex County South Mountain Dog Park, South Orange Avenue, Maplewood
South Jersey Children’s Halloween Fest
Halloween Fest will have balloon art, jugglers, storytelling, magicians, Halloween trick or treating, contests, Halloween arts and crafts, entertainment, food, Halloween costume contests, candy, giveaways, and, games
Date: Saturday, Oct. 24
Location: Rastelli’s Sports & More, 1855 Hurffville Road, Sewell
Monroe Township Halloween Parade
Date: Saturday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m.
Location: Main Street, Monroe Township
Hoboken Rag-a-Muffin Parade & Costume Contest
Parade features marching bands, floats, and a costume contest complete wi. Participants should register at Washington Street between 13th & 14th Streets by 2:30 p.m.
Date: Friday, Oct. 30, 3 p.m.
Location: Washington Street, Hoboken
Festival will have hay rides, a hay maze, pony rides, petting zoo, moonwalk, face painting, pumpkin painting, balloon art, and craft activities.
Date: Saturday, Oct 17, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Pier A Park, 1st St. & Sinatra Dr.
Jersey City Family Halloween Bash on Newark Avenue
Halloween Bash will have the annual kids’ Halloween Parade, face painting, entertainment and games, an arts and crafts center, food, drinks, vendors, and fun stuff for kids while a DJ spins all your favorite Halloween tunes.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 31, 2 p.m.
Location: Newark Avenue Pedestrian Mall, Jersey City
Lambertville Halloween Parade
The parade will assemble on York Street by Mary Sheridan Park at 2:45 p.m. and step off promptly at 3 p.m. Little League Field is where the judging will be held. All spectators are cordially invited to sit on the bleachers and observe from outside the fence. Refreshments and a Halloween treat will be available for all participants after they have passed by the judges’ table.
Date: Sunday, Oct. 25
Location: Downtown Lambertville
Nature of the Night Halloween Hike & Campfire
Explore the ecology of night and magic of Halloween at the annual family-friendly night hike on the Watershed Reserve. Early sessions are reccomended for families with younger children. Once the sun goes down, a little more spookey fun is included for older children. The hike includes a campfire in the woods with stories and roasted marshmallows. Guided hikes are every 20 minutes; last hike begins at 8 p.m. Pre-registration and pre-payment required. Prices: $10 per person or $25 per family
Date: Saturday, Oct. 24, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for families with children 4-6 years old, 6:30 p.m. to 9p.m. for families with children 7-12 years old.
Location: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Reserve, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington,
Princeton Annual Hometown Halloween Parade
Dress up in your best costume and join the Arts Council of Princeton for the Annual Hometown Halloween Parade. At 6:30 p.m. , the Princeton Public Library will screen DreamWorks movie “Home”.
Date: Thursday, Oct. 29, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Palmer Square Green, the parade will make its way through Downtown Princeton and end in Hinds Plaza (next to the library).
Scarecrows in the Village
Make your own scarecrow! Event will also feature live music, pumpkin painting, and food.
Date: Sunday, Oct. 18, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Rain Date, Sunday, Oct. 25
Location: Weeden Park, Craven Lane & Route 206, Lawrenceville
Hopewell Halloween Parade
Line up is at 12:30pm at the Railroad Train Station. Bring your pets, decorated bikes, and wagons to march down Greenwood Avenue and across Broad Street to the Fire Station.
Date: Sunday, Oct. 25, 1 p.m.
Location: Greenwood Avenue & Broad Street, Hopewell
5th Annual Metuchen Halloween Parade
Families are invited to join in on the fun and excitement by setting up their vehicle’s trunk for Halloween and offering goodies as the costumed participants parade by.Metuchen area Chamber of Commerce members will have tables for candy distribution.
Date: Sunday, Oct. 25, 2 p.m.
Location: Commuter Permit Parking Lot, Center Street (across from the Senior Center) Metuchen
Highland Park Halloween Costume Parade & Festival
Halloween event featuring music, dancing, a bounce house, crafts, giveaways, and refreshments. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes.
Date: Sunday Oct. 25
Location: Highland Park High School Gym, 102 N 5th Avenue, Highland Park
North Brunswick Halloween Party
This event will feature a slightly spooky hayride or haunted walk, crafts, food, and more!
Date: Friday, Oct. 23, 6 p.m.
Location: North Brunswick Community Park 2051 Route 130 North Brunswick
Event includes Window Painting, Haunted Hayride, Jack-O-Lantern Judging, Halloween Costume Judging and Parade.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 24 and Sunday, Oct. 25
Location: Downtown, Freehold,
Ocean Grove Halloween Parade
Prizes for best-dressed pets. Parade starts at Noon followed by trick or treating downtown.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 31
Location: Fireman's Park Ocean Grove
Toy model and film festival
Date: Friday, Oct 23- to Sunday Oct. 25, Friday PRE-SHOW 5p.m, Friday General Admission 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.Saturday PRE-SHOW 9:00 a.m., Saturday General Admission 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Sunday PRE-SHOW 10:00 a.m., Sunday General Admission 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Parsippany Hotel, 199 Smith Rd, Parsippany,
Historic Haunting at Historic Speedwell Village
Listen to ghost stories and participate in a variety of Halloween games. Children are encouraged to come in costume and participate in an old-fashioned costume parade, with prizes for everyone. Admission: Adults $5/Seniors 65+ $4/Children 4-16 $3/Children under 4 admitted free.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 31, 10 a. m. To 5p.m.
Location: Historic Speedwell Village, 333 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown
A Miller’s Halloween at Cooper Gristmill
Event will have story telling, crafts, and games! Come in costume if you'd like.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 31
Location: Cooper Gristmill, 66 Washington Turnpike, Chester, New Jersey
All Hallows' Eve Open House
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2015; 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, 2352 Route 10 West, Morris Plains,
Advance registration required. It takes visitors back to Halloween evening in 1911 where Mildred Stickley spent October 31st making costumes for her youngest sister. Attendees will get a mask when they arrive and can try fortune telling games from the period. There will also be refreshments. Admission is $12 Advance Sales (through 10/28); $15 After 10/28
Point Pleasant Boro Halloween Costume & Float Parade
Parade will have floats, everyone who participates will get a ribbon. The parade marches down Bridge Ave. where the winner are announced and trophies will be given out.
Date: Sunday,Oct. 25, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Bridge Ave, Point Pleasant
Halloween Fun at the Insectropolis
Museum will offer free face painting with each paid admission.Wear your Halloween costume and get $2 off regular admission. Guests will also receive a small treat.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 24
Location: 1761 Route 9, Toms River
Boo at the Boardwalk
This Halloween celebration will feature free face painting, arts and crafts, stilt walkers, games, pumpkin patches, and a beach maze. Visit Jenkinson’s Aquarium for the Underwater Pumpkin Carving Show. Don’t miss Perky’s Pumpkin Derby on October 24th! Decorate your pumpkin, attach wheels, and see how fast it goes!
Date: Saturday, Oct. 17 and Sunday Oct. 18, and Saturday Oct. 24 and Sunday Oct. 25
Location: Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, 300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant Beach,
74th Annual Toms River Volunteer Fire Company #1 Halloween Parade
The Toms River Volunteer Fire Company #1 Halloween Parade is the second largest Halloween Parade in the world. Each year, this New Jersey Halloween parade boasts over 6,000 participants and over 100,000 spectators. It’s recommended that spectators arrive 2 hours prior (bring blankets and chairs).
Date: Saturday, Oct. 31 7 p.m.
Location: Main Street and Washington Street, Toms River
Point Pleasant Halloween Parade
Participation is open to individuals of all ages, groups, pets, motorized and non-motorized floats, dance groups, and zombies! Pre-registration is required.
Date: Sunday, October 25 1p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Bridge Ave, Point Pleasant
Trick or Treat Street & Howl-O-Ween
Free admission Halloween event featuring fun activities for everyone including pumpkin painting, a dog parade and kids’ costume parade, trick or treating, pumpkin chunkin’ and fireworks!
Date: Sunday Oct. 25,
Location: Boardwalk, Seaside Heights
Alloway Halloween Parade
Halloween event featuring floats, costumed participants, horses, antique cars and tractors.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 24, 7:15 p.m.
Spooky Skies & Fright Light laser concert
Spooky Skies takes viewers back to medieval Ireland to explore the roots of the Halloween holiday.The Fright Light laser concert features songs such as “Alive” by Meatloaf and “Thriller” by Michael Jackson while lasers draw pictures on the dome overhead.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 24 and Sunday Oct. 25 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Location: Raritan Valley Community College 118 Lamington Road Branchburg
Sparta Trunk Or Treat & Munchkin March Halloween Costume Parade
A “judged” costume parade for kids of all ages begins at 6 p.m. sharp and will be held on the Memorial Football field. Prizes for costumes will be awarded as well as treats for everyone. Admission: Canned Goods donated to the Sussex County Food Pantry.
Date: Sunday, Oct. 25, 5:30 p.m.,Trunk Or Treat, 6p.m., Costume Parade
Location: Memorial Ungerman Complex Parking Lot, Sparta Avenue, Sparta
Dog Walk Of The Dead III
Event is rain or shine
Date: Sunday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Waterloo Village - Byram Township, NJ
Rahway Zombie Walk
Date: Saturday, Oct. 31
Times: The day will kick off at 10 a.m. (tentatively) with makeup artists, 11 a.m.- Costume Contests, 12 p.m.- Halloween Parade (all ages!) followed by Trunk or Treating, 12 p.m. you can also check out the Rahway Zombie Scavenger Hunt,6 p.m.- The Walk for us Zombies will begin (all ages!)
Cranford Halloween Parade
Judging will take place in the categories of ages 0-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-16, Adult/Child, Group, and Hand Pulled Mini Float. After the parade there will be thePumpkin Chunkin!
Date: Sunday, Oct. 25, 1:30 p.m., Judging, 2 p.m., Parade, 2:30 p.m., Pumpkin Chunkin
Location: Community Center Parking Lot, 220 Walnut Avenue, Cranford
Summit PAL Halloween Parade
Halloween event will feature ghoulish goodies, spook-tacular live entertainment, and the annual chilling costume contest!
Date: Saturday, Oct. 24, 3 p.m.
Location: Downtown Summit, Summit