Northeast NJ - Bergen County True phobias -- paralyzing, crippling fears, most times irrational -- can make movie watching a horrifying experience. This October, let Pantophobia Haunted Attraction in Bergen County NJ trigger all those situations you have tried to avoid.
Come tour the Hollyweird Back Lots as they unearth those characters who have left you scarred for life. Once your participation is underway you may battle episodes of panic, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, dry mouth, numbness or tingling in your hands and feet. If the phobic stimulus goes beyond your levels of tolerance, remember this...Pantophobia is the fear of everything and paralyzingly scary!
BLOOD FOR LIFE: October 2nd Free general admission to all who leave a pint of blood with their resident vampires. All blood donations are performed by Community Blood Services. Hours for blood donations are 4:00pm - 9:00pm at DePiero's Farm. The haunt hours are 8:00pm - 10:00pm. Tickets are valid any night, except for ZombiEscape. ZOMBIESCAPE: October 22nd and October 29th. There will be zombies, lots of zombies. Their job is to chase you and eat you -- but mainly go after your life, in the form of a flag belt. If you lose your life, you die. And the zombies win!
Pantophobia's Hollyweird will be open Oct. 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, 30-31, Nov. 1; ZombiEscape: Oct. 22, 29. Visit their website for details.
Northern NJ - Morris County ARE YOU READY TO SCREAM?? New Jersey's largest and scariest haunted house returns for the 2015 Halloween season! Haunted Scarehouse is Morris County's ONLY haunted house attraction and the only all-indoor haunted attraction in the area, so they are always open, rain or shine. Haunted Scarehouse offers terror at every turn and an experience like no other with two terrifying attractions: The House of Nightmares and the Attic!
This adrenaline inducing, heart racing and exciting Halloween attraction is open Sept. 25th through 27th and every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Oct. 2nd until Halloween Day. They will also be open two Thursdays in October, the 22nd and the 29th. Haunted Scarehouse opens at 7pm every day of operation, closing at 11pm every Friday and Saturday in October and 10pm on Sept. 25th, 26th, October 22nd, 29th and every Sunday in October. For more detailed hours of operation, click here. This is an intense haunt and is not recommended for children under 8 years of age.
What: The Haunted Scarehouse Where: 105 West Dewey Ave., Wharton, NJ 07885 When: Open Sept. 25 - 27th, October 22nd, 29th and every Sunday in October. Contact: 732-485-2653 Website:www.hauntedscarehouse.com
Scare Rating: Intense haunt - not recommended for children under 8
Northern NJ - Sussex County Tranquility Farms, located in Allamuchy, NJ, is home to a diverse 3rd generation family-run agriculture business. They have farm-fun for the whole family during their fall festival, starting the last weekend in September through October, including Columbus Day!
Hop on a hayride to the pumpkin field where you and your children can find the perfect pumpkin. Spend the day in Sussex County NJ and enjoy Tranquility Farms' corn maze, kid's fun tent, playground area and petting zoo! Test your skills on their kid-friendly pumpkin launchers or bounce on their bounce pillow. New this year, take a ride on their cow train! There is no admission fee! Tranquility Farms also offers great birthday party packages! Visit their stand to purchase a wide variety of their own fresh vegetables and fruit, baked goods, fall decorations and mums. They hope to see you soon!
What: Tranquility Farms Fall Festival Where: 10 Tranquility Farms Lane, Allamuchy, NJ 07821 When: Last weekend in September through October, including Columbus Day! Contact: 908-979-0303 Website:www.tranquillityfarmsnj.com
Scare Rating: Not scary. Recommended for children and families!
Central NJ - Middlesex County Can you navigate your way through the Corn MAiZE, in the dark, by moonlight? Bring your family, friends, neighbors - anyone you'll need to help you find your way through the MAiZE! You'll need all of the help you can get to try to keep your wits about you as you do it in the dark. Don't let the crickets chirping, owls hooting, bats flying and sound of the dried corn stalk leaves rustling with the wind deter you from making it out of Monmouth County's most confusing corn maze!
As a mildly spooky, never scary, Halloween attraction in Monmouth Junction, NJ, there are no age limits on fun. Everyone in the family, whether they are 5 or 95 can enjoy the fall and Halloween fun as they scramble about the path and try to navigate themselves through the Corn MAiZE at VonThun's Country Farm Market. Visit the market's website for hours of operation. What: The Moonlight MAiZE Where: VonThun Farms - 519 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852 When: Friday & Saturday, October 24th & 25th Contact: 732-329-8656 Website:www.vonthunfarms.com
Northern NJ - Passaic County Brighton Asylum is New Jersey's #1 haunted attraction with haunted events not only in October, but throughout the year! It is the haunted attraction The Today Show called "The Scariest Place On Earth." Haunted Attraction Magazine named Brighton Asylum "must see haunt" of 2014. Huffington Post named it #1 on their top 5 list of haunts for millennials.
Brighton Asylum is an all-immersive, interactive, high-startling haunted experience with Hollywood style sets, Face-Off quality costumes and horror movie style scares. Now with 2 haunted attractions and 2 escape rooms. New for 2015: THE TUNNEL. Descend deep under the brick and mortar of Brighton Asylum and explore the once brilliantly devised tunnel system that eventually became a breeding ground for patient escapes, hide outs, staff experimentation and other unfathomable things. NEW: Brighton Asylum is all indoors and is not subject to the weather. It is open rain or shine. All queue lines are outdoors, but are weather protected. In the event of rain, don't worry, they've got you covered! During the 2015 Halloween season, they will be open Sept. 25 - 26, Oct. 2 - 4, Oct. 9 - 11, Oct. 15 - 18, Oct. 22 - 25 and Oct. 29 - Nov. 1.
831 Windsor-Perrineville Rd., East Windsor, NJ 08520
Central NJ - Mercer County The Field of Terror offers a daytime event, Sunshine Acres, ideal for small children and families! "Sunshine Acres" offers tons of activities for small children and families for the fall and Halloween season in East Windsor, NJ. Activities include pumpkin picking, a corn maze and hayrides. The hayride is free! Pay for the pumpkins you buy, .49 cents per pound! This awesome farm in Mercer County also has gourds and mini-pumpkins for toddlers! Cider is available all day, fresh caramel apples, fruits and vegetables available, corn stalks, straw bales and tons of other fall decorations! Sunshine Acres is open every Saturday and Sunday in October. Great place to bring the family for fun fall events in NJ!
Field of Terror K and S Farm also features the Field of Terror suited for brave teens and adults. Four events take place nightly - Killer Kornfield, Haunted Hayride, the Unknown Barn and Dementia 3D. Field of Terror has a live DJ, dancing, concessions, a bonfire and fireworks on designated nights! If you're brave enough, come out for nightly fun and scare at The Field of Terror! This spooky Halloween attraction is open Sept. 25 - 26th, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Oct. as well as Oct. 22 and 29th.
What: Daytime - Sunshine Acres / Nighttime - Field of Terror Where: 831 Windsor-Perrineville Rd., East Windsor, NJ 08520 When: Sept. 25 - 26th, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Oct. as well as Oct. 22 and 29th Admission: Sunshine Acres - pay for what you buy / Field of Terror ticket pricing Contact: 609-758-7817 Website:www.fieldofterror.com
Scare Rating: Sunshine Acres children (Under 12) - Field of Terror: brave teens and adults!
Southern NJ - Gloucester County As one of Southern NJ's spookiest Halloween attractions, Night of Terror is something no one should miss. They have six awesome attractions, including haunted hay rides, a 3D fun house, zombie fun and much more!
Come out to this scary Gloucester County Halloween attraction and ride the Ride of Terror - One of South Jersey's largest and scariest haunted hayrides. Descend into the Mayhem of Darkness to find out what evil lurks in the shadows. Can you find your escape, or will you be lost to the creatures of the Dreaded Cornfield Maze? The perfect storm will send chills down your spine in the Frozen Tundra. Come meet the most twisted and demented clowns you can find in the 3D Funhouse and Zombie Mayhem! Open Sept. 26 and 27th, Oct. 3 - 4th, 9 - 11th, 16 - 18th, 22 - 25th, 29th - Nov, 1st. For more information, click here.
What: Night of Terror Where: 448 Lincoln Mill Road, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062 When: Sept. 26 and 27th, Oct. 3 - 4th, 9 - 11th, 16 - 18th, 22 - 25th, 29th - Nov, 1st Contact: 856-223-1669 Website: www.creamyacres.com or www.nightofterror.com Scare Rating: Very scary - Not for the weak hearted!
299 Princeton Hightstown Rd., East Windsor, NJ 08520
Central NJ - Mercer County Welcome to Corner of Chaos: Scream Acres, Where All Your Screams Come True! Since 2008 this spooky Halloween attraction has proudly served the Tri-State area as a source of screams and laughs for a hair-raising haunted night out! Their Central New Jersey farmland features four attractions (haunted mazes and haunted wagon ride), plus food, refreshments, and more. Join them for Shows at the Chaotic Carnival Midway for live music every night as well as dance shows, fire shows, singers and carnival acts all weekend!
Conveniently located near Rt-1 and I-95 at the Corner-Copia Garden Center in East Windsor, NJ, their family owned and operated park returns for its spectacular seventh season from September 27th through November 2nd. Join Corner of Chaos September 27th through November 2nd, Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm-11pm, or Sunday evenings 7pm-10pm!
What: Corner of Chaos Halloween Attractions Where: Near Rt-1 and I-95 at the Corner-Copia Garden Center in East Windsor, NJ 08520 When: September 27th through November 2nd, Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm-11pm, or Sunday evenings 7pm-10pm! Contact: 609-443-6666 Website:www.cornerofchaos.com
Southern NJ - Burlington County Bamboo Gardens Walk of Fear is New Jersey's only Haunted Bamboo Forest! Prepare for the walk of your life and experience the fright as you descend into a twisted maze of Bamboo Horror in Southampton. Feel the Fear. It's like being in a horror flick. The fear is real. A night of unimaginable terror that will haunt your dreams for weeks to come.
Scream your way through Bubbas playground, enter the claustrophobic tunnel. Take on the asylum, roam the bone yard, escape Blood Beach before the grave diggers drag you into the abyss, run from the zombies in search of fresh meat, strobes, foggers, FX lighting and loud scary music throughout the entire haunt. Better take your meds and pack some fresh undies before you come to this haunt! Click here to see their dates and hours of operation, grab your friends and head out for a night of fun and fear in Burlington County NJ!
What: Bamboo Gardens Walk of Fear Where: 134 Landing Street, Southampton, NJ 08088 When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday Nights in October Contact: 609-859-2842 Website:www.walkoffear.com
Central NJ - Ocean County The Mystery of the Missing Gold Beetle. The Scooby gang visits the Bug Museum for Halloween 2015. While on a tour, they discover that the sacred gold beetle is missing. Where is it and who took it? Help uncover clues as you explore Insectropolis' spooky exhibits with a member of Mystery, Inc. This indoor, family-friendly event is fun for everyone! For those who are nervous, please know that nothing jumps out at you and there is nothing gory. Their museum is simply foggy and dimly lit in order to make it spooky, not frightening.
In order to solve the mystery, groups of 25-30 people are escorted through the museum by a member of Mystery, Inc. (Velma, Shaggy, Fred, or Daphne) with groups starting every 10-15 minutes. While exploring, guests encounter and question suspects as you search for clues. Scooby-Doo will be available before or after each group solves the mystery for photo opportunities. Solving the case will take approx. 30 min. Wait times will vary. Please plan accordingly.
What: Boo at the Zoo with Scooby-Doo Where: Insectropolis - 1761 Route 9, Toms River, NJ 08755 When: Friday October 9th, 2015 and Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 5-8pm. Advanced tickets recommended. Event usually sells out. This is a special event; No discounts or coupons accepted. Contact: 732-349-7090 Website:www.insectropolis.com
Scare Rating: Family-Friendly Halloween event, fun for all ages!
Monroe, NY - Upstate NY A New Generation of Horror. World Famous Pure Terror Scream Park is one of the scariest haunted house and haunted trail attractions in the Tri-State area! Pure Terror Scream Park is home to FIVE uniquely terrifying haunted house attractions that bring your most gut wrenching nightmares to life. Their huge scream park attractions span OVER 2 MILES and is one of the largest Halloween attractions in the world!
Voted one of the TOP TEN scariest haunted house scream parks in America by Hauntworld.com, Pure Terror Scream Park delivers innovative and raw thrills to a new generation of horror! Their ALL NEW haunted houses for the 2015 season include Trail Of Terror, Phobia, Terror in the Dark, Sanitarium Terror and House of the Dead. This haunted location is just 3 miles from The Woodbury Common Premium Outlet Center, less than 45 miles outside of New York City and just over the NJ border. Join in on the Halloween tradition for thousands of Tri-State thrill seekers and experience demonic blood curdling creatures and gruel's around every corner!
What: Pure Terror Scream Park Where: 299 Museum Village Rd., Monroe, NY 10950 When: September 26th through November 1st Admission: 5 Haunted House Attractions - 1 low price! See website for pricing information. Contact: 845-391-0071 Website:www.pureterror.com
Scare Rating: Voted one of the TOP TEN scariest haunted houses in America!
Northeast NJ - Bergen County GUESTS CHECK IN-- BUT THEY DON'T CHECK OUT.
Spend a night at the Haunted Hotel Fell! Become part of the seance to raise the dead and discover the identity of a killer who massacred three guests on Halloween night, 1941. A killer the Hollywood Tattler dubbed "third act, no ending" but the detective squad simply called The Shadow.
Presented by the Park Players Adult Theatre: a moving play at the Historic John Fell House. Your participation and interaction move the story along!
Tour Dates: October 23, 24, 30, 2015 Tour Times: 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00 pm Tour Tickets: $18.95 Adults, $16.95 Students 18 & Under and Seniors 65 & Older (Tours limited to 12 Guests per Tour--Tours Must Be Reserved In Advance.)
Tour Groups will depart on foot from Archer Hall (on the grounds of Archer United Methodist Church). There is FREE PARKING in the adjacent lot. Overflow parking is in the A&P Shopping Center Lot. Archer Hall is located at 37 East Allendale Avenue, Allendale, NJ 07401. After checking-in, Tour Groups will travel with a guide north on Franklin Turnpike to the John Fell House property. Please note: paths are uneven and you will need to be able to walk up and down staircases. Recommended for ages 12 & up for darkness, creepy settings and horror characterizations. Tours last approximately 35-40 minutes with travel time. Be prepared to wait 15 minutes or more past your start-time. This is a moving play and some interactions last longer than others. They promise to check you into your haunted hotel as soon as there are vacancies!.
To purchase tickets, please call the SRYT Box Office 1 at 201-825-8805 (please leave a message or Box Office 2 at 845-753-2560 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 11:00 am - 1:00 pm). Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website www.sryt.org.
What: "Haunted Hotel:" A Moving Horror Play Where: Check in and park at Archer Hall, Allendale, NJ 07401 When: October 23, 24, 30. Tour times are 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00 pm Admission: Tickets: $18.95 Adults, $16.95 Seniors & Students 18 & older (Not recommended for children under 10) Contact: 201-825-8805 Website:www.SRYT.org
Scare Rating: Scary moving play. Not recommended for children 10 and under
Central NJ - Hunterdon County They'll scare the yell out of you! Schaefers Farms' Frightfest 2015 will have four nightmare inducing attractions! The Hayride of Horror is sure to make your hair stand on end. You and your friends will make your way through 200 acres of frightfest. You can fall prey to anything on this ride, so be prepared! When they drop you off for a casual stroll through the farm, you may end up on the Trail of Terror! As you walk the trail and explore the haunted graveyard, you are sure to remember who your loved ones are! After they rescue you from the Trail of Terror, you may find yourself outside the MassAcre Maze! If you choose to enter this haunted NJ maze, you will definitely be running for your life! In such a large field, you never know who will be behind each corn stalk. The Carnival of Chaos will be held in the old, run-down home of Great Grand-Dad Vincent Schaefer, III. At this carnival, you will find numerous remnants of his old experiments, horrifying humans, pets and more! You never know what might be laying, or hanging, around!
What: Shaefer Farms' Frightfest 2015 Where: 1051 Flemington Whitehouse Road, Flemington, NJ 08822 When: Every weekend in October Contact: 908-782-2705 Website:www.schaefersfrightfest.com
Scare Rating: Very Scary, not recommended for children
Northern NJ - Essex County Looking for the scare of your life? Do you want to have an adrenaline rush unlike any other? Then come and test your boundaries of fear at BANE, NJ's scariest and most interactive haunted attraction. BANE has now moved to a bigger and better location for the 2015 season. They are now proud to announce that BANE will be located in the old Katherine Gibbs College on Route 10 West in Livingston, NJ! BANE has expanded from 17,000 square feet to a brand spanking new 40,000 square foot space and they're bringing the heat! Get ready for a brand new, crazier, scarier and even more interactive haunted attraction in NJ that is guaranteed to knock your socks off!
Bane Haunted House is unlike any haunted attraction you've ever been to! They are the most interactive haunted attraction on the east coast because unlike other haunted houses, they specialize in using all live actors instead of animatronics. They have over 50 live actors in the house nightly! They are also the "ONLY" haunted attraction in New Jersey located right on a main highway! Unlike most haunted attractions, Bane doesn't make their victims wait outside in the elements, they are an indoor attraction with a huge inside waiting area. Another unique aspect of Bane Haunted House is that they allow anyone with a valid Military ID in for FREE! That's right, completely free on any night! Try to find another haunt that does that and you'll be searching forever!
This year Bane has added a special day just for kiddies called Happily Haunted. Every Sunday from 4pm-6pm in October, while the zombies are sleeping, kiddies can come and enjoy a flashlight guided tour through the attraction.
What: Bane Haunted House! NJ's Premier Haunted Attraction Where: 630 West Mount Pleasant Ave., Livingston, NJ 07039 (also known as Route 10). When: Oct 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 11th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st and Nov. 1st. Contact:email@example.com Website:www.banehauntedhouse.com
Central Shore Region NJ - Ocean County October 3rd thru October 31st, Blackbeard's Cave transforms to Blackbeard's Grave! Prepare yourself as the Ghost of Davy Jones releases the souls of Captain Blackbeard and his crew on the park in order to take back what is rightfully theirs. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday thrill seekers will enjoy the terrifying DARK CARNIVAL Mind Terrors, 4 intense attractions that will attack your every sense and mask the difference between the real and the unknown (recommend for teens and adults). For the younger children, the Kiddie Park turns into the Goofy Spooky Park with a Trick-or-Treat Trail, Haunted Train Ride, Lost Coaster and much more!
FAMILIES! On Saturday, October 31st, their CB Huntington's Restaurant has a Spooktacular Halloween Kid Bash from 5:00 - 9:00pm with ghoulish meals and a Spooktacular Thriller Costume Dance Party. For more information on all events please visit www.blackbeardscave.com.
Central Shore Region NJ - Ocean County Put on your best Halloween costume and join Jenkinson's Boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey for their annual Boo at the Boardwalk Halloween Festival on Saturday and Sunday October 18-19 and 25-26 from noon to 4 pm.
Boo at the Boardwalk features Halloween fun for everyone. At this kid-friendly Halloween attraction by the NJ Shore, kids can participate in a variety of fun Halloween activities, including arts and crafts, trick or treating, face painting, stilt walker, fun and games and more! Jenkinson's Aquarium and Gift Shop, Pavilion Arcade and Jenkinson's Sweet shop will all be open in addition to Jenkinson's classic boardwalk games.
What: Boo at the Boardwalk Halloween Festival in Point Pleasant, NJ Where: Jenkinson's Boardwalk, 300 Ocean Avenue, Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742 When: Saturday and Sunday October 18-19 and 25-26 Contact: 732-892-0600 Website:www.jenkinsons.com
Central NJ - Monmouth County Bullock Farms has been a family owned and operated farm since 1860. During the fall season they open for pick your own pumpkins. They also have a corn maze, Hayrides, pumpkin market and activities for kids. The fun fall hayride around the picturesque farm drops you off at the pumpkin field where you will find fresh pumpkins still on the vine.
The pumpkin market and corn maze are open daily from 9am-6pm, pick your own pumpkins and hayrides are always available Friday through Sunday 9am-6pm. Bring the family for a fun filled day at the farm! The kids will be able to enjoy the crisp fall weather and seasonally appropriate activities without being frightened to death and you will be able to pick out pumpkins and get the fresh produce you want. Everyone is sure to have a good time at Bullock Farms in Monmouth County NJ when they visit around Halloween! What: Halloween Activities at Bullock Farms Where: 83 Emleys Hill Rd., Cream Ridge, NJ 08514 When: Daily from 9am - 6pm Contact: 609-758-8726 Website:www.bullockfarms.com or www.facebook.com/bullockfarms
Central NJ - Monmouth County Looking for a night full of screams and heart-racing terror? Camp Evans Base of Terror invites you to come to an abandoned military base in Wall, NJ that has been in the hands of sick individuals who love bringing your inner child to tears.
You will experience all new levels of panic while trying to keep a sane mind at this bone-chillingly scary Halloween attraction in Monmouth County NJ. After your heart returns to your chest, you will be invited to go behind the scenes with Behind the Wall Paranormal to witness previous residents of the 100-year-old camp! It is a surefire way to get thrills, have fun and get in the Halloween spirit!
What: Camp Evans Base of Terror! Where: InfoAge Science Center, 2201 Marconi Road, Wall, NJ 07719 When: Every Friday and Saturday in October from 7pm to 11pm Contact:732-280-3000 Website:www.campevansbaseofterror.com
Central NJ - Somerset County Snyder's Farm sits on 80 acres of mostly preserved farm land in beautiful Somerset, NJ. Bring the entire family and enjoy a month full of fall fun! Snyder's Farm proudly presents their famous Fall Festival, which begins late September and runs through late October.
The Festival is held annually, every weekend, from 11am - 6pm from late September through late October and is a great attraction to bring children to. Activities for the entire family included in admission range from hay rides to a corn maze, potato sack slide, wooden train, pumpkin bowling and much more! Additional activities include pony rides, pumpkin picking, a pumpkin sling shot, face painting and glitter tattoos. Come out and see why Snyder's Farm's Fall Festival is one of the best in the state! No one in the family will be disappointed when they spend time at this farm in the fall!
What: Snyder's Farm Fall Festival Where: 586 South Middlebush Road, Somerset, NJ 08873 When: Late September through Late October, weekends only Admission: $10 Contact: 732-496-0441 Website:www.snyders-farm.com
Northern NJ - Essex County Fairfield Farms provides a fun fall family experience right in Essex County, just minutes from Paterson, Newark and New York City. Activities include kid-friendly hayrides, pumpkin picking, a family-friendly corn maze, a hay-play area for younger children and a hay mountain and giant slide for older kids. Their refreshment stand offers hot dogs and various snacks, including apple cider doughnuts, fresh fruit pies, local honey and homemade jams. Drinks include apple cider, soda, coffee and the farms specialty, hot mulled cider!
During the week the farm conducts field trips for pre-school through second grade children. They also host birthday parties and corporate outings during the week and on weekends. Jersey fresh produce including corn, tomatoes and peaches are available from mid-September to mid-October and fresh Jersey apples throughout the fall season. Any questions please call 973-227-1011.
What: Kid-friendly Halloween activities Where: 177 Big Piece Rd., Fairfield, NJ 07004 When: Every Day - September 20th through Nov. 2nd Contact: 973-227-1011 Website:www.fairfieldfarms.net
Central Shore Region NJ - Ocean County Visit Tuckerton Seaport, if you dare, for a 'spook'tacular adventure known in local lore as Haunted Seaport. Haunted Seaport will take place on Thursday, October 22nd, Friday, October 23rd and Saturday, October 24th from 6:00pm until 9:00pm each night. Ghost ships sail up the Tuckerton Creek and dock to let the crew stroll the Seaport's boardwalk for a night of screams. Try to find your way out of the haunted woods and climb aboard a hayride for a ghostly good time. Meet and greet with the Jersey Devil while dancing to music sure to bring even zombies back life. Purchase refreshments from the Voodoo Witch Doctor. They will also have a non-scary pumpkin patch with crafts, stories, games, and not-so-scary fall activities.
General Admission is $8 for all ages. Hayrides are $5 with paid admission and free for Seaport Members. Black Pearl rides are an additional $10 per person. Tuckerton Seaport is located at 120 West Main Street in historic Tuckerton, NJ. For more information, please call 609-296-8868 or go to www.TuckertonSeaport.org.
What: Haunted Seaport Where: 120 W. Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ 08087 When: October 22, 23 and 24, 2015 / 6pm to 9pm Admission: $8, Hayride $5 (free for members) with paid admission Contact: 609-296-8868 Website:www.tuckertonseaport.org
Central NJ - Somerset County Scare Farm, an extension of the Central NJ Norz Farm, will have 3 terrifying attractions to bring out the fright in you this Halloween season! Creepy Hallow centers on one of the darkest stories Scare Farms has to offer: the story of the Atrum family. It seems the head of the house, Old Eli, grew a gruesome crop that scared all the neighbors and left everyone on edge. They invite you to walk the fields where these crops were grown and "live the story...or die trying!" Paranoia explores your deepest and darkest fears as you walk through their corn field. The field was planted on once sacred burial grounds and the spirits are not happy! Do YOU know what scares you? Because they do and you should remember, EVERYONE is out to get you!
The slay ride is a terrifying hayride sure to drive you to madness and terror! In the darkness of these October evenings, you can see Scare Farm as it truly exists. Your fright will be real and your nightmares will come to life! What: Scare Farm Where: 116 South Branch Rd., Hillsborough, NJ 08844 When: September 25-26th; October 2-3, 9-11, 16-18, 23-25 and 30-31st Admission: Click here for ticket information Contact: 908-371-2697 Website:www.scarefarm.com
Central NJ - Somerset County Norz Farms welcomes families from all New Jersey areas to come to their Hillsborough farm to walk their 2 mile corn maze during the month of October! Each year the corn maze is designed in a unique way that will engage walkers and allow them to have fun during the crisp fall days. The rules are simple: bring water, remain on the trails at all times, do not attempt shortcuts through the corn, there will be no throwing or damaging the corn, no smoking and, of course, have fun.
Norz Farm also invites families to visit them during the fall season to pick pumpkins. They have a great selection of pumpkins that people can choose from and make their season truly complete! When you spend a day or afternoon at this fun fall attraction in Central NJ, it doesn't matter whether you are 5 or 85, you are sure to have fun and get your fill of family-friendly Halloween activities!
What: Fall Festival, Corn Maze & Pumpkin Picking Where: 116 South Branch Rd., Hillsborough, NJ 08844 When: Weekends throughout September & October Contact: 908-371-2697 Website:www.norzhillfarm.com
Pennsylvania Located outside of Philadelphia, PA, the Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride is entering its 25th season and includes three major attractions. The Haunted Hayride is a heart pounding ride through the dark forest of Arasapha Farm and is filled with huge, detailed sets, giant monsters and more pyrotechnics than a rock concert. With new sets, and a new digital soundtrack, the Hayride is better than ever. The Haunted Corn Trail is a terrifying walk through a tall corn field that's filled with buildings, detailed sets, tons of animatronic monsters and over 30 actors in full makeup and custom costumes.
The cornerstone of this attraction is the Bates Motel, a huge, Victorian mansion that is filled with amazing detail, 25 seasoned actors and unexpected scares. The realism in the Bates Motel is astonishing and is guaranteed to wow even the most discriminating haunted house enthusiast. The Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride have been consistently ranked as one of top Haunted Attractions in America over the past 15 years, it only gets better with time and it's extremely close to NJ. Go to www.thebatesmotel.com for all the grizzly details, or call 610-656-0980 or 610-656-0980 for group sales. It's the scariest place on the planet!!
What: Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride Where: 1835 Middletown Road (Rt. 352), Glen Mills, PA 19342 When: September 25 - 27th, October 2 - 4th, October 9 - November 1st Admission: Bates Motel: $15, Haunted Hayride: $20 adult and $15 Child Contact: 610-459-0647 Website:www.thebatesmotel.com
Scare Rating: Very Scary. Not recommended for children
Pennsylvania Pennhurst Asylum, located in Spring City, Pennsylvania, is housed in the original 1908 Administrative building of the old State Mental Institution. Boasting four major attractions, Pennhurst Asylum was rated as the scariest Haunted Attraction in America by USA Today and Hauntworld magazine. The Asylum, which is close to NJ, is a hospital themed walk through haunted attraction with high-tech animatronics, seasoned actors and digital sound that's guaranteed to scare. Wind through the labyrinth of old cells, dank damp halls and see the human experimentation that went wrong in The Dungeon of Lost Souls. Details and special effects add to the incredible illusions that will leave you repulsed and in awe.
The Tunnel of Terror, located underneath the grounds of the facility originally named Pennhurst Home for the Feeble Minded and Epileptic, is a 900 foot-long gauntlet filled with catacombs, swamps and monsters. The fourth attraction, Ghost Hunt, is a self-guided tour of the Mayflower Dormitory, reportedly the most active building for paranormal investigations. Featured on Ghost Adventures and Ghost Hunters, only the most courageous enter, only the living are allowed leaving. Don't let the name fool you; they give you a flashlight and you're on your own. Visit www.pennhurstasylum.com for details.
The Fear is real!
What: Pennhurst Asylum Where: Church Street and Bridge Rd., Spring City, PA 19475 When: September 19th and 25 - 26th, October 15, 22 and 29th as well as every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October Admission: $16 Contact: 855-HAUNT-00 Website:www.pennhurstasylum.com Scare Rating: Very Scary. Not recommended for children
Central NJ - Ocean County Cicconi Farms' Haunted Trail attraction is a 35 to 45 minute walkable experience where guests will encounter numerous frights. With over a dozen scary scenes to witness, trail goers are sure to feel their heart rate increase. There is no knowing what may be around the next turn, but one thing is for sure, it will be frightening. This attraction costs $20.00 per person.
Zombie Zone Paintball is another non-scary activity people can choose to attend this Halloween season in Jackson, NJ. Try your luck shooting "live" zombies as they try to escape the "Zombie Zone" paintball area! Don't worry - you shoot them but they do not shoot back! Fun for the entire family. Have non-scary fun as you try to stop the bad guys in their tracks! This event costs $10.00 per person and everyone in the family is welcome to participate. For more information visit their website or text "SCREAM" to 95577 for specials & promotions.
What: Haunted Trail and Zombie Zone Paintball Where: 1005 Farmingdale Rd., Jackson, NJ 08527 When: Weekend Nights from September 18th through October 31st Admission: Haunted Trail: $20, Zombie Zone Paintball: $10 Contact: 732-703-4198 Website:www.nightmareatgravityhill.com
Central NJ - Ocean County Every weekend throughout October, Cicconi Farms in Jackson, NJ is hosting kid-friendly Halloween Activities. From 11 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon, children of all ages can partake in Halloween/fall events. The farm has a family hayride which is fun for both children and parents alike!! It is a 20 minute hayride with fun music and a stop at the farm's enclosed pumpkin patch where kids will be allowed to choose a pumpkin to take home(small pumpkin included in price). Dad can take them on the ride while mom shops for pumpkins, mums, pies, cider and so much more at the market!
This afternoon of family fun is only $5.00 per person. Photo opportunities and other activities will also be available! Pumpkin Slingshot only costs $1.00 a shot. See how far you can launch a pumpkin! Visit the farm on Facebook (Cicconi Farms) or call for more information: 732-363-1420.
What: Kid-friendly Halloween Activities Where: 1005 Farmingdale Rd., Jackson, NJ 08527 When: Every weekend throughout October Admission: $5 per person Contact: 732-363-1420
Scare Rating: Not scary. Recommended for children!
Bucks County - Pennsylvania Fun is always in season at Shady Brook Farm! Shady Brook Farm had humble beginnings, starting out as a venture that sold produce off the back of a truck. One hundred years later, it has evolved into a farm that still grows many acres of fruits and veggies, boasts a large farm market and garden center and is known regionally for its seasonal events.
Bring the family for a day of fall fun down on the farm at PumpkinFest! Enjoy wagon rides, pick-your-own pumpkins, the ALL NEW Bears Playground, giant jumping pillows, corn maze, inflatables and SO much more! PumpkinFest After Dark is all the same fun, just when the moon comes up! Be sure to bring a flashlight for the corn maze! For a scary fun time, join Shady Brook Farm for HorrorFest featuring four thrilling attractions: the Hayride of Horror, Barn of Horror, 3-D Alien Encounter and the Carnage Corn Maze. Everyone in the family can have fun at this Halloween Attraction and it's only a short drive away from NJ!
What: PumpkinFest & HorrorFest Where: 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, PA 19067 (GPS use Morrisville) When: PumpkinFest - daily, 11am Oct. 2 - 31st; HorrorFest - Sept. 26; Oct. 2 - 4th, 9 - 11th, 16 - 18th, 23 - 25th and 30th Contact: 215-968-1670 Website:PumpkinFest or HorrorFest
Scare Rating: Non-Scary & Scary Activities for the whole family
Doylestown - Pennsylvania Agritainment at its' best! The Market at Delaware Valley College, where farmers are grown. This PA college is not only known for growing great people, but also great farmers! Join this college just outside NJ for a fall afternoon of picking the best crops a farmer can grow. They have everything you can imagine, including the best strawberries and peaches to pumpkins, delicious apples and more! You are also invited to enjoy a wagon ride to see and pet horses, sheep, cows and other beautiful animals.
Fall fun on the farm includes wagon rides, corn maze, rope maze, inflatables, pumpkins, animals and more. Bring your group of friends, or your family, on Friday or Saturday evenings to enjoy Moonlit Fun with a bonfire, wagon ride, flashlight corn maze (please bring your own flashlight) and on Friday evenings, enjoy the wine tasting concert series! For more information, please call 215-230-7170.
What: The Market at Delaware Valley College Where: 2100 Lower State Road, Doylestown, PA 18901 Contact: 215-230-7170 Website:www.themarketatdelval.com
Central NJ - Ocean County Scary Rotten Farms, a frighteningly haunted experience in Central New Jersey, offers visitors two scary attractions for Halloween 2015! Guests can attend Sinister Sneed's Chaotic Carnival of Chaos and The Forbidden "The Inbred & Nearly Dead." Sinister Sneed's Chaotic Carnival is a hauntingly scary carnival where the many helpless souls who find themselves enslaved by the Devil with no way out put on a show for your entertainment. Keep in mind: Your Exit is Not Guaranteed!!
At The Forbidden "The Inbred and Nearly Dead" Halloween walkthrough, campers enter MILLER'S MILL, a summertime dream camp-or so it seems. Campers keep disappearing and then reappearing after they've been skinned alive! Guests will have a chance to explore this campground and see some of the horrifying scenes for themselves. Come out for a night of horror! Once again, your exit is NOT GUARANTEED!!!! A portion of the proceeds from these awesome New Jersey Halloween attractions will go towards the Ocean of Love Cancer Foundation.
What: Scary Rotten Farms Where: 151 Brick Blvd., Brick Township, NJ 08723 When: Every Friday and Saturday in October and the entire week of Halloween Admission: $15 per person. Combination $25 Contact: 732-477-0606 Website:www.scaryrottenfarms.com
Scare Rating: Very scary. Not recommended for children under 13 unless parent present
Southern NJ - Burlington County BloodShed Farms Fear Fest is New Jersey's Ultimate Haunted Attraction Scream Park! BloodShed Farms is run by the cast and crew from The Haunted Prison in Mt. Holly, NJ. The Haunted Prison ran from 2004 until 2013. The Fear Fest has four terrifying attractions for 2015, including Hellsgate Prison (an institution for the criminally insane), Funhouse of Fear (who doesn't love clowns?!), Necropolis Cemetery (where the population keeps decreasing) and The Trail of Terror (a backwoods walk worthy of a slasher film)!
Bloodshed Farms Fear Fest also features a nightly party like atmosphere with a live DJ, food, roaming scaracters, games, entertainment and live shows. Bloodshed Farms Fear Fest is looking at rapid expansion and has recently added, specifically for the 2015 season, two more attractions. This year, in addition to the well-known scary attractions, you can also find The Last Ride, a haunted hayride, as well as daytime events such as vendors, hay rides, pumpkin picking, corn mazes and more!
What: BloodShed Farms Where: 2919 Route 206, Columbus, NJ 08022 When: Every Friday and Saturday in October Admission: Different for each attraction Contact: 609-267-0400 Website:www.bloodshedfarms.com
299 Princeton Hightstown Rd., East Windsor, NJ 08520
Central NJ - Mercer County Corner-Copia Farm Market and Garden Center will once again be hosting a child-friendly corn maze for the whole family. This year's maze is designed to resemble Farmer John's barn and all of his furry farm friends! The corn maze covers 10 acres of the farm and is inviting for kids of all ages. As you and your family make your way through the corn maze, the children will be engaged in a game of "whodunit." There are 12 checkpoints throughout the maze, each revealing another element of the "crime." They will have to investigate, collect all the clues and, at the end of the maze, reveal the "mystery of the missing farmer." At the end, kids will get the satisfaction of knowing they helped solve Farmer John's mystery.
In addition to the maze, Corner-Copia also has pumpkin picking, Farmer John's Deeres (antique tractors) and a viewing zoo of various farm animals! What: Corner-Copia Family Fun Maze Where: 299 Princeton-Hightstown Road, East Windsor, NJ 08520 When: Saturdays and Sundays from September 27th through November 3rd Contact: 609-426-8884 Website:www.corner-copia.com
Scare Rating: Family-friendly corn maze in Central NJ
Central NJ - Mercer County Oasis Family Farm is located in Mercer County, NJ and is geared towards families and offers family-friendly events all season long. Their fun zone, gem mining and fossil adventure are available seven days a week! They are a great adventure for scout troops, schools or families looking for someplace cool to visit in the fall season!
For fall 2015, they offer pumpkin picking, fall sand art, Fun Zone, gem mining and fossil adventure for daytime fun! For the more adventurous visitors, the farm is also offering the Oasis Island of Terror: the destination to fear! It is a realistic walk through haunt that will have you afraid to turn the next corner! Oasis Island of Terror is Mercer County NJ's most realistic walkthrough haunt! Prepare for your survival! Oasis Family Farm looks forward to your visit.
What: Oasis Family Farm Where: 3 Circle Drive, Robbinsville, NJ 08691 When: Throughout September and October Contact: 609-259-7301 Website:www.oasisfamilyfarm.com
Scare Rating: Fall activities for the whole family
Southern NJ - Atlantic County A terrifyingly scary cornfield in NJ! R and J Farm in Galloway Township, NJ will be hosting a Cornfield of Terror for the 2015 Halloween season. The farm comes alive at night and while the cornfield seems innocent in the daylight, it can be terrifyingly scary at night. Come out and walk the field, get lost and, if you make it out alive, enjoy munchies and a movie afterwards! The Cornfield of Terror is entering its sixth year of operation and is guaranteed to be the best yet! Come out for the fun!
If you do not like scary Halloween attractions, or you have small children who may be frightened by the Cornfield of Terror, R and J Farm also offers kid-friendly Halloween activities. They have a corn maze, hayrides through their pumpkin patch, a farm stand, a hay pit and a rope maze! There is sure to be something fun for everyone in the family at R and J Farm this Halloween!
What: Cornfield of Terror Where: R and J Farm, 723 W. Herschel St., Galloway Twp., NJ 0821 When: Throughout October, see website for hours. Contact: 609-593-6180 Website:www.randjfarm.com
Scare Rating: Terrifyingly scary cornfield at night and kid-friendly attractions during the day
Central NJ - Hunterdon County Schaefer Farms, a Flemington, NJ farm, is offering families countless hours of fun this fall season. Bring your little ones to the farm and take them on a relaxing hayride where the final stop will be their pumpkin patch! With over 40 acres of home-grown pumpkins, your children will have a blast searching for the pumpkin of their dreams!
Children are also welcome to meet the farm's friendly barn animals. Kids will have a blast learning about and petting the various animals they have at the farm. After meeting the animals, your children can have fun in their Daybelle bounce house, roam their corn maze and even try their hand at shooting Schaefer Farm's Corn Cannon! Before you leave for the day, stop by their farm stand and stock up on their excellent fall produce! You will find Indian corn, kale, mums, corn stalks and so much more! Take home some of the farm's delicious treats including freshly baked pies, bread and even some of their apple cider!
What: Family friendly fall activities Where: 1051 Flemington Whitehouse Road, Flemington, NJ 08822 When: September 20th - October 26th Contact: 908-782-2705
Central NJ - Monmouth County Happy Day Farm has numerous family-friendly Halloween activities! Families from around New Jersey can make their way to this farm and pick their own pumpkins in Happy Day Farms' well-stocked pumpkin patch, enjoy an afternoon hayride or stroll through New Jersey's largest corn maze.
Happy Day Farm has something for the entire family! Young kids will be excited as they explore the field in search for that perfect pumpkin, older kids will be ecstatic to try the farm's popular pumpkin blaster and corn cannons and parents will enjoy spending the day with their family, watching the kids have fun! As children and families roam through the farm on the cool, crisp autumn afternoons or evenings, they will remember the joys of this season, how wonderful nature can be and how easy it is to have a fun-filled fall day outdoors in Central NJ.
What: Fall Festival, Corn Maze, Pumpkin Blaster, Corn Cannon Where: 97 Daum Rd., Manalapan Township, NJ 07726 When: September 19th - October 25th Contact: 732-977-3607 Website:www.happydayfarmnj.com Scare Rating: Family-friendly Halloween event
Northern Shore Region NJ - Monmouth County Halloween by the NJ beach can be both fun and exciting. Ocean Grove, one of the towns along the NJ Shore, will be featuring quite a few Halloween and fall events for the 2015 season. Come out and Fall Harvest Festival and Craft Show, a premiere event where you, your children, friends and neighbors can enjoy the season's best highlights and gather up some art for your home.
Additionally, Ocean Grove, NJ will be hosting a Halloween Parade on Halloween Day. There will be prizes awarded to the best-dressed pets, and fun for all ages! They invite everyone to come out and celebrate the spooky holiday in the beautiful, Shore-front environment. Call The Historical Society of Ocean Grove at 732-774-1391 for more information. You can also click here to see more fun events in Ocean Grove and learn about everything the town has to offer.
What: Halloween in Ocean Grove When: Fall Harvest Festival: Oct. 10th, Halloween Parade: Oct. 31st Where: 45 Pilgrim Pathway, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756 Contact: 732-774-1391 Website:www.oceangrovenj.com
Northern NJ - Sussex County The Great Pumpkin Festival at Heaven Hill Farm in Vernon, NJ is sure to be a Halloween attraction the whole family can enjoy. As the largest NJ fall festival, there is sure to be something everyone in the family, both young and old, can participate in. They will have over 30 farm activities, including a corn maze appropriate for all ages, hay rides around the Northern NJ farm and pumpkin picking in the large pumpkin patch.
Don't miss your chance to spend the afternoon on a beautiful NJ farm with the kids this Halloween season! The festival will be held Wednesdays - Sundays in September and October with admission being only $10 per person.
What: The Great Pumpkin Festival Where: 451 Rt. 94, Vernon, NJ 07462 When: Wednesdays - Sundays in September and October Contact: 973-764-5144 Website:www.heavenhillfarm.com
Northern Shore Region NJ - Monmouth County Atlantic Frightlands is the Halloween themed attraction to visit in Monmouth County NJ. If you make your way to Atlantic Highlands from 6 - 9pm the weekend before Halloween or on Halloween, you will be given the chance to tour Strauss Mansion, a haunted house that is sure to give you and the kids a spook this Halloween season. Admission is $7 at the door.
Additionally, Atlantic Frightlands will be hosting Friday Night Frights the last Friday in September as well as the first three Fridays in October. From 7 - 9pm, you and the kids can come out and see holiday classics. Nothing will get you and your friends into the holiday spirit more than a tour of a spooky haunted house in NJ and the opportunity to watch classic holiday films in the same mansion! $5 donations will go towards the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society. Call 818-694-1732 to confirm dates and times. What: Atlantic Frightlands Where: 27 Prospect Cir., Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716 When: Sept. 25th and Fridays and Saturdays throughout October Contact: 818-694-1732 Website:www.atlanticfrightlands.com
Pennsylvania Only an hour and a half drive away from NJ, Shocktoberfest is definitely one of the Halloween attractions in the tri-state area that you need to check out. This terrifying Halloween attraction will allow you to experience awesome activities that everyone, dead or alive, will love! When you attend this holiday-themed fest, you can take a Zombie Revenge Hayride where the zombie version of Jurassic Park can be seen first-hand, participate in the Zombie Night Run and run for your life or visit The Unknown and expose yourself to all of your fears!
Other attractions include Prison of the Dead Escape, The Zombie Escape and The Monster Midway. These attractions, all inappropriate for children or extremely fearful adults, will leave you shaking in your boots. Single attraction passes are $20 with all access passes costing $45. Visit their website for details.
Southern NJ - Camden County Haunted hayrides are a staple for the Halloween season and when you take your family to Miller Farms this year, they are sure to get the fright of their life. These haunted hayrides will take place on farm property in Winslow, NJ and will run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Halloween from 7 - 11pm with the last ride leaving at 10pm.
Additionally, Miller Farm will be running a haunted maze. This family-friendly maze will be both frightening and fun because monsters and zombies can appear at any time, unannounced! Admission to the hayride is $11, haunted maze is $6 and a combo pack of tickets is $15. Bring the whole family for an evening off ghoulish Halloween fun in NJ!
What: Miller Farm Haunted Hayride and Maze Where: 624 S. Egg Harbor Rd., Winslow, NJ 08037 When: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 7 - 11pm October 3 - 31st Admission: Hayride - $11; Maze - $6; Combo - $15 Contact: 856-728-3500 Website:www.millerfarmsllc.com
Southern Shore Region NJ - Cape May County The historical town of Cape May, located in Southern NJ, is offering family-friendly ghost tours during the Halloween 2015 season. These haunted tours will bring you on a journey where the Victorian period will come to life. Seek out ghosts who have been roaming the streets for years and don't get scared when something mysteriously moves because all of the ghosts are friendly!
Everyone in the family, even the younger children, can have fun on these Cape May, NJ ghost tours because they are not scary. You will take a step back in time, meet the "spirit" residents of the southern-most point in NJ and find out for yourself whether a ghostly encounter is everything you thought it'd be. Tickets are required and can be purchased at the Washington Street Mall information booth or the Carriage House Visitors Center prior to the date of the tour.
What: Ghost Tours of Cape May Where: 1048 Washington St., Cape May, NJ 08204 When: Oct. 16 - 31st Contact: 609-884-5404 Website:www.capemaymac.org
Southern Shore Region NJ - Cape May County The Greater Wildwood Elks Club, operating out of Cape May County NJ, will be running a haunted house for children during the 2015 season. On Halloween Day, you can bring your little one to the Elks Lodge on 1st Avenue where they can make their way through the "haunted house", trick-or-treating in the process.
Families will love spending the evening, between 5 and 8pm, at the Elks Club because it is child appropriate and trick-or-treaters of all ages are sure to have a good time. Members of the club will be the ones handing out the candy and parents can partake in the fun by going "door to door" with their children or relaxing while the kids enjoy themselves.
What: Greater Wildwood Elks Halloween Haunted House Where: 109 W. 1st Ave., North Wildwood, NJ 08260 When: Oct. 31st Contact: 609-729-2170 Website:www.wildwoodsnj.com
Northern NJ - Morris County Come out to Chiller Theatre in Parsippany, NJ for the 2015 Halloween season! This cool attraction features numerous fun activities, including a toy, model and train expo, Dr. Dreary's Museum of Rare Alice Cooper Memorabilia and even Halloween costume contests. Those who attend this event are sure to get a few scares and leave with some awesome seasonal knick knacks.
Running from October 23 through the 25th, this year's Chiller Theatre convention is guaranteed to be awesome. Doors will open at 6pm on Friday, October 23rd, 10am on Saturday the 24th and 11am on Sunday, the 25th. Tickets are required, and can be purchased here. For additional information, or to become a vendor, call 888-627-8148. The event will be held at the Sheraton of Parsippany, NJ for the 2015 Halloween season.
Southern NJ - Burlington County Come out to the Medford Halloween parade this 2015 season and enjoy hours of fun and family-friendly entertainment that even the youngest members of your family can enjoy! The last Saturday in October, the 24th, you and your friends, family, neighbors and community can enjoy Halloween themed floats, vendors, live entertainment and so much more!
This is a sure-fire way to get you in the Halloween spirit because people will be roaming the Medford, NJ streets in full costume, there will be decorations strewn about the area and, of course, a few people attempting to scare others! It is fun for all ages and everyone is invited! The fun won't be confined to one area either, because the parade will make its way through town, ensuring that everyone gets the chance to have fun and experience a few spooks. Call 609-654-2608 for details and start times.
What: Medford Halloween Parade Where: 17 N. Main St., Medford, NJ 08055 When: Oct. 24th Contact: 609-654-2608 Website:www.medfordtownship.com
Scare Rating: Family-friendly. Appropriate for children
45th to 40th St. and Landis Ave., Sea Isle City, NJ 08243
Southern Shore Region NJ
Southern Shore Region NJ - Cape May County Bring the kids to an age-appropriate Halloween parade in Southern NJ this year! The 2015 Sea Isle City Halloween parade in Cape May County has something everyone can enjoy. There will be countless costumed characters that children will love seeing pass through the streets. Additionally, there will be holiday-themed floats, live musical entertainment and much much more!
In addition to the fun floats and costumed-characters, there will be a dance party in Excursion Park. Come out and join the various holiday mascots as they dance to the beats of popular music and enjoy the fun fall weather! Your dancing skills won't matter at this event because the theme is Halloween and the monsters, zombies and spooky creatures don't judge. The fun will begin at 7pm and all are invited to attend. Call 609-263-0050, or visit Sea Isle City's website for additional information.
What: Halloween Parade and Dance Party Where: 45th - 40th St. and Landis Ave., Sea Isle City, NJ 08243 When: Oct. 23rd at 7pm Contact: 609-263-0050 Website:www.visitsicnj.com
Scare Rating: Family-friendly. Appropriate for children
New York As one of the coolest kid-friendly Halloween attractions in the tri-state area, The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze is a magnifying display of pumpkins that will excite the child in everyone. At this year's display, you will be able to see a dragon Jack O'Lantern display, a humungous spider web, decorated houses and much more!
There will be over 7,000 hand-crafted carved pumpkins on display that you will be able to see not only in October, but also throughout November. They invite everyone, big and small, to come gawk at the pumpkins, take pictures and share the experience with their loved ones. Whether it is your first time visiting the largest display of pumpkins outside NJ or you have visited this attraction every year, you are sure to find something fascinating and leave in total awe of the displays you just saw. Admission is $20 for adults ($25 on Saturdays), $16 for children 3 - 17 ($20 on Saturdays) and free for children under 3.
What: Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze Where: 639 Bedford Rd., Pocantico Hills, NY 10591 When: Oct. 2 - 4, 9 - 12, 15 - 18, 21 - 31st and Nov. 1, 5 - 8, 13 - 15 Contact: 914-631-8200 Website:www.hudsonvalley.org
Pennsylvania If you are heading outside of NJ for Halloween but don't want to miss out on all of the spooky, scary fun, Jason's Woods in Lancaster, PA is where you should head. This awesome location offers six different attractions that brave souls are more than welcome to experience. If you dare, you can go for a ride on the Horrifying Hayride, enter the Chamber of Horrors, step into the Zombie Apocalypse, take a walking tour of Jason's Woods, visit the Carnival of Fear or even enter the Field of Fright.
Every attraction at Jason's Woods is sure to raise your blood pressure, make your heart race and leave you in a frozen state of fear. The bone-chilling experience of any of their six attractions is sure to get you in the Halloween spirit. Admission starts at $25 for three shows and is $40 if you want to visit all six. To learn more about Jason's Woods, click here.
Central NJ - Middlesex County The Woodbridge Ghost Walk is presented by The European School of Dance of Fords, NJ and the Woodbridge Rec. Dept. This historical NJ Halloween event is a fun and fascinating 40 minute guided tour into the spirit filled past of New Jersey's oldest charted settlement. Costumed characters tell the stories of New Jersey's first European settlers, Revolutionary War heroes, members of Victorian society and much more! Meet the spirits of both famous and infamous local residents of the town's past! First tour is at 6:30pm, last tour is at 9pm. Tours leave every 15 minutes.
Additionally, all zombies and vampires are invited to join the Woodbridge Ghost Walk cast for a spooky and eerie walk through the streets of Woodbridge, NJ! Tickets for this fun Halloween event are only $6 per person with admissions for children and strollers free! Call 732-738-6022 for additional details.
What: The Woodbridge Ghost Walk Where: 400 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge, NJ 07095 When: October 10th and 17th Admission: $6 Contact: 732-738-6022 Website:www.hauntedhistoryproductions.com
Scare Rating: Not scary! Historical Halloween fun for all ages!
Central NJ - Middlesex County The Haunted Woods of Old Bridge, NJ is a fun and haunting ghost walk that is great for the 2015 Halloween season. The event will run on October 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 and 30th. Saturday and Sunday they have an afternoon session with no actors for people who just want to see the displays and scarecrows which are built by their local scouts. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, their actors go out in the woods, prepare to scare visitors and always open around 7pm.
On Fridays and Saturdays, the Haunted Woods stays open until at least 10pm, but sometimes remains open later due to stragglers who want to experience the fright in NJ. There is no admission fee, but a food donation for the Old Bridge food bank is required. The local cub scout pack and boy scout troop who help put together this awesome Middlesex County NJ Halloween attraction also run a bake sale at the conclusion of the woods. Any proceeds from the bake sale help to fund the woods and support the troop's activities throughout the year. For more information, email Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org.