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Absecon Halloween Decorated Houses

City of Absecon Absecon

Here are more fun Halloween activities in Absecon, New Jersey.   6th Annual Halloween House Decorating Contest   Halloween Decorated Houses in Absecon Absecon Community Affairs has begun accepting nominations …

Free
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Hackettstown Scarecrow Stroll

Main St- Hackettstown Main St, Hackettstown

Here are more fun activities in Hackettstown, New Jersey.   Annual Hackettstown Scarecrow Contest The theme for this year's Scarecrow Scroll Contest will be: Cartoon Characters from any era! Hackettstown …

Free
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Scarecrow Walk in Downtown Toms River

Downtown Toms River Washington Street, Toms River

Here are more fun activities in Toms River, New Jersey.   Scarecrow Walk The streets in downtown are lined with scarecrows for this annual event. For two weeks the public …

Free
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Scarecrow Displays in Vernon

Vernon Township 36 Maple Grange Rd, Vernon

Here are more fun activities in Vernon, New Jersey.   3rd Annual Vernon Scarecrow Contest The Vernon Chamber of Commerce will be hosting our Annual Vernon Scarecrow Contest!   When …

Free
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Cranford Scarecrow Stroll

Downtown Cranford South Avenue, Cranford

It's back, the biggest downtown event of the year! The 14th Annual Scarecrow Stroll will take place Oct. 15 - 31!he Night Stroll scheduled for Oct. 18. Bob the Builder …

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Ewing Green Team Scarecrow Contest

Senior and Community Center - Ewing Ewing

Here are more fun activities in Ewing, New Jersey.   All Around Town Scarecrow Contest Mayor Bert Steinmann, the Ewing Green Team, Ewing Arts Commission and Art Has No Boundaries …

Free
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New Providence Scarecrow Stroll

Springfield Ave- New Providence Springfield Ave, New Providence

Here are more fun activities in New Providence, New Jersey.   Scarecrow Stroll New Providence Business is hosting the annual Scarecrow Contest, bringing a festive feel to our downtown! The …

Free
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Scarecrow Festival in Hillsborough

Hillsborough Municipal Building Hillsborough

Here are more fun activities in Hillsborough, New Jersey.   Scarecrow Festival Hillsborough’s first-ever Scarecrow Festival begins this Monday, October 4th! More than 40 scarecrows will be on display in …

Free
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Palmyra Scarecrow Display

Borough of Palmyra NJ

Here are more fun Halloween activities in Palmyra, New Jersey.   Scarecrow Display in Palmyra Will be displayed on Broad Street!   When is the Scarecrow Display? Scarecrows will be …

Free
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Keyport Scarecrow Trail

Keyport Public Library NJ

Here are more fun Halloween activities in Keyport, New Jersey.   Keyport Scarecrow Trail Public Voting begins on Sunday, October 17th. In-Person and Online! One vote per person, per category. …

Free
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Branchville Scarecrow Stroll

Broad Street Books 1 Mill Street, Branchville

Here are more fun Halloween activities in Branchville, New Jersey.   Branchville Scarecrow Stroll It's that time of year again in Branchville Borough. Scarecrows are popping up right & left …

Free
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Medford Scarecrow Contest

Main Street - Medford Main Street, Medford

Here are more fun Halloween activities in Medford, New Jersey.   Medford Scarecrow Contest Come see the scarecrows on Main Street!   When is the Medford Scarecrow Contest? The scarecrows …

Free
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Scarecrow Contest at Smithville Park in Eastampton 2021

Historic Smithville Park in Eastampton 803 Smithville Road, Eastampton

2021 details coming soon.   Scarecrows on Parade returns to Historic Smithville Park in Eastampton the month of October. The winners are based off of votes from daily park visitors! …

Free
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Lambertville Scarecrow Display

City of Lambertville Lambertville

Here are more fun activities in Lambertville, New Jersey.   Scarecrow Contest We are very excited to promote our Fourth Annual Scarecrow Contest! Our area is known for celebrating Halloween …

Free
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South Plainfield Scarecrow Festival 2021

South Plainfield Borough Hall 2480 Plainfield Ave, South Plainfield

Here are more fun activities in South Plainfield, New Jersey.   Scarecrow Festival Come visit our exhibit at your leisure, take selfies and share with your friends and families! No …

Free
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Monarch Tagging Demo in Cape May Point State Park

Cape May Bird Observatory 701 East Lake Drive, Cape May Point

Here are more fun activities in Cape May Point, New Jersey.   Monarch Tagging Demo Join the Monarch Monitoring Project team and learn about the Monarch butterflies that migrate through …

Free
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Scarecrow Alley at the Physick Estate

Emlen Physick Estate 1048 Washington St, Cape May

Here are more fun activities in Cape May, New Jersey.   13th Annual Scarecrow Alley at the Physick Estate The grounds of Cape May’s original haunted house, the Emlen Physick …

Free
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Friday Storytime at Hoboken Historical Museum

Hoboken Historical Museum 1301 Hudson St, Hoboken

Here are more fun activities in Hoboken, New Jersey.   Friday Storytime at the Museum Museum staff and other guest readers share stories, rhymes and sing-alongs with children ages 2 …

$5
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Burlington County Music in the Park

Historic Smithville Park in Eastampton 803 Smithville Road, Eastampton

Here's more fun things to do in Burlington County, New Jersey.   Music in the Park Music in the Park returns on the first day of Fall! Oliver Dagum kicks …

Free
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Halloween Crafts at South Plainfield Library

South Plainfield Library 2484 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield

Here are more fun Halloween activities in South Plainfield, New Jersey.   Halloween Crafts at South Plainfield Library In person events to make Halloween crafts!   When are the Halloween …

Free
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Seaside Heights Halloween Festival

Carousel Pavilion 1415 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights

Here are more fun Halloween activities in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.   Halloween Festival in Seaside Heights The Mayor and Council in Seaside Heights is excited to announce their very …

Free – $5

Ship Bottom Trunk or Treat

Ship Bottom Boat Ramp 11th and Shore Ave, Ship Bottom

Here are more fun Halloween activities in Ship Bottom, New Jersey.   Halloween Trunk or Treat in Ship Bottom Ship Bottom Police Department’s First Annual Trunk or Treat! Wear a …

Free

Palmyra Trunk or Treat

Borough Hall 20 W. Broad St., Palmyra

Here are more fun Halloween activities in Palmyra, New Jersey.   Halloween Trunk or Treat in Palmyra Family friendly trick or treating!   When is the Trunk or Treat? Friday, …

$3

Northfield Trunk or Treat and Halloween Movie 2021

Birch Grove Park 1700 Burton Ave, Northfield

Here are more fun Halloween activities in Northfield, New Jersey.   Halloween Trunk or Treat and Movie in Northfield Come join the Northfield Police Department and other city employees for …

Free
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Food Truck Festival in Sayreville

Sayreville Middle School 800 Washington Road, Sayreville

Here are more fun activities in Sayreville, New Jersey.   Fall Food Truck Festival Bring the whole family and enjoy an evening outdoors.   When is the Fall Food Truck …

Free

Eatontown Halloween Celebration

Meadowbrook School and Field Eatontown

Here are more fun Halloween activities in Eatontown, New Jersey.   Halloween Celebration in Eatontown Annual Halloween Celebration in Eatontown! Bring a flashlight for the candy hunt.   When is …

Free

Greenwich Pumpkin Carving Contest and Party

Cumberland County Historical Society 960 Ye Greate Street, Greenwich

Here are more fun Halloween activities in Greenwich, New Jersey.   Pumpkin Carving & Painting Competition, Games, & Crafts!   Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest and Party CCHS is hosting a …

$2

Brick Township Trunk or Treat 2021

Drum Point Sports Complex 41 Drum Point Road, Brick Township

Details about the Brick Township Trunk or Treat, an annual Halloween event in Brick Township, New Jersey.

Free

Washington Township (Bergen County) Halloween Drive In Movie and Costume Contest

Township Theater - Washington Township 249 Pascack Road, Township of Washington

Here are more fun Halloween activities in Washington Township, New Jersey.   Halloween Drive In Movie and Costume Contest in Washington Township The Township of Washington Public Affairs Department invites …

Free
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Ridgefield Halloween Parade and Trunk or Treat

Borough of Ridgefield (See Description) Ridgefield

Here are more fun Halloween activities in Ridgefield, New Jersey.   Fright Night   Halloween Parade and Trunk or Treat in Ridgefield Friday night Halloween parade and Saturday Treat Street …

Free
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Edelman Planetarium Shows in Glassboro – Laser Floyd: The Wall

Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University Science Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro

Here's more fun things to do in Glassboro, New Jersey.   Laser Floyd - The Wall Edelman Planetarium's laser light shows combine music from your favorite bands with stunning and …

$3 – $5

Sea Isle City Halloween Parade and Dance Party 2021

Sea Isle City Parade Route 83rd to 63rd St. & Landis Ave., Sea Isle City

Details about the Sea Isle City Halloween Parade and Dance Party, an annual Halloween event in Sea Isle City, New Jersey.

Free
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Linwood Trunk or Treat and Fall Festival 2021

All Wars Memorial Park 1299 Shore Rd, Linwood

Here are more fun Halloween activities in Linwood, New Jersey.   Annual Fall Festival   Halloween Trunk or Treat and Fall Festival A weekend of family fun!   When is …

Free

Marlboro Fall Backyard Movie Series

Marlboro Recreation Center Recreation Way & Wyncrest Road, Marlboro

Here's more fun things to do in Marlboro, New Jersey.   Fall Backyard Movie Series   FREE Movies in Marlboro are back for Fall!   2021 Marlboro Movies Schedule October …

Free

Cresskill Halloween Drive In Movie 2021

3rd Street Parking Lot - Cresskill 3rd Street, Cresskill

Here are more fun Halloween activities in Cresskill, New Jersey.   Halloween Drive In Movie in Cresskill Join us for a spooky time! We will be showing Disney's 2003 movie …

Free

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