The Best Halloween Events for Kids in New Jersey

Posted on: September 27th, 2018 by

Republished annually with the current year’s Halloween Events in New Jersey.

The Best Halloween Events for Kids in New Jersey

 

 

Look at all the great Halloween Events for kids in New Jersey happening in New Jersey this month. Most are FREE but almost all of these New Jersey Halloween Events are under $5 a person admission. Because we have so many NJ Halloween events to share with you we’ve sorted this listing into a way that we hope will help you easily find your local Halloween events for kids, tweens, and teens.

  • First look for your region of New Jersey: North Jersey, Central Jersey, or South Jersey.
  • Then under each region heading you will find a listing of Halloween Events for Kids in New Jersey by county.
  • Click on those county links to find listings specific to Halloween and fall events in your area of New Jersey.

 

Identifying the scariness factor at these Halloween Events for Kids in New Jersey

We encourage you to ask around and find out more about each of these local New Jersey Halloween events before taking children. We’ll share our thoughts if we’ve been with comments. We’ll use the information available to rate scariness with our rating system. But only you can judge what is appropriate for your own kids.

  • ?- A pumpkin means that this Halloween attraction is not meant to be scary.
  • ?- Our ghost emoji will be used to represent a Halloween attraction that has both scary and nonscary activities.
  • ?- A skull emoji is for those events we expect to have scary elements with mild scariness such as characters dressed in scary Halloween costumes.
  • ☠️- A skull and crossbones will mark those events specifically intented to scare guests.

 

We are updating this frequently for 2018. Be sure to check back often! 

The Best Halloween Events for Kids in New Jersey

To have your New Jersey Halloween event advertised on this listing, please contact Jenniferauer@jerseyfamilyfun.com.

The Best North Jersey Halloween events for kids

The below Northern New Jersey Halloween events, with an admission price or free admission, happen throughout the month of October. Please do click each event link for the date(s) of the North Jersey Halloween event, location, admission price, whether or not registration is required, and if the event is indoor or outdoors.

  • Turtle Back Zoo Safe Howl-O-Ween – Go trick-or-treating at the Turtle Back Zoo. With candy stations throughout the grounds, everyone is sure to have a “sweet” time. For more details and admission fees visit this link on our Calendar of Events
  • Mountainside Trail of Terror – Come out to the Mountainside Rescue Squad’s annual Trail of Terror. Donation will be set aside to purchase a new ambulance. There will also be a Haunted House for younger goblins and ghouls. For more details visit this link on our Calendar of Events.
  • Jefferson Haunted House – Spooktacular spirits will inhabit the completely transformed Community Lodge where eerie scenarios will unfold in dark and scary rooms causing you to laugh and scream your way through a diverse gathering of ghosts, ghouls, serial killers, random creatures, and things that go bump in the night! For more details visit this link on our Calendar of Events.

 

FREE Northern New Jersey Halloween events with no admission charge

  • Ridgewood Halloween Maze – In the spirit of Halloween, SPACEStv toured The World’s Only Life-Size “Loops and Traps” Halloween Maze located in the Stewart family’s backyard in Ridgewood, NJ. The maze – which takes up the Stewart’s entire backyard – has become an annual family tradition for the past 18 years attracting over 1000 people every Halloween season. For more details visit this link on our Calendar of Events
  • Clifton Halloween Parade, Costume Contest, and Harvest Fest – A Halloween parade with costume contest through the streets of Clifton. For more details visit this link on our Calendar of Events.
  • Prospect Park Haunted Hayride and Trunk or Treat – An evening of hayrides, scare stations, trick or trunk activities and live DJ entertainment For more details visit this link on our Calendar of Events.
  • Magical Mystery Halloween Festival at Shoppes at Lafayette – Magical Mystery Festival is hosting a Halloween festival at the Shoppes at Lafayette on October 13th with a rain date of October 20th. There will be psychics, holistic practitioners, favorite shopping vendors, a beer garden, the magical and mystical. For more details visit this link on our Calendar of Events.
  • Cranford Scarecrow Stroll – Get ready for a stroll like never before! You can find scarecrows throughout downtown Cranford, in front of stores and in windows. For more details visit this link on our Calendar of Events.

 

Find MORE great North Jersey Halloween events with these links on the Jersey Family Fun Calendar of Events

 

For North Jersey Trick or Treat Times visit these links

Not all North Jersey towns regulate trick or treat times. We’ll always check whether or not they do and the times they are to bring you the most up-to-date information about trick or treating in Northern New Jersey. Please check your town’s trick or treating times in the appropriate link below.

 

The Best Central Jersey Halloween events for kids

The below Central New Jersey Halloween events, with an admission price or free admission, happen throughout the month of October. Please do click each event link for the date(s) of the Central Jersey Halloween event, location, admission price, whether or not registration is required, and if the event is indoor or outdoors.

  • Haunted Book Garden – The Book Garden is excited to announce their first ever Haunted Garden brought to you by the Frenchtown Fright Fanatics. Children of all ages (and brave adults) are invited to come be part of the fun. There is no cost. For more details visit this link on our Calendar of Events.
  • Donovan Delivers Trunk or Treat – A non-profit charity event to raise funds for families who have lost a child at birth. This Central New Jersey Halloween event includes fun activities for the kids: Color Me Mine, Steamworks Studio @ hands-on fun, Mini Manicures for the little girls, Pumpkin Decorating, Cupcake Decorating, Stuff Your Own Animals. For more details visit this link on our Calendar of Events.
  • Frankenstein! It’s Alive! A Staged Presentation – Enjoy the 200th Anniversary of the classic Gothic novel, Frankenstein with a live theatrical adaptation. For more details visit this link on our Calendar of Events.
  • Sandy Hook Spooky Tales & Ghosts of Historic Fort Hancock – Get into the Halloween Spirit on this moonlight walk around Historic Fort Hancock where ghosts have been known to linger. For more details visit this link on our Calendar of Events.
  • Zombie Apocalypse Barnes & Noble – Monmouth Mall – The Zombie Apocalypse is coming to the Monmouth Mall! Costumes encouraged. For more details visit this link on our Calendar of Events.
  • Mischief Night Madness in Colonial Park – Enjoy a game of miniature golf with the ghouls. Free cider and donuts along with moonlight hay rides, spooky tales from the witch’s cauldron, and a Park Ranger guided night hike. For more details visit this link on our Calendar of Events.

 

FREE Central New Jersey Halloween events with no admission charge.

Not all Central Jersey towns regulate trick or treat times. We’ll always check whether or not they do and the times they are to bring you the most up-to-date information about trick or treating in Central New Jersey. Please check your town’s trick or treating times in the appropriate link below.

  • iPlay America Halloween – Coming soon. For more details visit this link on our Calendar of Events
  • Lambertville Halloween Walking Tour – Enjoy a walk around Lambertville to hear stories about “haunted” spots and Halloween tales. For more details visit this link on our Calendar of Events.
  • East Brunswick Outdoor Halloween Movie Night – Join East Brunswick families at the Community Arts Center for a free Central New Jersey Halloween event with outdoor fun – Face painting, Pumpkin picking, and movies on the BIG screen!! For more details visit this link on our Calendar of Events.
  • Hazlet House of Horrors – Get ready for the scare of your life at the Hazlet House of Horrors – 6 rooms of alarming antics with tricks and treats galore. The first hour of each night will be “Horror Lite” suggested for ages 9 and under. Anyone coming after that should prepare to be scared. For more details visit this link on our Calendar of Events. ?☠️
  • Harvest Hullabaloo Middletown – This spooktacular evening includes costume contests, cartooning with the Doodle Dude, haunted hayrides and more! For more details visit this link on our Calendar of Events.
  • Highlands Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Contest – A costume contest for pets and their humans, prizes for scariest, most original and funniest costumes. Refreshments will be served. For more details visit this link on our Calendar of Events.
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  • Princeton Hometown Halloween Parade – A Halloween parade that ends with live music, a bounce house, trunk or treat, food and drink, crafts and family-friendly activities, and more! For more details visit this link on our Calendar of Events.

 

Find MORE great Central Jersey Halloween events with these links on the Jersey Family Fun Calendar of Events

 

For Central Jersey Trick or Treat Times visit these links

 

The Best South Jersey Halloween events for kids

The below Southern New Jersey Halloween events, with an admission price or free admission, happen throughout the month of October. Please do click each event link for the date(s) of the South Jersey Halloween event, location, admission price, whether or not registration is required, and if the event is indoor or outdoors.

Monster Splash at Sahara Sam’s – This splashtastic, festive event is perfect for families with children of all ages! Sahara Sam’s DJ will be rockin’ the building with your favorite Halloween jams and holding contests and giveaways throughout the night. PLUS – they’re doing a FOAM party! For more details visit this link on our Calendar of Events.

 

Halloween Horror at Sahara Sam’s – Sahara Sam’s first ever Halloween Horror features three terrifying scares zones, claustrophobia exhibit, outdoor themed bar and more. Guests can enjoy Treats-by-Day, family-friendly activities like pumpkin painting and a DJ Dance party beginning at 5 p.m. By 7 p.m. the park’s “Wringmaster,” will guide guests to safety indoors as the outdoor park transforms into Halloween Horror. For more details visit this link on our Calendar of Events or click over to read How Scary is Halloween Horror at Sahara Sam’s?

Halloween Horror at Sahara Sam’s Waterpark

Haunted Seaport at the Tuckerton Seaport – The Creepy Carnival is coming to town! Tucker’s Island Lighthouse take over by Killer Clowns! Haunted Boardwalk & Graveyard! Kid Friendly Activity Area with Carnival Games & Ferris Wheel Bounce & Slide! Jersey Family Fun Crafts! Joe Holiday Magic Show and more. For more details visit this link on our Calendar of Events.

New Jersey Haunted Houses & Halloween Displays Haunted Seaport

More South Jersey Halloween Events for Kids in New Jersey

  • Six Flags Great Adventure Fright Fest – Thrills by day and frights by night. Every day enjoy Halloween themed shows, trick or treat with the characters and all your favorite rides. At 6 pm the scares begin with a parade through the park and the zombies ghouls and crazy clowns emerge. See our reviews of past Fright Fests here. ?☠️
  • Cohanzick Zoo Boo at the Zoo – Join the Cohanzick Zoo in your creepiest, prettiest, wildest costume for a fun & treat filled family friendly event! Community organizations and volunteers come together to bring treats, crafts, facepainting and more! For more details visit this link on our Calendar of Events.
  • Cornmaze Fundraiser for Hammonton Rotary Club – The Hammonton Rotary Club’s second annual Corn Maze fundraiser promises to be bigger and better in 2018, with Movie Nights, a Touch a Truck event, and a scavenger hunt among several new features being added to the kid-friendly fall attraction. For more details visit this link on our Calendar of Events.
  • Halloween Comicfest at Level Up at Hamilton Mall – Come out for a day of Halloween and comic book fun! Explore the vendors, try your luck at the IFPA certified pinball tournament, stop by to see the Father Daughter duo of Toy Quest 101, and so much more! For more details visit this link on our Calendar of Events.

 

FREE Southern New Jersey Halloween events with no admission charge.

Not all South Jersey towns regulate trick or treat times. We’ll always check whether or not they do and the times they are to bring you the most up-to-date information about trick or treating in Southern New Jersey. Please check your town’s trick or treating times in the appropriate link below.

  • Hallo-Wheaton at WheatonArts – Trick-or-Treat in your Halloween costume at WheatonArts. Children will have a chance to meet and take pictures with traditional costumed characters, such as the Mummy, the Grymm Witches, the too-tall scarecrow and many others. Throughout the grounds, actors will perform an eclectic mix of short skits capturing the Halloween season. For more details visit this link on our Calendar of Events.
  • Voorhees Township Halloween Festival – This family event features pumpkin patch, hayrides, Teal Pumpkin Table, costume parade, bounce houses, face painting, balloon artist and much more. For more details visit this link on our Calendar of Events.
  • Egg Harbor City Halloween Parade – Join or participate in this 2+ South Jersey Halloween parade. Be among thousands who are entertained by the array of costumes, floats, and performances. The parade has something for everyone of all ages. For more details visit this link on our Calendar of Events.
  • Moorestown Mall’s Annual Thriller Night – A night of thrilling activities like trick or treating, a Thriller dance, an outdoor movie, and more at the Moorestown Mall. For more details visit this link on our Calendar of Events.
  • Blackwood Pumpkin Festival – Activities include pumpkin painting, hayrides, amusement rides, Scarecrow making, bounce houses, a pumpkin carving contest, face painting, a costume contest, talent contest and more. For more details visit this link on our Calendar of Events.
  • Cape May County BOO at the Zoo – Visitors of all ages are invited to wear a costume to this fun family event, which includes activities for the kids, games, candy, entertainment, animals, inflatable obstacle course, pirate ship and more. For more details visit this link on our Calendar of Events.
  • Sea Isle City Halloween Parade and Dance Party – The parade features a wide variety of eye-catching costumes, floats, musical entertainment and mascots. Dance Party Immediately following parade at Excursion Park. For more details visit this link on our Calendar of Events.
  • Wildwood Halloween Spooktacular – Pumpkins will be available for picking and painting, and a “scary” Hay Maze will provide endless fun. Come see the live show featuring professional pumpkin carving. Kids will enjoy trick or treating at themed, interactive booths including Ghosts Galore, Super Herœs, Pretty Princesses, A Wild Halloween and more. There’s even more Halloween fun at this South Jersey Halloween event for kids. For more details visit this link on our Calendar of Events
  • Fall Festival & Spooky Tour of the Whitall House – Kick-off the Halloween season with a spooky tour of the Whitall House! This hauntingly fun event is kid friendly with fun activities and sights for all! For more details visit this link on our Calendar of Events.
  • Glassboro Truck Or Treat and Haunted House with Fire & Police Department – Trick-or-Treat from Fire Truck to Fire Truck while enjoying an Autumn night out learning about fire safety and entertainment such as music, and 18-foot fire truck slide, giant haunted house and more! For more details visit this link on our Calendar of Events.
  • Seaside Heights Trick or Treat and Howl-o-ween Dog Parade – Fun for everyone including pumpkin decorating, dog parade and kids’ costume parade, trick or treating, and pumpkin chunkin’ competition on the Seaside Heights boardwalk. For more details visit this link on our Calendar of Events.
  • Point Pleasant Beach Boo at the Boardwalk – Trick-or-Treating, Crafts, Games, Pumpkin Patch, Beach Maze, Underwater Pumpkin Carving, Perk’y Pumpkin Derby and more on the Point Pleasant Boardwalk! For the first time, the amusement park will be OPEN during Boo (limited rides)! For more details visit this link on our Calendar of Events.

 

Find MORE great South Jersey Halloween events with these links on the Jersey Family Fun Calendar of Events

 

For South Jersey Trick or Treat Times visit these links

 

Other New Jersey Events for Kids this Fall

Other North Jersey Fall Events for Kids

 

Other Central Jersey Fall Events for Kids

 

Other South Jersey Fall Events for Kids

 

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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! Did you know that boys behave better when they are out exploring? As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 20+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 8+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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  1. Anthony Muzikar says:

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