Here's what we found for Halloween Events For Kids and Things To Do in New Jersey: Updated for 2021

Looking for New Jersey's Halloween events for kids? There are fun things happening to celebrate spooky season... We’ve gathered the Halloween events near you, as well as all related October fall fun. We'll be adding more fun to this list so keep checking back. 

What to do during Halloween month?

We all love to celebrate Halloween as it's probably one of your child's favorite times of the year.  While this year may look a little different in celebrating, there are still so much fun things to do for Halloween! Check out these non-scary events for kids from costume parades, pumpkin festivals, and haunted fun scenes... If you have tweens and teens and looking for scary Halloween events, link to our Best List of scary halloween events, or go to our calendars for more scary halloween events.  Please confirm time and schedule before you go! Many may require online ticket purchases. 

 

STORYBOOK LAND HALLOWEEN (image above)

6415 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, 609.646.0103  (Trick or Treat Weekend Oct 23, 24, 30, 31)
Haystacks, cornstalks, and non-scary fun take over at Storybook Land!  Climb aboard their Happy Hayride, find your way out of Elmer's Hay-Mazin' Maze (and complete a fun puzzle while you do!).  Decorate a pumpkin and enjoy all our fun family rides and attractions.  Grab a festive cookie or coffee from the snack bars as you wander around the park decorated beautifully with mums and pumpkins.  If you want to have even MORE fun, join for Trick-or-Treat Weekend on October 23, 24, 30, and 31. Tickets for Trick-or-Treating are available at www.storybookland.com and are PRE-SALE ONLY!  No tickets will be sold at the door. LINK

 

DINOSAURS AFTER DARK (image above)

3 Overpeck Park Driveway, Leonia at Field Station Dinosaurs!  
Oct 1 - 30  Every Weekend in October; Friday and Saturday Evenings from 6:45pm - 9:30pm
A spooky, funny and thrilling adventure for the whole family featuring a lantern lit tour of the park, the Mesozoic Midway where everyone is a winner and more! But watch out! The trails are dark and there’s a hungry T-Rex lurking in the shadows. A fearless Dinosaur Wrangler will lead a Tyrannosaurus Hunt along the Field Station’s darkened trails with a stop at every dinosaur and a few surprises along the way. At the end of the night, everyone will gather around the campfire for a dinosaur sing-a-long, roasted marshmallows and hot chocolate!  LINK

BOOTASTIC

Oct 23, 24, 30, 31 12-4PM
Explore the aquarium, try for a hole in one at mini golf, play some arcade games, enjoy a treat from the sweet shop, wear a light-up pumpkin necklace, and take home a Halloween bag. 300 Ocean Ave Pt. Pleasant Beach.

TRICK-OR-TREAT TRAIN

DiDonato Family Fun Center
Sept 25th-Sept 26th, Oct 2nd-Oct 24th, 12-5PM
Little goblin-friendly Halloween outdoor train ride. Tricks, treats, and surprises are included for kids and grownups! Admission includes Halloween hay maze, train ride, endless fun on the giant slide, treats, toy market, bowling, photo op with the local witch, and more! 1151 S White Horse Pike Hammonton, 

HAUNTED WILD WEST FEST

Starts Oct 2nd Saturday & Sunday 10:30AM-4PM Friday & Saturday Night 6:30-10PM
Hit the trail to their ghost town, enjoy nonstop western entertainment all day. Take part in a fun and spooky interactive western experience like none other for kids of all ages. Ride in style aboard the Wild West City Stage Coach or Train and younger buckaroos can hop on a Pony! Kids can Participate in the Wild West Fest costume contest and win fun prizes. 50 Lackawanna Dr, Stanhope, 973.347.8900

THE GIANT PUMPKIN CARVE

Salem County Fairgrounds
Oct 2nd 3 - 9 PM, Carving: Oct 1st  4 - 10 PM; Oct 2nd  8 AM - 12 PM - Carvers only, registration required
Join Meals on Wheels of Salem County for a fun-filled fall evening in the country. The event includes: 2 barns full of beautifully carved pumpkin, pumpkin carving contest, hayride down scarecrow row, costume contest, monster mash dance contest, pumpkin pie eating contest, games, bounce houses, food, vendors and more!  735 Harding Hwy, Woodston, 856.769.3494

SOUTH JERSEY PUMPKIN SHOW

Oct 9th 10AM-8PM, Oct 10th 10AM-5PM
This 2-day festival is packed full of family fun. Enjoy handmade crafts, food trucks, wineries, free hayrides, pumpkin patch for kids, pony rides, amusement rides and scarecrows galore. Salem County Fairgrounds, 735 Harding Highway, Salem County, 856.769.3494

HOWL-O-WHEELIN FAMILY CAR SHOW & MOVIE NIGHT

Logan’s Heroes Animal Rescue Inc.
Oct 30th 2PM
Join Logan’s Heroes for a howling good time. Show off your car or truck at the car show. Bring your costume dog or children for trick or treat with their vendors. Great raffle items. Movie starts at dark. Hocus Pocus is their Halloween pick. 9411 Kings Highway, East Greenville, PA, 610.929.0401

RANDOLPH HALLOWEEN FOOD TRUCK OR TREAT FESTIVAL

County College of Morris 
Oct 30th 11:00AM-6:00PM
Costume contest, Trick or Treating at every truck & booth, 20 gourmet food trucks, Live Music from Mr. Love Joy & The Captains of Leisure, vendors, beer, margarita & sangria garden, kid activities including knockerball, face painting, sand art, axe throwing & so much more!  214 Center Grove Road Randolph, 973.328.5000

HALLOWEEN PARTY/EXTRAVAGANZA 

Haunted Red Mill
Oct 30th 7:00PM-11:00PM
Halloween Party/Extravaganza at the Haunted Red Mill in Clinton. 
Admission includes: food and beverages (incl. wine and beer), live entertainment, Creatures of The Night, Special Effects. Makeup artists and more. Age 18+, No children. 56 Main St. Clinton, 908.735.4101

WE SHARE CORP HALLOWEEN BASH

Oct 23rd, 4PM
Halloween Bash! Spooky fun-Music, Food, Games, Raffles, Best Costume Contest, Trunk or Treating and lots of Candy!  746 Milford Rd, East Stroudsburg, PA, 570.269.1929

HALLOWEEN PARTY!

Arbor Fire House FREE!
Oct 23rd
Join the Plainfield Rescue Squad for their Halloween Party Ambulance Fundraiser. There will be music (by DJ Finesse and DJ Sneak), free food, costume contests, raffles, and alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks. 1780 W 7th St, Piscataway, 732.968.6366

HALLOWEEN HAUNT AT DORNEY PARK 

Sept 18th-Oct 30th 
Haunted scare mazes, scare zones and live entertainment. Hordes of hungry zombies and blood-thirsty vampires eagerly await you. World-class thrill rides that instill a brand of fear all their own and you’ve got an extreme, supreme Halloween event. AMAZING night and one of the best Halloween activities around. 3830 Dorney Park Rd, Allentown, PA, 610.395.3724

COUNT’S HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR @ SESAME PLACE

Sept 18th - Nov 7th 
Park is transformed into a family friendly haven. Come in costume, hop on rides, see special Halloween shows, and check out the Neighborhood Street Party Halloween Parade. 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne, PA, 215.702.3566

PUMPKIN FESTIVAL AT WHIPPANY RAILROAD MUSEUM

Oct 3rd, 10th, 17th 1-4PM
Train rides, Fall activities, Halloween Crafts & vendor fair. Walk among pumpkins, corn shocks, and scarecrows. 1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany, 973.887.8177

BOO AT THE ZOO! 

Oct 30th, 10AM-2PM, FREE
Visitors of all ages are invited to wear a costume to this fun family event. Activities for kids, games, candy, entertainment, animals, inflatable obstacle course and more. 707 Route 9 North, Cape May, 609.465.5271

SPOOKY PUMPKIN GARDEN AT NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDENS

Through Oct 31st
Plenty of family fun! Walk through eye-popping pumpkins and spooky scarecrows. See Pumpkin carving, creepy creatures like snakes and lizards. 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY, 718.817.8700

HALLOWEEN TRAIN RIDE IN NEW HOPE PA

Oct 1st-31st 
Fun and spooky Halloween train ride in New Hope, PA  "OUR CREATURES ARE SURE TO FRIGHTEN THE STRONGEST OF HEART, AND TEST THE NERVE OF ALL ONBOARD". 32 W Bridge St, New Hope, PA, 215.862.2332

HISTORIC SMITHVILLE’S WITCHES DAY OUT 

Oct 24th, 12-5PM
Fun family outing with your fellow witches. Wear your witch’s hat & stroll around sweet shoppes. Scavenger hunt throughout village. Contests for best junior witch costume, witch hat, witch shoes and more. 1 North New York Rd, Smithville, 609.652.7777

TOMS RIVER HALLOWEEN PARADE

Toms River Shopping Centre
Oct 30th 
Bring out your dead, put your fangs in, and get ready to howl at the moon. The Halloween Parade is back on the calendar. From simple masks to full blown articulated fire-breathing floats, you will be sure to have a fun time! Corner of Highland Parkway & Rt. 166 (Main St.). 732.349.0144

HAUNTED LIGHT SHOW

Demarest Farm
Holiday light show, Orchard of Lights, now presents the Halloween Light Show! Enjoy 32 acres of Halloween light displays and farm fresh goodies from their retail farm market. Warm-up by the fire pits and make your own S’mores and Hot Cocoa. 244 Werimus Rd, Hillsdale, NJ 201.666.0472

GREAT PUMPKIN FESTIVAL & CORNMAZE

Heaven Hill Farm
Sept-Oct 
Come on out to the country this Autumn and marvel at Heaven Hill Farm’s new “A-MAZING” Corn Maze! Enjoy over 40 fun filled activities such as their obstacle course, hay maze, tractor hayride, food concessions and more! 451 Route 94 Vernon, NJ 973.764.5144

PUMPKIN TRAIL

Delaware River Railroad Excursions 
Oct Sat-Sun 11AM, 12:30PM, 2PM, 3:30PM
Take a ride on the Halloween pumpkin train! Pick your own pumpkin, get lost in the corn maze, and enjoy other fun maze games! 99 Elizabeth St Phillipsburg, NJ 877.872.4674

STREAMLINE HAUNTED CAR WASH

OCT 7-10PM (Fridays and Saturdays)
Streamline Haunted Car Wash is a one-of-a-kind haunted experience where you stay in your car while going through the haunted tunnel. Experience scary zombies and clowns as they try to get in. Intense light show in the tunnel, smoke machines and mic'd up animatronics all while your car gets washed! 376 Route 46 Rockaway, NJ 973.366.1220

FIELD OF TERROR AT NJ PREMIER HAUNTED ATTRACTION FARM

Sept 24 - 25, Oct 1- Oct 31
A Haunted Farm has day time family friendly non-scary fall fun on Sunshine Acres with corn maze and pumpkin patch. 831 Windsor-Perrineville Rd East Windsor, 609.758.7817



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