It’s October – pumpkins, fall foliage hikes, haunted houses,family friendly hayrides and more! Here’s a
sampling of some fun activities near you! Please call to confirm dates and times, as they are subject to change.
BOO AT THE ZOO @ BRONX ZOO
2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY.
Celebrate a New York Halloween tradition! October weekends are packed with activities, including Dinosaur Safari and hay mazes, costume parades, musical theater, magic shows, and live music. Visit The Museum of Un-natural Mysteries and see 3-D pumpkin carving demonstrations. Sat & Sun from Oct 4 to Nov 2.
ZOO BOO AT BERGEN COUNTY ZOOLOGICAL PARK
216 Forest Avenue, Paramus.
Join us for Trick-or-Treating and other Halloween fun at the ZOO! Eerie Express Haunted Train. (Train not recommended for young children.) . Oct 24 (6 pm – 9 pm) and Oct 25 (11 am – 2 pm and 6 pm – 9 pm).
BOO AT THE ZOO AT THE CAPE MAY COUNTY ZOO
707 Route 9 North, Cape May
Wear a costume, join the fun and games, enjoy a LIVE Creepy Creatures Show, crafts...and CANDY! Fun for the entire family! Oct 18.
BOO AT THE ZOO WITH SCOOBY DOO AT INSECTROPOLIS
1761 Route 9, Toms River, NJ. (732) 349-7090
The Scooby gang visits the Bug Museum for Halloween. 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 our spooky exhibits escorted by one of the Scooby gang. Meet up with Scooby when you solve the case. Fun for all ages. Oct 10 to 11 5 pm – 8 pm.
301 Rockaway Valley Rd, Boonton Twp. (973) 610.1963.
Attention Ghosts, Goblins, and other Halloween Revelers, make your way for Friday night haunted hayrides! Hayrides to the Barnyard petting farm, and daily pumpkin picking (except Mondays) Also, home to some of the best known elite alpacas.
FAMILY FALL CAMPFIRE
Fernbrook Educational Center, 142 Georgetown Rd, Bordentown Township 609-298-4028.
A thrilling night filled with Halloween games, stories, a hayride, music around the campfire and fun snacks! October 24, 25, 26. Registration required.
GREAT PUMPKIN FESTIVAL
Heaven Hill Farm 451 Route 94, Vernon. (973) 764-5144.
Old-fashioned hayrides travel to U-Pick Pumpkin Patch, All New Wild West Adventure Corn Maze, Spider Web Crawls, Monster Sling Shots, Duck Racing, and much more. Wed – Fri 10 – 5 pm, Sat – Sun 10 – 6 pm Sept 20 - Oct 31.
VON THUN FARMS 28th ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL
519 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction, (732) 329-8656
Pick Your Own Apples and Pumpkins, hayrides, food, corn maze, live music, and more. Oct 11–12, 10am–5pm. Moonlight Corn Maize October 24 & 25 only
12th ANNUAL NEW JERSEY BOTANICAL GARDENS HARVEST FEST AND CRAFT FAIR
A fun-filled family weekend! Hayrides, pumpkin painting, face painting, storytellers, tasty food, music and dancing, fun photo ops, Garden tours and lots more! Plus an autumn plant sale and an Artisan craft fair with many hand-made items. Free parking & admission. Oct 4 - 5, 10am-5pm.
28th ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL
Main Street, Allentown, (609) 208-2992
Crafter’s artists, food booths, children’s games, petting zoo, live music, and antique car show, civil war reenactment and much more! Oct 11-12, 10am–5pm.
FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL
South Main Street and Heritage Park, Allentown AllentownFallFest@gmail.com
Vendors including local crafters, artisans, food vendors, fun activities, a classic car show, a petting zoo, music and entertainment, civil war reenactment, and much more! Oct 11-12, 10am–5pm.
ANNUAL HOWELL LIVING HISTORY FARM FALL FESTIVAL
70 Wooden’s Lane, Titusville (609) 737-3299
Take a look back in time at the harvest season – visitors take on the role of “helping neighbors”. Oct 4 – 5.
ANNUAL CRANBERRY FESTIVAL
Chatsworth (609) 726-9237. Celebrate New Jersey’s cranberry harvest, the Pine Barrens, and local culture. Artists and craftsmen, live music, antique car show, and more. Oct 18 – 19th 9 am – 4 pm.
MUM MADNESS AND PUMPKIN PARADE FAMILY FESTIVAL
Camden’s Children Garden, 3 Riverside Drive, Camden (856) 365-8733. The garden’s salute to Autumn and their mascot Mum Bear with pumpkin crafts, a pumpkin story and pumpkin activities, all set in the blazing colors of the Garden’s beautiful chrysanthemums. Oct 11th & 12th, 1-4pm.