This October go out and seek all the establishments that have gone beyond their norm to outfit for Halloween just to thrill your imaginations. Did you know that NJ is a hotbed for spookiness? From haunted houses, scary mazes, witches, fright fests to the halloween attractions at the museums, libraries, zoos, ymcas is a list of the Not So Scary and look further down, you will see a list of the Scary Halloween events.  We will continue to update this list. Please call the establishments to confirm dates and times.  Have fun!

A "Spooktacular" Kids Club Event! At Hamilton Mall
October 12, 2013 2:00pm
Kids will have a ghoulishly good time at their Kids Club event on Saturday, October 12.  Kids are invited to come dressed in their favorite costumes as they decorate a pumpkin to take home.   This "Spooktacular" Event begins at 2:00pm across from the Carousel. It's fun & it's FREE!

20th Annual Leta Kids Pumpkin Express in Brick

Sunday October 13, 2013 9 am - 1 pm
Laurelton Fire House Rt 88 West & Olden Street across from Home Depot
Leta Kids' Pumpkin Express is in association with Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The event has entertained families providing pumpkins painted with decorative designs and kid's favorite characters by local artists. In addition, fun games, prizes, freshly baked treats, refreshments and much more are available. All games are free and every child wins a prize!!  100% of all proceeds from this one day event will support the research to discover a cure for diabetes. More info: Contact: Debbie Polizzi, Phone: 732-330-0300 Email:

Disney Store - Halloween Dress Rehearsal at Cherry Hill Mall
Friday, October 18 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Saturday, October 19 11:00am - 12:30pm
2000 Rt. 38, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 Phone: (856) 662-7440
Come dressed in your favorite Disney costume, and enjoy crafts, treats and a Costume Parade.
All Princesses, Heroes, and Characters are welcome!

2nd Annual Boo at the Boardwalk in Point Pleasant
October 19, Jenkinson's Boardwalk, Boardwalk & Parkway. Noon - 4 pm.
Boardwalk Halloween Festival with Halloween specials. Information: 732-892-0600

October 23 (rain date 10/24) 6pm - 8pm
Location: Drum Point Sports Complex 41 Drum Point Rd, Brick, NJ 08723
Help make it the biggest yet! Bring your car, decorate it and hand out treats. Free to participate and help make kids smile. Trophies for costumes and decorated cars. In addition, there will be hayrides, pumpkin patch and costume parade. Call 732-262-1073 for info and to register.

Halloween Hoot-E-Nanny at Garden State Discovery Museum
Friday, October 25, 2013 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
2040 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill NJ
Come into the museum for a happily haunted Halloween! Make your way through each Halloween themed exhibit. You’ll have a chance to do Halloween crafts and show off your best dance moves. Then, come outside for Trunk or Treat! You can trick or treat from the trunks of cars in the museum parking lot! Kick off Halloween early with the Discovery Museum.

Build-A-Bear Workshop - Kooky Spooky Bear Bash at Cherry Hill Mall
Oct. 25 — Oct. 31
Visit a Build-A-Bear Workshop® store for Kooky Spooky Bear Bash®! You and your furry friend can come dressed in costume and get free Haribo Gummy Bears!

Boscov’s Halloween Candy Exchange at Ocean County Mall
Kids with Diabetes, Boscov’s has a special treat just for you! Boscov’s and the JDRF-Central Jersey Chapter are teaming up for the Halloween Candy Exchange Program, a special treat for children with diabetes, ages 14 years and younger. When you go trick-or-treating in your community this Halloween, you can exchange your bag of candy at the Courtesy Desk at Boscov’s Ocean County Mall for a $10 gift card you can use to choose a game, toy, or other special treat.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Please register by contacting the JDRF-Central Jersey Chapter, Stacy DiArchangel, at 732-219-6654, or, by Friday, October 25th, 2013.

75th Annual Toms River Volunteer Fire Company #1 Halloween Parade
This Halloween Parade boasts over 6,000 participants-- some wearing simple masks, some riding fire-breathing floats--and over 100,000 spectators making this the second largest in the world. The parade starts at 7:00 pm on Saturday Oct 26, but it’s recommended that you arrive 2 hours prior, and bring blankets and chairs. FREE

"Trick or Treat Dancin' Feet" Performance at Monmouth Mall
Monday, October 28 7:00 PM
RT 35 & RT 36 Eatontown, NJ 07724
Join the Perna Dance Center for some not-so-scary family fun at their Halloween show! Filled with dancing witches, brides of Frankenstein, and ghostbusters, this show is sure to be spooktacular! Monmouth Mall Town Square

Trunk or Treat for Halloween at Wildwood Crest Pier
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Wildwood Crest Pier parking lot at Heather Road and Ocean Avenue, Wildwood, NJ 08820
The Wildwood Crest Recreation Department will hosts its annual Halloween season Trunk or Treat family event on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Crest Pier. Adults will decorate their vehicles for Halloween and distribute candy to children in costume from the trunks of their vehicles. Prizes will be awarded to the best-decorated vehicles. Event includes food, DJ entertainment, magic show and more. The event is free for adults and children, but decorated automobiles must be pre-registered. Registration forms are available at the Crest Pier Recreation Center. For More Information Contact

Halloween Trick or Treat at Freehold Raceway Mall
Thursday October 31, 2013, 10:00 AM – Noon, 3:00 - 5:00 PM

3710 Route 9, Freehold, NJ 07728 (732) 577-1144
Mallwide Trick or Treat

Malloween at Hamilton Mall
October 31, 2013 5:00-7:00pm
4403 Black Horse Pike Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Hamilton Mall will open their doors to Trick or Treaters on Thursday, October 31st from 5:00-7:00pm. Participating stores will display a pumpkin in their entrance.