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!

2nd Annual Boo at the Boardwalk in Point Pleasant
October 19, Jenkinson's Boardwalk, Boardwalk and 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 Parade with Trick or Treat Trunk & Movie in Sayerville
Friday October 25, 2013 6:30pm
Borough Hall Football Field in Sayerville

Spooky Zoo at Turtle Back Zoo
October 25, 2013 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, New Jersey, 07052
Celebrate this ghoulish time of year by visiting the Turtle Back Zoo at night! There will be animal presentations, games, crafts, activities, and more! Not so scary train ride until 8 pm then - NEW this year – scary train ride from 8-9 pm parental guidance suggested. Rain Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013 Registration and payment must be received prior to the event. $3 per Member & $5 per Non-Member. Space is limited.

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.

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

Bring the Kids to Trick or Treat in Downtown Westfield
Downtown Westfield Corporation is once again sponsoring Downtown Trick or Treat on Sunday, October 27 from 11 am to 2 pm (rain or shine).  At 2:00, they will also host a Costume Contest on Quimby Street.  The Optimist Club of Westfield is partnering with them for a parade that will begin on Quimby Street, turn onto North and Prospect Street, E. Broad and then return to Elm & Quimby Street.  Should be lots of fun! 

Halloween Extravaganza! At Market Fair Mall
Sunday October 27th 12-2pm
Market Fair 3535 US Highway 1, Princeton, NJ 08540 (609) 452-7777
Families are invited to come to MarketFair for Halloween themed crafts, face painting, prizes and music with Mr. Ray! Sponsored by the Goddard School!

"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

Halloween Party! With Radio Disney At Market Fair Mall
Wednesday October 30th 11am-12pm
Market Fair 3535 US Highway 1, Princeton, NJ 08540 (609) 452-7777
Join them for music, games, and prizes

Howl-O-Ween at Turtle Back Zoo
Thursday October 31, 2013 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, New Jersey, 07052
Come trick-or-treating at the Zoo! With 30 candy stations throughout the grounds, everyone is sure to have a “sweet” time! Also, swing on by their train for the famous “Not-So-Scary” Train Ride! For faster admission you can register and pay in advance. $3 per Member & $5 per Non-Member

Downtown Trick or Treat in downtown Summit
Thursday Oct. 31, 2013, 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.
379 Springfield Avenue, Summit NJ 07901
Join in the fun!  All children will be welcomed to Trick or Treat in downtown Summit from 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm. All merchants participating will have a Halloween Poster in their window or on their door.

Halloween Trick-or-Treat at Bridgewater Commons
Thursday Oct. 31, 2013 3pm-while supplies last
Location: Mall-wide

On Thursday, October 31, starting at 3pm, bring your little ghouls and goblins for trick-or-treating at Bridgewater Commons! Be sure to stop by Guest Services to pick up a free trick-or-treat bag and a list of participating stores. Parents, please be aware that not all stores and restaurants will participate. It is up to their discretion to join in this fun-filled day. Also, treats will only be available while supplies last. Look for the signs in the windows when they are out of treats.