Halloween Central Jersey: The Best Halloween Events
Your Guide to New Jersey's best scary and not so scary
Halloween Central Jersey Events
Halloween Central Jersey has many "scary" and "not so scary", frightful shows, events, and parades that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
We have put on our costumes and headed into the dark of night with a full moon to search haunted houses, cemeteries, and pumpkin patches for ghosts, goblins, and skeletons to come up with the best Halloween events for families with kids. Caution: many of these events are Soooo scary that they are not recommended for children under 10. Suggest you call ahead to confirm age appropriateness.
Note: Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.
Stay tuned --- we will be updating this list as the event sponsors confirm this year's events.
Halloween Central New Jersey 2023
Very Scary Halloween Events
Not recommended for Children under 10
Six Flags FrightFest
On select nights, September 8th - October, 31, 2023
Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Boulevard
Jackson, NJ 08527
Website & Tickets
The park is family-friendly by day, but they turn up the terror at dusk!
Chills by Night begins at 6 p.m. and will feature five haunted houses, five scare zones, and three shows.
Nightmare at Gravity Hill
1005 Farmingdale Road
On weekends, September 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30. October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 2023
Not reccomended for young children, pregnant women,
or people with health issues. Persons under the age of 14 not permitted without parent of legal guardian. .
As you enter the gates of Gravity Hill, the nightmare begins... you will find over a dozen different scenes/settings spread out over 5 acres. 35 minutes of spine-chilling walkable haunted trails and creepy themes & adventures. This is not a hayride where you can hide from the creatures of the night, so wear comfortable shoes in case one of them takes a liking to your scent and decides to keep you!
Field Of Terror
Open weekends Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, beginning Friday, September 22nd and ending on Tuesday, October 31st, 2023
831 Windsor Perrineville Rd
East Windsor, NJ
Come experience the four unique terror-filled attractions where visitors will encounter zombies of all shapes and sizes as you try to survive the "FIELD OF TERROR."
Casola Farms - Haunted Attractions
Open every Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, from September 29th through October 29th plus Tuesday, October 31st, 2023
131 South Main Street
Featuring 4 Terrifying Attractions: The Haunted Hay
ride of Terror, 3d Haunted Barn, The Living Maze. and the Marlboro Zombie Breakout.
Farm Of Horrors
1051 County Route 523
Open select dates from Friday September 29th, Saturday, September 30th, Sunday October 1st, and then runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday Night in October.
Spend 45 minutes making your way through 200+ acres of Fright. It starts with our Hair Raising Hayride that "Scares the YELL out of You", then we let you off in the middle of nowhere for a Treacherous Trek through the "Trail of Terror", then just when you think you have had enough and begin see that you are almost home, you realize the only way back is through the MassAcre Maize, a Casual Run for your Life; once it is over you find that the path is blocked, and you must enter your final Nightmare, the Carnevil of Chaos! They'll scare the yell out of you! Not recommended for children under 13.
Open Fridays, Saturdays, & Sunday, September 29th until October 29th, 2023
Norz Hill Farm
120 South Branch Rd.
Scare Farm will again be hosting three horror-filled attractions. The Creepy Hollow, Paranoia Walking Trails, and The Slayride - Hayride will again be one continuous attraction for one price.
Oasis Island of Terror
3 Circle Drive
Open select dates from October 6th until November 4th, 2023
The featured Scary attractions are "The Woods Have Eyes" and "Blackout."
Asbury Park Zombie Walk and Undead Festival!
Saturday, October 7, 2023; 1pm - 6pm
Asbury Park Boardwalk
Asbury Park, NJ
The New Jersey Zombie Walk is dedicated to all things horror and zombie. The undead outbreak was born in Asbury Park in 2008, and every year since the zombie horde has increased in size, rocketing the event further and further towards a total citywide takeover. Prior to 2014 when the Zombie Pub Crawl in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, with over 15,000 zombies was listed by the Guinness Book of World records for the "largest gathering of zombies", the Asbury Park Zombie Walk with over 10,000 held that record.
A Zombie Walk is an organized gathering of people who dress up in zombie costumes and then converge quickly in a public area for surprise and fun. Walks usually in urban areas such as shopping malls or town squares. Participants arrive at a pre-determined time (often at a hidden location) and then emerge as a group to creep in a somewhat orderly fashion through shocked and amused crowds, towards a final destination (usually a cemetery, club, bar or after party).
Brookdale Haunted Theater
October 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 2023
Brookdale Community College Performing Arts Center
765 Newman Springs Rd.
Lincroft, NJ 07738
Brookdale Haunted Theater is celebrating its 20th year as a multi award winning haunted house. Their entire theater will once again be converted into a crazy labyrinth or horror. Although the haunt takes place in a theater, this is not a show where you sit and watch the stage. This is a 20 minute haunted house throughout the entire facility with frights and terror around every corner.
Haunts In The Park
Friday, October 27th, 2023;
6pm - 9pm( Rain date: Friday, October 28th)
1001 River Avenue
Point Pleasant Boro, NJ
Cost; $4 Adults, 2$ children
This is one stroll through the park you will not forget! Enter into our haunted trail through the twisted, gnarled old trees that are shelter for those that are waiting for unsuspecting visitors. Watch your backs, because you never know where the scares are going to come from! There will be a lot of new scares this year. The last tickets will be sold at 9PM!
This is not intended for young children.
Halloween Central New Jersey 2023
Not So Scary Halloween Events
Night of Frights
October 13, 14, 20, 21, 2023
Historic Village at Allaire
4263 Atlantic Avenue
Wall Township, NJ 07727
Cost: Adult $20, Child $12
Enjoy the village grounds and historic buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries...visit with our ghosts, ghouls, and monsters. Storytelling at the Chapel; a special night out at the Blacksmith Shop; the Manager's House with fortune-telling for your entertainment; Mr. Allaire's Macabre House; the Carriage House with legendary spirits; the towering four story shadows of the General Store stocked with seasonal goods; and don't forget treats at the Bakery plus our very own Haunted Food Truck! In the dark of the night, from woods to historic homes, the Historic Village at Allaire takes on a twist for the Halloween season. Costumed ghouls, Glow In The Dark Bubble Witch Show, & Fire Juggler. All with varied activities we welcome children, families, and adults of all ages.
October 21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th, 2023 from 12-4pm each day.
300 Ocean Ave
Point Pleasant, NJ
There will be crafts, face painting, trick-or-treating, underwater pumpkin carving, & more!
IPlay America's Trick or Treat Around the Park
Friday, October 27, 2023; 5 - 8pm
110 Schanck Rd
Freehold, NJ 07728
All guests must pre-register online by Thursday, October 26 at 4 PM
Join ln for a night of Spooktacular FUN! Enjoy the Trick or Treat Trail, enter in the costume contest, win raffle giveaways, and more!
1830s All Hallow's Eve Celebration
Saturday, October 28, 2023; 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Historic Village at Allaire
4263 Atlantic Avenue
Wall Township, NJ
Cost: $10 Adults, $4
Children (age 4-12)
Step back in time and celebrate Halloween with our villagers as they would have in the 19th century! Learn about Halloween's long rich history and the origin of the traditions we know of today!
Participate in the "Allaire Scare Pumpkin Dare" - a carved pumpkin contest! Contestants need to have a pre-purchased ticket for All Hallow's Eve and bring a carved pumpkin to the Event (Day Of) where it will be entered into a "scare" category and judged! Winner gets a trophy and a gift bag.
Howl O Ween Dog Costume Contest
Saturday, October 28th, 2023: @ 3pm!
1 Atlantic St.
This event features
a free costume contest for dogs and their humans, prizes for scariest, most original and funniest costumes. Discounted drinks for dog owners and Trivia Contests!
Judging begins promptly at 4pm!
Annual Toms River Halloween Parade
Tuesday, October 31st, 2023; @ 7pm
Toms River Center
Main Street and Route 37,
Reported to be the 2nd the largest Parade of it's type in the world by Guiness Book of World Records! It's a parade with plenty of floats and decorative Halloween themed attractions. Arrive early. It is recommended you arrive about 2 hours prior to the start of the parade. This allows time to get settled and comfortable so the parade can begin on time. In the past, people have put chairs out even earlier. Parade starts at 7:00 pm, from the Toms River Center located at Main Street and Route 37, proceeding South on Main Street, then east on Washington Street and concludes at Hooper Avenue. Most trophies will be distributed at 101 Hooper Avenue, Ocean County Administration Building
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