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Halloween Central Jersey: The Best Halloween Events

Halloween Central Jersey

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 8. Suggest you call ahead to confirm age appropriateness.





State of NJ

COVID-19 executive orders in effect apply to large outdoor public gatherings such as concerts, festivals, and fireworks, and are limited to 500 persons.

indoor performance venues, including concert venues can reopen. Face masks and social distancing will be required and capacity will be capped at the lesser of either 25% of the venue's capacity, or 150 people.. Indoor nightclubs that have dance floors have to remain closed.
Restaurants and bars may resume indoor dining at 25% capacity and with social distancing between tables


With near term cancellations occurring at a rapid rate, and despite trying to remove them as soon as we learn of the cancellations or restrictions, we  recommend viewers contact the event sponsors before heading out to a listed event to confirm their status.

Stay tuned --- we will be updating this list as the event sponsors confirm this year's events.

Halloween Central New Jersey 2020 Events
Very Scary Halloween Events

Casola Farms Haunted Attractions
Casola Farms - Haunted Attractions
Casola Farms
131 South Main Street
Marlboro, NJ
732-946-8885
Website
Weekends, beginning Friday, September 25 and ending Sunday, November 1, 2020
This year they will limit the events to 3 Terrifying Attractions: The Haunted Hayride of Terror, 3d Haunted Barn, and the Marlboro Zombie Breakout

Farm of Horrors
Farm Of Horrors
Schaefer Farms
1051 County Route 523
Flemington, NJ.
Website/tickets 
Select weekend dates beginning Saturday, October 3 and ending Saturday October 31, 2020
Enjoy their 45 minute scary hayride through 200 acres of fright. Mass-Acre Maize: a casual run for your life! Carnival of Chaos: A walk through our nightmare. Treacherous trek through the Trail of Terror! A 45 minute hair raising hayride through 200 acres of fright. Mass-Acre Maize: a casual run for your life! Carnival of Chaos: A walk through our nightmare. They'll scare the yell out of you! Not recommended for children under 8.

Field of Terror
Field Of Terror
Open weekends Friday, Saturday & Sunday beginning on Saturday, September 25 and ending on Saturday, November 1, 2020
831 Windsor Perrineville Rd
East Windsor, NJ
Website/Tickets  --- No on-site tickets sales, every one must buy a timed ticket before arriving
Choose from 4 terror filled events and one non-scary Family Friendly flashlight corn maze for those who are less brave.

Six Flags   HallowFest
HallowFest
September 18 through November 1, plus October 12, 2020: The park will operate from 2 to 10 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and from 5 p.m. with varying closing times on Friday evenings
Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Boulevard
Jackson, NJ 08527
Website & Tickets
Caution: The park is family-friendly by day, but they turn up the terror at dusk!
From 2 to 6 p.m, families and young thrill-seekers will experience HALLOWFEST Thrills by Day.
Chills by Night begins at 6 p.m. and will feature four scare zones, three shows, and three haunted mazes available outdoors in the wide-open midways, plus one indoor haunted maze:



Nightmare at Gravity Hill
Nightmare at Gravity Hill
Cicconi Farms
1005 Farmingdale Road
Jackson, NJ
732) 703-4198
Website/tickets
Weekends beginning Friday, September 25, ending October 31, 2020
Located on five acres of farmland, there are over a dozen scary scenes & settings in it's Graveyard and its Haunted Fields. Expect a 35 minute walk amongst chilling, haunted trails with creepy themes and adventures.
The curse of Gravity Hill features an extensive cast of terrifying ghouls, zombies, creepy clowns and other denizens of the night.
COVID SAFETY MEASURES will be in place. Facemasks shall be worn at all times while on the haunt property.

Scary Rotten Farms - Haunted Experience
Scary Rotten Farms - Haunted Experience
Berry Fresh Farms
151 Brick Blvd.
Brick Township, NJ 08723
(732) 477-0606
Website & Tickets
Not for anybody under the age of 13, unless accompanied by an adult
Weekends, beginning Friday, Septemeber 25, ending Friday, October 30, 2020
3 Terrifying Haunts:
Twisted Tales, Sinister Sneed's Chaotic Carbival of Chaos, and Blackened Plaque
COVID SAFETY MEASURES will be in place.

Scare Farm
Scare Farm
120 South Branch Rd.
Hillsborough, NJ
Website
Weekends, beginning Friday, October 2, ending Saturday, October 31, 2020

This year Scare Farm will be hosting 3 Great Attractions. However due to CoVid-19 safety concerns, our Creepy Hollow, Paranoia Walking Trails and The Slayride - Hayride will be one continuous Attraction for One Price. This will allow for better Social Distancing and Safety precautions for our Customers and Actors

Oasis Island of Terror
Oasis Island of Terror
3 Circle Drive
Robbinsville, NJ
609-259-7300
Website/Tickets
Weekends beginning Friday, October 2, until Friday, October 30, 2020
The evening attraction features the Sawmill Escape room. A realistic escape room experience, where the last piece of the puzzle is YOU!
During the daytime, the attractions include: U-pick your own pumpkins, Fall sand art, Haunted (decorated) Fun Zone, Haunted Gem Mine, and the Fossil Adventure.
COVID SAFETY MEASURES will be in place.

The Haunting at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel
The Haunting at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel
October 23 thru November 1, 2020
Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel
1401 Ocean Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Tickets
Cost: $50 – $666.66
**VIP Tickets Include a seating at the exclusive Halloween speakeasy inclusive of welcome cocktail, passed hors devours & spooky drink specials!
***VIP Overnight Experiences include VIP Tickets + an overnight stay in one of our Haunting Experience Hotel Rooms
Recommended for ages 16+. Guests under 16 are permitted entry with a parent or guardian.
Experience an Immersive Halloween Tour of 13 Haunted Rooms at the Berkeley Hotel in Asbury Park.
The Haunting is an immersive halloween experience where guests will tour the hotel's 13 Haunted Rooms. Wear your best costume (or a face mask) and get those cameras ready - because you're in for 13 scenes of terror and Halloween fun.
Guests will have the opportunity to score amazing halloween pictures and be totally freaked out as they tour 13 haunted rooms across the sealed off areas of the hotel. Enter the Haunting and get ready for 13 Rooms, 13 Scenes, 13 Frights and 13 Screams
Each group will have an opportunity to explore the paranormal activity at the Haunting, and immerse themselves into a Halloween Wonderland filled with spooks and thrills!
This scary event includes strobe lighting, serious terror and loud music.





Not So Scary Halloween Events

1830s All Hallow's Eve Celebration
1830s All Hallow's Eve Celebration
Saturday, October 24, 2020 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The Historic Village at Allaire
4263 Atlantic Avenue
Wall Township, NJ
Tickets
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 basket full of prizes, valued in excess of $500!

Edison's "Halloween Costume Parade
Edison's "Halloween Costume Parade"
Saturday, October 24, 2020; noon, In case of rain, parade will be canceled
Edison, NJ
Website/Registration - Participants must be pre-registered
Parade begins at James Elder Park Soccer Field, 1070 Grove Ave., Edison (next to the Minnie B. Veal Community Center)
Participants must wear a costume to march in the parade.
There will be sSealed treat bags for all participants in costumes. DJ, Music, & Strolling Magician. Prizes will be given out to winners in each category
Price of admission is a bag on non-perishable items of food which can ONLY be brought on the day of the event

Asbury Park Trick or Treat
Asbury Park Trick or Treat
October 31, 2020: 1pm - 3pm
City Hall Parking Lot
1 Muncipal Plaza
Asbury Park, NJ
Facebook page
Contact: Leesha Floyd, 732- 502-5750 or Sgt. Mike Casey, 732- 502-5705
This is a Walk/Drive-thru event. Every one is invited to trick or treat with the Asbury Park Recreation and Police Departments..
Adults must accompany children in order to get a Halloween Goodie Bag. Masks must be worn, social distancing required.

Somerville Spooktacular
Somerville Spooktacular
October 31, 2020; 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Main Street, and Borough Hall!

Somerville, NJ
Website
Community event presented by Somerville Recreation & Downtown Somerville Alliance. Enjoy music, activities, and entertainment on Division Street, Main Street, and Borough Hall!. Participating merchants will be handing out candy to trick or treaters! Free parking in lots 1, 2, and 4 as a treat for parents.







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