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 8. 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 2022
Very Scary Halloween Events
Not recommended for Children under 8
Trap Door Escape Room
60 White Street
Red Bank, NJ
Open seven days/week
These are spooky physical adventure games in which people coordinate in "Creepy" rooms with other participants and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within a set time limit. From the heights of Mt Everest to the underground tunnels of the Parisian Catacombs, adventure awaits around every corner.
Must be 14 or older to enter alone. Ages 10-13 can enter if accompanied by an adult.
On select nights, September & October, 2022
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!
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
1005 Farmingdale Road
Weekends beginning September 16 and ending on October 29, 2022
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.
Field Of Terror
Open weekends Friday, Saturday & Sunday beginning Friday, September 23rd and ending on Monday, October 31st, 2022
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."
Scary Rotten Farms - Haunted Experience
Berry Fresh Farms
151 Brick Blvd.
Brick Township, NJ 08723
Website & Tickets
beginning Friday, Septemeber 23rdh ending Sunfay, October 30, 2022
Not for anybody under the age of 13, unless accompanied by an adult
3 Terrifying Haunts:
Twisted Tales, Sinister Sneed's Chaotic Carbival of Chaos, and Blackened Plaque
Casola Farms - Haunted Attractions
Open every Friday & Saturday from September 24 through October 29 and every Sunday in October, plus Monday October 31st, 2022: at 7:00 pm
131 South Main Street
Featuring 4 Terrifying Attractions: The Haunted Hay
ride of Terror, 3d Haunted Barn, Haunted Wooded Trail, and the Marlboro Zombie Breakout.
Farm Of Horrors
Opens Saturday, September 24th 2022. Then open and running every Friday, Saturday and Sunday Night in October.
1051 County Route 523
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 September 30, October 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30. 2022
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
Weekends beginning Saturday,
October 1, until Sunday, October 30, 2022
The featured Scary attractions are "The Woods Have Eyes" and "Blackout." They also have 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.
Asbury Park Zombie Walk and Undead Festival!
Saturday, October 8, 2022; 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.
This year the return of the living dead will be an 80's and 90's punk rock and heavy metal themed event.
At 1pm, arrive in costume. Zombie Walk Info & Merchandise tables will be set up right along the Boardwalk. At 4pm the Zombie walk begins on the Boardwalk, heading from Convention Hall down the boards towards the Casino where it will turn onto Cookman Avenue and head towards the Downtown! The Zombie Walk route ends outside of Johnny Macs House of Spirits on Main Street. Judging for the Costume Contest will take place on the stage outside of JMacs immediately after the Zombie Walk!
Brookdale Haunted Theater
October 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 2022; 7pm - 10:30pm
Brookdale Community College Performing Arts Center
765 Newman Springs Rd.
Lincroft, NJ 07738
Brookdale’s annual Haunted Theater - designed, built and run by current and former students - is a delightfully scary, tormented trip through evil creatures, ghouls and ghosts, bloody body parts, and more. The popular Haunted Theater redefines “stage fright" for its many visitors during the walking tour of a maze of blood-chilling rooms.
Halloween Central New Jersey 2022
Not So Scary Halloween Events
September 30–October 31, 2022
101 Crawford Corner Roadl
Holmdel, New Jersey
This family-friendly Halloween event, after a successful run in Los Angeles, will premiere in New Jersey this Fall.
It will feature carnival rides, trick-or-treating, games, and nine worlds spanning 200,000 square feet. Twenty-five costumed characters will roam the grounds as immersive thematics flooded with interactivity, all built on the foundation of Halloween—trick or treating, pumpkins, costumes, candy for giveaways, and spooky fun.
Northlandz Halloween Train Rides
Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays, during October, 2022
495 Highway 202 South
Flemington, NJ 08822
This event features outdoor spooky train rides with their steam trains specially designed in a Bizarre costume to celebrate Halloween with kids. You will be welcomed by a human skeleton who awake after several centuries. Instead of the flowers, scoopy pumpkins will send horror greetings to the passengers. The ghost will possess the entire train. It will be a horrific scene as the whole wonderland will be under demonic possession. The evil spirits will threaten the visitors to get out of the train. Sitting inside the creepy train, kids will rejoice in their visit with spine-chilling adventure. The gloomy night-view will uplift the fun.
Night of Frights
October 14, 15, 20, 21, 2022
Historic Village at Allaire
4263 Atlantic Avenue
Wall Township, NJ 07727
Cost: Adult $15, Child $10
Enjoy the village grounds and historic buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries...visit with our ghosts, ghouls, and monsters. Storytelling at the Chapel; a special night out at the Blacksmith Shop; the Manager's House with fortune-telling for your entertainment; Mr. Allaire's Macabre House; the Carriage House with legendary spirits; the towering four story shadows of the General Store stocked with seasonal goods; and don't forget treats at the Bakery plus our very own Haunted Food Truck! In the dark of the night, from woods to historic homes, the Historic Village at Allaire takes on a twist for the Halloween season. Costumed ghouls, Glow In The Dark Bubble Witch Show, & Fire Juggler. All with varied activities we welcome children, families, and adults of all ages
October 22, 23, 29 and 30, 2022 (from 12-4pm each day)
300 Ocean Ave
Point Pleasant, NJ
There will be crafts, face painting, beach maze, underwater pumpkin carving, limited kiddie rides & more!
The Perky's Pumpkin Derby: 10/22 at 2pm (rain date 10/23) Underwater Pumpkin Carving: daily at 3pm (*included with aquarium general admission)
Haunts In The Park
Thursday, October 27th, 2022;
5pm & 6pm( Rain date: Friday, October 28th)
1001 River Avenue
Point Pleasant Boro, NJ
Cost; 2$ for the G rated (for younger Children) walk @5pm. $5
for the 6pm more scary Haunted Trail guided walk (may not be appropriate for younger children)
IPlay America's Trick or Treat Around the Park
Friday, October 28, 2022; 5 - 8pm
110 Schanck Rd
Freehold, NJ 07728
(All guests must pre-register online by Thursday, October 27, at 4PM)
Join us for a night of Spooktacular – and FUN! Enjoy our Trick or Treat Trail, Costume Contest, Raffle and MORE!
October 29, 2022; 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Main Street, and Borough Hall!
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.
Howl O Ween Dog Costume Contest
Saturday, October 29th, 2022: @ 3pm!
1 Atlantic St.
There will be 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! Register the day of the event at 3pm, or online at highlandsnj.com
1830s All Hallow's Eve Celebration
Saturday, October 29, 2022; 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.
Annual Toms River Halloween Parade
October 31st, 2022; @ 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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