Halloween Central Jersey:
The Best 2018 Halloween Events

Choose your scary and not so scary 2018 Halloween Event

Halloween Central Jersey

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: This information is provided by event sponsors as a free service to our viewers. 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 2018 Events
Very Scary Halloween Events

Nightmare at Gravity Hill
Nightmare at Gravity Hill
Cicconi Farms
1005 Farmingdale Road
Jackson, NJ
732) 703-4198
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.
Fright Fest at Six Flags
Fright Fest
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! Fright Fest at night is not recommended for children under 13 or anyone who scares easily.
This Halloween celebration at the huge Six Flags theme park has a large variety of trails, each with a different theme. They range from the not so scary to the extreme, very scary.The characters are live and will agree to stop and take pictures with you if you ask. Park Maps are provided to provide a guide and information on the shows and trails.
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
3 Terrifying Haunts:
Twisted Tales, Sinister Sneed's Chaotic Carbival of Chaos, and Blackened Plaque
Camp Evans Halloween
Camp Evans Base of Terror
Begins Begins the weekend of Friday and Saturday, September 28-29 and continues every Friday and Saturday in October, 2018; from 7PM - 11PM.- weather permitting.
2201 Marconi Road
Wall Township, NJ
Wall Township, NJ
$20.00 General Admission at the door
Experience the 100-year-old Army Base on a most terrifying and disturbing 1/2 mile-long journey. The true and weird New Jersey history of this National Historic Landmark includes a century of top-secret and experimental research in radar, radio, satellites, radioactive materials and much more that has yet to be declassified. Camp Evans Base of Terror is an all-volunteer effort to raise money for the operation of The Info Age Science History Learning Center and Museum and preserve the grounds of a National Historic Landmark Camp Evans Base

Casola Farms - Haunted Attractions
Casola Farms - Haunted Attractions
Casola Farms
131 South Main Street
Marlboro, NJ
Features 5 Terrifying Attractions: Haunted Haride of Terror, 3d Haunted Barn, Haunted Wooded Trail, The Living Maze, and the Marlboro Zombie Breakout --- where you ride in an army truck with paintball guns mounted along the sides and shoot zombies (not each other) - and because they're zombies, they don't know how to use guns, so they can't shoot back! Great for all ages!
Asbury Park Zombie Walk
New Jersey Zombie Walk and Undead Festival!
Saturday, October 6, 2018; 10 am - 10pm
Asbury Park Convention Hall
Asbury Park, NJ
Facebook Page
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.
No Registration is required. At 10 am, the Information & Souvenir tables, and the Pro Makeup Artist Alley will open in the Grand Arcade of Convention Hall. At 4pm: the Zombie walk begins at Convention Hall where Zombies will gather on the Asbury Park Boardwalk in full costume. They will begin lurching down the Boardwalk, towards the Carousel House. From there, they will turn and head up Cookman Avenue, shambling towards the Downtown and Press Plaza.

Farm Of Horrors
Farm Of Horrors
Schaefer Farms
1051 County Route 523
Flemington, NJ.
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 22 and ending on Wednesdsay, October 31, 2018
831 Windsor Perrineville Rd
East Windsor, NJ
Choose from 4 terror filled events or try out our "safe" area featuring straw bale maze and our Family Friendly flashlight corn maze for those who are less brave. Also has a nighttime hayride and pumpkin picking to the patch, food, DJ and dancing, concessions, a bonfire and fireworks Sunday Oct 7th, 2018; 8:00pm - Fireworks shows are FREE.

Brookdale Haunted Theatre
Brookdale Haunted Theater
Last three weekends in October, 2018
Indoors, rain ot shine
Brookdale Community College Performing Arts Center
765 Newman Springs Rd.
Lincroft, NJ 07738
AdmissionL $15
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.

Oasis Island of Terror
Oasis Island of Terror
3 Circle Drive
Robbinsville, NJ
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.
Lambertville and New Hope Zombie Crawl
Lambertville & New Hope Zombie Crawl
October 27, 2018; Registration at 3:30pm, kick-off at 4:30pm
At the former site of River Horse Brewery
on Lambert Lane
Lambertville, NJ.
Zombies come to life in Lambertville and New Hope as Zombies cross the Delaware River, kicking off from the former site of River Horse Brewery on Lambert Lane in Lambertville and continuing across the bridge to the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope.

Not So Scary Halloween Events

Spooky Spooktacular Halloween
Spooky Spooktacular Halloween
iPlay America
All month long, October. 2 - November 1, 2018
Route 9 at 110 Schanck Road
Freehold, New Jersey
This Halloween celebration offers family fun for all ages including not so scary fun for the little ones. iPlay America will transform to a Spooky Spooktacular Halloween experience with great rides, shows, concerts, and prizes and special Halloween themed kids meals at Game Time Bar and Grill.
Haunted Allaire - Haunted Hayrides
Haunted Allaire - Haunted Hayrides & Village
October 19, 20, 26, 27, 2018: @6pm
The Historic Village at Allaire
4263 Atlantic Ave.
Farmingdale, NJ
Website & Tickets
In the dark of the night, the ghosts, ghouls, and monsters fill the haunted village. From woods to historic homes the Historic Village at Allaire takes on a dark twist for the Halloween season. Admission includes: The new spook-tacular route along the winding paths of time, nearly 20 different "scenes" greet visitors of all ages... Your ticket includes not only the haunted hayride, but admission to the village grounds and historic buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries...visit with our ghosts, ghouls, and monsters, and other attractions. They welcome children, families, and adults of all ages.
Boo at the Boardwalk
Boo at the Boardwalk
October 20th, 21st, 27th & 28th, 2018; from 12-4pm each day
Jenkinson's Boardwalk
Point Pleasant, NJ
This family event with activities for young kids features attendees dressing up in costumes , trick or treating, free face painting and crafts, stilt walkers, pumpkin patches, a beach maze, and underwater pumpkin carving in the Aquarium (Four Shows!)
Howl-O-Ween Dog Festival
"Howl-O-Ween Dog Festival & Pooch Parade”
 Saturday, October 20, 2018; 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm (rain date Sun. Oct. 21st)
Riley Park
615 Main St
Bradley Beach, NJ
Live Music -   Join the pooch parade at 2:00 pm , Canine costume contest and talent show. Win big prizes from local establishments!
Not so scary Halloween Laser Show
Not-So-Scary Halloween Laser Show
Saturday, October 20, & 27, 2018 @ 11:30 AM
Robert J. Novins Planetarium (Bldg #13)
Ocean County College Main Campus
College Drive
Toms River, NJ.
Please park in Parking Lot #2.
Website & Tickets
A kid friendly Halloween laser show featuring the Kidz Bop versions of your favorite Halloween songs.

Lambertville Halloween Parade
Lambertville Halloween Parade
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Downtown Lambertville, NJ
Halloween enthusiasts will not have seen it all unless you attend the annual Halloween Parade. This event is so popular that it often attracts filmmakers, including three who shot a documentary dubbed "Halloween ville." On Halloween night, it's like Times Square, total chaos!
Just don't wait until the parade. Come anytime in October when it is less crowded and see creative decorations throughout Lambertville. The most and best can be seen on North Union and Buttonwood streets. On-site registration will be available at Mary Sheridan Park, at the corner of York and George streets, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m
The parade will assemble on York Street by Mary Sheridan Park at 2:45 p.m. and step off promptly at 3 p.m. The parade will proceed north on Union Street to Perry Street, and east on Perry Street to the Little League Field where the judging will be held.

Point Pleasant Boro Halloween  Costume  Float Parade
Point Pleasant Boro Halloween Costume & Float Parade
Sunday, October 28, 2018; 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Bridge Ave
Point Pleasant, NJ
Open to all ages, groups, and businesses that wish to celebrate the Halloween season. Fun for all ages - Pets - Groups - Motorized Floats - Pull Floats - Trophies and participation ribbons for all. The parade marches down Bridge Avenue to Community Park where the winners are announced and trophies.
Toms River Halloween Parade
80th Toms River Halloween Parade
Wednesday, October 31, 2018; @t 7pm (Postponement Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2018 at 7pm)
Toms River Center
Main Street and Route 37,
Reported to be the 2nd the largest Parades 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
Haunted Woods
Haunted Woods
Beginning Friday October 12th, 2018 they are open Friday, Saturday & Sunday evenings until Sunday, October 28, 2018.
75 Springhill Rd (off Cottrell Rd.�  near Rt 34.)
Oldbridge, New Jersey.
Walk through our haunted woods filled with displays, lights, sound, and live actors lurking about. The Scouts from Pack 67. Troop 167 along with friends and family run the event and help populate the woods. Please bring a non perishable food item for the Old bridge food bank (please check expiration dates). We will also be happy to accept donations to the Old bridge animal shelter. The scouts will also host a bake sale with delicious homemade baked goods as well as hot chocolate, hot cider and other beverages. Proceeds from the bake sale benefit the Troop and Pack

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