Halloween in New Jersey
A Complete guide to scary and not-so-scary
2018 Halloween events
Halloween in New Jersey has many "scary" and "not so scary" frightful shows, events, attractions, 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.
North Jersey 2018 Halloween Events
Very Scary Halloween Events
Bane Haunted House
630 W Mount Pleasant Ave
This is an interactive hauanted house where Visitors may have to climb up, jump over, crawl through, and spin around what lurks inside the haunted house for a spine-chilling experience. They do not use animatronics, and instead have 100+ live actors prepared to scare you within our 40,000 square foot building every night!
Tickets can be purchased in advance on-line.
2 Brighton Ave
All custom special effects, huge moving sets that interact with you, actor driven animatronics trying to devour you, scares at every turn. This horror show takes place in a 4,000 sq.ft complex that housed the sick and mentally disabled back in the mid 1940's.
Tickets can be purchased online
The 13th Hour Haunted House
105 West Dewey Ave,
Wharton NJ 07885
The 13th Hour Escape rooms in NJ are nationally known as some of the most original and immersive in the country. During days the haunted house is open all the escape rooms also have live actors to add to the immersion. Their escape rooms offer this uniqueness to the escape rooms.
Book on-line . Four rooms to choose from - John Hayden, The Great room, The Cookhouse and all new The Dungeon.
Brite Nites Haunted House
Wagner Farm Arboretum
197 Mountain Ave.
Warren Twp, NJ 07059.
This annual Halloween-themed family event brings a spectacular display of intricately and creatively hand-carved and lighted pumpkins. As you walk the path that winds around the Arboretum gardens you will come across large and impressive sculptures as well as fun and surprising images. Barn of Fear" haunted house display plus specialty food trucks and a dining pavilion. This year there will be a new wizard and castle display. If you don’t like the scary, pop over to the Black Hat Cafe for seasonal refreshments like cider, hot cocoa, fabulous cupcakes or cookies. Wandering entertainers like a magician, musicians, or dancers will keep you entertained on this night the whole family will remember.
Red Mill Museum Village
56 Main Street
Clinton, New Jersey 08809
Set in a historical wool mill from 1810 that now hosts a museum, the Haunted Village has been providing scares to tri-state residents for 28 years. The mill is transformed into 3 stories of twists and turns, never knowing what kind of ghouls and zombies you'll encounter with your next step. The theme of this year's Haunted Village will be announced soon. The Haunted Village is family fun for people of all ages. There will be kid friendly Happy Haunts taking place as well,
Jefferson Township Haunted House
81 Weldon Road
Lake Hopatcong, NJ
Usually open the weekend before before Halloween.
Jefferson Township Haunted House is an annual community-run Halloween event that began in 1988 and is held in Lake Hopatcong, NJ. The original "Haunted House" was an abandoned structure located on Prospect Point and was formerly a favorite attraction for summer visitors at the Lake. It was destroyed by fire in the Spring of 1909.
The "new" Jefferson Township Haunted House in Camp Jefferson returns and is open for two nights The Spooktacular spirits will inhabit the completely transformed Community Lodge where eerie scenarios will unfold in dark and scary rooms causing you to laugh and scream your way through a diverse gathering of ghosts, ghouls, serial killers, random creatures, and things that go bump in the night! Spirits will be roaming the outside grounds.
Not So Scary Halloween Events
18th Annual Pumpkin Festival
Whippany Railway Museum
1 Railroad Plaza
Special "Pumpkinliner" caboose trains make frequent departures from the Museum site throughout the day. Take a nostalgic 30-minute trip into the past on board the "Pumpkinliner". The enjoyable excursion follows the route of the Historic "Whippanong Trail", and will feature ANTIQUE CABOOSES you can ride in. Walk among the Pumpkins, Corn Shocks, and Grinning Scarecrows as you enjoy the wares of local crafts merchants and railroad memorabilia dealers at our popular pumpkin crafts fair
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