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Discover The Best Halloween Events in New Jersey

Halloween in New Jersey

Your Guide to New Jersey's best scary and not so scary 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.






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.

North Jersey 2020 Halloween Events
Very Scary Halloween Events

Brighton Asylum
Brighton Asylum
2 Brighton Ave
Passaic, NJ
Website/tickets 
Weekends Events begin Friday, October 2, and end on November 1, 2020
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
COVID-19 Restrictions and safety measures are in effect

13th Hour Haunted House
The 13th Hour Haunted House
105 West Dewey Ave,
Wharton NJ 07885
(862) 244-4454
Website/tickets 
Weekends Events begin Friday, October 2, and end on Saturday, October 31, 2020
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.
COVID-19 Restrictions and safety measures are in effect

Brite Nites Haunted House
Brite Nites Haunted House
Wagner Farm Arboretum
197 Mountain Ave.
Warren Twp, NJ 07059.
Britenites@wfafnj.org
908-656-1402.
Website
Events scheduled for October 14 thru 18, October 21 thru 25 and October 28 thru November 1. 2020
DUE TO COVID 19 AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS, BRITE NITES WILL BE A DRIVE-THRU EVENT IN 2020, NOT A WALK-THRU EVENT.
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.





Not So Scary Halloween Events

AddamsFest
AddamsFest 2020
Town wide
Westfield, NJ
Website & Events Schedule
Events will occur throughout the month of October, 2020
Westfield will be transformed to all things Charles Addams with family themed events, movie screenings, exhibits and much more -- all reimagined for a pandemic-friendly approach that allows for distancing With something for everyone, AddamsFest promises to be a whimsy-filled festival honoring the man, his legacy and the town where it all started.
The 2020, the festivities will be shaped by creative approaches to gatherings that provide a safe environment while maintaining the initial spirit of the celebration. ​ Born in 1912 and raised in Westfield, Charles Addams was one of the country's premier cartoonists, with his work prominently featured in The New Yorker. His most successful creation, The Addams Family, was inspired by his hometown surroundings. The characters that began as illustrations grew into a television series, a live action movie franchise, a Broadway musical, and an animated film released in 2019. This October, he will be posthumously inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame. What better place to honor Addams' talent and creativity than the town where he grew up?

River Edge Halloween Parade
Halloween Parade & Monster Mash
Saturday, October 24, 2020; 2:15pm (Rain date Oct 25th)
Veteran's Memorial Park.
River Edge, NJ
Website
Free event
This Halloween celebration features free raffles prizes from local businesses and organizations, refreshments, family activities, music, games, giveaways, displays, and demonstrations in Veteran's Memorial Park. Over forty participants are eager to speak to residents about who they are and what they do for our community.

Halloween Spooktacular
Halloween Spooktacular
October 31, 2020
Vauxhall and at Rabkin Park
Union, NJ
Website
908.686.4200
publicinfo@uniontownship.com
This event features The township of Union's trunk or treat plus an All Hallow's Eve-ning. The trunk or treat event includes over 30 vehicles and takes place from the Jefferson School parking lot. A prize will be awarded for the best decorated. The party continues at Rabkin Park from 3pm - 9pm, with inflatables, games, pumpkin painting, Halloween cartoons and a costume contest.
Annual Big Halloween Trunk or Treat from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Jefferson School parking lot, 155 Hilton Ave, Vauxhall, NJ 07088. All Hallow's Eve-ning from 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Rabkin Park, 1 Swanstrom Place East.

Jack O' Lantern Drive Thru Experience
Jack O' Lantern Drive - Thru Eperience
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place
Augusta, NJ 07822
Tickets
Cost: $25/car
From September 25th thru November 1st, 2020. ( rain or shine)
For 6 weeks of Pure Halloween Madness, Skylands Stadium will be decorated with over 5,000+ Jack-O-Lanterns throughout the stadium, property and surrounding corn fields! Sussex County's Family Entertainment Destination will be set ablaze with some of the most spectacular visuals you'll ever see. Perfect for families of all ages, date nights, and all lovers of Halloween Spirit. The drive-thru event is safe and spacious, with distancing in mind.





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