Halloween Events in New Jersey 2023

Halloween is right around the corner, and New Jersey has plenty of spooky and family-friendly events to get you in the spirit. From haunted houses and corn mazes to parades and parties, there is something for everyone. Here is a list of the best Halloween events happening in New Jersey this year.

Haunted Houses

New Jersey is home to some of the scariest haunted houses and trails in the country. Get ready to be terrified at these popular haunted attractions.

13th Floor Haunted House

Halloween Events in New Jersey 2023
  • Location: Lodi, NJ
  • Dates: Select nights October 31- November 31
  • Description: This intense haunted house has highly-detailed sets and more than 40 actors. It contains three attractions in one location.
  • Notable features: An enclosed bridge, moving floors, and a mirror maze.
  • Price: $20-$50

Brighton Asylum

  • Location: Passaic, NJ
  • Dates: Select nights September 9 – November 30
  • Description: This haunted hospital contains disturbing medical experiments, terrifying nurses, and an electric chair.
  • Notable features: A morgue, graveyard, and realistic smells.
  • Price: $20-$50

Bane Haunted House

  • Location: Livingston, NJ
  • Dates: Select nights octuber 23 – November 31
  • Description: Bane contains interactive sets, digital effects, and decorated paths through the woods.
  • Noteworthy features: A haunted hayride, 3D clowns, and a 45-foot slide.
  • Price: $20-$50

Field of Screams

  • Location: Mount Holly, NJ
  • Dates: Select nights September 9 – November 5
  • Description: The haunted field contains a trail through 50 acres of terrifying woods and corn mazes.
  • Noteworthy features: A haunted barn, zombie paintball, and food vendors.
  • Price: $20-$50

Night of Terror

  • Location: Cranford, NJ
  • Dates: Select nights September 30 – November 29
  • Description: An intense haunted house with realistic scenes, detailed sets, and terrifying actors.
  • Notable features: An outdoor cemetery and a haunted hayride option.
  • Price: $20-$40

Haunted Scaregrounds

  • Location: Wall Township, NJ
  • Dates: Select nights September 23 – October 29
  • Description: Attractions include a haunted cornfield, manor, and medical center on 50 acres.
  • Notable features: bonfires, food trucks, a 6,000 sq ft gaming area
  • Price: $25-$45

Family Events

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If your kids prefer cute over creepy, there are plenty of family-friendly Halloween events too. Check out pumpkin patches, trick-or-treating events, and more.

Alstede Farms

  • Location: Chester, NJ
  • Dates: Weekends in October
  • Description: Pick your own pumpkins at this large farm along with wagon rides, corn mazes, and farm animals.
  • Notable features: Pig races, weekend hayrides, and sunflower fields.
  • Price: $8 weekdays, $12 weekends

Happy Day Farm

  • Location: Manalapan, NJ
  • Dates: Weekends September 24 – October 30
  • Description: This farm has a kids costume parade, magic shows, tractor rides, and trick-or-treating.
  • Notable features: Giant jumping pillows, pedal cart racing, and pumpkin painting.
  • Price: $12-$16 weekdays, $16-$22 weekends

VonThun Farms

  • Location: Monmouth Junction, NJ
  • Dates: Weekends September 17 – October 30
  • Description: Ride a hay wagon out to the pumpkin patch at this picturesque farm.
  • Notable features: Corn mazes, farm animals, and weekend entertainment.
  • Price: $8 weekdays, $12 weekends

Turtle Back Zoo Pumpkin Fall Fest

  • Location: West Orange, NJ
  • Dates: Weekends September 17 – October 30
  • Description: Enjoy safe zoo trick-or-treating, puppet shows, magic shows, rides, games, and pumpkin picking.
  • Notable features: Photo ops, train rides, a dinosaur exhibit with life-size animatronic dinosaurs.
  • Price: $12-$24

Liberty Science Center Halloween Celebration

  • Location: Jersey City, NJ
  • Dates: Select days October 15 – 31
  • Description: Spooky science demonstrations and experiments, performances, storytelling, crafts, trick-or-treating, and more.
  • Notable features: Eerie animal encounters, mad science floor shows, costume parades.
  • Price: $13.50-$24.50

Halloween Parties & Bar Events

Halloween Parties & Bar Events

Adults can enjoy Halloween parties at bars, clubs, and other venues across the state. Get your costume ready and prepare for a late night!

House of Independents Halloween Show

  • Location: Asbury Park
  • Date: October 28 & 29
  • Description: Two nights of Halloween cover bands and DJs play everything from pop punk to 80s classics. Costume contests each night.
  • Notable Features: Takes place in a historic theater with multiple rooms and bars.
  • Price: $20 advance, $25 day of show

BergenPAC Halloween Party

  • Location: Englewood
  • Date: October 29
  • Description: Dance the night away at this party featuring a live band and DJ. Costume contest and prizes.
  • Notable Features: Historic theater venue with full stage production.
  • Price: $35+

Dark City Halloween Party

  • Location: Newark
  • Date: October 29
  • Description: Massive costume party at Newark’s premier live entertainment complex with multiple rooms and music genres.
  • Notable Features: Celebrity guest hosts, contests, aerialists, stilt walkers, and more.
  • Price: $40+

Asbury Park Zombie Crawl

  • Location: Asbury Park
  • Date: October 15
  • Description: Hundreds of zombie-costumed partiers crawl from bar to bar in downtown Asbury Park. Drink specials at participating venues.
  • Notable Features: Contest for the best dressed zombie at the end.
  • Price: Free

Hoboken Halloween Pub Crawl

  • Location: Hoboken
  • Date: October 29
  • Description: Drink specials at over 15 bars. Costume contest with prizes at the final bar.
  • Notable Features: Small pub crawl group size allows for quicker drinks and no lines.
  • Price: $15


Halloween parades

Get in the spirit and catch some candy at New Jersey’s best Halloween parades this season. Don your costume and bring the whole family!

Westfield Halloween Parade & Costume Contest

  • Location: Westfield
  • Date: October 26
  • Description: Children parade through downtown in their costumes with candy giveaways and treats from local businesses.
  • Notable Features: Cash prizes for best children’s, teen’s, and adult’s costumes.
  • Price: Free

Bradley Beach Halloween Parade & Contest

  • Location: Bradley Beach
  • Date: October 23
  • Description: Kids and pets parade on the boardwalk andMain Street in costumes with candy and giveaways.
  • Notable Features: Prizes for best overall costume, best pet costume, scariest, most original and more.
  • Price: Free

Montclair Halloween Parade

  • Location: Montclair
  • Date: October 28
  • Description: Children and families march in costumes to Van Vleck Gardens for activities and trick-or-treating at local shops.
  • Notable Features: Live music, costume judging, horses, clowns, and magic.
  • Price: Free

Belmar Halloween Parade

  • Location: Belmar
  • Date: October 24
  • Description: Participants march along Main Street and celebrate with a party at Silver Lake Park with contests and activities.
  • Notable Features: Prizes for best kids, teen, adult, and pet costumes.
  • Price: Free

Ocean City Halloween Parade

  • Location: Ocean City
  • Date: October 20
  • Description: Parade down Asbury Avenue with marching bands, floats, magic acts, pirates, ghosts, and more family fun.
  • Notable Features: The largest Halloween parade in Southern New Jersey.
  • Price: Free

Pumpkin Patches

Pick the perfect pumpkin for carving at New Jersey’s top pumpkin patches. Many offer hayrides, corn mazes, and other fall activities.

Happy Day Farm

  • Location: Manalapan
  • Dates: September 24 – October 30
  • Notable Features: Giant jumping pillows, costume parades, trick-or-treating, magic shows, rides, and more.

Ort Farms

  • Location: Long Valley
  • Dates: Weekends September 17 – October 30
  • Notable features: Corn mazes, wagon rides, farm animals, and PYO pumpkins.

Duffield’s Farm Market

  • Location: Sewell
  • Dates: Daily September 17 – October 31
  • Notable features: Pony rides, train rides, barnyard animals, corn maze, and photo ops.

Secor Farms

  • Location: Mahwah
  • Dates: Weekends September 17 – October 31
  • Notable features: Massive corn maze, haunted hayrides, farm animals, live music, and bonfires.

Happy Day Farm

  • Location: Manalapan
  • Dates: September 24 – October 30
  • Notable Features: Giant jumping pillows, costume parades, trick-or-treating, magic shows, rides, and more.

Alstede Farms

  • Location: Chester
  • Dates: Weekends in October
  • Notable features: Tractor-pulled wagon rides, weekend magic shows, pig races, and sunflower fields.

Battleview Orchards

  • Location: Freehold
  • Dates: Daily September 10 – October 31
  • Notable features: Homemade donuts and cider, farm animals, corn maze, and PYO pumpkins.

Terhune Orchards

  • Location: Princeton
  • Dates: Weekends September 17 – November 6
  • Notable features: Apple and pumpkin picking, tractor-pulled wagon rides, winery, and bountiful farm market.

Halloween Beer Events & Festivals

Halloween Beer Events & Festivals

For the 21+ crowd, New Jersey has great craft beer festivals and pub events to celebrate the Halloween season. Grab your costume and pint glass!

Cape May MAC Halloween Beer Festival

  • Location: Cape May
  • Date: October 29
  • Description: Unlimited tastings from 40+ breweries at the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts. Live music and food trucks.

Magnify Brewing Horror Show

  • Location: Fairfield
  • Dates: October 28-29
  • Description: Special horror movie-themed beer releases. Costume contest, food trucks, and scary movie screenings.

Bonesaw Brewing Halloween Party

  • Location: Glassboro
  • Date: October 29
  • Description: Release party for their Pumpkin Ale. Come in costume for prizes, movie screenings, and beer samples.

Double Nickel Trick or Drink Festival

  • Location: Pennsauken
  • Date: October 29
  • Description: Outdoor festival with beer tastings, live music, costume contest, pumpkin painting, and food trucks.

Source Brewing Freaks in the Night Beer Festival

  • Location: Colts Neck
  • Date: October 22
  • Description: Outdoor party with unlimited beer samples, live bands, costume contest, food, and Halloween vibes.

Icarus Yacht Club Halloween Party

  • Location: Lakewood
  • Date: October 29
  • Description: Drink specials, costume contest, spooky decor, beer releases, and a projection screen showing horror movies.

Halloween 5k Races

Halloween 5k Races

Burn off all that candy by registering for a Halloween-themed 5k race! Many feature costumes and spooky twists.

Hoboken Zombie Run

  • Location: Hoboken
  • Date: October 22
  • Description: 5k where you dodge zombies on the course! Timed race, costumes encouraged, best zombie prize.

Terror on the Boardwalk

  • Location: Wildwood
  • Date: October 15
  • Description: Evening 5k on the boardwalk with Halloween decorations and costumes.

Pumpkin Run

  • Location: Morristown
  • Date: October 15
  • Description: 5k course through historic Morristown. Costume contest and pumpkin painting.

Skeleton Skamper 5k

  • Location: Sea Girt
  • Date: October 22
  • Description: Run through Sea Girt in your best costume, featuring a beachfront start/finish.

Ghosts on the Boardwalk

  • Location: Asbury Park
  • Date: October 29
  • Description: 5k run along the iconic Asbury Park boardwalk. Costumes encouraged.

Living Dead Race

  • Location: West Orange
  • Date: October 29
  • Description: 5k trail run where you dodge zombies. Evening start with flashlights.

Nighttime Halloween Shows

After the little ones go to bed, check out these spooky entertainment options for adults in NJ.

The Awakenings: Creepy Tales from Beyond

  • Location: South Orange
  • Description: Immersive theater experience where audience wanders through the haunted Conant Mansion encountering ghosts and strange happenings.

Midnight Theatre Halloween Shows

  • Location: Newark
  • Description: Late night interactive horror theater featuring a Halloween-themed blend of circus, theater, and haunted house.

13 After Midnight: Halloween Edition

  • Location: Atlantic City
  • Description: Join paranormal investigators inside the Abandoned Atlantic County Jail, known for ghostly activity. Not for the faint of heart!

Cape May Ghost Tours

  • Location: Cape May
  • Description: Nightly walking tours recounting Cape May’s ghostly tales, mysterious murders, and hauntings. Family-friendly and scary options.

NJ Renaissance Faire Halloween Days

  • Location: Bordentown
  • Description: Special Halloween-themed days featuring spooky entertainment, music, theater, costumes, and sidesaddle stunt jousting on the Halloween weekend.

Howell Living Farm Petting Zoo Spooktacular Nights

  • Location: Howell
  • Description: Family-friendly evenings featuring trick-or-treating, attractions and shows. Haunted hayrides, thrills and activities for bigger kids.

Fall Harvest & Apple Festivals

Celebrate the flavors of the season with New Jersey’s apple, pumpkin, and harvest festivals this October!

Terhune Orchards Harvest Festival

  • Location: Princeton
  • Dates: Weekends in October
  • Features: Pick-your-own apples, wine tasting, cider donuts, pony rides, live music, and more.

Alstede Farms Harvest Festival

  • Location: Chester
  • Dates: Weekends in October
  • Features: Apple cannons, pig races, hayrides, barnyard animals, tractor tours, live music, and more.

Hacklebarney Farm Cider & Music Festival

  • Location: Chester Township
  • Date: October 1-2
  • Features: Local craft ciders, food trucks, live music, craft vendors, games, and more.

Gloucester County Pumpkin Show

  • Location: Mullica Hill
  • Dates: October 1-2
  • Features: Jack-o-lantern display, hayrides, historical exhibits, craft vendors, entertainment, and more.

NJ State Chili & Salsa Cookoff

  • Location: Toms River
  • Date: October 2
  • Features: Chili cook-off competition, beer garden, live music, food, craft vendors, and activities.

Cape May Apple Festival

  • Location: Cape May
  • Date: October 8-9
  • Features: Craft vendors, apple dessert contest, pie eating contest, food, wine, orchards, cider, and more.

Halloween Movie Screenings

Catch a fright outdoors at these fun and spooky Halloween movie screenings around NJ. Bring blankets and chairs!

Camp Evans Halloween Movie Marathon

  • Location: Wall Township
  • Date: October 8
  • Movies: Hocus Pocus, The Addams Family, Beetlejuice

Fort Lee Halloween Movie Night

  • Location: Fort Lee
  • Date: October 14
  • Movie: It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Hoboken Family Movie Night: Hotel Transylvania

  • Location: Hoboken
  • Date: October 21
  • Movie: Hotel Transylvania

Moonlight Cinema: Hocus Pocus

  • Location: Sea Bright
  • Date: October 22
  • Movie: Hocus Pocus

Floating Cinema: Scream on the River

  • Location: Newark
  • Date: October 27
  • Movie: Scream (1996)

Movies on the Beach: Sleepy Hollow

  • Location: Asbury Park
  • Date: October 30
  • Movie: Sleepy Hollow

So there you have it – some of the top Halloween festivities happening around New Jersey this year! With so many events to choose from, you’re sure to have a spooky good time. Get your costume ready and come celebrate the Halloween season.