Halloween Attractions in NJ
Whether you're looking for a fright-free afternoon or a super scary night at an amusement park, we're bringing you the best Halloween events in NJ. Don't miss out!
Scare Factor: Low
1 Alstede Farms Ln., Chester
Take in a harvest moon hayride and wander through a nighttime corn maze with the kiddos. Avoid the weekend crowd and plan a trip to go apple- and pumpkin-picking during the week. Don’t miss the goat bridge (where goats stroll along a suspended walkway!), petting zoo and free hayrides. Chow down on a pumpkin pancake breakfast on October 30 starting at 8 am. $12.99 per person; $7.99 for kids two years old and up
155 Fresh Ponds Rd., East Brunswick
Bring your pumpkins to this Middlesex County farm for fall fun any weekend this month. Your little tykes start by taking a spin on a hayride to the fields where they pick their own pumpkins, get lost in a just-for-little-ones corn maze. Cap off the day with a pony ride and lunch from one of the many food vendors.
Monmouth Park Racetrack, Oceanport
Jack's World, a little kid-friendly path that's decked out has 5,000 hand-carved pumpkins with New Jersey themes that hit close to the heart. Plus, your crew gets to check out works of art with their favorite characters like Spongebob, Mickey, Elsa and Spiderman on the quarter-mile-long route and sip on spooky fall drinks. FYI: This event only runs during Halloween weekend, so make sure to clear your calendars.
110 Schanck Rd, Freehold
Your mini goblins and ghouls can load up on sweets on the trick-or-treat trail, featuring six mildly spooky Halloween stations. There are also live performances, pumpkin-decorating activities and magic shows. While your kids are hanging out at Full Moon After Dark—an event with prizes and a live DJ—sip on a spooky-themed cocktail like the Spiderella, or sink your fangs into a Pumpkin Faced Burger. FYI: kids who show up in costume on All Hallow’s Eve get a free dinner.
The Meadowlands Expo Center
335 Plaza Dr., Secaucus
Bring your brood to check out the 5,000-plus professionally carved jack o'lanterns at this event that's new to the Garden State. Walk along the well-lit, zero scare factor Pumpkin Trail, which is lined with pumpkins of all shapes and themes. And this Halloween RISE partnered with Disney, so your little fishies can get their fill of Finding Dory-themed gourds.
586 South Middlebush Rd. Somerset
Hop on a hayride to the farm before heading to the corn maze or the potato sack slide. (Talk about old-school fun!) There’s also a corn crib—aka a sandbox filled with corn kernels—rubber duck races and a gigantic hay bale activity center. Kids can also jump around in the fall-themed bounce house and go pumpkin bowling. Get in on the fun and challenge your child to a pedal kart race. $10 admission, cash only.
Visit this spook-free farm any weekend this month. The kids can try the corn maze, go on a free hayride or pick their own pumpkins for 49 cents a pound. And if you can’t tell by the name, it’s only open during the day. A much scarier attraction, the Field of Terror, takes center stage after the sun sets. Field of Terror is $15 per person.
330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton
Watch the kids get turned around in a corn maze before exploring the hay bales, taking a wagon ride, jumping around in a big barnyard and painting their own pumpkin. $8 per person; children under 3 are free.
10 Tranquillity Farms Ln., Andover
Shout “bombs away!” while trying your hand at the pumpkin launchers or corn cannons. Then sit back and enjoy a scenic hayride or pick-your-own pumpkin before hopping on the new cow train (kids must be 36 inches or taller to ride). There’s also a dizzying three-acre corn maze to explore. The $10 Fall Fun Pass grants access to the seasonal festivities.
120 West Main St., Tuckerton
Venture the haunted seaport to see spooky pirates stroll the boardwalk. Navigate a maze and meet the Jersey Devil. There’s also a ghostly hayride through the haunted woods. Plus, the just-for-little-kids pumpkin patch has crafts, games and a magic show. October 20 through the 22, 6 to 9 pm. Admission is $8.
519 Ridge Rd., Monmouth Junction
If the kiddos are scared of being out in the dark, this farm offers plenty of daytime Halloween fun. There is a huge Mike Piazza-themed corn “maize” plus inflatable obstacle courses, corn cannons, pony rides and an animatronic Peter Pumpkin. $14.95 per person; children under 36 inches are free. Additional charges for some activities.
1111 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown
Kids will have a devil of a good time navigating the living “puzzle” corn maze or getting down and dirty in the crawl-only hay labyrinth. Once they find their way out, they can get goofy at the Kiddie Corn Pit Play Area (for kids six and younger) or test their skills at the Pumpkin Slingshot. Don’t forget to pick up a few pumpkins or gourds to take home. Open weekends only.
Parker Press Park
Rahway Ave., Woodbridge
Squeeze a history lesson into a ghost tour that guides you through a Revolutionary War settlement and share some ghoulish stories along the way. See if you can spot any lost souls on October 7 and 8 from 6:30 to 9 pm. Tours start every 15 minutes and last for 40 minutes. The walk’s scare-factor increases throughout the night, so arrive on the early side if you’ve got little ones. $8 per person.
Scare Factor: Medium
4263 Atlantic Ave., Farmingdale
Dare to walk through Mr. Allaire’s house or set out on a dark hayride through the woods at this village straight out of a history book. Gather your older bookworms around the fire for an evening with Edgar Allan Poe, or check out a spooky performance of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Prices vary per event.
569 Monmouth Rd., Jackson
Travel through 60 acres of woods filled with vampires on this haunted hayride. If you make it out alive, test your luck on Psycho’s Path, which is chock-full of goblins, ghouls, monsters and demons hiding at every twist and turn. Kids of all ages are welcome, but if they spook easily, make sure you go with them. $18 per person for the hayride; $12 per person for Psycho’s Path; $25 for a combo ticket.
3 Circle Dr., Robbinsville
Little kids can have daytime fun with pumpkins, crafts and a maze while the older set can try after-dark attractions like a walk-through where monsters and ghouls wait at every corner. $25 per person.
1051 Flemington Whitehouse Rd., Flemington
Be prepared to run for your life at this ghoulish attraction. Do your best to survive the haunted graveyard or the MassAcre Maize, where monsters lurk behind stalks of corn. Scream your head off in the Carnival of Chaos, condemned for its human experiments. All-inclusive passes are $30; $45 if you want to skip the line.
1202 Windsor Edinburg Rd., Princeton Junction
Try a hayride-by-flashlight with your little monsters. (We promise it's not too terrifying!) Cozy up with a blanket and sip some hot chocolate on the ride. Rides start at 7 pm Monday through Thursday. Check out the Pumpkin Festival on October 8 and 9 for pony rides, face-painting and a moonwalk. $8 per person; kids five and under free.
Scare Factor: High
630 West Mount Pleasant Ave. Livingston
Ready to get the bejeezus scared out of you? This horrifying walk-through plays on your worst fears—we’re talking separation anxiety, tight, confined places and of course, the dark! Voted the scariest house in NJ last year, you’ll want to brace yourself for more than 70 actors jumping out at you (not all at once!). $27 per person.
2919 Rte. 206, Columbus
Begin your visit with a stop at the manor of the Lived family. Did they survive the wood’s resident pack of cannibals? Then prepare yourself for the Trail of Terror, which isn't for the skittish. Then see how long you last in Hellsgate Asylum (a former halfway house for the criminally insane). If you’re still alive, finish your night off with The Last Ride hayride. This trip will give you enough chills for the rest of the year. $30 for all four attractions.
2 Brighton Ave., Passaic
You’ll lose your mind at “the scariest place on Earth.” The interactive haunted house has special effects and animatronics that’ll make you scream. Other attractions include The Tunnel, where visitors wander through underground pathways the asylum staff once used (before they were killed, of course). $29 per person.
131 South Main St., Marlboro
The 3-D Haunted Barn isn’t your average haunted house. Creatures hang from walls at every turn, so don’t stray from the group. And the Haunted Wooded Trail is known for its creepy sounds. Channel your inner hero and join the Zombie Breakout where you shoot zombies with paintball guns. $40 for four main attractions, $25 for paintball; $60 for all five.
488 Lincoln Mill Rd., Mullica Hill
With six attractions plus a Haunted Paintball Hayride, Night of Terror will knock your socks off (and your heart out of your chest). Zombies are hiding around every corner, so prepare to be chased! Your teen will have a blast fending off the walking dead with a paintball gun. $35 for all six attractions; $25 for paintball.
831 Windsor-Perrineville Rd., East Windsor
Test your luck in the Killer Kornfield where discarded genetic mutations roam free, or tempt fate walking through the Unknown Barn. Try your hand at zombie paintball and rid the farm of the invading undead. $40 for all four attractions; $25 for paintball.
105 West Dewey Ave., Wharton
Known for its two floors of fear, this terrifying walk-through will send you home with nightmares. Get locked up in one of the escape rooms and you’ll have to solve dark mysteries before the clock runs out. Trust us: you won’t want to be caught snooping! $22 to 28 for Scarehouse; $29 for escape rooms; $45 for both.
Bowcraft Amusement Park, Scotch Plains
At ZombiEscape, you'll fight for your life at a terrifying abandoned amusement park where zombies hunt for food. This zombie survival game is a breath-taker, so be sure your eight-and-over kids are ready for a chase. Non-risk takers can hop a ride to the pumpkin patch on The Great Pumpkin Patch Express. $30 general admission; $40 including ZombiEscape.
151 Brick Blvd., Brick Township
Kiss your sweet dreams "buh-bye" because Sinister Sneed’s Chaotic Carnival of Chaos will leave you with night terrors. Or try getting through The Forbidden, an abandoned campground where a family went missing and was rumored to be captured by mutant inbreds. Attractions are $18 each. Anyone under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
3830 Dorney Park Rd.
Start with the new Blood in the Bayou attraction where zombies chase after you in murky Louisiana waters. Watch the big kids freak out at Haunt, which features a new Chamber of Horrors Wax: The Blackout, a pitch-black maze frequented by roving zombies. And don't miss the scare zone called CarnEvil, filled with the creepiest clowns you can imagine. Tickets start at $33.
100 West Hershey Park Dr., Hershey, PA
Your 12-and-unders can show off their costumes at the Trick-or-Treat Adventure and get tons of sweets in Treatville. For your braver kids, Dark Rides features four of the park’s most popular coasters...with the lights out! Creatures of the Night is a special seasonal highlight at ZooAmerica. Don’t forget your flashlight. One-day admission starts at $36 for guests nine and up; $25 for little ones.
100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne, PA
The Count’s kid-friendly Halloween Spooktacular is all fun with no fright. Your little ones will love the Halloween shows, Abby Cadabby’s magical maze and Count von Count’s brand new ride, The Count’s Cruisers. Don’t miss the Neighborhood Street Party Halloween Parade with 10 seasonal floats, the Not So-Spooky Hayride and the Rubber Duckie Costume Party. Tickets start at $45 for a single-day visit.
1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson
This New Jersey favorite returns for 24 days of doom and gloom. The park’s chock-full of haunts by day and spine-chilling horrors by night. The relentless scare zones put you face-to-face with evil at every turn, much like the many disorienting mazes. New attractions this year include Cell Block 6, where you either help inmates escape or join them in their demise, and Slash, a horrifically gory magic show. Daily admission starts at $52.99; season passes are $83.99. Some attractions have additional fees.