Fright Fest is returning to Six Flags Great Adventure! Fans will rejoice after a year missing out on the festival which was replaced by Hallowfest during the pandemic in 2020, which featured socially-distanced scares.

This year, Fright Fest will feature family-friendly “Thrills by Day” and terrifying “Fright by Night.” Admission includes six elaborately-decorated areas, attractions for kids including the popular Trick-or-Treat Trail, nine live shows including the signature “Dead Man’s Party” and the world’s greatest thrill rides in the dark.

Fright Fest has a spooky location along a mist-covered lake, and the all-new Jersey Devil Coaster will make the night even more terrifying for park-goers. For an additional fee, guests can access nine haunted mazes for the most extreme scares. The park will release details of its full Fright Fest program in the coming weeks.

“We’re thrilled to bring back one of the most anticipated Halloween events of the season. Fright Fest has been a fall ‘must-do’ since the early 1990s,” said Chris Allen, Six Flags Great Adventure operations director in a press release. “In 2021, Fright Fest will incorporate all of the thrill rides, extreme scares, and fantastic shows that guests love, plus innovative twists that we introduced in Hallowfest last season. It’s the best of both worlds.”


Fright Fest will go for eight weeks, kicking off Sept. 10 and running weekends and select weekdays through Oct. 31. If you think you’ve got what it takes, Six Flags is also currently hiring scare actors. In-person scare actor/zombie auditions will take place August 6 and 20 at 6 pm, and August 28 at 2 pm in Six Flags Great Adventure’s Employment Center. All participants must be at least 16 years old. Applicants will enter through the employee entrance at 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, NJ.

Candidates should apply online before attending an audition at or text SCARE to 220MONSTER.

See you at the festival…if you dare!

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