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Archer United Methodist Church, 37 E. Allendale Ave., Allendale
On Oct. 11, 12, and 13, be chilled to the bone when the Saddle River Youth Theatre presents Ghost Tours of the historic John Fell House. Travel by lantern-light as your storyteller/guide brings to life stories of ghosts and legends of New Jersey.
Halloween in the Meadowlands
Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 De Korte Plaza, Lyndhurst
On Oct. 24, join the staff for hayrides and a spooky walk that will put you in the Halloween mood. Make crafts to eat and some to take home, too.
Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
On Oct. 19 and 20, go on a guided tour and meet the forest folk along the trails for an educational, non-scary walk. Have snacks and make crafts around the campfire after.
Stage Fright: An Original Musical
Porch Light Productions, 555 Broad St., Glen Rock
Oct 25–27, see a charming comedy about a naive group of trick-or-treaters that come upon the house of a witch and her gang of monsters on Halloween night.
Zoo Boo 2013
Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
On Oct. 25 and 26, go trick-or-treating around the zoo, hear ghostly storytelling, see magic shows, and ride the eerie express train!
Freedom Park, 13 Old Marlton Pike, Medford
You'll find three attractions that have been succesfully scaring NJ for five years!
The Haunted Woods of New Gretna
The Woods of New Gretna, 11 Oak Ave., New Gretna
Oct. 18–20, take a unique train ride on a haunted journey through the woods! After 5:30 pm, the spooky haunts come out.
Walk of Fear
Bamboo Gardens, 134 Landing St., Vincentown
Starting on Oct. 4 and 5, and continuing Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in Oct., go on a bone-chilling walk through a spooky atmosphere.
Camden County 4-H Haunted Hayride
100 Woodbury-Turnersville Rd. South, Blackwood
This hayride through the woods of Lakeland will surely give you a fright!
Goblins in the Garden Family Festival
Camden Children’s Garden, 3 Riverside Dr., Camden
On Oct. 26 or 27, take a haunted train ride, dodge costumed characters in the haunted maze, meet the bumbling burglars, and have your fortune told. Trick-or-treat during the costume parade and celebrate Dia de los Muertos.
Creatures of the Night
Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, 324 Forest Drive S., Short Hills
On Oct. 25, gear up for Halloween by learning about the nocturnal creatures that can be found in the woodlands. Bring a flashlight!
Newark Bears’ Stadium of Screams
Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium, 450 Broad St., Newark
On Oct. 25, 26, and 31, and Nov. 1 and 2, head to the stadium for live entertainment, costume contests, Halloween haunts, and more!
Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
Visit the zoo on the evening of Oct. 25 for animal presentations, games, crafts, and a not-so-scary train ride (before 8 pm). After 8 pm, guests can take a scary train ride!
State Scare Main Street
229 Main St., Belleville
This haunted attraction throughout Oct. engages visitors with ghoulishly-costumed characters. Make your way on a Sunday for the not-so-scary matinee.
Dinosaurs After Dark
Field Station: Dinosaurs, 1 Dinosaur Way, Secaucus
Weekends in October, take a fun journey into a shadowy, prehistoric world. Explore the dark woods and haunted trails of Snake Hill with just a flashlight to guide the way!
Halloween Camp In: Sleepless Slumber Party
Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
On Oct. 25, families can spend an exciting night at the science center, watch special IMAX screenings of Monster’s Alive and Dead or Alive, discover the anatomy of a pumpkin, listen to scary stories, and more Halloween-themed activities!
October Weekend Special Events
Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
Weekends in October, reach inside a mystery box and face your fears, eat chocolate-covered slugs, and learn about bones!
23rd Annual Haunted Village
Red Mill Museum Village, 56 Main St., Clinton
On Oct. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, and 26, this spine-tingling event includes twisted and gruesome repertoire of tricks and treats for an amazing production. You don’t want to miss out on the newest addition to the show, a spinning hallway known as “The Vortex”.
Schaefer Farm, 1051 Flemington Whitehouse Rd., Flemington
Walk through four haunted attractions: A Hair Raising Hayride, Trail of Terror, MassAcre Maze, and the Carnival of Chaos! It’ll scare the YELL out of you!
Roxey Ballet Presents Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Canal Studio Theater, 243 N. Union St., Lambertville
From Oct. 25–Nov. 3, Roxey Ballet stages a production of Dracula that closely follows the original horror story, with the addition of original choreography and dazzling pyrotechnics.
Corner of Chaos
Corner-Copia Farm Market & Garden Center, 299 Princeton-Hightstown Rd., East Windsor
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through Nov. 2, get ready for a hair-raising night featuring four haunted attractions.
Field of Terror
831 Windsor Perrineville Rd., East Windsor
Throughout Oct., choose from four terror-filled walk-throughs, or try out the safe area, featuring a straw-bale maze and family-friendly flashlight corn maze for those who are less brave.
Nature of the Night Halloween Hike
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed, 31 Titus Mill Rd., Pennington
On Oct. 19, join this family-friendly, non-scary night hike on the trails to learn about the ecology of night and the magic of Halloween. End at a campfire in the woods, with stories and refreshments.
Candlelit Tour of Historic Chestnut Hill Cemetery
Old Bridge Tpke., East Brunswick
On Oct. 19 and 20, costumed re-enactors in historic dress will share stories about their lives. Over 500 luminaries outline the walking path for the tour, but bring a flashlight!
House of Horrors
645 Cranbury Rd., East Brunswick
This asylum-themed haunted house is designed, built, and operated by The Middlesex County 4-H Teen Council.
The Addams Family
State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
On Oct. 25 and 26, experience the musical comedy that brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, and the gang to spooky and spectacular life.
Woodbridge Ghost Walk
Parker Press Park, Woodbridge
Come early in the evening on Oct. 12 or 19 for the less scary version of this guided tour into the spirit-filled past of NJ! New this year is a vampire and zombie parade, too!
Brookdale Haunted Theatre
Brookdale Performing Arts Center, 675 Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft
Walk through a theater turned ghostly!
Camp Evans: Base of Terror
2201 Marconi Rd., Wall
Experience an outdoor, interactive horror attraction based on the rumors surrounding this retired military base!
Haunted Hayride of Terror
C. Casola Farms, 131 Rt. 79 S., Marlboro
Four terrifying haunted attractions will scare you to bits, weekends through Halloween.
A. Casola Farms, 178 Hwy. 34, Holmdel
After 7 pm on Friday–Sunday nights, take a nighttime haunted hayride and go nighttime pumpkin picking!
Bane Haunted House
Rockaway Mall, 343 Mount Hope Ave., Rockaway
Throughout October and early November, this haunted house is where you’ll find some serious, life-like gore. However, “Happily Haunted” tours are offered for children ages 12 and under with an adult from 4–6 pm.
Conklin Farm U-Pick, 65 River Rd., Montville
Thrill-seekers can take a ride on the haunted hayride, weekends only.
105 W. Dewey Ave., Wharton
Explore two horrifying attractions, the House of Nightmares and The Attic, not recommended for children under 8!
Spooky Scavenger Hunt
Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Rd., Morristown
On Oct. 26, come to the museum in costume and participate in a spooky scavenger hunt with prizes! There will also be pumpkin painting.
Tent of Terror: Charity Haunted Attraction
Hugh Force Canal Park, 180 W. Central Ave., Wharton
On Oct. 25, 26, 31, and Nov. 1 and 2, visit this charity haunted attraction that raises funds for the Interfaith Food Pantry of Morris County. The attraction features a Kiddy-Cut Off halfway through the haunt, bypassing the more graphic sets not suitable for children under 7 years old.
Boo at the Zoo with Scooby Doo
Insectropolis, 1761 Rt. 9, Toms River
On Oct. 11 and 12, the Scooby gang visits the Bug Museum for Halloween. Help uncover clues to solve a spooky mystery as you explore exhibits escorted by one of the Scooby gang.
Six Flags Great Adventure, 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson
Weekends through Oct. 27, families can enjoy the Trick-or-Treat Trail, Creepy Critters Animal Show, and a spooky magic show, but after 6 pm, the zombies come out!
Nightmare at Gravity Hill
1005 Farmingdale Rd., Jackson
An extensive cast of zombies and ghouls await you as you walk through the terrifying haunted trail!
2 Brighton Ave., Passaic
Closed in 1952, Brighton Asylum is said to be haunted. Walk through as the ghosts are brought back to life!
The WPU Symphony Presents A Halloween Spooktacular Concert
Shea Center at William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne
On Oct. 26, enjoy chills and symphonic thrills, as costumed musicians perform haunting masterpieces.
Halloween Laser Concerts
Planetarium at RVCC, 118 Lamington Rd., Branchburg
On Oct. 19 and 26, see two laser shoes: Fright Light, which includes songs by Meatloaf and Michael Jackson, and Spooky Skies, which explores the origins of Halloween.
Mischief Night Madness
Colonial Park Putting Course, Elizabeth Ave., East Millstone
On Oct. 25 play mini golf with the ghouls, hear spooky tales, take a non-scary moonlight hayride, and enter the Best Carved Pumpkin contest.
Norz Hill Farm, 116 South Branch Rd., Hillsborough
Journey through three spooky attractions, or try the non-scary corn maze.
Graveyards, Ghosts, and Gallows
Sussex County Museum, 82 Main Street, Newton
On Oct. 26, 11 am–3 pm, take a graveyard tour with professor Jeff Williamson who will present the “Victorian Way of Death” and what gravestones tell us.
Liberty Hall Musuem, 1003 Morris Ave., Union
On Saturdays, Oct. 12–26, take a tour led by the Sleepy Hollow Paranormal Investigators who share their experiences and show you their methods. Afterwards, take a candlelit tour, visiting the “hot spots” the investigators found!
Haunted Hayrides of the Deserted Village
Trailside Nature and Science Center, 452 New Providence Rd., Mountainside
On Oct. 25–27, hop on a haunted hayride and join a festive campfire.
Haunted Tour at the Y
Summit YMCA, 67 Maple St., Summit
On Oct. 26, walk the haunted trail, where you’ll be led through a graveyard of zombies and grave diggers. For fun without the fright, head to the gym for Halloween games, face painting, arts and crafts, and snacks.
Hedgehog & Feather Theatre Co.’s Creature Double Feature II: The Mummy and the Wolfman
St. Paul’s Church, 414 E. Broad St., Westfield
On Oct 18, 19, 25, and 26 at 7:30 pm, see two back-to-back performances featuring two monsters that pounce, The Mummy and The Wolfman… for kids!
Haunted Hayrides, Haunted Corn Maze, Trail of Terror, and Haunted Barnyard
Horse Sleigh Farm, 438 Rt. 57, Washington
Visit the old souls that haunt this farm, and enjoy four haunted attractions!