Looking for events and ideas to make your Halloween a spine-chilling sensation? We've got you covered—from farm fun, including pumpkin-picking in NJ and pick-your-own apples to Halloween tricks and treats like freakishly delicious Halloween Witches’ Brooms and a Cookie Monster jack o' lantern.

So get crafty and head outside to enjoy the gorgeous fall weather with our following list of things to do in NJ with kids this spooky holiday season. Enjoy!

 

Jerz O' Lantern: Free Pumpkin Carving Stencil

Free Halloween pumpkin stencil of your home state—New Jersey!

Haunted Halloween Attractions In NJ

Add some kid-friendly frights to your Halloween this year by planning a trip to one of these haunted attractions.

How to Manage the Leftover Halloween Candy

Consider these sweet-stuff strategies before hitting the trick-or-treat trail this Halloween.

14 Not-Too-Scary Halloween Movies

The films will be a treat, not a trick! Watch without fear of nightmares.

Easy Costume for Moms

This costume can be whipped up in a minute! And Harry Potter fans will think you are clever.

Trunk or Treat Events in NJ

Take the kids trunk or treating to one of these local spots.

Farm Fun in NJ

Hay rides, corn mazes, and more!

Pumpkin-picking in NJ

Fall would not be complete without a visit to your local pumpkin patch.

Halloween Candy Buy Back in NJ

Put all that extra candy to good use this year by donating it to a dental office.

Fun Halloween Candy Experiment

Try out this cool experiment the kids will love.

Best Drinks to Pair With Candy

The wine, spirits and beer that go best with that leftover Halloween stash. 

10 Fast & Easy Desserts 

These Halloween treats are perfect for school or parties.

Pick-Your-Own Apples in NJ

Get your apple recipes handy!

DIY Halloween Costumes for Families

Get the whole family decked out in these easy, homemade looks.

Easy Cat and Dog Costumes 

Don't forget to dress up your pets for the holiday! 

Real Haunted Houses of NJ

Are you brave enough to visit one of NJ's real haunted locations? 

DIY Halloween Costumes

Make these budget-friendly costumes for your kids.

No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas

These are no-fuss, no-muss ideas that don't involve scooping out pumpkin seeds.

Pumpkin-Carving Ideas

Inspiration for creating that one-of-a-kind jack o' lantern

Halloween Parties

Celebrate your birthday, or Halloween, on a farm or at home with these party ideas.

5 No-Cost Halloween Decorations

5 No-Cost Halloween Decorations

There are plenty of ways to decorate for the season without spending a dime.

Halloween Treats

Simple, and simply delectable, eats

Things to Do in NJ in the Fall

Looking for more inspiration? NJ moms and dads weigh in on their favorite things to do in the fall.