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Have you been to an NJ trunk-or-treat? These fun and safe Halloween events have kids trick-or-treat from car to car instead of from house to house. Plus, it’s fun to see how families decorate their cars. This is a great way to get a lot of candy in a smaller space – as if you need any excuse to get more candy!

October 15

Halloween Happenings
Veterans Park, North Brunswick
Visit the park for a costume contest, trunk-or-treating, pumpkin painting and more fun activities for kids.

October 21

4-H Trunk-or-Treat
Ted Blum 4-H Center, Bridgewater
Bring your treat bags to collect lots of candy. There will be crafts and games as well.

October 22

Creepy Jeep Boo at the Zoo
Cape May Zoo, Cape May
This special Trunk-or-Treat includes a Jeep decorating contest, costume contest (for kids, adults and groups) and a parade.

Monster Mania
Manalapan Rec Center, Manalapan
Get ready for a haunted trail, scarecrow contest, Halloween house decorating contest, trunk-or-treat, arts and crafts and many more spook-tac-ular activities!

Rev It Up’s Trunk-or-Treat
Robert T. Clyde Memorial Recreation Complex, Berlin Twp.
The entire family can come by for candy, games and prizes.

Halloween Spooktacular
Union Twp.
The Trunk-Or-Treat is followed by the All-Hallows Evening. Trophies will be awarded for first-, second- and third-place car decorations. Afterward, there will be food trucks, a DJ and carnival games.

October 23

Howl-o-Ween Trunk-or-Treat
Animal Welfare Center, Vorhees
There will be treats for people AND pets during this Halloween party.

Fall Festival and Trunk-N-Treat
Pluckemin Presbyterian Church, Pluckemin
In addition to the annual Trunk & Treat, this year’s event will include a bounce house (sponsored by Gus & Bucky’s Car Wash and BMW of Bridgewater), a balloon artist, games, a vendor market, a classic car display, food for purchase and music. A special appearance by the Batmobile is also planned. While you’re there, purchase the perfect pumpkin at the Pumpkin Patch!

Saint Mark Christian Academy parking lot, South River
All are welcome to trick-or-treat through the parking lot, or instead park your car and hand out candy to kids. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This will be held rain or shine.

October 25

John Adams Elementary School, North Brunswick
Trick-or-treat in the circle driveway of the school, then pop into photo booth and listen to some fun music. Make sure you wear your costume!

October 26

Michael J. Tighe Park, Freehold Twp.
Freehold Twp. kids ages 2 – 14 are invited, and must wear a costume. Grab a loot bag. There will be tickets to vote on each spooktacularly decorated vehicle.

October 28

Trunk-or-Treat Mount Laurel
Chick-Fil-A Parking Lot, Mt. Laurel
This event is free and open to the entire family.

Costume Contest and Trunk-or-Treat
Recreation Gym, Belmar
Categories for the costume contest will be Funniest, Scariest and Most Original, plus a group contest. The winners will be announced at the Trunk-or-Treat event outside.

Somerville Spooktacular
Downtown Somerville
There will be three locations for trick-or-treating, a costume contest, pumpkin decorating, hay rides and music.

October 29

North Wildwood
Families are encouraged to bring their vehicles decorated for Halloween. Children will come in costume and visit each car where families will provide treats from the trunks of their cars. There will be no judging of the children’s costumes, but prizes will be awarded to the best decorated vehicles. There will also be music, magic and balloon twisting.

Downtown Bernardsville
This safe trick-or-treat event attracts hundreds of candy seekers.

Trunk-or-Treat & Halloween Movie
Dwyer Lane, Morris Twp.
After getting all your candy, stay to watch “Addams Family 2” on the Ginty Field. There will also be a pumpkin patch, petting zoo and pony rides.

Halloween Trunk-or-Treat
American Legion, Rutherford
This indoor and outdoor event will include candy, music, contests, games and vendors.

Surf City
More details will be announced soon about Surf City’s eighth annual event.

McDonald’s, Neptune
McDonald’s Owner/Operator Julio Morgan Gillis will be hosting a Trunk-or-Treat event from 2 – 4pm at his McDonald’s restaurant at Highways 33 and 35. The event will include a deejay, the local fire department for touch-a-truck, attendance from the Neptune Township Police Department who will be handing out candy, and more! All customers are encouraged to come in costume.

October 30

UMC Red Bank, Red Bank
This Halloween party features DJ Marco Bianculli and a photo booth, games, a costume parade and prizes for best trunk.

Bridgewater United Methodist Church, Bridgewater
Choose a time slot and come in your costume for trick-or-treating and decorating fun. More than 30 trunks are expected.

October 31

Montville Community Park Amphitheater, Montville
Montville Twp. kids from pre-K through Grade 5 are invited to come in costume and trunk-or-treat from car to car.

Fall Festival Trunk-or-Treat
More than 50 vehicles – including police, fire and EMS trucks – will be packed with candy for the taking! Trophies and prizes will be awarded for the best decorated vehicles. There will also be lots of activities, such as inflatable games, coffin selfies, playful ghosts, giant animal skeleton, theater actors, DJ music, hot apple cider and more.

Halloween Trunk-or-Treat Event
City Hall, Asbury Park
Head to City Hall to fill up your bags with all the candy you can eat!

McDonald’s, Paterson
McDonald’s Owner/Operator Alisa Harrison will be hosting a Trunk-or-Treat event from 3- 6 pm at the McDonald’s restaurant at 485-497 Broadway. All customers are encouraged to come in costume, and the first 75 kids dressed up will receive a free Happy Meal!