OCTOBER 21 - Morris Township - Halloween Treat for Teens. Taught by a professional baker, teens in grades seven and up enjoy baking Halloween treats that may look gross, but are awfully delicious! Come by The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morris Township on Sunday, October 21 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Register early, space is limited: 973-326-7603.Morris Township - Halloween's Twice-As-Nice. Come to Pumpkin Decorating on Sunday, October 21 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township, and use natural plant materials to create one-of-a-kind jack o' lanterns! Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, please call 973-326-7645.
OCTOBER 27Chester Township - A Miller's Halloween. Join the fun coloring pumpkins, creating corn husk dolls and playing old-time games at Cooper Gritsmill in Chester Township. This FREE event takes place on Saturday. October 27, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Don't forget to wear your costume! For more information, please call 908-879-5463.Barnegat Light - Try a another new tradition this fall, with the Bonfire and Halloween storytelling taking place at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park on Saturday October 27 from 6:30 to 8pm in historic Barnegat Light. Chatham Township - Trail Tails at the Great Swamp. Enjoy a memorable night of silly, slightly spooky, nature-themed and Native American storytelling, designed to by enjoyed by everyone! Walking along the dark, wooded trails, you never know who may be lurking around the next bend in the path waiting to tell their story- it could be an eagle, a pirate, or giant Luna Moth! Come out for the annual one-hour trail tails event to celebrate Halloween in a unique way at the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham Township. The event takes place on Saturday, October 27 at 5:30 p.m. Walk is recommended for ages 4 and up, and costs $5 per person. Call soon, space is limited! 973-635-6629. Union Township - Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University will host its annual Pumpkin Patch Day celebration on Saturday, October 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the historic grounds of Liberty Hall. The day features its traditional menu of activities, including pumpkin picking, carving and decorating, Halloween crafts, hayrides, house tours and much more. A new activity this year is a corn maze! Admission is $10 for children, $6 for adults and seniors and free for Liberty Hall Museum members and children under three. Additional charges for pumpkins, food and beverages apply. Liberty Hall is located at 1003 Morris Avenue in Union, New Jersey. For reservations and further information, please call 908-527-0400. Hackettstown - Centenary College will be running a Halloween Party at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 27, 2012, in the Student Activity Center of the Edward W. Seay Administration Building. Members of the community are encouraged to bring their children to this family-friendly event. Many clubs on campus have exciting activities and games planned, including face painting, pumpkin painting, bag decorating and a photo station. Food will also be available, including candy corn, candy apples, lollipops and more. At the conclusion of this event, children and families can participate in a Halloween Parade, which will leave from the back doors of the Edward W. Seay Administration Building at noon. Participants will proceed toward the College's David and Carol Lackland Center, where costume contest winners will be announced. For more information, please call (908) 852-1400, ext. 2426. Madison - Saturday, October 27th from 1 pm to 3 pm, come celebrate Halloween at the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts during the annual event, Tricks-N-Treats. Join us in costume, for a ghoulishly fun afternoon. Have a hauntingly good time playing games, making crafts and nibbling on treats. Get your face painted and join one of our Educators for some Halloween-themed story telling. Guests are also encouraged to explore the new exhibit Orphan to Apprentice: Child Indentures as Social Welfare. Regular admission. Pre-registration is recommended. For more information call 973-377-2982 x12.
OCTOBER 28Morristown - Historic Haunting. Listen to terrifying ghost stories and enjoy a variety of Halloween fun and games at the Historic Speedwell in Morristown. Activities are from 12 Noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 28. Don't forget to wear your costume! For more information, please call 973-285-6550. Millburn - Millburn Fire Department celebrates the 62nd Annual Halloween Parade from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Taylor Park. Walk in the parade route and have your costume judged. Trophies will be awarded. There will be a D.J., food and drinks. Contact Nicole at 973-564-7043 for registration. Morris Township - Historic Halloween Fun. On Sunday, October 28 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township brings you back in time to revisit how Halloween was once celebrated in the 20th century. Decorate Halloween cookies, play games, and enjoy a scavenger hunt around the farm! For more information, please call 973-326-7645.
OCTOBER (Various Dates)The Historic Allaire Village, presents Halloween Hayrides, 2012 on Friday, October 19th, Saturday, October 20th, Friday, October 26th, and Saturday, October 27th, from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. The Halloween Hayride starts in front of the General Store and enters the foreboding woods for a trip into Halloween horror. Hayrides are approximately twenty minutes in length and wagons leave every 15 minutes from the General Store. If you make it through the Hayride alive, take a stroll through our Haunted Village. Scary story-telling will be held in the Carriage House and special Halloween performances will be held in the Allaire Mansion. All are welcome?if you dare! The cost for the hayride is $10/child under 12, $15/Adults. Tickets are limited. The Historic Allaire Village is located in Allaire State Park at 4263 Atlantic Ave. in Farmingdale. For more information, contact 732-919-3500 or www.allairevillage.org Newark - Newark Bears welcome fans into the haunted ballpark this Halloween, as ghosts of Newark's past baseball players come back to terrorize those who attend the second annual "Stadium of Screams." Event dates are October 18-21, 25-28 and 31st from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Admission into the stadium is free. Experience three Haunted Attractions for $20; Hayrides for $5. There will be photo booth themes, carnival games, contests, entertainment and more. Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium is located at 450 Broad Street in Newark. For more information, call 973-848-1000. Bergen County - The Bergen County Zoological Park presents "ZooBoo", offering Halloween fun for the family. ZooBoo hours are Friday, Oct. 26 from 6-9 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 27, from 11 a.m. To 2 p.m. And 6 to 9 p.m. (rain date Oct. 28). Go trick-or-treating in the Zoo, listen to ghostly storytelling and be amazed by magic shows. Get spooked on the Eerie Train Ride from 6:30-9:30 each night (not recommended for young children). The zoo is located at 216 Forest Avenue, River Edge. Tickets are on sale $5 each for ages two and up. For more information contact (201) 262-3771, ext. 110. Barnegat - Operation Halloween and Zombie Outbreak kick off on October 12 and 13. Operation Halloween offers something for all ages to enjoy this season, with scary and scare free zones. Four haunted attractions will be offered Friday October 12 from 3pm to Midnight and Saturday October 13 from 11am to Midnight at the Joseph A Citta Scout Camp 229 Brookville Road in Barnegat NJ. $10 admission ticket includes full access to the apocalyptic Zombie Outbreak, Ghost Manor Hayride and Mid Night Ghost Tour. The Jersey Shore Council BSA will be offering Pumpkin Street Safe Trick or Treat to all visitors free of charge. All of the proceeds will benefit Rotary International programs and other local non profit groups. Ticket information is available at www.operationhalloween.zombieoutbreak.org Tuckerton - Tuckerton Seaport brings back ghosts of pirates, sea captains and other creatures of the deep on October 25, 26 & 27 from 6 too 9pm. Haunted lighthouse, hayrides, and pumpkin patch make it fun of all. For something more devilish, take part in the Revenge of the Jersey Devil Murder Mystery Dinner Show at the Sea Oaks Country Club on October 26 take advantage of the overnight packages and make a weekend of it! Contact Tuckerton Seaport at www.tuckertonseaport.org for ticket information Barnegat - What is Halloween without the classic horror story? Witness three of Poe's most famous mysteries as they are brought to life at Ocean Professional Theatre's matinee or evening performance of The Poe Mysteries on running October 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 at the Bengal Auditorium at Barnegat High School. For tickets visit oceantheatre.org.
NOVEMBER 5Morris Township - A is for Apple. Calling to all our youngest friends, ages three to five years, with an adult, come to The Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township on Monday, November 5 at 11 a.m. to learn the color, tastes, shapes, and flavor of apples. Register early! Space is limited. For more information and to register, please call 973-326-7603.