No Halloween Party? No Problem..There are a number of things to enjoy this Halloween weekend to experience the season! Check out the list below put together by New Jersey Leisure Guide! I would love to know your favorites!
Halloween Central Jersey has many “scary” and “not so scary”, frightful shows, events, and parades that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
We have put on our costumes and headed into the dark of night with a full moon to search haunted houses, cemeteries, and pumpkin patches for ghosts, goblins, and skeletons to come up with the best Halloween events for families with kids. Caution: many of these events are Soooo scary that they are not recommended for children under 8. Suggest you call ahead to confirm age appropriateness.
Note: Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.
Stay tuned — we will be updating this list as the event sponsors confirm this year’s events.
Halloween Central New Jersey 2021 Events
Very Scary Halloween Events
Trap Door Escape Room
60 White Street
Red Bank, NJ
Open seven days/week
These are spooky physical adventure games in which people coordinate in “Creepy” rooms with other participants and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within a set time limit.
Must be 14 or older to enter alone. Ages 10-13 can enter if accompanied by an adult.
September 10 – October 31: The park will operate from 2 to 10 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and from 5 p.m. with varying closing times on Friday evenings
Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Boulevard
Jackson, NJ 08527
Caution: The park is family-friendly by day, but they turn up the terror at dusk!
From 2 to 6 p.m, families and young thrill-seekers will experience HALLOWFEST Thrills by Day.
Chills by Night begins at 6 p.m. and will feature four scare zones, three shows, and three haunted mazes available outdoors in the wide-open midways, plus one indoor haunted maze.
Nightmare at Gravity Hill
1005 Farmingdale Road
Weekends beginning September 17 and ending on October 30, 2021
Located on five acres of farmland, there are over a dozen scary scenes & settings in it’s Graveyard and its Haunted Fields. Expect a 35 minute walk amongst chilling, haunted trails with creepy themes and adventures.
The curse of Gravity Hill features an extensive cast of terrifying ghouls, zombies, creepy clowns and other denizens of the night.
Casola Farms – Haunted Attractions
Weekends, beginning Friday, September 24th and ending Sunday, October 31st, 2021
131 South Main Street
Featuring 4 Terrifying Attractions: The Haunted Hayride of Terror, 3d Haunted Barn, Haunted Wooded Trail, and the Marlboro Zombie Breakout
Field Of Terror
Open weekends Friday, Saturday & Sunday beginning on Friday, September 24th and ending on Sunday, October 31st, 2021
831 Windsor Perrineville Rd
East Windsor, NJ
Website/Tickets — No on-site tickets sales, every one must buy a timed ticket before arriving
Choose from 4 terror filled events and one non-scary Family Friendly flashlight corn maze for those who are less brave.
Scary Rotten Farms – Haunted Experience
Berry Fresh Farms
151 Brick Blvd.
Brick Township, NJ 08723
Not for anybody under the age of 13, unless accompanied by an adult
Weekends, beginning Friday, Septemeber 24th ending Saturday, October 30, 2021
3 Terrifying Haunts:
Twisted Tales, Sinister Sneed’s Chaotic Carbival of Chaos, and Blackened Plaque
COVID SAFETY MEASURES will be in place.
120 South Branch Rd.
Weekends, beginning Friday, Septemeber 24th ending Sunday, October 31, 2021
This year Scare Farm will again be hosting 3 Great Attractions, and after the great response of last season our Creepy Hollow, Paranoia Walking Trails and The Slayride – Hayride will again be one continuous Attraction for One Price.
Oasis Island of Terror
3 Circle Drive
Weekends beginning Friday, October 1, until Saturday, October 30, 2021
The featured Scary attractions are “The Woods Have Eyes” and “Blackout.” They also have The Sawmill Escape room. A realistic escape room experience, where the last piece of the puzzle is YOU!
During the daytime, the attractions include: U-pick your own pumpkins, Fall sand art, Haunted (decorated) Fun Zone, Haunted Gem Mine, and the Fossil Adventure.
Asbury Park Zombie Walk and Undead Festival!
Saturday, October 2, 2021; 1pm – 6pm
Asbury Park Boardwalk
Asbury Park, NJ
The New Jersey Zombie Walk is dedicated to all things horror and zombie. The undead outbreak was born in Asbury Park in 2008, and every year since the zombie horde has increased in size, rocketing the event further and further towards a total citywide takeover. Prior to 2014 when the Zombie Pub Crawl in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, with over 15,000 zombies was listed by the Guinness Book of World records for the “largest gathering of zombies”, the Asbury Park Zombie Walk with over 10,000 held that record.
At 1pm, arrive in costume. Zombie Walk Info & Merchandise tables will be set up right along the Boardwalk. At 4pm the Zombie walk begins on the Boardwalk, heading from Convention Hall down the boards towards the Casino where it will turn onto Cookman Avenue and head towards the Downtown! The Zombie Walk route ends outside of Johnny Macs House of Spirits on Main Street. Judging for the Costume Contest will take place on the stage outside of JMacs immediately after the Zombie Walk!
The Haunting at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel
Selected dates from October 14th thru October 30th, 2021
Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel
1401 Ocean Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Cost: $35 +
Experience a Halloween tour of 13 haunted rooms @ The Berkeley Hotel in Asbury Park, NJ, along with a VIP speakeasy featuring Halloween-themed food & drinks! The Haunting is all new for 2021 – experience the haunted ballrooms and tour through an all new level of the spooky hotel. More Frights, More Scare Actors and More Fun. Also, make sure to add tickets for the Last Ride Immersive Coffin Experience as well as the Prisoner Maze. VIP’s (21+) get access to our Halloween Speakeasy Bar. This scary event includes strobe lighting, serious terror and loud music.
Brookdale Haunted Theater
selected dates from October 15th to October 30th, 2021
Brookdale Community College Performing Arts Center
765 Newman Springs Rd.
Lincroft, NJ 07738
Brookdale’s annual Haunted Theater – designed, built and run by current and former students – is a delightfully scary, tormented trip through evil creatures, ghouls and ghosts, bloody body parts, and more. The popular Haunted Theater redefines “stage fright” for its many visitors during the walking tour of a maze of blood-chilling rooms.
Haunts In The Park
Thursday, October 28th, 2021; 5pm & 6pm( Rain date: Friday, October 29th)
1001 River Avenue
Point Pleasant Boro, NJ
Cost; 2$ for the G rated (for younger Children) walk @5pm. $5 for the 6pm more scary Haunted Trail guided walk (may not be appropriate for younger children)
Not So Scary Halloween Events
Northlandz Halloween Train Rides
Saturday & Sundays, October 2 – 31, 2021
495 Highway 202 South
Flemington, NJ 08822
This event features outdoor spooky train rides with a Pumpkin Pie eating contest, Halloween parade, Games & Prizes, Music Concert , Food Trucks, a Pumpkin Painting contest, and more.
BlueClaws Laser Light Shows
October 8th & 9th, 2021; Gates open for each show at 6:00 pm and each show begins at 7:00 pm (Rain or Shine)
2 Stadium Way
Tickets are available now for just $18 for adults and $12 for juniors (12/under).
The show is choreographed to a set of spooky music is sure to excite fans with a one-of-a-kind show across the Jersey Shore sky. Food and drink will be available at the ballpark. The Boardwalk, presented by Toyota World of Lakewood, with popular boardwalk games, plus the BlueClaws mini golf course, will both be open during the event.
The night will also be Halloween-themed. Kids are encouraged to come dressed up in costume and take part in a costume contest. The contest winner will earn a 2022 BlueClaws Luxury Suite for their family, to be used in April or May, subject to availability.
Night of Frights
October 22, 23, 2021: @6pm
The Historic Village at Allaire
4263 Atlantic Ave.
Cost: $10 – $15
Enjoy the village grounds and historic buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries…visit with ghosts, ghouls, and monsters. Storytelling at the Chapel; a special night out at the Blacksmith Shop; the Manager’s House with fortune-telling for your entertainment; Mr. Allaire’s Macabre House; the Carriage House with legendary spirits; the towering four story shadows of the General Store stocked with seasonal goods; and don’t forget treats at the Bakery plus our very own Haunted Food Truck! New for 2021: TWO twisted, scary, creepy trails that will give you goosebumps In the dark of the night, from woods to historic homes, the Historic Village at Allaire takes on a twist for the Halloween season. Costumed ghouls, Glow In The Dark Bubble Witch Show, & Fire Juggler.
October 23rd, 24th, 30th & 31st, 2021: from 12-4pm each day.
300 Ocean Ave
Point Pleasant, NJ
This family event features the aquarium, mini golf, arcade games, a treat from the sweet shop. Wear a light-up pumpkin necklace and take home a Halloween bag.
Annual Toms River Halloween Parade
October 30th, 2021; @ 7pm
Toms River Center
Main Street and Route 37,
Reported to be the 2nd the largest Parades of it’s type in the world by Guiness Book of World Records! It’s a parade with plenty of floats and decorative Halloween themed attractions. Arrive early. It is recommended you arrive about 2 hours prior to the start of the parade. This allows time to get settled and comfortable so the parade can begin on time. In the past, people have put chairs out even earlier. Parade starts at 7:00 pm, from the Toms River Center located at Main Street and Route 37, proceeding South on Main Street, then east on Washington Street and concludes at Hooper Avenue. Most trophies will be distributed at 101 Hooper Avenue, Ocean County Administration Building
October 31, 2021; 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Main Street, and Borough Hall!
Community event presented by Somerville Recreation & Downtown Somerville Alliance. Enjoy music, activities, and entertainment on Division Street, Main Street, and Borough Hall!. Participating merchants will be handing out candy to trick or treaters! Free parking in lots 1, 2, and 4 as a treat for parents.
(2021) “Discover The Best Halloween Events This Year”. New Jersey Leisure Guide, https://www.new-jersey-leisure-guide.com/halloween.html