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30+ local Halloween events & activities for a SPOOK-tacular time!

2018 Halloween events guide

October 9, 2018

Thursday October 18, 2018

6-8pm

Trunk R Treat

Trinity Church – 213 Main St, Hackettstown, NJ

Candy, games, prizes, DJ, food vendors, photo booth!


Friday October 19, 2018 


5-10pm

Mr. Hush Weekend of Fear

Wild West City – 50 Lackawanna Dr, Stanhope, NJ 

Come out to a haunted Wild West for the Halloween/Convention of the year.  Enjoy a spooky steam train, zombie and monster cowboys, scary shows, a haunted old west town, celebrity guests, vendors, children’s costume parade, panning for gold, barnyard zoo and so much more.

Adult $35, Child $25, 4 and under free.  Weekend pass $60.

www.mrhush.net


6-9pm

Halloween Kid’s Night Out 

Riverside Kids - 1892 State Highway 57, Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Dress in costume and bring a Halloween basket for trick or treating!  Ages 3 and up.

Call 908-684-JUMP (5867) to register


6:30-8pm

Halloween Costume Party! Pumpkins and Peppa!

The Little Gym of Roxbury - 470 Route 10 West, Ledgewood, NJ 07852

Costume parade, gymnastics, snacks and more! 4 months-12 years. 

$20 per child member, $25 non members

Call 973-537-0990 or www.thelittlegym.com/roxburynj


Saturday October 20, 2018 


Noon-10pm

Mr. Hush Weekend of Fear

Wild West City – 50 Lackawanna Dr, Stanhope, NJ 

Come out to a haunted Wild West for the Halloween/Convention of the year.  Enjoy a spooky steam train, zombie and monster cowboys, scary shows, a haunted old west town, celebrity guests, vendors, children’s costume parade, panning for gold, barnyard zoo and so much more.

Adult $35, Child $25, 4 and under free.  Weekend pass $60.

www.mrhush.net


5-7pm

Mount Arlington Halloween Bash

Fireman’s Field, 1 Alternbrand Ave, Mount Arlington, NJ 07856

Costume contest for ages 12 and under, trunk or treat with decorating contest, concession stand.  CASH ONLY.



Sunday October 21, 2018 


11am-4pm

Mr. Hush Weekend of Fear

Wild West City – 50 Lackawanna Dr, Stanhope, NJ 

Come out to a haunted Wild West for the Halloween/Convention of the year.  Enjoy a spooky steam train, zombie and monster cowboys, scary shows, a haunted old west town, celebrity guests, vendors, children’s costume parade, panning for gold, barnyard zoo and so much more.

Adult $35, Child $25, 4 and under free.  Weekend pass $60.

www.mrhush.net


1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

Whippany Railway Museum’s Halloween Express

1 Railroad Plaza at Intersection of Rt 10 W and Whippany Road, Whippany, NJ

Ride aboard  the 10 mile, 45 minute roundtrip spooky fun “Halloween Express”

www.whippanyrailwaymuseuum.net or 973-887-8177 for more information


11am-2pm

Halloween Fun Run 5k benefiting Randolph Regional Animal Shelter

Freedom Park, 645 Millbrook Ave, Randolph, NJ

Bake sale, auction, fun and games. Prizes for best costumes!  For adults, kids and pets!

Pre-register $15/pp or $25/family; day of is $20/pp or $30/family 

Call 973-886-1485 or email doggie54@optonline.net


Thursday October 25, 2018 

5:30-7pm

Healthy Halloween Party and Parade

Shoprite of Mansfield – 1965 Rt 57 W, Hackettstown, NJ

Create a spooky snack, fun craft and then trick or treat throughout all the departments


6:30-7:30pm

Halloween at R-R-Roxbury

Roxbury High School Turf Field, 1 Bryant Drive, Succasunna, NJ 

Register.communitypass.net/Roxbury

Rain Date Mon Oct 29


Friday October 26, 2018 

10am

Halloween Toddler Time Party!

Riverside Kids - 1892 State Highway 57, Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Ages 4 and under. Trick or treating, snack, craft and playtime. $10/first child, $5 additional sibling

Call 908-684-JUMP (5867) to register.


11am-2pm

Halloween Play and Movie 

Clown Around - 186 Gold Mine Rd Unit 2, Flanders, NJ 07836

Wear Your costume to celebrate Halloween!  Take a break in the party room and enjoy free popcorn and a movie.  Can also bring your own snack or lunch.  Chance to win FREE open play. 


4-5:30pm

CCM Halloween Happenings

County College of Morris – 214 Center Grove Rd, Randolph, NJ

Come for safe indoor  trick or treating!  Listen to silly and spooky tales by professional story tellers and design whimsical holiday craft.  Admission is FREE and appropriate for elementary age.


5-8pm

Ticklez Halloween Bash!

61 International Drive South, Budd lake, NJ 07828

Play time, costume contest, pumpkin decorating and games for entire family!  Chances to win free play passes.  Food and drinks included!  Sure to be a scary good time!

1 adult/1child is $25 ($20 if purchased online before event date)

www.ticklezplaycenter.com


Saturday October 27, 2018 

10am-1pm

Trunk or Treat – Calleremi Cadillac of Budd Lake

385 US HWY 46 East

Budd Lake, NJ 07828


10am-2pm

76th Annual Morristown Recreation Halloween Parade and Celebration

Lidgerwood Park, Morristown, NJ

Prizes will be awarded to scariest, best and most original costumes in various age groups!  


11am-2pm

Halloween Spooktacular at the Morris Museum

6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ 

Enjoy spooky science, crafting, trick or treat scavenger hunt and costume parade!  FREE with museum admission.

www.morrismuseum.org/family-fun-days


1pm and 2:30pm

A Miller’s Halloween at Cooper Gristmill

Cooper’s Gristmill - 66 Route 513, Chester, NJ 07930

Come in costume for a spook-tacular storytelling.  Create corn husk dolls, play games and tour the gristmill.


1-2:30pm

Teeny Tiny Trails Tales at Great Swamp Education Center

Explore the trails during daylight with a guide. Hunt for hidden surprises and listen to storytellers in the woods. Ages 2-5 years.  Register in advance.

973-635-6629





2-4pm

Rockaway Mall Boo Bash

301 Mt Hope Ave, Rockaway, NJ 

Jungle Dave will perform magic, games to play, win prizes and enjoy treats!


230-5pm

5th Annual Halloween Downtown

The Gazebo at Main St and West Moore St, Hackettstown, NJ

Parade line up is at Centenary University and goes down West Moore to Main St and ends at Gazebo.  Parade starts at 3pm.  Prizes for best costume in various age groups.


3pm

2nd Annual Morris Township Trunk or Treat/Movie and Bonfire

Ginty Recreation complex, 45 Woodland Ave, Morristown, NJ

3pm trunk or treat, 7pm movie featuring Monster House and bonfire to follow


4pm-7pm

Trunk or Treat

Netcong Train Station – 78 Main St, Netcong, NJ

Music/entertainment by Joe Joe. Consider donation to benefit St. Michael’s Food Pantry


5-7pm

Chester Township Trunk or Treat

Chubb Park, 290 W. Main St, Chester, NJ 

Treats, music and costume contest with prizes, bonfire!


5:30-7:45pm

Trail Tales at Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center

Southern Boulevard, Chatham Township, NJ 

Ages 6 and up. Hear silly, slightly spooky and nature themed tales told by costumed storytellers along the decorated nighttime trails.  $3pp

Register in advance 973-635-6629


6pm-8:30pm

Monster Mash Dash and Glow Run

Turkeybrook Park, 30 Flanders Rd, Budd Lake, NJ 07828

Mash Dash is Halloween themed walk during twilight hours on paved walkways. Strollers welcome, no pets please!  Glow Run is Halloween themed 3k through the park during twilight hours, each person receives a glow stick.  Bonfire, food, hayride and treat stations!

Register.communitypass.net 

$10pp prior to 25th; Onsite registration $20pp 4 and under FREE.


6-9pm

Halloween Kid’s Night Out 

Riverside Kids - 1892 State Highway 57, Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Dress in costume and bring a Halloween basket for trick or treating!  Ages 3 and up.

Call 908-684-JUMP (5867) to register


Sunday October 28, 2018 

1-3:30pm

Historic Halloween Happenings

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm - 73 Kahdena Rd, Morristown, NJ 

Play festive Halloween games, decorate cookies, try on old-fashioned costumes.  Take a guided walk and find all the jack-o-lanterns hiding in the woods!


1-4pm

Teal Pumpkin Spooktacular

The Willow School – 1150 Pottersville Rd, Gladstone, NJ 

Fun for the whole family in a safe environment for kids with food allergies and families who want to celebrate Halloween without candy! Trick or treating, slime making, face painting, pumpkin painting, potion making, scarecrow decorating, crafts, story time

RSVP www.tinyurl.com/willowteal


2-5pm

Trunk-or-Treat Fall Festival

Immanuel Lutheran Church – 40 Coleman Rd, Long Valley, NJ

Fun games, snacks and caramel apple decorating.  Feel free to dress in your favorite costume!



Tuesday October 30, 2018 

11:15am

Halloween Toddler Time Party!

Riverside Kids - 1892 State Highway 57, Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Ages 4 and under. Trick or treating, snack, craft and playtime. $10/first child, $5 additional sibling

Call 908-684-JUMP (5867) to register.



Wednesday October 31, 2018 

10:45am

Halloween Toddler Time Party!

Riverside Kids

1892 State Highway 57, Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Ages 4 and under. Trick or treating, snack, craft and playtime. $10/first child, $5 additional sibling

Call 908-684-JUMP (5867) to register.


1:30pm

Halloween Bash 3 and under!

The Little Gym of Roxbury

470 Route 10 West, Ledgewood, NJ 07852

FREE for members, $10 non members


7-9pm

16th Annual Safe Trick or Treat Halloween Party

Mount Olive Middle School, Wolfe Road, NJ

Ages 14 and under.  Will be candy, glow sticks, games, a DJ and prizes for best costumes.

*Mt Olive Residents Only


4:30-7:30pm

Ten Thirty One Carnival – Hillside Church

113 S. Hillside Ave, Succasunna, NJ 

Non-scary costume please!  There will be pizza, games, crafts, bounce house, good bags, face painting, cotton candy and more!  FREE admission


4:30-6:30pm

Blairstown Rotary Club Halloween Parade

Post Office- 39 Main St, Blairstown, NJ

Parade will start at 5pm and end at Blairstown Agway with cash prizes for best costume in two age groups.  Refreshments will be served.