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Halloween Events in New Jersey 2024

Get ready to be spooked and scared at one of New Jersey's many attractions

Dates: mid-September–early November

Halloween Events in New Jersey
Halloween Events in New Jersey
Halloween Events in New Jersey
Halloween Events in New Jersey
Halloween Events in New Jersey
Asbury Park Zombie Walk 2013

When it comes to scary attractions and haunted houses, no other state can beat New Jersey. Halloween season is the most exciting time of the year here with plenty of fall festivals, costumed parties, fearsome exhibits and terrifying tours.

Great Pumpkin Festival, Vernon (September 14–November 3, 2024)

Great Pumpkin Festival takes place at Heaven Hill Farms every fall. The largest and greatest pumpkin fair in Northern New Jersey occupies 110 acres (45 ha). The festival features over 40 fun-filled activities and rides for the whole family. Visitors can ride a Hay Wagon Tractor, find their favorite Jack-o'-lantern, wonder in “Down on the Farm” Corn-Maze, watch pigs race and see a petting zoo full of bunnies, cows, chicks, and goats. Other attractions include Spider Web Crawl, Monster Sling Shots, Boo Barn, Dancing Robot Show, Duck Racing, Vortex Tunnel, Obstacle course, and other fun things to try. Besides, Heaven Hill Farms hosts the Trick Or Treat Trail And Costume Contest on October 31 for Children aged 12 and under. Entertainment for an additional fee includes carnival rides, an Apple Cannon, a Paintball Range, Gem Mining, Wine Tasting, kettle corn, and apple cider donuts, as well as an impressive selection of pumpkins and mums.

Fright Fest at Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson (September 7–November 3, 2024)

Fright Fest is a seasonal Six Flags Great Adventure that celebrates Halloween. The park is filled with zombies, mummies, vampires, and ghouls. Special attractions include seven haunted mazes and five scare zones throughout the park. Visitors get frightened on every corner. Ghouls take over the park three times per day for their hunting rituals. Kids Boo Fest runs simultaneously with Fright Fest. Boo Fest is more family-friendly, with trick-or-treating, fall festivities, fun character photo ops, and Halloween treats.

Asbury Park Zombie Walk (October 2024)

The Asbury Park Zombie Walk is the beloved New Jersey Halloween procession. It was the largest zombie walk recognized by Guinness World Records. It usually gathers 4,000-10,000 participants wearing zombie costumes and make-up. Asbury Park Broadwalk is filled with walking zombies at dusk and also thousands of spectators who come to see this epic event. The zombie jamboree at the seaside town of Asbury Park was first organized in 2007. Participants usually gather at Convention Hall and start walking from 4 pm to 8 pm. The night ends with fireworks.

Woodbridge Ghost Walk (October 5, 2024)

Another popular attraction is Woodbridge Ghost Walk, a seasonal guided tour into the mystic history of New Jersey. Costumed guides tell scary stories about the first settlers, the Revolutionary War, and much more. During a 1-hour tour, participants can meet the famous local residents: Diva of Darkness, Mistress of Madness, Keeper of the Crypts and Ghost Writer for Haunted History Productions, Miss Cookie, and many more. There is a Vampire and Zombie parade, too! Tours leave from Tanzman Park on E. Park Ave. every 15 minutes from 5:30 to 8 pm. Advance tickets are $15. Standby tickets at the Tanzman Park entrance are $20 (cash only).

Hoboken Halloween Pub Crawls (October 26-27, 2024)

When it comes to partying, it's hard to surpass Hoboken, NJ. The city is the state's favorite destination for bars, lounges, and clubs. On Halloween, Hoboken naturally features hundreds of special activities and primarily the Annual Halloween Bar Crawl. The most massive fall event in Hoboken is also one of the most anticipated in the whole state. So put on your scariest costume and demand your treats! Tickets are $19. The price includes up to 50% off drink specials, up to 20% off food specials, holiday-themed drinks, live music, and DJs.

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