Off The Beaten Path Halloween: Where to find unusual Halloween activities in NJ

Halloween is a time of year when we search for new and fun things to do with our NJ kids. There are plenty of spooky events, but why not try something unique this year? Sling a pumpkin with the family, settle in for some classic ghostly tales ! If you are in the mood for something different this Halloween, we’ve got you covered. Check out our list of “off the beaten path” Halloween events for NJ kids and families.

Last Fling Pumpkin and Football Sling, (Poconos, PA)
The pumpkin slinging competition will have youth and adult groups using trebuchets and catapults to compete for prizes and the grand champion trophy. Other highlights of the weekend include historic bus tours, crafts, food, hot air balloon launches, kids’ corner activity area (including mini catapulting and pumpkin toss activities), archery activities for kids and more.  908-283-0721

Something Wicked This Way Comes  (Madison, NJ)
This unique event keeps it simple and scary! The quintessence of the classic horror canon, Bram Stoker’s "Dracula" has terrified and thrilled generations of readers and audiences. The story’s chilling suspense, decadence, and Gothic humor will come to life as a staged reading when the Theatre’s esteemed company of artists reimagine Count Dracula’s quest for blood.  973-408-5600