60+ Free Things To Do with New Jersey Kids in October

Free Events Throughout New Jersey for Kids and Families in October 2018
Take the little ones trick-or-treating at HalloWheaton, a free, family-friendly event  at WheatonArts. Photo courtesy of WheatonArts

There are no tricks here, just treats! We present more than 60 free events taking place in October throughout New Jersey. Save your money for candy and costumes, and load up on dozens of no-cost events every day of the month. Food, crafts, and fall fun are on tap at free harvest festivals that include Hoboken Harvest Festival, Pierfest 4th Annual Fall Festival, Dunellen HarvestFest, Harvest Homecoming at the Frazee House, and many more.

Check out admission-free pumpkin spectaculars like Pumpkin Fest 2018, the South Jersey Pumpkin Show Festival, and the 26th Annual Pumpkin Festival. And of course, October tops off with the main event of the season: Halloween. Throw on those costumes and head over to free celebrations including trunk-or-treats in Wildwood, Westfield, and Glassboro, and parades in Maplewood, Seaside Heights, and Toms River.

Read on for this month's picks! For more free and low-cost fun, check out our Event Calendar, as well as our Fall Fun Guide for New Jersey Kids and more Free Halloween events.

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