Visitors can get ready for the season with a visit to the 14th annual Scarecrow Stroll in Cranford. Photo by the author
Visitors can get ready for the season with a visit to the 14th annual Scarecrow Stroll in Cranford. Photo by the author

The Best Halloween Events in New Jersey for Families in 2021

Spooktacular news, New Jersey: Halloween 2021 is on its way, bringing with it a slew of family-friendly Halloween events! Grab your calendars, and start plotting your seasonal frights. From over-the-top fun at theme parks like Six Flags Fright fest to animal-centric celebrations like Cape May's Boo at the Zoo, terrifying haunts like the 13th Hour, and plenty of farm-centric fun, here are the best Halloween activities in New Jersey for kids and families.

Be sure to bookmark this post, as we plan to update it throughout the month with all the upcoming must-do events. Check out our Halloween and Fall Fun Guides for even more thrills.

As always, if an event piques your interest, click through to our listing for all the details, including addresses and times. And keep in mind: Really cool things to do with kids often book up quickly, so register or buy your tickets ASAP.

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Places featured in this article:


St. Michaels Farm Preserve

Downtown Westfield

Historic Smithville & Village Greene

Columbus Farmers Market
Fall Festival at Ort Farms
Ort Farms - 10:00 AM Pick
Fall Fest at A. Casola Farms
A. Casola Farms - 8:00 AM
Scarecrows in the Garden
Frelinghuysen Arboretum - 8:00 AM
Alstede Farms Corn Maze
Alstede Farms - 9:00 AM
Holland Ridge Farms U-Pick Sunflowers
Holland Ridge Farms - 9:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides