Get dressed up for Halloween at Von Thun Farm's Pumpkin Party. Photo courtesy of the farm
Get dressed up for Halloween at Von Thun Farm's Pumpkin Party. Photo courtesy of the farm

Halloween Weekend Things To Do in New Jersey: Parades, Parties, and More

It's a weekend full of chills and thrills as Halloween finally arrives. Scare up some treats at these preschool-friendly Halloween events, an outdoor trunk-or-treat in West Orange, and a spooky scavenger hunt at Fosterfields Historic Farm. It's your last chance to enjoy the life-like dinos at the Meadowlands plus popular seasonal events at Six Flags Hallowfest and Skylands Stadium's Jack-o'-Lantern Experience

Halloween is on, according to the governor. Still, if you'd like to stay close to home, we've rounded up creative, fun alternatives to trick-or-treating, plus easy pumpkin carving ideas and giggle-inducing Halloween jokes. For an extra-special seasonal treat, Netflix is helping you transform your home into a virtual haunted house.

As always, you can find even more things to do in our Event Calendar. While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and practicing social distancing. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our event calendar to find something else to do.

Places featured in this article:


West Orange Farmer's Market

St. Michaels Farm Preserve
upcoming events

Wild West City
upcoming events
(Sat Oct 2, 2021 - Sun Oct 31, 2021) Haunted Wild West Fest

Downtown Cranford
upcoming events
(Fri Oct 15, 2021 - Sun Oct 31, 2021) 14th Annual Scarecrow Stroll

Stew Leonard's
upcoming events
(Wed Sep 15, 2021 - Sun Oct 31, 2021) Free Halloween Drive-Thru at Stew's

Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari
upcoming events
(Fri Sep 10, 2021 - Sun Oct 31, 2021) Six Flags Great Adventure Fright Fest

Skylands Stadium
upcoming events
(Fri Oct 1, 2021 - Sun Nov 7, 2021) Jack-O-Lantern Experience

Wagner Farm Arboretum
upcoming events
(Thu Oct 7, 2021 - Sat Oct 30, 2021) Wagner Farm Arboretum Brite Nites Drive-Thru
Library of Congress National Book Festival
Library of Congress and Virtual - 9:00 AM Pick
Fall Festival at Ort Farms
Ort Farms - 10:00 AM Pick
Story Pirates Story Creation Zone
Online Link to Be Provided - 7:00 PM Pick
Annual Oktoberfest Fun at Morey’s Piers
Morey's Piers - various times Pick
Fall Fest at A. Casola Farms
A. Casola Farms - 8:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
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