It’s going to be a “spook-tacular” month! Get the family ready for an action-packed month filled with fun fall and Halloween activities. Check out the events below for free or inexpensive events happening in a town near you.
Friday, October 2 – Sunday, November 1: iPlay America (Freehold) will transform this October to Spooky Spooktacular Halloween! All month long experience a Halloween event like no other in Central NJ. This family friendly event features OVER 50 live show performances, Trick or Treat Trail, decorations and Halloween themed activities for all. This Halloween experience is one you don’t want to miss! For more information, call 732-577-8200.
Friday, October 2 & Saturday, October 3: Spend “An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe” at Historic Allaire Village (Farmingdale). A spookily delightful evening with the Master of Macabre himself: Mr. Poe, presented by Helen McKenna-Uff. Advanced purchase required at just $20 a person. For more information, call 732-919-3500.
Saturday, October 3: The feel-good spirit of Highlands’ Oktoberfest is modeled on the traditional Munich, Germany Oktoberfest with an emphasis on eating, drinking, and dancing while providing something for everyone. The park is festive, the food is great, and the varieties of German beers are even better. This event will be held from 2pm-9pm and guests can enjoy free admission and parking! For more information, call 732-291-4713.
Friday, October 9 & Saturday, October 10: You’re in for a special treat – Historic Allaire Village (Farmingdale) will be holding a reading of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” with Neill Hartley. Enjoy an interactive retelling of the classic american folk tale with your family and friends. Advanced purchase is required at just $20 a person. For more information, call 732-919-3500.
Sunday, October 11: Once again, Allaire Village (Farmingdale) is hosting a 19th Annual Century All Hallow’s Eve event! What IS the origin of the Jack O’Lantern? Why do we trick or treat? Ever wonder what makes Halloween “Halloween?” Find out all about the early traditions that make up Halloween today! There will be free pumpkins (limited), storytelling, children’s games, tractor and wagon rides and so much more! There will also be a costume parade with prizes for children under 12 (three different age categories). For more information, call 732-919-3500.
Sunday, October 18: Asbury Park has conjured up some noteworthy ghosts – a few famous, most lesser-known-to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War for the 7th Annual Historic Ghost Walk. Hear first-hand tales of the battlefield and home-front from ghosts with New Jersey connections. The actors portraying ghosts include talented amateurs (students) and a few professionals. They have studied the history they “channel” and deliver performances that entertain and inform. Some are stationed outside; others perform at a reception for President and Mrs. Lincoln inside the Library’s Terner Gallery. Guests can even walk outside and stroll along the path east of the Museum, encountering ghosts. Head over to the Eden Wooley House grounds (703 Deal Rd, Asbury Park) at 5:30pm. For more information, call 732-531-2136.
Wednesday, October 21: Save the date! The Monmouth Museum presents a Paranormal Expedition & Luncheon at Our House Restaurant (a known haunting) in Farmingdale from 11:30am-2:30pm. The luncheon will be guided by paranormalist, Kathy Kelly. A medium will be present to help connect to the dearly departed and share her experiences. Reserve your seat today! For more information, call 732-224-1993.
Saturday, October 24th: The Highlands will be hosting their 1st Annual Zombie Parade and Pub Crawl! Shamble down Bay Avenue with fellow zombies – makeup artists will be available at 10am and those interested must register for the parade. The pub crawl registration includes limo bus and great discounts at local establishments. For more information, call 732-291-4713.
Happy Halloween, everyone!