We didn’t really get much of a Halloween the last couple of years, did we? We are hoping that no early snow storms (2011) or hurricanes (2012) infringe on the many festivities happening here in South Jersey this year!
Whether you’re a single waiting to sport a sexy costume, or a family looking for a pumpkin patch, we’ve got something for everyone in this comprehensive guide. Looking for the perfect costume? Check out our Costume Guide!
KIDS, FAMILY & HAYRIDES
Pumpkin Picking Hayrides @ Springdale Farms (Cherry Hill)
The pumpkin picking hayride season runs through October 30th. The rides run at select times on weekdays and weekends. Private Hayrides are also available and make for a fabulous fall party! Join your buddies, BYO, and hayride down to a private campfire, where you can make s’mores and memories with your friends. Weekdays: 11am, 2pm and 4pm • Weekends: 10am-3:30pm every half hour.
Silver Diner Halloween Party (Cherry Hill)
Tuesday, October 29: The Silver Diner’s best party of the year! Come dressed in your scariest, prettiest or most original costume. 2131 New Jersey 38, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Corn Maze at Springdale Farms (Cherry Hill)
The corn maze is open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and can be booked along with a campfire hayride, educational hayride, or a birthday party. Tickets are $9 for adults 13 and older and $7.50 for children 4 to 12. Feel free to visit other on-site attractions while there, including the bakery that makes delicious pies from fresh produce.
Maugeri Farms HARVEST DAYS (Swedesboro)
On Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 5pm, hayride through decorated cornfieldsout to the Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin Patch. The ride stops to allow time for families to find the perfect pumpkins. Then load back up and travel back through the corn field. Due to popular demand, Maugeri Farms will be having hayrides every weekend in October this year!
The Pumpkin Patch 2011 (Blackwood)
Join us Saturday October 26 from 11am to 2pm for a great time for the kids who are not ready for a frightening ride through the woods! Everyone rides the hay wagon through the woods to the pumpkin patch. Pick out your very own pumpkin at the pumpkin patch and munch on an apple on the ride back. Date: October 22nd, 11:00am – 2:00pm, Tickets: $6 for all ages
Fairy Ball at Discovery Museum (Cherry Hill)
Friday, October 11, 2013, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
$30 per ticket. Member children $25. All adults $5.. The Fairy Queen has requested your presence at the royal Fairy Ball. Upon your arrival, your name will be announced to everyone at court. From there you can do fun fairy crafts, take pictures in a photo booth, dance the night away and enjoy a carriage ride courtesy of Okey Doke Ranch. Mom and Pop Party will be painting faces, and Sweet and Sassy will be in attendance to get your princess up-do ready. Don’t forget to wear your best royal attire! Please call 856-424-1233
Halloween Hoot-E-Nanny (Cherry Hill)
Friday, October 25, 2013 • 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Come into the museum for a happily haunted Halloween! Make your way through each Halloween themed exhibit. You’ll have a chance to do Halloween crafts and show off your best dance moves. Then, come outside for Trunk or Treat! You can trick or treat from the trunks of cars in the museum parking lot! Kick off Halloween early with the Discovery Museum.
Mum Madness and Pumpkin Parade Family Festival (Camden)
October 12th & 13th, 2013 • 1:00-4:00 pm: Camden Children’s Garden’s salute to Autumn and our mascot Mum Bear with pumpkin crafts, a pumpkin story and pumpkin activities, all set in the blazing colors of the Garden’s beautiful chrysanthemums. For a small fee, you can purchase and paint a pumpkin to take home (while supplies last). Stop by the Fall Flavors Concession Stand.
Halloween in the Park (Voorhees)
Sunday, October 28, 2012 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Come in costume, do a craft, hear reader’s theater, parade around library and collect candy. All ages. John Connolly Memorial Park
Goblins in the Garden Family Festival (Camden)
October 26th & 27th • 1:00-4:00pm: Come in costume and have howling good time. Take a Haunted Train Ride; encounter characters throughout the garden, meet the bumbling burglars and have your fortune told. Trick or Treat during the Costume Parade. Celebrate the Mexican tradition of “Día de los Muertos,” a fun and educational activity for the whole family. Stop by the Creepy concession stand to purchase some fall goodies.
Annual Maple Shade Halloween Parade (Maple Shade)
October 31, 4pm – 6pm. The Maple Shade Civic Activities Committee is hosting this year’s parade beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 31.
Barclay Farmstead Tours (Cherry Hill)
Wednesdays: 12 – 4 pm • 1st Sunday of each month: 12 – 4 pm
Cherry Hill Township is pleased to announce the return of public hours at the historic Barclay Farmstead! Spend an afternoon enjoying over 30 acres of preserved farmland including the historic farmhouse, nature trails, playground, picnic area and community gardens. Admission: FREE for Cherry Hill Residents, children 12 and under, and members of the Friends of Barclay Farmstead. All others: $5, $3 for Seniors and students 13 and over
Zombie Chase 5K Run (Collingswood)
Oct 26, 2013 • 8:30am – 10:00pm: Get your zombie on! The whole family can get into the Halloween spirit, while burning calories, at this fun theme event. Prizes for top female and male competitors in each age range. Knight Park, Collingswood, NJ
Safe Trick or Treating (Collingswood)
Pleas note offical trick-or-treating hours for little ones in Colls are 2pm – 6pm.
HAUNTED HAYRIDES & ATTRACTIONS
Night of Terror at Creamy Acres Farms (Mullica Hill)
6 awesome Attractions, including one of South Jersey’s largest and scariest haunted hayrides. Descend into the Mayhem of Darkness to find out what evil lurks in the shadows. Can you find your escape or be lost to the creatures of the Dreaded Cornfield Maze. The perfect storm will send chills down your spine in the Frozen Tundra. Come meet the most twisted and demented clowns you can find in the 3D Funhouse. And new for 2013, Zombie Mayhem! Weeknights, 6-9pm • Weekends, 6-10pm $30pp
Haunted Paintball Hayride at Creamy Acres Farm (Mullica Hill)
This unique event is separate from Creamy Acre’s Night of Terror and other attractions. New for 2013, it’s your last chance at survival against the flesh-hungry zombies of Creamy Acres! Climb aboard the only wagon to safety and take control of the mounted paintball guns to defend yourself and the other riders from a much unwanted invasion. Several different scenes and props provide for ample targets, giving riders the option of focusing on a single threat or taking down multiple targets. Don’t think you’re out of the woods just because you’re armed, though… $25pp
The Prison (Mount Holly)
We welcome those who wish to brave these haunted halls! We invite you to come see firsthand the twisted conditions that have befallen this once historic prison! Become witness to the horrors! Experience the nightmarish order of “The Hole”, and testify to the fact that you’ve encountered the unspeakable! Enter “The Prison”, where the only thing that escapes is your fear! Open from 8-11PM on Fridays and Saturdays through November 2nd. Not recommended for children under the age of 8.
Bamboo Gardens Walk of Fear (Southampton)
A twisted maze of Bamboo Horror. A night of unimaginable Terror that will haunt your dreams for weeks to come. Scream your way through Bubbas playground, enter the claustrophobic tunnel. Take on the Asylum, Roam the Bone Yard, Escape Blood Beach before the grave diggers drag you into the abyss, Zombies in search of fresh meat, Strobes, Foggers, FX lighting and loud scary music through out the entire haunt.
The Haunting (Blackwood)
October 25th & 26th. Don’t miss out on a frightening good time at the Camden County 4-H’s annual Haunting. Vsitors can take their chances on this haunted hayride through the woods across from the old Camden County 4-H Fair Grounds, Lakeland Complex, in Blackwood. Ghouls, goblins, witches and ghosts – who knows who you will meet on your journey in the dark! $8 Ages 14+, $5 children ages 1-13
The GREAT PUMPKIN at PJ Whelihan’s Medford Lakes
On October 19th PJs will have more than 6 pumpkin beers on tap as well as giveaways and many other fun things. Hope to see you there!!!
Sunday, October 27: Masks & Mimosas Sunday Funday at Casona (Collingswood)
Rock a sweet mask and enjoy a seasonal brunch + lots of fall goodies!
Top Dog – 2 Halloween Parties (Cherry Hill)
2310 W Marlton Pike , Cherry Hill , NJ
Tuesday Halloween Party, October 29th – $1,000 Cash & Prizes
Ultimate Saturday Halloween, November 2nd – $1,000 Cash & Prizes
Landmark Americana – 2 Halloween Parties (Glassboro)
2 nights of Halloween fun and contests with $2,000 in cash prizes Thursday, October 31st, and Friday, November 1
Not-Quite-Halloween on the Rancocas Creek (Mount Holly) So it’s not a party – it’s 14 mile one-way trip from Burlington County College to Mount Holly that should take 4-7 hours, depending on water levels. It’s also the healthiest adult Halloween activity we’re posting this year!
November 1, 2013 • 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Come have a ghoulishly good time this Halloween while scaring up some donations for a worthy cause. SJYPA will be crawling all over Haddon Ave. to benefit yet another fantastic South Jersey charitable organization (to be named soon!). With stops at PJ Whelihan’s, The Pour House, Keg & Kitchen and the Irish Mile, you’re gonna need a costume that can go the distance! $20 Per Person – In Advance / $25 Per Person – At the Door
Halloween Karaoke Party @ Dubb Lihn Square (Cherry Hill)
October 31, 2011, 9pm – Close
Adult Halloween Costume Party – with Karaoke by That’s Entertainment DJs.
Looking for the perfect costume? Check out our Costume Guide!