Follow the full moon to the legendary Long Beach Island Region of the Jersey Shore where haunted happenings will make your October complete
Plan a memorable fall trek to discover roads less traveled filled with pirates, hayrides, Halloween events and other spooky spectacles as the Long Beach Island region celebrates fall in a deliciously wicked way. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce suggests several sure to please events, from family friendly to adult spirited activities.
Surflight Theatre presents performances of Zombie Prom happening at their Beach Haven theater October 12 and 13 at 730pm and October 13 and 14 at 2pm. Cost is $20 per adult and $12 for children. Produced by their Education Department, follow the story of a teenage romance spiraling out of control leaving a trail of nuclear waste. Call the box office or visit www.surflight.org . October 12 and 13 also brings the 20th Anniversary Haunted Hayride around Waretown Lake at 182 Wells Mills Road . Enjoy a 20 minute tractor pull hayride filled with haunts and surprises from 7-10pm. Cost in $10 adults, $8 children 12 & under. Take an express Ghost pass $25 to avoid lines.
Tuckerton Seaport Haunted Seaport- Haunted Seaport will take place on Thursday, October 18, Friday, October 19, and Saturday, October 20, and Sunday October 21 from 6:00pm until 9:00pm each night (last admission will be at 8pm or earlier depending on capacity) Pirates and Sea Captains long lost at sea will stroll the Seaport’s boardwalk for a night of screams. Climb aboard a hayride for through the Haunted Woods, be on the lookout for the Jersey Devil. Take part in the Creepy Clown Carnival at Tucker’s Lighthouse. A non-scary Family Fun Activity Area with PUMPKIN SLIME, crafts, stories, games, and not so scary fall activities including make your own trick-or-treat bag, color a pumpkin, enjoy a hay bale maze, Halloween Dance Party, and games with treats Magic shows on the stage by Joe Holiday. General Admission is $10 for adults, $5 kids 5-12, kids under 5 and Seaport members receive free general admission. Hayrides of the Haunted Woods are $10 for everyone. Tuckerton Seaport is located at 120 West Main Street in historic Tuckerton. For more information, go to www.TuckertonSeaport.org.
Southern Ocean Rotary Operation Halloween at the Jersey Shore Boy Scouts Citta Reservation Brookville Road in Barnegat has been bringing on thrills year after year. Prepare for more than tricks or treats on October 26-27 4 to 10 pm. Free Admission to Pumpkin Street with safe trick or treating, free pumpkin painting, Magic Show and Hay Maze. $15 per person will get the adventurous onto the Jersey Devil Hayride and into the Zombie Outbreak from 7-10pm. [email protected] for more information. Interested in a scary story? Check out free Ghost Stories of Lacey Township at their Municipal Building on October 19 at 6pm. On October 27 Barnegat Township is hosting a fall festival by day at Gazebo Park and free drive in movie at the dock that evening. Both the fall festival and the movie screening of Hocus Pocus is free. Families can also Head to Long Beach Township for a Harvest Hay Ride 1-3pm and over to Surf City Fire House for a fantastic Trunk or Treat from 6-8pm. For those over 21, pick up brew trail maps or go to www.southernoceanmade.com for Surf n Sip Brew trail information on local brewery activity as well as surf lifestyle businesses that will help you navigate your fall getaway.
Don’t forget to go to the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce website www.visitLBIregion.com for a full list of area events as well as what is coming up for the holiday season in our region. The Chamber Visitor Center is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm and is ready to help with details on what is happening, haunted or otherwise in the LBI Region. Contact the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce/LBI Region DMO at 609 494 7211 or stop in at 265 W Ninth Street in Ship Bottom, NJ.