Halloween brings the spooky and the sweet in way of special activities as well as locally baked treats. Plan your October calendar with our recommended bucket list; and pick up some treats along way:
Operation Halloween – Zombie Outbreak October 23 and 24 beginning after dark at the Citta Boy Scout Reservation Packed full of frights, this year will focus on a socially distanced scare fest hosted by Southern Ocean Rotary and the Jersey Shore Boy Scouts. Enjoy a fall evening walk through the haunted path through mazes of the scariest scenes in the Jersey Pine Barrens where plenty of screams await. Tickets are available for $15 on site. 7 pm to 10pm Brookville Road, Barnegat. Not suitable for young children
LBI Museum’s Annual Ghost Fest & Haunted Museum Saturday October 24 Beach Haven From crafts to local legends, do not miss this family fun day to support the LBI Historical Society. Even the Jersey Devil will be there for a 3pm appearance!
“Boo”at Rides at the Tuckerton Seaport – October 17. 18. 19 & 24. 25. 26 Take a special Halloween themed family friendly boat ride along the Tuckerton Creek for a new non scary treat. Reservations are $12.50 per person and includes a one hour tour including Jersey Shore and Pineland lore, photo opps and goody bags for kids. Reservations are available on line at www.tuckertonseaport.org COVID 19 Masks and social distance protocols required.
ManaFirkin Halloween Party – in Manahawkin on Friday, October 30 at 6pm. The ghost of ManaFirkin is back… It’s Halloween time at ManaFirkin! We’re going to have Chris Fritz performing from 6-9 and we will have a Halloween costume contest running throughout the night.
Haunted Brewhouse at Ship Bottom Brewery – Beach Haven on Friday, October 30 – Saturday, October 31 from 6-10pm. Stop by for a scary good time and grab a pint of beer after your haunted tour. Maximum group size of 8 people. All customers must wear masks at all times while inside the brewery. Social distancing will be in place to keep customers and employees safe.
Halloween Ice Cream Costume Party at Surflight Theatre – in Beach Haven on October 31 at 1pm. Take the little ghosts and ghouls for some Halloween fun with music, singing and costumed characters on the Showplace Patio with socially distanced table seating. Singing characters will entertain you while enjoying ice cream treats! Tickets are $15 per person to benefit Surflight’s Education Fund. Contact Box office to purchase.
Pumpkin Chunckin at Pinelands Brewing Company – in Tuckerton on October 31 from 12 – 6pm. Join them during the day on Halloween and take a shot at pumpkin Chunkin. What is that you ask? Well, take a small pumpkin and put it into a large slingshot and see if you can hit the target we have set up! There will also be live music from the Barbra Lin Duo from 3-6pm. Feel free to come in costume and celebrate Halloween all day.
What is a trick without a treat? For parties, fall festivities or mid night cravings; we have a recommended bucket list of all delicious cakes, cookies, and coffee providers that will elevate your Halloween haul to the next level: