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Spanning from bay, to beach to the legendary Pinelands; we invite everyone to take part in time tested and twists on traditions. Starting off with Hogwarts coming to Anna Banana’s Bakery in Manahawkin from October 15 to October 17 with Sorting Hat cupcakes and other treats to cast a spell on all want to be Wizards. Happening October 16 & 17 A Sweet Memory is holding a Monster Mash Weekend at their tearoom featuring monster treats, music and activities. Come dressed in monster costume to receive a free treat from 10am to 4pm.

Hit the chilling waters for Legends and Lore Boat Tour at the Tuckerton Seaport beginning Oct 16 with select days through Halloween. This family friendly boat ride along the Tuckerton Creek includes photo ops, goody bags for kids and a full hour of Jersey Shore and Pineland tales. Reserve through the Seaport

October 22 Delights Coffee and Bake Shop will be hosting a movie screening of It’s A Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown at 6pm and The Addams Family at 6:30pm in their secret garden, fall crafts and more. Stop by their Barnegat location for a variety of sweet and scary treats

October 22 & 23 OPERATION HALLOWEEN 2021 from 4 to 10pm brings out the zombie hoards and other timely scares at Citta Scout Reservation 229 Brookville Road in Barnegat. Provided by the Rotary Club of Southern Ocean County in conjunction with the Boy Scouts of the Jersey Shore Council. Admission to Operation Halloween and the Zombie Outbreak (multi-maze scare), Haunted Walk and Munchkin Hayride can be purchased at the event for $15 per person. For younger children, free admission to Pumpkin Street with hay maze, free face painting, Halloween activities, food vendors and costumed characters. Coupons for $5 off available at chamber office.

October 23 Ghost Fest at the LBI Historical Museum from noon to 4pm in historic Beach Haven. Come in costume for kids crafts, and museum activities to celebrate the season. No reservations needed

October 23 Make Spooky Ice Cream at The WooHoo. Each participant will make a pint of ice cream with spooky add-ins and flavors! 12pm or 2pm available. $10pp must RSVP at [email protected]

October 23 Doo Wop Hit Parade at Stafford Township Arts Center Featuring The Capri’s, Cleveland Still and The Dubs, The Fireflies and Super Girl Group. For tickets, tix.stacnj.com

October 23-24 and 29-31 Surflight Theatre presents War of the Worlds, the panic broadcast reenacted in time for the Halloween season. Tickets for this onstage live radio play are available at box office, online or by calling 609 492 9477

Oct 24 Delights Coffee & Bake Shop in Barnegat will hold a Fall Festival with free pumpkin painting, crafts, music, food & coffee

October 29 Enjoy a five course wine pairing Halloween themed dinner at The Terrace Tavern brought to you by Chefs Richard Schobel & Brittany Rescigno. Expect the most elite, creative and unique culinary experience.

October 29 Manafirkin will be hosting their Firkin Halloween Bash from 6pm-10pm.  Dress to impress! There’s a costume contest with prizes!

October 30 brings Surflight’s Showplace Halloween Party in costume for ice cream and treats with a jolly (maybe a little scary too) cast of costumed characters who will entertain you with songs and Halloween cheer from 2:30-3:30pm reservations available at surflight.org

October 30 Open House from 10am to 4pm Walk ins welcome but reservations are recommended for A true Witch’s Brew at A Sweet Memory Cake Shoppe and Tea Room in Waretown. Come meet a witch, sip our Rocky Horror tea, dress up like a witch prizes for best witch costume and more Call 609-242-0153

October 30 Pumpkin Decorating at Pinelands Brewing Company. Enjoy a fun night of pumpkin decorating for kids and adults. We will supply small pumpkins, items to decorate and some carving kits. Feel free to bring your own if you would like.

October 30 Costume Party at Daddy O Hotel. Join them on Saturday, October 30th from 7-10pm for spooky food, festive drinks, and frightful sounds from DJ Swoosh. Wear your coolest, scariest, craziest costumes for the chance to win treats!

October 30 Bird & Betty’s Down the Rabbit Hole Halloween Party with doors opening at 8pm. Costume contest with cash prizes.

October 30 Surf City Hotel – Haunted Beach Club Halloween Party 8pm-midnight. No cover charge, cash Prizes for best group and best overall costume. Ned Ryerson Band performing. Drink specials and hotel rooms 50% off

October 30 Kubel’s in Barnegat Light hosting a Halloween Costume Party from 10pm to Close – no cover charge, DJ and costume prizes

October 31 Trick or Treating at Birdy’s Cafe & Artisan Market – Birdy’s baristas will be handing out free candy to kids in costume all day on Halloween! Plus, coffee card members will receive 2x the rewards for every coffee purchased all day. 10 stamps = a free cup!

October 31 Anna Banana will be offering free Halloween cupcake decorating for kids from 10am – 12pm.

October 31 Join Pinelands Brewing Company 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! Halloween all day!

Jersey Shore Car Shows has a variety of Halloween Hot Rod and Truck or Treat Shows happening in our area throughout the month of October. If you are an enthusiast and would like to take part or attend, please visit their website

Looking for local Trunk or Treats?

October 22 Trunk or Treat at Ship Bottom Boat Ramp from 430pm – 730pm. For additional information, contact Patrolman Ron Holloway via email at [email protected] or call him at 609-494-2171, extension 172.

October 23 Trunk or Treat at Surf City Volunteer Fire Company from 430pm – 7pm. There will be face painting, balloon twisting, music, and candy galore! Trunk or treating begins at 4:30pm in the parking lot of the Surf City firehouse (713 Long Beach Blvd).

Savoring its 107th fall, the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center is open, serving guest at the welcome window, by phone or online. For more information helping to plan your stay, call at 609.494.7211