From pumpkin carving and hayrides to trick-or-treating and haunted tours, there’s plenty to do in Hunterdon County to celebrate Halloween. Keep this guide handy when you’re looking for fun things to do this month.

 

Black River Railroad (photo from Facebook)

Pumpkin Train Ride

When: Weekends beginning Sept. 28

Where: Black River and Western Railroad, 245 John Ringoes Road, Ringoes

908-782-6622

www.blackriverrailroad.com

Catch the train at Flemington station out to Everitt Farms where you can take part in a corn maze, pumpkin picking and more. Visit web site for times.

Spookyfest

When: Saturday, Oct. 5 from 1 p.m.-11 p.m.

Where: All Star Music Empire, 17 Minneakonig Road, Flemington

Costume contest, prize giveaways and haunted festival filled with ghouls, ghosts and goblins. Show up hungry. Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door.

Great Pumpkin Arrives at Music Mountain Theater

When: Saturdays, Oct. 5 – Oct. 26  at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Where: Music Mountain Theater, 1483 Route 173, Lambertville

609-397-3337

www.musicmountaintheatre.org

Partake in this interactive Halloween event that includes silly skits and spooky songs such as Purple People Eater and Monster Mash and meet the Great Pumpkin. Guests who arrive early can participate in the skits. Costumes are encouraged. Tickets are $8.

 

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The Red Mill Haunted Village

When: Weekends in October, starting Oct. 11

Where: 56 Main Street, Clinton

The 29th annual Haunted Village will take place at the historic Red Mill Museum Village in Clinton.during weekends in October, opening Friday, Oct. 11.  For a kid-friendly experience, visit Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Happy Haunts” includes a tour of the Haunted Village, face painting, a hayride and other fun. Tickets are $10 per person.

Schaefer Farms Halloween (Photo from Facebook)

Pumpkin Picking and Farm of Horrors at Schaefer Farms

When: Fridays through Sundays in October, plus Nov. 1 and Nov. 2

Where: 1051 County Route 523, Flemington

During the day, enjoy a scenic hayride out to the pumpkin patch. At night, you’ll ride, walk, then run through 200 acres of fright and horror. One ticket is your entry to hour haunted attractions including the Hair Raising Hayride, Trail of Terror & Graveyard, Mass-Acre Maze and Carnival of Chaos. Nighttime attractions are recommended for ages 13 and up. See site for pricing.

Moon Light Corn Maze

When: Saturday, Oct. 12 and Sunday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m.

Where: Lauber Brothers Farm and Country Market, 311 Route 513, Frenchtown

Wander through a corn maze by the light of a full moon. Afterwards, warm up by the bonfire. Refreshments will be available for sale. Tickets $15 for adults, $5 for children.

Pumpkin Decorating at Samuel Fleming House

When: Saturday, Oct. 12 from 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Fleming Castle Museum, 5 Bonnell Street, Flemington

Bring or purchase a pumpkin and decorate it while enjoying fall refreshments. Cost $2 per person. Castle tours are available at 1:45 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.

Dracula by Roxey Ballet

When Friday, Oct. 18 through Oct. 27

Where: Roxey Ballet, 243 N. Union street #140, Lambertville

www.roxeyballet.org/dracula

Sink your teeth into this Gothic tale of romance choreographed by Mark Roxey as Dracula struggles against the cross and his love of Lucy. Tickets are $42-$44.

Spooktacular

When: Sunday, Oct. 20 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Where: Chirp Workshop, 32 Fulper Road, Flemington

Kids are invited to go on a pumpkin hunt, make their own mummy or skeleton bear, vie for prizes for best costume and play Halloween-themed games. Tickets $25 per child.

Halloween Night Hike and Campfire

When: Friday, Oct. 25 from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Where: Echo Hill Park, 42 Lilac Drive, Flemington

Take a night hike in search of nocturnal animals and learn to adapt your eyes and ears for nighttime survival. The hike ends with a campfire and a spooky snack. Geared to kids age 8 through adult.

Frenchtown Zombie Crawl

When: Saturday, Oct. 26 noon- 4 p.m.

Where: Sunbeam Lenape Park, Bridge Street, Frenchtown

Come in your favorite zombie attire or pay $5 for the zombie crew to do your make-up. Take part in a scavenger hunt through town. Dancing at 3 p.m. Prizes awarded for best costume. Cost is $5 per person, $10 per family.

Lambertville Halloween Walking Tour

When: Saturday, Oct. 26 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Where Lambertville Historical Society, 60 bridge Street, Lambertville

Join Lambertville residents Bambi Kuhl and Lou Toboz, who is also Lambertville’s town historian, as they share famous Lambertville tales and lore and stroll past homes decorated for Halloween. Free to members, $5 donation for non-members.

Haunted Manor Halloween Party (Photo from Facebook)

Haunted Manor Halloween Party

When: Saturday, Oct. 26 from 7 p.m.-11 p.m.

Where: Main Street Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn, 194 Main Street, Flemington

908-782-4928

Ghoulish gourmet treats served by the manor’s ghostly staff includes spirits for adults, tarot card  and palm readings. Costumes welcome. Tickets are $50 and limited.

Rocky Horror Show

When: Saturday, Oct. 26 at 9 p.m.

Where: Music Mountain Theatre, 1483 Route 179, Lambertville

Let’s do the time warp again! Rocky Horror Show is a seasonal favorite that everyone should experience live at least once. Tickets are $25.

Spooky Story Time Express

When: Saturday, Oct. 26

Where: Black River and Western Railroad, 245 John Ringoes Road,  Ringoes

908-782-6622

www.blackriverrailroad.com

Geared for younger children, kids will take home a Halloween-themed craft, a goody bag and a coloring station in addition to a story reading. Halloween costumes are encouraged.

Lauber Brothers Farm & Country Market (Photo from Facebook)

Trick or Treat Cornmaze

When: Saturday, Oct. 26 and Sunday Oct. 27  from noon-2 p.m.

Where: Lauber Brothers Farm and Country Market, 311 Route 513, Frenchtown

Bring kids dressed in Halloween costumes to wander through a corn maze with candy stations throughout. Petting zoo, hay ride and pumpkin picking included. Tickets $10 per person, children under 3 are free.

Lambertville Halloween Parade

When: Sunday, Oct. 27, 1 p.m.

Where: Mary E. Sheridan Park, 56 George Street, Lambertville

www.Lambertvillenj.org/Halloween

Prizes awarded for best costume in this annual Halloween parade.

Not-So-Spooky Skate

When: Sunday, Oct. 27 from 2:15 p.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Flemington Ice Arena, 426 Case Blvd, Flemington

Prizes, music and fun. Admission $7 for children, $9 for adults.

Trunk or Treat

When: Sunday, Oct. 27 from 3 p.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Knights of Columbus, 105 Mine Street, Flemington

Prizes awarded for best decorated vehicle. Participants are asked to bring candy or baked goods. Activites begin at 3 p.m.

Howl-O-Ween Fall Fest

When: Sunday, Oct. 27 from 2 p.m.-6 p.m.

Where: Commons Park on Main Street, High Bridge

The High Bridge Business Association is hosting its first Fall Fest. Part of the proceeds will go to the High Bridge Dog Park. There will be a kids costume parade and contest as well as a dog costume contest. Look forward to local vendors, food, drink, live music, free pumpkin painting (while supplies last) and more.

Flemington Halloween Parade

When: Thursday, Oct. 31 from  5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Where: Flemington Community Partnership, 91 Main Street, Suite 300, Flemington

Prizes offered for best costume. Event starts at the Filling Station on Main Street.

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