Halloween Events Across South Jersey Through October

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October began on a Sunday this year, which means two things: it's time to get spooky, and there's a Friday the 13th this month!

Here are a few things to do in the South Jersey area to put you in the Halloween mood this month.

Camden County

The Lakeland Complex in Blackwood (100 Woodbury - Turnersville Road) is hosting the "House of Horrors" event again this year. Check out the family friendly event coming up on Friday, October 20th, and Saturday, October 21st.  camden.rutgers.edu/4h/countyevents

Miller Farms in Berlin started the Haunted Hayride event on Friday, September 29th, and it is one that will be sure to give you the scare of a lifetime. The event runs every weekend in October from 7 p.m. to 11p.m. in Winslow, N.J. on 624 South Egg Harbor Road. In addition to the hayride, they have a scary corn maze to walk through ... if you dare.  MillerFarmsLLC.com

Get scared for a good cause. The Psycho Trail in Blackwood is bringing Camden County one crazy, scary house for those who dare to enter. Starting on Saturday, October 14th, people can stop by the scary attraction from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a heart-stopping trail. Want to take the little ones along with you? They're hosting a special scare-free night just for kids on Sunday, October 29th. No payments necessary to enter, but donations to the American Cancer Society are appreciated.  psychotrail.com

Atlantic County

The city of Northfield is hosting a family-friendly event every Friday and Saturday at Birch Grove Park. For $5 the whole family can attend the scare-free event to walk through a forest filled with extravagant Halloween decorations. In addition to the forest, family can end their night with a few classic kid-friendly Halloween movies. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  CityOfNorthfield.org 

R and J Farm says only one thing about their Cornfield of Terror: "We promise to scare the pants off of you or at least make you run out of your shoes." They started the cornfield on Saturday, September 30th, and have five weeks of terror to bring to all who attend. What's different about this event is that you aren't being hauled on a hayride — you walk through it at your own pace, searching for a way out. The maze starts around 6 p.m. and lasts until 10 p.m. (10:30 p.m. on Saturdays). Tickets are at least $10 and they have a lighter option for those who don't want to be scared or can't walk through the maze. CornfieldOfTerror.com

Mays Landing Presbyterian Fellowship Hall will be hosting a family-friendly event for people to gather and walk through downtown Mays Landing! Join in on this historical event as you get to meet long-time residents of the city. Tours start every half hour, with the first going out at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 20th, until 8:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, and $5 for kids 12 and under. HamiltonHistorical.com

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Salem County

From Friday, October 13th, until Sunday October 15th, head to Salem County to visit the South Jersey Pumpkin Show at the Salem County Fairgrounds (Route 40-Harding Highway)! At 5 p.m. on Friday the 13th, check out a wide variety of Halloween-esque options available to the public. From a wine tasting of New Jersey wineries, to free trick-or-treating, to scary stories, the South Jersey Pumpkin Show will put you in the mood for all things fall. 

Parvin State Park volunteers are bringing back Terror in the Timbers. On Friday the 13th at 7:30 p.m. people can ride a hayride to the haunted walk. Families can gather in the forest for a haunted walk, or to enjoy the sights and sounds of the scared. Admission is $8 for all ages.

Gloucester County

What would a Halloween attraction list be without the famous Creamy Acres in Mullica Hill? This is not for the faint of heart. At $35 per person, you can take part in six different attractions that will test your sense of will. Again, this is one attraction that is not for those who don't want to be scared, but with a price tag like that, people can expect to get their money's worth going through what some call South Jersey's best Halloween attraction. Hint: Empty your bladders and make sure you are ready to scream as loud as you can.

Cumberland County

The City of Vineland is making it easier for everyone to gather together for tricks and treats. On Friday, October 27th, join members of the Vineland Police Department and Vineland Public Schools for the 3rd annual Family Fun Night. Click the link for more information.

Pampered Pup Luxury Pet Resort is giving you and your furry friends a chance to show off some creative skills! On Saturday, October 21st, starting at 11 a.m., the resort will be hosting both a pet and kids costume contest in their Barktoberfest & Trunk or Treat event. The resort has partnered with Kizzy's Place to bring attendees a selection of vendors, contests, and a chance to win tickets to a Philadelphia Eagles game and a kindle. In addition to the Halloween fun, Pampered Pup is offering grooming and other dog services during the event. Show up at 2709 Mays Landing Road in Millville with your family and pups for the all day event. Contact Pampered Pup for more information at 856-327-3880.

Deerfield United Methodist Church is hosting its first ever Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 28th! Starting at 2 p.m., members of the church will be handing out treats and have a wide selection of games for the whole family. The church (located on 1555 Route NJ-77) will have a bouncy house, food, and music for the community to enjoy. Facebook.com/DeerfieldUMCNJ

New Jersey Motorsports Park is welcoming people to bring their cars and stuff their trunks with all types of candies for visitors. Children 12 and under can attend the event on Friday, October 20th, starting at 5:30 p.m. in their costumes and gaze at the decorated cars participants put together. For more information, contact the NJMP at 856-327-8000.


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