2015, Halloween

New York and New Jersey Halloween events for kids

I get a lot of requests for Halloween events that kids can have fun at. It’s a good thing that I know a thing or two about this topic. Here are a few in the New York and New Jersey area:

New Jersey:


East Windsor, NJ: Sunshine Acres:

The Field of Terror (A teen and above Halloween event) offers a daytime event for kids. Sunshine Acres boasts activities for small children that include pumpkin picking, a corn maze, and hayrides. The hayride is free. You pay for the pumpkins you buy. They also sell gourds and mini-pumpkins for the smaller kids as well as cider, caramel apples, and lots of festive produce and decorations.
Get more info here.

Andover, NJ: Tranquility Farms:

This farm has a hayride to a pumpkin field where you get to pick your own pumpkins. Also here is a corn maze, pumpkin launchers (!!) that the kids can have fin with, and a bounce pillow. This year they have added a cow train and there is no admission fee. anquility Farms’ corn maze, kid’s fun tent, playground area and petting zoo! Test your skills on their kid-friendly pumpkin launchers or bounce on their bounce pillow. New this year, take a ride on their cow train! There is no cost to enter. They also have a farmer’s market where you can buy produce and baked goods.
Get more info here.

Tom’s River, NJ: Bugtoberfest:

If you aren’t grossed out by bugs and your little one has an interest, the New Jersey Big Museum has many events in their Bugtoberfest lineup for this year including face painting, costume events, and scavenger hunts.
Get more info here.

Lake Hopatcong, NJ: Jefferson Township Haunted House

Children’s Matinee: 4PM-5:30PM
Scary from 7PM-9:30PM

Children’s Matinee:4:30PM-5:30PM
Scary from 6PM-8PM

81 Weldon Rd., Lake Hopatcong, NJ
Get more info here.

New York:

Long Island: Ghostly Gala at the Long Island Children’s Museum:

Costume party for adults and children, face painting, crafts, trick or treating, face painting, and a live bat show.
Get more info here.

Long Island: F&W Schmidt Family Farms Pumpkin Picking:

The Best Pumpkin Picking on Long Island! One of the joys of the fall season is picking out your very own pumpkin that’s perfect for you. It’s a rite of passage, and a fall tradition that can’t be beat. The quest for the perfect pumpkin is one that befalls both young and old. In order to make the perfect jack-o-lantern, you need the perfect pumpkin. In order to make the best porch decoration, you need the perfect pumpkin. And in order to bake the most delicious fall pies, you need the perfect pumpkin.
Get more info here.

Bronx Zoo: Boo at the Zoo:

3D carved pumpkins, a costume parade, a walk through illumination of 1,000 hand-carved and beautifully lit Jack ‘O Lanterns, a hay maze, and plenty of pumpkin activities round out this family-friendly event.
Get more info here.

Staten Island: Decker Farms Pumpkin Picking Weekend

Enjoy a day filled with family fun on the historic early 1800s Decker Farm. Take our farmhouse tour. Join a hayride. Stalk the cornstalk maze. Get creative with fun arts and crafts. Have your face painted. And take home a pumpkin!
Get more info here.

Queens: Halloween Harvest Festival:


Bring your friends and family to Socrates’ annual Halloween Harvest Festival. Make a costume with Socrates artists; listen to live music; enjoy a special art-making workshop with Free Style Arts Association; get your face painted by Agostino Arts; try harvest foods from local restaurants; and enter your dog in our ever popular, Annual Juried Canine Costume Contest!
Get more info here.

Queens: The Amazing Maize Maze

Ready to be amaaazed? Kids and adults alike will have fun finding their way out of this 3-acre corn labyrinth! The adventure begins with a “Stalk Talk” to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles and making your way out of the maze. Feel up to the challenge? Then join us for the fun of getting lost and loving it!
Get more info here.

This list is an ongoing process – if your event shoudl be listed here please email me from the link in the top nav bar. :)