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11 Halloween Happenings For All Ages in Northern New Jersey

Check out these 11 Halloween happenings for all ages in Northern NJ!

Get your ghoul on in Northern New Jersey this Halloween with everything from parades, dinner theater and bowling to fun runs, haunted houses and trunk or treats. Team Nest Builder knows there’s Halloween fun for everyone!

Saturday, October 21

5th Annual Dog Walk of the Dead, Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Rd, Augusta

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New Jersey's premiere Halloween canine event involves “shuffling hordes of the undead and their dogs”, vendors, raffles, classic cars, Halloween pet photos, food, animal adoptions, hourly costume contests, a blood drive and live music.  Taking place rain or shine from 11am-4pm, this year’s event benefits One Step Closer Animal Rescue.  Participants are encouraged to donate to the shelter and/or help stuff the hearse with pet products for the shelter.  All dogs must be leashed and up-to-date on vaccinations, but you’re welcome to participate without a dog.  Admission $3./person. Children 12 and under FREE!  More information available at www.dogwalkofthedead.com.

Saturday, October 21 & Sunday, October 22

29th Annual Halloween Haunted House, Camp Jefferson, 81 Weldon Road, Lake Hopatcong

Spooktacular spirits inhabit the Community Lodge where eerie scenarios unfold in dark, scary rooms.  Laugh and scream your way through a diverse gathering of ghosts, ghouls, killers and creatures!  Spirits roam the outside grounds and bloodcurdling music gets the ghouls dancing.  If you dare, take a haunted hay ride (a nominal fee) through the dark and mysterious woods.  There’s a matinee performance (suggested for 5th graders and younger) from 4pm to 5:30pm on Saturday, October 21 with regular evening performances from 7pm to 9:30 pm.  On Sunday, October 22, another children's hour matinee runs from 4pm to 5 pm with regular evening performances from 6pm to 8pm. Refreshments available at a nominal price.  Rain or shine. Admission to the Haunted House is $5 for adults and children alike for the “scary” shows, and $3 per person for the matinee performances.  Attendees are asked to contribute non-perishable food items for the township food pantries.  For more information call 973-663-8404 x2.

Thursday, October 26

Crime & Pun-ishment:  A 1920’s Murder Mystery, Barrel House, 173 Spring Street, Newton

Get your Sherlock Holmes hat on for this murder mystery dinner and show hosted by Spring Circle!  Starting at 6:30pm, the evening includes a full dinner buffet, interactive show, glass of wine, dessert, tax & gratuity for $75./person or $140./couple.  Buy tickets via email (springstmerchantcircle@yahoo.com) or phone 973-940-7916.

Friday, October 27

3rd Annual Bentley Trick or Treat Trail, Bentley Assisted Living, 3 Phillips Road, Branchville

Make local seniors’ Halloween especially sweet when you bring your children in costume trick-or-treating door-to-door on the Assisted Living floor from 3:30pm-4:30pm.  Refreshments served.  To RSVP and for more information call Amy at 973-948-8884.

Saturday, October 28

Halloween Fun Run/Walk, Newton High School, 44 Ryerson Avenue, Newton

Earn all of those sweet Halloween treats with a 5K Fun Run/Walk hosted by the Newton Pride Foundation!  Day-of registration and packet pick-up starts at 8am and the walk/run begins at 9:30am.  Costumes encouraged!  Coffee, bagels, fruit and water available beforehand.  Early registration through October 21st is $30.  Information and registration at http://bit.ly/2xg6uU2

Saturday, October 28

2017 Morristown Recreation Halloween Parade and Celebration, Lidgerwood Park, 46 Lidgerwood Parkway, Morristown

The 75th Annual Morristown Recreation Halloween Parade and Celebration features fun and games beginning at 10am.  Dress kiddies in their best Halloween costumes as contest judges seek the most original, scariest, and best-looking attire. Prizes awarded in four age categories, but all kids receive a candy bag.  Call 973-292-6717 for more information.

Saturday, October 28

A Miller’s Halloween, Cooper Gristmill, 66 Route 513, Chester

From 1pm-3pm, Halloween revelers at this FREE event create corn husk dolls, play old-time games, and tour the gristmill seeking Halloween surprises.  Bring your kids in costume for spook-tacular storytelling at 1pm and 2:30pm.  Call 908-879-5463 for more information.

Saturday, October 28

Sparta EFC Trunk or Treat, Sparta Evangelical Free Church Back Parking Lot & Gym, 385 Houses Corner Road, Sparta

An afternoon of fun, treats and decorated trunks awaits!  From 3pm-4:30pm, this rain or shine event includes non-scary candy, decorated cars, costumes, hot chocolate, music, cookies, and more.  Registration required at www.spartaefc.org/events/trunkortreat.  For more information call 973.300.1717

Saturday, October 28

Halloween Rock-N-Bowl, Sparta Lanes, 83 Woodport Road, Sparta

Bowling, live music, costume contests for adults & kids (last year’s prize was a flat screen TV!), trivia prizes, colored pin prizes, drink & shot specials and more at this 5th Annual event.  Starting at 8pm with local band Mosaics followed by the Outcrops in the family-friendly Sparta Pour House Sports Bar & Grill.  Reservations highly recommended (last year all lanes sold out.) Call 973-729-6135 to reserve lanes or for more information.

 

Sunday, October 29

Halloween “Munchkin March” Costume Parade & Trunk or Treat, Sparta Library Parking Lot, 22 Woodport Road, Sparta

Stock up at the candy store and grab your flashlights for this huge annual Trunk or Treat event that includes a judged costume parade with prizes for the best decorated trunk and for costumes.  The Sparta Recreation Advisory Committee expects around 300 trunk or treaters and asks attendees to bring canned goods as admission (to be donated to the Sparta Ecumenical Food Pantry.)  No registration necessary.  Participating cars must arrive by 4:30pm.  Trunk or treat begins at 5:30pm and the parade starts at 6pm.  For more information call 973-729-2383.

Tuesday, October 31

Halloween Happenings, Bentley Assisted Living, 3 Phillips Road, Branchville

Get Fido in on the Halloween action with a pet parade and costume contest at 2:30pm.  Prizes, halloween treats and trivia at 3:15pm.  Bring vaccination records for all pets.  To RSVP and for more information call Amy at 973-948-8884.

Thinking of buying a new home, but feeling a little “spooked” about the market, process, or available houses? Call Lynn Garafola at Team Nest Builder at 973-222-3777 now for a FREE consultation, and click HERE to view available homes in the Sussex and Morris county area.

Procrastinating on picking your pumpkin? Check out our Northern New Jersey pumpkin picking blog post for the local best spots to get yours!

Team Nest Builder is a full-service home finding and home selling team servicing the northern New Jersey Skylands Region. Our state licensed sales associates have well over 50 years combined experience and millions of dollars in closed business to draw on when servicing your personal needs.

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