Here are frightful activities you can experience this weekend and beyond
October is one of my favorite months of the year, as a fan of both fall festivals and Halloween. I’m headed to the South Jersey Pumpkin Show Festival at the Salem County Fairgrounds this weekend, which runs Friday through Sunday, Oct. 12-14.
And, if you’re looking for a frightfully good time this weekend, there are plenty of Halloween themed events going on right now, plus many more taking place later this month. For all the details on Halloween events and more in our region, hit the events tab at the top of the AC Weekly Web site.
• Now to Oct. 28
Terror In The Junkyard Hayride And Maze
Fleming’s Junkyard, 353 Zion Rd., Egg Harbor Twp. Annual fright fest sponsored by Scullville Vol Fire Co. every Fri. to Sun. Includes haunted hayride and maze. Hayride, $10; maze, $5; combo ticket $13. Fri., Sat. 7-11pm; Sun. 7-10pm.
• Now to Nov. 3
Corn Maze Tribute to 177th Fighter Wing Jersey Devils
Sahl’s Father Son Farm, 422 Pestalozzi St., Galloway Township. This corn maze showcases a detailed image of an F-16C fighter jet flying over the outline of the state of NJ. The design is sponsored by First National Bank of Absecon.$9; Group and family rates available. Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri. 4-7pm, and Sat 10am-7pm. Closed Sun. & Wed. Admission is $9 per person. 965 – 9300. fathersonfarm.com.
• Oct. 18 to Oct. 22
Mays Landing Golf & Country Club Presents Fright on the Fairways
Mays Landing Golf & Country Club, 1855 Cates Road, Mays Landing. The Fraser family invites brave souls to find out what strange creatures come out on the fairways at night by taking a haunted hayride. Along with the chills and thrills, there will be Halloween activities for kids of every age and a food court.These nights of frights are being held to raise money in support of area schools’ art programs. $10. 5-10pm. 641-4411, ext. 10. mayslandinggolf.com
• Monday, Oct. 15 to Oct. 25
R & J Farm’s Cornfield of Terror
723 W. Herschel Street, Egg Harbor City.Family-friendly New Jersey corn maze adventure during the day, and the terrifying thrill of exploring a New Jersey haunted corn maze at night. Cornfield of Terror $10, Hayride $4, Cornmaze $6. Mon.-Thurs. 11am-6pm. 593-6180. randjfarm.com
• Friday, Oct. 12 to Oct. 27
Morey’s Pier ‘Terror on the Boardwalk’
Morey’s Pier, 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood. An epic Halloween event Fridays and Saturdays to Oct. 27, featuring frightening attractions and themed food and beverages. Not recommended for children under the age of 8. Guests are not permitted to wear masks, costumes and/or makeup to the event. $30. 6:30-11pm. 729-3700. moreysfears.com
If you want to see real ghost hunters in action, join the Ghost-One Paranormal Research Group on the night of Saturday, Oct. 13, from 7-10pm, to investigate the most supernaturally active buildings at Historic Cold Spring Village.
According to a local legend, a young girl inhabits the top floor of the inn, and guests have reported hearing the sounds of a ball bouncing in the upper floor.
This article is the first of four to be published this month on ‘haunted houses’ and ghosts in the Atlantic City region, written by Amanda Hopkins.
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