WARNING: The following article contains bone-chilling events. So gather your monsters, it’s time to celebrate this frightful season! While Halloween may still be a couple weeks away, the spirits are out and ready to scare you. Get your Halloween fun started early with haunted attractions, fun runs, festivals and more.
Scullville’s Terror in the Junkyard: 7 to 10 p.m. Fri. and Sat. Oct. 18 to 19 and 25 to 26. And 7 to 9 p.m. on Sun. Oct. 20 and 27
Tickets are $8 for the Maze, $12 for the Hayride or $15 for the combo. Police, fire, military, EMTs and nurses get $1 off their tickets. This haunted event is completely volunteer based and supports the Scullville volunteer fire department and other organizations. While the maze and hayride are terrifying, on Sat., Oct. 19 at 4 p.m. Terror in the Junkyard hosts a special “Sensory” hayride for children with special needs. “In this area, there’s not much else that kids with special needs can do around Halloween. When we first started this event, there was just a handful of kids, but it’s grown to nearly 300 kids,” says Michael Fiedor, retired Chief. Noting that with the sensory hayride there are no loud noises or flashing lights. The sensory hayride is free, however Scullville’s Terror in the Junkyard requests that you make a reservation through their website link to Eventbrite.
For more information and to purchase tickets go to ScullvilleFire.org
Cornfield of Terror at R & J Farm: This cornfield will scare willing patrons on weekends through Oct. 27, from dusk to 10 p.m. on Fri. and Sun. and dusk to 10:30 p.m. on Sat. According to legend, every October, the screams of a local farmer who went missing in his cornfield carry on through the night. If you’re brave enough, take a terrifying walk through this haunted cornfield. Or, for the less brave, there is a corn maze that you can navigate with only a flashlight. Adult tickets are $14 or $19 for the combo which includes the corn maze. Kids 10 and under are $10 or $15 for the combo. Ticket sales
Located at 723 W. Hershel St. in Egg Harbor City. For more information go to CornFieldOfTerror.com
Monster Mile Fun Run: Registration begins at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18. Calling all monsters, vampires, superheroes, and more, get a mile run in before trick-or-treat eats. This family-friendly run offers some healthy Halloween fun. There will be a DJ, lawn games and refreshment available for purchase. Prizes will be awarded for best costume and fastest runner. The run is $10 per person or $50 per family and will be held at the Jerome Ave. Park, registration will take place in the parking lot on Huntington Ave.
Located at 9001 Winchester Ave. in Margate. For more information email MEF@margateschools.org.
Somers Point Trunk-or-Treat: 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18. The Somers Point Municipal Drug Alliance and the Somers Point Police Department have joined forces to bring you the 3rd Annual Trunk-or-Treat. The event is free and open to the public. It will be held in the parking lot of Somers Point City Hall.
Located at 1 W. New Jersey Ave. in Somers Point. For more information call 609-927-9088 Ext. 105
Witch-Craft: A Mystical Encounter with Broos & Spirits: 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. The magic behind Good Time Tricycle Productions brings you a one-of-a-kind Halloween festival with over 50 brew masters and distilleries, live master pumpkin carvers, a bonfire, a DJ pavilion, a live séance, fortune tellers, scream queen and costume contests and more. Lake Lenepe will be transformed in a mystical Halloween town for adults only. Admission is $55 plus fees. There is also a jitney option for $935 which includes pickup and return from a designated location and admission for 13 people.
Located at 753 Park Road in Mays Landing. For more information go to WitchCraftNJ.com