Explore much more at 
FrightFest  Weekends
Now through October 31st

Fri.: 5:30pm to Midnight
Sat.: 11am to Midnight
Sun. & 10/9: 11am to 10pm
10/30 & 10/31: 5pm to 11pm
Zombies and ghouls take over the park.  Enjoy thrills for the whole family during  the day and a frightening evening of fun
after the sun goes down.  BEWARE!
There is no place to hide!

Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson
Fri., Sat. & Sun.
Dracula's Domain:
Haunted Hayride &
Psycho Path

Fri. & Sat.: 7pm to 11pm
Sun: 7pm to 10pm
If you dare, hop onboard a Haunted Hayride that runs thru 66 haunted acres deep in the bowels of NJ's Pine Barrens. Continue the adventure with a walk thru the Psycho Path and the
Dead End Corn Maze.

569 Monmouth Rd., Jackson

Fri., Sat. & Sun.
The Dark Carnival
Haunted Attraction

Fri. - Sat.: 7pm to 10:30pm
The Dark Carnival is a circus based haunted attraction. Encounter live actors as you travel through the haunted maze. This year we offer 5 new hideous attractions that will push your senses  and fears to the extreme.

Blackbeard's Cave Family Entertainment Center,  Bayville

Fri., Sat. & Sun.
Nightmare at
Gravity Hill Haunted Trail

Fri. & Sat.: Dusk to 11pm
Sun.: Dusk to 9pm
As you enter the gates of the adjacent haunted fields of Gravity Hill, the
nightmare begins... 45 minutes of spine chilling walkable haunted trails and
creepy themes and adventures... This
not a hayride where you can hide from
the creatures of the night!

Cicconi Farms, Jackson

Fri., Sat. & Sun.
Scary Rotten Farms
Haunted Experience

Thurs., Sun., &
10/30, 10/31: 7pm to 9pm
Fri. & Sat.: 7pm to 10pm
There's Sinister Sneed's Chaotic Carnival of Chaos and Blacken: The Plague: Both haunts are filled with thrills and chills. Are you brave
enough  to complete them both
this  Halloween Season?

Berry's Farm, Brick

10/13, 10/14
20th Annual Waretown
Haunted Hayride

7pm to 10pm
20 minute Hayride around the Haunted Waretown Lake.  Paid participants will vote for their favorite skit as presented by our entries.

Waretown Lake, Waretown

For the Beat 539 Half &
Full Marathon

Takes place Oct 22nd:
8am. - Start of Full Marathon
10am - Start of Half Marathon
Competition is open to members 18 yrs. of age and older
Registration will be online: 

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

10/14, 10/15
Harvest Festival

Sat.: 11am to 9pm
Sun.: 11am - 7pm
Gather at Laurita to celebrate the Harvest, a magical time when they work with the earth to turn grapes
into wine!

10/21, 10/22
Laurita OktoberFest
Food Trucks & Fire Pits

Sat.: 11am to 9:30pm
Sun.: 11am to 7pm
Food and wine lovers will converge
for a Gourmet Food Trucks & Fire Works
weekend.  Experience the trending
Gourmet Food Truck offerings,  sip on wine,  enjoy live music, & watch the Fireworks! 

Laurita Winery, New Egypt

Food Trucks and Football

11am to 6pm
Featuring live streaming football in the gazebo, tailgate games, kids activities & beer & wine for purchase!

Lavallette Bayfront

10/14, 10/15
Stafford Township
Fall Wine Festival

Noon to 5pm
Enjoy the beautiful lake-front setting
while sampling an array of wines,
listen to live music, browsing crafters,
vendors and food. 

Manahawkin Lake Park

23rd Annual Pine Barrens

10am to 4:30pm
Celebrate the people, traditions and rich history of the NJ Pine Barrens. Listen to the sounds of the Pines with famous local musicians from Albert Music Hall. Take a scenic paddle around Wells Mills Lake, go on a nature walk, sit in on a demonstration  or slide show, or browse
over 40  exhibitors both commercial and non-profit. 

Wells Mills County Park, Waretown
FallFest & Food Trucks

1pm to 6pm
Featuring different food trucks offering a wide variety of foods and treats. There will be a beer and wine garden, and more! The event will conclude with a great FIREWORKS SHOW!

Windward Beach Park, Brick

3rd Annual Food Trucks
on the Waterfront

11am to 6pm
Food Trucks and entertainment. Bounce House, Live Bands, Local Vendors and MUCH MORE!!

Mathis Veterans Memorial Park, South Toms River

Jersey Shore Makersfest

10am to 4pm
An experimental, experiential, educational, and FREE annual community event, a celebration of creativity and imagination that's part MythBusters, part science lab, part county fair, and part art studio.
It consists of 70-100 maker booths.

Pine Belt Arena @ Toms River High School North

10/13 - 10/15
Our Gang Players
The Drowsy Chaperone

Fri., Sat.: 7pm
Sun.: 5pm
Our Gang Players rounds out
their 40th season with a fan
favorite. Come see this classic
Musical within a Comedy!

The Bengal Theatre @ Barnegat High School
Bay Head's Annual
Harvest Craft Festival

10am to 4pm
Variety of fine crafts, vendors, along with fall activities, food, and music.

Bay Head Centennial Park

10/15 - 10/29
4th Annual Jewish
Film Festival

11am to 3:30pm
The Festival celebrates great art and powerful storytelling. 

Jewish Federation of Ocean County

Seaside Half Marathon
and 5K

7am to 1pm
40th year celebration, runners are welcomed to take the "Seaside Challenge", and run the 5K and the Half Marathon races back-to-back!  Run the beautiful, scenic course along the famous Boardwalk & Bay area
through Seaside Park!  Online registration
is closed. Register at  the Sawmill
from 5pm - 7pm, Oct. 14, &
7am, Oct. 15.

Beachcomber Bar & Grille, Seaside Heights

"Oceanaires Trip to
Broadway" 60th
Anniversary Performance

Help celebrate the Oceanaires' 60th birthday with "We're taking you to Broadway!  A men's a cappella chorus singing in the four-part Barbershop Harmony style that has been entertaining  audiences in
Ocean County, NJ since 1957.

Toms River High School North

Lovin' Spoonful
Gary Puckett &
The Union Gap

Two shows in one with two of the biggest stars of the Sixties!

The Hit Men

Five brilliant musicians/singers who
toured & recorded with Frankie Valli,
Carly Simon, Tommy James, Carole King,
Cat Stevens, Jim Croce, Cheap Trick,
Elton John, Paul McCartney,
Barry Manilow, Rod Stewart,
Blood Sweat & Tears, and many more.

Strand Center for the Arts, Lakewood

10/14, 10/21, & 10/28
Laser Fright Night & 
Not So Scary Halloween
Laser Show

10/7, 10/14, 10/21, & 10/28: 8:30pm
10/9, 10/14, 10/21, & 10/28: 2pm
Your favorite Halloween hits 
including Dead Man's Party, 
Monster Mash, Men in Black &
Michael Jackson's Thriller set to
haunting lasers. 

PJ Night! Host a
Little Ghost

6:30pm - 8pm
An evening of activities, reading,
and fun!  Meet the Authors and
hear the story  under the stars.

PJ Night:
Finding Aliens World 

6pm - 8pm
Build your own alien, create your
own alien world  and learn how
your world may become a part of history!

Robert J. Novins Planetarium
@ Ocean County College,  Toms River

At the Jass Band Ball w/
Dan Levinson's Roof Garden

Dan Levinson's Roof Garden Jass Band will  take you back to that historic time and delight your senses with those very same  sounds that
exalted a war-weary nation  and
propelled it into a wild, hypnotic frenzy.

Ailey II

Under the artistic direction of Troy Powell, this critically-acclaimed company presents  an exhilarating and diverse repertory that includes Alvin Ailey's timeless classics and thrilling new works by today's outstanding emerging choreographers.

Joan Osborne
Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan

A multi-platinum selling recording artist  and seven-time Grammy Award nominee,  the soulful vocalist is a highly sought-after
collaborator and guest performer who has  performed alongside many
notable artists,  including Stevie Wonder,
Bob Dylan, Luciano  Pavarotti,
Emmylou Harris, Taj Mahal,
and Mavis Staples, to name a few.

10/19 - 10/22 &
10/27 - 10/29
"Proof" presented by
OCC Repertory Theatre Co.

10/19, 10/20, & 10/27: 7:30pm
10/21 & 10/28: 8pm
10/22 & 10/29: 2pm

On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young
woman, has spent years caring for her
brilliant but  unstable father, a famous
mathematician.  Now, following his
death, she must deal  with her own
volatile emotions; the arrival
of her estranged sister, Claire

Grunin Center for the Arts
@ Ocean County College, Toms River

Cuisine Live Demo Dinner: An Evening of Californian & Hawaiian Cuisine 

6:30pm to 9:30pm
An entertaining and informative night out and will provide a fantastic chance to pick up some new cooking skills while enjoying a great meal! Interact with the chef as you learn about their inspiring culinary techniques and philosophy.

Cuisine Murder Mystery:
Horror Homicide

There is murder in the air and a killer
on the loose at Transyltucky's annual
Halloween Ball, and Horror Homicide
needs your help to find the culprit.
Enjoy an evening of thrills and chills
while dining on a dinner buffet.

Cuisine on the Green @ Atlantis, Little Egg Harbor

10/21, 10/22, 28, & 29
Boo at the Boardwalk

Noon - 4pm
T rick-or-Treating, Crafts, Games, Pumpkin Path, Beach Maze, Underwater Pumpkin Carving, Perk'y Pumpkin Derby and more!

Schedule of Events: 
Underwater Pumpkin Carving at 2:30pm each day.
Perky's Pumpkin Derby, October 28th at 2pm (Rain Date October 29th). 

Jenkinso n's Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach

Trick or Treat Street
& Howl-O-Ween

Noon to 5pm
Prizes, fun for everyone including
pumpkin decorating, dog parade
and kids' costume parade, trick
or treating, and pumpkin chunkin'
competition among local businesses.

Seaside Heights Boardwalk

10/21, 10/22
Lighthouse Challenge 2017

Climb to the top of the Barnegat Lighthouse
& the Tucker's Island Lighthouse
during the Lighthouse Challenge
of New Jersey! A fun weekend
to explore and help raise funds for
the continued preservation, education  and restoration of these historic structures.
A Fall Weekend of Family Fun!

Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen's Museum

Harvest Arts Festival

11:30am to 5pm
Food trucks, handcraft & merchandise vendors and a beer and wine garden, live entertainment all day long. Artists will be displaying their work as part of a juried art show. Free kids activities and games including free pumpkin painting.

Downtown Toms River
10/21, 10/22
Pirate Pete's Pumpkin Patch

10am to 5pm
Paint your own Pumpkin in Pirate Pete's
Pumpkin Patch which will be decked out
in Halloween and Pirate Decorations to
delight all ages.  Pumpkins will be provided  for each child in your party!!! 

Jersey Shore Pirates, Brick

2017 All Star Cup Shootout

60 Laps $6,000 to win Big Block/Small  Block Modifieds, Crate All Star Cup  Shootout, Hammer Sportsman All Star  Cup, and NEWS Sprint Cars All Star Cup.

New Egypt Speedway

Ocean Gate EMS
12th Annual Car Show

11am to 4 pm
Car show with music, vendors,
and food. Fun for the entire family! 

First Aid Park, Ocean Gate

10/20, 10/21

Fri.: 5pm
Sat.: 3pm
Ghoul-free game room & carnival rides  for kids, hayrides, music, food,
face painting, and a large variety
of vendors. At dusk, THE HAUNTED
TRAIL  - the scariest haunt in the area
opens and runs until midnight.

VFW Post 8867, Brick


Spooky Tunes &
Tales of New Jersey

Singer/songwriter Valerie Vaughn
will perform a repertoire of ghost tales,
incorporating the Jersey Devil in her
enthusiastic storytelling & ballads. 

Ocean County Historical Society, Toms River

Now thru 12/10
63rd Annual LBI
Surf Fishing Classic

Surf Fishing Classic is on the nation's 
oldest and most recognized surfcasting  tournaments, providing an eight-week  contest for beach anglers who fish for  striped bass and bluefish along the  shores of LBI. 

Long Beach Island Shores


Krowicki's Farm Market & Greenhouse
New Egypt

Hallock's U-Pick Farm
New Egypt
609-758-8847, hallocksupick.com

Emery's Farm
New Egypt
609-758-8514, emerysfarm.com

Sat. & Sun.
Dewolf's U-Pick Farm
New Egypt
609-758-6288, dewolfsupick

Tues. - Sun.
Silverton Farms
Toms River
732-244-2621, silvertonfarmsnj.com

Wed. - Sun. & Mon. Oct. 9
Argos Farm Market
 Forked River
609-693-3513, argosfarm.com

For Many More Exciting Events & Attractions
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Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders:

Director Joseph H. Vicari, Liaison to Tourism
Deputy Director Gerry P. Little
John C. Bartlett, Jr
Virginia E. Haines
John P. Kelly