Fun-Filled Halloween Events in Central Jersey

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By Brianna Siciliano

Halloween is a time for pumpkin picking, hayrides, corn mazes, and frightful attractions. The month of October is a great time to get together with friends and family and embrace the upcoming holiday. There are many Halloween events and activities to help you and your family get in the Halloween spirit. 

If your family is looking for kid-friendly activities, why not visit A. Casola Farms located in Holmdel? From September 20 until October 31, A. Casola Farms offers a delicious food court, pick-your-own pumpkins, and daytime events, including face painting, pony rides, and a petting zoo. On the weekends, the farm offers a corn maze and a wild west show. In the night time, A. Casola Farms offers haunted hayrides, a corn walk of terror, and a house of horrors for thrill-seekers to enjoy from October 3 to October 31. For more information on A. Casola Farms, visit their website at or call 732-332-1533.

If your family is near the Freehold area, and you are looking to pick-your-own pumpkins and apples, or enjoy a hayride (offered on weekends only), pay a visit to Battleview orchards. Battleview orchards has acres of fresh pumpkins and apples for your family to pick at, and if you visit their website at, your family can try creating one of the farm’s easy, delicious family recipes, including pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin bread, roasted pumpkin seeds, apple pie, apple crumb cake, and apple crisps. For more information about Battleview orchards, visit their website or call 732-462-0756.

Families who are looking for family-friendly pumpkin picking, corn-mazes, and hayrides should check out K & S Farm’s Sunshine Acres, located in East Windsor. Sunshine Acres is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays in October from 10 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon. The farm also sells cider, assorted fruits and vegetables, carmel apples, cornstalks, straw bales, and other fall decorations. At night, Sunshine Acres offers a friendly flashlight maze, night pumpkin picking, and a “safe zone” play area. If your family has members who love being scared, then K & S Farm’s Field of Terror is perfect for you! Your family can choose from four terrifying events, including the Killer Kornfield, Zombie Attack: Haunted Hayride,The Unknown Barn, or Dementia 3D: Haunted House. For more information on Sunshine Acres and the Field of Terror, visit the farm’s website at 

Halloween is one of the only times set aside for fun and scares. Don’t let this October fly by without having some Halloween fun!