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From Downtown Cranford: It’s back, the biggest downtown event of the year! The 12th Annual Scarecrow Stroll will take place Oct. 16 – 31, with the Night Stroll scheduled for Oct. 18. If you’d like to register for the event, please click here. Registration is free and open to local residents, as well as Cranford organizations, businesses, and schools. More information.

From The Red Mill Museum Village: Set in a historical wool mill from 1810 that now hosts a museum, the Haunted Village has been providing scares to tri-state residents for 29 years. The mill is transformed into 3 stories of twists and turns, never knowing what kind of ghouls and zombies you’ll encounter with your next step. The theme of this year’s Haunted Village is Run for Your Life! The Haunted Village is family fun for people of all ages. There will be kid friendly Happy Haunts taking place as well, please check back for dates. Please also visit Main St. Clinton for great restaurants and shopping! More information.

From Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari: Enjoy thrills and activities for the whole family throughout the day and come back for a truly frightening evening of fun after the sun goes down. Fright Fest offers a wide variety of places to get your scare on including seven haunted mazes and five scare zones located throughout the park. The stuff of nightmares lurk around every corner as the dark of night washes over the park. The ghouls are set free for their daily hunting rituals. More information.

From Summit Community Programs: We dare you to venture into the night and join us for some haunting-ly good entertainment and ghoulish goodies at Scream on the Green, a scary spin-off of our summer movie series. Featured movie: Scooby Do Monsters Unleashed. Before the movie, get moving during the Monster Mash Dance Party or warm up around the bonfire with some free S’Mores! Swapping ghost stories is encouraged. As always, movie-goers will be able to pick up a grab and go dinner from the featured food truck. Rain Date: October 25. More information.  

From The Center for Contemporary Art: Good Libations from 7-10 p.m. Good Libations is a walk-around tasting of fine wines, craft beers and spirits in the unique setting of fine art galleries and professional art studios. Surrounded by contemporary art, guests sample and savor little-known wines from around the globe, cold craft beers, curated seasonal cocktails, and fabulous hors d’oeuvres, accompanied by live music. More information

From Psycho Trail: Come celebrate Halloween by getting spooked at this home haunt. Admission is free but donations are gladly accepted and go towards The Unforgotten Haven, which helps those who are less fortunate. More information.

From Sea Isle City NJ: The parade will feature live music, strolling entertainers, floats, local organizations and many well-costumed participants will appear. The deadline to register for the Halloween Parade is Wednesday, October 16. The Halloween Family Dance Party and Awards Ceremony will take place at the Excursion Park Band Shell immediately after the parade. The free Dance Party will be led by D.J. Jeff, who will keep “spirits” high and delight families with seasonal music and popular dance favorites. More information.


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