Halloween is quickly approaching, and Cape May County offers many ways to celebrate the tradition of trick-or-treating! Get the kids’ costumes ready and read on to find trick-or-treating events happening throughout the county.
Cape May: Trick or Treat on the Mall
Sunday, Oct. 20 from 12 to 2 p.m.
Washington Street Mall
During Trick or Treat on the Mall, many of the 90+ mall merchants will offer treats to children in costume. The charming architecture and safe environment will provide trick-or-treaters with a wonderful experience! Following trick-or-treating will be Cape May’s annual Halloween parade. Trick or Treat on the Mall is sponsored by the Small Businesses of the Washington Street Mall.
Upper Township: Upper Township Rescue Squad Trunk or Treat
Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Amanda’s Field, 10 Sunset Dr., Woodbine
The Upper Township Rescue Squad will provide safe trick-or-treat fun for children of all ages! Cost is $5 per child and treat bags will be provided. Rain date is Wednesday, Oct. 24. There will be Best In Show awards for commercial and private vehicles. Register your vehicle by emailing your name, contact number, type of vehicle and entry name to TrunkorTreat@UpperRescue.com or call (609) 628-2476.
Cape May Point: Trick or Treat on the Trail
Friday, Oct. 25 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Cape May Point State Park, Lighthouse Avenue, Cape May Point
Join us for a spooktacular evening filled with crafts, critters and trick-or-treating! Meet at 6 p.m. at the entrance of the Red Trail. Come dressed in your Halloween best, and bring flashlights! Cost is $3 per child; parents are free. For more information, call (609) 884-2159. Rain date will be Saturday, Oct. 26.
Middle Township: Shore Family Success Center Trunk or Treat
Friday, Oct. 25 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Shore Family Success Center, 1046 Rt. 47, Unit B, Rio Grande
Shore Family Success Center will host its 7th Annual Spooky Walk & Trunk or Treat event! This free event provides a safe environment for children and families who wish to trick or treat. Grab treats, listen to great music, and tour the center! For more information, call (609) 778-6223.
Stone Harbor: Trick-or-Treating during Harvest Festival
Saturday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
96th Street Downtown Shopping District
During Stone Harbor’s Harvest Festival, enjoy free trick-or-treating to the 96th Street shops and businesses! For more information, call (609) 368-6101.
Avalon: Trunk or Treat
Saturday, Oct. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m.
30th Street Parking Lot, Avalon Community Hall
Bring the whole family over to Avalon and enjoy a costume parade, funnel cake, caramel apples and more! Participants of the event are encouraged to decorate a car for children to trunk or treat. Cars must be parked by 4:45 p.m. and cannot exit until 7 p.m. For more information, call (609) 967-3066 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Wildwood: Greater Wildwood Elks Halloween Haunted House
Saturday, Oct. 26 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Patio at Keenan’s, 113 Olde New Jersey Ave.
Trick-or-treaters will walk through a “haunted house” and receive treats. An annual Halloween tradition! Admission is free. For more information, call (609) 729-2170.
North Wildwood: Trunk or Treat Halloween Block Party
Saturday, Oct. 26 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Olde New Jersey Avenue between 2nd & Walnut avenues
A family fun event! Families are encouraged to bring their vehicles decorated for Halloween. Children will come in costume and visit each car where families will provide treats from the trunks of their cars. There will be no judging of the children’s costumes, but prizes will be awarded to the vehicles with the best decorations. Registration is free and forms are available at the North Wildwood Community Center. Parking for visitors will be available in the municipal lot at 2nd & Olde New Jersey avenues. For more information, call (609) 522-2955 or visit www.northwildwood.com.
Lower Township: Trunk or Treat during Autumn Fest
Sunday, Oct. 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Cape May Ferry Terminal Parking Lot, 1200 Lincoln Blvd., North Cape May
The Lower Township Department of Parks and Recreation in conjunction with the Lower Township Healthy Youth Coalition and the Delaware River and Bay Authority will host Autumn Fest beginning at 11:30 a.m. with food trucks, vendors, live music, kids activities including inflatables and games. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Trunk or Treat will be held at the parking area at the Cape May Ferry Terminal. For more information or to participate in the Trunk or Treat, 609-886-7880 ext. 0.
Cape May: Trick or Treat at the Physick Estate
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St.
On All Hallows Eve, there will be some spooky characters waiting to give treats to all of the brave youngsters at Cape May’s original haunted house, the Emlen Physick Estate. Trick-or-treating is free! For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org.
Woodbine: Trunk or Treat
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Woodbine Bike Path between Washington & Adams avenues
On Halloween night, Woodbine Recreation Commission will sponsor a Trunk or Treat event along the Woodbine Bike Path. The event is open to all Woodbine residents and there will be a car decorating contest. Residents may still provide Halloween treats at their homes during the set Trick or Treat hours.
To see all of the ways you can celebrate Halloween, visit www.dotheshore.com!