Cape May County Halloween Events

Halloween Events are taking place all across Cape May County! Here’s our guide to all things Halloween, sorted in chronological order. The list will be updated as events are announced. Our Trick or Treat guide will release closer to Halloween.

Fall Pumpkin Party  

Monday, October 3 at 5:30 p.m.  

165 Academy Road, Dennisville 

The Dennis Township School District is hosting a Family Pumpkin Party. There will be vendors, crafts, games, a costume swap, a pumpkin decorating contest, and more! Join us for a night of not-so-scary family fun! 

Creatures of the Night: Bats of NJ 

Thursday, October 6 from 6 to 7 p.m.  

Cape May Court House Library 

The talk covers a general overview of bats (what they are, how they work, how diverse they are), a look at the bats we have here in NJ, how bats can be beneficial to humans, myths and misconceptions about bats, threats to bats, and what we can do to help combat those threats.  This talk hopes to show attendees that bats are our friends (not something to fear). 

Kid’s Halloween Dance Party  

Saturday, October 8 at 10 a.m.  

Avalon Free Public Library  

It’s a Kids’ Halloween Dance Party! Break out your costume early as our DJ keeps the music going. “Monster Mash,” anyone? 

Cold Spring Village Pumpkin Festival  

Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Cold Spring Village, 733 Seashore Road  

This fun, free event will take place on the grounds of Historic Cold Spring Village and is presented by the Lower Township Rotary Club. Guests are encouraged to donate non-perishable goods to the ‘Share the Harvest’ Food Drive. 

Families can enjoy pumpkin painting and games throughout the day. A variety of crafters will sell their wares along the Village’s shell-paved lanes. Vendors will be selling hot dogs, funnel cake, and other snacks. Visit a haunted house at the Village Barn. Don’t miss the Children’s Halloween Parade at 11 a.m. 

Animal Welfare Trunk or Treat 

Saturday, October 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

40 Route 47 South (Delsea Drive) Cape May Court House 

Trunk or Treat for the kids and a separate one for the animals too!!! Stop by and enjoy music, games, raffles, animals, a Pet Halloween Costume Contest, light refreshments including popcorn from our popcorn machine, cotton candy, Halloween cookies, etc.. We are co-hosting with Steve Serwatka of NJ Nature, who will be bringing some of his own animals too!! 

The pet Halloween costume contest is at 1 p.m. – all animals must be leashed! 

Sea Isle Halloween Parade & Dance Party 

Friday, October 21 at  7 p.m.  

Parade Route: 44th & Landis to 39th & Landis / Dance Party: Excursion Park 

The parade will feature live music, strolling entertainers, floats, local organizations and many well-costumed participants.  The Halloween Awards Ceremony and Family Dance Party will take place at the Excursion Park Band Shell immediately after the parade. The dance party will keep your “spirits” high and delight families with seasonal music and popular dance favorites. 

Ghoul Spring Village

Friday & Saturday, October 21 and 22 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Historic Cold Spring Village

Historic Cold Spring Village is offering a family-friendly haunted walk-thru for young and old alike. Proceeds benefit HCSV Foundation, a non-profit living history museum. $4.00 Admission fee for children and adults. The entrance to experience Ghoul Spring Village is from Seashore Road ONLY.

Olde Tyme Harvest Festival  

Saturday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Mechanic Street, Cape May Court House  

Middle Township celebrates fall with one of its biggest festivals of the year. This fall-fest will have rides, vendors, food trucks, live music, and more.  

Guests are encouraged to come in their best Halloween costumes, and a pumpkin decorating contest will be held. 

Ale O’ Ween  

Saturday, October 22  

565 Dennisville Rd 

The 3rd Annual Dennis Township Ale O’ Ween community festival will be taking place on Saturday, October 22nd featuring local breweries, food trucks, and live entertainment! 

Don’t forget to bring your lawn chair! 

We will be accepting a limited amount of vendors on a first come / first served basis. Please contact me at matalucci@dennistwp.org to get on the list! 

“Creepy Jeepy” at the Zoo 

Saturday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Cape May County Zoo 

There will be a jeep decorating contest, Trunk or Treat, a costume contest and parade, and more fun events at the Zoo! The event is only open to the first 150 Jeeps.  

Trophies for the top 5 Jeeps!! 

Humane Society’s “Howl-O-Ween” Parade 

Saturday, October 22 from 3 to 4 p.m. 

6th to 12th Street on the Ocean City Boardwalk 

Contestants are encouraged to dress themselves and their pooch in zany, fun Halloween costumes in the spirit of the season. Registration begins at 2 p.m. at the Sports & Civic Center. The parade begins at 3 p.m. and the procession is from 6th to 12th Street on the Boardwalk. Vendor and Parade registration is now open at www.ocnj.us/DogDay. 

Muscle Car Invasion and Trunk or Treat at the Zoo 

Sunday, October 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Cape May County Zoo 

This Modern Muscle Car Invasion is new for 2022 and inclues a Trunk or Treat. The event will will have center stage with modern muscle cars proudly parked on the main lawn area and decorated for Halloween. The best dressed cars will receive a Trophy! 

There will be a trunk or treat, a kids costume contest and parade, an adult / group / club costume contest, and food on-site.  

Cape May Halloween Parade  

Sunday, October 23 at 3 p.m.  

Route listed below 

Cape May’s Annual Halloween Parade returns! The parade route begins at Perry Street and Carpenters Lane, proceeds down Carpenters Lane to Ocean Street, travels down Washington Street, and ends at the Emlen Physick Estate located at 1048 Washington Street.  

Pre-registration is available at Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach venue, or download the registration form by visiting www.capemaycity.com

Middle Township Halloween Parade 

Wednesday, October 26 at 7 p.m.  

The parade will travel north along Route 9 to W. Mechanic Street. Judging will take place in front of the library. Lineup begins at Memorial Field at 6 p.m.  

Lunch & Learn: Cape May’s Paranormal History 

Thursday, October 27, from 12 to 1 p.m.  

Cape May Court House Library Presentation Room 

The lecture, presented by the Historic Cold Spring Village, will teach guests about Cape May’s haunted history. Feel free to bring your lunch! Light refreshments will be available. 

Ocean City Halloween Parade 

Thursday, October 27 from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. 

Asbury Ave. from 6th – 11th Street. 

Sponsored by the Ocean City Exchange Club. For more information call 1-800-813-5580 or visit ochp.blogspot.com/ 

North Wildwood Trunk-or-Treat Halloween Block Party 

Saturday, October 29 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.  

Olde NJ Ave in North Wildwood 

Vehicle check-in is at 4:30 p.m. There will be music, magic, balloon twisting and more! 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. Registration is free and forms are available at 900 Central Avenue in North Wildwood or at City Hall. All vehicles participating in the event must be registered.  

Boo at the Zoo  

Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

Cape May County Zoo 

The Cape May County Park and Zoo’s annual “Boo at the Zoo” event returns! Sponsored by the Cape May County Board of Commissioners, this event is free and open to the public.  

Visitors of all ages are invited to wear a costume to this fun family event, which includes activities for the kids, games, candy, entertainment, animals, inflatable obstacle course, pirate ship and more. A Costume Contest will start at 11 a.m., registration begins at 10 a.m. An awards presentation will follow the Halloween costume contest with exciting entertainment and our very own ambassador animals. No Rain Date. 

Halloween Costume Skate 

Saturday, October 29 from 4 p.m. to dusk 

Ocean City Skate Park at Fifth Street and Asbury Avenue 

The Ocean City Skate Park will celebrate Halloween from 4 p.m. to dusk on Saturday, Oct. 29. Skateboarders are invited to come dressed for the holiday. There will be prizes for the best costume and best trick, and candy for the participants 

Halloween Crafts and Collectibles Show  

October 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street 

Avalon Trunk or Treat  

Saturday, October 29 from 5 to 7 p.m.  

30th Street Parking Lot, Avalon Community Hall 

Cars must be parked by 4:45 and can’t leave until 7 p.m. – Participants are encouraged to decorate their cars! There will be a costume parade, hayrides on the beach, cotton candy, caramel apples, and more! 

Sea Isle City Trunk-or-Treat  

Monday, October 31 at 5 p.m.  

42nd Place Municipal Parking Lot