Halloween Events in Cape May County

Halloween is coming up fast – the whole month of October is filled with Halloween and pumpkin-themed events. If we missed an event, please email chall@cmcherald.com 

Scarecrow Alley at the Physick Estate  

1048 Washington St, Cape May  

All October long   

The grounds of Cape May’s original haunted house, the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., have been transformed for the spooky season. Scarecrow Alley is a highlight of the Estate’s Halloween decorations. Walk the grounds and vote for your favorite ghoulishly gruesome or foolishly funny scarecrow. Free admission to the grounds. 

Halloween Movie Morning

Saturday, October 14 at 10 a.m.  

Avalon Library, 235 32nd St. 

Enjoy a kid-friendly movie at this Saturday Morning Movie program. We’ll be showing a classic G-rated Halloween movie. Parents are asked to remain with children at library programs. 

Cold Spring Village Pumpkin Festival

This event has been canceled due to weather

Saturday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Cold Spring Village, 733 Seashore Road   

Celebrate all things Halloween and autumn at the 29th Annual Pumpkin Festival. 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. 

Lower Township Halloween Costume Parade 

This event has been canceled due to weather

Saturday, October 14 at 11 a.m.  

Historic Cold Spring Village 

The parade starts promptly at 11 a.m. – Registration begins on October 7 at the Lower Township Recreation Center on weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays from 12 to 4 p.m. 

Sea Isle Halloween Parade 

Friday, October 20 from 7 to 8 p.m. 

 45th St. & Landis Ave. to JFK Blvd Sea Isle City 

Come out for the annual parade and join other locals for a DJd dance party at Excursion Park after the parade.  

Ghoul Spring Village

Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. 

Historic Cold Spring Village, 735 Seashore Rd, Lower Township 

The village is offering a family-friendly haunted walk-thru for young and old alike. There will also be hayrides. The entrance to experience Ghoul Spring Village is from Seashore Road only. 

Rain or shine event! 

Drinks & Drag Queen Halloween Show 

Friday, October 20 at 8 p.m. 

Wildwoods Convention Center 

Join us for a hilarious, entertaining and wicked good time at the “Halloqween” drag show and party! Come dressed for the costume contest. This is a FUNdraiser for the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. This is an adult event. 

OC Dog Day and Howl-O-Ween Parade 

Saturday, October 21 at 3 p.m. – (dogs also permitted on the boardwalk Oct. 22)

Ocean City Boardwalk, parade begins at 6th Street  

Contestants are encouraged to dress themselves and their pooch in zany, fun Halloween costumes in the spirit of the season. Dogs can roam the boardwalk before the parade takes place. Registration begins at 2:00 p.m. at the Sports & Civic Center. The parade begins at 3:00 p.m. and the procession is from 6th to 14th Street on the Boardwalk. 

Sea Isle Harvest Classic 

Saturday, October 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

Excursion Park 

Sea Isle City is celebrating the cool weather with a free festival that includes hayrides on the beach, pumpkin decorating, local vendors, a pie baking contest, a scarecrow contest, live music, and more. Rain date Sunday, October 22. 

Boo Fest – Makers Market 

Sunday, October 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Wildwoods Convention Center  

Come visit over 30 of the best vendors of the Jersey Shore at the Wildwoods Convention Center. It’s a spooky event, with face painting, kids activities, and plenty of vendors. 

Cape May Halloween Parade 

Sunday, October 22 from 3 to 4 p.m. 

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. Parade registration is free and begins at 1:30 p.m. on the corner of Perry Street and the Washington Street Mall. 

Ocean City Halloween Festival 

Tuesday, October 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. 

Ocean City Free Public Library 

All ages welcome – costumes encouraged! Come out for a dry ice station, games, candy, crafts, and more.  

Kids / Teen Event: Pumpkin Painting 

Tuesday, October 24 from 3 to 4 p.m. 

Court House Library 

Make your very own spooky, crazy, or just plain funny painted-pumpkin! Just in time for Halloween! Supplies will be provided. 

“Mushrooms Don’t Have to Be Spooky” 

Tuesday, October 24 from 6 to 7 p.m. 

Court House Library Presentation Room 

Mushrooms Don’t Have to Be Spooky – But sometimes they are! Join us for a fun and frightful look at fungi. 

Middle Township Halloween Parade 

Wednesday, October 25 at 7 p.m. 

Registration is open now – register at www.middletownship.recdesk.com 

Lower Township Pumpkin Painting 

Thursday, October 26 from 3 to 4 p.m. 

Lower Township Library, Joseph Millman Room 

Make your very own spooky, crazy, or just plain funny painted-pumpkin! Just in time for Halloween! Supplies will be provided. 

Cape May Halloween Crafternoon 

Thursday, October 26 from 4 to 6 p.m. 

Cape May Library Children’s Room 

Kids ages 4 and up are invited to join us for an afternoon of crafting fun! 

Ocean City Halloween Parade  

Thursday, October 26 at  7:15 p.m. 

The parade starts on 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. 

Ghostbusters at Rotary Park  

Friday, October 27 at 7 p.m. 

Rotary Park, Cape May 

Bring your beach chair or blanket as Ghostbusters is shown on a big screen in Rotary Park, just off the Mall.  In the event of rain, the movie is moved to Convention Hall. 

Avalon Trunk or Treat 

Saturday, October 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. 

30 Street Parking Lot 

There will be a costume parade, hayrides on the beach, cotton candy, caramel apples, and more! No registration is necessary, but cars must be parked by 4:45 and can not exit until 7 p.m. Please decorate your car!  

Wildwood Haunted Gym and Trunk or Treat

Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28 from 5 to 8 p.m.   

Byrne Community Center, 406 W Youngs Ave, Wildwood  

Join the City of Wildwood’s fun filled family event at the J. Byrne Community Center! Trunk or Treat will take place on Friday from 5-8 p.m. (rain date Saturday 5-8 p.m.) On Friday and Saturday from 5-8 p.m. walk through the haunted gym! Register your car in advance to participate in the Trunk or Treat. 

Halloween Crafts & Collectibles Show 

Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street 

Stone Harbor Business District Trick or Treat 

Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Stone Harbor 96th Street and Surrounding Businesses 

Bring your little ghouls, ghosts & goblins downtown Stone Harbor and Trick or Treat in and out of our Stone Harbor Chamber Member businesses. Shop & support our small businesses. Look for the ghost signs on participating businesses’ windows or doors. 

Woodbine American Legion Halloween Dance 

Saturday, October 28 from 7 to 11 p.m.  

525 Washington Ave, Woodbine  

This dance party is “oldies themed” and featured four decades of rock and roll. Prizes go to the best costume! The cost is $10 at the door and proceeds benefit the Legion.  

North Wildwood Trunk-or-Treat Halloween Block Party 

Saturday, October 28 at 5:30 p.m. 

Olde NJ Ave in North Wildwood 

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. Prizes for best decorated vehicles. Vehicle check-in is at 4:30 p.m. 

Halloween – A Haunted History 

Saturday, Oct 28 at 1 p.m. 

Tennis Building, 250 39th St, Avalon 

Author and photographer Kevin Woyce explores the strange history of Halloween, from Old World harvest festivals to our modern family holiday, with an eerie slideshow filled with original photographs and antique Halloween cards, advertisements, artwork, and movie posters. Discover the origins of seasonal traditions including jack-o’lanterns and trick or treating. 

Greater Wildwood Elks Halloween Haunted House 

Saturday, October 28 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. 

Elks Lodge, 109 West 1st Avenue, in North Wildwood 

Trick-or-treaters walk through a “haunted house” and receive treats. 

Boo at the Zoo

Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cape May County Park in Court House, by the Zoo

Visitors of all ages are invited to wear a costume to this fun family event, which includes activities for the kids, a craft station, games, candy, entertainment, animals, an inflatable obstacle course, a pirate ship, and more. For more info, visit the county’s website.