Wicked Witch of Aberdeen - Lurking among the hay bales on Samaha Farms in Aberdeen is a wicked, wicked witch. The kind of witch that captures children and holds them hostage. If you are brave enough to battle her spells, than take a hayride at Samaha Farms. This hayride is designed with children in mind.
Third Annual Keyport Witch Walk - Dress in your witchy best for a haunted tour of Keyport at 10 p.m. until midnight on Oct. 20. This event is sponsored by Jersey Shore Ghost Tours and Monmouth County Broom & Brew.
Haunted Mansion, Matawan - All old houses go bump in the night. Stairs creak, floorboards moan and drafts blow through aging windows. But do 288-year-old houses whisper sayings like, "Be gone," "Are you the Corn King," or "Your son is dead,"? Take a guided tour of the Burrowes' Mansion on Main Street in Matawan on Oct. 21 from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. to see what history haunts this home.
Paranormal Investigation, Matawan - Investigate the reported paranormal activity for yourself at Burrowes' Mansion in Matawan with an actual paranormal investigation team on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Cemetery Tour, Matawan - Take a guided walking tour through one of New Jersey's most haunted cemeteries. The Matawan Historical Society will hold the second annual walking tour of Rosehill Cemetery on Ravine Drive on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. and Sunday, Oct. 21 at 2 p.m.
Other spooktacular events in Monmouth County:
The Haunted Hayride, the Haunted Wooded Trail, and the Haunted Barn, Marlboro - Think you are brave enough to handle the hauntings found at C. Casola Farms in Marlboro? Check the website for dates, times, and tickets prices if you dare.
The Haunted Hayride, Freehold – The Haunted Hayride has been revamped with a new location and new thrills. From 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Oct. 20 all are invited to go on a haunted adventure on old-fashioned wagons that run through the paths around Lake Topanemus. Think you have what it takes to scare your friends and neighbors? Haunters are needed for the hayride. For more information contact Billy Anderson by phone: 732-995-2137 or e-mail: email@example.com.
The Cemetery Club, Freehold – The Cemetery Club, Center Players current production will launch their 2012-13 season on Oct. 26 at Freehold’s award-winning resident theater company. For more information visit theevent’s Patch listing.
Jack-O-Lantern Judging, Freehold – Jack-O-Lantern judging will take place outside the Hall of Records from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Pumpkins are judged in various categories including best overall for age groups 5 and under, 6 through 9, 10 through 13, 14 through 17, and 18 and over. For more information or to volunteer to help with this event, please contact Lori Seperac at LSeperac@optonline.net.
Costume Contest and Parade, Freehold – The Costume Contest will be held from noon until 12:45, the Halloween Parade will begin at 1 p.m. In past years, as many as 800 children and adults have showed off their costumes in the parade that marches through Freehold Borough. Prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories including age and family costumes. For more information about the parade or contest visit the event’s page.
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