Terror in the Junkyard in Egg Harbor Township
There is still one weekend left to experience the scares lurking inside Fleming's Junkyard, as the Scullville Fire Department presents its annual Terror in the Junkyard 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 27. Hayride tickets are $10; maze tickets are $5. A combo ticket is $13. Fleming's Junkyard is located at 353 Zion Road in Egg Harbor Township. Go to www.scullvillefire.org.
Vampire Bash at Elaine's in Cape May
Dress to impress - vampire style - at an unforgettable Halloween Bash 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Elaine's Famous Dinner Theater. Dinner and a show are followed by the Halloween Vampire Bash beginning at 9:30 p.m. The $20 party price includes a top secret Halloween cocktail, live music by Soulshine and a vampire fashion decade costume contest. Prizes will be awarded for the best costume
Elaine's Victorian Inn is located at 513 Lafayette St., Cape May. Call 609-884-4358 or go to www.elainesdinnertheater.com.
Fright Night in Ocean City
Don your most frightening costume and head to the Ocean City Yacht Club 7 p.m. Friday for Fright Night. This year's theme is "Till Death Do Us Part." Tickets are $65 per person and include a costume portrait. Proceeds benefit Community Art Projects (CAP). There will be prizes awarded for the best costumes. The Ocean City Yacht Club is located at Bay and Battersea Road. Call 609-425-2687 or go to
Eagle Theatre's 'Rocky Horror Show'
The Eagle Theatre will once again present a live production of "The Rocky Horror Show" from Friday through Nov. 3. The production invites audience members to participate in the show via call-and-response as well as through usage of various props. Fans of the cult classic will find themselves in familiar territory with this production, while those attending the event for the first time can expect a performance unlike any other.
"The Rocky Horror Show" will run 8 p.m. Friday and Wednesday, Oct. 31, and 11:59 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets can be purchased at www.TheEagleTheatre.com, or reserved by calling the box office at 609-704-5012. Outside props will not be permitted in the theatre. However, prop bags will be available for purchase at the door. This event is recommended for mature audiences.
Wildwoods Boardwalk 10K/5K Pumpkin Run
The fourth annual Wildwoods Boardwalk Pumpkin Run will take place Saturday. This festive Boardwalk event offers a 5K and 10K run along with a 1-mile family walk, starting at 10 a.m. rain or shine. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. inside the Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood. Participants are encouraged to dress in their favorite Halloween costumes to vie for the prizes in the best dressed categories of family, youth, infant and best all around.
Registration is $25 for adults and $10 for those 18 and under. All participants receive a Pumpkin Run T-shirt. The Pumpkin Run has raised more than $23,000 for Margaret Mace, Glenwood Avenue, Cape Trinity and Crest Memorial schools.
Kid-friendly Haunted House in Ocean City
The Ocean City Repertory Theater is presenting its second annual kid-friendly haunted house - a well-lit, less scary trick-or-treat tour 4 to 7 p.m. Friday to Sunday. Admission is $5 per child. Children will wander through a non-scary haunted house that weaves through decorated scenes and includes games, face painting, bubbles, balloons and more. Dressing up is not mandatory, but it is encouraged. There will be goblin gift bags for all children. The theater is located at 813 Asbury Ave. Call 609-457-668 or go to www.ocrep.org.
Halloween Event in Galloway
The Galloway Towne Center Merchants will hold the 9th annual Towne Center Halloween Event 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Children 12 and younger are invited to begin trick or treating in front of the Municipal Building, where they can pick up a trick-or-treat bag. Go to www.gallowaytwp-nj.gov.
Creepy Fairytales at Congress Hall
Come and enjoy the spookiest night of the year at Congress Hall in Cape May, when the Phantom Ball is held 8 to 11 p.m. Friday. The annual adult Halloween party in Congress Hall's ballroom boasts a "Creepy Fairytales" theme so dress up as a favorite storybook character gone naughty and bad. Tickets are $25. A Phantom Ball weekend package is available that includes a two-night stay, a Cape May ghost tour, dining credit to Blue Pig Tavern and admission to the ball. Call 888-944-1816, or go to www.congresshall.com.
Morey's Fears in Wildwood
There is one final weekend to experience the terror behind the amusement park, as Morey's Fears - Terror on the Boardwalk remains open through Saturday. This year's evil attraction includes two new haunts - The Other Side: Pirates of the Wildwoods and the Terror Trench, which invites guests to explore the haunted (and now drained) lazy river.
Morey's Fears runs from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. General admission is $30. Season Pass Members can present their pass to save $10 off admission. Admission will include unlimited use of all attractions and access to Mariner's Landing Pier. This event is not intended for children 8 and younger. Guests are not permitted to wear masks, costumes or makeup to the event. Go to www.moreysfears.com or call 609-522-3900.
Halloween Parade and Fun Fair in Wildwood
Halloween in the Wildwoods kicks off Friday with the annual Halloween parade followed by a free Halloween fun fair at the Wildwoods Convention Center. The parade is scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m. at Wildwood and Pacific avenues, proceeding south and ending at the Wildwoods Convention Center. Registration begins at 5:15 p.m. and all float and non-float divisions of the parade must be registered to participate in the parade. Winners from the parade will be announced at the fun fair, set to take place from 7 to 9:30 p.m. All attendees are encouraged to join in the fun by wearing Halloween costumes. Call 609-522-4546.
Trunk or Treat in Wildwood Crest
The Wildwood Crest Recreation Department will host its annual Halloween Trunk or Treat 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Pre-registered adults bring their Halloween-decorated vehicles to the Wildwood Crest Pier parking lot at Heather Road and Ocean Avenue, where they will distribute candy from the trunks of their vehicles to children outfitted for Halloween. The event includes other Halloween related activities, a DJ, refreshments and prizes awarded to the best decorated vehicles. Trunk or Treat is a free event, but vehicles must be pre-registered to take part. Registration forms are available at the Crest Pier Recreation Center. Call 609-523-0202.
Haunted Seaport in Tuckerton
Visit Tuckerton Seaport, if you dare, for three scary nights of fun as the historic seaport becomes the Haunted Seaport. Haunted Seaport will take place 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, Friday and Saturday. Pirates and Sea Captains long lost at sea will stroll the Seaport's boardwalk for a night of screams. Try to find your way out of the phragmites maze and climb aboard a ghostly hayride. For an additional $10, take a ride aboard the Black Pearl Pirate Ship, where there will be a family Halloween-themed dance party. The ship will set sail at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. each night, and advance reservations are strongly recommended. There also will be a non-scary pumpkin patch for children with crafts, stories and games.
General Admission is $8 for all ages. Seaport members pay $5. Hayrides are $2 with paid admission and free for Seaport members. Tuckerton Seaport is located at 120 West Main St., historic Tuckerton. Call 609-296-8868 or go to www.TuckertonSeaport.org.
It's time again for the ultimate scare in the garden as Leaming's Run becomes "Screaming's Run" 7 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday with three all-new events. The classic haunted walk is a search for the legendary "Swamp Ape" led by a tour guide through the dark woods. The walk is appropriate for children and adults, and provides plenty of entertainment along with scares. Phobia takes you inside the tortured mind of someone slowly losing the battle against fear. Quarantine is a race against time to escape through a medical facility overrun by the infected. Both Phobia and Quarantine are recommended for ages 12 and up. Leaming's Run Gardens is located at 1845 Route 9 North in Swainton. Single event tickets are $7. A combo ticket to all three events is $15. Go to www.screamingsrun.com.
Ghosts in Cape May
There is no shortage of haunted happenings in Cape May this month. The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) is offering everything from ghost trolley tours, psychic teas, murder mystery dinners, paranormal experiences with investigator and medium Craig McManus and more, through Wednesday:
- Physick Estate Tour - Tour the original haunted house, the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, on Saturday. A family-friendly tour takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. The "terror tour" runs from 7 to 10 p.m. and includes special effects and scary characters. The family-friendly tour is $10 for adults and $5 for children (ages 3-12). The evening tour is $15 for adults and $12 for children.
- Judson Bennett House Tour - This is a self-guided Halloween Tour, taking place at the historic Judson Bennett House at 835 Washington St. Includes the grounds and the first floor. Tours are offered 7 and 8 p.m. Friday. Admission is $10.
- Madame Parmentier's Psychic Teas - Enjoy a psychic demonstration with selected readings over tea featuring the Psychic Twins, Adele and Allison, who work professionally as psychic mediums, educators and motivational speakers. Madame Parmentier's Psychic Tea is at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Carriage House Cafe & Tearoom on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. $40.
- A Walk with the Ghost Writer - Psychic medium Craig McManus will talk about the houses where he has sensed paranormal activity on this walking tour 7 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $25 per person.
- Phantoms of Cape May House Tour - A self-guided tour 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday of a selection of Cape May's Victorian properties decorated for Halloween. Admission is $20 for adults and $15 for children 3 to 12 and includes the Phantoms Tour.
- A Ride with the Ghost Writer - Psychic medium Craig McManus will talk about the history of the houses where he has sensed paranormal activity and legends of ghost activity in Cape May 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Friday, and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Friday trolleys depart from the Washington Street Mall Information Booth, Washington Street at Ocean, and Saturday trolleys depart from the Physick Estate. $25 per person.
- Ghosts of the Lighthouse Trolley Tour - Hear a ghostly tale at the Cape May Lighthouse with time to climb to the top 8 p.m. Saturday. Tour leaves from the Physick Estate. $20 for adults and $15 for children.
- Tales of Terror Trolley Ride - Taking place 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Ride leaves from the Washington Street Mall Information Booth. $10 adults, $7 children.
- Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tours - A guide will relate the spooky stories of psychic medium Craig McManus during this 30-minute evening ride Friday to Sunday and Wednesday. Tour times vary. Trolleys depart from the Washington Street Mall Information Booth except for tours on Saturday, which depart from Emlen Physick Estate. $10 adults, $7 children.