Trick or Treat? It’s Halloween in Morristown!

via Morristown Patch

The Great Pumpkin Ball

When/Where: Friday at 6 p.m. at Good Grief, Morristown

Why Go: It’s the grief counseling service’s biggest fundraiser. Plus, it promises to be a lot of fun.

Cost: $195

Death and Mourning

When/Where: Friday at 6 p.m. at Historic Speedwell Village, Morristown

Why Go: To get into the Halloween spirit, witness a reenactment of a traditional 19th Century funeral.

Cost: $6-$10

Mount Tabor VFD Haunted House

When/Where: Friday and Saturday, 6-11 p.m.; Sunday (and Halloween Monday), 4-10 p.m. at the Old Mt. Tabor Firehouse at 5 Simpson Ave., Parsippany

Why Go: To be scared out of your wits for Halloween while helping a good cause (Check for special kid-friendly hours!)

Cost: $6 per body; funds raised benefit the volunteer fire department

Morristown Halloween Bike Ride

When/Where: Friday at 6:30 p.m. from Morristown Town Hall parking lot, 200 South St.

Why Go: It’s Morristown’s monthly community bike ride, but with a spooky twist! Light up your bike or wear a costume.

Cost: Free


Pumpkin Display at Vail Mansion

When/Where: Vail Mansion is located at 110 South St. in Morristown, Sunday, October 30th at 6pm

Why Go: Visitors to the mansion will be treated to a display of lighted jack-o-lanterns around the pool.

Cost: Free


Brite Nites

When/Where: Wagner Farms Arboretum in Warren Township on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Why Go: Family-friendly Halloween fun, with hundreds of carved pumpkins and a not-too-scary Haunted House.

Cost: $7 for kids and seniors; $10 for adults

Camoflauge Critters Walk

When/Where: Saturday at 1 p.m. at Pyramid Mountain

Why Go: Kids can wear costumes and camoflauge and learn how to disguise themselves from predators in the woods.

Cost: Free

DPD ‘All In For Disabilities’ Poker Tournament

When/Where: Saturday at 6 p.m. at American Legion Post 423, Jefferson

Why Go: To support the Department for Persons With Disabilities, and to win some big prizes.

Cost: $125 to buy in at the door.

Step Out Walk

When/Where: Saturday at TD Bank Ballpark, with the walk beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Why Go: Not only will you have the chance to raise money for diabetes research, but you will also get to take part in Halloween activities, like trunk-or-treating, pumpkin picking, a petting zoo and a costume contest.

Cost: A suggested donation is $20 per family to participate

ICON DANCE! Convention and Concert

When/Where: All day Sunday at the Sheraton Parsippany Hotel, 199 Smith Rd., Parsippany

Why Go: To learn the ICONic moves and skills it takes to be part of the infamous ICONic Boyz dance crew and, perhaps, enjoy the crew in concert

Cost: $85 for convention; $25 for concert

Morristown Farmers Market

When/Where: Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Parking Lot No. 10 (Morris and Spring streets)

Why Go: Nothing beats fresh, even later in the season.

Cost: Bring your wallet

Crazy Harvest Day

Where/When: At Modick Park in Hopatcong on Sunday at 10 a.m.

Why Go: Pumpkin picking. Free food. Bounce houses. ‘Nuff said.

Cost: Free

Historic Halloween Happenings at Fosterfields

When/Where: Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm

Why Go: You want to get a taste of old-fashioned Halloween fun from the 1920’s.

Cost: $6 for adults, $5 for seniors (65+), $4 for children ages 4 to 16, and $2 for children ages 2 and 3. Free for children under age 2 and Friends of Fosterfields and Cooper Gristmill with a valid membership card

Hauntings in the Somerset Hills: Fact or Fiction?

When/Where: The exhibit by The Historical Society of Somerset Hills continues every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. during October at the Brick Academy, 15 W. Oak St., Basking Ridge.

Why Go: Besides learning more about the history of some local places, you may be intrigued to hear and see exhibits about some of the history that still may be among us. Do you remember Phyllis, in search of her lost love? Or elegant but haunting Blairsden? You decide if you believe.

Price: Free

Ghosts: What Are They and How to Investigate Them

When/Where: Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Kinnelon Public Library

Why Go: So you can learn about ghosts and what to do if you are haunted and specifically learn about the ghosts that haunt Central New Jersey.

Cost: Free

Highlands Dinner Club Sunday Supper Series

When/Where: Sunday from 3 to 8 p.m. at Hyatt Morristown

Why Go: You’re interested in supporting the efforts of those seeking to utilize and raise awareness of our local food sources. Plus, a Sunday dinner sounds like an excellent way to close out your weekend (Read our preview of the event here).

Cost: $100 ($70 if you use special 30% code for Patch readers)

Morristown Halloween Parade

When/Where: Sunday at 3 p.m. at Morristown High School

Why Go: You want to show off your spooky costume and be in the running to win a prize!

Cost: Free

Pumpkin Illumination Event

When/Where: Sunday at 4:45 p.m. at Vail Mansion, Morristown

Why Go: You have a pre-carved pumpkin you want to see lit up with many others; you like scary stories, as will be told in the Mayo Performing Arts Center

Cost: Free

Musica Morristown Halloween Spooktacular

When/Where: Sunday at 5 p.m., at The College of St. Elizabeth

Why Go: You want to see the 1929 silent movie The Iron Mask starring Douglas Fairbanks brought to life with symphonic music.

Cost: $25-$50; students K-12, $12

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