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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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