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MetroKids' Ultimate Guide to Fall Fun 2011

New Jersey

Happy Hayrides at Storybook Land

Fall Festivals

At farms, orchards and other sites, you can pick the perfect pumpkin, test your navigation skills in tricky corn mazes, play old-fashioned games, go on hayrides and meet barnyard animals, then finish the day with a farm-fresh treat like homemade ice cream and an apple cider donut.
Activities vary at each location, click a site name for more info.
Open weekends in Oct. unless specified.

Burlington County and Camden County, NJ
Blackwood Pumpkin Festival, Oct. 2 only
Collingswood, Oct. 22 only
Indian Acres Tree Farm, Medford
Johnson’s Corner Farm, Medford
Springdale Farms Corn Maze, Sat.-Sun. (also Flashlight Fridays, Sept. 30 & Oct. 7), Cherry Hill

Gloucester County, NJ
The ARC Gloucester’s Camp Sun ‘n Fun Halloween Adventure, Oct. 15 & 22, Williamstown
Creamy Acres Farm, Saturdays only (also Flashlight Corn Maze, Thurs.-Sat. nights), Mullica Hill
Duffield’s Farm, Saturdays only, Sewell
Mullica Hill Friends School, Oct. 1

Other NJ Counties:
Howell Living History Farm, Lambertville, Oct. 1-2 only
Terhune Orchards, Princeton
WheatonArts, Millville, Oct. 1-2 only

Down the Shore

Popular summer vacation spots are home to Halloween happenings this month. In the Wildwoods, Morey’s Piers launches its first-ever Morey’s Fears, a frightening Halloween experience for teens and adults. For all ages, the Wildwoods hosts the fundraising “Boardwalk Pumpkin Run,” Oct. 29, along with other contests, parades, trick-or-treating and a haunted house all weekend. In Cape May, the weeks leading up to Halloween feature ghost trolley tours, psychic teas and murder mystery dining events, concluding with trick-or-treating at the historic Emlen Physick Estate on Oct. 31. Ocean City merchants along Asbury Ave. are open for trick-or-treating, Oct. 29, and Atlantic City's Absecon Lighthouse hosts haunted tours, also Oct. 29.

More Fall Fun & Kid-Friendly Halloween Happenings in New Jersey

► Apple picking and family fun day at Hill Creek Farms, Mullica Hill
► Family fall festivals and trick-or-treating at Camden Children's Garden
► Halloween adventures at amusement parks: Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson and Storybook Land, Egg Harbor Twp.
► Not-so-scary Jump Nights at Pump It Up play center, Marlton
Nighttime nature hike in Medford and seasonal nature programs at Buttinger Nature Center in Pennington
► Halloween parties at Garden State Discovery Museum in Cherry Hill and Sahara Sam's indoor waterpark, Berlin
Halloween ballet performance in Voorhees
► Seasonal crafts, storytimes and events at Camden County libraries and Gloucester County libraries
► Spooky shows at Kelsey Theatre in West Windsor and Appel Farm, Elmer
► Trick-or-treating at Cumberland Mall
► Free Halloween pancakes at IHOP

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