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MetroKids' Ultimate Guide to Fall Fun 2015

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Happy Hayrides at Storybook Land

Harvest Fun

Creamy Acres Farm, Mullica Hill
Through Oct.; closed Sun.
The Little Goblin Pass for kids 12 and younger gives unlimited access every Sat. to farm activities, including the kiddie corn maze, cow carts, hayrides and bounce houses.

Duffield’s Farm, Sewell
 Through Oct.; closed Sun.
Take a hayride to the fields for U-pick apples and pumpkins, or climb aboard the Barnyard Express and jump in the BarnBounce. New this year, cast your vote for the Scarecrow Contest.

Garden State Discovery Museum & Springdale Farm, Cherry Hill
Oct. 3 & 4
These two family-fun hot spots are teaming up for Pumpkin Palooza, held at both locations each day. At the museum, visitors can take pony rides, create autumnal crafts and enjoy hands-on exhibits & a moon bounce. Over at the farm, the fun includes pumpkin-painting, hayrides and a corn maze featuring a volcano.

Howell's Living History Farm, Lambertville
Fri.-Sun. through Oct.
Exercise your legs and your brain at this corn maze with a twist. Families work together to find puzzle pieces and solve trivia related to this year’s theme, “Don’t Be Chicken,” that point the way out.

Indian Acres Tree Farm, Medford
Weekends through Oct.
After picking the perfect pumpkin, kids can take a barrel-train ride, test their skills during a ball-launch game and jump on the giant pillow bounce.

Johnson’s Corner Farm, Medford
Through Oct.
Kids with a soft spot for critters will love the Discovery Barnyard and Animal Farm, while pick-your-own apples, gourds and pumpkins line the fields.

Maugeri Farms, Swedesboro
Sat. & Sun. through Oct.
The farm offers non-scary fun during Harvest Days, complete with a hay-bale maze, treasure hunt, pumpkin-painting station and plenty of apple-cider donuts.

McCanns Farm, Elk Township
Through Oct.
This fall-fun haven features a corn maze, visits with animals, a pumpkin patch and hayrides on a wheelchair-accessible wagon.

Mood’s Farm Market, Mullica Hill
Through Oct.; closed Sun.
Don your costume for the annual Halloween parade, where a contest awards superlatives from funniest to most farm-related. Kids also let their creativity flow during scarecrow-making workshops and pumpkin painting on select dates.

Terhune Orchards, Princeton
Sat. & Sun. through Nov. 1
Explore the fields for pumpkin- and apple-picking, then decorate your bounty at the pumpkin-painting station.


Halloween Happenings

BloodShed Farms, Columbus
Fri. & Sat. through Nov. 1
At this attraction’s Fear Fest, creep through the halls of a dilapidated prison (moved from the Burlington County Prison Museum) and brave a dark, sprawling forest to follow the Trail of Terror.

Cohanzick Zoo, Bridgeton
Oct. 24
Put on your wildest costume for Boo at the Zoo. Kids can trick-or-treat near the animals, make crafts and get in line for face painting, the proceeds of which will support the zoo’s exotic residents.

Creamy Acres Farm, Mullica Hill
Sat. & Sun. through Oct.
After its daytime activities, the farm hosts Night of Terror, where participants must make sense of seemingly aimless trails in the haunted corn maze and a haunted house with zombies at every turn.

Field of Terror, East Windsor
Fri.-Sun. through Oct.
Visitors can maneuver their way through the twisted rooms of the Unknown Barn and experience hair-raising illusions in the 3D haunted house — but there’s nowhere to run during the Zombie Hayride. 

Hoots-N-Howls, Haddonfield Heights
Oct. 24
This annual bash offers all the staples of fall fun. The fest kicks off with a parade at 10th & Station Aves., followed by a spooky magic show, train rides, a jack-o-lantern carving contest, games and a haunted house.

Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson
Fri.-Sun. through Nov. 1
Fright Fest features kid-friendly “thrills by day,” with a trick-or-treat masquerade and meet-and-greets with costumed Looney Tunes characters. As darkness falls, visitors to amped-up “fright by night” activities will take on mazes packed with lurking spooks, scare trails, roaming zombies and Halloween-themed shows.

Storybook Land, Egg Harbor Twp.
Thurs.-Sun. through Oct.
Frightless fun abounds at this park, where families can navigate the haybale-maze, sit back and relax on Happy Hayrides and decorate pumpkins. Stock up on goodies during Trick-or-Treat Weekend Oct. 23-25.

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