Halloween fan? Well we have a treat for you (no tricks this year!). Princeton’s businesses have put together great events to celebrate, including some that are family-friendly, in the last few days leading up to the spookiest day of the year. Enjoy them…if you dare.

Color Me Mine Pumpkin Painting Party

301 N Harrison Street, Princeton, NJ 08540

When: Saturday, October 24th, 11am - 5pm

Choose a Halloween piece and paint outdoors under the covered walkway. Afterwards enjoy a beautiful new piece of art! $5 studio fees unless you’re a kid in a costume - then you get in free! Reservations required at princeton.colormemine.com

Color Me Mine Pumpkin Painting Party

Photo via https://www.instagram.com/colormemineprinceton/


Crossing Vineyards & Winery Howl-O-Ween

1853 Wrightstown Road, Newtown, PA 18940


When: Saturday & Sunday, October 24th-25th, 12pm - 6pm

Dress up your favorite doggies and bring them to Crossing Vineyards outdoor spaces for a Howl-O-Ween Pawty!  Pose with your pooch for a complimentary pic (Noon to 2 pm). Wear your own costume and get a coupon for a free wine tasting. Enjoy specials from the bar, spooky music and, of course, treats for your pup.

Note: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, pets must be kept outside and on leashes.

A woman with her dog at crossing vineyards

Photo via https://www.instagram.com/sippinsteph/


Nomad Pizza Pumpkin Carving Contest

301 N Harrison Street, Princeton, NJ 08540

When: Sunday, October 25th, 3pm - 5pm

Can you carve a masterpiece? Show off your skills at Nomad, where the pumpkins are provided and donations will be given to the Mr. Rodgers Neighborhood Project. Winner will receive 10 free pizzas delivered to their house (must be in the Princeton area) on Halloween.

Nomad Pizza Pumpkin Carving Contest

Photo via https://www.scottspizzatours.com/


D&R Greenway Drive-Through Masquerade Parade

St. Michaels Farm Preserve, Hopewell, NJ 08525


When: Saturday, October 31st, 1pm - 6pm

A safer way to trick-or-treat is a parade! D&R Greenway is turning their annual Masquerade Ball into a parade this year filled with themed floats to enjoy. Drive past each one in your car (with or without a costume). Note: passengers are encouraged to create lively signs to the event theme of “ I Love Land Because…” Humor is encouraged!

Best selling author/artist Patrick McDonnell, creator of the MUTTS comic strip, is creating an iconic welcome surprise for parade goers along the route. Registration, along with full details of the event can be found on their website (listed above).

D&R Greenway Drive-Through Masquerade Parade

Photo via https://drgreenway.org



More fall friendly events for the family found HERE.