October is the best time to celebrate fall and, of course, "Spooky Season!" Check out these frightening, fall fun activities in Mercer County. From adult trick or treating to family fall fun, you don't want to miss out! 

Hometown Halloween Parade

Palmer Square Green, Princeton

Date: October 28, 5:15pm - 6pm

Dress up in your best costume and join the Arts Council of Princeton for music by the Princeton University Band, trunk or treats and of course a parade through Downtown Princeton! The parade departs promptly at 5:45pm and continues en route to the Princeton Family YMCA. 

Halloween Parade - Princeton


Trick Or Treat For Grown-ups

Crossing Vineyards & Winery

Date: October 29th, 3pm - 4:30pm

This is a must do for all adults who love "Spooky Season!" Spend the afternoon with some wine and sweets pairings, like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, M&Ms and candy corn. Feel free to wear costumes to get in the spirit! Reservations necessary. Cost: $35 per person. See website for details and reservations.


Family Fright Fest: Ghostbusters (1984)

Hopewell Theater

5 S Greenwood Ave, Hopewell, NJ 08525

Date: Sunday, October 30, 4pm - 6pm

Catch one of the best Halloween movies at Hopewell Theater. This is a great date idea or to take the whole family! Hopewell Theater has awesome giveaways for anyone who comes in costume so make sure to dust off that Halloween costume and come in style! Reserve tickets by phone or at the Box office. Children must be accompanied by an adult over 18. 


Fright Fest at Six Flags Great Adventure

Six Flags Great Adventure - Jackson

1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson

Date: Now - October 31st 

Six Flags Great Adventure is a fun all day spot where you can check out the park, ride rollercoasters, play carnival games, and at night, watch the park transform before your eyes into Fright Fest! 

Fright Fest

Photo via https://www.sixflags.com/greatadventure/events/kids-boo-fest


iPlay America's Trick or Treat Around the Park

iPlay America

110 Shanck Rd, Freehold

Date: October 28 from 5pm - 8pm

iPlay America invites you for a night of Spooktacular & FREE FUN! Enjoy our Trick or Treat Trail, Costume Contest, Raffle Contest and MORE! Event is Friday, October 28, 5-8PM.



If you're looking to go apple & pumpkin picking, check out our full list here for the places to go around Mercer!