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Spooky Season Arrives in the LBI Region

A calendar full of fun and frights await at this Coastal Destinaton

The legendary Pinelands, historic downtowns, and solitary beaches set the tone for the fun and frights, as the Long Beach Island region of New Jersey embraces Halloween-related events. The Southern Ocean Chamber has assembled a list of the top events that are happening in October 2023. Perfect for friends, and families to make the most of the coast with spirituality shops, dining, and unique activities. 

Dracula A Comedy of Terrors Oct 6-15 2 pm or 7:30 pm . Get tickets by calling their Beach Haven box office or visiting

Friday the 13th  Fright Festival at A Sweet Memory Cake Shoppe & Tea Room  - Calling all ghosts and ghouls for something of all ages including a haunted trail and vendor village 5-10 pm 521 Rt 9 Waretown

Celebrate Oktoberfest at the Surf City Hotel on Saturday, October 14

A Sweet Memory Cake Shoppe Halloween-Themed Tea on October 14 and 15 - Seatings are at 10 am, 12:30 pm, and 2:30 pm on Saturday & Sunday. Reservations Required! 609 242 0153

Halloween Fun Fest at Fantasy Island - Calling all ghouls and goblins – dates for the Annual Halloween Fun Fest are now available. Tickets are now on sale.  Costume Contest, Trick or Treating in Park, DJ and more happening Friday, October 13: 5 pm - 9 pm, Saturday, October 14, 11 am - 3 pm, Sunday, October 15, 12 - 4 pm. To purchase, please go to the Fantasy Island website. 

Frankin-Murder Murder Mystery Dinner - October 16 Doors open at 5 pm Chefs Cooking for the Cause 5 Course Progressive Dinner featuring 5 local chefs to benefit The Maximillian Foundation $125 donation per person at Otts Good Earth Garden 772 S Main Street West Creek, Call for reservations 609 597 8828

October 20 Ship Bottom Police Dept hosting a Trunk or Treat at Municipal Boat Ramp 4-6 pm

October 20 - Tuckerton Seaport - Trick or Treat Around the Boardwalk - Join the Tuckerton Seaport Crew for trick-or-treating around the Boardwalk at the Seaport on Friday, October 20, 2023 from 4pm to 6pm. This family-friendly event is open to trick-or-treaters of all ages. Costumes are welcomed (please leave masks and props at home for everyone's safety as well as pets). Guests will be given a Halloween Treat Bag as they enter and then will visit stations along the boardwalk for more fun and games, plus candy of course! Bring your own camera for family fall phot ops!This community event is free of charge and co-sponsored by the Tuckerton Pride & Celebration Committee

Oct 20-31 Legends & Lore Boat Tour Special Halloween Themed Family Friendly Boat Rides - Includes photo ops and make and take crafts for kids Tickets $15 online at Tuckerton Seaport 

Operation Halloween October 20 & 21  Terror in the Pines fundraiser presented by Rotary Clubs of Ocean County and the Boy Scouts of the Jersey Shore Council held 4-10 p.m. at the Citta Scout Reservation in Brookville. Activities include a Hay Maze, a non-scary hayride and scary haunted walk, pumpkin painting, inflatables, consumed characters, and a zombie outbreak maze.  

October 21 - Catch a live version of the Rocky Horror Picture Show at Bird & Betty's beginning at 11pm. 529 Dock Road, Beach Haven Details

October 22 - Halloween Drag Brunch at Bird & Betty's 529 Dock Road, Beach Haven starting at Noon. Click for tickets

October 27 - Joe Pop's Halloween Party - beginning at 930pm. 2002 Long Beach Blvd., Ship Bottom 

October 27 - Surf City's 9th Annual Trunk or Treat at Surf City Volunteer Fire Company 713 Long Beach Blvd from 5-7 pm

October 28 - 15th Annual Fall Fur Fest  Pet Costume, Parade, Prizes & Ribbons, Giveaways, and adoption event 1 -4 pm Southern Ocean Animal Facility 360 Haywood Road Manahawkin 

October 28 - Trick or Treat Day at Schooner's Wharf & Bay Village for trick or treating fun! 12pm - 4pm

October 28- LBI Historic Association Ghost Fest in the Haunted Museum for an afternoon tricks and treats 12-4 pm R 129 Engleside Avenue, Beach Haven 

October 28th – Saturday: Bonfire & Storytelling - 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, sponsored by the Borough of Barnegat Light & Ocean County Parks, there will be a bonfire & storytelling with Robin Moore, bring your own chairs &/or blankets

October 28 - Kubel's Halloween Party 10pm - close. 7th Street Bayview, Barnegat Light. 

October 28 - Bird & Betty's Halloween Party  - 8pm. 529 Dock Road, Beach Haven

Nov 4 – Jersey Devil Show at Albert Hall doors open 5:45 pm with Jersey Devil appearance, live music, and snack stand located at131 Well Mills Road Waretown