Besides going to parties and trick-or-treating, there are not many Halloween themed activities for teenagers. However, here are a few fun activities with varying levels of horror for a Halloween experience that even high school student can enjoy.
The Haunted Village is an event featuring a Haunted Hayride and Terror Trail. On October 21st, 22nd, 28th, and 29th at the Clinton Red Mill Museum, starting at sundown, the historic Red Mill will be open to everyone to experience the eerie sights and sounds of Halloween. Admission is $30 and tickets are available at http://redmillhauntedvillage.org/, and at the entrance. Enjoy!
Another spooky event is the Field of Terror, which contains four thrilling events, as well as family-friendly fun. This event is open in October on the weekends and also on Halloween. It is located in East Windsor, New Jersey and includes other activities, such as pumpkin picking, dancing, and food. For more information visit their website: http://www.fieldofterror.com/index.html.
The Haunted Woods is a walk through the eerie forest, filled with displays and live actors. It is open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in October in Old Bridge, New Jersey. This event is run by the scouts of Pack 67 and Troop 167, as a way to raise money for the Old Bridge Food Bank and the Old Bridge Animal Shelter. They ask that you bring non-perish-able food items and an encouraged donation for the animal shelter.
The Halloween Spooktacular is a family event for all ages. On October 22nd and 30th in Downtown Freehold, New Jersey, events will include Window Painting, Jack O’ Lantern Judging, a Haunted Hayride, and a parade. This event is especially great for kids. For more information visit: http://freeholdspooktacular.com/.
The Glow: A Jack O’ Lantern Experience is a quarter mile walk of thousands of hand-carved Jack O’ Lanterns, featuring landmarks, celebrities, and political figures. It is open on all Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in October at the Monmouth Park Raceway. There food and beverage vendors available. . Tickets are being sold on their website: http://theglowjackolantern.com/
Spooky Spooktacular Halloween is a family friendly event located at iPlay America. There will be many free Halloween themed activities for people of all ages throughout the entire month of October.
Lastly, the Fright Laser Concert is an event for people who are looking for a thrilling performance. On October 22 and 29th at 8pm at Raritan Valley Community College, there be performances of songs such as “Alive” by Meatloaf, “Thriller” by Michael Jackson, and “The Night Santa Went Crazy by Weird Al”.
Although it seems like there are not a lot of unique and fun activities for Halloween besides the standard parties, these events listed above are all entertaining and a little horror never hurts anyone!