Now yes, I am one to preach that it is only September but you would be surprised how quickly these Halloween activities fill up. And who on earth would want to miss out on dressing up, apple picking, and candy!? Check out some of the local events coming up!

1. The Dark Carnival

Location: 136 Atlantic City Blvd., Bayville, NJ 08721
When: Friday, Saturday, and Sundays from September 30th to October 30th, 7 PM to 11 PM
Website: DarkCarnivalNJ.com

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Using 45 to 50 actors a night, this attraction makes it difficult for you to make it all the way through. First, explore the winding mazes filled with the scariest and most demonizing clowns you have ever seen. With IT just coming out, this may be a lot harder to finish than you think.

If you can make it through, there are many other attractions including the The Sanitarium where medicine has failed to cure the sick. This spot is extreme and is not recommended for children or anyone else that does not like horror.

2. Boo at the Boardwalk

Where: Jenkinsons Boardwalk, 100 Ocean Avenue, Point Pleasant, NJ 08742
When: October 21st, 22nd, 28th, and 29th, 12 PM to 4 PM
Website: Jenkinsons.com

This kid-friendly event dares you to dress up in your best costume and come on down to Point Pleasant for face paintings, pumpkin carvings, but most importantly, trick or treating. Plus, you can stop by Jenkinson's Aquarium, Pavilion Arcade, and Jenkinson's Sweet Shop before passing out from overdoing it on the sugar.

3. Cornfield of Terror

Where: 723 W. Herschel Street. Egg Harbor City, NJ
When: Starting September 30th, open Fridays, Saturday, and Sundays from dusk until 10:30PM
Website:CornfieldOfTerror.com

Long ago, a local farmer was doing work in the cornfield and after disappearing into the fields was never seen again. Now, you are dared to make it through the corn maze with all sorts of demented creatures lurking about. You don't have to be the fastest, just the slowest to survive. Do you dare?

If you are looking for a more family-friendly kind of day, there is a much nicer corn maze that you can attempt plus a nice calm hay ride.

4. Tuckerton Seaport

Where: 120 W. Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ 08087
When: October 23rd, 24th, and 25th, 6 PM to 9 PM
Website: TuckertonSeaport.org

Ready to get spooked? Stop by the haunted Tuckerton Seaport where ghost boats travel along the creek and screams can be heard from afar. Do you dare to try and find your way out of the haunted woods or get startled on a hayride? For you fans of a not-so-scary atmosphere, there will be arts and crafts, games, and stories in the pumpkin patch with beverages available for purchase.

5. Nightmare at Gravity Hill

Where: 1005 Farmingdale Road, Jackson, NJ, 08527
When: Weekend Evenings from September 16th to October 30th
Website: NightmareAtGravityHill.com

This freakfest is a 30 to 45 min walk through a path of disturbing and frightening creatures. You may not know will be around the next corner but there is one thing you can be sure of, you better be ready to get scared. They are not responsible for any nightmares that may follow.

6. Cicconi Farms

Where: 1005 Farmingdale Road, Jackson, NJ, 08527
When: Weekends, 11 AM to 4 PM
Website Cicconi Farms Facebook Page

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Grab the kids and head on over to Cicconi Farms for a day filled with kid-friendly Halloween fun. Go on a 20 minute-long hayride with fun music and then get off at the farm's secluded Pumpkin Patch where you can hand pick your very own pumpkin. And don't forget to stop by the market for apple cider, pies, and so many other goodies.

7. Scary Rotten Farms

Where: 151 Brick Boulevard, Brick, NJ 08723
When: September 23rd, 24th, and 30th; October 1st, 7th - 9th, 14th - 16th, 20th - 23rd, 27th - 30th
Website: ScaryRottenFarms.com

Warning: Your exit is not guaranteed! Come on out for two scary attractions all in one night! First, Sinister Sneed's Chaotic Carnival of Chaos where you can watch helpless souls trapped by the devil put on one heck of a show. Next, head on over to The Forbidden "Inbred and Nearly Dead," known as a summer camp but continuously have people disappearing and then reappearing skinned alive!

A portion of Scary Rotten Farms' proceeds will go towards The Ocean of Love Cancer Foundation.

8. Tromeo's Halloween Cemetery Scare

Where: 321 North Delsea Drive, Cape May, NJ 08210
When: September 29th - October 31st
Website: St. Bab's Facebook Page

Actor and producer, Will Keenan, has turned St. Bab's Church into the ultimate spookfest for this upcoming Halloween season. Those who dare can experience a zombie crawl, zombie prom (make sure you have a date), and be buried alive with their own funeral procession! Best of luck.

Check out the original article as well as other Halloween Events here.

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