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Halloween Guide: Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Carving and Hayrides

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Whether you prefer haunted houses, corn mazes or hayrides, this year's local Halloween brew has something for everyone. Parents of younger children will appreciate the family-friendly events and scare-seekers will love the spooktacularly terrifying Halloween haunts. Check out all the Halloween events we found in East Windsor, Hightstown and Cranbury.

Corner of Chaos: Scream Acres
Trail of Treachery, Barbaric Barnyard, Wooded Wasteland, Wicked Wagon Ride and Halloween Town. There will be food, refreshments, live music, dance shows and carnival acts.
Halloween Town is free. Cost is $13 per attraction, or packages range from $25 to $40.
Open: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October starting at 7 p.m.

Corner of Chaos Family Fun Maze
Pumpkin picking, petting zoo and a 10-acre maze.
The cost is $9, children under four are free.
Open: Saturdays and Sundays in October from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Field of Terror: Haunted Hayride, Corn Maze, Dementia (3D) & The Unknown
$13 per person for each event or package deals from $25-$38
The cost is $9 for the Flashlight Maze for children.
Children under five are free with paid adult.
Open: Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October starting at 7 p.m.

6 Acre Corn Maze, Pumpkin Picking and Hayrides
You-pick pumpkins, squash and gourds. Hayride to the pumpkin patch is free
Corn Maze $10 per person
Children under five are free
Open: Every Saturday and Sunday in October from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 24 and Oct. 28 from 3 to 6 p.m.

Carve for the Cure
Attempt to break the world record for the most pumpkins carved simultaneously. Pre-registration is required and food and drinks will be available.
The cost is $30 for adults, children 12 and under $25. The cost includes a pumpkin, pumpkin carving kit, and t-shirt. Proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen fund.
Open: Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. Check-in begins at noon.

Pumpkin Carving Night Hosted by Cranbury Lions Club
Bring your own pumpkin to carve or purchase one of 40 pumpkins for sale. Refreshments will be served.
Cost: Free
Date: Oct. 28 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. 

Halloween Party
Halloween and open house party open to the public. There will be fire truck rides, hay rides, costume parade, a DJ and refreshments.
Cost: Free
Date: Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

 

Halloween Bingo
Open to residents in East Windsor Township or Hightstown Borough who are 60 and older.
Cost: Free
Date: Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. 

Costume Party
Entertainment, food and prizes.
Open to residents in East Windsor Township or Hightstown Borough who are 60 and older.
Cost: Free
Date: Oct. 28 at 1 p.m.

Mad Science Halloween Show
See a paper spider come alive, a floating eyeball and bubbling potions. Register with the library. Open to children ages four and up.
Cost: Free
Date: Oct. 29 at 2 p.m.

Halloween Party
Halloween stories, pumpkin painting and treats. Open to children ages two to five. Register with the library.
Cost: Free
Date: Oct. 31 at 11 a.m.

Room on the Broom with Youth Stages
Drama workshop with the book “Room on the Broom” by Julia Donaldson. Open to ages three to six. Register with the library.
Cost: Free
Date: Oct. 21 at 2 p.m.

Halloween Party for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Dress in a costume and enjoy crafts, stories and songs. There will also be a parade. Open to ages five and under. Register with the library.
Cost: Free
Date: Oct. 31 at 10:30 a.m.

Halloween Safety Event
The Fun House and the Hightstown Police Department are holding the halloween safety event. There will be seminar before the game room opens. Officer Glen Grungee will speak about staying safe and light sticks will be handed out. The game room has over 60 free to play arcade games and a free play jukebox. Snacks and drinks will be served. 
Date: Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Halloween Costume Swap Open House
Bring in a gently used costume to swap for another costume. If you come before Oct. 24, you will be given a voucher to use on the swap date. All excess costumes will be donated.
Date: Oct. 24 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Halloween Stories By Carol Titus
Open to all ages and refreshments will be served.
Cost: Free
Date: Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. 

Halloween Party & Band
Dress in a costume and win prizes. Live music by Kick Back.
Date: Oct. 28 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Stults Farm

Hayrides through Henry’s Halloween Forest
Cost: $3.50 per person
Open: Every Saturday and Sunday in October from 2 to 5 p.m.

Halloween Party
Come dressed in a costume for a halloween craft, parade and refreshments for children ages two to eight.
Oct. 27 at 7 p.m.
Cost: Free

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