Fall is already flying by fast New Jersey, so you're going to want to make time to check out The Glow: A Jack O'Lantern Experience. It's a great family alternative to some of the spookier Halloween festivities that have cropped up around the Garden State.

I mean, it kept three generations of my family entertained on a Friday night. Here's a quick video of my walk-through with two young kids, my husband and my parents. And yes -- it's dark!  Which means plenty of chances for glow-stick fun.

Still wondering what to expect?  Click through below, to see "10 ways NJ shines during The Glow." You'll recognize some familiar faces and places amid the hand-carved tributes to Jersey Pride! The Glow runs Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings this October at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport. Get details and tickets here.

Proud Jersey Girl Erin Vogt’s first reporting gig involved her Fisher Price tape recorder. As a wife and momma of two kiddies, she firmly believes that life’s too short to drink bad coffee. A fan of the beach, Dave Grohl and karma, in no particular order.

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