Your Town By Town Guide For Trick-Or-Treating At The JS In 2020
Say it with me: "Trick or treat!" ....ya know, just from 6 feet away.
We are less than 48 hours away from Halloween and Jersey Shore towns are pulling together their own individual trick-or-treating hours, rules and other safety protocols.
We already put together a few different articles telling you which towns are hosting Halloween Events: CLICK HERE and CLICK HERE.
But now it is time to talk about the rules in each Jersey Shore town when it comes to trick-or-treating. But long story short, there are plenty of places that you can still go on the hunt for candy this Halloween.
Things might look and operate a little different but remember, there will still be chocolate.
So take a look at all the opportunities you and your family has to trick-or-treat this upcoming weekend.
Allentown -- ATTENTION, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED BECAUSE OF WEATHER. Call (609) 208-0544 for an update on this event --> Thursday, October 29th is "Witches Night Out 2020" which kicks off at 9 PM. You do need to pay to enter this event.
Asbury Park -- An outdoor Halloween drive-thru event is scheduled for Saturday, October 31st from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. For info, call Leesha Floyd at (732) 502-5759.
-- The Paranormal Museum, House of Independents, Parlor Gallery and The Asbury Park Business Committee is hosting a Jack-O' Lantern Festival at Kennedy Park on Fri., Oct 30th. Tickets are available online.
Bradley Beach -- The town's fire department is hosting a Halloween Parade on Friday, October 30th starting at 6 PM at the firehouse. The parade will finish at Riley Park.
Fair Haven -- Halloween celebrations can go on as planned as long as they abide by CDC guidelines.
Farmingdale -- Hours for trick-or-treating have been preset by the town to take place on Saturday, October 31st from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Houses that want to participate should have lights on outdoors or hang signage so it is clear to trick-or-treaters.
Freehold -- This town is allowing celebrations to go on as planned as long as CDC Guidelines are followed.
According to NJ.com, the town writes, "Halloween may proceed normally, keeping in mind that personal safety relating to the pandemic should be practiced wherever possible. The Township Committee believes that parents are surely able to decide which Halloween activities are best suited for their children.”
Long Branch -- Trick-or-treating is okay in this town but a list of rules are posted to their website. Some of them include:
- Limiting the number of people in your trick-or-treating group
- Coordinating a system to trick-or-treaters know which houses are participating
-Wear a mask
-Offer individually packaged candy that trick-or-treaters can grab and go without reaching into a large, shared bowl.
Take a look at the full announcement HERE.
Manalapan -- Trick-or-treating among neighbors is totally okay on Halloween in this town. Please hang signage so trick-or-treaters know if you are participating.
There are also two drive-in movies happening on October 28th (Hotel Transylvania 3) and October 29th (Poltergeist). Register online before attending.
Bay Head -- Trick-or-treating will be allowed until 8:00 PM on Saturday, October 31st. Please use signage or lights to indicate if you are participating in the celebrations. CLICK HERE and scroll down for a few flyer options that have been provided by the town!
Beachwood -- The designated trick-or-treating hours for this town are 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Saturday, October 31st. FYI: There is a 9 PM curfew in effect for Oct. 30th and 31st.
Like many other Jersey Shore towns, officials are asking that you use signage or lights to indicate if you are participating in Halloween celebrations.
Toms River -- Trick-or-treating can take place 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Saturday, October 31st.
“Residents who do not want to participate are encouraged to turn off their front light, close their front door and/or place a sign in front of the home. Residents who do want to participate, please leave your porch lights on,” said Mayor Maurice B. Hill and Police Chief Mitch Little.
Take a look at the full guide for every county in New Jersey at NJ.com.