It’s that time of year when we celebrate dressing up in costumes, stuffing ourselves with sweets, and being able to get anything flavored with pumpkin. Fall is in full swing, and there’s lots going on in Monmouth County this October! Your friends at LG Insurance hope you enjoy some of the fall festivities our community has to offer and that you have a great October with your family and friends! 

Asbury Park Zombie Walk 

Halloween is said to be the time of year when the veil separating the world of the living from the world of the dead disappears. You’ll be able to see that play out (figuratively, of course) a few weeks early this year. On Saturday, October 5 at 4:00 p.m., come to the Convention Hall in Asbury Park for what has been named in previous years by Guinness World Records as “the largest gathering of zombies in history.” Join thousands of other zombies and ghouls for this fun-filled march of the dead! 

Creatures of the Night

If you have small children who aren’t ready to enjoy being scared on Halloween, Creatures of the Night may be the perfect family-oriented event for you! Creatures of the Night is a fun, non-frightening hayride where you’ll get to enjoy a variety of skits and sketches throughout Huber Woods Park in Middletown. This year’s theme is “Forest Fables and Fairy Tails.” Dates for the show are October 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26. Tickets are $10, but children who are small enough to sit on an adult’s lap are free. Let Creatures of the Night delight you and your family with some non-scary, magical stories this October!  

Fall Festival in Allentown

As fall festivals go, this one is pretty spectacular! It normally draws over 10,000 people during its two-day stay at the Historic Village of Allentown. One of the best things about this festival is that all the arts and crafts on display are handmade by local artisans. There are also plenty of other fun activities and sights to see, including classic cars, a civil war encampment, live music, kids’ activities, a craft beer garden and, of course, plenty of great food. This year, the Fall Festival in Allentown will take place the weekend of October 12-13. Come out and have a great weekend, while at the same time supporting local artists and vendors!

Thompson Park Day

If you and your family haven’t had the opportunity to get to a fall festival yet, there’s still a chance! On Sunday, October 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thompson Park in Lincroft will be hosting a free, family-oriented event with all the fun fall activities you’d expect from an autumn celebration—wagon rides, kids’ races, pumpkin painting, relays and games—along with much more! You can put your pooch in a spooky outfit for the Strut Your Mutt Costume Contest or enter into the scarecrow or jack-o-lantern contests. Come join the fun!