From haunted hayrides to masquerades to kid's events, New Hope and surrounding towns offer something for everyone who loves Halloween. Family friendly events are indicated with "FF". We add events frequently, so check back often! To submit your event to our 2017 guide, please click here.
Events marked FF = Family Friendly
New Hope & Surrounding
Ghost Tours of New Hope • Dates Ongoing
Main St. & Ferry St., Fridays and Saturdays in October, tour starts at 8PM. Follow a lantern-led “walk” along picturesque streets where you’ll learn about the doings of such places as the towpath itself; or see the phantom Hitchhiker who may pass you in the moonlight; or see the historic inn where Aaron Burr appears from time to time and stares with sightless eyes… plus new exciting stories have been added to the Tour. – FF
New Hope Ivyland Railroad Events • Dates Ongoing All Aboard
THE FALL FOLIAGE RIDE- This fun ride is a unique way to take in the colors of Autumn.
THE HAUNTED HALLOWEEN RIDE- climb aboard this haunted train ride that’s guaranteed to send chills shimmying up and down your spine on an October adventure you won’t soon forget.
TRICK OR TREAT RIDE- The Railroad is a safe place to enjoy the festive Halloween events, so bring the kids and ride aboard this 45 minute spooky fun excursion. Children of all ages are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite Halloween costumes, helping to make the train a scary sight. Check out the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad site for excursion, schedule, and ticket info. – FF
None Such Farms Pumpkin Picking & Festival
Most Weekends in October • 10AM - 4PM
Don't miss the annual Pumpkin Festival on None Such Farm! The festival has been running for over 15 years now. It has changed over the years, but one thing remains the same, it is still a fun day on the farm.
HorrorFest at Shady Brook Farm | Yardley, PA
HorrorFest features four thrilling attractions: the Hayride of Horror, Barn of Horror, Alien 3-D Encounter, and Carnage. Can you handle the harvest?
Valley of Fear Haunted Hayride | Feasterville, PA
Zombie Paintball and other attractions. Dates Ongoing
Sleepy Hollow at House in the Hollow | Newtown, PA
Ready to get scared? Then you won't want to miss Sleepy Hollow this year - with a Hay Ride, Haunted House, Field of Fright, and scary-good bonfire, they've got thrills and chills that are can't miss this Halloween
Autumn Market & Encampment Public • Saturday, October 14
Washington Crossing Historic Park, PA
Travel back in time and experience the life of the Founding Fathers at Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) on Saturday, October 14 from 10 AM to 4 PM, and Sunday, October 15 from 11 AM to 3 PM.
Over the weekend, colonial townspeople will gather at their marketplace in the Historic Village area of the park to sell their wares while soldiers drill 18th-century military tactics. Families will enjoy a wide array of activities including crafts, cooking demonstrations, tours of historic buildings and music.
2017 Pumpkin Ball - "A Masquerade Ball" | October 14
oin us once again for an amazing evening October 14th at the “Old January’s” located at Hope Ridge Farm on Aquetong Rd. New Hope, PA. 7:30 pm – Midnight
50/50 RafflePrizes for Best, Scariest & Funniest Costumes
Drag Show - Live DJ - Dancing
Cocktails & Lite Fare
Scarecrow Competition & Display • Peddler's Village
Now through October 30 - FF
Oktoberfest at Triumph Brewery, New Hope
October 7, 12PM - October 2, 2AM
German food, German beer, and German music. It's fun for the entire family. Live music throughout and after party beginning at 10PM. - FF
The Rocky Horror Show • Bucks County Playhouse | Tickets
Friday, October 21 - Sunday, October 30
The Rocky Horror Show is alive at Bucks County Playhouse! The show is back and better than ever – LIVE ON STAGE at Bucks County Playhouse!
High Heel Drag Race & After Party with New Hope Celebrates
Race: Sunday, October 23 from 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Mechanic Street in New Hope
After Party at Logan Inn: 6:30-9:00PM
The Raven's Wild Animal Kingdom Halloween Event
New Hope's Raven Tradition:
10/26 and 10/27
$1,000.00 Cash Grand Prize**
Pre-Registration Opens for Hotel Guest ONLY
Registration Begins at 9:30pm
Show Time (25-30mins) at 10pm with Miss Thunder Showers and Miss Summer Clearance
Contestants Line-Up at 10pm
Contestants Presentation at 10:30pm
Dance Party till 2am NO COVER!
Lambertville & Surrounding
Lambertville "Halloweenville" • Dates Ongoing
Visit the intricate and spooky houses of Union Street - FF
Phantom at Music Mountain Theater | Tickets
October 6 – 22. From the Tony Award-winning team of Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit who wrote Titanic, Grand Hotel and Nine comes the exquisite masterpiece, Phantom in an epic and passionate tale of murder, intrigue and romance! Based on Gaston Leroux’s timeless love story, Phantom tells the heartbreaking story of the disfigured musical genius known as the Phantom, and his muse, Christine Daae,. Their musical affair unfolds deep in the catacombs of the opera house, where Erik finds salvation in Christine’s breathtaking voice.
Fright Night at the Rat
The National Hotel, Frenchtown NJ
Friday October 13th will be our official Fright Night in the Rat. Halloween is so last year.. Mr. Revelator will be in attendance. Be afraid..be very afraid.
Annual Lambertville Halloween Parade and Costume Contest, Sunday, October 29. Starts at York Street by Mary Sheridan Park at 2:45PM. The parade will proceed north on Union Street to Perry Street, and east on Perry Street to the Little League Field where the judging will be held. - FF
Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest • Inn of the Hawke • Date TBA, 5:30PM - 10:00PM
Join us at the Inn of the Hawke for our annual Pumpkin Carving Contest! Come anytime after 5:30PM - we supply the pumpkins and the tools. Have a drink and dinner while you are there! Kids and adults welcome. All pumpkins will be displayed on our patio until Halloween, and you could win a prize!
Roxey Ballet Presents: Dracula | Tickets
October 20 - 29
Dracula is the perfect way to spend the Halloween Season. Mark Roxey successfully combines contemporary choreography, brilliant videography, striking minimalist sets, lavish costumes and world-class artistry to recreate Dracula. Get ready to experience this scary ballet! Sink your teeth into the Gothic tale of Dracula as he struggles against the power of the cross and his love of Lucy. This is the show you have been waiting for!
HobNobbin' Goblins | Tickets
Presented by the Robert Rogers Puppet Company.
October 22, 2017, 11AM, Lambertville Music Hall.
This tongue twister of a title refers to all the ghosts and gremlins who come out on Halloween night to celebrate with lots of spirit … and nothing scary. A witch and her dancing broomsticks, a skeleton whose bones fly apart, a wizard with elastic legs, a dancing scarecrow, and a flying pumpkin are all part of the festivities, and you’re invited, too! - FF
Zombie Crawl and Borough Parade • Frenchtown, NJ
Saturday, Oct 28, from 1pm-6pm
Zombies will shamble/ shuffle and crawl through town and uncover clues as to which businesses will have a brain in their window. - FF
12th Annual Pet Masquerade • Animal Alliance
October 21 • 11:30AM – 2:30PM – Parade begins 12:30pm at Mary Sheridan Park on York. Prizes for multiple categories, plug goodie bags for the first 75 furry families! - FF
Canal-O-Ween 8k & 5k Races | Patriot's Crossing Tavern Date TBA • 8:00 AM - Registration & Packet Pick Up, 9:00 AM - 8K & 5K Start | Registration
Come out dressed in your best costumes this Halloween and run the canal path on the Jersey Side, South from the Washington Crossing Bridge either in the 5k or 8k run categories! - FF