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Local Halloween Events Surrounding West Long Branch

Halloween is just around the corner, and soon enough fall will give way to winter. So, it’s important students take advantage of local towns’ fall delicacies before the season’s over.

If you are looking for a fun haunted hayride along with other great scares, there are a few farms and attractions within a 30-minute drive that will definitely make your heart race. Located in Marlboro, Casola Farms has a haunted attraction students should consider attending. All in just one location, you have four terrifying attractions: a haunted hayride, a 3D haunted barn, haunted mazes and trails, and a zombie breakout where you can shoot the Marlboro zombies with paintballs while you ride inside an army truck.
Another great Halloween attraction is The Conover Killings, which is a haunted trail located in Wall Township. You walk through a long and dark haunted trail deep out in the isolated woods accompanied by lurking entities. A similar attraction, located in Jackson Township, is Nightmare at Gravity Hill. Its spine-chilling walkable trails and creepy adventures are well-loved in the state as they were nominated best overall haunted attraction in 2016 and won the top 10 rated attraction in 2014, 2015, and 2017.

If you guys are looking for something that doesn’t involve risking a heart attack, Asbury Park has a lot of great events students should check out. One of my favorite events happening in Asbury Park this weekend is a silent disco at Swim Crush Restaurant on Saturday, Oct. 28. Now, for all of you who haven’t heard of a silent disco, it’s exactly what it sounds like. Here, guests receive a pair of headphones provided by Space of Balance, a local communal event company, and you dance the night away listening to a huge variety of tunes from DJ Curtis Remarc on channel 1 or DJ Pepeloco on channel 2. Swim Crush is also hosting a costume contest, so bring both your best fit and dance moves.

If you guys want to see some great live music from local bands, once again, you can’t go wrong heading to Asbury Park. Places like Asbury Lanes, The Stone Pony, House of Independence, Wonder Bar, and many other restaurants will all have amazing live music playing all Halloween weekend.

For students who are 21 and up, Asbury also has a bar crawl with its own costume contest starting on Cookman Avenue also on Saturday, Oct. 28. Moving into the week of Tuesday, Oct. 31, Asbury will host a Trunk or Treat where car owners line up anywhere in Asbury for trick-or-treaters.

This Halloween weekend will be a great time no matter where students go, especially with some of the attractions and events right here in Monmouth County. Have fun, stay safe, and check out some of these events this this Halloween.