Monday, October 1, 2012

Halloween in the Wildwoods Features Tricks, Treats and Spookily Fun Events

Halloween in the Wildwoods Offers  Spooktacular Time for All Ages


Halloween in the Wildwoods will be full of tricks, treats and spookily fun events for all ages starting Friday, October 26 through Wednesday, October 31.

Halloween in the Wildwoods kicks off Friday, October 26 with the Annual Halloween Parade followed by a FREE Halloween Fun Fair at the Wildwoods Convention Center.

The parade is scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m. at Wildwood and Pacific Avenues, proceeding south and ending at the Wildwoods Convention Center. Registration begins at 5:15 p.m. and all float and non-float divisions of the parade must be registered to participate in the parade.

Winners from the parade will be announced at the Halloween Fun Fair, set to take place from 7 - 9:30 p.m., following the parade in the Wildwoods Convention Center. The Halloween Fun Fair will feature games, prizes and a ghoulishly good time for the entire family. All attendees are encouraged to join in the fun by wearing Halloween costumes. For additional information call 609-522-4546.

Morey’s FEARS–Terror on the Boardwalk, will take place Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27 on Mariner’s Landing Pier from 6:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. Aside from dark incarnations of the Sea Serpent, Super Scooters, Tea Cups, Pirates of the Wildwoods, Rollie's Coaster and Moby Dick, look for an especially traumatizing Ghost Ship experience as well as frightening Halloween attractions such as Terror Trench, The Other Side, CarnEVIL and Cornstalkers.

There will also be a twisted freak show and themed food and beverages. (This event is not recommended for children under the age of 8.) Guests are not permitted to wear masks, costumes and/or makeup to the event. Tickets are $30 and include unlimited access to all available rides and attractions for the night. For additional information call 609-522-3900 or visit

Also on Saturday, October 27 is the Wildwoods Boardwalk Pumpkin Run, a ghoulishly fun and exciting family boardwalk event for all ages, featuring a 5K and 10K run along the boardwalk, along with a one-mile family walk. This event starts 10 a.m. rain or shine; registration begins at 8:30 a.m. inside the Wildwoods Convention Center.

Participants are encouraged to dress in their favorite Halloween costumes and vie for the prizes in the Best Dressed categories of Family, Youth, Infant and Best All Around. All proceeds benefit the Elementary Schools located on the Island of Wildwood. Registration is $25 for adults and $10 for 18 and under.

All participants will receive a Pumpkin Run T-shirt. For additional information visit or call 609-849-8887.

On Tuesday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m., the Wildwood Crest Recreation Department will host their Annual Halloween Trunk or Treat. The event consists of adults bringing their Halloween-decorated vehicles to the Wildwood Crest Pier parking lot at Heather Road and Ocean Avenue, where they will distribute candy from the trunks of their vehicles to children outfitted for Halloween.

The event includes other Halloween related activities, a DJ, refreshments and prizes awarded to the best decorated vehicles. Trunk or Treat is a FREE event, but vehicles must be pre-registered to take part. Registration forms are available at the Crest Pier Recreation Center. Please call 609-523-0202 for further information.

On Halloween Night, Wednesday, October 31, the Greater Wildwood Elks will host a FREE Halloween Haunted House at the Elks Lodge, located at 1st and New Jersey Avenues in North Wildwood. Trick-or-treaters can walk through a "Haunted House" and receive treats from 5 - 8 p.m. For additional information, call 609-729-2170.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit or call 800-992-9732.  


About the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority

The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) was formed in 1993 to consolidate the tourism economy of its three founding municipalities: Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood. The Wildwoods have won numerous travel and tourism awards, heralding the resort for its beaches, boardwalk and attractions. 

The Wildwoods were named “Best Beaches in New Jersey” in the 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008 Top Ten New Jersey Beaches public survey, sponsored by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. Wildwoods’ beaches were also named “Best Beach for Family Vacations,” “Best Beach for Tourism,” “Best Beach for Events,” “Best Beach for Eco-Tourism” and “Best Beach for Day Trips” in the same surveys. The Wildwoods were named #1 Boardwalk in the nation by in 2012; and Smarter Travel also named the Wildwoods Boardwalk, one of “Americas Best Boardwalks.” The 2012 list of “15 Destinations on the Rise” for TripAdvisor included the Wildwoods, and voted the Wildwoods one of “Americas Top 10 Scenic Seasides of the Summer.” The Wildwoods also received the Delaware County Times 2012 Readers’ Choice Award for “Favorite Shore Town”. 

In addition, the Wildwoods were voted “Best Town” in the 2009 and 2011 by Philly Hot List, Jersey Shore Edition contest; and was one of Sherman’s Travel’s “Top Ten American Boardwalks” for two years in a row.
The Tourism Authority operates the Wildwoods Convention Center and acts as the island’s destination marketing organization overseeing the development, research, planning, marketing, advertising, promotion, public and media relations encompassing the tourism, meeting and convention industry in the Wildwoods. Additionally, the Authority funds, assists with and hosts more than 180 annual special events to enhance the visitor experience and extend the tourism season, including the Beach Monster Mash Truck Races, Family Nights On The Boardwalk, Friday Night Fireworks, the New Jersey State Barbeque Championships and Anglesea Blues Festival, Classic Car Shows, the International Kite Festival, Irish and Italian Festivals and the National Marbles Tournament, among others. 

For more information about the Wildwoods, contact the GWTIDA at 1-800-WW-By-Sea (800-992-9732) or visit its web site,

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