The weekend before Halloween is packed with nearby holiday themed activities.
On Friday, the Nutley recreation department offers a Haunted Halloween Party and Hayride from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
On Saturday night, Belleville celebrates Halloween with family-friendly activities including a pumpkin patch, a horse drawn hayride and a bouncy castle at the Belleville High School fields from 6 to 9. Children are encouraged to come to the free event dressed in costume.
State Fair’s Haunted Haunt is open for horror business this weekend, as 229 Main St. in Belleville becomes “Maim street” on Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 7 p.m. to Midnight. Tickets are $30 (VIP), $18 for Adults, $15 for Children 12 and under. There’s also a “Not-so-Scary” Kids’ Sunday matinee from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $8 a person and adults must be accompanied by a child age 12 and under.