Haunted Downtown 2022

Join us (if you dare!) for a spooktakular day of fun, frights and Halloween festivities all through Downtown!

Wear your Halloween costume and visit all your favorite businesses, enjoy Halloween music, play some great games on this very special Haunted Downtown!

This is a Haunted Downtown festival and not a trick or treating event, we encourage you to come out and enjoy Downtown Metuchen as our retailers get festive for this fun day!

Free MDA Events

  • 12pm to 2:30pm – T-Rex walking through Downtown (N.B.: Dinosaurs need to rest and will be taking a break from about 12:45pm to 2pm)
  • 11am to 3pm Halloween Apple Bobbing Race on New Street. Pick a partners and run on this course to grab as many apples as you can!
  • DJ on Main St. Monster Mash dance off on the hour starting at 1pm.
  • Halloween Costume Parade starting at 11:30am at Imagination Alley (445 Main Street)
  • Carved Pumpkin Decorating Contest (drop off between 10am and 11am) at 411 Main Street
  • Wheel of (Mis)Fortune – Make a purchase downtown and spin the wheel for a chance to win something special
  • Spirit Table – A satirical take on fortune telling and your future (which is sure to be fun!)

Community Events

  • 11am to 3pm Halloween Bounce House on New Street sponsored by the Borough Recreation Department
  • Traffic & Transportation – Learn about the Borough Commission and try out the Halloween cone toss
  • Friends of the Metuchen Library – May the Force be with you as you make a light saber to fend off the spirits
  • Accessibility Committee – Peace Pod, a special place for friends and family who may need some quiet time at Soul Bowl
  • FPC Food Pantry – Make a donation to the FPC Food Pantry and try your luck at our monster bean bag toss

Business Specials


  • Special Halloween drinks

Brewed Awakening

  • Spooky hot chocolate and candy corn pancakes


  • Hot chocolate bar

Clicks and Bricks

  • Haunted House Build

Creative Twist Events

  • Petrified Popcorn (4pm to 5:30pm)

Lash Lounge

Boo-tiful face painting, 10% off all services, games and more!

Lynn Fitzgerald Group (Sponsored Table)

  • Harry Potter Sorting Hat Station

Metuchen Dance Centre

  • Special dance performance

La Rosa Pizzeria

  • Candy and treats visitors!

King’s Strength & Performance

  • Prize wheel and spooky strength games!

Metuchen News

  • Free raffle entry for Pokémon gift

NewMarket Shops

  • DIY Trick-or-Treat Bags

Party on Pearl

  • Family Friendly Haunted House

Pastry Lu

  • Spooky Halloween treats

Soul Bowl

  • Special and spooktacular Halloween themed treats

Terrace Plant Shop

  • Spooky seed activity!

What’s the Scoop

  • Halloween Face Painting