Haunted Downtown 2023

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!

Metuchen Downtown Alliance 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 Corn Maze on New Street & Pumpkin Bounce House.
  • 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 446 Main Street (Peterson Park)
  • Wheel of (Mis)Fortune – Make a purchase downtown and spin the wheel for a chance to win something special
  • New Yorker cartoonist and Metuchen native Dan Misdea presenting his children’s Halloween book “The Light Inside”
  • Spirit Table – A satirical take on fortune telling and your future (which is sure to be fun!)
  • Haunted Scarolers on Main Street from 11am to 1pm
  • Be-witchy! Make your own custom black witch or warlock hat ($5 for craft)

Business Specials

Special new drink – 300 free new drinks from 10/28 – 10/31.

Apple Montessori School
Boo! Spooky games and crafts with your friends from Apple Montessori

Beans & Bread
Spooky Halloween treats at FK Living (450 Main Street)

Boba Tea Time
Grand Opening with 200 free drinks on both Saturday (10/28) and Sunday (10/29)

Kids (under 12) in costume eat free (one free kid’s meal with an accompanying adult meal).

Lynn Fitzgerald Group
Harry Potter Sorting Hat Station

Mariachi Mexican Restaurant
One free entree per table when you’re dressed in costume (not to be combined with any other offer)

Metuchen Dance Centre
Special dance performance at 2pm on New Street

Metuchen News
Free raffle entry for Pokémon gift

NewMarket Shops
DIY Trick-or-Treat Bags, petrified popcorn bar & cotton candy bar

Pastry Lu
Haunted homemade donuts

Rose & Root
Tarot card readings from 12pm to 2pm, Char-BOO-terie board, temporary Halloween tattoos

What’s the Scoop
Spooky blue monster sundae and hallow-scream treats