2020 Halloween in West Orange

Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest

Vote for your favorite pumpkin at https://forms.gle/EWyZwurERtJazY5z7. Public voting period for winners from October 26th through 12 Noon on October 30th with winners announced at that evening's Halloween Event. Spooktacular prizes will be awarded including candy pails, gift cards and Halloween toys. A grand prize of a 1/2 price 2021 pool membership will be awarded by a random draw of all who enter.

virtual barktober halloween dog parade

Enter your dog in this virtual dog parade at www.westorange.org/rec.  Click on the orange register for an activity button and then select the Barktober Dog Parade activity.  Entry deadline is Friday, October 23rd.  Prizes will be given for Best in Show, Best Pack/Family, Most Creative, Most "Fur"ocious and Best Couple (Dog/Human). $10 entry fee with proceeds benefiting the West Orange Animal Welfare League.  Contact barktober2020@gmail.com with any questions.

pumpkin and candy bag give away

The Recreation Department will be giving away a pumpkin and sealed candy bag to the first 150 people on Wednesday, October 28th from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Ginny Duenkel Pool (60 1/2 Cherry Street).

CANCELLED--halloween happening--Cancelled due to inclement weather

On Friday, October 30th, there will be a socially distant Goblin Parade/Costume Contest at the Degnan Tennis Court.  Age categories are Toddlers, Pre-School, Kindergarten, Grades 1 through 5, Adults and Families.  Contest begins at 6 pm.

From 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Degnan Field will be an outdoor showing of Hotel Transylvania 2,  Sealed Candy Bags will be given away to those in attendance.

farmer's market trunk or treat

On Saturday, October 31st from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, there will be a Trunk or Treat at the Farmer's Market (80 Main St). It is free to enter your car and it is free to come collect candy. Costumes encouraged and masks are required. Cars will be spaced out appropriately. Register your vehicle to enter the contest at Vehicle Registration. Cars that are decorated will be eligible for a grand prize.