Fun Fall Activities in Clinton, NJ

The weather is cooling off and the leaves are changing: Fall is in the air! October is full of fun activities to get you in the Halloween spirit. Downtown Clinton, NJ has plenty to keep the whole family entertained throughout the month.

  1.    Pumpkin Fest:

Friday, October 27, 2017 from 4:30-9pm

It’s time for the annual Pumpkin contest! Join us at this fun festival in downtown Clinton at the community space in the Terrace of the Hunterdon Art Museum. To enter the contest, bring a pumpkin that you have decorated. It can be painted, illuminated, or carved in any design. Make sure to submit your creation before 7pm because that’s when judging begins!

Submit pumpkins at one of these 3 locations:

  1.     Main Street and Alley’s Way
  2.     East Main Street and Dicken’s Lane
  3.     Leigh Street and Le Salon Bleu

Pumpkin Fest is more than beautiful pumpkins. The whole family can enjoy horse-drawn hayrides, face painting, balloon animals and more!

  1.    The Red Mill Museum—The Haunted Village:

October 13-14, 20-21, and 27-28

Ticket sales begin at 5pm, and doors open at 7pm

The beloved historic Red Mill of Clinton transforms into a house of horrors for 3 weekends in the month of October. The Mill was originally built in 1810 and is now home to a museum of local history, but for the past 27 years, the museum becomes part of your worst nightmares. There are 3 stories of twists and turns with monsters around every bend. You never know what you are about to encounter! The mill’s theme this year is The Infected. Each character and room will have something to do with infections gone horribly wrong.

The main attraction is great fun for older kids and adults, but there are other kid friendly options. On October 14, 21, and 28 there are “Happy Haunts” that’s fun for kids of all ages. Support your local historical mill and join us for a spooky night of fun!

Are you looking for a way to give back and have fun at the same time? Then ask about Volunteering at the Red Mill. You can be an actor, help create the terrifying rooms, or make sure the Red Mill stays in excellent condition by cleaning up after all of the ghouls. Any help is greatly appreciated!

  1.    Just Chill and The Mill:

October 13-14

Make sure to enjoy a cold treat on October 13-14. Just Chill will be donating 20% of its sales to the Red Mill to maintain this historical landmark. Treat your sweet tooth and take in the beautiful scenery of the Red Mill across the water.

  1.     Halloween:

Trick or Treat will be observed on Halloween night, Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Make sure to wear reflective material and stay safe!

Don’t forget about shopping at your local farmer’s market and buying local products! Support your community and get involved with the local events to keep downtown thriving. Happy Halloween!

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