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10 fun & exciting events happening in-and-around the Jersey Shore in October

With cooler temperatures and the leaves starting to transform into colors like red and brown, it all signals the onset of the fall season! The Jersey Shore is still teeming with plenty of fun and exicitng things to do.

We’ve compiled a list of 10 fun and exciting events happening in-and-around the Jersey Shore in October. From Halloween related events, to some exciting festivals filled with food, fun, and vendors, there’s a good variety to consider and check out!

As always, stay up-to-date by frequently checking out our events pages to ensure you know what’s good going on locally. Click the headers to find out more about each individual event.

Asbury Park Zombie Walk

When: October 6, 2018
Where: Asbury Park
Description: Zombie lovers rejoice! The Asbury Park Zombie Walk 11 is slated for Saturday, October 6th, featuring all-things zombie related and it’s your opportunity to dress up in your favorite zombie costume/attire for this unique walk through Asbury Park’s downtown and boardwalk. There will also be live music, a costume contest, an after party, and much more!

Asbury Park Zombie Walk 11


18th annual Oktoberfest at Highlands

When: Ocotber 6, 2018
Where: Highlands, NJ
Description: October means beer! There’s going to be plenty of that no doubt, especially at the upcoming 18th annual Oktoberfest event that’s being held at Highlands on Saturday, October 6th – featuring authentic German brews, food, entertainment, and much more!

Highlands Oktoberfest

Belmar Fall Festival

When: October 7, 2018
Where: Belmar, NJ
Description: You can circle down the date of Sunday, October 7th, for the Belmar Fall Festival, which will feature several fun and family friendly activities such as live music, food vendors, crafters, and even a dog parade!

Belmar Fall Festival

Pier Fest 2018

When: October 7, 2018
Where: Long Branch, NJ
Description: Pier Village normally receives a ton of visitors during the busy summer months, as it’s a popular beach destination for locals and tourists, but you can expect the same kind of atmosphere on October 7th. That’s the date for Pier Fest 2018, which will feature various shots, vendors, activities, live music, and other entertainment!

Pier Fest 2018 in Pier Village

10th annual Boozin’ for Boobs

When: October 13, 2018
Where: Red Bank, NJ
Description: Come out for a great cause in raising funds to help in the fight to cure breast cancer with the 10th annual boozin’ for boobs bar crawl fundraiser on Saturday, October 13th, benefitting the SFK Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation.

10th Annual Boozin_ for Boobs!

Belmar Kite Festival

When: October 14, 2018
Where: Belmar, NJ
Description: Kites are expected to invade the skies over Belmar Beach, as the 5th annual Belmar Kite Festival is slated for Sunday, October 14th!

Belmar Kite Festival

Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest

When: October 20, 2018
Where: Highlands, NJ
Description: October’s eventual arrival means that we’re going to be seeing quite a few Halloween related events in the coming weeks. The first one you should be aware about is the Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest that’s being hosted by the Highlands Business Partnership on Saturday, October 20th, where you can dress up along with your furry friend in the chance of winning prizes!

Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest

Red Bank Halloween Parade

When: October 21, 2018
Where: Red Bank, NJ
Description: If you’ve been waiting all year-long to dress up in your favorite costume through downtown Red Bank, then you’ll absolutely want to come out for the annual Halloween Parade on Sunday, October 21st.

Red Bank Halloween Parade 2017 7 of 55

Laurita OktoberFest

When: October 20 & 21, 2018
Where: New Egypt, NJ
Description: If beer isn’t your thing, but you still want to celebrate Oktoberfest in some capacity, then you may want to check out Laurita Oktoberfest, a fun event consisting of wine, food trucks, and fire pits. It’s being held at Laurita Winery on October 20th and 21st.

Laurita OktoberFest with Food Trucks & Fire Pits

Long Branch Fall Festival & Pooch Parade

When: October 27, 2018
Where: Long Branch, NJ
Description: Halloween is slowly creeping up on us! Case in point. the Long Branch Fall Festival and Pooch Parade, which is slated for Saturday, October 27th, featuring a costumed pooch parade, kids costume parade, arts & crafts, vendors, fun activities, and much more!

Long Branch Fall Festival and Pooch Parade 2018

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