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10 fun & exciting events happening in-and-around the Jersey Shore in October 2019

Fall is officially here and leaves will begin to transform into colors like red and brown. Naturally, it indicates that we’re into the fall season! Even though the summertime fun is behind us, the Jersey Shore is still teeming with plenty of fun and exciting things to do. We’ve compiled a list of 10 fun and exciting events happening in-and-around the Jersey Shore in October 2019.

From Halloween related events, to some exciting festivals filled with food, fun, and vendors, there’s a good variety to consider and check out! You’re bound to find something fun to do, whether it’s with the entire family or something more adult specific. There are plenty of events happening at the Jersey Shore in October!

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. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to check out our happy hour page as well!


Asbury Park Zombie Walk XII

When: Sat, October 5, 11am – 9pm
Where: Asbury Park Convention Hall, 1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ

Description: It happens once a year! The dead will walk among the living once again when the Asbury Park Zombie Walk XII takes place on Saturday, October 5.


Holmdel Harvest Fest 2019

When: Sat, October 5, 12pm – 9pm
Where: Bayonet Farm, 41 Middletown Rd, Holmdel, NJ

Description: Residents of Holmdel and the surrounding areas will have something to look forward to come this fall. Bayonet Farm and Holmdel Township Recreation proudly presents the Holmdel Harvest Fest 2019 on October 5th, featuring a variety of fun activities perfect for the family!


Witches, Wizards, and Wands Festival

When: Sat, October 5, 11am – 5pm
Where: Allaire Village, Wall Township, NJ

Description: Get your magic hats, mystical wands, and other related gear for the Witches, Wizards, and Wands Festival that’s being held at The Historic Village at Allaire on Saturday, October 5th!

Witches Wizards Wands Festival

Jersey Shore Cake & Cookie Convention

When: Sat, October 12, 10am – 4pm
Where: Asbury Park Convention Hall, 1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ

Description: It’s the regional convention to attend if you’re all about baking! The Jersey Shore Cake & Cookie Convention is a two day event that’s being held in Asbury Park October 12 & 13, featuring vendors, live demonstrations, competitions, and much more!


Oceanport Pumpkin Festival

When: Sun, October 13, 10am – 4pm
Where: Oceanport Hook & Ladder Volunteer Fire Company, 21 Main St, Oceanport, NJ 07757

Description: With the fall season officially here, we’re bound to hear more about some fall related events. Case in point, the Oceanport Pumpkin Festival, which is going to be held on Sunday, October 13.


The Beer Run 5K

When: Sun, October 13, 10am – 4pm
Where: 4265 Atlantic Ave, Farmingdale, NJ

Description: Races can be grueling, but The Beer Run 5K will have you celebrating crossing the finish line with something awesome waiting for you! Get ready to tackle this 5K race at The Historic Village at Allaire on Sunday, October 13.


Flavor of Freehold

When: Tue, October 15-16
Where: DowntownFreehold.com, 10 E Main St Suite 4A, Freehold, NJ

Description: There aren’t as many food tasting events happening in October, which is why you’ll want to take part in Flavor of Freehold on October 15-16.


Boo Brew by the Bay

When: Sat, October 19, 1pm – 5pm
Where: The Seafarer, 1 Atlantic St, Highlands, NJ

Description: There’s already an Oktoberfest event being held in Highlands next month in October, but there will be more brews to sample at a later event with Boo Brew by the Bay on Saturday, October 19!


Laurita OktoberFest

When: October 19-20
Where: Laurita Winery, 85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt, NJ

Description: With fall almost here, Laurita Winery is gearing up for some exciting events. The Laurtia OktoberFest with Food Trucks & Fire Pits event will be one to think about, which runs October 19-20!


Red Bank Halloween Parade 2019

When: Sun, October 20, 1pm – 3pm
Where: White Street Parking Lot, Red Bank, NJ

Description: We are a month away from Halloween! With that in mind, you definitely want to consider checking out Red Bank’s best event for the occasion — the Red Bank Halloween Parade 2019, which is being held on Sunday, October 20.


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