Delaware River Towns
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2016 Delaware River Towns Halloween Guide

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Halloween is happening! Whether you’re looking for a spooktacular evening or some sweet treats, check out the Delaware River Town’s 2016 Halloween Guide below:

Official Delaware River Towns 2016 Halloween Collectable Poster

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Order your Delaware River Towns 2016 Halloween Commemorative Poster, brought to you by the DRTCC&VB. To order yours today give us a call at 609-397-0055. $20.00 each. Poster designed by local artist Scott MacNeil.

Ongoing Events

 

Photo Credit: Danielle Houghton. https://www.facebook.com/howellfarmcornmaze

Photo Credit: Danielle Houghton. https://www.facebook.com/howellfarmcornmaze

Corn Maze & Pumpkin Carving
Howell Farm 17 Valley Road Hopewell Township, NJ 08530
September: Saturday, Sep. 17 & 24: entry 12-8 p.m.; last exit 9 p.m. & Sunday, Sep. 18 & 25: entry 12-4 p.m.; last exit 5 p.m.
October: Friday, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28: entry 5-8 p.m.; last exit 9 p.m.; Saturdays, entry 12-8 p.m.; last exit 9 p.m.; &  Sundays, entry 12-4 p.m.; last exit 5 p.m.
Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 10: entry 12-4 p.m.; last exit 5 p.m.

The aMAZing Pumpkin Carve
Howell Farm 17 Valley Road Hopewell Township, NJ 08530
Fri Oct 7th & 14th 5-9pm

Sat Oct 8th & 15th 12-9pm
Sun Oct 9th & 16th 12-5pm
Mon Oct 10th (Col. day) 12 to 5pm
Imagine a 150-pound pumpkin carved to look like Edgar Allen Poe. Or turned into a skeleton clawing its way out of a bowl. Now imagine fifty of these aMAZing pumpkins displayed at the Howell Farm Corn Maze. The Hopewell Valley Arts Council is expanding this popular walk-through exhibition to two weekends this year. Carving demonstrations by artists. Tickets available at the gate and at www.hvartscouncil.org. Questions? Call 609-281-5887 or email [email protected]

Plus, catch a special presentation of “Afghanistan Through the Lens of Steve McCurry”. Monday, September 26, 2016 6-7 pm. The Off-Broad Street Theatre at 5 S. Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell NJ.
Tickets $10

Access a combined ticket price discount of 20% when you visit both “Tha aMAZing Pumpkin Carve” and the “Howell Farm Corn Maze”

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Trick or ‘Tini from the Lambertville Station
Throughout the entire month of October
The Lambertville Station, 11 Bridge Street, Lambertille NJ

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Roxey Ballet Company presents Frankenstein
Canal Studio Theater, Lambertville, NJ
October 22-October 30
What is a monster? Can one exist in any realm? Does our fear alone define it? Could the future hold the possibility of bionically enhanced clones of the human species? How can we know if this scientific territory is safe to explore? Doctor Victor Frankenstein might help us consider. This futuristic adaptation of Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN asks you to imagine a world that defies exact location and time.

unnamedThe word Frankenstein typically provokes a notion of a lumbering green guy with bolts in the sides of his neck, as depicted in Boris Karloff’s 1931 rendition for the silver screen. In actuality, that just one interpretation of the beautifully poetic descriptions offered by Mary Shelley in her 1818 novel titled “Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus.” In the text, Shelley actually never delivers a concrete picture of the monster’s appearance although she intricately weaves words to provoke the reader to conjure a detailed notion of the monster’s hideousness within his or her own mind’s eye. It is often misconstrued that the monster is the one who is named “Frankenstein,” yet he is never given a name within the novel. His creator is named “Victor Frankenstein,” thus the title for the story. Frankenstein is a story of the ugly duckling. It depicts the human condition of facing something similar yet still vastly unknown. Join Roxey Ballet for the season of Halloween and explore this frightfully entertaining interpretation of Frankenstein.

Rocky Horror Picture Show 
Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, PA
October 21, 2016 — October 30, 2016
The Rocky Horror Show is alive at Bucks County Playhouse! The show is back and better than ever – LIVE ON STAGE at Bucks County Playhouse! Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show, a musical that inspired the 1975 classic cult film, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, follows innocent couple Brad and Janet as they seek shelter at a mysterious old castle on a dark and stormy night, where they encounter transvestite Dr. Frank N Furter, his “perfect” creation Rocky, and an assortment of other crazy creatures. Given the nature of the subject matter, this show is not recommended for audiences younger than 17.

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Ghost Tours of New Hope 
Main St. & Ferry St., Fridays and Saturdays in October, tour starts at 8PM
Follow a lantern-led “walk” along picturesque streets where you’ll learn about the doings of such places as the towpath itself; or see the phantom Hitchhiker who may pass you in the moonlight; or see the historic inn where Aaron Burr appears from time to time and stares with sightless eyes… plus new exciting stories have been added to the Tour.

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Trick or Treat Train Rides  
New Hope Ivyland Express, 32 West Bridge Street, New Hope PA, 18938
Bring the kids to ride aboard this spooky train. Children of all ages are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite Halloween costumes, helping to make the train a scary sight. Afterwards, trick or treat around the New Hope train station for more surprises! Trick or Treat bags, assorted toys and candy will be given out onboard as well as at the station! All ages welcome!

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Haunted Halloween Rides 
New Hope Ivyland Express, 32 West Bridge Street, New Hope PA, 18938
Take a ride on the dark side onboard the Haunted Halloween Train. Do you trust yourself to be at the mercy of your own Nightmares? When this train leaves the safety of the station, you are tossed into the hands of the unknown. Our creatures are sure to frighten the strongest of heart, and test the nerve of all onboard. Your ticket price includes access to our 3-D Maze, this is an added addition to your Scare Experience. After you depart the Haunted Train, you will be ushered to the 3-D Maze. At the end of the platform you will be given your 3-D glasses and off you go, into the depths of the unknown!

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Jekyll & Hyde the Musical
Washington Crossing Open Air Theater
Oct. 1,2,7,8,9,14,15 and 16, 7pm
The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life. A devoted man of science, Dr. Henry Jekyll is driven to find a chemical breakthrough that can solve some of mankind’s most challenging medical dilemmas. Rebuffed by the powers that be, he decides to make himself the subject of his own experimental treatments, accidentally unleashing his inner demons along with the man the world would come to know as Mr. Hyde.

Calling Up the Spirits
Logan Inn, 10 West Ferry Street, New Hope, PA

Enjoy a welcome cocktail, three course dinner with wine and a group reading with author and spiritual medium Ed Tabbitas.

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Tomasello Winery’s Halloween favorite Broomstick Brew Sale
1 North Union Street Lambertville, New Jersey 08530
September 30, 2016 – October 31, 2016
25% off Broomstick Brew, Autumn Leaf Red, Syrah and 2013 Palmaris Chardonnay.

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Halloween Movies from the ACME Screening Room

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ACME Screening Room 25 S Union St Lamberville, NJ 08530
Friday – Sunday, October 28-30 at 5pm
A gripping, nonfiction psychological thriller, Robert Greene’s KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE follows actressKate Lyn Sheil (House of Cards, The Girlfriend Experience, LISTEN UP PHILIP) as she prepares for her next role: playing Christine Chubbuck, a Florida newscaster who committed suicide live on-air in 1974. As Kate investigates Chubbuck’s story (long rumored to be the inspiration for the classic Hollywood film NETWORK), uncovering new clues and information, she becomes increasingly obsessed with her subject. Winner of a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE is a cinematic mystery that forces us to question everything we see and everything we’re led to
believe.  Not Rated; 1 hour 52 minutes 

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ACME Screening Room 25 S Union St Lamberville, NJ 08530
Friday – Sunday, October 28-30 at 7pm

On Halloween night of 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers stabbed his sister to death. After sitting in a mental hospital for 15 years, Myers escapes and returns to Haddonfield to kill. This cinema classic digitally restored and remastered by the original cinematographer, features an exclusive extended interview and retrospective with filmmaker John Carpenter that explores the history of the film, its legendary director and the influence Halloween has had on the horror genre, and the entire film industry. Carpenter explains why the film is meant for the big screen, the influences that inspire his filmmaking and how Halloween became the highest grossing independent film of all time.

 

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unnamed-7ACME Screening Room 25 S Union St Lamberville, NJ 08530
Friday – Sunday, October 28-30 at 8:40pm

Peter (Itay Tiran) receives a piece of land as a gift for his upcoming wedding. While preparing the property to build a home for his new family, he finds human remains in the ground. He decides to keep the discovery to himself so that all of the wedding arrangements can go on as planned. However, the deeper he tries to keep his secret, the more he seems to be under control of something — or rather someone — and from then on very strange things begin to happen.  Rated R; 1 hour 34 minutes.

 

Friday, October 7, 2016

Howl-O-Ween Cabaret at Bucks County Cabaret
Rodeway Inn & Suites, 6426 Lower York Rd, New Hope, PA 18938
October 7, 2016 8PM – 9:30PM
Great performers and haunting melodies! Tom Orr hosts with Tim Brown on the piano. FEATURING: Matthew Alan, Jan Baldwin, Rick Bossman, Christine Hunt Hjorth, Steve Lobis and more! Tickets $15

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Saturday, October 8, 2016

The Great Pumpkin Returns to the Open Air Theatre for Halloween
Washington Crossing State Park at 455 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road in Titusville, New Jersey

Based on everyone’s favorite Halloween cartoon, this outdoor, family-friendly party will feature arts and crafts, food, games, music and prizes. Children will trick or treat through the Park and meet many of their favorite fairy tale and cartoon characters along the way including Cinderella, Elsa, Anna, Pinocchio, Snow White, Snoopy and the Great Pumpkin himself. The first craft and game session and character walk will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. with a second session between 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

The Great Pumpkin Returns to the Open Air Theatre for Halloween
Washington Crossing State Park at 455 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road in Titusville, New Jersey

Based on everyone’s favorite Halloween cartoon, this outdoor, family-friendly party will feature arts and crafts, food, games, music and prizes. Children will trick or treat through the Park and meet many of their favorite fairy tale and cartoon characters along the way including Cinderella, Elsa, Anna, Pinocchio, Snow White, Snoopy and the Great Pumpkin himself. The first craft and game session and character walk will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. with a second session between 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

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Lambertville & New Hope Zombie Walk, presented by the Delaware River Towns Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau

Beginning on the former site of River Horse Brewery in Lambertville and concluding at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope
Saturday October 22, 2016, Arrive at 5pm.

Zombies have invade the Delaware River Towns and will cross the bridge to terrorize two states! Once the zombies reach the Bucks County Playhouse, the Michael Jackson Thriller dance party will begin and the cast of the Rocky Horror Picture Show will award prizes to the best costumes. Cost to participate is a $10 donation per family.

Zombie Crawl and Borough Parade
Frenchtown, NJ
Oct 22, 2016 from 1pm-6pm

Registration and Zombie Makeup ($5) will take place between 1pm and 3:30pm. The ZombieCrawl and Zombie Scavenger Hunt is happening between 3:30pm and 5pm.  Zombies will shamble/ shuffle and crawl through town and uncover clues as to which businesses will have a brain in their window. The zombies will locate the brains and take a zombie selfie with each stores brains and when they return to the registration tent in Sunbeam park, they show all the collected brain selfies and will then be entered into the raffle. The cost to participate is $5.

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Pumpkin Weekend
Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ
October 22nd & 23rd, 2016 12 – 5pm

The vineyard will offer pumpkin flavored food pairings with their wines, local pumpkin cheesecake, and pumpkin pecan butter. Visitors are encouraged to come in costume for a photo they will take and make into a custom wine label. Information: (908) 284-9463.

Annual Pumpkin Carving and Kid’s Contest
Inn of the Hawke, Lambertville, NJ
October 22, 2016 5PM
Fun for the whole family. They’ll provide the pumpkin and crown a winner carving winner.

12th Annual Pet Masquerade 
11:30AM – 2:30PM. Rain date of Sunday 10/23.
Parade begins 12:30pm at Mary Sheridan Park on York.

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

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High Heeled Drag Race
New Hope, PA
Sunday, October 23, 2016

The High Heel Race is an all-inclusive event, which represents our communities’ diverse and accepting culture. Everyone in the race, male and female participants alike will wear high heels as they each carry a two dimensional birdcage up the hill  where they will decorate it and return down Mechanic Street in New Hope, PA   Be a participant or a cheerleader in the crowd – it’s always a great time. The annual T-shirt and other collectable race memorabilia will be available for purchase at the event with Items ranging from $2 – $20 dollars. There will also be a lively DJ,  50/50 raffle and prizes for the race contestants.  All proceeds benefit New Hope Celebrates (NHC), a local non-profit organization focused on highlighting the history and cultural nuances of New Hope, PA through the creation and promotion of marketing opportunities, educational activities, and cultural events.
The competition will be fierce and feature emcee for the evening,  Miss Pumpkin.  An entrance by our first ever grand marshal, The Lady Nutella, with Summer ClearanceThunder Showers and a flock of your favorite local Queens.
This year, New Hope Celebrates has partnered with The Logan Inn who will play host to our first ever High Heel After Burn Party from 6:30 – 9:00pm (directly after the race) This is a FREE event open to the public and will feature lite fare, cash bar – with autumn drink specials by our sponsor SMIRNOFF Sourced – fireside S’mores and an outdoor movie – hint it has to do with birdcages!
The race is open to all – It’s free to watch and there’s no charge to join as a contestant – Pre-Register online at: www.newhopecelebrates.com  
Mechanic Street will be closed from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm with the race taking place at 5:00 pm.  Guests are encouraged to visit our NHC supporters located on Mechanic Street: Karla’s, ZoubiNectar, and Blue Moose – and don’t forget our “After Burn Party” at the Logan Inn.
Don’t miss this special funfilled fall eventMeet our race winners, hang with your favorite Drag Queens and get your photo by the Giant High Heel. Donations accepted and benefit NHC and the work that they do.
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Movie Weekend: Tales of Halloween
ACME Screening Room
October 23, 2016
Eleven directors, renowned for their contribution to the horror movie genre, have joined forces to create a series of interconnected stories, each with a unique Halloween theme. Ten short films have been woven together by a shared theme of Halloween night in an American suburb, where ghouls, imps, aliens and axe murderers appear for one night only to terrorize unsuspecting residents. Rated R; 1 hours 32 minutes

Sunday,October 30, 2016

Lambertville Halloween Parade
October 30, 2016 Step off is at 3 p.m.
The parade will assemble on York Street by Mary Sheridan Park
This annual event has been sponsored by the City of Lambertville for over 75 years, and is made possible through the generous donations made by local organizations and businesses.

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John Eddie’s Annual All Ages Halloween Show
Havana’s Restaurant & Bar, 105 S Main St, New Hope, PA 18938
Sunday, Oct 30, 2016 • Doors 2PM, Show 3PM

Halloween Spooktacular Party & Costume Contest at
Prallsville Mills, Stockton, NJ
October 30, 2016 4:30PM -9:30PM
A fun-filled evening filled with Halloween fun, including a live DJ, themed laser light show, costume contests, doughnuts and cider station, cotton candy, candied apples, kids pumpkin painting station, and a River Horse Beer garden.

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Canal-O-Ween 8k & 5k Races
Patriot’s Crossing Tavern October 30th, 8:00 AM, Registration & Packet Pick Up, 9:00 AM – 8K & 5K Start
Washington Crossing Bridge on the New Jeresey side.
Come out dressed in your best costumes this Halloween and run the canal path on the Jersey Side, South from the Washington Crossing Bridge either in the 5k or 8k run categories.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween with OWowCow Ice Cream
237 N Union St, Lambertville, NJ
October 31, 2016
On Halloween night, oWowCow Ice Cream will be setting up a tent outside and giving out free mini ice cream cones to trick-or-treaters. There may be other surprises, as well!

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Lambertville Halloween: Trick or Treating on North Union Street
North Union Street, Lambertville, NJ
October 31, 2016

North Union Street from York to Buttonwood Street will be closed to allow for trick or treating from 5:30 – 9 pm. Property owners are asked to move their cars prior to 5:30 pm. See spectacular Halloween home displays and trick or treat among the community. In past years, the local musical group, Spare Parts, offered a surprise performance.

 

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