Local Events October 20, 2023

Cranford Halloween Events 2023

The Scarecrow Stroll is just one of the crazy fun Cranford Halloween events taking place this month. Other events include movies, haunted tours, storytime, and even something your furry friends can join in on. Learn more below.

Cranford Halloween Events 2023


The Cranford Theater set up a pretty sweet schedule of movies for all to see just in time for Halloween. Come see “Back to the Future” on Saturday, October 21st. This includes an opportunity to glance at the DeLorean time machine in person. After you take the kids home and leave them with a babysitter, come back to the theater for a 10 pm screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”. (Costumes optional.) The Garlic Bistro provides brunch and a movie with their own showing of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” on Sunday, October 22nd.

The weekend before Halloween brings out the scarier fare. On Saturday, October 28th, the Cranford Theater shows the Freddy Krueger classic “Nightmare on Elm Street”. Then, on Halloween night, stop by the theater for a screening of what else? John Carpenter’s classic “Halloween”.

Haunted Cranford Tours

Take a haunted tour of Cranford. For one night only (October 21st), Haunted History Productions offers a very special tour of some of Cranford’s oldest residents and tells their tales. The tour starts at the Cranford Municipal Building’s front lawn. Get your tickets now by visiting the Haunted Cranford Tours website here.

Ghostbusters Day

Yes. Cranford celebrates spooky-ooky season with their very own “Ghostbusters Day” on October 28th sponsored by Martin Jewelers. But you might want to prepare for the day with a Ghostbusters manicure at Sister’s Nails on October 24th. Reservations are highly recommended though. And Max & Luna offer a special storytime with Stay Puft on Monday, October 23rd at noon. Sweet ‘n Fancy offers a Ghostbusters Treat Class on October 28th. But you must reserve your spot ahead of time.

Various Other Halloween Fun

Head out to Hanson Park on October 21st for the pumpkin carve-out and parade at 6 p.m. Join the apple pie-eating contest at Eastman Clock Plaza on October 22nd at 4:30 p.m. Enjoy a treat at the candy apple station (while supplies last) set up at Venue 104 from 3 pm to 5 pm on October 26th. Dress up your pooch and enter them into the Howl-O-Ween Parade at Eastman Clock Plaza at 11 a.m. on October 28th. Yvette’s Dance Studio hosts a Thrills and Chills Dance Fest at their location at noon on October 29th. And the Jaycees put on their own Halloween parade and a bit of punkin-chunkin from 2 pm to 3 pm at the Cranford Community Center.

Scott Gleason, CRS at Coldwell Banker Westfield, NJ Luxury Homes