Westfield continues celebrating native son Charles Addams and his spooky creation The Addams Family with AddamsFest throughout the month of October. Neighboring towns celebrate the season with their own festivities as well. So, if you want even more Halloween-themed fun, come see the fun designs created downtown at the Cranford Scarecrow Stroll.
Cranford Scarecrow Stroll 2022
From now through Halloween, the streets of downtown Cranford display dozens of cute, silly, and scary scarecrows. When you go see the scarecrows, stop inside any of the businesses located around downtown and ask for a ballot. Then, make a note of your favorites while you walk around. Submit your vote by the end of the night on Halloween. The creators of the scarecrows with the most votes in each of the five different categories win a fun prize.
Other Fun October Events in Cranford
In addition to the Scarecrow Stroll, officials created several other fun activities to help celebrate the season. On the evening of October 22nd, Jersey Central Art Studios hosts a Great Pumpkin Carve-Out. Follow that up with a screening of the cult classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at 10 pm at the Cranford Theater. On October 25th, satisfy that sweet tooth with a special candy station Halloween Pop-Up at Venue 104 between 3 pm and 5 pm. Autumn Sounds fill the air at Eastman Clock Plaza beginning at 5:30 pm on October 27th.
Saturday, October 29th has been declared Ghostbuster’s Day in Cranford. Get slimed at Fire Me Up! Studio. Grab a Stay Puft s’more. View the Ecto-mobile up close and in person. Go on a Who You Gonna Call Scavenger Hunt. Then, finish the day off with a viewing of the 1984 classic “Ghostbusters” movie at the Cranford Theater.
On Sunday, October 30th, come watch the Halloween parade from 2 to 3 pm. It starts out at the Cranford Community Center and ends at the gazebo in the middle of town. That’s where you’ll find some pumpkin chunkin’ going on. Then, go to Eastman Clock Plaza for the apple pie contest at 4 pm. On the 31st, it’s every boil and ghoul for themselves. Happy Halloween!