Community Events


Manalapan Recreation Halloween Events!

Oct 6, 2021

Are you ready for Halloween??  Check out the Manalapan Recreation Department’s October Events!  There are some fun activities for everyone to enjoy!

Join us for the decorate your own scarecrow contest!  Winners will be judged in 3 categories: Just for Kids, Traditional, and Thrills with ChillsCost is 10.00 to enter, and winners will receive a gift card from a local vendor.  You must register by October 15th!  Please visit to sign up.

There is also a contest for best Halloween Decorated House!  It is free to enter, but you must do so by October 18th.  Homes will be judged the week of October 19th-25th in the evening, so be sure to keep your lights on! Two winners will be chosen based on unique design, lights, decorations, theme, and overall presentation/curb appeal.  Your home will be judged right from the curb.  To register, you can visit

And finally, a Monster Mania Trunk or Treat & Haunted Trail will take place on Thursday, October 28th at the Manalapan Recreation Center.  No pre-registration is required.  More details will follow, so please be sure to check out the Manalapan Recreation Department’s Facebook page for more updates.

These contests will be judged by the Township Committee members, and the winners will be announced at the Monster Mania Event on October 28th.  Winners do not need to be present to win, you will also be notified via phone or email.

Please note, we would like to post your address on our website to provide residents with a guide so they can take a drive through town and view your displays.

If you have any questions, please contact the Recreation Department at 732-446-8355.

We hope you will participate in one of these fun events!