Freehold Township was founded on October 31st, which may in part explain why the all-volunteer Halloween Spooktacular Committee is so committed to the spirit. Each year, the committee arranges several traditions, each of them a fun way to get into the Halloween spirit.
Downtown Window Paintings
It wouldn’t be October in Freehold if the windows downtown weren’t painted to display festive images. The Halloween Spooktacular Committee gets together each year with the Freehold Regional School District’s art department in order to arrange a student trip downtown so that the art students, middle school and high school age, can contribute to the town’s tradition. This year’s window painting takes place October 23rd.
On October 22, the Jack-’o-lantern contest will invite community members of all ages to compete in crafting the best jack-’o-lantern. Alternatively, spectators can enjoy watching as some of Freehold’s most creative use their pumpkins as their canvases.
Costume Contest and Freehold Spooktacular Parade
October 30 is the date of the infamous Halloween costume contest and Spooktacular Parade. Show up at the Freehold Racetrack parking lot at noon to participate in the contest and then march in the parade. At the end, sip on some refreshments and listen as the winners of the contest are announced!