Are your kids (or grandkids) going to put on costumes...

Halloween costumes in search of kids. (Craig Allen photo)

...and head out in search of candy on Halloween this year?

Group photo-op with "Craig the Friendly Ghost" a few years ago. (NJ Prize Team photo)

On-going COVID-19 concerns make that (still) a valid question.

Pumpkins with personality.  Or, pumpkins in costume. (Craig Allen photo)

And, while I admit that I haven't seen as many pop-up "Halloween Stores" (again) this year, as in the past...Halloween is big business in New Jersey.

From the moment that you walk into the grocery store or department store...

I never knew that pumpkins could fly. (Craig Allen photo) are greeted by the Halloween theme.

I mentioned candy, right? (Craig Allen photo)

And, retailers actually do have more than candy to entice you.

Got...candy? (Craig Allen photo)

I was just popping in for milk and breakfast cereal...

Look: REAL pumpkins. You give them "personality." (Craig Allen photo)

...when I saw:

Make a GIANT cookie. (Craig Allen photo)

And, if one BIG cookie isn't enough...

Make and bake ET's favorite cookies for your little goblins. (Craig Allen photo) can even "build" your Halloween:

You had me at chocolate. And, "E-Z" (Craig Allen photo)

And, while I'll admit that I think Halloween candy before I think...

This is a great example of "thinking outside the box." (Craig Allen photo)

...Halloween Cheeseballs, I like the creative, Halloween theme packaging.

Let's continue...

I did say that I need cereal. (Craig Allen photo)

As I leave the cereal aisle...

These plates are...batty. (Craig Allen photo)

There are a few Halloween party essentials...

"Jack Skellington" and "The Great Pumpkin" in a cup. (Craig Allen photo)

And, "nick-nacks" to...

It's "Hello Kitty" with a Halloween twist. (Craig Allen photo)

...set the mood.

Your author, in costume. (NJ Prize Team photo)

And, now that I'm in the "spirit"...

One bag will do. Only a handful of kids have come to the door in the last few years. (Craig Allen photo)

...and I have my candy...

I left this "candy" in the store. (Craig Allen photo)

...I can't help but think that some of this Halloween "cheer" will be...

Here. (Craig Allen photo) the "Reduced Price For Quick Sale" bin, on Monday, November 1st.

Haunted Hayrides and Attractions in New Jersey for 2021

After the hayride, go see the "Great Pumpkin."

Best NJ corn mazes, pumpkin patches, hayrides for 2021

Whether you're searching for your own "great pumpkin" this fall, or just to navigate a fun corn maze and eat some cider donuts, the Garden State has you covered.

In each region of New Jersey, farms are offering a large range of fall festivities and attractions — here's a roundup.

There are lots of FUN things to do in Jersey this month.

Fall street fairs & family events happening in NJ

A full list of fun, family events happening this fall around the Garden State
(Events are listed in date order)