5 Favorite Things In and Around Madison, NJ: October 19th - 25th

Fall is in the air! There’s so much to do to make some very special family memories together and maybe even nab some great holiday card photos while you’re at it!

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11th Annual Scarecrow Stroll

October 17th - 31st, various times


This year will be the 11th Annual Scarecrow Stroll and it promises to be the biggest and best yet. This year, there will be over 100 wild and crazy scarecrows on display throughout downtown Cranford.

Grab a ballot (mailed to all residents and available at downtown businesses) and vote for your favorites.



Pumpkin Creations

Saturday, October 20th, 1-3 pm

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm

Have a blast decorating your own pumpkins using natural plant materials.

$6 per adult, $5 per senior, $4 per child age 4-16, $2 per child age 2 & 3, FREE per child under age 2.


Action for Distraction Skeleton 5K & 1 Miles Trick-or Treat Trail

Saturday, October 20th, 9 am

Central Park, Morris Plains

While the need for bone health awareness is a serious cause, the Action For Distraction Skeleton 5K Trail Run & 1-Mile Trick-or-Treat Trail will be nothing but family fun. 

There will be plenty of Halloween happenings both along the 3.1 mile course, the 1-mile Trick-or-Treat Trail and at the after-party. Come join us, in or out of costume, and enjoy candy trick-or-treat aid stations along the course, a costume contest, a pumpkin patch & decorating station, and cider & donuts at the finish line.  And, just like at the original Action For Distraction, there will be finisher's medals for everyone, age-group awards three-deep & long-sleeved T-Shirts for the first 250 registered.  

Ages 3+

$20 - $25



Free Moving Screening: Intelligent Lives

Monday, October 22nd - 7 pm

Mayo Performing Arts Center

From award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib comes Intelligent Lives, a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America. 

The film follows three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the U.S. 



The ABC’s of Candy

Tuesday, October 23rd, 7 pm

Madison Public Library

Just in time for Halloween, a representative from the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts will be presenting a lecture on the history of candy, from A to Z. The lecture will conclude with candy sampling!!!!! There will be sugar- free and sugary candy to try.


Registration required.