Tis' the season to be spooky! Can't seem to come up with anything to do for Halloween this year? Don't worry, South Jersey has plenty of places that will get you into the spirit!

Autumn leaves are falling and pumpkin spice is in the air! What better way to celebrate than to participate in some classic Halloween rituals. Explore your local area and do some scary, and not so scary, activities that will get you in the spirit for the best time of year!

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    Tim Boyle, Getty Images


    There are plenty of hayrides in South Jersey that you can take this time of year; however, some of the best are the scariest ones!

    If you're looking to hop on board a creepy ride, check out Creamy Acres' Haunted Paintball Hayride. Be prepared to slay some zombies!

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    Ethan Miller, Getty Images

    Pumpkin Patches

    Want to carve your own pumpkins? Well, the first step is picking one out!

    Head over to Butterhof's Shady Brook Farm and get your very own pumpkin fresh from the farm!

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    Sean Gallup, Getty Images

    Apple Farms

    More of an apple picking person? Don't sweat it! There are plenty of farms in South Jersey that let you pick your own!

    You can head on over to Mood's Farm Market during Autumn and get some deliciously sweet apples.

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    Pumpkin Run

    Want to help out a cause this Halloween? You're in luck, because on October 21st, Wildwood is hosting their 9th Annual Pumpkin Run!

    This run mainly benefits some awesome causes and is happening rain or shine! Make sure to sign up now for a chance to be a part of the run.

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    Scott Olson, Getty Images

    Costume Stores

    One of the best ways to get into the Halloween spirit is getting your costume for the big day!

    There are plenty of places to visit, like your local Spirit Halloween, to find an awesome costume to wear this year!

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    Dan R. Krauss, Getty Images

    Arts & Crafts Stores

    Want to decorate pumpkins and make some cool Halloween crafts? Head to your local craft store and get some supplies!

    Even if you don't have an idea of what you want to decorate, going to the store will definitely help inspire your creative juices!

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    Ethan Miller, Getty Images

    Haunted Houses

    America's biggest haunted house is right next to South Jersey. Even if you don't want to go to Terror Behind the Walls, visiting Eastern State Penitentiary is enough to give you the perfect Halloween vibes.

    If you do want to participate in the penitentiary's biggest (and scariest) attraction, make sure to go online and get your tickets now!

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    Astrid Stawiarz, Getty Images

    Movie Theater

    If you are a little too scared to go to a haunted house, but want to experience some frights, head to your local movie theater and see a horror film!

    There are plenty of new scary movies out right now, and it's way scarier to watch them in the big dark movie theater than at home.

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    Alex Wong, Getty Images

    Storybook Land

    A local hotspot for adorable Halloween fun is Storybook Land! Stop by Storybook Land during the month of October and experience hayrides, pumpkin decorating, and a hay maze!

    Towards the end of the month, kids will get to trick or treat around the park!

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    Joe Raedle, Getty Images

    Corn Maze

    If you're looking for a good corn maze, R & J Farms has got you covered.

    Their famous Cornfield of Terror is one of the scariest corn maze's in South Jersey. Have your wits about you, cause this maze is no joke!

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    Thomas Lohnes, Getty Images

    Ghost Tours

    Are ghosts more your thing? Ocean City will be holding Ghost Tours this fall, just for you!

    Experience Ocean City in a whole new way. Find out some interesting tales that still haunt the town today!

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    Tim Boyle, Getty Images

    Scarecrow Building Competitions

    Since South Jersey is such a big farming state, it is only right that each resident has a scarecrow!

    You can build your own at local contests, like one in Vineland, where you can spend time making a silly (or scary) scarecrow for your house!

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