From Poe to Pumpkins, make a splash at Allaire Village In Wall

WALL, NJ – It’s the season to get a little spooky, and the historic village of Allaire in Wall is just the ticket to get you into the Halloween spirit.

One event to keep in mind before it sells out is An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe”, October 7 and 8. Tickets can be purchased for $30 for two performances each night, one at 6:30 p.m. and the other at 8:30 p.m., according to Allaire’s website.

A “chilling evening” with a retelling of the classic stories of Edgar Allan Poe is promised. Helen McKenna-Uff’s performance takes place in the historic chapel.

Advance registration is required for this very popular event which sells out in advance each year. There are no refunds on tickets purchased and tickets must be printed or on your mobile device at check-in. Doors open 15 minutes before the start of the show.

Then there is the popular “Night of Frights” scheduled for later in October. According to the website, there are programs on October 14 and 15 and October 21 and 22. All start at 6 p.m. and cost $10 for a child, $15 for an adult.

This event includes storytelling at the Chapel and the Headmaster’s House offers fortune telling for your entertainment. Look for Mr. Allaire’s macabre house, the shed with legendary spirits and goodies at the bakery, as well as a haunted food truck and many more attractions.

For a historical look at Halloween, there’s the “Celebration of All Saints” October 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. where you can celebrate Halloween like in the 19th century. Discover the long and storied history of Halloween and the origin of the traditions we know today. There will be Spooky Story Telling, Soul Cake Baking, Turnip Carving and Fortune Telling.

Find ticket information here. Tickets are either $4 for children and $8 for adults in advance or $5 for children and $10 for adults on the day of the event.

And consider testing your artistic skills with the “Allaire Scare Pumpkin Dare” Pumpkin carving contest. Attendees must have a pre-purchased ticket to All Hallow’s Eve and bring a carved pumpkin to the event where it will be entered into a “scared” category and judged. The winner receives a trophy and a gift bag.

Proceeds from these events benefit Allaire Historic Village, a non-profit organization that preserves historic buildings and provides educational programs to more than 9,000 students each year.

Visit the Village historique d’Allaire website for many more activities – and to see what’s in store for Thanksgiving.