Category Archives: Hayride

A Special Book Signing Event at Allaire Village

While you’re at this Saturday’s Fall Crafters’ Market, stop by the General Store & Museum Gift Shop for this unique event! ¬†Author of the definitive works on the New Jersey Pine Barrens, Karen F. Riley will be signing books & talking with visitors from 10am to 4:30pm. Be sure to stop by!

For more information, please call the General Store & Museum Gift Shop at 732-938-3311 or visit during its operating hours: Wednesdays & Fridays- 10am-4pm, Saturdays & Sundays- 10am-4:30pm.

Hope everyone is getting excited for our Fall Season at Allaire Village! Look out for upcoming information on spooky cultural programs, harvest events, and of course…Halloween Hayrides! Please visit for more information & ticket purchases.



Halloween Hayrides begin tonight!

Join us for two weekends of thrills and chills!

In addition to taking a haunted hayride through our spooky woods, here’s some other activities happening throughout the Village:

  • Listen to scary stories in the Carriage House
  • See ghost hunters at work in the Carpenter’s Shop
  • Get your fortune told in the Manager’s House
  • See special Halloween performances in the Allaire Mansion
  • See our tradesmen at work in the Blacksmith Shop
  • Stop by the Bakery and General Store for drinks, snacks and souvenirs

Tickets are limited so advanced purchase is recommended! For ticket orders call 732-919-3500 or visit For more information please visit

Hope to see you out!


What’s Happening this Autumn at Allaire?

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While Summer is sadly almost over, Allaire Village is getting ready for the busy Autumn season! In addition to the numerous historic, fundraising, and cultural events, Hayride season has already begun! Set-up is already well under way and tickets are on sale now! For more information on Halloween Hayrides, and to order advanced tickets, please visit our website.

In addition to our regular events, Allaire Village is participating in Smithsonian’s 2011 Museum Day! On Saturday, September 24th, visit our Village and be a part of the nation-wide celebrations! Visit the website, print out your ticket, and enjoy a history-filled day at Allaire! For more information about Museum Day, check out their official website.

Be sure to stop by for some of our events!


Halloween Hayrides 2010

So I know I’ve been awfully neglectful of the Allaire blog but I think these pictures will make up for it…


Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

"The Odyssey's" Sirens

A scene from "The Crucible"

"The Wizard of Oz"

The Mad Hatter & White Rabbit from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"

Dr. Frankenstein, Igor & Frankenstein's Monster

All photos by Jeff Tureaud.

Thank you everyone who participated in Hayrides 2010! The volunteers, staff, and the Brick Memorial Drama Club all did a fantastic job!


We know it’s Hayride season when…

…you’re saying things like “Just how many skeletons are overkill?”

So it’s the final countdown to the first Halloween Hayride of 2010 at Allaire (they begin on Friday). As with every year we’re pretty much entrenched in all things ghoul, ghost and skeleton. Since each year we come up with a different theme (this year’s being Haunted Literature), we always need to re-stock some of our supplies.


During the haunted month of October we go SHOPPING!


An Allaire Haunted Hayride Grocery List:

-Two fake arms

-Silver face paint

-Leopard patterned duct tape

-Some swords

-A large, strange hat

-Lab coats


-A tea set

-A submarine

What do they have to do with each other? Very little. But if you come out to a Hayride you will see our wonderful actors (and props) in action! For more info visit our website or call our office at 732-919-3500.

Check out some photos from last year’s Hayride!




Tiberius, the star of every Hayride.


Happy Haunting,


A Hayride Sneak-Peek!

Seeming I’ve been mentioning it in practically every blog post you probably know that Halloween Hayrides are almost here! On Friday October 15th, Saturday October 16th, Friday October 22nd, and Saturday October 23rd take a ride through the Allaire woods- it has been overrun with characters from “Haunted Literature”!

Hayrides run from 6:00 to 9:30 pm and advanced ticket order is highly recommended! For more info on tickets visit our webpage.

So we’re very excited about this year’s theme and we finally pinned down what works we’re going to chose our literary villains from! Curious? Well I can’t tell you everything but if you keep your eyes peeled you might just see these guys (and more!)…

Any guesses?

Hope to see you this October!


What’s Happening this October at Allaire?