The small borough of Merchantville transforms and officially changes its name to Monsterville every October for a month of Halloween tricks and treats!

Merchantville boasts the perfect mix of tree-lined streets, beautiful Victorian homes, and residents with a serious passion for all things creepy. It’s a picture-perfect Halloween town. Business owners, residents and Borough council all have a role to play in the month-long celebration of the mysterious and frightening.

From the annual Merchantville School haunted house to Spooky Story Times and a Zombie Run, Monsterville has something for everyone to enjoy. The Monster Mash Bash is an adults-only ticketed event that includes live music, signature cocktails, and tarot card reading. Monsterville’s Zombie 5k is a costumed run and walk. Participants creep and crawl their way through the Borough and end with a beer at Eclipse Brewery.

The main reason to visit Monsterville is to tour the Borough and find this year’s entries to the Haunts of Monsterville home decorating contest. Each year, Merchantville residents go all out creating elaborate scenes to transform the quiet Victorian town into a hauntingly frightful destination.

Tour the town and vote for your favorites on October 30th and 31st. Maps of participating homes are available on the Borough website, inside Borough hall and at participating businesses beginning October 23rd. Winners receive the coveted Golden Broomstick, and most importantly, bragging rights through next Halloween. And on Halloween itself, the Borough welcomes thousands of trick-or-treaters to draw a close to another month of Monsterville!

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