Sunday, October 15 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thompson Park, Lincroft 

Thompson Park Day

Free Admission  •  Free Parking

Free Activities:

  • Entertainment
  • Canoeing at Marlu Lake (weather permitting)
  • FootGolf
  • Kids’ Races
  • Zany Zombies
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • S.T.E.A.M Fun
  • Apple Cider Demo
  • Dash for Cash
  • Discover Walnford
  • Pottery Demonstrations at the Creative Arts Center & Studio Store
  • Mini Golf
  • Photo Booth
  • Golfzilla (weather permitting)
  • Pie Eating Contest (1 p.m. Kids, 1:15 p.m. Adults – Registration at Kids Race Area)

Activities that required two tickets or a wristband are:     

  • Archery at the indoor Archery Range 
  • Bungee Trampoline 
  • Climbing Wall
  • Inflatable Rides
  • Laser Tag 
  • Wagon Rides 
  • Turbo Twister 
  • Turbo Tubs 

Tickets only will be accepted for these activities:   

  • Pumpkin Painting (2 tickets)
  • Grab & Go Ceramics at the Creative Arts Center (2 tickets)

Tickets or wristband must be purchased at the ticket booths. 
The cost is $1 per ticket; $10 per wristband.


Strut Your Mutt Doggie Costume Contest         

Dress up your four-legged pal as something fun, silly or scary! The whole family can dress up together! Contest is held at 12 p.m. & 3 p.m. Prizes awarded for funniest, scariest, prettiest, most original and best canine/human combo.

Pre-registration costs $10 and is available until October 6.
Day of event registration costs $15.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Monmouth County Parks. Download an application. Learn about becoming a sponsor. For additional information, call 732-975-9735. 

Scarecrow Contest

We'll provide the framework and stuffing; you supply the face, outer covering (clothes, etc.) and imagination. Prizes will be awarded and the scarecrow is yours to take home.

The cost is $10 to pre-register or five tickets at event.  For event-day registration, frames are first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration is available online. Call 732-224-1367, for more information.

Pie Eating Contest

  • 1 p.m. - Kids
  • 1:15 p.m. - Adults
  • Registration at Kids Race Area

Free Entertainment

Theater Barn
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - History of Balloons with Nick the Baloonatic
1:15 p.m. -2 p.m. - Aesop’s Fables - a Puppet Adventure
2:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m. - Doc Rocko Shocko Spooktacular Magic Show
4:15 p.m.-5 p.m. - Hilarious Halloween Hijinx with Brenn & Doug

Strolling Performers
11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. - Freaky Frankie and his Monster Baloonz
1-4 p.m. - Nick the Baloonatic
1-5 p.m. - Zombie Stiltwalker

For additional information:

  • Strut Your Mutt - 732- 975-9735
  • Scarecrow Contest - 732-224-1367
  • Pie Eating Contest - 732-542-1642, ext. 26
  • Food Vendors - 732-842-4000, ext. 4383
  • General Event Information - 732-842-4000, ext. 4312


Thompson Park Day

Food Vendor Application for Thompson Park Day

Children's "Make & Take" Activity Vendor Application for Thompson Park Day


  • Garden State Parkway to exit 109. Southbound, turn right onto Rt. 520 West (Newman Springs Rd.); Northbound, turn left onto Rt. 520 West 2.2 miles to Park (past M.T. Thompson park and Brookdale College entrance ) on left.
  • State Hwy. 34 to Rt. 520 east. Southbound, turn left; northbound, turn right. Follow Rt. 520 east to Park entrance.