BOOed To YOU!

BOO...to you! Coming soon! A secret Monsterville tradition to surprise neighbors, classmates, friends or families with a special Halloween package on their doorstep. Before you know it "We've Been BOOed" bags will make their magical way from house to house. Halloween BOO-ing begins when one neighbor secretly leaves a small gift basket, a BOO poem, BOO instructions and a BOO sign at a neighbor's doorstep. The lucky BOO-ee is asked to post the sign near the door, alerting others that "We've Been BOO-ed!" In turn, the neighbor is asked to BOO two other homes creating a chain reaction of Halloween fun. Soon, an entire neighborhood is sporting BOO signs, and everyone is guessing who. So turn off those RING Apps Monstervillians! Anyone who gets Booed and needs copies of the BOO poem, BOO door sign or Booing instructions can pick them up between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at Monsterville Borough Hall! Enjoy these pictures of some 2019 Monsterville BOOing recipients. If you got BOOed please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

Ghoulish Shopping & Events

Celebrate Halloween in Monsterville at Eilandarts Center where they dedicated their monthly gallery show to all things "Mystical, Magic and Spooky" a group show featuring local artist. Opening reception was on Friday, October 1st and runs month-long. Eclipse Brewing celebrates 5 years in town on Saturday so stop by for a free commemorative cup and soft pretzels as long as they last! Stop by The Station Coffee for their seasonal Pumpkin Latte Shake made with espresso. Ryan's Retail will host a Fall Pop-Up from 12-4 on Saturday, October 9th. Need a little something to put in your goblins bags? Stop by Aunt Charlotte's Candies and pick up some treats or a candy apple for yourself! Are you looking for a healthy pick-me-up so you can start those costumes? Pop by The Juice Bar on Centre Street for some cold-pressed juice or a jar of immune boosting Purple Sea Moss. Merchantville Antiques and Salvage stocks plenty of vintage and classic Halloween decor to dress your home for The Haunts of Monsterville! Walk by Nicole Nurthen Photography any evening to see if the story telling, singing pumpkins are out or what the Witches of East Maple are brewing. Don't forget to grab some grub for your little warlocks at Charlies Crepes on the Circle before heading out to tour the town. Monsterville's businesses PEAK Secondhand will host a "Spooky, Peaky Halloween Party" on Friday, October 29th, starting at 6:00 p.m. On Saturday, October 30th, Aradia's Treasures will host a mystical street fair "Mystery & Magic in Monsterville". The House of Rowan boutique wants you to shop their spooky stock on Saturdays from 12-4 and invites you to join them for a special event - a spooky evening of bubbly, snacks, and a walking tour of Monsterville! Adrian Rowan Photography is decorated for the Haunts of Monsterville, pop by to see the Victorian Skeletons having their midday tea of creepy crawlies while the little ones play ball out front and the hearse driver brings more attendees to the party. People are literally dying to get in! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at your business this month and we'll write about it!
 

"Double the Candy in 2021"

News 12 took an interest in Monsterville this week and were live with Mayor Ted Brennan yesterday to ask about the town's decision to discourage Trick-or-Treating this year. Brennan says that one of the main reasons is a lack of resource “To ask our police officers or anybody to go out there and try to enforce a ban on trick-or-treating just didn’t seem realistic,” he says. “We also felt that there’s a subset of the community that feels comfortable participating in Halloween here in ‘Monsterville.’ We wanted them to have the opportunity to continue to do that.” Other Monsterville Halloween traditions will continue to take place like the annual house decorating competition and the annual eighth grade haunted house - now a socially distant parade. Brennan says that Halloween will return in full force for the next year with the motto, "Double the candy in 2021."

Support Our Seasonal Markets

Hello "Market Off Centre" family and friends! We hope many of you will join us again this Friday evening from 5:00-8:00 p.m. to experience Monsterville's seasonal spirit. This week on October 23rd, in addition to our regular offering of local, handmade, and homemade goods and services, we will feature Halloween Crafts for kids and a Jack O'Lantern Walk along the Rails-to-Trails path. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own carved pumpkin to display on the walkway and we'll supply the candle! Pumpkins may be dropped off any time after 3:30 p.m. On October 30th - our final market of the 2020 season -  we will host a Halloween Costume strut and offer plenty of kid-friendly crafts. If you are interested in being a vendor at our last tow markets please contact market coordinator, Eric Goonan, at 856-571-1421 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A Message for Monsterville

Mayor Dracula of Monsterville shared a video announcement from the Borough of Monsterville about plans for a modified 2020 Monsterville schedule of events. Monsterville is strongly discouraging TRICK-OR-TREATING as recommended by the CDC but, residents who choose to enjoy that activity will be permitted to between 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 31st. The Haunts of Monsterville - a decorating competition for businesses and residences - will go on as always with online voting taking place between October 23rd-25th. Stay tuned for a list of participating haunts! 8th Grade students from Merchantville School will host a Monsterville Haunted Circus Parade through the streets of Monsterville starting at 5:30pm on Saturday, October 24th. This will take the place of their annual Haunted House and support fundraising for their graduation in June. And, have you been BOOed? Keep an eye out on your front porch!

"Monsterville" 2020

What do you do if you're a tiny borough with tons of Halloween spirit and a pesky pandemic? Well, if you're Merchantville, New Jersey, you rise to the challenge and up your game because "Monsterville" 2020 is about to begin and - as the ringmaster says - "The show must go on!" Throughout the month October, the entire town will feature a series of Halloween themed activities and events designed to showcase its spooky spirit. This year gives us an opportunity to think outside the box and let New Jersey know "we own this"! Order your "officially ghoulish tee" before October 8th through Community Sports and keep an eye out for the "Haunts of Merchantville", "You've Been Booed" and lots of fun outside events!

BOOing Invades the Ville

"We've Been BOOed!" signs have made their magical way from house to house around Merchantville. This secret Monsterville tradition surprises neighbors, classmates, friends and families with a special Halloween package on their doorstep - which soon propagates across town. Halloween BOO-ing begins when one neighbor secretly leaves a small gift basket, a BOO poem, BOO instructions and a BOO sign at a neighbor's doorstep. Before you know it the entire neighborhood is sporting "We've Been BOOed" signs, with everyone left guessing who the mysterious gift givers were. Enjoy these pictures of some 2019 Monsterville BOOing recipients. If you got BOOed please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

Trick-or-Treating

Monsterville hope's that everyone has a safe and happy Halloween. The designated time for trick-or-treating in the Borough of Monsterville begins after school on Thursday, October 31st, and ends at 8:00 p.m. However, you will often see neighborhood toddlers and pre-school children enjoying “Safe Trick-or-Treating” in the downtown business district and throughout our community as early as 11:00 a.m. Merchantville's 2-day Halloween curfew is posted on the electronic portable message board in front of Borough Hall. The same curfew is in effect on Wednesday, October 30th - commonly known as "mischief night". Merchantville has a Borough ordinance regarding curfew during Halloween. No one under the age of 18 is permitted to be on the streets of Merchantville from 8:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m the following morning. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact the Community Affairs Office, 856-662-2472 x 120.

Costume Walk Planned

Merchantville's "Market Off Centre" will celebrate their last Saturday farmers market of the season on October 26th. The market invites all residents and neighbors to give Monsterville a preview of their enchanting, ghostly or frightful costumes at the first "Halloween Costume Walk" along the sidewalks of downtown. The runway of fashions will begin on the bike path behind Eclipse Brewery and travel the sidewalks of downtown, along Park Avenue, finishing at the market's Kids Zone. This costume walk begins at 11:00 a.m. Young children - under 12 - should be accompanied by parents.


Monsterville Hits Biz District

Businesses in Merchantville have the Monsterville spirit! You'll find Bones Alexander at Monsterville Antiques and Salvage letting you know that for the month of October he'll be in charge. They have lots of new antiques and salvage just brought in, so what better a time to stop by and visit him where - He'll be waiting! Eclipse Brewing has a new 8% Pumpking Ale on tap - a tasty malty fall beer or fall in love with their Coffee Chocolate Porter - an absolutely fantastic coffee-chocolate explosion of goodness! Janice and Pete at Mcfarlan's Market have everything you need for noshing while watching your favorite football teams in October - get ready with their fresh picnic shoulders for pulled pork, fresh-made sweet & hot sausage or munchies! And, wiccans who visit Spirit to Sole Connection can stock up on supplies for All Hallows Eve with their selection of floor washes, smudge sprays, energy shifting tea's and "Break the Spell" salts and goolish line of Organic Herbal Tea's just for the season! The Blue Monkey joins in this month-long celebration with their official 2019 Blue Monkey Tavern FallFest featuring 90+ craft and independent beers, wines, ciders, hard seltzer, hard kombucha and more! And for that ever nagging sweet-tooth Aunt Charlotte's Candies offers a mouth watering selection of caramel and candy apples, gummy candy and spooky foil chocolates! And, if you're looking for the perfect zombie look don't forget Halloween hairstyling at The Clip JointCastle of Beauty or Dash Styles - they've got the answer! #shopmonsterville. Vote today for the spookiest Monsterville Merchant!

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