This 3-Day Addams Family Themed Festival In New Jersey Will Make Your Halloween Spooky

Halloween is nearly here and New Jersey offers an abundance of ways to celebrate. We’ve got gorgeous jack o’ lantern trails, one of the scariest haunted houses in the United States, and eerie villages with some real life (or death?) ghosts. What you may not know is that the Garden State is also the birthplace of the famed (and fictional) Addams Family. Charles Addams, the creator of the country’s spookiest, kookiest family is a New Jersey native. Originally a cartoon, many Addams Family scenes were straight out of Westfield – the Addams’ home was inspired by local architecture.

This year, the town of Westfield is celebrating Charles Addams’ legacy with their 3-day AddamsFest. You’ll find all sorts of activities ranging from the family friendly (a kids fun zone) to terrifically terrifying (paranormal investigations). Read on for all you need to know, and then make a plan to go!

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For a schedule of events, local maps, and more information, check out the AddamsFest website here. Whether you’re looking to learn more about the life and work of Charles Addams or want to meet actors from the film, this magnificent celebration has got you covered. What are you most looking forward to?