Iconic Six Flags Fright Fest 2022 Kicks Off in NJ

by Kailee Morel
Six Flags Fright Fest 2022 nj

This year’s Fright Fest at Six Flags in Jackson, New Jersey includes six haunted houses, five designated scare zones, and six haunting shows. The festival kicks off on September 16 and goes until October 31. When the sun goes down, expect monsters and ghouls to follow you onto rides and coasters for the Rides in the Dark portion of Fright Fest. The park promises “thrills by day” and “fright by night.”

Fright Fest originated in 1988 at its Houston, Texas location. For 34 years, Six Flags has designed fright-filled activities for adrenaline junkies and fearless guests. 

Fright Fest Features 

Each scare zone is decorated with monsters, clowns, scarecrows, aliens, and other nightmarish creatures— perfect for Halloween festivities. Their new scare zone, Exile Canyon, mimics an abandoned mining town riddled with ghosts of the Gold Rush era. 

Haunted houses like Big Top Terror, The Manor, Aftermath, Fears, Blood Shed and Reflections of the Dead feature haunting clowns, ghosts, apocalyptic mutants, spiders, dolls, and more. The haunted houses require a Haunted Attractions Pass, but you can buy bundled tickets, which include park admission and access to haunted houses. 

Fright Fest 2008

Six Flags offers Halloween celebrations for all ages. Boo Fest includes family-friendly rides, a trick-or-treat trail, storytelling from a witch, and Scarecrow Street— filled with cornstalks and scarecrows. This year’s Boo Fest runs from September 17 to October 31.

Visit their website to see park hours and schedule. 


The park is also debuting an Oktoberfest food festival starting September 17 and running until the end of Fright Fest. This new festival will include craft and seasonal brews to compliment a German-inspired menu. 

Here’s what you can expect to see at Oktoberfest: 

German Fare

  • Bratwurst w/ Peppers & Onions on a Roll
  • Kielbasa with Sauerkraut on a Roll
  • German Pork Tenderloin Sandwich with Red Cabbage Slaw on a Roll
  • Potato Pancake with Apple Sauce
  • German Potato Salad
  • German Sauerkraut with Pork Bits
  • Red Cabbage Slaw
  • Bavarian Pretzel w/ Cheese
  • German Chocolate Cake
  • Black Forrest Cake

Beer & Lager Menu

  • Samuel Adams Oktoberfest
  • Leinenkugel Oktoberfest
  • Shiner Bock Oktoberfest
  • Jersey Girl Oktoberfest
  • Sion Kolsch
  • Warsteiner Dunkel
  • Paulaner Hefe-Weizen
  • Hobrau Original
  • Radeberger
  • Dab

New Jersey is expecting several Oktoberfest celebrations this year– check out Mark Your Calendars For These NJ Oktoberfests for more.

Six Flags recommends guests 13 and over attend Fright Fest. Guests under 12 years old are not permitted to wear costumes. For more information about events and pricing, visit their website.  

If you’re looking for more Halloween activities, visit our article, 5 Spooky Halloween Attractions in New Jersey.

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Kailee Morel is a senior at New Jersey City University where she majors in English with a concentration in Creative Writing, and minors in Political Science. Kailee has completed an internship as an Editorial Assistant with Memoir Magazine and is currently the Editor-In-Chief of NJCU's Hype Literary Magazine and an Editorial Intern with New Jersey Digest. She also participates as an Event Host with the NJCU English Dept.'s Student Events and Publications Committee. Kailee has developed her craft to produce content that uplifts the messages of writers.

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