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Upcoming Events

The party of the fall returns on Saturday, October 1st at Union College from 5-10 pm with live music, games, food trucks, and, of course, over a dozen beers on tap. Tickets are sold out!

With live music from Mushmouth, one of NJ’s favorite cover bands, and festive tunes from BB and the Polkahaus. Proceeds benefit Cranford First Aid Squad and other community organizations.

Thanks to our premier sponsors who are back to party with us again this year: Brighton Air Corp, Szeles Construction, and Home Got Owned Mortgages.

Aerial drone view of Cranford Jaycees Oktoberfest

October 22nd, Hanson Park

Presented by JCAS with help from the Cranford Jaycees and Hanson Park Conservancy.
More details below and at

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Drop-off 10am - 3pm. Awards for Funniest, Scariest, & Most Original for each of these groups: Ages 4-8, Ages 9-16, Ages 17-Adult, and Family.

Parade of Pumpkins

5:30 - 9:00pm. All contest submissions will be illuminated and on display throughout Hanson Park.

Outdoor Movie Night

6:00 - 9:00pm. Join us as we present a TBD classic movie! Begins at dusk.


The 22nd Annual Brian Jenkins Memorial Halloween Parade, Costume Contest, & Pumpkin Chunkin'

Sunday October 30th, starting at 1:00 PM.
Costume awards by age: 0-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, and 12-17, plus for families or groups, we have Best Duo/Trio and Best Group (4+ People). Pre-register at

Judging will take place at the Community Center parking lot from 1:00 to 1:45, followed by the parade to Downtown Cranford and the Pumpkin Chunkin’ (weather permitting) on North Union Ave by the gazebo.

Lastly, we’ll have two online-only categories for Best Adult and Best Pet. Upload your entry at

Co-hosted by the Cranford Jaycees and the Cranford Recreation & Parks Department.

Get inspired with our photos from the 2021 costume contest.


About the Jaycees

For over 50 years the Cranford Jaycees have combined networking, community activity, individual development, and training while making friends for life.

Members participate in volunteer community events, establish rewarding friendships and professional contacts, and experience the gratification of servicing humanity.

Throughout the year, the Cranford Jaycees hold many events to raise funds that go towards the Jaycees Scholarship Fund. Additionally, the Jaycees are frequently called upon to assist with manpower to help run events in town.

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Meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month (September – May).