As if we needed another reminder that summer was winding down, Six Flags announced plans to kick off their annual Fright Fest activities a week from today (Friday, September 13).

The annual event, which is billed as the Northeast’s largest Halloween party, will weekends and select days through November 3. It’s family-friendly "Thrills by Day" and "Frights by Night one again at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson.

This year’s highlights include:

Aftermath — the raw, post-apocalyptic world crawling with barbaric mutant scavengers has a new location in Metropolis and features new scares for 2019.

Professor Slithers Goes Wild - the zany professor returns for the all-new Halloween themed game show, running through October 27.

Six Flags Great Adventure

Dead Man’s Party’s 20th Anniversary Bash - this rock concert meets Broadway live show features new mashups of old classics, eye-popping special effects including lasers and pyrotechnics and a dynamic cast. Included with park admission.

Blood Shed - the nightmarish farm of half-human, half-animal mutants will definitely be fun this year too.

Scary-oke - Children are invited to sing their favorite Halloween hits (in front of a live audience).

Ron Wyatt, Six Flags Great Adventure

Other returning favorite events this year in crude the trick or treat trail, unleashed (a live show), the arrival ghoul parade, demon district (a scary maze), and more.

Fright By Night is not recommended for children under 12 or those who scare easily, officials say.