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October Fall Festivals and Fairs in NJ

Posted by: NJ Kids Team - September 10, 2014


NORTH JERSEY

GRAYDON FALL FESTIVAL
October 4, 10am-4:30pm
Corner of Linwood Avenue & Northern Parkway, Ridgewood , NJ
This year’s festival will feature food, crafters, local businesses, kids area, music and more.

FALL FESTIVAL AT SNYDER'S FARMS, SOMERSET
October 4-5, 11am-6pm
86 South Middlebush, Somerset, NJ
Hay rides, pumpkin picking, corn maze, food, music…and so much more!!

STREET FAIR
October 5, 10am-5pm
215 Market Street, Saddle Brook, NJ
There will be exhibitors displaying an array of quality merchandise such as handbags, crafts, sports collectibles, clothing, jewelry, gift items, DVD's, scarves, perfumes, antiques and collectibles, garage/tag sale items and so much more all at bargain prices

THE LORD STIRLING 1770S FESTIVAL
October 5, 10:30am-4:30pm
Environmental Education Center, Basking Ridge, NJ
Travel back in time as exhibitors and militias recreate colonial life on the site of Lord Stirling's Manor. Enjoy an educational and exciting day in the 1770's.
Free with suggested donation

 

CENTRAL JERSEY

ANNUAL NEW JERSEY BOTANICAL GARDENS HARVEST FEST AND CRAFT FAIR
October 4-5, 10 am-5 pm
New Jersey Botanical Garden 2 Morris Rd, Ringwood, NJ 07456 (973) 962-9534
A fun-filled family weekend! Hayrides, pumpkin painting, face painting, storytellers, tasty food, music and dancing, fun photo ops, Garden tours and lots more! Plus an autumn plant sale and an Artisan craft fair with many hand-made items. Free parking & admission.

Keyport Screamin Jamboree
Oct 11 – 12 11 am – 6 pm
Fireman's Park West Front Street and American Legion Drive Keyport, NJ 07735
This is a two day outdoor street festival held in beautiful Keyport. The day will be packed with kids entertainment, vendors, amusement rides, beer garden and a chili cook out. Bring the whole family for a day filled with fun and excitement.

VON THUN FARMS 28th ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL
Oct 11 – 12 10 am – 5 pm
519 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction, 732-329-8656
Pick Your Own Apples and Pumpkins, hayrides, food, corn maze, live music, and more. 

Mum Madness and Pumpkin Parade Family Festival
October 11th & 12th 1:00-4:00 pm
Camden’s Children Garden, 3 Riverside Drive, Camden 856-365-8733
The garden’s salute to Autumn and their mascot Mum Bear with pumpkin crafts, a pumpkin story and pumpkin activities, all set in the blazing colors of the Garden’s beautiful chrysanthemums.

Not So Scary Halloween
Weekends in October
Fernbrook Educational Center 142 Georgetown Road Bordentown Township 609-298-4028
This alternative to the haunted hayride is fun for the whole family (especially the young ones)! Join them on the Farm for a thrilling, but not scary, night filled with Halloween games, children ’ s stories, music, a hayride, campfire and roasted marshmallows. Costumes highly encouraged but no masks allowed at this fun, family event!

HAUNTED FOREST
October 18 -19 5 pm
Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave, Tenafly 201-568-6093
Entertaining, education, and not so scary fun.  Arrive early when it’s still light and meet live forest creatures; come late when it’s dark and see how they adapt to the environment around them.  

Thompson Park Day
Sunday October 19 11 AM – 5 PM
Thompson Park 805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft 07738
Activities include pumpkin painting, Rides, Climbing Wall, Archery, Strut Your Mutt Doggie Costume Contest, Scarecrow Contest, and lots more. 

Goblins in the Garden Family Festival

October 25th & 26th 1:00-4:00pm
Camden’s Children Garden, 3 Riverside Drive, Camden 856-365-8733
Come in costume and have howling good time. Take a Haunted Train Ride; encounter characters throughout the garden, meet the bumbling burglars and have your fortune told. Trick or Treat during the Costume Parade.  Celebrate the Mexican tradition of “Día de los Muertos,” a fun and educational activity for the whole family. Stop by the Creepy concession stand to purchase some fall goodies. 

SOUTH JERSEY

South Jersey Pumpkin Show
October 10-12 (Fri 4-9pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm)
Salem County Fairgrounds 735 Harding Highway (Rte 40), Woodstown, NJ 08098 
Check out the competitors in the Little Miss & Mister Pumpkin Show Pageant, sample treats at the Pumpkin Dessert Contest and visit the Friendly Boo Barn. Other activities include a decorated stroller/wagon parade, scarecrow contest, hay rides and fall crafts for kids. FREE Admission. Parking is $5 per car.

FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL
October 11-12 10 am – 5 pm
Main Street, Allentown, New Jersey 609-208-2992
Crafter’s artists, food booths, children’s games, petting zoo, live music, and antique car show. 

Mum Madness and Pumpkin Parade Family Festival
October 11th & 12th 1:00-4:00 pm
Camden’s Children Garden, 3 Riverside Drive, Camden 856-365-8733
The garden’s salute to Autumn and their mascot Mum Bear with pumpkin crafts, a pumpkin story and pumpkin activities, all set in the blazing colors of the Garden’s beautiful chrysanthemums.

PUMPKIN FESTIVAL
October 18
Historic Cold Spring Village 720 Route 9, Cape May, NJ  08204 (609) 898-2300, ext. 18
The Lower Township Rotary Club presents the 22nd Annual Pumpkin Festival. Fall family fun with craft and food vendors, face painting, pumpkin painting, hayrides, a haunted barn, games, activities and more.  Free admission.  Rain date: October 19th.

5TH ANNUAL LAST FLING PUMPKIN SLING
October 18 – 19
Pocono Raceway 1234 Long Pond Road, Long Pond, PA 18334
Pumpkin Sling Contest (by entry only) plus other activities for the entire family

31st ANNUAL CRANBERRY FESTIVAL
Oct 18 – 19 9 am – 4 pm
Chatsworth 609-726-9237
Celebrate New Jersey’s cranberry harvest, the Pine Barrens, and local culture.  Artists and craftsmen, live music, antique car show, and more.  

GOBLINS IN THE GARDEN FAMILY FESTIVAL
October 25th & 26th 1:00-4:00pm
Camden’s Children Garden, 3 Riverside Drive, Camden 856-365-8733
Come in costume and have howling good time. Take a Haunted Train Ride; encounter characters throughout the garden, meet the bumbling burglars and have your fortune told. Trick or Treat during the Costume Parade.  Celebrate the Mexican tradition of “Día de los Muertos,” a fun and educational activity for the whole family. Stop by the Creepy concession stand to purchase some fall goodies. 

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Posted by: NJ Kids Team| September 10, 2014
Categories:  Fun Things To Do
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