Fall Festivals In NJ: 70+ Celebrations For Family Fun


Whether your favorite moment of fall in New Jersey is hopping on a hayride, getting lost in a corn maze, or simply finding the perfect pumpkin for the front door, these fall festivals in NJ are sure to help you create many autumn memories. Dig into fall fun with construction equipment at Diggerfest at Diggerland in West Berlin, indulge in everything apple at the All Fall Apple Fest in Wall Township, or see over 6,000 carved pumpkins at the Jack’ O Lantern Experience at Skylands Stadium in Augusta. Don’t miss Oktoberfest events in NJ this fall, too. (featured photo credit: istock/benedek)

(Note: It’s always best to check ahead for in-person events.)

Fall Festivals in NJ 2023


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VonThun Farms Fall Festival
Weekends starting September 16-Halloween, also October 9
Every weekend is a Fall Festival Weekend at Von Thun’s! The one-price admission allows you to stay longer, play harder, spend less, and make more memories together as a family. Visit us on weekends from September 16th through Halloween (Columbus Day, too!) and enjoy our  Festival Area with over 20 all-ages activities—play fall-themed games, go on one of the hayrides, take a challenge through the 6-acre interactive “Reba McEntire’s Country Music” corn maze, see farm animals and take a bunch of photos all over. 
Cost: Ticket prices vary. Free Parking
519 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
438 Route 57 West, Washington Township, NJ 07882


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Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm Fall Extravaganza
Saturdays and Sundays from September 9-October 29
Experience the ultimate Fall Extravaganza at Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm! Enjoy a jam-packed day full of family fun that will keep you entertained with live music, our delectable Farmhouse Grill, Food Trucks, and a wine-tasting experience with Tomasello Winery in our Farm Market every Saturday and Sunday throughout September and October. Indulge in the quintessential fall activities, such as picking your own apples, pumpkins, and sunflowers, in our mesmerizing Sunflower Photo Trail. Get lost in our family-friendly corn maze or embark on a delightful hayride tour of our sprawling 325-acre farm.
Cost: $9.95-$14.95
2691 Monmouth Road, Jobstown, NJ 08041


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Fall Fun at Lentini Farms
Weekends starting September 16-October 29
There is so much fall fun at Lentini Farms for the whole family to enjoy. Get lost in the 10-acre corn maze, take a ride on a delightful hayride, pick your pumpkins for the season, wander through a hay maze, and so much more. For those who are brave, get your thrills in on the Haunted Hayrides. Each weekend, there will be live bands and food trucks for you to enjoy, along with all of the autumn fun.
Cost: Prices vary
Route 94 South, 251 High Street, Newton, NJ 07860

September Fall Festivals in NJ

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Have a blast with all the fun fall activities this year at Donaldson Farms. Photo Credit: @jenn_m_rocha

Happy Day Farm Fall Festival
Now-October 29
Spend the day at Happy Day, going from giant checkers to an inflatable corn maze, horse swings to petal carts, and all of the fall fun you can imagine in one place during their annual fall festival.
Cost: $27 per person
106 Iron Ore Road, Manalapan, NJ 07726

Halsey Festival
September 14 at 4 PM
See DJs, bands, performances, a fashion show, art activities, interactive games, and so much more at this event.
Cost: Free
Halsey Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Live Outdoor Jazz! 5th Annual Jersey City Pier Fest
September 15, 22, and 29 at 6 PM
It’s the 4th annual Pierfest on Friday nights on the water. There will be live music, classic Latin Jazz, Salsa dancing, and food.
Cost: Free
Exchange Place, 10 Exchange Place, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Fright Fest at Six Flags Great Adventure
Now-October 31
Haunted Houses, Scare Zones, and Rides in the Dark can only mean one thing—Fright Fest is back. This spooky event will keep older kids and adults on their toes (recommended for ages 13 and over). Enter if you dare!
Cost: Starting at $50
1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, NJ 08527

Medford Oktoberfest and Music Festival
September 15-16
Put on your lederhosen and celebrate Oktoberfest with authentic German food, a stein-holding competition, multiple music stages, and Saturday kids’ activities.
Cost: Free
Freedom Park, 86 Union Street, Medford, NJ 08055

Holland Ridge Fall Flower Festival
September 15-October 15
Come for fall flower picking, pumpkin picking, and photo ops galore. Special weekends include a Food Truck Weekend, a Fall Craft and Live Music Festival, and a Family Fun Weekend.
Cost: $15 per person ages 3 and up
86 Rues Road, Cream Ridge, NJ 08514

Boots at the Beach
September 16
It’s a music fest at the beach along Olde New Jersey Avenue, featuring live country music, merchandise vendors, dancing, crafts, and food.
Cost: Free
Old New Jersey Ave., North Wildwood, NJ 08260

Weekends in September-November
Pumpkins are popping up all over Diggerland USA for this season’s annual Diggerfest. Enjoy hayrides, live music, carnival games, pumpkin decorating, fall parades, and more.
Cost: $42.95
100 Pineadge Drive, West Berlin, NJ 08091

Festival in the Borough 
September 16

Get into a full day of fun at the Festival in the Borough. Music, entertainment, vendors, food, and a kids’ area will keep the whole family happy all day long.
Cost: Free
44 E. Washington Ave. (Route 57), Washington, NJ 07882

Community Day: Fiesta Latina
September 16 at 12 PM
Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with a festive outdoor celebration at the Newark Museum of Art. There will be live music, vendors, dance, and activities celebrating the culture and traditions of many Latin American and Caribbean countries. In case of rain, the event will move inside the museum.
Cost: Free; registration is required.
The Newark Museum of Art, 49 Washington St., Newark, NJ 07102

45th Annual Festival of the Sea
September 16 at 10 AM
Head to the beach and celebrate the delicious seafood from the Jersey Shore. With live music, a beer garden, family activities, and, of course, fantastic food, this is a fun event for everyone.
Cost: Free
Downtown Point Pleasant Beach, 601 Arnold Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Wind and Sea Festival
September 16 at 11 AM
Come to celebrate all things water where the whole fam can enjoy coastal activities, including kayaking, fishing, kite flying, crabbing, sandcastle building, seining, shelling, children’s crafts, naturalist activities, and food vendors.
Cost: Free
Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth, NJ 07758

Latino Festival of Monmouth County
September 16
Celebrate Latino culture with dancing, live performances, food, and lots of fun during this cultural festival.
Cost: Free
1 East Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728

Smithville Artwalk
September 16 at 10 AM
It’s a biannual curated gathering of 75 artists celebrating lowbrow and pop art. Come for the art, but stay for the live music, entertainment, contests, and special guests. 
Cost: Free
615 E Moss Mill Rd, Absecon, NJ 08205

Great Pumpkin Festival
September 16-November 5
Head to Heaven Hill Farm for this fall-themed festival featuring the Canine Stars Stunt Dog Show, hayrides, farm animals, pedal carts, a 40th anniversary-themed corn maze, gem mining, apple cannons, and more fall fun.
Cost: $14.99-$21.99 online & $19.99-$21.99 at the door
451 State Route 94, Vernon, NJ 07462

Terhune Orchards Fall Family Fun Weekends
September 16-17 through October 28-29
Get all the fall feels at Terhune with their adventure barn, live music, pony rides, pumpkin picking, duck races, and pick-your-own opportunities.
Cost: A variety of packages are available
330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

St. Anianus Coptic Orthodox Church 2nd Annual Community Fair
September 16 at 1 PM
Come one, come all, to this 2nd annual community fair. There will be free food, games for the whole family, and a big giveaway. Please bring nonperishable food items to donate.
Cost: Free
143 North Bergen Mills Road, Monroe, NJ 08831

Sussex County Day
September 17 at 12 PM
Celebrate Sussex County with live music, fun activities for kids, vendors, exhibitors, the Chopped Sussex Cooking Challenge, and the crowd-pleasing law enforcement chicken wing eating contest.
Cost: Free
Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Road, Augusta, NJ 07822

Newark Puerto Rican Day Parade and Boricua Music Festival
September 17 at 12 PM
Don’t miss the 61st Puerto Rican Day parade with performances, entertainment, and much more.
Cost: Free
Lower Broadway (Avenida Puerto Rico) via Bloomfield Avenue and run up to 1st Avenue, Newark, NJ 07105

Woodbridge Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day
September 17 at 1 PM
Enjoy Irish music, Monmouth County Police and Fire Pipes, Drums, and Irish Craft vendors, and celebrate halfway to St. Pat’s Day. 
Cost: Free
95 Port Reading Avenue, Woodbridge, NJ 07095

The Wildwoods Irish Fest
September 21-24
Erin Go Bragh—everyone’s Irish at this fest with dancing, music, food, and craft vendors daily. Other festivities include a golf tournament, Irish dance lessons, a 5K run and 1-mile walk, a pipe exhibition, a food court, and a parade.
Cost: Free
Old New Jersey Ave., North Wildwood, NJ 08260

Morristown Jazz and Blues Festival
September 22-23 at 4 PM & 12 PM
See a variety of artists perform on the Morristown Green. Don’t forget your lawn chairs and blankets. This event is rain or shine.
Cost: Free
Morristown Green, Morristown, NJ 07960

Trenton Family Festival
September 23 at 11 AM
This First Lady Tammy Murphy Family Festival is to connect families with state, county, and local resources. There will be healthcare, childcare, pediatric services, food, energy, and housing assistance programs. Children can enjoy free food, music, face painting, and more while you sign up for services.
Cost: Free
Hedgepeth-Williams Elementary School, 301 Gladstone Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08629

Hopewell Harvest Festival
September 23 at 10 AM
It’s the 35th annual fair with contests, entertainment, games, and a Kids Korner. The rain date is September 24.
Cost: Free
35 Princeton Avenue, Hopewell, NJ 08525

Manasquan Bank Presents 10th Annual Community Day 2023
September 23 at 11 AM
This family-friendly festival will have carnival games, arts and crafts, amusements, and food and refreshments. The Manasquan Bank management team will be on the grills and serve hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, and more.
Cost: Free
Squan Plaza in downtown Manasquan, NJ 08736

Allaire Fall Apple Fest
September 23 at 11 AM
Join the villagers in celebrating the harvest and try your hand at apple cider pressing, enter an apple pie baking contest, strolling villagers, historical demonstrations, games, and lots of fall fun.
Cost: Advance tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for ages 3 -12 years, and two years and under are free; Day of tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for ages 3-12
The Historic Village at Allaire, 4263 Atlantic Avenue, Wall Township, NJ 07727

Atlantic City Latino Festival
September 23-24 at 12 PM
Watch Mariachi, Salsa, Cumbia, and Folkloric dance groups while visiting authentic food, vendors, and a children’s entertainment area.
Cost: Free
543 N Albany Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Roseland Greek Fest
September 22-24
It’s all Greek at this festival, with live outdoor music, shopping, and delicious Greek food all in one spot.
Cost: Free
80 Laurel Avenue, Roseland, NJ 07068
Saint Nicholas Greek Fest
September 22-24
Everyone is a little Greek at this festival, with Greek music, homemade dishes, vendors, and fun for the whole family.
Cost: Free
467 Grandview Ave., Wyckoff, NJ 07481
Skylands Stadium Jack O’ Lantern Experience
September 22-November 5
See over 6,000 Jack O’Lanterns take over Skylands Stadium for some Halloween fun. Enjoy a 45-minute walk-through experience mixed with a family-friendly fall festival with rides, vendors, and food.
Cost: $19 and up
94 Championship Place, Augusta, NJ 07822
September 22-24
Is there anything better than spending a cool weekend at the Jersey Shore? This annual event features delicious festival food, live music, and surprises all weekend long.
Cost: Friday, free & Saturday & Sunday $5 entry fee
Bradley Park, 101-199 Fifth Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Saint Barbara Greek Festival
September 22-24
Head to Toms River to taste authentic Greek food and drink, try Greek dancing and watch entertainment. There will be outdoor rides for kids, too. This event is rain or shine.
Cost: $2
2200 Church Road, Toms River, NJ 08753

Bound Brook Street Fair & Craft Show
September 23 at 11 AM
Enjoy live music, a DJ, dancing, food, performances, children’s rides, and games.
Cost: Free
Bound Brook Downtown, Bound Brook, NJ 08805

Donaldson Farms Fall Harvest Weekends
September 23-October 29, and October 9
Head to the farm for apple and pumpkin picking, hayrides, corn cannons, apple cider samples, and seasonal treats.
Cost: Free to enter
358 Allen Road, Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Arts Fest
September 23 at 2 PM
Engage in an artist marketplace, see emerging artists, and watch urban and eclectic performances and interactive art. There will also be wearable art and gifts, culinary arts, art classes, and face painters.
Cost: Free
Irving Street from Central Ave. to Elizabeth Ave., Rahway, NJ 07065

Chester Oktoberfest
September 23-24 at 12 PM
Check out this family-friendly celebration with live music, authentic German food, entertainers, rides, games, and crafts for kids to enjoy.
Cost: $7 and free for children under 12
Chubb Park on Route 24, Chester, NJ 07930

Shamrocks by the Sea Celtic Festival
September 23 at 10 AM
We’re halfway to St. Paddy’s Day, so it’s time to celebrate. Enjoy live Irish music, traditional Irish craft vendors, Irish fare and beverages, and your chance to win swag/prizes.
Cost: Free
101 J Street, Seaside Park, NJ 08752

Edison’s Fall Family Spectacular
September 23 at 1 PM
Bring the family to this festival with kiddie rides, games, face painting, sand art, a pro wrestling ring, a remote-controlled car track, food, crafts, exhibitors, a Wine & Beer Garden, and live music.
Cost: Free
1011 Amboy Ave., Edison, NJ 08817

Wildwood Crest Seafarers’ Celebration
September 23 at 9 AM

This huge bayfront street festival will kick off the new season with live music, craft vendors, food, family entertainment, children’s activities, and more. Fireworks go off at dusk.
Cost: Free
Centennial Park & Sunset Lake, New Jersey Avenue between Rambler Road & Miami Avenue, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260

Smithville Italian Festival
September 23 at 10 AM
It’s the 11th annual Italian Festival with food, live entertainment, refreshments, wine tasting, vendors, bocce, and a children’s area.
Cost: Free
Historic Smithville, NJ 08205

Margate Fall Funfest By the Bay
September 23-24
Visit over 125 booths and activities loaded with music, games, back-bay nature tours, live music, and educational exhibits. Check out crafts from over 65 juried artisans, a Cornhole Tournament, a dog show, parades, and more.
Cost: Free
Amherst Avenue in Margate from Washington Avenue to Coolidge Avenue

Glen Rock Street Fair and Craft Show
September 24 at 11 AM
Bring your crew to this street festival, where there will be artists, crafters, a live band, vendors, food, and fun.
Cost: Free
Downtown Glen Rock, NJ 07452

26th Garfield Fall Family Street Fest
September 24 at 10 AM
It’s a giant block party with shopping, craft vendors, live entertainment, kiddie rides, games, food, and more. The “Kidz Traveling Shindig” will also have kiddie bounce rides, slides and interactive blow-ups, face painters, sand art, and games.
Cost: Free
500 Midland Avenue, Garfield, NJ 07026

Nutley Fall Fest In The Park
September 24 at 11 AM
Vendors, food trucks, activities, and events for the entire family will be at the Nutley Fall Fest. Kids can get their faces painted and dance to the tunes of DJ MC. The rain date for this event is October 1.
Cost: Free
Memorial Park I (the Mud Hole) is located at the corner of Vreeland Ave and Passaic Ave, Nutley, NJ 07110

Harvest Home Festival
September 24 at 11 AM
It’s an old-fashioned fair reminiscent of the 1890s at the Historic Longstreet Farm. Visitors can enjoy games and live entertainment.
Cost: Free
44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733

Hackettstown Oktoberfest
September 29-October 1
Kick off fall with a town-wide event with kids’ activities, contests, craft vendors, music, drinks, and food. This Oktoberfest is a fun event for all ages.
Cost: Free
Main St., Valentine St., and Grand Ave., Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Snyder’s Farm Fall Festival
Weekends starting September 30-October 29
Step out this season to a corn maze, pumpkin picking, fire pits, comfort food, and more. Snyder’s has everything to put you in a fall mood.
Cost: $18 and under age 2 is free
586 South Middlebush Road, Somerset, NJ 08873

Oktoberfest in Cape May
September 30 at 9 AM
Celebrate the famous Bavarian tradition as Cape May is transformed into a German promenade with authentic music and food. There will also be a Beer Garden, Food Court, and artisans’ tables selling crafts, antiques, and collectibles. The rain date is October 1.
Cost: Free
Carpenter Lane between Ocean and Perry and Jackson Street, Cape May, NJ 08204

Haunted Wild West Fest
Daytime events start September 30; the night events start October 6
Come during the day or dare to come at night for the Haunted Wild West Fest. Check out the live-action shows, explore museums in the town, view historical demonstrations, get a hole-in-one in miniature golf, and more. At night, things get scarier for ages 12 and up.
Cost: $24.50 and up for the daytime, $18 online, and $20 at the gate for nighttime
50 Lackawanna Drive, Stanhope, NJ 07874

JC Harvest Fest
September 30 at 10 AM
There will be dance performances, arts and crafts, and food for the whole family. And don’t miss the pumpkin painting station.
Cost: Free
Hamilton Park, Jersey City, NJ 07302

LBI Chowderfest
September 30
 at 10 AM
Take a trip to LBI to see vendors, live music, and, of course, indulge in lots of delicious chowders. There will be a Chowder Trail from September 3-30 to taste different chowders before the main event on October 1.
Cost; Free
Beach Haven, NJ 08008

October Fall Festivals in NJ

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Saddle up for a day of fun at @happydayfarmnj’s Fall Harvest Festival. Photo Credit: Happy Day Farm

Hoboken Fall Arts and Music Festival
October 1 at 11 AM
Over 300 artists, crafters, makers, local businesses, and food vendors will come together with live entertainment from local musicians on two performance stages.
Cost: Free
Washington Street between Observer Highway and 7th Ave., Hoboken, NJ 07030

South Jersey Pumpkin Show Fall Festival
October 6-8
This pumpkin show includes artists and craftsmen, rides, live entertainment, ponies and hayrides, a pumpkin pageant, and a Fall Home and Garden Show.
Cost: $20 per carload
Salem County Fairground, 760 Harding Hwy, Woodstown, NJ 08098

North Brunswick Heritage Day
October 7 at 3 PM
It’s the 40th Annual North Brunswick Heritage Day at Community Park, with vendors, entertainment, and an art contest. There will be fireworks after the evening band performance. The rain date is Sunday, October 2.
Cost: Free
Community Park, 2051 Route 130, North Brunswick Township, NJ 08902

Ridgefield Park Downtown Street Fair
October 7 at 10 AM
Head to this lively fair with music, dancing, karate demonstrations, and The “Kidz Traveling Shindig,” a section dedicated to children with kiddie bounce rides, slides, interactive blow-ups, face painters, sand art, and kids’ games.
Cost: Free
234 Main Street, Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660

Annual Cranberry Fest
October 7-8
It’s the 32nd annual Maker Fest on Farnsworth, with over 100 crafters, artists, and vendors. There will be live music and children’s activities on both days.
Cost: Free
Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown City, NJ 08505

Historic Smithville Oktoberfest
October 7-8
Get the whole family ready for a family-friendly Oktoberfest with over 100 juried crafters, an International food court, live music, kids’ activities, non-profit organizations, and more. The Villages 60 Shoppes, train and carousel rides, paddle boats, 7 Eateries, and antique arcades will also be open.
Cost; Free
Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, Smithville, NJ 08205

Annual Wheaton Festival of Fine Craft
October 7-8
This two-day event will host a collection of 150 artists exhibiting and selling their handcrafted works of art. The whole family can experience crafting demonstrations or create hands-on family art activities. Live music,  specialty food trucks, a beer garden, and the WheatonArts signature Glass Pumpkin Fundraiser will be there.
Cost: $12 for adults, $11 for senior adults, $7 for students, and 5 and under are free
1000 Village Drive, Millville, NJ 08332

LBI Fly International Kite Fest
October 6-8
Soak up the last of summer fun at this kite festival with colorful artist-designed kites, fun flying giant inflatable kites, and sport kiting all along the beach.
Cost: Free
Long Beach Island, NJ

Sussex County’ Last Blast’ Food Truck and Music Festival
October 7 at 11 AM
It’s all about food trucks, arts, and live music at this last blast of an outdoor fun event. Bring your family and dog, and don’t forget your blankets and chairs.
Cost: $5, kids under 10 are free
Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Road, Augusta, NJ 07822

West Milford Autumn Lights Fest
October 7
This is one of North Jersey’s largest street fairs, with over 300 vendors, live music, children’s activities, games, and rides.
Cost: Free
1490 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ 07480

Lima Bean Festival
October 7 at 9 AM
West Cape May will celebrate the area’s farming heritage with the Annual Lima Bean Festival in the Borough’s Backyard Park. Learn about a vast array of recipes and crafts and purchase products.
Cost: Free
732 Broadway, West Cape May, NJ 08204

Fanny Wood Day
October 8 at 10 AM
With plenty of kid activities, you can find fun for the day. Events include a bandstand, a kids’ stage featuring local bands, Rogue the Magician, a bubble gum contest, kiddie rides, and a scavenger hunt.
Cost: Free
Downtown Fanwood, NJ 07023

Wildwoods Food and Music Festival
October 8 at 11 AM
Formerly known as the Wildwoods Seafood and Music Festival. The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce presents a Food and Music Street Fair with food, music, shopping, a pie-eating contest, and kids’ activities.
Cost: Free
Downtown Wildwood starting at Byrne Plaza along Pacific Avenue between Oak and Schellenger Avenues.

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Get the whole farm experience at Snyder’s Farm. Photo Credit: @weekendfamgoals

Annual Amazing Pumpkin Carve
October 11-15
See amazing carves and Jack O’Lanterns at this 8th annual event with 35 pumpkins that are 125 pounds and up, carved by local artists.
Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for kids under 18, and kids in strollers are free.
Woolsey Park, 221 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, NJ 08560

New Jersey Botanical Garden Harvest Fest
October 14 at 10 AM
Hayrides and pumpkin painting are just part of the fun during this NJ fall festival. Enjoy games, face painting, applesauce making, booths, exhibits, free activities, food, all-day music and dancing, an autumn Plant Sale, free garden tours, and many photo ops.
Cost: Free Admission
Morris Road, Ringwood, NJ 07456

Pack the Park
October 14 at 1 PM
Head to the park for an art show, car show, live music, and beer garden all in one place this October in Gloucester City.
Cost: Free
Proprietors Park, 225 S. King Street, Gloucester City, NJ 08030

Pine Barrens Jamboree
October 14 at 10 AM
Take a trip to the Pine Barrens for this lively festival featuring Music of the Pines, cultural demonstrations, nature and history programs, food, vendors, and fun for the whole family.
Cost: Free
905 Wells Mills Rd. (Rt 532) Waretown, NJ 08758

Chatsworth Cranberry Festival
October 15-16
Bring out the family to peruse a juried craft show, shop from over 150 vendors, taste cranberry foods, and enjoy live music.
Cost: Free
3980 Main Street, Chatsworth, NJ 08019

Annual Sussex County Harvest, Honey, and Garlic Festival
October 21 at 10 AM
Celebrate the fall harvest at this event, where Garden State Garlic Growers and the Sussex County Beekeepers will have educational displays, materials, and an array of honey and garlic products. There will also be local artisans, crafters, hayrides, pumpkin painting, face painting, and crafts.
Cost: Free
Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Road, Augusta, NJ, 07822

New Jersey Oyster Festival
October 21 at 12 PM
Join local oyster purveyors and vote for your favorite bivalve for the People’s Choice Award. Local food trucks, a shucking contest, vendors, and live music will be at the festival too.
Cost: $30
2800 High Street, Port Norris, NJ 08349 

Boo At The Zoo
October 28 at 10 AM
Get those costumes ready—there will be games, a kids’ costume contest and parade, a pirate ship, craft stations, and a performance by the Cape May Dancers at this Halloween celebration.
Cost: Free
Cape May County Park & Zoo, 707 Route 9 North, Middle Township, NJ 08210

NJ Angels Fall Festival
October 29 at 3 PM
Take part in children’s games, a trick-or-treat costume parade, a carved pumpkin contest, and a gift basket raffle pull.
Cost: Event admissions, Children’s activities, and pumpkin contests are free. Food, beverage, and gift basket raffles have separate charges.
Calgo Gardens, 462 Adelphia Road, Freehold, NJ 07728

November Fall Festivals in NJ

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Zip around the hay maze with your littles at Terhune Orchards. Photo Credit: @madysinhatter

14th Annual Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Co. #1 Craft & Vendor Fair
November 5 at 10 AM
Come browse some beautiful crafts and items from all different vendors at this annual fair.
Cost: Free
113 N. New Prospect Road, Jackson, NJ 08527

2023 Autumn Exit Zero Jazz Festival
November 9-12
If you or your family loves jazz music, this is the event for you. Take in some amazing music from international touring artists at the Festival Main Stage in Cape May Convention Hall and Cape May bars and restaurants.
Cost: Tickets start at $60
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204

2023 New Jersey Vegan Food Festival
November 11-12 at 11 AM
This two-day celebration features delicious vegan and plant-based meals from local chefs, vegan products, plant-based fashion, live music, and more.
Cost: $15-$25 per ticket; kids 13 and under are free
Meadowlands Exposition Center, 355 Plaza Drive, Secaucus, NJ 07094

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