10 Kid-Friendly Festivals: November 9-11


This weekend bring your littles to meet the mermaids at Adventure Aquarium: Mermaid Experience in Camden, release your inner yogi at FlowFest in Berlin, or shop and play vintage arcade games and so much more at ToyCon in Parsippany.

Psst! We love seeing your adventures around New Jersey. Don’t forget to hashtag #NJMOM and tag @njmom and your little cuties could be featured in our next photo round-up.

Here are 10 kid-friendly festivals this weekend:

Adventure Aquarium: Mermaid Experience
November 3 -11
Bring your littles to meet beautiful mermaids, have a professional H20 photo taken, and even become mermaids themselves – with a wand and a tail! You won’t believe your eyes as they swim amongst the largest collection of sharks on the east coast(yikes!) at the Shark Realm Exhibit, as well as with stingrays and hundreds of fish.
Adventure Aquarium
Camden, NJ
Cost: $199(adult + 1 child), additional child $99, additional adult $59

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
November 9 – 11, 10AM – 5PM
The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival is back with aisle after aisle of holiday shopping including handmade goods, jewelry, clothing, and art. Watch live art demonstrations, participate in painting classes, sample food booths, while the kids play at the interactive puppet theater.
NJ Convention and Expo Center
Edison, NJ
Cost: $8, Kids $12 and under free

Toy Con
November 10 – 11, 9AM – 5PM
With over 200 vendor tables and tons of free family entertainment, ToyCon will make this cold November weekend a good one. You’ll shop hard-to-find toys, comics, collectibles, action figures, dvds, posters, and more. Everything for Christmas is right under your nose. Your kids will love the classic arcade games, pinball, face painting, and famous movie cars.
Parsippany P.A.L. Building
Parsippany, NJ
Cost: $15, 10 and under free

Greyhound Friends of NJ’s Pet & Craft Expo
November 10 – 11, 10AM – 4PM
The Greyhound Friends of NJ’s Pet and Craft Expo is the ultimate destination for all your craft and pet needs. The event features vendors and crafts, raffles, 50/50, greyhounds for adoption, a Grey Cafe bake table, informational presentations, and Santa photos (for pets and people!). 
Westfield Armory 500 Rahway Ave.
Westfield, NJ
Cost: $6

53rd Annual Apple Festival
November 10, 12PM – 4PM
The Apple Festival celebrates the fall harvest and everyone’s favorite fruit during fall: the apple. This event features crafters, local vendors, re-enactors, handmade apple pies and other apple goodies. 
Old Bridge Civic Center
Old Bridge, NJ
Cost: free

Geek Flea 16
November 10, 10AM – 5PM
Geek Flea 16 is here to help you unleash your inner geek. Munch on delicious snacks while you browse over 50 tables of toys and collectibles, knickknacks, videogames, crafts, art and more. Get ready for the holidays with the coolest geeks in North Jersey with raffles to win the dorkiest things you can imagine. 
663 Kearny Avenue
Kearny, NJ
Cost: free

Salem Community College 4th Annual Holiday Craft Fair
November 10, 9AM – 2PM
A day of all kinds of crafts, both new and old, and lots of food! Attend the craft fair for a relaxing day with the kids to inspire their creative energy and potential.
Salem Community College
Carneys Point, NJ
Cost: free

Saint Michael the Archangel School Doll Tea Party
November 10, 10AM – 12:30PM
Who doesn’t love dolls and tea? Shop arts and crafts, enjoy live music, a photo booth, raffles, and a chance to win American Girl Dolls and their accessories all day throughout the event! Bring your favorite doll for some tea.
Saint Michael the Archangel Regional School
Clayton, NJ
Cost: tickets on sale soon

November 11, 12PM – 5PM
Lavender Koi Yoga is hosting an event featuring 17 unique vendors, live music, and food trucks. Shop dozens of items for the yogi in your life including jewerly, clothing, pottery, yoga mats, essential oils, crystals, macrame, candles, and herbalism. Enjoy live music and stop by the Berlin Brewery for a beer or two. 
Lavender Koi Yoga
Berlin, NJ
Cost: free

Jersey Shore Comic Book and Card Show
November 11, 10AM – 4PM
This show will feature guest artists, vendors and cosplay groups. Shop comics, non-sport cards, toys, craft items, collectibles and so much more. Bring your comic lover and superhero lovers! Donate a toy to Toys for Tots.
Toms River Elks Lodge
Toms River, NJ
Cost: $3, Kids 12 and under free


About Author

Erika is a yogi, writer, coffee enthusiast, and world traveler. If she's not at the beach or chasing the sunset, she's looking for the best iced coffee she can find and planning her next adventure. Her favorite NJ spots include The Saint, Island Heights, and Lava Java House.