This weekend celebrate Father’s Day with a Farm to Table Brunch for Dad at Alstede Farms in Chester, chow down with over 25 gourmet food trucks at the Food Truck & Music Fest in Mendham, or savor seafood delights while you sip through the Downtown Wildwood Seafood and Wine Festival in Wildwood. Looking for more Father’s Day activities? Check out our guide to 10 Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day in NJ.
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Here are 10 kid-friendly things to do this weekend around New Jersey:
June 13 – 16
There’s a ton for families to enjoy at the Tri-County Fair. Listen to a live musical showcase, see a spectacular fireworks show, catch the car show, monster truck rides, and watch the littles be wowed by the magic of America’s Got Talent’s Jay Mattioli. The whole family will love the rides and yummy festival foods like zeppoles, po’boy sandwiches, homemade lemonade and more. Ride bands and tickets can be purchased for a fee.
140 Green Pond Rd.
NJ Jeep Invasion
June 14 – 16
See hundreds of Jeeps line the beach in Wildwood for the NJ Jeep Invasion. The kids will love seeing the action of an exclusive beach obstacle course, the show and shine competition, raffles, food, and fun. Registration is per Jeep, otherwise, spectators are welcome. Afterwards, head over to the Wildwood boardwalk with the fam for fresh cut fries, arcade games, and rides.
Cost: free to spectate
Farm to Table Brunch for Dad at Alstede Farms
June 15 & 16, 10AM & 11:30AM
Bring dad to a rustic, country brunch at Alstede Farms. Take a scenic tractor-drawn wagon ride through acres of beautiful scenery, followed by all-you-can eat farm to table inspired brunch at Harvest Hall. Choose from hearty breakfast favorites like vegetable fritatta and French toast or lunch items like pasta and pulled pork. Reservations are required. For $32, the kids’ day includes brunch plus unlimited activities (pony rides, bounce house, wagon train ride and the corn kingdom) from 10AM to 4PM.
1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ
Cost: $29 adults, $25 seniors, $20 kids, $32 kids (brunch + rides)
Downtown Wildwood Seafood and Wine Festival
June 15 – 16
Sip and savor the taste of summer at the family-friendly Downtown Wildwood Seafood and Wine Festival. The popular fest features a DJ, live bands, food trucks, local artisans and vendors, tons of seafood, and plenty of wine and craft beer tastings in the beer garden. Take on the kids in a game of corn hole, kan jam, lawn Jenga, or Connect Four, and make sure to hit up the face painting booth.
Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Ave.
Wings and Things Art and Family Festival at NASW Museum
June 15 – 16
If you have some little airplane lovers in your fam, you’ll want to stop at the Wings and Things Art and Family Festival this weekend in Cape May County. The event at the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum features tons of activities focusing on all things flight-related. Enjoy live music, a K-12 art contest, chainsaw carving, food trucks, art demonstrations, crafts, touch-a-truck exhibit, aviation author readings, classes, and more. Beer is free all day for dads!
NASW Aviation Museum, 500 Forrestal Rd – Cape May Airport
Rio Grande, NJ
Cost: Adults $14, Kids (3-10) $10, museum members are free
Mendham Food Truck & Music Festival
June 15, 11AM-7PM
With 25 favorite local food trucks, music, and entertainment for all ages, this festival will be a day of family fun. Check out trucks like Angry Archie’s, Maddalena’s Cheesecake and JerseyRollz, sip sangria or a local craft brew in the beer garden, and take advantage of adorable kids activities like the sand art and face painting.
Mendham Borough Park, Corner of Mountain Ave & Park Ave
Cost: $5, kids under 10 are free
9th Annual Cultural Festival & Food Truck Rally
June 15, 11AM-7PM
Teach the kids to embrace international culture as you celebrate Mercer County’s richly diverse community at the 9th Annual Cultural Festival & Food Truck Rally. This free festival features live music and dance performances from various cultures, as well as international art demonstrations. Sample multi-cultural cuisine at a variety of food trucks, stop by the biergarten, and enjoy kids activities.
Mercer County Park
West Windsor, NJ
Skimmer Festival in Sea Isle City
June 15, 9AM-4PM
Get ready for Sea Isle’s largest summer event, Skimmer Festival! This family fun fest features live music, rides, free activities, and tons of local delicacies for you to try. Start at the Seaside Vendor Craft Market, then make your way to the Art Barn, face painting, Old Tyme photos, live entertainment, and sand art.
JFK Blvd. & Promenade
Sea Isle City, NJ
Nutley’s Annual Father’s Day Street Fair
June 16, 10AM-5PM
This annual Father’s Day event is held every year in honor of dad. Think action-packed family fun like rides, face painting, petting zoo animals, pony and train rides and more. Dad will love the food selections (mmmm…pulled pork!) and live music.
300 Franklin Ave.