12 Kid-Friendly Things to Do This Weekend: September 20-22


We’re ready for ya, fall! This weekend kick off the official start of fall with apple cider pressing and old fashioned games at the Fall Apple Festival at the Historic Village at Allaire in Wall, check out the interactive art activities at Rahway’s Culture Crawl or watch Mr. Magico the magician perform his best tricks at Sussex County Fairground Food Truck & Music Festival in Augusta.

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Here are 12 kid-friendly things to do this weekend around New Jersey: 

Baby Fair at Jersey City Medical Center
September 22, 11AM-3PM

The Baby Fair at JCMC is back for it’s 4th year with educational workshops, vendors, activities and more for your growing family. Gain knowledge on a variety of topics including baby/child CPR, infant sleep habits, home safety, breastfeeding, and healthy baby development. Enjoy giveaways, a photo booth, face painting, hourly raffles, and shop vendors of baby accessories, baby food and drink, clothing, books, toys, yoga, massage and more.
Jersey City Medical Center
Jersey City, NJ

Fall Apple Festival at the Historic Village at Allaire
September 21, 11AM-4PM
Step back in time to the 1800’s with the whole family for apple cider pressing, apple pie baking contests, meeting strolling villagers, watching historic demonstrations, playing games, hat-making, old fashioned games, music and more– this Saturday at the Historic Village at Allaire. 
Historic Village at Allaire
Wall, NJ
Cost: Adults $8, Kids $4

Rahway’s Culture Crawl
September 21, 1PM-6PM
The Rahway Culture Crawl Festival is a “one-day explosion of arts, culture, and music,” – and we’re here for it. It’s an art-based event featuring live performances, interactive art, sculpture and video. Bonus: for just $8 a person you and the fam can compete in a scavenger hunt competition.
Downtown District of Rahway, NJ
Cost: free

12th Annual Green Day Festival
September 21, 12PM-4PM
It’s time to celebrate the local environment and sustainability of Hammonton– spending a fun day in the beautiful Hammonton Lake Park for the 12th annual Green Day Festival! Enjoy inspiring and educational activities for the whole family including a showcase of local eco-friendly vendors, visiting with live animals, nature walks, workshops, crafts, canoeing — and an array of local food trucks.
Hammonton Lake Park
Hammonton, NJ
Cost: free

North Wildwood Fall Irish Festival
September 19-22
it’s time to put your dancin’ pants on and get lucky at North Wildwood’s Irish Fall Festival. Listen to bands and artists playing music all day alongside other vendors and tons of food. Relax in the beer garden, partake in a 5K run and take free Irish dance lessons.
Anglesea, NJ
Cost: free 

Oktoberfest at Mountain Creek Resort
September 21-22, 10AM-8PM
October will be here before you know it – but you don’t have to wait for Oktoberfests and beer halls. Love beer and pretzels (this is not a trick question)? Oktoberfest at Mountain Creek has over 100 varieties of beers, ciders, hard sodas and seltzers. You’ll love the authentic live German music, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, bounce house, Bratwurst toss and all the Lederhosen you can imagine.
Mountain Creek Resort
Vernon Township, NJ
Cost: Adults $10, $6 online, Kids 6 and under free

All About Downtown Street Fair
September 21, 12PM-8PM
This fair attracts over 200 artisan and food vendors, so there’s definitely something for everyone. Your littles will be groovin’ all day with tons of live music and a kids zone that features rides, games and face painting. Need a break? Indulge in one of the outdoor beer gardens or rum bars that line the historic downtown and sample a new dish or cuisine from around the world hosted by local restaurants.  
Newark Avenue between Grove Street and Coles Street
Jersey City, NJ
Cost: free

2019 Hollystock Music and Arts Festival
September 21, 12PM-10PM
Enjoy a full day of music, art, food and fun with your whole family. Sip a beer in the largest beer garden in Mount Holly, enjoy performances from many talented acts and celebrate your creative side!
Mt. Holly, NJ
Cost: free

42nd Annual Festival of the Sea
September 21, 10AM-7PM
Try out your favorite seafood dishes from a variety of vendors this weekend at the 42nd Annual Festival of the Sea in Point Pleasant! Enjoy a stroll on the beach, listen to live music and bring your littles for kiddie rides, games, arts and crafts and pony rides. 
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Cost: free

4th Annual Hopewell Day
September 21 10AM-4PM
Every year, the community of Hopewell comes together to celebrate the fantastic area that they live in. This year the event features a DJ, bounce houses, face painting, corn maze, pony rides, magic shows, dance performances, great food, wine tasting and much more.
590 Shiloh Pike
Bridgeton, NJ
Cost: free

Bergen Street Fest
September 21-22
A community event to feature the best of NJ’s local cuisines, musicians, craft breweries and vendors. Bergen Street Fest features exciting games for the kids like bounce houses and face painting, live music all day and special dance performances. 
Teaneck Armory
Teaneck, NJ 
Cost: Adults $5, Kids 2-12 $3, Under age 2 Free

Sussex County Fairground Food Truck & Music Festival
September 22, 11AM-6:30PM
A music festival with activities for the kids? Score! Your littles will love visiting and petting the Sugar Sweet Farms animals, Mr. Magico the magician, getting their face painted, playing games and more– all while listening to great tunes and sampling local food truck options.
Sussex County Fairgrounds
Augusta, NJ
Cost: Adults $5, Kids 10 and under free


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