Attend the Passaic County Fair, the Greenwood Lake Airshow, or watch a live performance of Disney’s 101 Dalmatians this weekend. You can also take a train ride to experience Reading Railroad Storytime, enjoy a fun Watermelon Festival, or attend the Maywood Semi Annual Summertime Street Fair. Be sure to use #NJMOM when sharing pictures on social media!
1. Passaic County Fair
Friday August 14, Saturday August 15, Sunday August 16 from 3:00pm-11:00pm
Enjoy a classic county fair full of all of your favorites. There will be rides, games, food, and music that everyone will love. Additionally, you can also take a courthouse or baseball tour to learn some interesting and fun history. There will be something for everyone to love here.
8 Mountain Ave Woodland Park, NJ 07424
2. Please Touch! Sculpture Exhibit
Friday August 14, Saturday August 15, Sunday August 16 from 4-6pm
This museum exhibit is unlike any one you’ve been to before! You and your little ones are actually encouraged to touch and check out this awesome exhibit. While here you can also check out some of the other cool exhibits as well.
Monmouth Museum: 765 Newman Springs Road Lincroft, NJ 07738
3. Greenwood Lake Airshow
Friday August 14, Saturday August 15, Sunday August 16 from 3:00pm-8:00pm
Come see this spectacular airshow featuring air performances with different planes, a visit from the Megasaurus, and a car show. There will also be live music, food, and tons of fun for everyone. This is a fun family event for everyone.
Greenwood Lake Airport: 126 Airport Road West Milford, NJ 07480
4. Ancients to Astronauts
Friday August 14, Saturday August 15, Sunday August 16 from 10:00am-5:00pm
Have fun at the museum like never before! This awesome exhibit will show you and your kids the history of communication starting with ancient Egyptians all the way to rocket science. You will also be able to time travel to Egypt and experience a blastoff to space. It will a ton of fun.
Monmouth Museum: 765 Newman Springs Road Lincroft, NJ 07738
5. Disney’s 101 Dalmatians
Friday August 14 & Satuday August 15 at 11:00am, Sunday August 16 at 4:00pm
Enjoy this classic Disney feature from a live outdoor stage. It will be filled with music, laughter, and amazement. Your little ones will love the live action and will be engaged the entire time. You won’t want to miss it.
335 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road Titusville, NJ 08560
6. Monarch and Meadow Fest
Saturday August 15 from 10:00am-3:00pm
Spend a beautiful day with the family appreciating the great outdoors. You and your little ones can learn all about plants, birds, and butterflies and even participate in hands on activities. It will be fun for the whole family.
112 Dukes Parkway West Hillsborough, NJ 08844
7. Reading Railroad Storytime
Saturday August 15 from 10:00am-11:15am
Hop on a train and enjoy a new experience your kids will love. This is not any average train ride. This one features a reading of a book, a sing-a-long, and even a magic show. It will be a fun morning for your littles ones to enjoy.
80 Strangl Road Flemington, NJ 08822
8. 10th Annual Car and Bike Show
Saturday August 15 from 11:00am-4:00pm
This event is much more than a car and bike show. This day will include a street fair, a food festival, and a bunch of contests. There will also be a DJ and Doo Wop Band playing. This will be a fun family day for all.
50 Winfield Scott Plaza Elizabeth, NJ 07201
9. 3rd Annual Sweet Corn Festival
Saturday August 15 from 1:00pm-4:00pm
Celebrate a classic summer food all day long! Make corn themed crafts, go rock climbing, and enjoy live music. There will also be corn themed activities, food, and so much more. So come out and appreciate the beloved sweet summer corn.
62 Walnford Road Upper Freehold, NJ 08514
10. Wildwood Boardwalk Craft Show
Saturday August 15 & Sunday August 16 from 9:00am-5:00pm
Take in the beautiful beach view while shopping for unique, handmade crafts on the boardwalk. There are a ton of crafts to see and a great assortment, so you can find whatever you’re looking for! Plus, when you’re done you can head straight to the beach.
Wildwood Boardwalk, south of the Convention Center
3720 Boardwalk Wildwood, NJ 08260
11. Watermelon Festival
Saturday August 15 & Sunday August 16 from 10:30am-4:00pm
Enjoy everything watermelon! There will be fresh watermelon slices, a watermelon eating contest, and even watermelon cookies. This fun summer festival will be perfect for the entire family. Kids can also enjoy wagon rides and games!
3 Circle Drive Robbinsville, NJ 08691
12. Shore Chef Crab Cake Cookoff
Saturday August 15 & Sunday August 16 from 11:30am-6:30pm
Celebrate this summer with fantastic summer seafood. There will be live music, racing, and of course tons of food. Over 15 vendors will be there to showcase delicious food including clam chowder, lobster rolls, and more. You wont want to miss it.
175 Oceanport Ave Oceanport, NJ 07757
13. Peach Festival
Saturday August 15 & Sunday August 16 from 11:00am-5:00pm
Enjoy a fresh, fun summer at a Peach Festival. Snack on delicious peach smoothies, peach pies, peach ice cream, and so much more. You can even head to the fields to pick your own peaches as well as enjoy hayrides, a moon bounce, and even more fun. It will be a perfect event for everyone.
1 Alstede Farms Lane Chester, NJ 07930
14. “Truck”erton Food Truck & Brew Fest
Saturday August 15 from 11:00am-9:00pm & Sunday August 16 from 11:00am-7:00pm
There’s no better way to spend your weekend with the family than eating delicious food. Over 15 unique food trucks will be here to showcase their interesting dishes for you. Some food you can try includes alligator legs, Blegian waffles, Cheese Curds, and much more. There will be music and fun for everyone to enjoy.
1285 West Main Street Tuckerton, NJ 08087
15. Maywood Semi Annual Summertime Street Fair
Sunday August 16 from 10:00am-5:00pm
Come and have fun at this awesome street fair party. There will be plenty of rides, rock climbing, face painting, sand art, and so much more for kids. Local businesses will also be there to show off what they have. Food and music will be there all day long just for you. It will be a fun family day.
100 West Pleasant Ave Maywood, NJ 07607
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