15 Things To Do This Weekend in NJ, Nov 4 – 6


New Jersey is welcoming November with open arms by celebrating with a weekend full of family-friendly festivals and events. Families will attend the NJMOM Baby Expo this Sunday, November 6th at W Hoboken to experience the best in baby and toddler products, attend informational seminars, and win BIG prizes; including strollers, car seats, a babymoon and more! Bring the family to the South Jersey Made Festival in Berlin to support local South Jersey makers and creators, Day of the Dead cultural celebration in Princeton, or Riverview Farmers Market in Jersey City.

Don’t forget to hashtag #NJMOM and tag @njmomhq and your little cuties could be featured in our next photo round-up.

Here are our top picks for family events in NJ this weekend:


Photo via njbabyexpo.com

1. NJMOM Baby Expo 2016
November 6, 2016 | 9:00AM – 1:00PM
The NJMOM Baby Expo, presented by NJMOM, is an exclusive event for expectant and new parents in the greater New Jersey area on November 6, 2016 at the W Hoboken in Hoboken, New Jersey. Over 60 baby and toddler brands will showcase the best in baby gear & accessories, local services and more. Test, shop & learn, attend educational seminars & demos, enter to win over $25k in giveaways and get pampered while enjoying healthy bites and mocktails in a relaxed setting at the W Hoboken. VIP ticket holders will go home with a stuffed goody bag from the baby brands we all love! Baby-wearing is recommended; stroller valet provided outside in front of W Hoboken.
W Hoboken
225 River St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Click here to purchase tickets and learn more. – almost sold out of all tickets! 

2. Family Fun Day with Max Teixeira of the Yankees
November 5, 2016 | 10:00AM – 2:00PM
“The day will include competitive games for all ages including: 40 Yard Dash, Fastest Pitch and Fastest Swing. Winners of Each Age Bracket will win an autographed baseball from Mark Teixeira. Also featured are Food Vendors, Inflatable Obstacle Course, and a Basket Raffle supporting Love True – a nonprofit organization that works to end sex trafficking through parallel efforts in prevention and restoration. The first 100 Little Leaguers in uniform will receive a voucher for an autographed 8×10 photo of Mark Teixeira. Little Leaguers in uniform will have special front row seats during an interview with NY Yankee, Mark Teixeira.”
Stonecrest Community Church
11 Technology Drive North, Warren, NJ 07059
Cost: Free


3. South Jersey Made Festival
November 5, 2016 | 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Come out to the South Jersey Made Festival and celebrate the talented makers and crafters of South Jersey. Purchase outstanding, one-of-a-kind goods while supporting your local community.
Long-A-Coming Depot (Berlin Train Station)
Between Taunton and Washington Avenues, Berlin, NJ 08009
Cost: Free

4. Fall at the Farm
November 5, 2016 | 11:00AM – 4:00PM
“Our fall harvest is a special time at Beach Plum Farm.  Every Saturday from October 8th – November 19th enjoy Chef Todd’s fall farm to table menu from 11am-4pm. We’ll also have Cape May Brewery’s local craft brews. There will be live music from the Sun Dogs from 12pm-4pm, and plenty of Hayrides, Pumpkin Picking and Lawn Games for the kids and for those who are young at heart.  Farm closes at 5pm. Come join us!”
Beach Plum Farm
140 Stevens Street, Cape May, NJ 08204
Cost: Free

5. Day of the Dead Celebration
November 5, 2016 | 3:00PM – 5:00PM
“Join the Arts Council of Princeton in the Courtyard of the Princeton Shopping Center to celebrate Mexico’s Day of the Dead with family-friendly crafts and activities, Mariachi music, live dance performances, and sugar skull decorating! This event is free and open to the public.”
Princeton Shopping Center
301 N Harrison St, Princeton, NJ 08540
Cost: Free

6. New Jersey Family Pet Show
November 5 – 6, 2016 | Saturday 10:00AM – 7:00PM, Sunday 10:00AM – 5:00PM
“Drawing in crowds of thousands of pet lovers to each of their shows, Family Pet Shows has
always been dedicated to making the shows educational, fun, importance of responsible pet
ownership, entertaining with talent of various pet and human acts and having many pet vendors
and rescue groups.”
Garden State Exhibit Center
50 Atrium Dr, Somerset, NJ 08873
Cost: Adult $12, Children $5


Photo via sixflags.com/greatadventure

7. Grape Adventure Wine Festival
November 5 – 6, 2016 | 11:30AM – 5:00PM
“This wine festival at Six Flags Great Adventure features New Jersey vineyards with locally-produced wines for sampling, handcrafted gifts from local artisans and an array of dishes from specialty food truck vendors. Visitors can purchase an upgraded safari package which includes a private tour of the 350-acre safari, a special wine tasting at Camp Aventura with a view of African plains animals including giraffes, zebras, Ankoli cattle, kudu, springbuck, gnu and more plus an unforgettable, face-to-face giraffe feeding experience.”
Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Blvd, Jackson, NJ 08527
Cost: $20.99 Admission, $16.99 for Season Pass Holder

8. Riverview Farmers Market
November 6, 2016 | 10:00AM – 3:00PM
“The market will run every Sunday until November 20 with plenty of local food and fun. Compost collection will continue through the end of the market, every week 11-1! Bring your compostable scraps to the Market, to be donated and composted in the Riverview Community Garden. In November we will also be collecting canned goods for St. John’s Lutheran Church’s Food Pantry, which serves JC Heights and Hudson County residents in need during the holiday season. St. John’s Food Pantry and the Market thank you for your support of these great causes!”
Riverview-Fisk Park
1 Bowers Street, Jersey City, NJ 07307
Cost: Free


9. New Providence Fall Street Fair
November 6, 2016 | 10:00AM – 4:00PM
“The family-oriented street festival offers attractions for everyone, young and old. As in previous years, the event will have arts and entertainment for the kids.  There will also be kiddie rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, balloons and a clown performer. Street Fair attendees will be able to enjoy great fair food like sausage and pepper sandwiches, hot dogs, shish-k-bobs, zeppoles, butterfly fries, kettle corn, ice cream and more.  The event also offers food from local establishments and Business Community members. Street vendors present many unique items at great prices and local non-profit organizations host contests and games for all attendees.”
Downtown New Providence
Springfield Avenue, New Providence, NJ 07974
Cost: Free

10. 2nd Annual Car, Truck, Bike & Airplane Show
November 6, 2016 | 10:00AM – 4:00PM
“Galloping Hill Cruisers & BBC Speed & Machine, Garden State Gear Shifters, and the City of Linden
Present this Scholarship Fundraiser for Linden Police Officers Frank Viggiano and Joseph Rodriguez. All vehicles are welcome, and 100 trophies will be awarded!” To register your car, contact Mark Mannuzza at (908) 494-7644.
Linden Flight School and Airport
1101 W Edgar Rd, Linden, NJ 07036
Cost: Free for spectators, $20 registration per car

11. Howling Woods Farm Military Appreciation Day
November 6, 2016 | 11:00AM – 4:00PM
“Howling Woods Farm is proud of our military! As a way of saying THANK YOU to those who serve, or have served, Sunday Nov 6 will be the first Military Appreciation Day at HWF. With an active duty or retired military ID, members and their families will enjoy a tour of HWF. No reservations are necessary. Tours start every 30 minutes. Children under the age of 10 will be able to meet some of the ambassador animals outside on leash.”
Howling Woods Farm
1371 W Veterans Hwy, Jackson, NJ 08527
Cost: Free

12. Short Hills/Millburn Street Fair & Craft Show
November 6, 2016 | 11:00AM – 5:00PM
“Bring the entire family to enjoy a day filled with Fun, Shopping, Great Food, Live Music, Rides and much more! Rain or shine.”
Downtown Short Hills at Millburn Avenue & Short Hills Avenue, Short Hills, NJ
Cost: Free


13. German-American Society of Trenton Schlachtfest
November 6, 2016 | 12:00PM – 5:00PM
“An all you can eat pork dinner with all the trimmings served buffet style. Take-out platters also available. Entertainment by accordionist Mike Skweir.”
German-American Society of Trenton
215 Uncle Petes Rd, Trenton, NJ 08691
Cost: $18 Adults. $7 Children 12 & under. 5 years & under is free.

14. Touch-a-Truck at Watchung Reservation
November 6, 2016 | 12:00PM – 5:00PM
“Youngsters can climb aboard dump trucks, bulldozers, police cars, HAZMAT response units, and “The Bear” used by Union County SWAT team in serious emergencies.” Event takes place in the scenic Watchung Reservation’s Loop Playground. Enjoy the autumn foliage and beautiful scenery. Take advantage of the hiking and walking trails after attending this touch-a-truck event.
Watchung Reservation Loop Playground
W R Tracy Drive, Mountainside, NJ 07092
Cost: Free

16. Hope Music & Arts Festival
November 6, 2016 | 2:00PM – 6:00PM
“Come join us on November 6 for an afternoon of music, art and family friendly fun! We’re building community and raising money for Hope for Atlantic City.”
Tony Canale Park
Sycamore Ave, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Cost: Free



Don’t forget to hashtag #NJMOM and tag @njmomhq and your little cuties could be featured in our next photo round-up.


About Author

Chelsea is a freelance writer and photographer based in the kid-friendly community of Asbury Park, and she loves sharing tips and news about this cultural beach town with NJMOM readers. When she's not discovering new bike trails, playing in her handbell choir, or reading on the beach, Chelsea works as a Children's Library Associate at a public library. You can catch her out in Asbury Park watching her husband play drums with talented local artists - be sure to come say hello!