Fall Festivals in New Jersey


Crisp breezes, changing leaves and pumpkin-errything are some of the best parts of Autumn. Celebrate the changing of the season with the whole family at one of these Festivals happening throughout New Jersey.

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Hoboken Italian Festival
One of the largest Festivals in NJ, the Hoboken Italian Festival is not one to miss! With an abundance of delicious Italian delectables and all the music, and fun you could ask for, this family-friendly event spans four packed days. There is so much history in this Festival.
September 8 to 11 beginning at 4:00 p.m.
4th Street & Frank Sinatra Drive, Hoboken NJ


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Ocean Grove Fall Flea Market
With more than 300 vendors, the Ocean Grove Flea Market is one of the largest in the area. There will be antique, memorabilia, jewelry and a whole lot more to chose from. Don’t worry, there will also be a ton of food too! Come celebrate the beginning of Autumn/end of summer and do a little shopping, too.
Saturday September 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Ocean Pathway, Ocean Grove NJ

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Hopewell Harvest Fair
Each year, the town of Hopewell comes together with the help of volunteers to kick off Autumn. From a petting zoo and face painting to hay rides and a straw maze, the Fair is packed full of fun things to do. There are also contests like the bake-off and dog dress-up contest that people can get involved in. All the proceeds from the Fair go to local nonprofit organizations.
Saturday September 24 from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Hopewell Elementary School, 35 Princeton Avenue, Hopewell, NJ

Evesham Harvest Fest
For the 30th year, the Evesham Harvest Fest has been a place for families to go and enjoy the cooler weather and Fall fun. There will be an abundance of crafters and artists, over 70, on hand for you to shop or just admire their work. The Harvest Fest also has lots of food vendors and live music.
Saturday September 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Main Street, Marlton, NJ between Maple Avenue and S. Locust Avenue

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Glen Rock Autumn Craft Street Fair
At the 12th annual Autumn Craft Fair, the picturesque town located next to Ridgewood will transform into a Fall spectacular event. With over 100 arts and crafters, vendors and food, this is a day the whole family can enjoy together. There will be a children’s area specifically for the little ones to partake in age appropriate activities.
Sunday September 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Rock Road, off Maple Avenue, Glen Rock NJ


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Hoboken Arts & Music Festival
Celebrating their 23rd year, Hoboken is going to be having fun at the Arts & Music Festival! Get outside, enjoy the cooler weather and soak up the entertainment. There will be fine artists, crafters, lots and lots of food and children’s activities! Fun for the whole family
Sunday September 25
Washington St. between Observer Highway & 7th St.

Get ready to a weekend filled with crafters, food and shopping! All across Historic Smithville Village, tents are set up and people browse and enjoy the cool breeze. Take a ride on the carousel or walk through the numerous shops in the village. Be ready for a crowd.
Saturday October 1 and Sunday October 2
Historic Smithville Village, Smithville NJ

Pumpkin Festival
What could be more Autumn than a Pumpkin Festival? Enjoy an afternoon with the family in Whippany and take in the sights and sounds of Fall. Pose with your kids in front of the Haunted House or take a ride on the Pumpkinliner. There will also be crafts and vendors sharing their handmade goodies.
Sunday October 2 from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Whippany Railway Museum, Whippany, NJ

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Caldwell Street Fair
Find your way to Caldwell, NJ for the 25th Annual Street Fair! Featuring over 200 arts and crafters, food vendors and new merchandise, this will be an afternoon to remember. There will also be family friendly rides and entertainment to enjoy.
Sunday October 2 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

South Jersey Pumpkin Show
Picked as one of the best Pumpkin Festivals for 2014 and 2015, everyone is invited to bring your largest pumpkin to the SJ Pumpkin Show for a Weigh Off. At the 13th annual Show, the fair grounds in Woodstown will be transformed into an Autumn paradise. From pumpkins to scarecrows and mums, this event is the epitome of all things Fall.
Friday October 7 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday October 8 from 10:00 am.m to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday October 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Salem County Fairgrounds, 735 Harding Highway, Woodstown NJ

Hometown Harvest Fair
If you are looking for a way to celebrate the picturesque season of Fall, look no further than the Hometown Harvest Fair in Hightstown. With over 250 vendors, you are sure to find something for everyone! There will be a Children’s Section with autumn crafts and activities, vendors and a stage… just for the kids.
Saturday October 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Downtown Historic District, Hightstown, NJ

Ocean City Block Party
Each year, Asbury Avenue in Ocean City shuts down for a day of crafts, food, entertainment and fun. Stores along the Avenue set up tables outside with incredible sales and crafters set up tents filled with goodies. The weather is normally beautiful and people fill the streets. Don’t miss out.
Saturday October 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Beginning on 5th St and ending on 14th St

Annual Harvest Celebration
Spend a day in October at Downtown Chester’s Annual Harvest Celebration. This 2-day event is a staple for the area and celebrates all things Autumn. Check out the website starting in September for the full line-up of fun and activities for the whole family.
Saturday October 15
Downtown Chester, NJ

Stratford Fall Festival
Come to the Stratford Fall Festival and join in the festivities. Families can purchase wristbands to enjoy the rides or paint a masterpiece on your very own pumpkin. There will be over 145 vendors and crafters as well as animals adoptions and face painting.
Saturday October 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Samuel S. Yellin School, 111 Warwick Road, Stratford NJ

New Providence Fall Festival
This Fall Festival is packed with fun activities for kids and families to enjoy. A petting zoo, face painting and a climbing wall are just some of the awesome things planned for the Festival. There will also be mechanical rides and pony rides. After all the fun, indulge in the delicious food that will be available and enjoy the feeling of Fall.
Sunday November 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Springfield Avenue from Livingston St to South St, New Providence NJ


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Karen lives in Central Jersey with her two dogs, one cat, husband and daughter Olivia. Graduating from Seton Hall University with a B.A. in Journalism and Public Relations, she has been writing and working in the social media field for a few years. One of her proudest moments as a writer so far has been interviewing Tim Gunn from 'Project Runway' and subsequently winning Honorable Mention in NJ for Feature Writing. When she is not busy as a mom, she enjoys reading, going to the beach and watching the Real Housewives.