Top 15 {kid-friendly} Things To Do in NJ, November 10-12


This weekend, spend time with your family at Six Flags Great Adventure at their first annual Equality Day in Jackson, satisfy your sweet tooth at The Chocolate Expo in Edison, see Cherry Hill Mall’s decorations which were inspired by the classic Christmas movie “A Christmas Story” at their SantaFest, participate in a a Flash Mob at Dance for Kindness in Red Bank, enjoy some yummy BBQ and Food Trucks at Laurita Winer’s Veteran’s BBQ & Chili Weekend with Food Trucks & Fire Pits in New Egypt, plus many more kid-friendly fairs and festivals in New Jersey this weekend.

Here are 15+ Things To Do This Weekend in NJ:

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The Historic Village at Allaire in Farmingdale. via

1. The Historic Village at Allaire Flea Market
Saturday, November 11, 2017 | 8:00AM to 3:00PM

Join us for our fabulous flea markets! Hunt for hidden treasures amid furniture, books, art work, bottles, knick knacks, and so much more! The event runs from 8-3pm. $5 admission per car supports the Historic Village at Allaire. The village, General Store, and Bakery are open as well. The rain date is November 12th.
The Historic Village at Allaire
4263 Atlantic Ave, Farmingdale, New Jersey 07727
Cost: $1 Admission (Supports the Historic Village at Allaire)

2. Salem Community College Holiday Craft Fair
Saturday, November 11, 2017 | 9:00AM to 2:00PM

Join Salem Community College for their annual Holiday Craft Fair featuring over 100 local craftsmen and artists. Bring your family and friends a day of shopping through a fine selection of unique handcrafted items. Purchase your Christmas presents early and have them wrapped at our Gift Wrap Station while you sit down to enjoy scrumptious fall comfort foods at our concession stand.
Salem Community College – DuPont Field House
460 Hollywood Avenue, Carney’s Point NJ 08069
Cost: Free

3. St. Michael the Archangel School Doll Tea Party
Saturday, November 11, 2017 | 10:00AM to 12:30PM

The Saint Michael the Archangel School Doll Tea Party is a community event where everyone is invited to attend and enjoy refreshments, shopping, crafts, music, a photo booth, and raffles.
Saint Michael the Archangel Regional School,
51 West North Street, Clayton NJ 08312
Cost: Free

Santa Paws at Paws Discovery Farm in Mt Laurel. via

4. Santa Paws at Paws Discovery Farm
Saturday, November 11, 2017 | 11:00AM to 2:00PM

We are bringing Santa to Paws Discovery Farm for pet photos. From 11am to 2pm bring your pet dressed in their holiday best for a photo with Santa. As part of admission, your family will enjoy holiday refreshments, receive a printed and digital copy of your pet’s photo, and a stocking filled with goodies.
Paws Discovery Farm
1105 Hainesport Mt Laurel Rd, Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054
Cost: $6 Mt. Laurel Residents, $10 General Admission. Admission benefit The EMPATH Project, which is based on the belief that the place of loving, cherished animals in families should never be threatened by concerns over the cost of unforeseen veterinary care. With the help of this project, eligible pet owners can gain access to a charitable gift that will help them cope with the unexpected financial burden associated with their pet’s care at our hospital.

5. Rockaway Food Truck & Music Festival
Saturday, November 11, 2017 | 11:00AM to 5:00PM

The Just Jersey Fest is rolling into Rockaway and it will be a full day of fun. The Rockaway Food Truck & Music Festival will have over 20 Gourmet Food Trucks, a DJ, Kids activities, and Beer/Sangria & Vendors. Kids activities include face painting, sand art, and a rock climbing wall. There will be plenty of room to hang out and relax, so don’t forget to bring lawn chairs and blankets.
Rockaway Borough Firemans Field
144 Beach Street, Rockaway, New Jersey 07866
Cost: Free for Kids 11 & Under, $5 General Admission

6. Crafts and Drafts at Beach Haus Brewery
Saturday, November 11, 2017 | 12:00PM to 4:00PM

Beach Haus Brewery is tapping into the artistic talent of the Jersey Shore, showcasing 20 craft artisan vendors at Crafts and Drafts: Beach Haus Brewery Edition. The space is open-concept industrial with adjacent taproom and outdoor balcony overlooking Main Street’s entertainment and eats.
Beach Haus Brewery
801 Main St, Belmar, New Jersey 07719
Cost: Free

Equality Day at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson. via

7. Equality Day at Six Flags
Saturday, November 11, 2017 | 11:00AM to 11:00PM

This will be the First Annual “Equality Day” at Six Flags Great Adventures, which will be benefitting the Garden State Equality. Kids will enjoy family activities such as a DJ, fun games & prizes, a Pride flag coloring station with display opportunities, special photo opportunities, sticker giveaways, and more.
Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Blvd, Jackson, NJ 08527
Cost: $48.99 Kids Under 54″, $76.99 General Admission, Tickets can be purchased here

8. North Jersey Kennel Club Dog Show
Saturday, November 11 – Sunday, November 12, 2017 | 10:00AM to 4:00PM Both Days

We are a kennel club sponsoring a dog show for exhibitors and spectators. We have two shows each day so it is a busy day for all.
Horseshoe Bend Park
178 Horseshoe Bend Road, Frenchtown NJ
Cost: Free

9. Greyhound Friends of NJ Annual Pet & Craft Expo
Saturday, November 11 & Sunday, 12, 2017 | 10:00AM to 4:00PM Both Days

Greyhound Friends of NJ Pet & Craft Expo is an annual fundraising event. The day will include raffles, which has gotten bigger and better each year, wonderful vendors, digital Santa photos, holiday bake table, GFNJ adoption table and much, much more. Leashed pets welcomed.
Westfield Armory
500 Rahway Avenue, Westfield NJ 07090
Cost: Free

Laurita Winery in New Egypt. via

10. Veteran’s BBQ & Chili Weekend with Food Trucks & Fire Pits
Saturday, November 11 – Sunday, November 12, 2017 | Saturday 11:00-9:00pm, Sunday 11:00-7:00PM

Join Laurita Winery for their final food truck festival of their 2017 season. There will be over 25 food trucks, live music, and activities and a huge playground for kids. Also, their spectacular firework display will be available to all on Saturday night only, so make sure you do not miss out. This is a great event for the whole family.
Laurita Winery
85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt, New Jersey 08533
Cost: Free for Everyone 20 & Under, $8 For Everyone 21+, Tickets can be purchased here

11. ToyConNJ
Saturday, November 11 – Sunday, November 12, 2017 | Saturday 10:00AM to 5:00PM (9:00AM Early Bird Entry), Sunday 9:00AM to 3:00PM (8:00am Early Bird Entry)

ToyConNJ is back for the last show of 2017 and will have over 200 vendor tables plus lots of family fun. For this show, these will be additional Pinball Machines, 18 Japanese Candy Cabs, RC Car Racing, Vintage MTG Tournaments, Pokémon Tournaments and more.
Police Athletic League of Parsippany-Troy Hills
33 Baldwin Rd, Parsippany, New Jersey 07054
Cost: Free for Kids 10 & Under, $8 Cosplayers, $15 General Admission, $20 Early Bird, $25 VIP Weekend Unlimited Access

12. 16th Annual Body, Mind & Spirit Fall Festival
Sunday, November 12, 2017 | 10:00AM to 5:00PM

Bring your family and friends to experience a full day of presentations, book signings, psychic readings, relaxing massage and body work and other types of Metaphysical and Holistic Serices. Plus over 50 vendors with some of the most unique and creative products and gift ideas to kick off your holiday shopping season.
Marriott Saddle Brook
138 New Pehle, Saddle Brook, New Jersey 07663
Cost: $12 Admission

The Chocolate Expo in Edison. via

13. The Chocolate Expo
Sunday, November 12, 2017 | 10:00AM to 7:00PM

The Chocolate Expo will be back at the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center this year with over 80,000 square feet of exhibit and entertainment space, which is more than double the size of their 2016 event. Your family can explore 70+ great vendor booths offering tastings & sales of Chocolates, Chocolate Fountain Treats, Baked Goods, Specialty Foods, Ice Cream, Cheeses, Wines, Craft Sodas, and much more. There will also be a Kids Zone with free facepainting and balloon twisting.
New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center
97 Sunfield Avenue, Edison, New Jersey 08837
Cost: $10 Child, $15 Adult, Tickets can be purchased here

14. SantaFest 2017 At Cherry Hill Mall
Sunday, November 12, 2017 | 12:00PM to 3:00PM

Introducing “A Christmas Story” at Cherry Hill Mall. The holiday movie classic comes to life this season at your visit with Santa. Take a journey into Ralphie Parker’s house. Stroll through the Parker’s Livingroom and get a photo with the FRAGILE lamp. Wander into the family’s kitchen and witness the infamous incident with the Bumpuses hound dogs, see yourself in the bunny suite and become soap connoisseur. Lastly, kids can take a quick glide down the iconic slide before they visit Santa.
Cherry Hill Mall
2000 New Jersey 38, Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08002
Cost: Free

15. Dance for Kindness 2017
Sunday, November 12, 2017 | 12:30PM to 1:30PM

Life Vest Inside (LVI) is a worldwide non-profit organization that inspires, empowers and educates people of all backgrounds to lead a life of kindness. Every year, to kick off World Kindness Week, LVI organizes “Dance for Kindness,” a WorldWide FreezeMob/FlashMob, in honor of World Kindness Day – showing that regardless of the differences in race, religion, ethnicity culture and background – the common thread that unites us all is kindness. Last year’s event took place in over 120 cities, 50 countries with over 15,000 participants.
Broad Street
Between White Street & Mechanic Street, Red Bank, New Jersey
Cost: Free, Please register here




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