Top 15 {kid-friendly} Things To Do in NJ, October 20-22


This weekend, spend time with your family getting your scare on at Haunted Allaire in Farmingdale, celebrating the Fall season at the Harvest Festival in Hoboken, trick-or-treating at Boo At The Boardwalk in Point Pleasant, finding your way through the Fall Hay Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Jersey City, picking cranberries at the Cranberry Festival in Chatsworth, 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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Allaire Village Farmingdale NJ

Haunted Allaire in Farmingdale. via

1. Haunted Allaire
Friday, October 20 – Saturday, October 28, 2017 | Fridays & Saturdays 6:00PM to 9:30PM Only

In the dark of the night, the ghosts, ghouls, and monsters fill the haunted village. From woods to historic homes the Historic Village at Allaire takes on a dark twist for the Halloween season. Admission includes: Haunted Hayride, Mr. Allaire’s Home, and the Haunted Village itself. If you have young children or your children are afraid of the dark, Allaire recommends coming earlier in the evening for a hayride at twilight. You can arrive any time between 6pm and 9:00pm to take the hayrides and explore the haunted village.
The Historic Village at Allaire
4263 Atlantic Ave, Farmingdale, New Jersey 07727
Cost: $10 Kids, $15 Adults, Tickets can be purchased here

2. Seventh Annual Berlin Fall Fest
Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 10:00AM to 4:00PM

The Berlin Fall Fest has become a signature family oriented day of fun. Stroll down West Broad Avenue to enjoy a variety of kid-friendly activities and entertainment for all ages. Car show, Food trucks, beer garden and a variety of crafters will line the street. All day bands, a rock climbing wall, pumpkin painting, and dog costume Mutt Strut, “Battle of the Badges” Sumo Wrestling competition and some new exciting ideas, like the Little Miss Beauty Pageant.
West Broad Avenue, Berlin, NJ 08009
Cost: Free

3. Mullica Hill’s Fall Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Mullica Hill’s Fall Harvest will be a host to food trucks and local vendors, with fun activities for the whole family. Kids can paint a pumpkin, enjoy some local treats, participate in crafts, play yard games and so much more. Parents will also enjoy the marketplace for seasonal wares.
Bast Brothers Garden Center
1214 Ellis Mill Rd, Mullica Hill, New Jersey 08062
Cost: Free

Hoboken NJ

Harvest Festival in Hoboken. via Richard J. McCormack

4. Hoboken Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 11:00AM to 3:00PM
Hoboken Harvest Festival is an exciting family friendly event with plenty of activities to do all day. Certain events that will be showcased include: pony rides, a petting zoo, pumpkin painting, hayrides, a trackless train, a hay maze,
face painting, a moonwalk, sand art, craft activities, puffy the dragon, balloons, and so much more.
Pier A Park
100 Sinatra Dr, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030
Cost: Free

5. Bound Brook Food Truck / Oktoberfest Festival
Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 11:00AM to 7:00PM

The Just Jersey Fest is making its way to Bound Brook and it will be nothing but family fun. The Chester Food Truck Festival showcases over 20 gourmet food trucks, a live DJ, plenty of kids activities, beer and sangria stations, and a lot more vendors. Kids activities include face painting, sand art, and an amazing rock climbing wall. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome to this event that has plenty of room to relax with the whole family.
Billian Park
Bound Brook, New Jersey 08805
Cost: Free for Kids 9 & Under, $5 General Admission, Donations of non-perishable canned or boxed items will be appreicated

6. Fall Hay Maze and Pumpkin Patch
Saturday, October 21 – Sunday, October 29, 2017 | Saturdays & Sundays 11:00AM to 7:00PM Only

The Exchange Place Alliance will celebrate Halloween and the Fall season with a spectacular Hay Maze and Pumpkin Patch with special activities scheduled throughout the weekend.
Urby Parking Lot
200 Greene St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Cost: Free

Bordentown NJ

RiverFest in Bordentown. via

7. Bordentown RiverFest
Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 12:00PM to 10:00PM

Hope Hose Humane Co. No. 1 in partnership with Marcello’s Restaurant is throwing the biggest family friendly beach party than ever before. It’s a four acre beer garden with over 12 beers on tap and wine too, over 15 restaurants, live bands all day, over 24 unique vendors and a free kids area, the Bordentown Home for Funeral’s awesome Kids Corner with bounce attractions, magicians and face painters.
Bordentown City Beach
100 W Park St, Bordentown, NJ 08505-1424, United States
Cost: Admission is by donation, $20 Drink Passes for Anyone 21 & Over can be purchased here

8. 2nd Annual Spring Street Fall Festival
Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 12:00PM to 4:00PM

Join the town of Newton for their 2nd Annual Spring Street Fall Festival. Your family will enjoy autumn fun, live entertainment, local vendors, games, a craved pumpkin contest, and a puppy costume contest.
Spring St Merchants Circle
171 Spring St, Newton, New Jersey 07860
Cost: Free

9. Jamesburg’s 2017 Fall Festival
Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 12:00PM to 5:00PM

With Fall in full swing, there is no better way to celebrate the season than at the Jamesburg’s Annual Fall Festival. Bring out your families for a today of food, vendors, crafters and plenty of music.
131 Perrineville Rd, Jamesburg, New Jersey 08831
Cost: Free

Jenkinsons Point Pleasant NJ

Boo On The Boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach. via

10. Boo at the Boardwalk
Saturday, October 21 – Sunday, October 29, 2017 | Saturdays & Sundays 12:00PM to 4:00PM Only

Spend the day down the shore at Jenkinson’s Boo at the Boardwalk. There will be Trick-or-Treating, crafts, games, a beach maze, underwater pumpkin carving, and so much more.
Jenkinson’s Boardwalk
300 Ocean Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey 08742
Cost: Free

11. Chatsworth Cranberry Festival
Saturday, October 21 – Sunday, October 22, 2017 | 9:00AM to 4:00PM (Rain or Shine)

The Cranberry Festival is a celebration of New Jersey’s cranberry harvest, which is the 3rd largest in the United States, and offers a tribute to the Pine Barrens & Local Culture. This is a two day event with a variety of handmade items, great food, a classic car show on Sunday, and the Bullzeye Band playing on both days.
Downtown Chatsworth
3980 Main Street, Chatsworth, NJ 08019
Cost: Free

12. Oktoberfest Fire Pits & Food Trucks Festival
Saturday, October 21 – Sunday, October 22, 2017 | Saturday 11:00AM to 9:30PM, Sunday 11:00AM to 8:00PM
Laurita Winery wants your whole family to take part in their Oktoberfest Fire Pits & Food Trucks Festival. Kid will be able to play on the huge playground, the bounce house, and get their face painted. The combination of fine wines and gourmet food is always worth the price, but once you add in the plethora of vendors, beautiful scenic views, fireworks displays, and the live music this event makes for quite the special day.
Laurita Winery
85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt, New Jersey 08533
Cost: Free for Everyone 20 & Under, $8 Adults

Monroe Township NJ

Octoberfest in Monroe Township. via

13. Monroe Township Octoberfest
Sunday, October 22, 2017 | 12:00PM to 4:00PM

Monroe Township invites families to enjoy the displays of over 100 vendors, partake in great food features, and ride ponies, trains, and inflatables. Free donuts, cider, apples, and a magic show will be availabe inside the Recreation Center for everyone to enjoy.
Monroe Township Recreation Center
120 Monmouth Rd, Monroe Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey 08831
Cost: Free

14. Bellmawr’s 7th Annual Octoberfest
Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 4:00PM to 10:00PM

Bellmawr’s Octoberfest is finally here, and for the 7th time they do not look to disappoint. There will be food, rides, music, a beer garden, wine tasting, a hayride, pumpkin picking, live music, and a car show to entertain your whole family all day.
Bellmawr Recreation Center
300 Creek Rd, Bellmawr, New Jersey 08031
Cost: Free

15. 20th Annual Halloween BASH
Sunday, October 22, 2017 | 8:00AM to 5:00PM

Head over to Old Bridge Township Raceway Park for some good ‘ol family fun. The day will include 2 races, a costume contest, a trailer decoration contest, a BBQ lunch, and so much more for the family to enjoy.
Old Bridge Township Raceway Park – Gate #4
230 Pension Rd, Englishtown, New Jersey 07726
Cost: $5 Kids, $15 Adults



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