Top 15 {kid-friendly} Things To Do in NJ, September 8-10


This weekend, celebrate the luck of the Irish at Ocean County’s Irish Festival, eat the best local NJ street foods at Monmouth Park Racetrack’s Food Trucktoberfest or Atlantic City’s Seafood Festival, enjoy the day out near the water at Toms River’s Sailfest, or sink your teeth in differnt kinds of tacos at the NJ Taco Festival, 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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Sea Isle City NJ

Food Truck Fest in Sea Isle City. via

1. Sea Isle City Food Truck Fest
Friday, September 8 – Sunday, September 10, 2017 | Friday 4:00PM to 9:00PM, Saturday 12:00PM to 9:00PM, Sunday 12:00PM to 5:00PM

Annual Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival returns for its Fourth Year in a row on Sept. 8, and will be running until Sept 10. Hours are 4 to 9 pm on Sept. 8, Noon to 9 pm on Sept. 9. And noon to 5 pm on Sept. 10. This exciting collection of food trucks is sure to fill your family’s’ tummies with plenty of delicious food, so make sure to stop by.
Kix McNutley’s
63rd and Landis Avenue, Sea Isle City, New Jersey 08243
Cost: Free

2. Sailfest 2017
Saturday, September 9, 2017 | 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Can you believe that this year marks the 26th anniversary of one of the largest fundraisers sponsored by The Rotary Club of Toms River. Sailfest 2017 will benefit many local charities and scholarship programs putting forward the initiative to serve the community. Typically there will be over 100 Vendors of all types, and approximately 15,000 to 18,000 attendees coming from all over New Jersey to experience this unique event.
River Ave, Island Heights, New Jersey 08732
Cost: Free

3. 3rd Annual NJ Taco Festival
Saturday, September 9, 2017 | 10:00AM to 8:00PM

The Premier Taco Party of New Jersey has finally arrived for the third year in a row. The absolute Best Taco Restaurants in New Jersey will be at your family’s disposal, and you will surely not want to miss this event. Impeccable events that will also be on display include: Lucha Wrestling, Mariachi, Live Music, Margarita Tents, Craft Beer Stands and more will be available for the whole family.
Sussex County Fairgrounds
37 Plains Road, Augusta, New Jersey 07822
Cost: Free for Kids Under 10, $15-$100 Adult, Tickets can be purchased here NJ Taco Festival

4. 2nd Annual Jersey City First Responders Charity Cook-Off
Saturday, September 9, 2017 | 11:00AM to 4:00PM

Jersey City First Responders has returned for a second year in a row for their popular Charity Cook-Off. Your family is invited to partake in several different categories of food prepared by Jersey City’s local police officers, firefighters and EMT’s. Ticket prices include food tasting and judging the entries, and your family can try all of their favorites that are on display. Come early and participate in the children’s activities, music, and more. To make it even better, Jersey City’s own Midnight Market is curating the food truck selection, and The Beacon shuttle is providing free pick-up with eventbrite ticket holders.
The Beacon
20 Beacon Way, Jersey City, New Jersey 07304
Cost: $10 Kids Under 12, $25 General Admission

Duffield's Farm

Duffield’s Farm in Sewell NJ. via

5. Duffield’s Food Truck/Apple Festival
Saturday, September 9, 2017 | 11:00AM to 4:00PM

The First Annual Food Truck/Apple Festival is coming exclusively to Duffield’s farm, and it will be a great family event for all who attend. The event will include: food trucks, hayrides, and plenty of apple related desserts.
Duffield’s Farm
280 Chapel Heights Rd, Sewell, New Jersey 08080
Cost: Free

6. Bridge Arts Festival
Saturday, September 9, 2017 | 11:00AM to 6:00PM

The Bridge Arts Festival is bringing your family a celebration of creative arts in Bayonne. The creative arts festival will feature: an artist market, kids craft corner, live musical performances, a row of delectable food trucks, and dance performances on stage.
Mayor Dennis P Collins Park
W 1st St, Bayonne, New Jersey 07002
Cost: Free

7. Ocean County Irish Festival
Saturday, September 9, 2017 | 11:00AM to 7:00PM

The Ocean County chapter of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh is hosting one of the best Irish Festivals in New Jersey. This great family event includes live music, pipe bands, step dancers, kids activities, food trucks, vendors, and a beer tent. New Jersey’s own “Big Joe” of NJ101.5 will be broadcasting his radio show live from the event.
Manahawkin Lake Park
Manahawkin, New Jersey 08050
Cost: Free

8. Roselle’s Sweet & Savory Beer, Wine & Food Truck Festival
Saturday, September 9, 2017 | 12:00PM to 6:00PM

In collaboration with the townships annual Multi Cultural Festival, Roselle’s Sweet & Savory Beer, Wine & Food Truck Festival is so jam packed, your family will not want to leave. These two exciting events will be on display all in one style, and will include: over 20 mobile cuisine vendors, an exclusive beer and wine garden, bounce houses, face painters, mechanical bull rides, and artisan marketplaces for art,jewelry,clothing, and houseware. There of course will be dozens of gourmet mobile eateries (available for purchase); and plenty of entertainment on the main stage all day.
Entertaiment & Food Truck Line Up Announcements coming soon.
Chestnut St, Roselle, NJ 07203, United States
Cost: Free

Monmouth Park Racetrack

Monmouth Park Racetrack’s Food Trucktoberfest in Oceanport. via

9. Monmouth Park Racetrack Food Trucktoberfest
Saturday, September 9, 2017 | 11:30AM to 5:30PM

Summer is coming to an end, so your family should get ready for one last festival before it ends. Food Trucktoberfest brings together all of your family’s favorite food trucks and new food trends such as: Fried Oreos, lobster rolls, or mufongo pork. Your family can also stop by the German beer garden with one of the many Oktoberfest beer selections. Upside will be providing the live entertainment from 12-4pm, so bring the friends and family to Food Trucktoberfest at Monmouth Park.
Monmouth Park Racetrack
175 Oceanport Ave, Oceanport, New Jersey 07757
Cost: Free for Kids 12 & Under, $5 General Admission, $5 Parking

10. Uncorked Food Fest
Saturday, September 9, 2017 | 1:00PM to 6:00PM

Uncorked Food Fest is simply an event that your family will want to take part in all day. The Food and Wine Festival features over 20 spectacular food trucks and a multitude of vendors to discover. There will be live music and plenty of shopping options, but to top it off; some wine on display will be from the New Jersey area wine growers.
Burlington County Fairgrounds
1990 Jacksonville Jobstown Rd, Columbus, New Jersey 08022
Cost: $15 Child, $25 Pre-Sale Adult ($30 At the Door), $35 VIP Pre-Sale Adult. Tickets can be purchased here

11. Riverfest 2017
Saturday, September 9, 2017 | 3:00PM to 8:00PM

Riverfest teams up with the 47th Annual Wood Street Fair for Burlington’s first health and wellness community event, a crucial event your family will not want to miss. Once your family is done gathering crafts and gingerbread men on Wood, they will promptly follow the sound of music to the Burlington City’s Riverfront Bandstand. Burlington’s 1st Annual Riverfest will be the talk of the town, and will featuring: live music, fresh vendors, crafts for all ages, and more.
City of Burlington, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey 08016
Cost: Free

12. The 6th Annual Meatball Mania
Saturday, September 9, 2017 | 6:00PM to 11:00PM

Meatball Mania is back for the 6th straight year, and this year things are certainly heating up; this year features a Meatball Throwdown for the ages. For $25, you can eat all the meatballs your family desires, participate in a silent auction, or win a prize from the 50/50 raffle.
The Black Cherry band will be once again be donating their time and amazing sound. As always, all of the proceeds raised go to South Jersey Breast Cancer Coalition in memory of Anna Eickmeyer.
The Vault – Victor Records Berlin Nj
150 S. White Horse Pike, Berlin, New Jersey 08009
Cost: $25, Tickets can be purchased here

Atlantic City Seafood Festival

Seafood Festival in Atlantic City. via

13. The 2017 Atlantic City Seafood Festival
Saturday, September 9 – Sunday, September 10, 2017 | Saturday & Sunday 11:00AM to 6:00, Sunday

For the 6th year in a row, Good Time Tricycle Productions will host The Atlantic City Seafood Festival, which is the biggest outdoor event of it’s kind in the greater Atlantic City area. Where else can you find unique food vendors, family fun, live entertainment, beer tastings, wine seminars, cooking demos, and the finest seafood all gathered in one area. Make sure your family does not miss out.
The Boardwalk and Pacific Ave on S. New Jersey Ave, Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401
Cost: Free for Kids Under 12, $10 General Admission

14. Annual “Summer City” Block Party
Sunday, September 10, 2017 | 12:00PM to 3:00PM

Shuster Group & Hamilton House are hosting a free end-of-summer and kid-centered block party that will be the best of the summer. There will be a petting zoo, music, food, and plenty of activities. The second rendition of the great party will have two blocks transformed near Jones park into a unique, kid friendly celebration. Hamilton House invites your family to explore the wonders of Summer City, enjoy craft activities, a bounce house, face painting, live entertainment, local food vendors, and an epic basketball competition.
Hamilton House
255 Brunswick St, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
Cost: Free

15. Montgomery FunFest
Sunday, September 10, 2017 | 12:00PM to 5:00PM (Rain or Shine)

More than 10,000 Montgomery and surrounding town residents will be gathered for a day of family, food, fun, and live entertainment. Many members of the town’s local businesses, restaurants, community organizations, school district clubs, and sports organizations will be there to ensure the event’s success with their great work. Montgomery FunFest will be an excellent family event for everyone, and will be dynamic event for the entire community.
Princeton Airport
41 Airpark Rd, Princeton, New Jersey 08540
Cost: Free


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