There are lots of fun fall activities taking place at orchards, farms and train stations, so take the kids out for a great day while the weather is still nice. All events are subject to cancellation so call ahead before heading out.


Sept. 17 – Nov. 6
Great Pumpkin Festival
Head to Heaven Hill Farm for a hayride, corn maze, pedal carts, farm animals and more than 20 activities to keep everyone on the go! New for 2022 is The Canine Stars Stunt Dog Show, as seen on Nickelodeon.

Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Corn Maze and Harvest Moon Hayride
Every year, families move through the giant themed corn maze at Alstede Farms while learning some fun facts. The Harvest Moon Hayride lets you explore the maze by flashlight at night. Make sure to check out the farm market and farm animals while you’re visiting.


Sept. 24 – Oct. 31
PYO Pumpkins
Pumpkin picking at Donaldson Farms in Hackettstown is a long-standing tradition. While visiting you can also pick Indian corn or gourds, take a hayride to the pumpkin field and apple orchard or grab a wheelbarrow and walk to the fields.


Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 30 – Oct. 31
Nighttime Weekend Adventures
On Friday and Saturday nights you can enjoy special Nighttime Weekend Adventures at Camelback Resort. Take your pick from the Climbing Wall, Euro Bungee, Mountain Coaster, Sunbowl Tubing and the 1,000-Foot Zipline. The most thrilling is the Mountain Coaster, which gets decorated for spooky season.


Throughout October
The Great Pumpkin Train
Take the Great Pumpkin Train down to the old Snyder Farm. Families can play the Monster Mystery Game and all kids get to pick a free pumpkin.

Throughout October
Freehold Spooktacular
Visit the borough’s downtown for many events that celebrate the fall season: a movie night, haunted hayride, Monster Mash and Jack-o-Lantern Contest, a haunted house tour and a costume parade to cap off the season.

Throughout October
Scarecrows in the Village
One hundred handmade scarecrows will line the paths of Peddler’s Village in New Hope, PA, every day in October. You can vote on your favorite ones through Oct. 10. Shops will be open late.

Oct. 1 – 2
Fall Craft & Live Music Festival
Bask in the beautiful grounds of Holland Ridge Farms, filled with sunflowers and zinnias, while taking advantage of what this fall fest has to offer including crafters, live music, food, farm animals and PYO flowers.

Oct. 5
Fall Fling Arts & Crafts Show
Ocean Grove is known for its massive craft fairs and flea markets, and this fall show is no exception! There will be lots of great live music, food, vendors and gorgeous artwork.


Oct. 8
Lima Bean Festival
West Cape May will celebrate its farming heritage where the legume takes center stage. There will be lima bean-centric food, crafts and vendors.

Oct. 15
Apple Cidering
Join Lorrimer Sanctuary staff for a fun family program about apple cider. Learn about apple trees, use an old-fashioned cider press, taste fresh local cider and make an apple stamp craft, too.


Oct. 23
Witches Day Out
Get excited for some magical shopping and scary good deals! Dress in costume to enter to win prizes for best overall witch, best shoes, best hat and best junior witch. Anyone wearing a witch’s hat will be treated to discounts —that’s no trick!