Fall is all about seasonal fun. Take in the rural charm of Woodstown at the South Jersey Pumpkin Show on October 12-13. This event has everything from a pumpkin weigh-off and pumpkin pageant to a pumpkin dessert contest and a massive pumpkin pyramid.
Hit the Jersey Shore for Casino Pier’s Fall Festival in Seaside Heights (Oct. 19). Wear this year’s costumes and hit the arcade for crafts, games, a costume contest and more. Bring new school supplies or canned goods to donate in place of admission.
Pumpkin Patch Day at Liberty Hall Museum in Union (Oct. 26) will have pumpkin picking, carving and painting, plus hayrides and crafts.
Hit Apple Days Fall Harvest Festival (Sat.-Sun. through Oct. 27) at Terhune Orchards in Princeton for music, tractor rides, farm animals, corn and hay bale mazes, apple cider donuts and pick-your-own apples and pumpkins.
Find your jack-o’-lantern to-be, catch a free hayride, explore the corn maze and dig into farm-fresh goodies like caramel apples and cider at Sunshine Acres in East Windsor (through Oct. 27). After all the seasonal fun by day, head back at night for Field of Terror’s super-scary attractions, plus food, music, dancing and a bonfire.
Giamarese Farm & Orchards in East Brunswick is hosting Fall Harvest Weekends all month long with hayrides, a corn maze, pumpkin picking, food vendors and pony rides.
Heaven Hill Farm’s Great Pumpkin Festival (through Nov. 3) is famous for its epic annual corn maze. This year’s theme is Down on the Farm, a 10-acre maze with hidden clues and Qs for the kids. Get in on carnival rides, pig races, the Boo Barn, an obstacle course, gem mining, sand art, PYO pumpkins and more.
Fall Fest at Tranquillity Farms (through Oct. 27) in Andover calls for hayrides, a three-acre corn maze, cow train and unlimited hops on the bounce pillow. Soar down the tube slide, climb the hay pyramid, play pumpkin tic-tac-toe, watch a duck race and stop by the petting zoo.