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From fall festivals to family movie nights, there’s so much seasonal stuff happening this weekend. Bring your four-legged friend along to Trails 4 Tails in Titusville, check out the little red Corvettes in Smithville or bring the whole family to see the pig races at Heaven Hill Farm in Vernon. Whatever you decide to do, it’s definitely going to be a fun fall weekend at its finest!

ALL WEEKEND

Camden County Fair
Camden County Fairgrounds, Gloucester Twp.
Saturday – Sunday
Brought to you by the Camden County Board of Commissioners, this event includes rides and games, carnival food and food trucks, live music and dance, free pony rides, a petting zoo and 4-H youth projects and demonstrations.

Haunted Wild West City Fest
50 Lackawanna Dr., Stanhope
Saturday – Sunday
The Haunted Wild West Fest is back for both day and night events. Hit the trail to the ghost town, enjoy nonstop western entertainment all day Saturday and Sunday in October with a Halloween Twist. Take part in a fun and spooky interactive western experience like none other for kids of all ages. Children can participate in the Wild West Fest costume contest and win fun prizes.

Nickelodeon Boo-niverse
American Dream, 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford
All weekend, various hours
This spooky season, Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park transforms into Boo-niverse with thrilling rides and experiences designed to enchant miniature monsters and grown-up goblins alike! Nickelodeon characters will be in their Halloween costume for meet-and-greets, conga lines and of course the Monster Mash. Be sure to visit during Halloween weekend for a costume contest, trick or treat scavenger hunt, and spooktacular fun for everyone.

Family Fall Fun at Argos Farm
Argos Farm, Forked River
Friday – Sunday
Activities for all ages including the Hay Mountain, Cow Train, Double Hay Slide, and Pedal Carts. Enjoy a scenic ride on a tractor drawn wagons or test your navigational skills in the 2-acre corn maze.

Halloween Light Show
Demarest Farms, Hillsdale
Friday – Sunday
Take your vehicle on a guided tour through 32 acres of brilliant Halloween light displays, warm up by the fire pit and enjoy hot cocoa and treats in the retail farm market. This experience is appropriate for all ages.

Harvest Moon Nights
Alstede Farms, Chester
Friday – Saturday
This event offers something for everyone, from delightful harvest moon hayrides to nighttime corn maze fun. Pick your own pumpkin, enjoy live entertainment, sip fresh-pressed cider, all while creating the perfect family memories around a campfire.

Synder’s Farm Fall Festival
586 South Middlebush Rd., Somerset
Saturday – Sunday
Hayrides, food and drink, pumpkin picking, a corn maze, music and more. This is a cash only location.

HEAVEN HILL FARM

Great Pumpkin Festival 2021
Heaven Hill Farm, Vernon
Thursday – Sunday
This event dubs itself  the “Largest Fall Festival in Northern New Jersey,” and has over 40 different activities each day. Kids will love the hay crawl, pig races, pedal carts and more. Heaven Hill Farm also offers seven different food stands.

Diggerfest
Diggerland, West Berlin
Saturday – Sunday
It’s the time of year all of the pumpkins sprout up to drive, ride and operate all of the amazing machines. Enjoy live music, specialty food, hayrides and plenty of fun and games at this fun fall festival.

Sunflower Festival at Holland Ridge Farms
86 Rues Rd., Cream Ridge
Friday – Sunday
You can pick sunflowers at this popular festival and choose from eight different varieties including yellow, white and red. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Jack-O-Lantern Experience
Skylands Stadium, Augusta
Friday – Sunday
This October, Skylands Stadium is transformed with over 6,000 Jack-O-Lanterns throughout the stadium, and surrounding cornfields. Sussex County’s Family Entertainment Destination will be set ablaze with spectacular visuals and a thrilling Fall Festival.

Fall Family Fun Weekends
Terhune Orchards, Princeton
Saturday – Sunday
Visit the barnyard of animals, adventure barn, hay bale & corn mazes, pony rides, pumpkin picking & painting, pedal tractors and enjoy fresh, open air. Have fun at the hippity-hop corral and duck races. Explore the hands-on fun in our discovery barn, little tots farm store and junior mechanics shop.

DiDonato’s Trick-or-Treat Train
DiDonato Family Fun Center, Hammonton
Saturday – Sunday
This little goblin-friendly Halloween outdoor train ride will leave the whole family laughing and gasping for more. Tricks, treats, and surprises are included for kids and grownups. Admission includes a train ride through Halloween Town, Halloween Hay Maze, pumpkin from the pumpkin patch and more.

Laurita Oktoberfest
Laurita Winery, New Egypt
Saturday – Sunday
This fun festival will feature food trucks, live bands, vineyard wagon tours, country line dance lessons and more.

FRIDAY

Halloween Movie Night
Downtown Somerville Courthouse Lawn, Somerville
Join for a Halloween Movie Night on the courthouse lawn at 7 pm for a special feature of Beetlejuice! Put on your coziest sweaters, grab some snacks and a blanket and come enjoy the crisp fall weather with a movie under the stars. But beware…legend says if you say the trickster’s name three times he will appear. BEETLEJUICE, BEETLEJUICE, BEETLEJUICE!

Shine On, Harvest Moon
Princeton YMCA, Princeton
Join this adults only, informal and fun event under the stars to support the YMCA mission and help the Y shine on. Presented by the JM Group of Princeton (Witherspoon Grill, Blue Point Grill, Kristina’s, Nassau Seafood) and Chambers Walk Café & Catering of Lawrenceville, the evening will feature delicious food, great music courtesy of the Tookany Creek Bluegrass Band and a variety of other fun surprises.

SATURDAY

5K Run/Walk in Ridgefield Park to Benefit Local L.E.A.D. Program for Kids
Overpeck County Park, Ridgefield Park
Law Enforcement Against Drugs and Violence (L.E.A.D.) is having its inaugural 5k Run/Walk. L.E.A.D. teaches students about the dangers of drugs and violence. The race will start on Challenger Road, where participants will run or walk their three miles to the finish line. Race registrants are encouraged to make teams to receive an award for the highest raising team.

Far Hills Race Meeting
Moorland Farm, Far Hills
Far Hills Race Meeting is New Jersey’s premier social and sporting event. For a century, the annual gathering has attracted a large fan base with audiences locally, nationally and globally who return, year after year, to watch the world’s finest steeplechases, reconnect with family and friends, network, support worthy causes and make memories to last a lifetime.

Trails 4 Tails Fest
Washington Crossing Park, Titusville
Open to the public for both two- and four-legged family members, watch racers engage in several runs, including the 5K, where dogs can run alongside their owners. The event benefits It’s A Ruff Life Rescue and is also one of the only 5K trail races halfway between NYC and Philadelphia that is 95% single track. Attendees who are not running can meet the adoptable dogs, relax in the beer and wine garden and have their pup run the dog agility course.

The Falling Leaves! Workshop
City Green Farm Eco-Center, Clifton
Why do leaves change color in the fall? Learn the answer to this question and celebrate the beauty of fall leaves with crafts, activities and garden exploration. There are two time options; 10-11am, and 11:30-12:30pm. Registration is through Clifton Recreation and is open to residents and non-residents.

Vintage Around the Park
Shipyard Park, Hoboken
!The Vintage Truck and Hoboken Historical Museum are hosting a pop-up vintage shopping fair, “Vintage Around the Park,” in Shipyard Park with over 25 local vendors offering carefully curated collections of vintage and hand-embellished fashions and other items at price points for every budget.

Springfield’s Fall Festival & Car Show
Mountain Ave., Springfield
More than just cars at this fall fest, with shopping, food trucks, beer garden, live music & inflatable kid zone ($5 for unlimited jumping).

Fall Fest
Princeton Shopping Center
Join for family-friendly festivities, including a Pumpkin Painting Party at Color Me Mine, sustainable scarecrow making, spooky stations and more. Local fave DJ Darius the 1st will be on hand entertaining with his own special mix of Fall Fest dance tunes. Halloween costumes encouraged and the event is free.

HISTORIC SMITHVILLE

Costume Pet Parade
Historic Smithville, Smithville
Paw Dazzle will host the Annual Costume Pet Parade for Historic Smithville’s cutest event. Spectators can watch 100+ pets show off their unique Halloween costumes/ To enter your pet, you must be pre-registered by calling Paw Dazzle at 609-748-7110.

Fall Farm Fun at Fosterfields
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown
Pick your own pumpkin in the brand-new pumpkin patch. Visit the farm and see corn grinding demos, butter churning,  special artisan demonstrations and visit with all your favorite farm animals including the pigs, cows, sheep, goats and chickens.

Baronfest at Historic New Bridge Landing
Historic New Bridge Landing, River Edge
Come celebrate Major General Baron von Steuben with the Bergen County Historical Society at their annual Baronfest. Sample the finest in craft beer from three Bergen County breweries including Alementary Brewery, Brix City Brewery and Hackensack Brewery. Activities for families include cornhole games and free pumpkin picking and decorating.

Gloucester Township’s Food and Beer Festival
S. Black Horse Pike, Gloucester
Gloucester Township will hold its 3rd annual Food & Craft Beer Festival along the Black Horse Pike in the Blackwood section of Gloucester Township. Stop by the beer garden and enjoy craft beer from famous breweries, delicious wine and live music, or stroll down the pike lined up with amazing food trucks.

Witch-Craft
Paradise Lakes Campgrounds
Prepare yourself for a true mystical Halloween experience with the producers of the beloved Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival. Paradise Lake Campground will be transformed into a mysterious wooded village of local ghouls serving up zesty stews and seasonal brews so magical it must be Witch Craft. Inside the grounds, a professional pumpkin carver will perform shapeshifting before your eyes and guide the audience through a tutorial on how to properly carve a pumpkin, while sipping on pumpkin beers.

SUNDAY

HISTORIC SMITHVILLE

Corvette Show
Historic Smithville, Smithville
The Corvette Show is sponsored by The Original Garden State Corvette Club who will host 100+ Corvettes throughout the Smithville Village. You can pre-register through the Club or show up the morning of by 9am.

Addams Family Fun Day
Quimby St., Westfield
From Pugsley to Grandmama, there’s something fun for everyone at Addams Family Fun Day. Head on over to Quimby Street in Downtown Westfield, which will be closed to cars for a day of family fun — including Addams Family character visits, live performances, incredible displays by the Maniac Pumpkin Carvers, activities with local merchants, and more.

Fallcraft at the Woodland
The Woodland, Maplewood
Marketspace Vendor Events and The Township of Maplewood cordially invite you to come shop this great selection from talented, local artisans.

Montvale’s Family Fun & Food Truck Street Festival
Paragon Dr., Montvale
The Montvale Chamber of Commerce will hold its 10th Annual Street Fair, one of the season’s most popular events. Paragon Drive will be turned into a giant street festival  featuring a special arts & crafts section, a kid’s area, community section, two food courts and continuous live entertainment all day.

Hamilton Township’s Oktoberfest
Veteran’s Park, South Side, Hamilton Twp.
Check out Mercer County’s largest German event featuring food, beer and a pig roast. The kiddos won’t be bored either—the crafts, games and music are sure to grab their attention. Lederhosen is recommended, but not required. A portion of the fest’s proceeds will go to charity.

Cherry Hill Harvest Festival
Croft Farm, Cherry Hill
Harvest Festival, co-hosted by Cherry Hill Township and the Cherry Hill Police and Fire Departments, is Cherry Hill’s largest community event. Festival-goers will enjoy pony rides, a petting zoo, craft fair, pumpkins, live music, food trucks, a beer garden by Forgotten Boardwalk Brewery and so much more.

PuchiCon Halloween Pop-Up
Hyatt Place, Fort Lee
You’ll find anime, gaming, maid café and karaoke events in a safe, happy and all inclusive environment for all ages, genders, orientations and races.

NJBG Family Woodland Hike
New Jersey Botanical Garden, Ringwood
NJBG Family Woodland Hike is an easy, child-friendly hike in the Garden’s woodlands, where you’ll learn a bit about the plants and animals around you in a hike designed to fit the group. Smaller children may need to be carried. Wear sturdy shoes, meet at the Carriage House Visitor Center.

Haddon Township Music Festival
Haddon Ave. (between Strawbridge & Cooper)
Join for live music all day on two stages, food trucks, beer gardens, crafters and artisans, games and a Ferris wheel.

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