It’s September and fall activities are in full swing! Think apple picking, pumpkin picking, scarecrow making, corn mazes, festivals – even bird watching and train rides. Plan an outdoor activity to get some quality family time and much-needed fresh air!


Pep Boys NHRA Nationals
Maple Grove Raceway, Mohnton, PA
Thursday – Sunday
The NHRA Countdown to the Championship begins at one of the fastest tracks on the circuit. This is the opening event in the six-race NHRA playoffs as championship drivers in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle will look to start their world championship bids with a win at the fan-favorite facility.

Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day
The Shannon Rose Irish Pub, Clifton
Celebrate all weekend with Irish music, step dancers, bagpipers, brunch, football, and Irish soda bread making for kids. This is part of the grand reopening weekend festivities for the pub.

New Jersey State Firemen’s Convention
Wildwoods Convention Center, Wildwood
Friday – Saturday
The convention attracts thousands of firefighters and their families throughout New Jersey to the island for equipment displays, meetings, seminars, vendors and a parade. Firetrucks and fire apparatus from around the state will be displayed in the Wildwoods Convention Center parking lots.

Boots @ the Beach Country Music Fest
North Wildwood
Friday – Sunday
The entertainment lineup is expected to be jam-packed at this massive country music festival. Details will be released soon.

Comedy Festival
Eagle Theatre, Hammonton
Friday – Sunday
Expect a lot of laughs this weekend. Friday is Latin Laughs, Saturday is the Jersey Funniest Female Comedian contest, and Sunday is the Dad Joke Competition! Please note that only Sunday is open to kids.

Bergen County’s Fall Harvest Festival
Van Saun County Park, Paramus
Friday – Sunday
Over the course of three days, stop by for a midway, rides, food, a craft fair, exhibits, entertainment and live music.

“Bring It On” The Musical
Vanguard Theater Company, Montclair
Friday – Sunday
Summerstock VTC is an intensive sleep-away program in West Milford for the serious musical theater performer ages 13–19. They will present “Bring It On” in four separate performances over the weekend.


Monster Truckz Chaos Tour
Rockaway Townsquare, Rockaway
Friday – Sunday
The 90-minute show is action-packed with extreme car crushing, plus the free Pit Party to learn all the inner workings of the giant Monster Truckz, photos with the drivers, a Kids Fun Zone, a bounce house, face painting and food.

XPoNential Music Festival
Camden Waterfront, Camden
Friday – Sunday
Grab tickets for three nights of music, food and entertainment inside the Freedom Mortgage Pavilion and outside at Wiggins Park.

New Jersey Sports Card Convention
iPlay America, Freehold Twp.
Friday – Sunday
Spend the weekend satisfying all of your sports collecting needs!


Asbury Park
Saturday – Sunday
Come out for two days of sand and surf during the all-day Sea.Hear.Now festival, featuring more than 25 performances on three stages along the Asbury Park waterfront. Headliners include Stevie Nicks, Green Day, Skip Marley and My Morning Jacket. Plus, watch surfers in the ocean, grab a bite to eat and visit an art gallery.

Feast of San Gennaro
Main Street, Belmar
Enjoy lots of Italian food, music, games and fun.


Mountain Creek, Vernon
Saturday – Sunday
Experience Oktoberfest with live music; a wide variety of German, domestic and seasonal beers, ciders and more; authentic German food; and activities for kids and adults alike. This year, Mountain Creek will vastly expand its serving lines with six beer trailers and more than a dozen satellite stations with craft beer, seltzer and canned cocktails.

Saturday – Sunday
There will be German delicacies and beer on the menu. The scheduled music lineup is Bud & Linda, The Bavarsaki Brothers and David Batz.


Scarecrow Making Workshops
Peddler’s Village, New Hope, PA
Saturday – Sunday
They provide the straw, clothing and instructions, and you provide the creativity! During the village festival and you can make and take your own scarecrow. Stay for live music, entertainment, shopping and great food.

Fall Family Fun Weekends
Terhune Orchards, Princeton
Saturday – Sunday
There is so much to do here you may have to go both days! PYO pumpkins and apples, pumpkin painting, pony rides, pedal and play tractors, children’s games and activities, Corn Stalk Maze and Hay Bale Maze, Adventure Story Barn, barnyard farm animals, pollinator sunflower trail, scavenger hunt, live music, homemade foods, cider slush and hand-scooped ice cream, and Terhune’s own wine for the adults.

Schaefer Farms, Flemington
Saturday – Sunday
Set your tongue on fire at this hot sauce festival! Try samples from your local vendors, and take part in a hot pepper and spicy corn eating contest. While your mouth is cooling off, have fun at the fall festival activities, listen to live music and eat more food!


Big Shots Championship Volleyball Tournament
Atlantic City Beachfront, Atlantic City
Saturday – Sunday
Watch some great pro volleyball players compete in a $10,000 tournament.


The Robert Cray Band
Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown
The Robert Cray Band brings 40 years of the blues to MPAC this fall. The Robert Cray Band features Robert Cray on guitar and vocals, Richard Cousins on bass, Dover Weinberg on keyboards and Les Falconer on drums.

Creepy Spider Hunt
The Watershed Institute, Pennington
Join the annual night hunt with a nocturnal naturalist. Bring your flashlight or headlamp to use as you navigate the trails in search of many different types of spiders. Open to spider hunters age 5 and older.

Littorally Local Sunset Cruise
Atlantic Highlands
The event will include dockside cocktails and appetizers onboard Teal Cruises’ Festiva and then a sunset cruise on Sandy Hook Bay. Join in celebrating all the coast has to offer with an auction, dinner and drinks.  

“Off the Wall” Art Auction
The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster
Enjoy an evening of avant-garde appetizers, chic cocktails, live music, 50/50 raffle, and a chance to go home with an original work of art created by The Center’s talented community of artists.

Live Radio Show
The Shannon Rose Irish Pub, Clifton
Brave New Radio’s radio show The Pregame will be hosted live from the pub. There will be games, giveaways, comedy and a live DJ.


Point Pleasant Festival by the Sea
Visit some of the best Point Pleasant Beach area restaurants. More than 200 crafters and vendors will line the streets, along with live games, music, family activities and a wine garden.

Big Sand Castle Bash
The Drifting Sands Oceanfront Hotel, Ship Bottom
Join WJRZ FM and Dan Turi for games and prizes while you build the best sandcastles in NJ!

Comfort Food Festival
Toms River
In addition to all the great food, the street will be filled with merchandise vendors, handcrafters, kids’ activities, live entertainment and a beer and wine garden provided by Toms River Volunteer Fire Co. No 1. Local businesses, restaurants, brewery and distillery open on the street.

DogFest Tri-States
The College of New Jersey, Ewing Twp.
Celebrate your pet dogs, service dogs and working dogs with sports activities, yoga, K-9 tricks, guest speakers and fundraising.

Fall Migration Festival
Wetlands Institute, Stone Harbor
Birders of all ages will be delighted to take part in nature! Sitting in the heart of the Atlantic Flyway, thousands of birds make their way across the Cape May Peninsula every fall. In a single day one can go from spotting a Peregrine falcon flying low along the salt marsh to watching flocks of white-winged scoters migrate along the ocean front. Fall is an especially good time to experience the changing of seasons and the spectacle of migration of raptors, warblers, waterfowl and more.

Scarecrow Making
Mood’s Farm Market, Mullica Hill
Just bring your creativity, because all of the supplies will be provided to make and take home your own scarecrow.


Raptor Watching
Point Mountain, Washington
Hike your way up to Point Mountain to look for hawks in their natural habitat.

West Orange Jazz Festival
OSPAC, West Orange
Enjoy seven hours of the talents of world-class entertainers who will play multiple instruments, sing cabaret style and specialize in funk and neo-soul – some of whom have won Grammy Awards! There will be a Beer and Wine Garden plus many food and retail vendors on site.

Downtown Rumble
Town Plaza, Metuchen
This professional wrestling event will be held in the middle of town for free. Spectators are welcome!

Latino Festival
Hightstown High School, Hightstown
Expect a lot of great performances, exhibitions, food, games for kids, raffles, and arts and crafts. The headliners will be La Sonora Dinamita, Mariachi Campero, Gustavo Andres, Juva, Nikki Denner and The Latin Brothers.

Open Space Pace Parade of Horses
Main Street, Freehold Borough
The parade kicks off the horse racing season at the Freehold Raceway. The day continues with harness horse racing, vendors, food trucks and many activities for everyone.

New Jersey State Firemen’s Parade
Join firemen from around New Jersey for their annual parade, which starts at 2 pm at NJ Avenue and Cresse Road. Stay all day and enjoy fireworks on the beach at Pine Avenue at 9 pm.

Skylands Stadium, Augusta
With more than 25 seasonal beers, traditional German food specials, live music, and games/competitions, this event includes admission, a 32 oz. souvenir stein and one draft fill. Also find various games including a stein holding contest, keg squatting, cornhole, kan jam and giant pong. Live music will be going strong throughout the day with college football playing on the video board. Must be 21 to attend.

YWCA Princeton Block Party
Celebrate 100 years of the YWCA Princeton with a block party celebration! There will be family-friendly activities, local vendors and live music.

Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival
Morristown Green, Morristown
Music fans of all ages can enjoy live performances beginning at noon.


Fuzzamadoo and Friends Puppet Show
Morley’s Magic Theater, Butler
Sing-alongs, magic, circus skills, wacky characters and hilarious puppets will delight all ages during this 45-minute puppet show.

Hungarian Artisan Market
Somerset Street, New Brunswick
Come hungry, because there will be smoked meats, langos (deep fried flatbread), mezeskalacs (honey cake) and kurtoskalacs (tall spit cake) available for everyone to try!

Arts After Dark
Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton
Join fellow art lovers for a mix of art, music, performances and more. Enjoy interactive art activities, the artist and artisan Night Market, live entertainment, refreshments and current exhibitions all in one evening.

Flea Market
RWJUH Hamilton, Hamilton Twp.
Shop for new and used items during this giant annual flea market and rummage sale.

5K for Pizza
Pier A Park, Hoboken
Pizza at the finish line?? What better motivation to run a 5K through Hoboken?

Burlington Hops & Rocks Festival and 5K
Burlington Promenade, Burlington City
Families can take part in the 5K in the morning, but only adults 21+ can spend the afternoon at the beer fest, where more than 20 breweries will be serving up their craft beer.


Military Appreciation Ceremony
Elmwood Cemetery, North Brunswick
Support beloved veterans by attending the “Never Forget” plaque dedication ceremony. The families of veterans and active military personnel are especially invited to gather in honor of their brave service. Ice cream will be served after the ceremony.

Block Party
Haddon Twp.
Spanning from the Crystal Lake Pool to West Park Boulevard, there will be live entertainment, amusement rides, music, games, food trucks, a beer garden, arts and crafts stands, and plenty of other attractions for people of all ages to enjoy.

Salsa Night
Stangl Road, Flemington
Bring the whole family and dance the night away – or, if you need some instructions, take a dance lesson. Dance to the sounds of Swing Combo, Son Sabroso and the spinning music of DJ Ken Mandoli.

George Washington’s Music
Morristown National Historical Park Museum Auditorium, Morristown
This concert features a variety of early American pieces from George Washington’s era. Musicians performing on recorders, guitar and cello, as well as vocalists, will showcase popular music from the time, such as hornpipes, minuets, hymns and ballads.

Back-t0-School Giveaway Event
McDonald’s, Paterson
Paterson students can stop by for free backpacks, notebooks and art supplies.

Tribute to Rock & Roll
Readington Brewery & Hop Farm, Neshanic Station
Hunterdon County locals Five Twenty Three will play their greatest hits.

Post-Game Fireworks
TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater
After watching an exciting Minor League baseball game with the Somerset Patriots, stick around for a great fireworks display!

Valenzano Winery Festival Grounds, Shamong
Aside from sampling some of NJ’s best wines, try craft beer while listening to music from three stages of entertainment.

Danny Mixon in Concert
Avenel Performing Arts Center, Avenel section of Woodbridge
You’ll be treated to a performance by this prolific piano virtuoso who recently completed his latest CD, The Danny Mixon Trio Live at the Rubin Museum. Mixon is a performer, arranger and composer with his group, The Danny Mixon Trio or Quartet.

Fall Festival Book Sale
Hamilton Township Public Library, Hamilton Twp.
Come by for deals on children’s, teen and trade books, plus CDs and DVDs.

Evening With the Irish
Our Lady of Mercy Valentine Hall, Englishtown
The Freehold Hibernians will hold an Irish celebration, complete with music, food and awards.


Love for Luca 5K
Middletown resident Luca Iacono was born in October 2008 but sadly passed away in November 2019 at age 11. When he was in third grade at Harmony Elementary School, he was diagnosed with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer that begins in the soft tissue structures of the body. To honor his memory, his family and friends are planning the first Love for Luca 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run to celebrate his life.

Morris & Essex Limited Train Ride
Whippany Railway Museum, Whippany
Treat your grandparents to a leisurely ride on the non-profit Whippany Railway Museum’s Morris & Essex Limited excursion train. Sit back and relax during the 45-minute, 10-mile round trip ride through Morris and Essex counties.

Community Day
Bridgewater Commons, Bridgewater
This free Community Day celebration will include music, touch-a-truck, food trucks, inflatables, artisans and tons of fun for the whole family.

Marlboro Day Celebration
Municipal Complex, Marlboro
Join in the Chief’s Fitness Challenge, then enjoy food, live music, entertainment, games and activities.


Meet-and-Greet with Jen Maxfield
Tenafly Public Library, Tenafly
Meet the NBC reporter who recently released her debut book, “More After the Break: A Reporter Returns to Ten Unforgettable News Stories.” She will take part in a Q&A, book signing and meet-and-greet.

Food Truck Festival
Mount Laurel Municipal Complex, Mount Laurel
The second annual food truck festival event will be a fun afternoon with live music, food trucks, community organizations, breweries, wineries, face painting, balloon animals, rides, township departments, and more.

Guided House Tour
Montclair History Center, Montclair
Stop by and receive a guided tour of the Crane House and Historic YWCA. Hear the many voices of the men and women who lived, worked and played in the house throughout its 226-year history. While you’re there, see what’s cooking on the hearth and explore the herbs in the Landsberger Learning Garden.

Guided House Tour: Witness to Black History
Montclair History Center, Montclair
Explore 200 years of Black history in New Jersey through rare firsthand accounts, and primary and secondary source documents. Artifacts include a bill of sale for an enslaved person in the household, an 1800s newspaper, an 1840s New York Knickerbocker magazine, census data, personal letters, oral histories, and mid-century Jet and Ebony magazines.

Guided House Tour: Women of the House
Montclair History Center, Montclair
Hear the stories of the women who lived, worked and played in The Crane House & Historic YMCA. From the Crane wives, to the enslaved and paid workers of the house, to the women and girls of the African American YWCA, the Crane House & Historic YWCA has seen how a woman’s role in the house and in society has changed over 200 years.

Teddy Bear Parade
Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary, Short Hills
Bring your favorite fluffy friend to the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary for a visit to CHA’s bear doctor, hear stories, and join an educational parade through the woods. Learn about black bears in the wild and how we can help protect them.


Irish Soda Bread Bake-and-Take
The Shannon Rose Pub, Clifton
Kids can learn how to make Irish soda bread during the pub’s Halfway to St. Patty’s Day grand reopening weekend.

Family Woodland Hike
New Jersey Botanical Garden, Ringwood
If you are looking for an easy, child-friendly hike, then stop by the garden’s woodlands where you’ll learn about the plants and animals around you in a hike designed to fit the group.

Audubon Autumn Nature Walk
New Jersey Botanical Garden, Ringwood
Take your family for a walk through the gardens and fields looking for and identifying the migrating birds and butterflies that visit the garden. Learn about the many important trees, shrubs and plants that provide much-needed food and cover during migration.

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Dig It! Plant It! Eat It!
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, Morristown
From pollinators to plant dyes, each Saturday discover something new in nature! Rain or shine. Recommended for ages 4 – 10.


Exchange Place, Jersey City
Fridays in September
Put on your dancing shoes because there will be salsa demonstrations and dancing during four Friday nights of live Latin jazz music!


Halloween Haunt
Dorney Park, Allentown, PA
Select nights, Sept. 16 – Oct. 29
Dorney Park will release hundreds of terrifying ghouls and ghosts into the park, all ready to turn your nightmares into reality. Every corner is cursed with haunted scare mazes, scare zones and live (or maybe not live) entertainment. Hordes of hungry zombies and blood-thirsty vampires eagerly await you – i.e. their next meal. Keep in mind, these activities are not recommended for children under 13.


Kid’s Boo Fest & Fright Fest
Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson
Select days (Sept. 16 – Oct. 31)
For little ghouls and ghosts, the daytime Kid’s Boo Fest event is filled with Halloween activities, entertainment, trick-or-treat trails and other not-so-scary experiences. The area’s scariest and best Halloween event returns! Nighttime festivities include a fan-favorite ghoul parade, live stage shows, terrifying scare zones, plus six haunted houses designed for the ultimate scare.

Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson
Select days (Sept. 17 – Oct. 30)
This family-friendly German heritage festival will become a new fall tradition filled with authentic fare and a large selection of seasonal craft lagers and beers from around the world.


Von Thun’s Fall Festival Weekends
South Brunswick
Weekends, Sept. 17 – Oct. 30
Families will love the 6+ acre “No Farmers, No Food” Minion corn maze; unlimited hayrides to the pumpkin patch; activities and attractions in the festival area (Singing Chicken Show, pumpkin checkers, rubber duck races, pedal carts, trike course, barnyard basketball, mini golf, pumpkin bowling, corn hole, roller bowler, etc.); apple and pumpkin picking; and access to the Barnyard Area. There is a Corn Cannon and Pumpkin Blaster. Enjoy Moonlight Activities in South Brunswick as well, such as the corn maze and s’mores by the campfire. South Brunswick also offers special PLUS admission weekends.


Von Thun’s Fall Festival Weekends
Washington Twp.
Weekends, Sept. 17 – Oct. 30
Admission includes 20+ activities as well as access to the apple orchard and pumpkin fields. Enjoy the 6+ acre “No Farmers, No Food” Minion corn maze; unlimited hayrides to the pumpkin patch; activities like the Singing Chicken Show, pumpkin checkers, rubber duck races, pedal carts, trike course, barnyard basketball, mini golf, pumpkin bowling, corn hole, roller bowler, etc.; and access to the Barnyard Area. The Corn Cannon requires additional fees. Pony rides are available on select days.


Great Pumpkin Festival
Heaven Hill Farms, Vernon
Every day (Sept. 17 – Nov. 6)
Try not to get lost in the 10-acre corn maze so you can enjoy other fall fun activities like the spider web crawl, hay crawl, pig racing, obstacle course, Lincoln Log builder and Monster Slingshots.


Great Pumpkin Fest
Dorney Park, Allentown, PA
Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 17 – Oct. 30
Hop on your tractor, pirate ship or witch’s broom and hurry on over for a super-sized celebration of all things fall. There will be a full harvest of amazing, fall-tastic fun for everyone with games, activities and just a speck of spooky for pint-sized ghosts and goblins. In the Wildwater Kingdom section, you’ll meet members of the Peanuts Gang, make a holiday craft at Charlie Brown’s Craft Corner, pedal your way through the farm on a mini tractor at the Daisy Hill Tractor Stomp, try to find your way out of Linus’ Hay Bale Maze, visit your favorite farm animals at Peppermint Patty’s Petting Zoo, trick-or-treat down the street, have a ton of fun while being quiet during Schroeder’s Silent Disco, and enjoy all the usual rides and games. And make sure you catch one of the special shows, which include balloon art, a dance party, a costume contest and story time.

Carousel Corn Maze
Howell Living History Farm, Hopewell Twp.
Weekends (Sept. 17 – Oct. 30)
Take your family to “get lost” in a 4-acre cornfield with pathways cut in the shape of an old-fashioned carousel. While wandering through, find eight “puzzle pieces” located in hidden mailboxes to complete your personal map of the maze. The maze courtyard also features a pumpkin patch, hayrides, food tent and kids’ hay-bale maze.

The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular
Sesame Place, Langhorne, PA
Select dates (from Sept. 17 – Nov. 6)
Kids will enjoy trick-or-treating around the park, Halloween-themed shows and parades, participating in the interactive Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt and taking pictures with all the characters who will be dressed up in their own costumes. Sept. 23 is a special night for Season Pass members only. Mark your calendar for Oct. 30, when there will be a special Halloween Costume Contest for both kids and families.

Nature Explorers Fall Series
Lorrimer Sanctuary, Franklin Lakes
Saturdays (Sept. 17 – Nov. 12)
Each week, kids can participate in a different activity such as meeting reptiles, pressing apple cider, creating crafts from nature and going on a mammal scavenger hunt.


Bear Mountain Sightseeing Cruise
Pier 83, New York
Weekends (Sept. 17 – Nov. 13)
Call this a floating festival: climb aboard a Circle Line boat for an Oktoberfest party that will bring you to Bear Mountain, where you can sightsee or hang out at the amusement area.

Sunflower Maze
Liberty Farm, Sandyston
Daily (through Sept. 18)
Celebrate the 12th anniversary of the first sunflower maze in NJ.

Chinese Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival
Bridgewater Commons, Bridgewater
Daily (through Sept. 18)
Celebrate Chinese culture as 20 illuminated, handmade Chinese lanterns up to 10 feet high will hang throughout the mall on the first two levels. There will also be live dance performances in Center Court and lantern making workshops at Community Hub on Main Level that will round out the week-long happenings.


Circus Vazquez
Garden State Plaza Mall, Paramus: Sept. 9 – 26
Woodbridge Center Mall, Sept. 30 – Oct. 10
Every day, varying times
See unforgettable one-of-a-kind performances by an international all-human cast of circus superstars in this exciting all-new show. The new 2022 is presented in English for the first time. Led by Ringmaster Memo Vazquez, Circus Vazquez features Columbia’s X-Metal Riders inside the Globe of Death, Duo Vanegas defying gravity on the Wheel of Wonder, acrobatic displays by America’s own Super Tumblers, Mexico’s Jan & Carolina on the Rolla Bolla balance board, the Medini Xtreme Skaters from Italy, Ukraine’s Bingo Group of hand balancing and dance performances, Italy’s famed clown Fumagalli and the musicians of the live Circus Vazquez Band.

CITIZENS/The Living Portrait of NYC exhibit

The Living Portrait of NYC
West 23rd Street, New York
Daily (Sept. 18 – 27)
This free 10-day immersive experience showcases the resilience and brilliance of New York. The multimedia, multi-sensory experience will display fascinating data, images and audioscapes that evoke the creativity and vibrancy of the city, as well as intimate personal stories and unique journeys that bring the neighborhoods to life.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
New York, New York
Fridays (through September)
Enjoy the history and magic of the Intrepid for free on select Fridays through September.

Stargazing Boat Cruises
Fridays and Saturdays (through September)
Take a sail out to the ocean while gazing up at the moon, stars and constellations.

Sunrise Wellness Sails
Wilbert’s Marina, Lacey Twp.
Saturdays (through September)
Anyone who is interested in yoga, meditation and mindfulness is welcome to take part in a 3-hour Sunrise Sail along the Barnegat Bay. Sail into rejuvenation with Jaime Zazzara and Captain Dave from Jersey Coastal Adventures for the wellness retreat. There are options to enjoy a swim or float in a tube when the boat anchors out at sea.

Chowder Traveling Taster
Beach Haven
Through Sept. 30
You can join the Chowder Trail as a VIP Traveling Taster: visit every stop along the way in a day or take the whole month of September to taste and visit the LBI Region. The month-long cookoff ends with the Chowderfest celebration on Oct. 1.

Broadway @GSPlaza
Westfield Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Saturdays (through Oct. 22)
Each week, see a different Broadway performance of a Disney musical geared toward kids.

Fall Festival Days
Happy Day Farm, Manalapan
Through Oct. 30
Spend all day with the kids at the sunflower field, Pumpkinville, corn maze, pig races, tractor rides, fun slide, feeding zoo and more – there are over 35 activities included with admission!

PEDDLER’S VILLAGE / Scarecrows in the Village festival

Scarecrows in the Village
Peddler’s Village, New Hope, PA
Every day (through Oct. 31)
One hundred scarecrows handmade by Philly-area residents and organizations line the paths of the village. The display is free and on view every day through Oct. 31. Visitors can vote on their favorites through Oct. 10.

Art Exhibit: Joe Whale AKA “Doodle Boy”
Through Oct. 31
Asbury Ocean Club, Asbury Park
Be part of the debut of this brand new art gallery, which will feature works from 12-year-old internationally acclaimed artist Joe Whale, also known as “Doodle Boy.” Inspired by his life and interests, his black-and-white drawings sprawl across numerous surfaces, including murals, canvases and even books.

Outdoor Walking Tours
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton
Saturdays and Sundays (through Nov. 20)
Princeton University is home to one of the country’s most significant collections of 20th- and 21st-century public sculpture. Join a free, hour-long walking tour led by a museum tour guide and discover the campus’s outdoor artworks, including Henry Moore’s bronze Oval with Points, monumental geometric screens by Louise Nevelson, and more.

Sunday Farmers Market
Garden State Plaza, Westfield; in the parking lot between Macy’s and Route 17
Sundays (through Nov. 20)
Garden State Plaza is the site of weekly Sunday farmers markets. Expect food vendors, food trucks, music, activities for kids and a car show from 9 am-2pm.

Sensory-Friendly Tours
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, Morristown
Third Saturday of the month (through December)
Families and care partners with neurodiverse children and teens can visit the historic house and explore the new garden sensory pathway through sight, sound, touch and smell.

Weekend Wine Tasting
Weekends (through Dec. 31)
Tomasello Winery, multiple locations
Plan a relaxing evening sipping wine at any of their five locations in the South Jersey region. Choose from a wide variety of award-winning wines and bubblies, accompanied by assorted cheese boards and truffles. Wine Tastings are available every day, but reservations are strongly recommended for a weekend wine tasting.

Gold in Motion
Hall des Lumières, New York
Every day, through Dec. 31
This digital art center showcases entirely new, custom-curated experiences based on the work of different world-renowned artists, starting with the debut exhibition, Gustav Klimt: Gold in Motion.

It’s not too early to start planning your Halloween activities since tickets are sure to sell out fast!