The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

Please make sure to call ahead before heading out to any of these venues, many spots require advanced tickets and registrations and have COVID-19 safety restrictions in place.


The Nerds Outdoor Concert
Where: Wyckoff Family YMCA, Wyckoff
When: 9/25, 6:30 PM
Bring your own chairs to see this fun NJ band live. Limited availability, advance tickets required. 


19th Century Baseball
Where: The Passaic County Arts Center at the John W. Rea House, Hawthorne
When: 9/26, 11am-5pm
The newly reopened arts center is opening with an exhibit about the Negro Leagues Baseball. 

Downtown Somerville Summer Stage Concert Series
Where: Division & Main St., Somerville
When: 9/26, 6 pm
This free outdoor concert features The Outcrops.

Harrowing History
Where: The Bordentown Historical Society, Bordentown
When: 9/26, 7pm
Storytellers will take you back in time to tell you the dark history of this city. 

Songs of Promise
Where: Centenary Stage, Hackettstown
When: 9/26, 6:30 PM 
A free outdoor gala celebration for Centenary Stage’s 35th year, with live entertainment. 

Magic Show & Dancing With Spider-man and Peppa Pig 
Where: Imagine That, Florham Park
When: 9/26, 5 PM 

The Rave-Ons
Where: Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven
When: 9/26, 7:30 PM
The outdoor venture will feature this band with ’50s and ’60s music. 

Bridgewater Grand Slam Food Truck Fest
Where: TD Bank Stadium, Bridgewater
When: 9/26, 11 AM
Enjoy live music and food from some of your fave spots, tickets required. 


An Afternoon of Colonial Handicrafts
Where: Miller-Cory House Museum, Westfield
When: 9/27, 1:30 PM
The historic farm will have outdoor demos for traditional painting, loom, vine making, and more. No hands-on activities offered. 

These fun events are happening throughout the fall season. Check their websites for available dates and times. 

Fall Fun on the Farm
Where: Argos Farm, Forked River
Pumpkin picking, corn maze, hay mountain and more.

Jack-O-Lantern Experience
Where: Skylands Stadium, Augusta
A massive Jack-O-Lantern display, plus pumpkin painting and a petting zoo.

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze
Where: Van Cortlandt Manor, Croton-On-Hudson, NY
See 7,000 pumpkins lit up at night at this annual event. Advance tickets required. 

Six Flags Hallowfest
Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson
Six Flags Great Adventure is bringing back its annual Halloween event in the form of Hallowfest. Enjoy low-scare Thrills by Day with your little ones, and spookier Chills by Night with your older kids.

Activities on the Farm
Where: Ort Farms, Long Valley
Hayrides, a pumpkin patch, a corn maze, and the animal farm will all be available for visitors.

VonThun Farms’ Socially Distanced Fall Fun
Where: VonThun Farms, Dayton and Washington
Both VonThun Farms locations offer everything from hayrides to horseshoes.

Want to stay home? You’ve got options too! 

Virtual Magic Experience with The Amazing Match 
When: 9/26, 3-4 PM
This master magician will bring his tricks, humor and more into your home virtually, and he’ll even show your budding magicians some new tricks. 

National Book Festival 
When: 9/25 – 9/27
The Library of Congress is hosting its National Book Festival. Where you can explore their collections and listen to live chats with authors.

Check our calendar for more events. 

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