Find a New Jersey fall festival to attend in 2021. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2021 has things to do across New Jersey including activities in Newark, Toms River, Camden and Atlantic City. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more.
At this point we have checked for 2020 dates on all events. Some websites were still holding off on releasing a date, whereas other websites had not been updated at all for this year.
All events showing 2020 dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made by the organizers after publication here, due to COVID-19. We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!
Deerfield Township Harvest Festival - Deerfield Twp, NJ - Jan 1, 2021
Taking a break for 2020, expected to return in 2021. Normally: Live music, major bands, family night discount, amusement rides, games, parade, fireworks, and great food. A great event with lots of family fun.
Garfield Street Fair - Garfield, NJ - Jan 1 to Sep 29, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: Midland Ave. will be transformed into a giant town block party. There will all kinds of fun stuff to do. Live entertainment, food, vendors, handcrafted vendors and more. For the kids, there will be kiddie rides, climbing wall, pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, sand art & temporary tattoos and so much more.
Smithville Italian Festival - Smithville, NJ - Jan 1 to Sep 26, 2020
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: Italian music and dancing, bocce, Italian food and desserts, wine tasting, children’s activities, and more
Vintage Automobile Club of Ocean County Annual Car Show - Seaside Heights, NJ - Jan 1 to Sep 13, 2020
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: All cars that are at least 25 years old are welcome for judging. Over eighty trophies will be awarded! Proceeds benefit various local organizations. Sponsored by the Vintage Automobile Club of Ocean County. Free admission for spectators!
Oktoberfest - Hamilton, NJ - Jan 1 to Oct 18, 2020
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: Combining fall activities and excitement into one fun-packed day with live entertainment, amusements, pumpkin patch, hay rides, corn maze, crafters, and vendors.
A.C. Cinefest - Atlantic City, NJ - Jan 1 to Oct 6, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: Celebrating the art of independent moviemaking. Meet the celebrities from stage and screen up-close at this annual film festival.
Puchi Con! - Atlantic City, NJ - Aug 28 to Aug 29, 2021
An Anime, Maid Cafe & Comic Con at the Game Room Studio in Brooklyn
South Jersey Apple Fest - Millville, NJ - Sep 4 to Sep 5, 2021
A newer event from the organizers of the South Jersey Pumpkin Show, this event is all about apples, with artists and craftsmen, pageants, live bands, apple butter making, vendors, home show, apple toss, contests, hayrides, food and more! Held at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds.
Scandinavian Fest - Hackettstown, NJ - Sep 5, 2021
An outdoor entertainment covered event celebrating the music, food, crafts, arts, traditions of the Nordic countries of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Possibly the largest Nordic event in North America.
South Jersey Pumpkin Show - Woodstown, NJ - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2021
Great pumpkin weigh-off, costume contest, pumpkin dessert contest, fall foods, live entertainment, pumpkin pageant, amusement rides and more! Held at the Salem County Fairgrounds. The organizers also host the South Jersey Apple Fest in September.
ChristmasCon - Edison, NJ - Dec 10 to Dec 12, 2021
Christmas Con is a first of its kind convention – think Comic Con meets small town Holiday Festival. Stroll through their Christmas Market, where you can buy one of a kind holiday gifts, handmade decorations and festive Holiday treats, all by local artisans. Town Square welcomes you with Santa himself under a big Christmas Tree. From there, head to the booths of amazing Celebrity Guests (whom you’ll recognize from your favorite movies on networks like Hallmark) for autographs and selfies (and dont forget to grab your photo with Santa too!). Each Celebrity Guest will also offer professional photo ops (schedule and sales coming soon) and a Q&A panel (schedule coming soon) where they will be taking questions from the audience. Break out your holiday best for the ugly sweater contest. Lastly, but most importantly, in the spirit of the season they will be collecting for Toys for Tots. So bring a toy and help give a better Christmas to so many children this year.
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Grand Harvest Wine and Music Festival - Hackettstown, NJ - Sep 30, 2018
Rutherford Hall is filled once more with music and food, craft and merchandise vendors, and several local wineries who are offering samples, and bottles for purchase. Free shuttle from parking at Panther Valley Mall.
Roebling Museum’s Oktoberfest - Roebling, NJ - Oct 13, 2018
2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Beer Garden featuring craft beer, South Jersey Pops Ocktoberfest Band, Dave Burr on Accordion, Food Trucks and Bacon Bread. Admission is $8 in advance and $10 at the gate. Cup reservations will also be made available on line for additional fee. VALID I.D. REQUIRED!
Superhero Glow Run - Jackson, NJ - Aug 17, 2019
Run an almost 5k through Six Flags Great Adventure at night while covered in UV glow powder, and represent one of the top DC superheroes as you run, walk, or boogey through the park, with a cape for every runner!
Fair Haven Fireman’s Fair - Fair Haven, NJ - Aug 23 to Aug 31, 2019
The annual Fair Haven Fire Company Firemen’s Fair is the largest firemen’s fair in New Jersey and is the second largest fair of any kind in the state. Today’s Fair is an exciting family activity that attracts people of all ages from throughout New Jersey. The firehouse grounds are transformed into blazing lights, sounds and activities, including rides like the Zipper, Rainbow, Wipeout, and a large ferris wheel. There’s also a merry-go-round, train and other rides tailored for the kids.
Ship Bottom Irish Festival - Ship Bottom, NJ - Sep 7, 2019
A tradition in the area with a 5k run, Irish music, food, crafts, vendors and traditions. Held at Manahawkin Lake Park, 10th and Shore Avenue.
New Jersey Taco Festival - Augusta, NJ - Sep 7, 2019
Annual celebration featuring tacos and margaritas. Lots of live music on stages, pepper and taco eating contests. Held at Sussex County Fairgrounds from 10am – 8pm.
Wine on the Beach Festival - Seaside Heights, NJ - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2019
A dozen wineries and numerous food venus converge on South Beach at Blaine Avenue, with concerts, seminars and presentations
Duffield’s Fall Food Truck and Apple Festival - Sewell, NJ - Sep 7, 2019
Craft Beerfest - Atlantic City, NJ - Sep 7, 2019
Receive a complimentary souvenir sampling glass to try more than 80 different craft beers from around the country with local and regional breweries.
Netcong Day Festival - Netcong, NJ - Sep 8, 2019
5k (sign-up available on “Buy Tickets” link above, plus street fair and music fest. held annually for over 30 years
Outlaw Music Festival - Camden, NJ - Sep 13, 2019
Great music lineup at the Mann, with Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raittand more.
Country Music and BBQ Fest - Seaside Heights, NJ - Sep 13 to Sep 14, 2019
All day live music, kids zone, BBQ competition and more.
West Windsor Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival - Princeton, NJ - Sep 15, 2019
Food trucks, beer and wine tent, activities for the kids, live music, craft vendors, Alien Parade for people and pets
Elmwood Hills Family Fun Day - Blackwood, NJ - Sep 15, 2019
Fun for the whole family including games, bounce house, face painting, petting zoo, food & more.
Chimney Rock Inn Oktoberfest - Gillette, NJ - Sep 19 to Oct 13, 2019
Get Oktoberfest started off with a Steinhoisting competition, and keep it going with German food and drinks, prizes and giveaways! The Oktoberfest menu will be available at all three Chimney Rock Inn locations (Gillette, Bridgewater and Flemington) although the outdoor beer garden and live music will only be at the Gillette location on select days.
Morey’s Pier Oktoberfest - Wildwood, NJ - Sep 20 to Oct 13, 2019
Morey’s Piers brings a taste of Oktoberfest to the Wildwoods boardwalk with special German themed menus, an outdoor “biergarten,” live entertainment, amusement rides, a kids “Rootbier Garten” activity area and much more. A kid’s zone with a “Rootbier Garten” will be set-up near the Wave Swinger and kids can enjoy a variety of activities including a pumpkin and cookie decorating station. Wristband holders 12 years old and under will receive a free souvenir root beer cup with first fill free. Prices per kid activity vary. This event takes place annually on weekends in late September and October.
Oktoberfest at the Pilsner Haus - Hoboken, NJ - Sep 21 to Oct 13, 2019
Annual keg tapping followed by weeks of pork shank and pig roasts, Oktoberfest drafts, live music, and more. Fridays and Saturdays only. Entrance is on 15th Street between Grand and Adams.
Mountain Creek Oktoberfest - Vernon, NJ - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2019
Camden County Fair - Blackwood, NJ - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2019
Check out 4H exhibits, pony rides, live entertainment, rides and more, with free admission and free parking!
Heritage Weekends - Mullica Hill, NJ - Sep 21 to Oct 27, 2019
Enjoy wine by the bottle, glass or flight in their outdoor seating area. Every weekend they will have live music from 12pm – 5pm. Enjoy food from food trucks. They will be offering apple and pumpkin picking as well as their hayrides around the vineyard.
Heritage Wine Festival - Mullica Hill, NJ - Sep 22, 2019
Join the Winemakers Co-Op for an afternoon in the countryside of Hunterdon County and taste some of the top estate-grown wines of New Jersey. This event will feature live music. Gourmet a la carte food offerings will be available for purchase. Meet the winemakers and proprietors of the five Co-Op wineries and taste over 40 wines that adhere to their strict quality standards. All wines poured at this event will be 100% New Jersey-grown from the classic vinifera grapes of Europe and dry in style.
Oktoberfest at Ho-Ho-Kus Inn and Tavern - Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ - Sep 25 to Sep 28, 2019
The proprietors of the historic Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern are ready to tap the kegs, raise their steins and shout PROST at the 1790-landmark’s Oktoberfest. Celebrate in the beer garden on the heated outdoor patio. Daily Oktoberfest brew specials, full menu of traditional German fare, music, giveaways and more. No reservations required. Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern, 1 East Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ
Saint Peter and Paul Parish Oktoberfest - Hoboken, NJ - Sep 27 to Sep 28, 2019
Plan on celebrating with family and friends as Ss Peter and Paul teams up with Hoboken Catholic Academy for Hoboken Family Oktoberfest. Enjoy traditional Oktoberfest fare from bratwurst to strudel, along with some other great festival favorites. It wouldn’t be Oktoberfest without some seasonal ice-cold brews, so raise a glass in toasting some delicious Oktoberfest drafts in our Biergarten located inside the Ss Peter and Paul parking lot. The fun does not stop there! Enjoy live music performed by “Nobody’s Sheriff” and take the gang on a trip through our kid’s village across the street at Stevens Park. From bouncy castles to basketball, there is surely something for everyone. Location: 404 Hudson St., Hoboken, NJ.
Mercer County Italian American Festival - Columbus, NJ - Sep 27 to Sep 29, 2019
Held at the Mercer County Park. Live entertainment plus lot of Italian American traditions and fun. A food piazza, markets, crafts, bocce, cultural theater, dining and dance tents, carnival rides, and more
Chester Lions Club Oktoberfest - Chester, NJ - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019
The Chester Lions Club will host its annual Oktoberfest charity fundraiser from noon to 8 PM. Enjoy authentic German food, beer, dancing, live entertainment and a 50/50 raffle at Chubb Park on Route 24 in Chester, NJ. The Oktoberfest is a family friendly event with entertainment, pony rides, games and live music for kids. Children under 12 are free. Admission is $7 for adults. All proceeds from the event will be donated to various charities. Location: Chubb Park, Route 24 West in Chester, NJ, 07930
Leonia Oktoberfest - Leonia, NJ - Sep 28, 2019
Annual Oktoberfest sponsored by the Rotary Club of The Palisades to support the Weekend Snack Pack Program at local schools. This is a family friendly event with food and drink, kids activities, and German competitions.
Jackson Street Oktoberfest - Cape May, NJ - Sep 28, 2019
Oktoberfest in Cape May - Cape May, NJ - Sep 28, 2019
Celebrate the famous Bavarian tradition in Cape May the festival will be located on Carpenter Lane between Ocean & Perry and continue down Jackson Street to Beach Ave. as it is transformed into a German promenade with authentic music and food. Visit the Beer Gardens and Food Courts browse the artisans tables selling crafts, antiques and collectibles.
Wizard World Harvest - Flemington, NJ - Sep 28, 2019
$5 per person gets you into Readington River farm’s barn for thie wizards and witches themed event. Get sorted into your wizarding school house, go geocaching, learn to make potions and say spells, plus regular farm fun like corn maze, hayrides, craft vendors, and food.
Paw Prints 5K - Eastampton Township, NJ - Sep 28, 2019
Off-road 5k through Smithville Park, with a 1 mile fun trail walk and a fundraiser for Burlington County Animal Shelter.
Glassboro Craft Beer Festival - Glassboro, NJ - Sep 28, 2019
Live music and sampling local brews
The Giant Pumpkin Carve - Woodstown, NJ - Oct 5, 2019
Meals on Wheels holds this annual fundraising event at the Salem County Fairgrounds. Event has lots of activities including high school and amateur artists who carve giant pumpkins. It attracts about 4,000 people each year and offers a pumpkin light show, free hayrides, kids crafts, straw maze, music and more family fun. Enjoy food trucks and farmer’s market too!
Ales ‘N Tails Oktoberfest - West Orange, NJ - Oct 5, 2019
The Essex County Turtle Back Zoo will host Ales ‘N Tails, a festive evening benefitting the Essex County Parks Foundation. Enjoy the live oompah band and sample dozens of seasonal brews from around the corner and around the world, plus samples of wines and spirits!
Quakertown Fire Company Oktoberfest - Pittstown, NJ - Oct 5, 2019
Annual Oktoberfest with food, beverages and activities for kids and adults.
Kindle Oktoberfest - Cape May, NJ - Oct 5, 2019
Kindle Auto Plaza’s 1st Annual Oktoberfest benefiting the Hero Campaign. This is a family-friendly event from 12 pm-8 pm with rides, food, games, beer, live entertainment and more! Rain or shine event
Caldwell Street Fair - Caldwell, NJ - Oct 6, 2019
Always on the first Sunday in October this event features great rides, beer garden, live band, great entertainment, quality arts and crafts, and delicious ethnic and regional food. Festival starts at noon.
Pumpkin Festival - Whippany, NJ - Oct 6, 2019
Held at Whippany Railway Museum, this annual event features train rides and a Halloween crafts/vendor fair.
Freedom Center for Wildlife Oktoberfest - Somerdale, NJ - Oct 11, 2019
Come on down to the Flying Fish Brewing Co for an Oktoberfest fundraiser benefiting the Freedom Center for Wildlife! This annual event includes a generous platter of authenic German food and two craft beers for each ticket holder, along with free brewery tours, a silent auction, and an opportunity to meet some of the Animal Ambassadors! Don’t miss out on this fun way to support FCW in their mission to increase public knowledge and appreciation towards the conservation, protection, and preservation of native New Jersey habitats and animals!
Asbury Festhalle Oktoberfest - Asbury Park, NJ - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2019
Asbury Festhalle and Biergarten hosts an Oktoberfest
New Jersey’s Best Oktoberfest and Vendor Fair - Warren, NJ - Oct 12, 2019
Hearty German & American foods available for purchase. Don’t forget that cold German beer to wet your whistle! There will also be live music, activities for the kids, vendors for shopping, and fun for everyone!
Princeton Lodge Oktoberfest - Princeton, NJ - Oct 12, 2019
Annual HARVEST Celebration - Chester, NJ - Oct 19 to Oct 20, 2019
Free 2 day event in Historic Downtown Chester. Features Chester Food Fest plus antique apple press and blacksmith demonstrations, clows, antique car show, pumpkin painting and carving, face painting, and live music.
Gloucester Township Food and Craft Beer Festival - Blackwood, NJ - Oct 26, 2019
Over 20 food trucks will be set up, and a beer garden at the Gloucester Township Library, plus live music. Free admission!
High Caliber Festival - Camden, NJ - Aug 21 to Aug 23, 2020
The Battleship New Jersey, docked in the Delaware River, plays host to an 18+ music festival with over 20 artists across three stages.
Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival - Pilesgrove, NJ - Sep 4 to Sep 6, 2020
A musical event with multiple stages and great bluegrass music. Unique event features jam sessions and a kid’s academy with music instruction workshops. Also dance and clogging instruction.
Riverdale Street Fair - Riverdale, NJ - Sep 7, 2020
Annual Labor Day street fair featuring live stage entertainment, kiddie rides, climbing wall, face painting, open air cafes with food, shopping, crafts, art and fun for the whole family. Held on the Newark-Pompton Turnpike.
Roar to the Shore - Wildwood, NJ - Sep 10 to Sep 13, 2020
Wildwood motorcycle bike rally. Four days to explore the countryside, enjoy the crafts, foods, carnival rides, shopping, live entertainment, rides, demonstrations, and stunt shows.
Inked Out New Jersey - Secaucus, NJ - Sep 11 to Sep 13, 2020
Enjoy hundreds of tattoo artists plus food, drink and msuic in the cool indoors of the Meadowlands Expo Center. This is one of the largest tattoo conventions on the East Coast each year.
Central Jersey Jazz Festival - Flemington, NJ - Sep 11 to Sep 13, 2020
The Central Jersey Jazz Fest is a full weekend of free live Jazz performances in 3 different venues: Friday at the County Courthose in Flemington from 6pm-10pm; Saturday on George St in downtown New Brunswick from 1pm-6pm, and, the highlight of the weekend, on the Somerset County Court House Lawn, Sunday from 1:30pm-6pm.
Sea Isle City Foodie Festival - Sea Isle City, NJ - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 2020
Atlantic City Seafood Festival - Ventnor City, NJ - Sep 12, 2020
Family friendly event featuring all the best seafood AC has to offer. New location for 2019, Ski Beach in Ventnor
Sheep & Fiber Festival - Lambertville, NJ - Sep 12 to Sep 13, 2020
A large animal show with four show stage buildings. Include various sheep contests and judging, plus demonstrations of spinning, weaving, and more. Great fun for adults and children of all ages.
Wood Street Fair - Burlington, NJ - Sep 12, 2020
Over 25,000 visit this annual event featuring 175+ artisans and crafters. Tour fine historic homes, enjoy live music, food, collectibles, art and family fun. Plenty of good foods including Gingerbread, Pumpkin, and Blueberry.
Flying Fish 5k - Somerdale, NJ - Sep 12, 2020
5k with beer and family fun at Flying Fish Brewery in Somerdale, NJ.
BVN Oktoberfest - Clark, NJ - Sep 12, 2020
Open to the public at the Deutscher Club in Clark, with authentic bench seating, Schuhplattlers (traditional Bavarian dancers), oompah music, and German food and drink.
Bike MS Country Challenge - Whippany, NJ - Sep 12 to Sep 13, 2020
Bike MS is more than a ride. It’s an experience grounded in camaraderie and marked by passion, inspiration, determination and pure enjoyment. It will be an experience you’ll never forget, shared with new friends and old.
Hope Sheds Light - Seaside Heights, NJ - Sep 12, 2020
Going virtual for 2020! Normally: Shed light on the disease of addiction and to provide hope and resources for recovery with this walk, starting at Hiering Avenue Beach
Great Pumpkin Festival - Vernon Township, NJ - Sep 12 to Nov 8, 2020
Heaven Hill Farm has fun for your weekends, including over 30 activities like a pumpkin patch corn maze, arts & crafts, carnival rides, & more! Free parking.
Fanwood Street Fair - Fanwood, NJ - Sep 13, 2020
So much more than a street fair, the Fanny Wood Day will host a wide array of activities including a car show, scavender hunt, family zumba class, pancake eating contest, and a Kids Zone with a trackless train, petting zoo, pony rides, and more!
Golden Door International Film Festival - Jersey City, NJ - Sep 17 to Sep 22, 2020
Celebrates the talent of independent filmmakers and local artists.
Festival of the Sea - Point Pleasant Beach, NJ - Sep 19, 2020
The Festival of the Sea has been one of Point Pleasant Beach’s premier event for more than 40 years. The seafood festival is held downtown on both Arnold and Bay Avenues. Local restaurants and vendors provide the large crowds with delicacies such as crab cakes, shrimp skewers, paella, soups and bisque’s, lobster, and other seafood items. Don’t like seafood? No problem, there are plenty of other varieties of food to sample! They also have hundreds of craft vendors featuring hard to find and unique items. For entertainment, there is a stage set up on that plays host to local musicians and other acts. The festival begins in the shopping district between Rt 35 South and Rt. 35 North and goes all the way down to the Point Pleasant Boro border.
Medford Oktoberfest - Medford, NJ - Sep 19, 2020
German food and beer, live music, and business expo
Ridgefield Street Fair - Ridgefield Park, NJ - Sep 19, 2020
This giant town block party, on Main Street between Cedar & Park, will be held from 10am-5pm. Over 100 retail vendors, merchants and crafters, plus a kids zone, climbing wall, face painting, petting zoo, DJ, and more. Enjoy foot at the local restaurants along the street fair route.
WineFestNJ - Shamong, NJ - Sep 19 to Sep 20, 2020
Enjoy the best of Valenzano Winery wines and 10 other wineries, food trucks, 4 stages of music and entertainment, crafters & vendors, and more. Limited ticket sales to help prevent long lines, with no tickets sold at the door.
Smithville Artwalk - Smithville, NJ - Sep 19, 2020
More than 75 artists participate in the annual Art Walk held at the Smithville Village.
Fall Family Festival - Sea Isle City, NJ - Sep 19 to Sep 20, 2020
Two days of family friendly entertainment including a parade, antique car show, guided historical trolley tours, and more
Pitman Craft Show - Pitman, NJ - Sep 19, 2020
Shop from hundreds of vendors, local food trucks, local businesses and eateries, and more!
South Jersey Wine & Food Festival - Mays Landing, NJ - Sep 19 to Sep 20, 2020
A waterfront event featuring food and wine from local wineries. Held at Lake Lenape Park East.
Germania Park Oktoberfest - Dover, NJ - Sep 19 to Sep 20, 2020
Oktoberfest and Steuben Parade with live music.
Supernatural Official Convention – Secaucus - New Brunswick, NJ - Sep 25 to Sep 27, 2020
The stars of Supernatural, off the screen and in person, will be in town for three days of excitement, music, and fun.
Irish Festival - Sea Isle City, NJ - Sep 25 to Sep 27, 2020
This yearly Celtic celebration will feature live Irish music, dancing, an Irish Vendors Market, great food and countless festival-goers wearing the green.
All About Downtown Street Fair - Jersey City, NJ - Sep 26, 2020
Join 30,000 visitors to downtown Jersey City for this one day street fair featuring Food Trucks, art work, jewelry, crafts, and hundreds of vendors. Enjoy live entertainment and music. Since 2011.
Evesham Harvest Fest - Marlton, NJ - Sep 26, 2020
Over 90 handcrafters and artists plus lots of live music, food, and family fun.
Hopewell Harvest Fair - Hopewell, NJ - Sep 26, 2020
Features hay rides, pony rides, petting zoo, children’s games, food vendors and lots of farmers and their products. Also plenty of contests like a bake-off, vegetable, kids art, photography, and dogs. This event also works to provide the proceeds as grants to local nonprofits, and has donated over $200,000 to dozens of local groups.
German American Society of Trenton Oktoberfest - Trenton, NJ - Sep 26, 2020
The German-American Society is proud to present Mercer County’s largest German event. Annual Oktoberfest with traditional beer festival featuring beers by Samuel Adams as well as many German beers! With music, a pig roast, traditional German food, vendors and crafts, bounce castles, kid activities and family fun including a stein holding competition. $5 admission, children 12 & under free and individuals in full traditional German attire get in free! Part of the proceeds benefit the Jeremy Fund.
Rock the Farm - Seaside Heights, NJ - Sep 26, 2020
This family friendly event features incredible music all day long, food trucks, beer & wine garden, KidZone, and so much more. This day will feature the world’s top tribute bands covering a variety of everyone’s favorite music.
Edison’s Fall Family Spectacular - Edison, NJ - Sep 26, 2020
Two stages of live music and entertainment, pony rides and petting zoo, kids activities, wrestling ring, RC cars, and more!
Swedesboro Day - Swedesboro, NJ - Sep 26, 2020
Dragon Run 5k, live performances on two stages, car show, historic reenactors, local vendors and more
Guinness Oyster Festival - Red Bank, NJ - Sep 27, 2020
A street festival featuring live music on two stages and local restaurant food booths with a wide variety of food options such as lobster rolls, filet mignon sandwiches, mini-ruben’s, friend and raw oysters and of course plenty of Guinnes beers. Family friendly event with lots of vendors and activities for the kids.
Our Lady of the Lake Oktoberfest - Verona, NJ - Oct 2 to Oct 11, 2020
Annual Oktoberfest under the grand tent in the OLL parking lot. Authentic German food, beer, wine, and live music. Festivities begin with ceremonial beer keg tapping. Advance tickets are $65 per person. Kinderfest under the tents in the Montrose Avenue parking lot is free but tickets are required for certain rides, games and crafts.
The Vampire Diaries/Officials Official Convention – Whippany - Whippany, NJ - Oct 2 to Oct 4, 2020
The stars of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, off the screen and in person, will be in town for three days of excitement, music, and fun.
Bordentown Cranberry Festival - Bordentown, NJ - Oct 3 to Oct 4, 2020
Over 145 juried artists and crafters plus live music, kid’s zone, and great food from local restaurants.
Highlands Oktoberfest - Highlands, NJ - Oct 3, 2020
Free parking and admission. Beer, food, dancing and more, at Veterans Park
Smithville Oktoberfest - Smithville, NJ - Oct 3 to Oct 4, 2020
Music, kids activities, international food court and over 100 juried crafters in addition to the year round Village activities.
Deutscher Club of Clark, NJ Oktoberfest - Clark, NJ - Oct 3, 2020
Open to the public.
Chowderfest - Beach Haven, NJ - Oct 3 to Oct 4, 2020
Saturday Merchants Mart features blow-out bargains from dozens of Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members. Enjoy live music, specialty foods, and cold beer, and special activities for the kids. Merchants Mart is a free event that goes on rain or shine. Sunday is the Chowder Cook Off Classic, a ticketed event at the Taylor Avenue ball field, Ninth Street and Taylor Avenue in Beach Haven (across from Schooners Wharf and Bay Village).
Bike MS: City to Shore - , NJ - Oct 3, 2020
Two day event, with route options from 25-180 miles for all cyclists, takes you through South Jersey, with a family friendly afterparty in Ocean City, benefiting MS research
Collingswood Book Festival - Collingswood, NJ - Oct 3, 2020
Join booklovers and meet authors, browse through books and attend storytelling, workshops, panel discussions and kid friendly entertainment activities.
Italian Day - Sea Isle City, NJ - Oct 3, 2020
Festival-goers will enjoy an Italian Vendors Market with craft and specialty merchandise, delicious Italian delicacies and plenty of live entertainment including a parade.
Gloucester County 4-H Fall Fest - Mullica Hill, NJ - Oct 3, 2020
Saddle Brook Street Fair - Saddle Brook, NJ - Oct 4, 2020
Market Street transforms into a town block party, with vendors, kiddie rides, pony rides, good, live entertainment, and more.
Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life – New Jersey - Hazlet, NJ - Oct 4, 2020
Going virtual for 2020. Normally: CF Cycle for Life is a fully-supported ride with different route options. From breakfast to the cycle post party, you can enjoy fully stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, bike mechanics for bicycle maintenance and repair, ride marshals to cheer you along the way and plenty of support vehicles to help you complete the ride. This unique event empowers participants to take action and demonstrate their fight in finding a cure for cystic fibrosis in a tangible, emotional and powerful way.
Italian Street Festival - Seaside Heights, NJ - Oct 9 to Oct 11, 2020
Features performances from Italy, arts and crafts, lots of vendors, a Columbus Day parade on Sunday, and lots of Italian foods.
Morristown Festival of Books - Morristown, NJ - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2020
Annual event. Come hear over 30 authors speak about their latest books at venues around Morristown. This festival is for everyone, of all ages and reading interests. Held at several historic venues include the Vail Mansion, local churchs, and the Morristown and Morris Township Libraries.
Hometown Harvest Fair - Highstown, NJ - Oct 10, 2020
Enjoy a day of family entertainment with over 200 craft vendors, and three stages of live music and fun.
Duck Pond Oktoberfest - Demarest, NJ - Oct 10, 2020
Annual craft show and Oktoberfest with German music, German food, inflatable games and canoe rides. Event is hosted by the Demarest Nature Center.
Smithville Irish Festival - Smithville, NJ - Oct 10 to Oct 11, 2020
This festival has a full schedule for both days of music, games and food.
Dunellen HarvestFest - Dunellen, NJ - Oct 11, 2020
Fun for all ages with free admission for live music, dancing, crafts, kids activities, a scarecrow contest, apple pie contest, carriage rides and so much more. This is an annual event held rain or shine at the Washington Memorial Park from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Enter your child in the children’s art contest.
Oasis Oktoberfest - Franklin Lakes, NJ - Oct 16, 2020
Proceeds from this annual Oktoberfest benefit OASIS, a haven for women and children.
Edelweiss Passaic Oktoberfest - Pompton Lakes, NJ - Oct 17, 2020
A fun filled evening of music, dancing, entertainment, food and drink. Authentic Oktoberfest Food and Beverage includes Bavarian buffet, coffee, and cake plus unlimited select German beverages and soda. Music by the Austrian Boys along with Bavarian Entertainment with Schuhplattler and Volkstanz performances. Doors open at 6:30 with dinner between 6:30 and 7:30, with music starting at 7:30. Tickets are $40 per person with ages 13 to 20 priced at $22, ages 6 to 12 at $12, and 5 and under free. A $1 per adult ticket convenience fee will apply for Paypal, debit or credit card purchases.
HarborFest - Sea Isle City, NJ - Oct 18 to Oct 17, 2020
This event will delight music lovers, shoppers, children, competitive eaters and anyone who enjoys fresh seafood. Held at Marina Park on 42nd
New Providence Street Fair / Fall Festival - New Providence, NJ - Oct 25, 2020
A giant town block party with kiddie rides, climbing wall, petting zoo, live band entertainment and music all day long, karate demonstrations, and dances. Enjoy food at open air cafes, plus hot dogs, ice cream, sausage and lots more fun.
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival – Edison - Edison, NJ - Nov 13 to Nov 15, 2020
Explore artist and crafter booths at the NJ Convention and Expo Center for a weekend of artistic appreciation and entertainment for all. Enjoy over 250 top artisans displaying pottery, sculpture, glass, jewelry, furniture and art. A festival for the whole family with live music, children’s entertainment, live theater show, gourmet food and more.
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