Fall New Jersey Festivals

Find a New Jersey fall festival to attend in 2019. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2019 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. Last Major Update: August
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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
FHFD Firemen’s FairThe 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.

Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival - Pilesgrove, NJ - Aug 30 to Sep 1, 2019
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.

Scandinavian Fest - Hackettstown, NJ - Sep 1, 2019
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.

Riverdale Street Fair - Riverdale, NJ - Sep 2, 2019
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 5 to Sep 8, 2019
Wildwood motorcycle bike rally. Four days to explore the countryside, enjoy the crafts, foods, carnival rides, shopping, live entertainment, rides, demonstrations, and stunt shows.

The Vampire Diaries/Officials Official Convention – Whippany - Whippany, NJ - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2019
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.

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.

Atlantic City Seafood Festival - Atlantic City, NJ - Sep 7, 2019
Family friendly event featuring all the best seafood AC has to offer. New location for 2019, Ski Beach in Ventnor

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.

Sheep & Fiber Festival - Lambertville, NJ - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2019
25th annual. 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 7, 2019
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.

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

Hope Sheds Light - Seaside Heights, NJ - Sep 7, 2019
Shed light on the disease of addiction and to provide hope and resources for recovery with this walk, starting at Hiering Avenue Beach

Vintage Automobile Club of Ocean County Annual Car Show - Seaside Heights, NJ - Sep 7, 2019
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!

Flying Fish 5k - Somerdale, NJ - Sep 7, 2019
5k with beer and family fun at Flying Fish Brewery in Somerdale, NJ.

Duffield’s Fall Food Truck and Apple Festival - Sewell, NJ - Sep 7, 2019

BVN Oktoberfest - Clark, NJ - Sep 7, 2019
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.

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

Inked Out New Jersey - Secaucus, NJ - Sep 13 to Sep 15, 2019
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 13 to Sep 15, 2019
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.

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.

Great Pumpkin Festival - Vernon Township, NJ - Sep 14 to Nov 3, 2019
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.

High Caliber Festival - Camden, NJ - Sep 14 to Sep 15, 2019
The Battleship New Jersey, docked in the Delaware River, plays host to an 18+ music festival with over 20 artists across three stages.

Fanwood Street Fair - Fanwood, NJ - Sep 15, 2019
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!

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.

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

Golden Door International Film Festival - Jersey City, NJ - Sep 19 to Sep 22, 2019
Celebrates the talent of independent filmmakers and local artists.

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.

Festival of the Sea - Point Pleasant Beach, NJ - Sep 21, 2019
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.

All About Downtown Street Fair - Jersey City, NJ - Sep 21, 2019
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.

Hopewell Harvest Fair - Hopewell, NJ - Sep 21, 2019
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.

South Jersey Wine & Food Festival - Mays Landing, NJ - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2019
A waterfront event featuring food and wine from local wineries. Held at Lake Lenape Park East.

Medford Oktoberfest - Medford, NJ - Sep 21, 2019
German food and beer, live music, and business expo

Germania Park Oktoberfest - Dover, NJ - Sep 21, 2019
Oktoberfest and Steuben Parade with live music.

Mountain Creek Oktoberfest - Vernon, NJ - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2019

Ridgefield Street Fair - Ridgefield Park, NJ - Sep 21, 2019
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 21 to Sep 22, 2019
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.

Pitman Craft Show - Pitman, NJ - Sep 21, 2019
Shop from hundreds of vendors, local food trucks, local businesses and eateries, and more!

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!

Bike MS: City to Shore - , NJ - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2019
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

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 acoustic funk rock by special musical guest The John Beacher Trio! Gourmet a la carte food offerings will be available for purchase from Bucks County-based Zest Culinary. Author Jason Wilson will be the featured guest speaker, discussing the importance of emerging wine regions and lesser-known grape varieties to the American wine industry. 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.

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

Our Lady of the Lake Oktoberfest - Verona, NJ - Sep 27 to Sep 28, 2019
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.

Supernatural Official Convention – Secaucus - Secaucus, NJ - Sep 27 to Sep 29, 2019
The stars of Supernatural, off the screen and in person, will be in town for three days of excitement, music, and fun.

Evesham Harvest Fest - Marlton, NJ - Sep 28, 2019
Over 90 handcrafters and artists plus lots of live music, food, and family fun.

German American Society of Trenton Oktoberfest - Trenton, NJ - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019
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.

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

Jackson Street Oktoberfest - Cape May, NJ - Sep 28, 2019

Oktoberfest Trenton - Trenton, NJ - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019
Live music, dancers, food and beer at the German-American Society of Trenton.

Rock the Farm - Seaside Heights, NJ - Sep 28, 2019
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 28, 2019
Two stages of live music and entertainment, pony rides and petting zoo, kids activities, wrestling ring, RC cars, and more!

Glassboro Craft Beer Festival - Glassboro, NJ - Sep 28, 2019
Live music and sampling local brews

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.

Swedesboro Day - Swedesboro, NJ - Sep 28, 2019
Dragon Run 5k, live performances on two stages, car show, historic reenactors, local vendors and more

Gloucester County 4-H Fall Fest - Mullica Hill, NJ - Sep 28, 2019

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.

Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life – New Jersey - Hazlet, NJ - Sep 28, 2019
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.

Guinness Oyster Festival - Red Bank, NJ - Sep 29, 2019
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.

A.C. Cinefest - Atlantic City, NJ - Oct 4 to Oct 6, 2019
Celebrating the art of independent moviemaking. Meet the celebrities from stage and screen up-close at this annual film festival.

Bordentown Cranberry Festival - Bordentown, NJ - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2019
30th annual. Over 145 juried artists and crafters plus live music, kid’s zone, and great food from local restaurants.

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.

Highlands Oktoberfest - Highlands, NJ - Oct 5, 2019
Free parking and admission. Beer, food, dancing and more, at Veterans Park

Smithville Oktoberfest - Smithville, NJ - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2019
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 5, 2019
Open to the public.

Chowderfest - Beach Haven, NJ - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2019
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 Schooner’s Wharf and Bay Village).

Collingswood Book Festival - Collingswood, NJ - Oct 5, 2019
Join booklovers and meet authors, browse through books and attend storytelling, workshops, panel discussions and kid friendly entertainment activities.

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.

Saddle Brook Street Fair - Saddle Brook, NJ - Oct 6, 2019
Market Street transforms into a town block party, with vendors, kiddie rides, pony rides, good, live entertainment, and more.

Deerfield Township Harvest Festival - Deerfield Twp, NJ - Oct 10 to Oct 13, 2019
Live music, major bands, family night discount, amusement rides, games, parade, fireworks, and great food. A great event with lots of family fun.

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!

Italian Street Festival - Seaside Heights, NJ - Oct 11 to Oct 13, 2019
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 11 to Oct 12, 2019
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.

Princeton Lodge Oktoberfest - Princeton, NJ - Oct 12, 2019

Hometown Harvest Fair - Highstown, NJ - Oct 12, 2019
Enjoy a day of family entertainment with over 200 craft vendors, and three stages of live music and fun.

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!

Duck Pond Oktoberfest - Demarest, NJ - Oct 12, 2019
Annual craft show and Oktoberfest with German music, German food, inflatable games and canoe rides. Event is hosted by the Demarest Nature Center.

South Jersey Pumpkin Show - Woodstown, NJ - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2019
Great pumpkin weigh-off, costume contest, pumpkin dessert contest, fall foods, live entertainment, pumpkin pageant, amusement rides and more!

Asbury Festhalle Oktoberfest - Asbury Park, NJ - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2019
Asbury Festhalle and Biergarten hosts an Oktoberfest

Dunellen HarvestFest - Dunellen, NJ - Oct 13, 2019
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 18, 2019
Proceeds from this annual Oktoberfest benefit OASIS, a haven for women and children.

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.

Oktoberfest - Hamilton, NJ - Oct 20, 2019
Combining fall activities and excitement into one fun-packed day with live entertainment, amusements, pumpkin patch, hay rides, corn maze, crafters, and vendors.

Once Upon a Time Official Convention – Whippany - Whippany, NJ - Oct 25 to Oct 27, 2019
A reunion tour for the beloved show Once Upon a Time, which wrapped up its final season in May 2018. Meet with stars from the show.

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!

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival – Edison - Edison, NJ - Nov 15 to Nov 17, 2019
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.

Past Events We know that you want current events. But we often don’t have dates for the current year. We leave those events with their link here so that you can look for the new dates yourself. We hope you don’t mind!

Oktoberfest in August - North Bergen, NJ - Aug 15, 2016
Celebrate the 141st Plattduetsche Volksfest Vereen with their annual Oktoberfest in August event at Schuetzen Park. Enjoy German foods, children’s games, a little miss beauty pageant, and their famous beer stein holding competition. Music fun is provided by the Austrian Boys and the Bavarian Dancers. Tickets are $10. The fest starts at 12:00 pm.

Resorts Casino Hotel Oktoberfest - Atlantic City, NJ - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2017

Stratford Fall Festival - Stratford, NJ - Oct 28, 2017
FREE admission & parking, food, games, rides ($10 wristband), petting zoo–FREE, face & pumpkin painting, HUGE craft/business fair, photo booth, live entertainment on 2 stages, car show and much, much more!!. 5K supporting Autism NJ begins at 9am —registration at 8am directly across the street..(Rite Aid lot 100 Warwick Rd).

Chimney Rock Inn Oktoberfest - Gillette, NJ - Sep 20, 2018
Get Oktoberfest started off with a Steinhoisting competition on 9/20, and keep it going with German food and drinks, prizes and giveaways!

Saint Peter and Paul Parish Oktoberfest - Hoboken, NJ - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2018
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.

Leonia Oktoberfest - Leonia, NJ - Sep 29, 2018
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.

Oktoberfest at the Pilsner Haus - Hoboken, NJ - Sep 29 to Oct 20, 2018
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.

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.

Oktoberfest at Ho-Ho-Kus Inn and Tavern - Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ - Oct 3 to Oct 7, 2018
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 first-ever Oktoberfest. Celebrate in the Beer Garden on the heated outdoor patio from Wednesday, Sept. 21 through Sunday, Sept. 25. 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, 201-445-4115.

Rakkasah East - Somerset, NJ - Oct 12 to Oct 14, 2018
A Middle Eastern Dance Festival held at the Ukrainian Cultural Center.  Three days of dance workshops, dance, bands, and viewing of cultural traditions.

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!

Sea Isle City Oktoberfest - Sea Isle City, NJ - Oct 20, 2018
Location: Excursion Park – JFK Blvd. & Pleasure Avenue

Street Fair / Fall Festival - New Providence, NJ - Oct 28, 2018
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.

September: Jazz it Up Wine Festival – Allaire State Park, NJ – Sept. 5-6, 2015 Ocean City Airport Festival – September 12, 2015 Crab & Craft Festival – Hancocks Bridge, NJ – (not happening in 2016) October: Heirloom Garlic Tasting Festival – Hoboken, NJ – Oct 11, 2015 Indian Summer Weekend – Ocean City, NJ – October 10-12, 2015 Chatsworth Cranberry Festival – Chatsworth, NJ – October 17-18, 2015 Scarecrow Day at Meadowlands Museum – Rutherford, NJ – October 17, 2015 On October 17, 2015, from 12-3 pm the Meadowlands Museum will be hosting the annual Scarecrow Day, an event that is plenty of fun for families, scout troops, or kids at heart. Participants will make scarecrows using a combination of hay, old clothes, and imagination! We provide all the materials needed: hay, clothes, scarecrow posts, but guests are encouraged to bring items to make their scarecrow as unique as possible, like tiaras, hats, or even a team t-shirt. Scarecrows will be first come, first serve, unless otherwise reserved ahead of time. There will be additional activities such as pumpkin painting and a scavenger hunt. Admission to the event is $15 per scarecrow, and we recommend no more than 6 people working on each scarecrow. To participate in pumpkin painting, an additional $3 per pumpkin will be charged. Light refreshments will be available. The museum is open to the public during the event, and admission is free to see the exhibits. In the case of inclement weather, Scarecrow Day will be held on the next Saturday, October 24, at the same time. The decision will be made by 11 AM, and will be posted to the website and our Facebook page. There are a limited number of spots available. Advance registration is strongly recommended. If you would like to reserve a Scarecrow ahead of time, or if you have any questions about the event, please contact Jesse Gordon, manager of exhibits and volunteers at 201-935-1175. The Meadowlands Museum is located at 91 Crane Avenue in Rutherford near the intersection of routes 3 and 17. Food-Truck-toberfest – Atlantic City, NJ – October 17-18, 2015 THE FOOD TRUCKS ARE COMING…TO WEST AC! Noon to 8 PM at Howard Johnson Hotel on 8029 Black Horse Pike. Celebrate the Start of Fall At This Gathering of Great Food Trucks and Great Local Bands for A Great Time! Craft vendors, inflated kids fun zone and more. Find other fun things to do in New Jersey this fall: Oktoberfest in New Jersey New Jersey Corn Mazes New Jersey Ghost Tours Haunted Houses in New Jersey Pumpkin Patches in New Jersey

8 thoughts on “Fall New Jersey Festivals

  1. Brenda Deming says:

    OCTOBER 4, 2014
    1:30 & 4:00 pm
    Call 973.219.5844 for ticket info

  2. Mary Narozanick says:

    Red Top Farm Market also has their annual Scarecrow Festival ! You get to build your own Scarecrow for only $20 and it includes all the makings! Great way to spend time and make memories with family and friends!

  3. Mike says:

    you missed Evesham Harvest Fest September 27 2014, thousands of people go every year. tons of food carts and great live music.

  4. Kristine Frankowski says:

    I would like to receive information on yearly festivals in New Jersey. They are never in the Burlington County Times until the next day, which intern I miss all of the festivals that are going on. I appreciate your help. Thank you

  5. Brenda Herman says:

    Big weekend at Our Lady of the Lake in Verona September 28-29th, 2018.

    Our Lady of the Lake Parish Oktoberfest in Verona, NJ is back for a 9th year! September 29, 6-11pm.
    Seasonal food, beer and live entertainment!

    Tickets available now.. http://www.ollverona.org/oktoberfest.

    Kinderfest is the kids carnival event the Friday evening before Oktoberfest under the big tent. Inflatables, carnival games, food and fun. Free Admission, tickets for rides available at the event. 4-8pm Friday September 28, 2018.

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