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 2021 dates on all festival events, including all Thanksgiving events. Some websites had not been updated at all for this year, but where a date was available or a cancellation confirmed, we've updated our listing. We'll keep looking for new events to add, and we'll be working on updating Halloween and Thanksgiving events as well. We hope you find a fantastic event near you, enjoy!
All events showing 2021 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, weather/natural disasters, or other reasons. 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!
High Caliber Festival - Camden, NJ - Aug 19 to Aug 20, 2022
The Battleship New Jersey, docked in the Delaware River, plays host to an 18+ music festival with over 20 artists across three stages.
Oasis Oktoberfest - Franklin Lakes, NJ - Oct 14, 2022
Proceeds from this annual Oktoberfest benefit OASIS, a haven for women and children.
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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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
A.C. Cinefest - Atlantic City, NJ - Oct 4 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.
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
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Annual Oktoberfest with food, beverages and activities for kids and adults.
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!
Princeton Lodge Oktoberfest - Princeton, NJ - Oct 12, 2019
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!
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.
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.
Sea Isle City Foodie Festival - Sea Isle City, NJ - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 2020
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.
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.
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.
Hopewell Harvest Fair - Hopewell, NJ - Sep 26, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: 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.
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
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Hurricane Ida tornado affected the venue
Hometown Harvest Fair - Highstown, NJ - Oct 10, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Enjoy a day of family entertainment with over 200 craft vendors, and three stages of live music and fun.
Edelweiss Passaic Oktoberfest - Pompton Lakes, NJ - Oct 17, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: 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
Fair Haven Fireman’s Fair - Fair Haven, NJ - Aug 27 to Sep 4, 2021
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.
Sea Isle City Food Truck Weekend - Sea Isle City, NJ - Aug 27 to Aug 28, 2021
Food trucks to enjoy all weekend!
Puchi Con! - Atlantic City, NJ - Aug 28 to Aug 29, 2021
An Anime, Maid Cafe & Comic Con at the Game Room Studio in Brooklyn
Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival - Pilesgrove, NJ - Sep 3 to Sep 5, 2021
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.
Heritage Weekends - Mullica Hill, NJ - Sep 4 to Oct 31, 2021
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. 21+, no children or dogs permitted
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.
Riverdale Street Fair - Riverdale, NJ - Sep 6, 2021
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.
Central Jersey Jazz Festival - Flemington, NJ - Sep 10 to Sep 12, 2021
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.
Ship Bottom Irish Festival - Ship Bottom, NJ - Sep 11, 2021
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.
Duffield’s Fall Food Truck and Apple Festival - Sewell, NJ - Sep 11, 2021
Wine on the Beach Festival - Seaside Heights, NJ - Sep 11, 2021
A dozen wineries and numerous food venus converge on South Beach at Blaine Avenue, with concerts, seminars and presentations
Wood Street Fair - Burlington, NJ - Sep 11, 2021
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.
BVN Oktoberfest - Clark, NJ - Sep 11, 2021
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.
New Jersey Taco Festival - Augusta, NJ - Sep 11, 2021
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 11 to Sep 12, 2021
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.
Flying Fish 5k - Somerdale, NJ - Sep 11, 2021
5k with beer and family fun at Flying Fish Brewery in Somerdale, NJ.
Hope Sheds Light - Seaside Heights, NJ - Sep 11, 2021
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 11 to Nov 7, 2021
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.
Septemberfest - Pennsville, NJ - Sep 11, 2021
Septemberfest is held annually on the Saturday after Labor Day at the Riverview Beach Park in Pennsville, NJ. The day begins with a parade and continues as a festival in the park, including amusement rides, musical entertainment in the gazebo, food vendors, craft vendors, exhibits, and much more! The day concludes with a fireworks display at dusk.
South Jersey Apple Fest - Bridgeton, NJ - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 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 Shoppes at Dragon Village in Bridgeton.
Vintage Automobile Club of Ocean County Annual Car Show - Seaside Heights, NJ - Sep 12, 2021
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!
Netcong Day Festival - Netcong, NJ - Sep 12, 2021
5k plus street fair and music fest. held annually for over 30 years
Morey’s Pier Oktoberfest - Wildwood, NJ - Sep 17 to Oct 10, 2021
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.
Xponential Music Festival - Camden, NJ - Sep 17 to Sep 19, 2021
The festival returns to the Camden Waterfront at Wiggins Park, and is a great opportunity to see established artists and to discover new up-and-coming bands.
Downbeach Seafood Festival - Ventnor City, NJ - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2021
Family friendly event featuring all the best seafood NJ has to offer. Formerly the Atlantic City Seafood Festival until it moved to Ski Beach in Ventnor.
Que by the Sea - Seaside Heights, NJ - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2021
All day live music, kids zone, BBQ competition and more.
Fall Family Festival - Sea Isle City, NJ - Sep 18, 2021
Two days of family friendly entertainment including a parade, antique car show, guided historical trolley tours, and more
Smithville Artwalk - Smithville, NJ - Sep 18, 2021
More than 75 artists participate in the annual Art Walk held at the Smithville Village.
Pitman Craft Show - Pitman, NJ - Sep 18, 2021
Shop from hundreds of vendors, local food trucks, local businesses and eateries, and more!
Medford Oktoberfest - Medford, NJ - Sep 18, 2021
German food and beer, live music, and business expo
Festival of the Sea - Point Pleasant Beach, NJ - Sep 18, 2021
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.
Bike MS Country Challenge - Whippany, NJ - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2021
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.
Germania Park Oktoberfest - Dover, NJ - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2021
Oktoberfest and Steuben Parade with live music.
All About Downtown Street Fair - Jersey City, NJ - Sep 18, 2021
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.
Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life – New Jersey - Hazlet, NJ - Sep 18, 2021
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.
Fannywood Day Street Fair - Fanwood, NJ - Sep 19, 2021
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 22 to Sep 26, 2021
Celebrates the talent of independent filmmakers and local artists.
Oktoberfest at Ho-Ho-Kus Inn and Tavern - Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ - Sep 22 to Sep 25, 2021
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
The Vampire Diaries/Officials Official Convention – Whippany - Whippany, NJ - Sep 24 to Sep 26, 2021
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.
Camden Community Fair - Camden, NJ - Sep 24, 2021
Free refreshments, amusements, giveaways, games and more will be available!
Smithville Italian Festival - Smithville, NJ - Sep 25, 2021
Italian music and dancing, bocce, Italian food and desserts, wine tasting, children’s activities, and more
Bike MS: City to Shore - Cherry Hill, NJ - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2021
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
Evesham Harvest Fest - Marlton, NJ - Sep 25, 2021
Over 90 handcrafters and artists plus lots of live music, food, and family fun.
Edison’s Fall Family Spectacular - Edison, NJ - Sep 25, 2021
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 25, 2021
Dragon Run 5k, live performances on two stages, car show, historic reenactors, local vendors and more
Rock the Farm - Seaside Heights, NJ - Sep 25, 2021
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.
German American Society of Trenton Oktoberfest - Trenton, NJ - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2021
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.
Riverfront Art Festival - Gloucester City, NJ - Sep 25, 2021
There will be music from over 12 bands at the Betsy Ross Pavillion overlooking the Delaware River. There will be several vendors offering fine art, crafts, woodwork, and food. There will be a professional artist doing portraits, plus henna tattoos for kids, sand art, and much more.
Oktoberfest in Cape May - Cape May, NJ - Sep 25, 2021
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.
Glassboro Craft Beer Festival - Glassboro, NJ - Sep 25, 2021
Live music and sampling local brews
Chester Lions Club Oktoberfest - Chester, NJ - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2021
For 2021, a curbside edition! Normally: 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 25, 2021
Beer garden, food court, vendors and more
Mountain Creek Oktoberfest - Vernon, NJ - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2021
Garfield Street Fair - Garfield, NJ - Sep 26, 2021
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.
Guinness Oyster Festival - Red Bank, NJ - Sep 26, 2021
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.
Leonia Oktoberfest - Leonia, NJ - Sep 26, 2021
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.
Collingswood Book Festival - Collingswood, NJ - Oct 2, 2021
Join booklovers and meet authors, browse through books and attend storytelling, workshops, panel discussions and kid friendly entertainment activities.
Highlands Oktoberfest - Highlands, NJ - Oct 2, 2021
Free parking and admission. Beer, food, dancing and more, at Veterans Park
Deutscher Club of Clark, NJ Oktoberfest - Clark, NJ - Oct 2 to Oct 3, 2021
Open to the public.
Bordentown Cranberry Festival - Bordentown, NJ - Oct 2 to Oct 3, 2021
Over 145 juried artists and crafters plus live music, kid’s zone, and great food from local restaurants.
Our Lady of the Lake Oktoberfest - Verona, NJ - Oct 2, 2021
For 2021, a Food Truck Festival with beer garden, live music, and kids games, plus more. Normally: 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.
Chowderfest - Beach Haven, NJ - Oct 2 to Oct 3, 2021
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).
Festival of Fine Craft - Millville, NJ - Oct 2 to Oct 3, 2021
125+ juried artists & craftspeople displaying and selling their works, special artist demonstrations, hands-on family art activities, a Beer & Wine Garden (21+), Glass Pumpkin Fundraiser, live music, and more
The Giant Pumpkin Carve - Woodstown, NJ - Oct 2, 2021
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!
Kindle Oktoberfest - Cape May, NJ - Oct 2, 2021
Kindle Auto Plaza’s 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
Smithville Oktoberfest - Smithville, NJ - Oct 2 to
Music, kids activities, international food court and over 100 juried crafters in addition to the year round Village activities.
Saddle Brook Street Fair - Saddle Brook, NJ - Oct 3, 2021
Market Street transforms into a town block party, with vendors, kiddie rides, pony rides, good, live entertainment, and more.
Caldwell Street Fair - Caldwell, NJ - Oct 3, 2021
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 3 to Oct 17, 2021
Join in the Halloween fun at the Whippany Railway Museum onboard “The Pumpkin Patch Train” ! The 10-mile, 45-minute round trip from Whippany to Roseland and return is the perfect way to spend a Fall afternoon with the family. Your ticket entitles you to pick your own pumpkin after the ride at their Pumpkin Patch and enjoy the seasonal fun. Ticket also includes a pumpkin decorating kit. Children of all ages are encouraged to come dressed in their Halloween costumes, where they can mingle with zombies and ghosts, helping to make the train a spooky sight!
Italian Street Festival - Seaside Heights, NJ - Oct 8 to Oct 10, 2021
Features performances from Italy, arts and crafts, lots of vendors, a Columbus Day parade on Sunday, and lots of Italian foods.
Asbury Festhalle Oktoberfest - Asbury Park, NJ - Oct 8 to Oct 10, 2021
Asbury Festhalle and Biergarten hosts an Oktoberfest
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.
Morristown Festival of Books - Morristown, NJ - Oct 9, 2021
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.
Duck Pond Oktoberfest - Demarest, NJ - Oct 9, 2021
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 9 to Oct 10, 2021
This festival has a full schedule for both days of music, games and food.
Paw Prints 5K - Eastampton Township, NJ - Oct 10, 2021
Off-road 5k through Smithville Park, with a 1 mile fun trail walk and a fundraiser for Burlington County Animal Shelter.
Dunellen HarvestFest - Dunellen, NJ - Oct 10, 2021
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.
Deerfield Township Harvest Festival - Deerfield Twp, NJ - Oct 10 to Oct 12, 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.
Camden County Fair - Blackwood, NJ - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2021
Check out 4H exhibits, pony rides, live entertainment, rides and more, with free admission and free parking!
Gloucester Township Food and Craft Beer Festival - Blackwood, NJ - Oct 16, 2021
Over 20 food trucks will be set up, and a beer garden at the Gloucester Township Library, plus live music. Free admission!
Oktoberfest - Hamilton, NJ - Oct 17, 2021
Combining fall activities and excitement into one fun-packed day with live entertainment, amusements, pumpkin patch, hay rides, corn maze, crafters, and vendors.
Great Fall Festival and Walkathon - Englewood, NJ - Oct 24, 2021
The Great Fall Festival celebrates autumn with seasonal activities on the beautiful grounds of Flat Rock Brook. This festival is free for members and includes delicious barbecue, live music, and activities. There are games, crafts and pumpkin painting for children. Education staff leads activities to keep kids busy and having fun! Live bluegrass music entertains the whole family throughout the festival.
New Providence Street Fair / Fall Festival - New Providence, NJ - Oct 24, 2021
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.
Ridgefield Park Street Fair - Ridgefield Park, NJ - Oct 30, 2021
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.
Mercer County Turkey Trot - West Windsor, NJ - Nov 20 to Nov 28, 2021
Virtual foe 2021
Marlton Turkey Trot - Marlton, NJ - Nov 25, 2021
Moorestown Turkey Trot - Moorestown, NJ - Nov 25, 2021
Enjoy a run on Thanksgiving morning around the Moorestown High School Cross Country course
Medford Lakes Colony Turkey Trot 5k - Medford Lakes, NJ - Nov 25, 2021
Wenonah Turkey Trot and Drumstick Dash - Wenonah, NJ - Nov 26, 2021
The Wenonah Turkey Trot is run on the local tree-lined roads of historic Wenonah, NJ. It is 5k (3.1 miles) long with a 1 mile walking course included.
Jolly Holly 5K and Millville Christmas Parade - Millville, NJ - Nov 26, 2021
Get into the holiday spirit at the annual Jolly Holly Run! Grab some friends and family, lace up your sneakers, and get active. Whether you run the 5k or the 1-mile fun run, it will definitely be a great time for everyone! After the race, grab some hot chocolate and stay and watch the annual Millville Christmas Parade!
Born to Run 5 Mile - Freehold, NJ - Nov 26, 2021
35th Annual Born to Run 5 Mile Race begins in Downtown Freehold, through quiet neighborhoods, around Lake Topanemus to finish back in town. Proceeds from the race benefit Freehold Open Door Food Pantry
Haddon Township Turkey Trot 5k - Westmont, NJ - Nov 27, 2021
East Greenwich Turkey Trot - Mickleton, NJ - Nov 27, 2021
East Greenwich Home and School Association’s Turkey Trot 5K Run/ 1 mile Walk and 1mile Fun Run
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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