Looking for some fall fun this weekend? We’ve got you covered. Check out our complete list of great events and fun things do right here in the great Garden State!

Big Joe LIVE at New Brunswick Oktoberfest

Join Big Joe Henry LIVE at the New Brunswick Oktoberfest on George Street in New Brunswick on Saturday, October 7th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Enjoy local fare, craft beer, family fun and entertainment by Mikey Erg, Experiment 34, The Do Rights, and Octopus Music School.

Date: October 7th, 2017
Location: George Street
New Brunswick, NJ,


ATLANTIC COUNTY


Oktoberfest

100 Crafters Historic Smithville's famous Oktoberfest has over 100 juried crafters, an international food court, music, kids activities, non-profit organizations and more! All of this is in addition to over 60 Shoppes, carousel ride, train ride, paddle boats, 7 eateries, and antique arcades that are already located at the Village year round!

Date: October 7th, 2017 - October 8th, 2017
Location: Historic Smithville
615 E. Moss Mill Rd., Absecon, NJ 08205


BERGEN COUNTY


Adorno Fathers Country Fair

The Friends of the Adornos will be selling their fabulous food, along with top-notch vendors and great bargains. A Crafters Corner will be made up of exhibitors displaying their hand-made items and artwork. The kids will love it because we will have a section where they can go on kiddie rides, bounces and more. We are expecting 150+ exhibitors selling everything from jewelry, clothing, sports collectibles, suncatchers, handbags & wallets, hand crafted gifts, nuts,dried fruits, giftware, tee shirts, toys, hand crafted items, collectibles & antiques, & much more! Appraiser Vic LoBue from Vic's Collector's Shop will be available to appraise your Antiques. This is a FREE service that he is performing. Come hungry because that's the best part…you can have sausage & peppers, ziti and meatballs, pizza, hot dogs, burgers, French Fries and more. Free parking, free admission, no pets PLEASE. Rain Date: 10/15

Date: October 8th, 2017
Location: Adorno Fathers
575 Darlington Ave., Ramsey, NJ 07446


BURLINGTON COUNTY


The Witches Ball

This FREE outdoor event is a one of a kind opportunity for adults to dress up and be whoever and whatever they want! Surrender yourself to the atmosphere while all around you performances blend with the patrons as the night progresses. A diverse collection of music, art and revels await those who have the inclination and imagination to take part. Costumes are encouraged. Be elaborate, be imaginative and be different. More than witches are welcome. Delve deep into the genres of Fantasy, Medieval, Renaissance, Victorian, Steampunk, Pirate, Goblin, Gothic, Horror, Carnival, Celtic and Faerie lore. This is intended to be an event for adults. Parents who bring children under 18 should be aware that some costumes may be scary or suggestive. Strollers after dark in a large crowd can be a safety hazard and we ask that you leave them at home. Anyone under 18 should be accompanied by an adult.

Date: October 7th, 2017
Location: Mill Race Village
5 Church St., Mount Holly, NJ 08060

28th Annual Cranberry Fest

One of the largest juried Arts and Crafts Market in New Jersey. Live music, Kids Zone, and Featuring the fine eats from Bordentown's Restaurant Row.

Date: October 7th, 2017 - October 8th, 2017
Location: Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown, NJ 08505


CAMDEN COUNTY


Merchantville Music Fest

Five bands, Food trucks, & BYOB! Bring a few chairs, a few friends, and a few drinks!

Date: October 7th, 2017
Location: Municipal Parking Lot
Centre St. & Park Ave., Merchantville, NJ 08109

Pumpkin Pawlooza 2017

Pumpkin Pawlooza 2017 includes all activities for both days! Passes include all day activities at Garden State Discovery Museum & Paws Discovery Farm! Pony Rides, Decorate-A-Pumpkin, Hayride, Petting Zoo, Fall Crafts, Moon Bounce, Puppy Patrol Meet & Greet, Kid Fit Obstacle Course ** Discovery Members ** Get your discounted passes for $20 when you show your membership card! October 7th & 8th, 11 am - 4 pm, $30 per person.

Date: October 7th, 2017 - October 8th, 2017
Location: Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08003


CAPE MAY COUNTY


Fall Block Party & Fireworks Spectacular

Over 400 crafters, food, vendors, music and more! Don't miss a fireworks display in the evening over the ocean. Time for fireworks is to be determined. To participate or for more information contact the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce. The Fall Block party takes place in downtown Ocean City from 5th - 14th St. on Asbury Ave. from 9 am - 5 pm.

Date: October 7th, 2017
Location: City of Ocean City
861 Asbury Ave., Ocean City, NJ 08226

Cape May's 45th Annual Victorian Weekend

The 45th annual Victorian Weekend celebrates Cape May's Victorian heritage, featuring the Historic House Tours, Murder Mystery Dinners, living history programs, renowned lecturers, workshops, performances and more. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).

Date: October 6th, 2017 - October 9th, 2017
Location: Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC)
1048 Washington St., Cape May, NJ 08204

Wildwoods Seafood and Music Festival

The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce will host a free street fair from 11 am - 8 pm on Atlantic Avenue between Wildwood and Schellenger Avenues, Wildwood. Live music, crafters, food vendors, pie eating contest & much more! Two stages of free musical entertainment. A "Kids Korner" with activities including pumpkin painting, face painting and bounces will take place from noon - 4 pm.

Date: October 7th, 2017
Location: Atlantic Ave., Wildwood, NJ 0826


CUMBERLAND COUNTY


Festival of Fine Craft

This 19th Annual Award Winning show features over 140 juried artists, indoor and outdoor craft demonstrations, hands-on family activities, wine tasting, Beer and Wine Garden, entertainment, specialty foods and the crowd favorite "Glass Pumpkin Patch" Voted 2016 Top 200 Craft Shows by Sunshine Artists.

Date: October 7th, 2017 - October 8th, 2017
Location: Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Rd., Millville, NJ 08332


ESSEX


Arts Accessible Festival

Arts Unbound in partnership with Essex Regional Educational Services Commission will host the 2nd Annual Arts Accessible Festival for children, teens and adults with disabilities and seniors. The festival will have numerous hands-on visual art activities led by Arts Unbound instructors. Games, DJ, yoga room, art contests, photo booth, etc. will be among the additional activities at the festival. The festival is free, wheelchair accessible, and open to the public. For additional information, please visit our website. 10 am - 1 pm.

Date: October 6th, 2017
Location: Essex Regional Educational Services Commission
369 Passaic Ave., Fairfield, NJ 07004


HUDSON COUNTY


2017 New Jersey VegFest

The New Jersey VegFest is New Jersey's vegan and vegetarian food festival. The festival brings together vegetarians, vegans, animal lovers and foodies for a weekend celebration of community, compassion and delicious food. This two day event features speakers, food, fashion, lifestyle products, non-profits and more. The keynote speaker on Saturday will be T. Colin Campbell and on Sunday, Gene Baur from Farm Sanctuary will be featured.

Date: October 7th, 2017 - October 8th, 2017
Location: Meadowlands Expo Center
355 Plaza Dr., Secaucus, NJ 07094


HUNTERDON COUNTY


Harvest Festival

The 14th Annual Harvest Festival and Craft Fair held on our 55 acres farmstead has FREE admission and kicks off 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. It features activities for the entire family including pony rides, face painting, prizes, petting zoo, carnival-like games, live music/DJ, refreshments and more! Visit the Officers from Hunterdon County Sheriff's Office to get a child identification card through their Child Ident-A-Kid Program, as well as other non-profit organizations dedicated to providing a service to the community such as the Sisters Network, who offer blood pressure screening and diabetes awareness. Vendors who desire to sell crafts, gently used items, books, clothing and other new or used merchandise, registrations are now being accepted. $45 table rental include a six foot table, two chairs and a free lunch. All proceeds will benefit the Good News Home.

Date: October 7th, 2017
Location: Good News Home
33 Bartles Corner Rd., Flemington, NJ 08844


MERCER COUNTY


Hometown Harvest Fair

Come celebrate our 15th year at the Hometown Harvest Fair in Hightstown New Jersey. We have a day of family fun, live music and performance, great food, fun kids rides, and a unique assortment of art, crafts, and vendors to make your Fall season memorable! For 15 years, the Hometown Harvest Fair in Hightstown, New Jersey has brought together thousands of residents, dozens of neighborhood organizations, and countless local businesses in a fun-filled celebration of our heritage and community. The festival and its associated events are designed to bring awareness to the community, to bring commerce to local business and sponsors, and to provide fun for the children. The celebration now encompasses all of our historic Business District with the addition of food trucks, live music, special attractions, and much, much more! With an eclectic mix of nostalgic flair and modern entertainment, the Hometown Harvest Fair has a little something for everyone in your family.

Date: October 7th, 2017
Location: 101 Main St., Hightstown, NJ 08520


MIDDLESEX COUNTY


35th Annual North Brunswick Heritage Day

Heritage Day is a day long festival beginning at 1 p.m. that celebrates diversity and culture through music, art, food, dancing and much MORE! There will be attractions for the kids, petting zoos and pony rides ending the day with a huge firework display! It will be fun for the whole family!

Date: October 7th, 2017
Location: North Brunswick Community Park
2051 Rt. 130, North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Dunellen HarvestFest

The perfect fall event... Crafters, food, live music, carriage rides, pumpkin decorating contest, apple pie baking contest. Free admission. Fun for all ages!

Date: October 8th, 2017
Location: Washington Park
N. Washington Ave., Dunellen, NJ 08812

HUB City Sounds: @Ciclovia, 3rd Annual Corazon Latino Festival

Enjoy the rich Latino and Caribbean culture of New Brunswick, traditional cultural dances, music and much more.

Date: October 8th, 2017
Location: Joyce Kilmer Park
143 Joyce Kilmer Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Afternoon Tea with Ulysses S. Grant

A seven course tea is served followed by a lecture by General Ulysses S. Grant. Grant will discuss his impressions during the Civil War. For the past 40 plus years, retired U.S. Marine, Ken Serfass has studied the life and times of Ulysses S. Grant. Today Ken is a sought after lecturer on all things concerning General and President Grant. Serfass, a Gettysburg resident, augments his Grant portrayals authentic apparel. 11 am - 2 pm & 3 - 6 pm. $65 per person all inclusive.

Date: October 7th, 2017
Location: One Steep At A Thyme
170 Gatzmer Ave., Jamesburg, NJ 08831


MONMOUTH COUNTY


Highlands 16th Annual Oktoberfest

The feel-good spirit of Highland's Oktoberfest is modeled on the traditional Munich, Germany Oktoberfest with an emphasis on eating, drinking and being merry while providing something for everyone. Authentic German food, live music, dancing and entertainment from 2 - 9 pm. Festivities will include a "Best-Dressed" Contest, and a "Beer Stein Holding" Contest with special prizes. There will also be a Super 50/50 drawing with 50% of the proceeds going to the lucky winner. Admission and parking for the event is free.

Date: October 7th, 2017
Location: Veteran's Park
23 Bay Ave., Highlands, NJ 07732

Keyport's 20th Annual Screamin' Country Jamboree

Put on your cowboy (or cowgirl) boots and mosey on down to Keyport’s 20th Annual Screamin’ Country Jamboree—Monmouth County’s favorite country music and food festival! The two-day event on Waterfront Park features a fireworks bonanza, food, amusement rides, games, vendors and crafters aplenty. Enjoy a beer garden, live music and plenty of entertainment—including square dancing demos and lessons, screamin’ contests and strollin’ cowboys and cowgirls performing ol’ Western spectacles for your delight. Foodies from all over flock to our yearly Chili Cook-off and Tasting, where Keyport’s finest eateries compete for your culinary pleasure. Taste and vote for your favorite to be crowned Chili Champion of Keyport.

Date: October 7th, 2017 - October 8th, 2017
Location: W. Front St., Keyport, NJ 07735

Belmar Octoberfest

Come join the fun at Octoberfest with a German Beer Garden, Food Vendors, Stein Hoisting Contest, and live music. 11 am – 5 pm. RAIN or SHINE

Date: October 8th, 2017
Location: Main St., (between 8th & 10th Ave.), Belmar, NJ 07719


MORRIS COUNTY


Annual Octoberfest

Our annual Octoberfest offers family fun, live music, and great food! Set outside in our parking lot, we have lots of tables and tents while you can listen to a fabulous band and have a selection of traditional Octoberfest foods as well as bbq favorites and a pig roast! Rain date: October 15.

Date: October 8th, 2017
Location: Long Valley Pub & Brewery
1 Fairmount Rd., Long Valley, NJ 07853


OCEAN COUNTY


Ocean County Columbus Day Parade & Italian Festival

The Italian Festival is a 3 day event on Grant Ave. It includes food, snacks, entertainment, crafts, merchandise and children's activities. The Columbus Day Parade on The Boulevard includes bands, floats, groups and organizations, mummers and antique cars. Both events feature guest performers, direct from Italy.

Date: October 6th, 2017 - October 8th, 2017
Location: Boulevard & Grant Ave., Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

3rd Annual LBI FLY International Kite Festival

The LBI FLY International Kite Festival is scheduled to take place on Columbus Day weekend, October 6 through 9, 2017. LBI Fly was organized to bring the brilliant colorful artist design kites, fun flying giant inflatable kites and the amazing show of sport kiting to our beautiful island. The first International Kite Festival in October 2015, had 32 invited kite fliers, however many more kite fliers from across the United States and Canada came to celebrate the joy of kite flying. Many of these fliers are invited guests in prestigious festivals around the world.

Date: October 6th, 2017 - October 9th, 2017
Location: Long Beach Island, Ship Bottom, NJ 08008

"Truck"erton Food Truck & Cider Fest

Celebrate fall with over a dozen food trucks serving up food, fun and live music. Vendors, family activities, decoy carving, boat building. Craft beer garden featuring hard cider - a perfect complement to fall. Wine tasting and sales by Laurita Winery.

Date: October 7th, 2017
Location: Tuckerton Seaport
120 W. Main St., Tuckerton, NJ 08087


PASSAIC COUNTY


Drop-In Veterans Resource Fair

The Museum will host a fun, engaging afternoon devoted to military veterans, their families, friends and supporters. Specially scheduled programming will include sports-related screenings, author talks, live music, games and crafts for children. A wide selection of veterans service providers will be on hand throughout the afternoon with information and resources covering a range of interest areas, including: health administration benefits administration (ie. claims, compensation) medical health resources mental health resources employment opportunities (ie. military-friendly companies, resume assistance) community, town, county & state services. Noon - 5 pm.

Date: October 7th, 2017
Location: Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center
8 Yogi Berra Dr., Little Falls, NJ 07424


SUSSEX COUNTY


Sussex County Harvest, Honey & Garlic Festival

The 8th annual Sussex County Harvest, Honey & Garlic Festival is a celebration of agritourism, ecotourism, arts and heritage. The County of Sussex, the Sussex County Beekeepers Association and the Garden State Garlic Growers are joining with the Sussex County Farm and Horse Show to showcase New Jersey's great northwest. We'll have a farmers market with Sussex County and Jersey Fresh products like fruit, veggies, flowers and wine. The Sussex County Beekeepers Assoc. will have educational displays, materials and an array of honey products. For those who love all things garlic, we'll have the Garden State Garlic Growers. The Festival will have local artisans, displays and info highlighting northern New Jersey's open spaces and history. There will be activities like pumpkin painting and crafts for the kids and vendors for adults. The Sussex County Harvest, Honey & Garlic Festival is a free, family event. We hope to see you there.

Date: October 7th, 2017
Location: Sussex County Fairgrounds
37 Plains Rd., Augusta, NJ 07822


WARREN COUNTY


5th Annual Longmeadow Farm Harvest Festival

The Annual Harvest Festival will have apple, pumpkin and raspberry picking all day with hayrides through Spook Hollow and our corn maze, The Labyrinth! We have a great variety of jams, jellies, our own honey, super sweet corn and seasonal veggies! There will be over 20 vendors, delicious food and great music. Fun for the kids of all ages including pumpkin painting, hover ball, and a fire truck to explore! The event will run from 11 am - 4 pm with a rain date of Oct. 8th.

Date: October 7th, 2017
Location: Longmeadow Farm
561 Blairstown Rd., Hope, NJ 07844

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