Looking for some autumn 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 Henry Live at Carrier Clinic Walk of Hope

Join Big Joe Henry and the Jersey Prize Team as he broadcasts live from the Carrier Clinic Walk of Hope on Saturday, September 16th from 9AM-12:00 at the Carrier Clinic Campus, 252 Route 601, Belle Mead, NJ.

Date: September 16th, 2017
Location: Carrier Clinic
252 County Road 601, Belle Mead, NJ 08502

Big Joe Henry Live at 10th Annual Holiday Express Clam Bake (SOLD OUT)

Join Big Joe Henry as he broadcasts LIVE from the 10th Annual Holiday Express Clam Bake on Sunday, September 17th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at McLoone’s Pier House in Long Branch. The 2017 Clambake, honoring Darlene Love, will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, on the beach at McLoone’s Pier House. Tickets have sold out. You can still support Holiday Express by purchasing a 50/50 Raffle Ticket, bidding on the Clambake Silent Auction on-line, or making a donation.

Date: September 17th, 2017
Location: McLoone's Pier Hourse in Long Branch

Judi Franco at Pier Village

Join Judi Franco at Pier Village in Long Branch for National Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month family fun day. Check out Big Mark’s inflatable amusement rides,kid friendly games, live entertainment by the Lakehouse Music Academy ,face painting, henna artists and specialty craft vendors along with promotional companies sampling their goods. Join us for a fun-filled day to support children with cancer and blood disorders right here on Festival Plaza! To make a donation, visit The Valerie Fund website. Shop our participating retailers as they will be donating 10% of Sales between 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM on 9/17.

Date: September 17th, 2017
Location: Pier Village
1 Chelsea Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740


BERGEN COUNTY


Ridgefield Park Street Fair

Merchandise exhibitors, kiddie rides and climbing wall, kids games, face painters, amusements, temp tattoos, and more. Many local merchants and civic organizations will be participating with their event specials. Fabulous festival foods and local retuarant foods, everything from shishkabobs, kettle corn, pulled pork, sausage sandwiches to ice cream, zeppoles, funnel cakes, and Italian ices. Come eat, shop and play!

Date: September 16th, 2017
Location: Main St., Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660

Bergen Street Fest

Bergen Street Fest is a 2 day festival featuring gourmet food selections provided by food trucks; children's activities including bouncy houses, face painting and much more; live entertainment including cover bands and a local artist showcase; arts and crafts vendors and a gift basket raffle.

Date: September 16th, 2017 - September 17th, 2017
Location: Teaneck National Guard Armory
1799 Teaneck Rd., Teaneck, NJ 07666


BURLINGTON COUNTY


Medford Oktoberfest and Music Festival

Join us for one of Medford's most anticipated events! Three stages of live music, food trucks, beer tents, free admission, free parking, rain or shine. Fun for all ages! 11 am - 7 pm.

Date: September 16th, 2017
Location: Freedom Park Medford
80 Old Marlton Pk., Medford, NJ 08055

Autumn with the Animals

There will be fun for everyone at the much-anticipated Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge Autumn with the Animals festival, an annual family tradition at the Medford non-profit. Children and adults of all ages can enjoy wildlife programs, live music, nature hikes, child-friendly games, crafts, food, canoeing and much more! Tickets can be purchased on-site at the festival at a cost of $8 for Cedar Run members and $10 for all others. 11 am- 4 pm.

Date: September 17th, 2017
Location: Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
4 Sawmill Rd., Medford, NJ 08055


CAPE MAY COUNTY


Boots at the Beach Country Music Fest

Festival features country music, vendors, crafts and food on Friday from 3 - 9 pm and Saturday from 10 am - 10 pm. Admission to the festival is FREE! Friday night's "Bar Hoodang" will feature country bands and DJ's in all bars within the North Wildwood Entertainment District. On Saturday, Olde New Jersey Avenue comes alive with the sights and sounds of a country fair with vendors lining the street selling clothing, wares and all things country! Refreshments, food and live country music on an outdoor stage will take place all day long and into the night.

Date: September 15th, 2017 - September 16th, 2017
Location: Olde New Jersey Ave., North Wildwood, NJ 08260

21st Annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration

Indulge in the "restaurant capital of New Jersey." Events for those who love good food and wine; events may be attended separately. Enjoy winery tours, tastings, demonstrations, Chefs' Dine-Arounds, dinners and much more! Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). Call or visit the website for additional information.

Date: September 15th, 2017 - September 24th, 2017
Location: Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington St., Cape May, NJ 08204

Harvest Brew Fest

Taste craft beers at the Physick Estate! Celebrate the rich agricultural and cultural background of Southern New Jersey during this third annual all day event featuring local food, local produce, local beer, local wine, and local talent. Admission to the grounds is free. 10 am - 6 pm. Part of the Cape May Food & Wine Celebration sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).

Date: September 16th, 2017
Location: Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington St., Cape May, NJ 08204


CUMBERLAND COUNTY


Crabs and All That Jazz

Crabbing tournament with crab dinner 6 am - 12 Noon or crab dinner only for non-crabbers 1:30 - 6 pm, hot dogs and hamburgers and water ice available for a fee too. Destination Crab-Venger Hunt 9 am - 4 pm, music (4 bands), exhibits, displays, kids games, raffles, Chinese auction, prizes, fun for the whole family. All day Bayshore Coastal Adventure. Do as much or as little as you like. All proceeds benefit children's programs.

Date: September 16th, 2017
Location: Bayshore Discovery Center
2800 High St., Port Norris, NJ 08349


ESSEX


14th Annual OSPAC Jazz and Brew Fest

The Festival will feature performances from iconic and emerging jazz artists, a beer and wine garden and 9 hours of live music, accompanied by an array of vendors selling international cuisine and merchandise on a scenic 5.5 acres at the Oskar Schindler Center for the Performing Arts. Among the lineup are premier Pianist Bill Charlap, Oscar Perez's Afro-Cuban Fusion, trombonist Jeff Bradshaw, drummer Vince Ector and Alyson Williams, singer of the 80s blockbuster hit, "Just Call My Name." Noon - 9 pm. Admission is $10.

Date: September 16th, 2017
Location: The Oskar Schindler Center for the Performing Arts
4 Boland Dr., West Orange, NJ 07052

September Guided Hike

Fall is a time for change at the Arboretum. Spend a Sunday on a Guided Hike with the Arboretum's Teen Volunteers as they tell you about their ongoing Citizen Science Projects, how they impact conservation in our community, and how you can become a citizen scientist with the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum. Our hike will focus on Migration! Please dress for the weather and be prepared for changing trail conditions. Hikes will last about 45 minutes. Hikes depart at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm. Price: Member: $5 Non-Member: $10

Date: September 17th, 2017
Location: Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary
324 Forest Dr. S., Short Hills, NJ 07078


HUDSON COUNTY


All About Downtown

The Annual All About Downtown Street Fair is from 12 Noon - 8 pm. It will feature over a hundred vendors selling all sorts of products ranging from handmade jewelry to one of a kind art work, 10+ of the top Food Trucks in the tri-state area and all sorts of fun for the family. In 2015, this event brought over 30,000 into our downtown corridor with 2017 gearing up to be the best year yet!

Date: September 16th, 2017
Location: 170 Newark Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07306


HUNTERDON COUNTY


Central Jersey Jazz Festival

The Central Jersey Jazz Festival in Flemington is rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather conditions notification of any changes will be made by 5 pm on Friday, September 15. Click to visit this website or call for further information. The rest of the Central Jersey Jazz Festival is on Saturday, September 16th in New Brunswick, NJ and Sunday, September 17th in Somerville, NJ.

Date: September 15th, 2017
Location: The Historic County Courthouse.
Main Street, Downtown Flemington, NJ 08822


MERCER COUNTY


Palmer Square Presents JazzFeast

In its twenty sixth year, the JazzFeast event is an open-air jazz festival that swings with the joy of great music and food! Featuring performances by some of the industry's best jazz musicians and showcasing many of the area's finest restaurants, the one-day festival draws thousands of people to downtown Princeton. Free admission for music. Food vendors charge accordingly. Rain or Shine.

Date: September 17th, 2017
Location: Palmer Square - On the Green
One Palmer Square East, Princeton, NJ 08542

West Windsor Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival

Food Trucks, Beer & Wine Tent, Kids Activities, Live Music, Craft Vendors and more. This is a dog friendly event. Free parking. Come show off your classic car at the Classic Car Corral. To enter your vintage vehicle in the show, arrive at Vaughn Ave. by 10am. Event is from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Date: September 17th, 2017
Location: Princeton Junction Train Station
877 Alexander Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540

Apple Day

Join your friends and neighbors for days of fun, activities, and music for the harvest season at Terhune Orchards. Dance to the Daisy Jug Band, playing both Saturday and Sunday. Bring your appetite! Fresh apple pies, juicy roast pork, fresh apple cider and apple cider donuts are among the favorite treats. Wine tasting in the Terhune Orchards Vineyard and Winery Tasting Room. Fill your day at Terhune Orchards with your favorite farm activities - wagon rides, pony rides, face painting, pumpkin painting, make your own scarecrow and more. Terhune Orchards grows the best apples and pumpkins, so Pick-Your-Own this weekend. Our own Corn Stalk Maze and the Adventure Barn make the visit fun for the whole family. Admission to the festival area is $5, age 3 and up. No admission fee to farm store, winery or pick-your-own apples. Parking is at the farm. 10 am - 5 pm.

Date: September 16th, 2017 - September 17th, 2017
Location: Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton, NJ 08540


MIDDLESEX COUNTY


Central Jersey Jazz Festival

The Central Jersey Jazz Festival in New Brunswick is rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather conditions notification of any changes will be made by 5 pm on Friday, September 15. Click to visit this website or call for further information. The rest of the Central Jersey Jazz Festival is on Friday, September 15th in Flemington, NJ and Sunday, September 17th in Somerville, NJ.

Date: September 16th, 2017
Location: 10 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901


MONMOUTH COUNTY


13th Annual Latino Festival of Monmouth County

Featuring performances, music and food from many Latin American countries, as well as writing and art contests and entertainment for all ages. 10 am.

Date: September 16th, 2017
Location: Freehold Hall of Records Parking Lot
1 E. Main St., Freehold, NJ 07728

Annual Lakewood Lions Renaissance Faire

The Lakewood Lions Club and The Society for Creative Anachronism will host their 35th Annual Charity Renaissance Faire. It features Shane Adams, host of History Channel's Full Metal Jousting and The Knights of Valour whose jousters will compete in full combat armour. The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) will present Knights in combat, sword fighting, archery competition, soccerers, magicians, and the enchanting belly dance "Venus". On Sunday, a King and Queen of the Faire will be chosen from children ages 10 and under dressed in period costumes. This event will take place at 2 pm on the main stage. Plenty of crafters, merchants and food vendors to please every taste and thirst.

Date: September 16th, 2017 - September 17th, 2017
Location: Lakewood Pine Park
145 Country Club Dr., Lakewood, NJ 08701

Belmar Feast of San Gennaro

Get swept away in this culturally enriched festival, bringing authentic Italy to Belmar, New Jersey. Experience live music, parades, a mass and local Italian favorites throughout Main Street in Belmar. Main Street from 10th Avenue to 13th Avenue.

Date: September 16th, 2017 - September 17th, 2017
Location: Main St., Belmar, NJ 07719

New Jersey's Apple Festival

Happy Day Farm invites you to celebrate New Jersey's Apple Festival! We will have live entertainment, Balloon Maker, Timmy Town Zoo, Corn Maze, Pedal Carts, Duck Racing, Hayrides, Pig Racing Fresh Apple Donuts, Candies Apple, Fresh Apple Cider, Apple slushies, Fresh Baked Apple Pies, Pure Raw Honey for sale! Children under 2 FREE, Kids and Adults $14 (tax included) Friday's $10 (tax included)

Date: September 16th, 2017 - September 24th, 2017
Location: Happy Day Farm
77 Iron Ore Rd., Manalapan, NJ 07726


MORRIS COUNTY


Fall Family Day

Join us for an afternoon of screen-free, hands-on, family-friendly activities, demonstrations, and fun! Hayrides, pumpkin painting, old-fashioned games and races, and indoor and outdoor scavenger hunts encourage children to explore the landscape that was once Gustav Stickley's home and farm. Craft activities and handicraft demonstrations joyfully exercise young minds and hands.

Date: September 16th, 2017
Location: The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
2352 Rt. 10 W., Morris Plains, NJ 07950


OCEAN COUNTY


Crafts and Drafts - Pinelands Brewing Company 

Join us for a Crafts and Drafts Craft Market at Pinelands Brewing Company in Little Egg Harbor, NJ. FREE TO ATTEND! Shoppers are invited to celebrate fall with our unique craft vendors, brewery tours, and craft beer tastings! Noon to 8:00 p.m.

Date: September 16th, 2017
Location: Pinelands Brewing Co
140 South 7th Avenue, Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087

27th Annual Barnegat Pirates Day

Event features over 175 vendors, 2 stages - 3 bands, Sea Dogs, Ye Pyrete Brotherhood & Valhalla Pirate re-enactors, David Engle Pirate School, Parade, children's Pirate Costume Contest and much more. New Car Show Featuring Dodge, Kia. 9 am - 3 pm.

Date: September 16th, 2017
Location: Gazebo Park
W. Bay Ave. & Rt. 9, Barnegat, NJ 08005

40th Annual Festival of the Sea

Visitors can sample dishes by the area's finest restaurants, from Clam Chowder to Lobster to Steak, even Desserts! Arts and Crafts, pony rides, hundreds of vendors attend this festival. Kiddie games, live entertainment and more. Voted Best Seafood Festival in Ocean County by the Asbury Park Press Readers Year after Year! 10 am - 7 pm. Rain Date: 9/17.

Date: September 16th, 2017
Location: Arnold & Bay Aves., Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742


SOMERSET COUNTY


Central Jersey Jazz Festival

The Central Jersey Jazz Festival in Flemington is rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather conditions notification of any changes will be made by 5 pm on Friday, September 15. Click to visit this website or call for further information. The rest of the Central Jersey Jazz Festival is on Friday, September 15th in Flemington, NJ and Saturday, September 16th in New Brunswick, NJ.

Date: September 17th, 2017
Location: Somerset County Historic Courthouse Green.
Corner of E. Main & Grove Streets, Downtown Somerville, NJ 08876

San Gennaro Weekend

Pluckemin Inn Goes Italian for Two Nights! Join us at Pluckemin Inn as we celebrate Italian culture, wine and food! Don't miss this fun & delicious event featuring an Italy inspired menu created by Executive Chef Kevin Takafuji. A selection of Italian wines to complement your dinner will be offered at retail pricing and available for to-go purchases as well! Three course prix fixe dinner – $65 Four course prix fixe dinner – $75 *Prices do not include beverages, tax & gratuity Please call 908.658.9292 for reservations Please note that our regular a la carte menu will NOT be available on those evenings.

Date: September 15th, 2017 - September 16th, 2017
Location: Pluckemin Inn
359 Rt. 202-206 S., Bedminster, NJ 07921


UNION COUNTY


Summit Downtown Art Festival

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey and Summit Downtown are thrilled to be hosting an outdoor art festival. This event features original work in design and concept from artists working in fine art and craft. The festival will be held alongside local businesses and the Summit Farmer's Market and includes a stage with musical performances. Bring the whole family and enjoy great food and music while meeting local artists and seeing their beautiful work.

Date: September 17th, 2017
Location: Downtown, Summit, NJ 07901

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