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Fright Fest with Big Joe Henry LIVE Broadacst at Six Flags Great Adventure

It’s time for Six Flags Fright Fest, where Halloween takes over Great Adventure with circus psychos, demons, a forgotten carnival and so much more! Join Big Joe Henry on Friday, October 14th, as he broadcasts live from 7 p.m. till 11 p.m. from Six Flags Great Adventure. Sponsored by NJ Best. 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Date: October 14th, 2016
Location: Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, NJ 08527 United States



Italian Festival

For one weekend a year, we celebrate our Italian heritage with an annual Italian Festival. With the sounds of traditional music, plus a spread of local Italian food, we're ready to celebrate in true form! Top it all off by sampling some of our wines from the tasting tent, or checking out the numerous vendors that will be showcasing their wares. Whether you're Italian or not, come be Italian for the day at Bellview Winery! Ticket price includes wine tasting, admission, parking, music and a souvenir glass to take home! Tickets are $15 and available online as well as at the admission gate the day of the event. Pre-sale tickets go on sale September 12 and end October 9 at a discounted rate of $10. Tickets are always available for purchase at the admission gate the same day of the event.

Date: October 15th, 2016 - October 16th, 2016
Location: Bellview Winery
150 Atlantic St., Landisville, NJ 08362


Bordentown RiverFest

Rated as one of the best fall events in 2015 in NJ, RiverFest supports the local 249-year-old volunteer fire department. RiverFest is a four acres of fun on the Delaware in charming Bordentown City. 15 beers and wine available, 15 restaurants serving awesome faire, 20 specialty vendors and a free kids area with bounce attractions, face painters and more. Free attendance (donation in lieu of admission suggested), beer and wine tickets available. $15 pre-sale includes three beers and mug, $20 day of includes three beers and mug. ATM's and restrooms available on-site and free parking.

Date: October 15th, 2016
Location: Bordentown City Beach
100 W. Park St., Bordentown, NJ 08505

33rd Annual Cranberry Festival

The Cranberry Festival is a celebration of New Jersey's cranberry harvest, and offers a tribute to the Pine Barrens & Local Culture. The main attraction is the diverse showing of many artists & craftsmen, some of which will also be demonstrating their crafts as well as displaying them for sale. Hours: 9 am - 4 pm. Admission to the festival is FREE. A donation of $5.00 will be accepted if you use our parking area at the school located off of Second Street.

Date: October 15th, 2016 - October 16th, 2016
Location: Downtown Rt. 563, Chatsworth, NJ 08019


Fall Festival & Craft Show

The daylong Fall Festival will feature crafters along Kings Hwy. & Tanner St. including florists, seasonal items, glass, wool, pottery, clothing and other handcrafted items.

Date: October 15th, 2016
Location: Kings Hwy., Haddonfield, NJ 08033


Fabulous 50's and Beyond Weekend

Friday night features a Nifty 50's Dance Party at the Wildwoods Convention Center $15 per person. A FREE street fair will take place at Fox Park in Wildwood on Saturday from 11 am - 5 pm featuring classic cars, food and craft vendors, a Doo Wop Bus Tour, live entertainment. Saturday night features a star-studded concert at the Wildwoods Convention Center at 7 pm featuring Bobby Rydell, Little Anthony & The Imperials, and Shirley Alston Reeves. Tickets go on sale Monday, April 25 at 9 am. Tickets are $49.50 for stadium seating or $65.50 for floor seating, and can be purchased through Ticketmaster, the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce (3306 Pacific Ave.) or at the Wildwoods Convention Center Box Office the weekend of the event. Doors open at 6 pm.

Date: October 14th, 2016 - October 15th, 2016
Location: Wildwoods Convention Center & Fox Park
4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260

Pumpkin Festival

Celebrate the harvest with a pumpkin festival at the Cape May Artists' Cooperative Gallery. The member artists will lead pumpkin painting and other crafts workshops. Food, beverage and music.

Date: October 15th, 2016
Location: Cape May Artists' Cooperative Gallery
122 Sunset Blvd., West Cape May, NJ 08204

Chocolate Lover's Feast

It's a bountiful feast for chocolate lovers! Enjoy seven plated courses of chocolate desserts and hear how each was created from the chef who prepared it at The Blue Rose Inn. 1 pm. Admission $40. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, For more information, call or visit the website.

Date: October 15th, 2016
Location: Blue Rose Inn
653 Washington St., Cape May, NJ 08204


Festival of Lights - Diwali 2016

With the success of last year's Festival of Lights- Diwali event at Exchange Place/Grundy Pier, we are bringing you another year of more excitement, more fun, more Indian culture at Exchange place in Jersey City. Free Event! Family Fun! Live Performances, Great Vendors, Raffles, Delicious Food, Henna, Facepainter and more. We are also proud to announce that the following will be sponsoring our event again this year: The City of Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop The Municipal Council and The Office of Cultural Affairs The event is Rain or Shine but Guaranteed LOTS of FUN for the WHOLE family!

Date: October 16th, 2016
Location: Exchange Place & Grundy Pier
Montgomery & Greene St., Jersey City, NJ 07302

Handbags of Hope Exchange - Belles in Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Brunch

Want to have Rosé All Day and feel spring time vibes in the fall? Then join us, HOHX, at where Jersey Girls and the New York chic will enjoy an afternoon of Southern charm for a cause. Dress up in your favorite floral and don a derby hat while sipping mint juleps with your friends. Belles in Pink will be an event you don't want to miss, raising funds for The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation and Harvest of Hope Ministries, Inc. It will feature an afternoon of learning, sharing, and giving back. Attendees will have the opportunity to shop from participating vendors, win prizes, and much more! Guest Speakers: Amber Marchese of The Real Housewives of New Jersey Dr. Julia DiGioia - medical director of The Cristie Kerr's Women Center at Jersey City

Date: October 16th, 2016
Location: HCCC Culinary Conference Center
161 Newkirk St., Jersey City, NJ 07306


October in Frenchtown

October in Frenchtown is the most enjoyable way to view the changing landscape as fall visits our area and golden leaves appear on the trees and ground. Celebrations in stores every weekend, as well as our annual Zombie Crawl and Halloween Parade. Check out our Scarecrows, which line the streets throughout the month. Be prepared to enjoy fall like never before.

Date: All month long in October
Location: Bridge St., Frenchtown, NJ 08825


2nd Annual Highlands Zombie Parade

Zombies of ALL ages will invade Highlands! Pre-parade, make-up artists will be available in Huddy Park at 10 am while DJ Johnny will be spinning some spooky tunes. Post-parade, there will be a best costume contest in Veterans Park, with a performance by the The New Jersey Zombie Walk Thriller Dance Team. There is something for ALL AGES! Hope to see you there, you would be a "ghoul" to miss it!

Date: October 15th, 2016
Location: Huddy Park
301 Shore Dr., Highlands, NJ 07732

Fall Harvest

The "Fall Harvest" celebrates the bountiful fall harvest of the 7th Avenue Community Garden which is managed by the Long Branch Concordance in partnership with the City of Long Branch to provide free, nutritious, fruits, vegetables and herbs to the Coastal Monmouth community. Master Gardener, Mark Davis, and local families who farm their own plots, as well as the community plots, will be in attendance. The day's events include the opportunity to pre-order handmade, seasonal Thanksgiving pies from Wemrock Orchards of Freehold during the event through November 6th. Pre-ordered pies will be available for pick-up on November 23rd at St. James' Church between 3 - 6 pm. The event will include a "Farmers' Market" selling fresh, organic produce grown by the families of the 7th Avenue Community Garden. Children will have an opportunity to learn yoga with a free class by Amy Zambrano of Amy's Yogabilities. Popcorn, cotton candy and 50/50 raffle tickets will be available for sale.

Date: October 16th, 2016
Location: Long Branch Concordance Family Success Center
300 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ 07740

Thompson Park Day

This fall festival, held from 11 am - 5 pm, features pumpkin painting, a scarecrow contest, wagon rides, kids' races, entertainment and the Strut Your Mutt doggie costume contest.

Date: October 16th, 2016
Location: Thompson Park
805 Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft, NJ 07738


Downtown Toms River Harvest Arts Festival

The streets of downtown will be lined with artists, merchandise, handcrafters and food vendors. Free kids games and pumpkin painting. Live entertainment and a beer and wine garden. 11:30 am - 5 pm.

Date: October 15th, 2016
Location: Washington St., Toms River, NJ 08753


Van Campen Day

Historic house tours by costumed docents highlighting some of the finest circa 1750 woodwork and hardware in Sussex County. Colonial craft demonstrations, parade with colonial musicians, optional hikes to other historical sites. Noon - 5 pm. Refreshments. Free and open to the public.
Date: October 16th, 2016
Location: Van Campen Inn
Old Mine Rd., Walpack Twp., NJ 07851


Put the 'PUB' in Public Garden Beer Tasting

Grab your favorite beer drinking friends and come to Reeves-Reed Arboretum from 7 - 9:30 pm to sample select beers from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co, perfectly paired with gourmet delicacies from E.V.O. Delicacies. Tickets are $50 per person. Please register online.

Date: October 14th, 2016
Location: Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Ave., Summit, NJ 07901

Dine Out Westfield

The Downtown Westfield Corporation is pleased to sponsor Dine Out Westfield twice a year, in Winter and Fall. Diners can once again enjoy a two-course lunch menu and a two or three course dinner menu at fixed prices from Westfield best restaurants. Tax, gratuity and beverages are not included. Make reservations in advance by calling your favorite restaurant directly. Seats fill up early, especially for dinner. So check your calendar. Each participating restaurant's menus will be available online for you to review before making your reservation. Check the website for details in early October.

Date: October 16th, 2016 - October 27th, 2016
Location: Downtown Westfield
E. Broad St. & Elm St., Westfield, NJ 07090


Pohatcong Historic House Tour & Train Ride

Snuggled along the banks of the Musconetcong River is the Village of Finesville, home to a legion of historic homes, lime kilns, farms and bridges. The Pohatcong Historic Society will open a number of these homes for tours. Meet hosts dressed in vintage clothing, see period household implements and furnishing. Start your tour with a trip on a steam engine (99 Elizabeth Street (train); take a guided bus tour; enjoy a boxed lunch; finish with a wine tasting.

Date: October 15th, 2016
Location: Villa Milagro Vineyards
33 Rte. 627, 99 Elizabeth Street (train), Philipsburg, NJ 08865

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