The best things to do this weekend in NJ: October 9-11 Events
Looking for something to do this weekend? New Jersey has a lot of festivals, art shows, fairs and concerts this upcoming weekend. Check out the list below and find out what’s happening in your county.
There's a lot of fun events on our calendar, but here's our top picks for this weekend:
Best of North, Central and South Jersey
Oktoberfest and Vendor Fair will be hosted in North Jersey, on Saturday, Oct. 10. (Rain Date: Sunday, October 11). Kids will have food, rides and entertainment! German and American foods and beer will be available. Oktoberfest will have live music and dancing for all at the pavilion. Venders will be at the park. The fair celebrates New Jersey’s German heritage.The fair will take place noon to 5 p.m. Admission is 7 dollars per person, kids under 10 years old are free. The fair will take place at the Forest Lodge, 11 Reinman Road, Warren.
Central Jersey is hosting Full Moon After Dark at iPlay America on Friday Oct. 9. Every Friday night in October, iPlay America will be hosting "Full Moon After Dark." The interactive dance party will feature several Halloween characters dancing to some classic fun Halloween songs. The location is 110 Schanck Road, Freehold,
South Jersey is hosting South Jersey Pumpkin Show on Friday, Oct. 9 Saturday Oct. 10 & Sunday, October 1. Admissions is free, parking $5 a carload and free shopping bags for visitors. Gardeners and pumpkin growers can bring in their heaviest pumpkin and participate in the Weigh Off on Sunday Oct. 11, at noon. $4,000 in prize money up for grabs. Visitors can enjoy pumpkin desserts, contests, scarecrows, amusement rides, give-a-ways, pumpkin toss, live bands, wine sampling, festival food court, NJ Largest Baked Pumpkin Pie, pony rides and haunted hayrides. Friday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. , Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The location is Salem County Fairgrounds, 735 Harding Highway (Route 40), Pilesgrove Woodstown
And there's lots more going on, too! We have events below listed by county.
The event will have vendors. The Rousing Parade of Colors starts at 11 a.m., followed by a traditional pipe and drums performance by the acclaimed Shamrock and Thistle Pipes and Drums Band.
Date: Saturday Oct. 10 and Sunday, Oct. 11, 11 a.m.
Location: Historic Smithville on The Village Green, 615 East Moss Mill Road, Smithville
Westfield Street Fair and Craft Show
Westfield Street Fair and Craft Show will have artists, crafters and vendors.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 10
Location: Streets of Downtown, Westfield
Columbus Day Parade and Festival
Two day Columbus Day Parade and Festival. Music, food, vendors.
Date: Saturday Oct. 10 and Sunday, October 11, Noon to 10 p.m.
Location: Park Avenue, East Rutherford
Fair Lawn Street Fairs and Craft Shows
Event will have artists, crafters and vendors.
Date: Sunday, Oct.11,
Location: Streets of Downtown Fair Lawn
Oktoberfest and Craft Show
The event will have German music, German food, soft drinks, inflatable games, and prizes.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: The Duck Pond, Corner of Piermont Road & Hardenburgh Avenue, 38 Park Street, Demarest
Event will have apple products: apple cider, cider donuts and more. There will be craft booths, food, demonstrations, music, children’s activities. Free admission.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Rain or Shine!
Location: Kirby’s Mill, 275 Church Road, Medford
Rancocas Woods Antique Show
Date: Sunday, Oct. 11
Location: Rancocas Woods, 208 Creek Road, Mount Laurel
Fall Craft and Vendor Fair
The event will have crafters, vendors, home party vendors, and food.
Date: Saturday,Oct. 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Westmont Fire Company,120 Haddon Avenue, Westmont
Cape May County
Victorian Week Crafts and Antiques Show
The event will have arts, crafts, antique and collectibles
Date: Sunday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street, Cape May
Event will have retail vendors, live music, food, kid activities.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 10, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.– Rain or shine.
Location: Maplewood Library and Gazebo, 1688 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood
Wine and Oldies Music Night at Summit City Farms in Glassboro
DJ Doctor Dance will be playing music, wine and light refreshments will be served.
Date: Oct 9, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: 500 University Boulevard, Glassboro,
The Pacific Flea Antique and Artist Market
The event will have antiques, vintage, handmade goods, artisan body products, clothing, and food
Date: Saturday, Oct. 10
Location:The Pacific Flea Antique and Artist Market, 149 Pacifica Avenue, Jersey City
6th Borough Market
Event will have crafts, vintage items, food, and kids clothes.
Date: Sunday, Oct. 11,
Location: Montgomery Street & Marin Boulevard, Jersey City
Tickets range from $45 to $60. “Meet and Greet, featuring Grammy and Stellar Award Winner, Writer, Producer J Moss, and Sunday’s Best and Grammy Award Winner Le’Andria Johnson and more!
Date: Saturday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: New Jersey City University, Margaret Williams Theater, 2039 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City
Diwali The Festival of Lights
Event will have live performances, dancing, music, cultural presentation, art and crafts, food and festivities.
Date: Saturday, Oct.10, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Location: Hoboken Waterfront, Pier A – Sinatra Drive, Hoboken
Hudson County Fair
The event will have food, music, and amusement rides.
Date: Friday, Oct 9, Saturday, Oct. 10 Sunday, Oct. 11 and Monday, Oct. 12,
Location: James J Braddock North Hudson County Park, Bergenline Avenue, North Bergen
Irish Festival and Pub Night
Saturday, Irish Pub Night and Food Truck Rally – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Irish Music Festival with Food Trucks – 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Admission is just $5 for adults and children under the age of 15 are free, when accompanied by an adult.
Date: Saturday Oct. 10 and Sunday, Oct. 11
Location: AOH Club, 2419 Kuser Road, Hamilton Square
Pig Roast and Fundraiser
Event will have food, drinks, Donation of $25 in advanced and $30 at the door. Their mission is to honor “American Veterans and Police Officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty, to assist Veterans and Police Officers in their time of need, and to promote community awareness through sponsorship and participation in various community and fund-raising events.”
Date: Saturday, Oct. 10, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: VFW Post 194, 9 Fisher Place, (outside picnic grounds) Yardville
The event will have artists and crafters, activities for kids, foods, music, and dancing.
Date: Sunday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.– rain or shine.
Location: Washington Memorial Park, North Washington Avenue between Dunellen and First, Dunellen
Fall Harvest Festival and Craft Show
Event will have artists and crafters, live music, sidewalk sales, and food.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m, to 4 p.m.
Location: Main Avenue Business District, Ocean Grove
Allentown Fall Festival
The event will have crafters, artisans, food vendors, activities, a classic car show, a petting zoo, music, entertainment, and a civil war reenactment,
Date: Saturday Oct. 10 and Sunday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Downtown, South Main Street and Heritage Park, Allentown
Screamin Country Jamboree
The event will have live music, foods and vendors.
Date: Saturday Oct. 10 and Sunday, Oct.11, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Music and Food Fest, American Legion Drive, Keyport
The Great Lawn Sale
The Great Lawn Sale is a public vendor event
Date: Saturday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Set up: 7:30 a.m. To 9 a.m. , Sale hours: 9 a.m. To 1 p.m. , Removal: 1 p.m. To 2:30 p.m.
Location: Poricy Park, 345 Oak Hill Road, Middletown
The event invites all dogs, owners, and pet lovers for a day of awareness at the main event on the Asbury Park Boardwalk.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m.
Location: Asbury Park Boardwalk, 1000 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park
Jersey Shore Guitar Show
The event will have showcase of guitars, basses, amps, and accessories. There will be special events, workshops, giveaways and prizes.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Hotel & Resort, 6 Industrial Way East, Eatontown
Event will have sidewalk sales, live music, vendors, crafters, and kids activities
Date: Saturday Oct. 10 and Sunday, October 11, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Pier Village, Long Branch
Soccer Tournament with Vendors
Date: Saturday Oct. 10 and Sunday, Oct.11, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Various locations in Pequannock
Luscious in Love Bridal Show
Event will have New Jersey wedding professionals to answer questions about planning your special day.
Date: Sunday, Oct. 11,1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Holiday Inn Manahawkin / Long Beach Island, Grand Ballroom, 151 Route 72, Manahawkin
JSAC Beach to Bay 5K Run and Walk
The race is a 5k benefit for the rescue, care, and re-homing of abused and abandoned animals.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 10, 8:30 a.m.
Location: Brick Beach III, Route 35 North, Brick
Autumn Lights Festival
The event will have contests, entertainment, craft vendors, food vendors, and a BBQ
Date: Saturday, Oct.10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain Date: Sunday, Oct. 11
Location: Union Valley Road, and Marshall Hill Road, West Milford
Children’s Resale and Vendor Show
Event will have clothes, shoes, games for kids ages 0-16
Date: Saturday, Oct. 10, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Pennsville Middle School, 4 William Penn Avenue, Pennsville
Skylands Gallery Art Exhibits and Receptions
The event will have art, food, a wide variety of wines, and live music.
Date: Every second Saturday of the month – year round – 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Location: Skylands Gallery, 7 Boulder Hills Boulevard, Wantage
The event will have live music, wine tasting, BBQ, and crafters
Date: Saturday Oct. 10 and Sunday, Oct. 11
Location: Mountain Creek Resort, The Farm, 135 Route 94, Vernon
The event will have handmade art, live music.
Date: Friday, Oct . 9, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: 1544 Irving Street, Rahway
The event will have sack races, hay ride, pony rides, face painting, bounce house, pumpkin patch, games, food vendors , and vendors,
Date: Sunday, Oct. 11, Noon to 4 p.m. Rain Date: Sunday, Oct.18,
Location: Garrett D Wall Park (The Square) Second Street, Belvidere