Welcome to autumn throughout The Great Garden State. Such a beautiful time of year for weather and outdoor activities.

Speaking of which, the fall season is chuck full of fall events happening all throughout New Jersey. Doesn't matter what part of the state you're from, you're sure to find something going on near you.

A favorite among many involves our haunted hay rides. There's nothing like getting spooked while being carted around on a wagon through a dark and spooky corn maze.

That, of course, is one of the classics. There's just so much more to the season when it comes to activities throughout New Jersey, such as apple picking.

The Garden State also hosts a number of street fairs, block parties, and food festivals. Not to mention, the many Octoberfest-themed events.

So it shouldn't come as any surprise that a New Jersey festival was chosen as one of the best in the country. Check out the top 10 below.

Top 10 Best Fall Festivals in the Country

USA Today has come out with their Top 10 "Best Fall Festivals" for 2023. From massive block parties to floating pumpkin boats, these are by far the coolest festivals you will find this fall in the country.
Water tank in Ocean City
Water tank in Ocean City (Bud McCormick)

Best in NJ: Ocean City Fall Block Party

Yup, New Jersey officially has a fall festival that's considered one of the nation's best. The Ocean City Fall Block Party made the list of USA Today's top 10 best fall festivals in the country.

Not only does the festival feature more than 400 vendors, but it also concludes with an evening of spectacular fireworks. The Ocean City Fall Block Party for 2023 is happening on October 7 beginning at 9 A.M. along Asbury Ave.

More details on that, along with even more fall festivals happening throughout The Great Garden State can be found here. And speaking of fall events, don't forget to catch some of our fantastic street fairs.

NJ street fairs return for the 2023 fall season

All New Jersey street fairs are listed in date order. Please note that some dates may have passed for the fall season.

The above post reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 Sunday morning host Mike Brant. Any opinions expressed are his own.

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