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.

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Big Event for New Jersey!

Help fight breast cancer with the Making Strides Walk!  On Sunday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m. to Noon.

"One hundred years ago, the American Cancer Society began the fight of a lifetime – the fight against cancer. Now it’s time to join together to finish the fight.

No matter how you’ve been affected by breast cancer, you’ll be moved by your Making Strides experience. The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting nearly 300 communities to finish the fight against breast cancer.

Making Strides walkers turn awareness into action by raising more than $60 million for the American Cancer Society each year — one dollar at a time — to save lives from breast cancer. Last year alone we raised over $810,000. This year we are expecting 15,000 participants. Individuals of all ages are welcome to participate!

Making Strides events have no registration fee or minimum amount to raise, participants can maximize their lifesaving impact by raising money online or collecting donations to turn in on the day of the event," according to the American Cancer Society website.


The location is Mack-Cali Business Campus, One Campus Drive, Parsippany.

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

North Jersey
"This our first big Sea Bright Day since Super Storm Sandy devastated our town. We are really looking forward to bringing it back with an explosion of fun and great vendors." says Sea Brights website. The Sea Bright Day and Craft Show will feature crafters, a pumpkin painting patch, bouncy house, bike rodeo – obstacle course, and touch-a-fire truck on Saturday, Oct.17,  9 a.m. to 3 p.m., (Rain Date, Sunday, Oct. 18,) . It will also have tables selling town tee shirts, flowers, food will also be for sale from local restaurants.

Central Jersey
On Saturday, Oct.17, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Salvation Army will be showcasing Food Truck Fiestas the largest Food Truck in the USA.  20 food trucks from NJ and PA with wine local wineries and beers on tap. There will be live music and children’s activities like pony rides, a petting zoo, rock wall, bounce houses, and human hamster balls. Seating available but you can bring your own chairs. $5 admission, children 2 and under free! Portion of proceeds benefit local schools and Friends of Mercer County Parks. The location is Mercer County Park Festival Grounds, 1638 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor

South Jersey
West Atlantic City is hosting Music, Food Truck and Vendor Fair. There will be food trucks, live bands, craft vendors, inflated kid’s fun zone. Two-day event,  Saturday Oct. 17 and Sunday, Oct.18, Noon to 8 p.m. will provide enjoyment. This event is for Foodies, live music fans and all ages of family members. There will  20 food trucks and non-stop live bands on-stage, as well as browsing and shopping of craft vendors and exhibitors. There will be a inflated kids zone which will have bouncy houses, a Nerfball shooting arena, and video game trailer. Mobile screening unit doing free screenings: blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, giveaways and information. A portion of proceeds from this event will benefit the Shoot Hoops Got Guns youth basketball program in Atlantic City NJ.
The location is Howard Johnson Hotel, 8029 Black Horse Pike, West Atlantic City


Atlantic County
Holiday Fair
Date: Friday Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. 17, Friday 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Church of St Katharine Drexel, 6077 West Jersey Avenue, Egg Harbor Township

Fall Festival
There will be artists, crafters, food vendors, pumpkin painting, and entertainment.
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015 (14th annual) – 10AM to 5PM
Location: War Memorial Park, Main Street and Route 50, Mays Landing

Bergen County
Bergen County Wellness Festival
There will be 70+ vendors in the health and wellness category, music, free health screenings, and activities for the kids.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 17
Location: The Hermitage, 335 Franklin Turnpike, HoHoKus

SWAN Fall Fundraiser Craft Fair
Bergen SWAN will be hosting a high end Fall Sale and Fundraiser with the theme of nature theme or made of natural materials. Art works, handmade goods, decorative items, ornaments, unusual wearables, nature books, native plants,  and natural refreshments. Proceeds will fund Bergen SWAN’s environmental education work for the coming year.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Westwood Community Center, 55 Jefferson Avenue, Westwood

Burlington County
Community Day
Community Day brings local community residents together for activities, events, entertainment, games, and shopping.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 17, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Magowan School, 405 Cherrix Avenue, Edgewater Park

Fall Foliage Family Float Festival
The Fall Foliage Family Float Festival will let you canoe on the Rancocas Creek. It begins at Smithville Park. There will be shuttles back to Historic Smithville Park for food, entertainment and activities for all ages. Canoes and kayaks will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festival is until 4 p.m. Light rain could cancel some activities.
Date: Sunday, Oct. 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rain date, Saturday, Oct. 25,
Location: Historic Smithville Park, 803 Smithville Road, Eastampton

Country Living Fair
The Country Living Fair will have crafts, music, old-time engines and cars, food, antiques, pony rides, farm equipment, chain-saw art, and quilting.
Date: Sunday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Batsto Historic Village, 31 Batsto Road, Hammonton

Camden County
Fall Fest
Fall Fest will have children’s activities, craft vendors, bands, doggie costume parade, beer garden, and wine.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Downtown, West Broad Avenue, Berlin

Cape May County
Town Bank VFC Octoberfest
Town Bank Volunteer Fire Company Oktoberfest with food and craft vendors, live entertainment, and craft beers from the Cape!
Date: Friday, Oct. 16 Saturday, Oct. 17 and Sunday, Oct. 18, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Cape May County Airport, Breakwater and Briarwood Road, Erma

Essex County
Fall Block Party
There will be crafts and activities for children, local vendors, and gardening demos.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Greater Newark Conservancy, 32 Prince Street, Newark

Fine Art and Crafts Show
It will have over 160 exhibitors. Their jewelry, furniture, glass, fiber, pottery, oils, watercolors, serigraphs, photography, leather, sculpture, and wood will be on display. There will also be music and a lot of ethnic foods. Admission free. There will also be unlimited parking, available from the Watchung Avenue entrance.
Date: Saturday Oct. 17 and Sunday, Oct.18, 10 a.m.  to 5 p.m.
Location: Brookdale Park, Grove Street and Watchung Avenue, Bloomfield

Cranford NJ Street Fair and Craft Show
Cranford Street Fair and Craft Show will have over 200 artists, crafters and vendors on the streets of the downtown. Free admission and parking. 25,000 spectators are expected.
Date: Sunday, Oct. 18,
Location: Streets of Downtown, Cranford

Gloucester County
Scaring Away Breast Cancer
Event that will include light refreshments and a raffle.
Date: Friday, Oct. 16,  2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Summit Place Senior Living, 540 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro

Multicultural Fun Fest
The event will be held along Delaware Street featuring a bandstand with local artists, food vendors and crafters.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Intersection of Delaware & Adams Street, Paulsboro

Light The Night Walk
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk funds treatments that are saving the lives of patients today. It is a walk that is about a mile to a mile and a half, that can be walked at a leisurely pace. L.L.S. provides patient support services, advocacy for lifesaving treatments and the most promising cancer research anywhere. This event is free and is for people of all ages.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 17,
Location: Washington Lake Park, 626 Hurffville Cross Keys Road, Sewell

Fall Festival
The Fall Festival includes crafters, food vendors, live music, a classic/custom car show, and a beer garden. Fireworks will conclude the Fall Festival at dusk on River Drive.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rain Date, Saturday, Oct. 24
Location: Downtown Westville, 165 Broadway, Westville

Mercer County
Head To Toe Holiday Women’s Expo
This event has everything you need to know about holiday hairstyles, makeup, gifting, party hosting, staying healthy, and unwinding after its all over! Event will take place at the Shoppes at Hamilton indoors.Admission is free
Date: Saturday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: The Shoppes at Hamilton, 549 US-130, Hamilton Township

Fall Fest and Fun Run
There will be a variety of vendors, a flea market area, raffles, refreshments and a kids’ fun run. There will be themed crafts and games, a bounce house and face painting if your children signed up the Kids Fun Run will start at 9AM.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 17,  8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kids Fun Run begins at 9 a.m.
Location: Ben Franklin Elementary, 2939 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville

Craft and Vendors Event
This event is open for crafters, jewelry, wood, artisans, pottery, music, and food. This event is on a military base and will be shopped by military service members, their families, retirees, and civilian base employees.
Date: Saturday, October 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: McGuire AFB, Main Exchange Mall and parking lot, 3452 Broidy Road, Trenton

Middlesex County
Fall Fair and Homecoming
It is a community  with crafters, vendors, games, bounce houses, and food.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Wardlaw-Hartridge School, 1295 Inman Avenue, Edison

MPAMA 5K Walk, Run and Vendor Fair
MPAMA 5K Walk/Run to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer cure/awareness. Two walks are scheduled. Vendors, raffles, 50/50 throughout the day.
All proceeds to go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Date: Sunday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m
Location: Community Park, 2053 US Route 130, North Brunswick

Monmouth County
Vendor Fair
Vendor Fair will have vendors offering a variety of merchandise, a baked good sale (including gluten-free baked goods), and children’s activities.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 17,10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: First Presbyterian Church of Atlantic Highlands, 17 East Highland Avenue, Atlantic Highlands

Old Mill Harvest Craft Fair
The event will have varied merchandise includes fine and photographic art, holiday and home décor, handcrafted jewelry, handmade clothing and accessories for adults and children, and woodcrafts. There will also be a bake sale by a local farm market featuring homemade pies, doughnuts and seasonal breads!
Date: Saturday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Old Mill Elementary School, 2119 Old Mill Road, Sea Girt

Ocean County
Your Heart’s Desire Fall and Christmas Show
Fall and Holiday Themes: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Christian faith, bridal show, children and babies, beach and boating, pets, and homemade candy, cookies and breads. Featuring the best darn foods!
Date: Friday, Oct. 16 thru Sunday, Oct. 25,  Monday thru Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fridays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays Noon to 5 p.m.
Location: Silverton First Aid, 86 Maine Street,Toms River

Elks Oktoberfest Market Extravaganza
Date: Oct. 17, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: New Egypt Elks Lodge,105 Lakewood Road, Route 528, New Egypt

Arts, Crafts, Music and HarvestFest
The event will have children’s activities, food, art and crafts vendors, music, and live entertainment.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 17, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Downtown, Washington Street, Tom’s River

Passaic County
Clifton Street Fair
The fair will have entertainment and music, festival foods, commercial vendors, and a variety of family activities.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Main Street, (off Clifton Avenue) Clifton

WVHS Fall Craft Show
The Craft Show will have arts, crafts and photography. Items must be hand made.
Date: Sunday, Oct.18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Wayne Valley High School, 551 Valley Road, Wayne

Salem County
There will be crafters and vendors, Chinese auction held at Noon and great home cooked soups and chili for sale/consumption.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 17, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Sharptown UMC 24 Church Street, Pilesgrove

Somerset County
Canal Festival
The festival will have arts, craft vendors, food vendors, children’s games and activities, a local history talk, canoe and kayak rentals for excursions on the canal, a fire department open house, community organization booths, and an outstanding list of musicians and performers on three stages! The proceeds benefit the Franklin Township Food Bank. Parking is free on neighboring streets. Premium parking is available at the end of Market Street and Elm Street.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 17, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Market Street and Amwell Road, East Millstone, Franklin Township

New Jersey 4-H Association Autumn Antique Show
Annual antique show and sale with experienced antique dealers offering a wide range of antiques spanning the past two centuries. Admission is $7 per person. Parking is free.
Date: Sunday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Ted Blum 4-H Center, 310 Milltown Road, Bridgewater

Union County
Dog Day Festival
Dog Day Festival is a fun day out for families. Pets are welcome with a six-foot leash. There will be food, pet costume contests, raffles, music, vendors, and exhibits. All the proceeds will go to the Union Township Animal Shelter.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 17, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Rain date, Sunday, Oct. 18, 1
Location: Weber Park, Rahway Avenue, Union