September is filled with opportunities for good food and fun. Fall is one of the best seasons for festivals. The weather is cooler and the leaves are changing making it a great time to be outdoors. Grab the kids, a camera and head out to explore all NJ has to offer.
Fall Festival Weekends at Johnson’s Corner Farm
Sept 6 thru October 31
133 Church Rd. Medford
Hayrides to pick Pumpkins and Apples, Live Music, Moon bounce, Corn maze, Food Tent
New Heights Festival
Sept 11 - 13
901 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights
All events are free admission – featuring live music, action sports and more. Surf, SUP & Wakeboard events Surf & SUP clinics, Yoga & Tai Chi on the beach, live music, freestyle BMX, and skateboard stunt shows, elite amateur boxing matches, vendor village, fireworks, and more.
Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival
Sept 11 - 13; Fri: 4 - 8 pm; Sat: 10 am – 8 pm; Sun: 10 am – 4 pm
Kix McNutley's 63rd & Landis Avenue Sea Isle City
The Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival will feature roughly a dozen food trucks from across the Northeast featuring different styles of cuisines from award winning food trucks. There will also be crafters, family entertainment, live music, great drinks and more...
The Atlantic City Seafood Festival
Sept 12 & 13
Bader Field 600 Albany Ave., Atlantic City
A 2 Day extravaganza of fun, food, and entertainment celebrates the treasures of the Atlantic Ocean and highlights the East Coast's favorite City-by-the-sea. It is not just a celebration of great food but also a great opportunity to mingle with unique exhibitors, local artists and some genuinely unique human beings. The festival is packed full of fun programs that will keep families busy and smiling all day long. Admission is free onsite parking $10.
Fall Family Festival Weekend
Sept 19 & 20, 9 am – 4 pm
JFK Blvd. & Promenade, Sea Isle City
The festival includes a seaside craft market with 400 vendors, food court, live music, children's entertainment and a sand sculpting demonstration and contest.
37th Annual Festival of the Sea
Sept 19, 10 am – 7 pm
Arnold and Bay Avenues Downtown Point Pleasant Beach
Visitors sample dishes by 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.
COUNTRY FUN WEEKENDS AT ARGOS FARM
Sept 19 – Nov 1
1250 Lacey Rd Forked River
Enjoy Corn Maze, Hay Ride, Hay Mountain, Corn Box, Pony Hop, Duck Races, Lasso, Corn Hole, Visiting the Farm Animals, plus Hay Slide, Cow Train, and NEW Jumping Pillow.
Touch A Truck is pulling into the Moorestown Mall!
Sept 26, 10 am – 3 pm
400 Route 38, Moorestown
Touch a Truck gives kids the chance to see, touch and explore their favorite trucks in a fun, family atmosphere. Kids are free and adults $5. Join them in the parking lot by Boscov's & Route 38 and explore an Ambulance, Bucket Truck, Bookmobile, Construction Vehicles, D.A,R.E. Car, Fire Truck, School Bus, Tow Truck, Tractor Trailer, Animal Welfare Association Adoption Truck, and many more! In addition to the various trucks there will be fun for the whole family, including face painting, games, moon bounce, team mascots, Chinese auction, food, music and more!
The Giant Pumpkin Carve & Pumpkin Pageant
Salem County Fairgrounds 463 Auburn Rd, Woodstown
Meals on Wheels holds this annual fundraising event at the Salem County Fairgrounds from 4 pm to 9 pm. Tickets are $7 for adults and free for children ages 5 and under. Local artists come together with high school and amateur artists to carve giant pumpkins. The fall event offers a pumpkin light show, free hayrides, kid crafts, straw maze, music and more family fun.