Fun Fall Festivals in New Jersey

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.  September is filled with opportunities for good food and fun.  Grab the kids and a camera and head out to explore all NJ has to offer. 

Fall Festivals in North JerseyFall Festivals in Central Jersey | Fall Festivals in South Jersey

North Jersey

The Annual New Jersey City Hip Hop Day Festival

August 30-31.
1 Exchange Place, Jersey City, NJ
A free festival that pays tribute to the four elements of Hip Hop and New Jersey's Contribution to Hip Hop as a whole. The Festival is held downtown Jersey City at Exchange Place. The four sides of the park are dedicated to the four elements of Hip Hop displaying B-Boy & B-Girl exhibits, Emcee Battles, Turntablism and Graffiti artists.  The weekend will be packed with Live entertainment, workshops, and vendors.

Riverdale Street Fair

September 1
Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ.
This is family oriented event. This event consists of exhibitors, selling new merchandise and collectibles, as well as, art and crafts. We feature the art and craft exhibitors by placing them in a special section in the middle of the event know as, 'Crafter's Corner'. Other attractions are live entertainment, street performers, kiddie rides, and lots of delicious foods.

Rutherford Labor Day Street Fair!

September 1
Park Ave and Ames Ave, Rutherford, NJ
The Rutherford Labor Day Street Fair is the largest and longest running street fair in New Jersey - attracting over 20,000 people every year - rain or shine.

Hoboken Italian Festival

September 4-7
Saint Ann's Square, Hoboken, NJ
The 103rd Annual Hoboken tradition offers visitors seven days of festival fun, nightly headline entertainment, and the International flavor that put the city on the map.

South Orange International Blues Festival

September 7. 
South Mountain Reservation, West Orange, NJ
Free all day celebration, live music, food and crafts.

Haworth Day Celebration

September 13
Downtown Haworth Terrace Street, Haworth, NJ
Haworth Day is annual town celebration that is held in downtown Haworth with live entertainment, rides, food vendors, arts, crafts, direct sale vendors, not for profit organizations and much more.

Park Fair and Flea Market

September 13
Riverview-Fisk Park One Bowers Street, Jersey City
Come together to enjoy family entertainment including live music, art events, children's activities and, of course, to get a good bargain.

Jersey Skyline Wine Festival

September 13-14
Overpeck County Park Amphitheater, 199 Challenger Road, Ridgefield Park, NJ
300 locally-produced wines to sample, live jazz music, kids’ activities, and craft and food vendors

Cresskill Street Fair and Craft Show

September 13
Streets of Downtown Cresskill, Cresskill, NJ
Cresskill Street Fair and Craft Show event with more than 200 artists, crafters and vendors.Free admission and free parking.

Edgewater Annual Arts and Music Festival

September 14
Old River Rd and Thompson Ln, Edgewater, NJ
Edgewater Arts and Music Festival will be held on September 14th, 2014. Visitors can stroll leisurely among the exhibits, visit with artists, shop, listen to music and enjoy the food and drinks available from local vendors. It will also features annual juried art competition which attracted over 70 artists from around the world exhibiting photography, art, crafts and fiber arts.

Ridgewood Guild Jazz Fest 2014

September 14
Memorial Park, Van Nest Square, Ridgewood, NJ.
Life Music and performances. Food vendors available. Festival continues rain or shine. Bring chairs.

Chatham Area Fine arts and Crafts Festival

September 14
Chatham Train Station, Chatham
Artisans, restaurants, live music, craft area for kids.

Ridgefield Park Fall Fest

September 20
Ridgefield Park Main St, Ridgefield Park, NJ
Entertainment, festival foods, local merchants and restaurants display their specialties and a variety of family activities. Over 100 exhibitors, games, face painters and kids activities.

ECCR’s Country Fair

September 20, 10am-4pm
200 Woodland Ave, Wyckoff, NJ
Rides for the kids, live DJ, games, pony rides, great food, paint a pumpkin, make a scarecrow, home bakers cookie contest & vendors.

New Jersey Highlands Coalition Festival at Waterloo

September 20
525 Waterloo Road, Byram, NJ
Environmental festival celebrating local food, music, arts, history and cultural and natural resources of New Jersey. Enjoy the Festival and  the activities and attractions of Waterloo Village. Live performance, a Local Food Court, Crafts and Fair Trade Marketplace, a Living Green Expo, workshops, an art show, Lenape Village activities, canal rides, kayaking, and guided nature hikes.

Ridgewood Fall Craft and Art Street Fair

September 21
East Ridgewood Avenue & North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ
Event with more than 145 quality exhibitors offering hand crafted items, fine art and photography. Take the kids over to the park for a children’s area with pony rides, a petting zoo and inflatables. Enjoy delicious food at the festival food court as well as music all day.

Bloomfield Harvestvest

September 27-28
Broad Street, Bloomfeild, NJ
Outdoor marketplace, rides, games, activities, food, music

Hamilton Park BBQ Festival

September 27
232 Pavonia Avenue, Jersey City
Hamilton Park BBQ Festival is a highly anticipated annual event in September at Hamilton Square, Jersey City. With loads of tasty BBQ, friendly folks, live bands, fun and excitement, it's an event you won't want to miss.

Bergen County Fall Harvest Festival and Craft Fair

September 27, 10am-5pm
Overpeck Park 199 Challenger Road, Ridgefield Park, NJ
Along with the handmade craft fair, the festival will feature: live music, a carnival, 4H Master Gardener and Animal tents, farmer's markets and amazing food vendors.

Lyndhursts Food and Music Festival

September 27, as-5pm
Delafield Ave, Lyndhurst
Many exhibitors indoors and outdoors. Selling new items, crafts, antiques, collectibles and garage and tag sale items.

Harvest Festival @ Trailside Nature Center

September 28, 11am-5pm
Trailside Nature and Science Center, New Providence Rd. Mountainside, NJ
A celebration of Early American Life, Music, Storytelling, Native American Lodge and Artifact Display, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Crafts, Food, Pumpkin Patch, etc.

Glen Rock Autumn Craft Street Fair

September 28, 11am-4:30pm
Rock Road (Off Maple Ave), Glen Rock, NJ
This popular fair draws thousands of eager customers who come to shop and is well supported by the area residents. There is room for only 90 exhibitors.

Hoboken Fall Arts and Music Festival

September 28, 11am-6pm
Washington Street between Observer Hwy. and 7th St, Hoboken
Over 300 Artists, Crafters, Photographers, Sculptors, Local Businesses, Restaurants, Food Vendors, 3 Stages of live music, Children's activities, local non-profits and more. Rain or shine. Admission is Free.

Central Jersey

Viking Village Arts and Crafts Festival
August 31 - 10 AM
1801 Bayview Ave, Barnegat Light
Arts and Crafts Vendors

Apple Day at Terhune Farms

September 13 and 14, 10 am - 5 pm
330 Cold Soil Road Princeton, NJ 08540 609.924.2310
Celebrate fall at the 39th Annual Apple Day at Terhune Orchards.  Join your friends and neighbors for two days of fun, activities, and music for the harvest season.  Dance to the Daisy Jug Band, playing both Saturday and Sunday.  Fresh apple pies, juicy roast pork, BBQ chicken, fruit pie, homemade salads, fresh apple cider and apple cider donuts are among the favorite treats.  Fill your day with your favorite farm activities - wagon rides, pony rides, face painting, pumpkin painting, make your own scarecrow and more. Parking is available at the Farm. Admission is $5.00 (children under 3 are free).  Or if you can’t make it that weekend, they have Family Fun on Saturdays & Sundays, September 20th to Nov 2, 10 am – 5 pm with Pick-Your-Own Apples and Pumpkins! Enjoy pony rides, wagon rides, visit the Corn Stalk Maze, the Barn of Legends and Lore, and barnyard of farm animals. They also features live music played by local talent, (between noon and 4pm). Admission $5.00-children under 3 are free. 

Apple Fest at Delicious orchards

September 13 and 14, 11 am – 4 pm
Route 34 South, Colts Neck, NJ 07722 732.462.1989
This year’s Apple Fest event will entail a full antique car display (over 40 cars ranging back to the early 1900’s), fun games, local vendors offering product samplings, farm animals, a clown, live music, and of course plenty of apple options including more than a dozen varieties their famous apple cider, seasonal apple ice cream and made on site apple fritters. 

Aberdeen Day

September 13, 12 pm - 4 pm
Matawan Regional High School 450 Atlantic Ave, Aberdeen Township, NJ 07747
Attraction include free rides for children, a classic car show, entertainment, crafts, food, vendor booths, informational displays by local non-profit organizations and more. 

The Atlantic City Seafood Festival

September 13 and 14
Bader Field 600 Albany Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08330 609-412-9056
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. This year's event won't be short of great entertainment and thanks to a generous grant from the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority. Admission is free onsite parking $10.  

1920s Country Fair & Harvest Festival at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm

September 14, 12 - 5 pm
73 Kahdena Rd, Morristown, NJ 07960

Come one, come all, to the 1920s Country Fair and Harvest Festival with farm animals, wagon rides around the farm,  live music, a variety of tasty food offerings at concession stands, tours of the farmer’s home and the Foster mansion, Charleston dance lessons, wood-burning stove cooking demos, old-fashioned games, and so much more! Join the thousands of visitors who come each year to this spectacular recreated country fair at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township.   Visit all the farm animals, including the Belgian draft horses, Jersey dairy cows, chicken, sheep, and  pigs, take a wagon ride or a spin in an antique automobile around the farm. Enjoy live music of the Long Hill String Band, and meet a sidesaddle rider. Lend a hand cider pressing, brush the Jersey cows, crack the corn to feed the chickens, and milk our wooden cow, ‘Woody’.  Special event fees are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors (65+), $6 for children ages 4 – 16, and $4 for children ages 2 and 3. FREE for children under age 2. 

Fall Fest at a. casola Farms 

Daily September 21 through October 31. Mon-Thurs: 9am-6pm | Fri, Sat, Sun: 9am-6:30 pm
178 Highway 34, Holmdel, NJ 07733 732-332-1533
Wondering what to do with the family this weekend? Hop on to one of their GIANT covered wagons, pulled by a real farm tractor, for a 20 minute ride around their farm. You'll see lots of friendly characters, and great scenes from your favorite movies. After the ride, you'll be in the pumpkin patch, where you can select that perfect pumpkin in all shapes and sizes!  They also have pony rides, petting zoo, and a GIANT corn maze that covers 15 acres of uncharted territory with over 3 miles of trails.

Old Bridge Day Fair

September 20, 10 AM - 4 PM
At the municipal complex (Route 516 & Cottrell Road)
Festivities include: live entertainment by Kaotic Control, craft and retail items for sale, great food, games and rides, demonstrations, and giveaways.  

Middletown Day

September 27, Noon - 6 pm
Croydon Hall 900 Leonardville Road., Middletown, NJ
The fall festival boasts activities for all ages including bouncy houses, a business and community showcase, craft fair, car show, children’s activities, a food court, live local music, a petting zoo and pony rides, and hayrides.

Colts Neck Harvest Festival 

September 27 and 28, 10 AM - 5 PM
Colts Neck Fairgrounds, 105 Bucks Mill Road, Colts Neck, New Jersey 07722
The fairgrounds encompass 30 acres which includes a lake, polo fields, ball fields and unlimited parking. It is surrounded by horse farms, pumpkin fields, apple orchards and upscale residential communities. There will be over 150 exhibitors, Art, Craft, Food and Live Music.

Fall Festival at Snyder's Farm

September 28 thru October 27, 11 AM - 6 PM
586 South Middlebush Road, Somerset, NJ 732.496.0441
Hay Rides, pumpkin picking, pony rides, corn maze, and much more.  

Harvest Home Festival at Historic Longstreet Farm (Inside Holmdel Park)

September 28, 11 AM – 5 PM
50 Longstreet Rd, Holmdel, NJ 07733 732.946.3758
An old-fashioned country fair reminiscent of the 1890s. It takes visitors back in time when neighbors gathered to accomplish work, harvest, and spend time socializing and enjoying each other’s company.  Experience old-fashioned fun as it was a century ago with wagon rides, games and live entertainment. See craft demonstrations that will inspire you to start a new hobby or career. Enter one of many competitions ranging from needlework, baked goods to homegrown vegetables.


September 28, 11 AM – 5 PM - RAIN OR SHINE
452 New Providence Road – Mountainside (908)789-3670
A CELEBRATION OF EARLY AMERICAN LIFE -activities include: Ongoing Music and Entertainment, Storytelling, Native American Lodge and Artifact Display, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Colonial & Native Americans Crafts, Children’s Games & Crafts, Food, Scarecrow Building, Pumpkin Patch, and Farmer’s Market.  Fees are charged for some activities. Children age 7 and under Free

South Jersey

Fall Festival Weekends at Johnson’s Corner Farm

September 8 thru October 31
133 Church Rd. Medford, NJ 08055 609-654-8643
Hayrides to pick Pumpkins and Apples (until Oct 13), Live Music, Moon bounce, Corn maze, Food Tent

Fall Family Festival Weekend

September 13 and 14 9 AM – 4 PM
JFK Blvd. & Promenade, Sea Isle City, NJ 08243 609-263-8687
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

September 20, 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. Voted Best Seafood Festival in Ocean County by the Asbury Park Press Readers Year after Year! Rain Date Sunday September 21st

Great Pumpkin Festival at Heaven Hill Farm

Wed – Fri 10 – 5 pm, Sat – Sun 10 – 6 pm September 20 - October 31
451 Route 94, Vernon 973-764-5144
Old-fashioned hayrides travel to U-Pick Pumpkin Patch, All New Wild West Adventure Corn Maze, Spider Web Crawls, Monster Sling Shots, Duck Racing, and much more. 


September 20 – November 2
1250 Lacey Rd Forked River, NJ 08731 609.693.3513
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. 

New Heights Festival

September 26 - 28
901 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751 732-203-7787
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.

Pumpkin Palooza! at Springdale Farms

September 27 and 28, 11 AM – 5 PM
1638 South Springdale Road, Cherry Hill, NJ, 08003, 856.424.8674
It's an all-day event at two of South Jersey's favorites, Springdale Farms and the Discovery Museum. Pick up your all day pass at either location for $15 dollars a person.  Springdale Farms will offer Farmer Tom's Hayride, the Corn Maze, and Paint-A-Pumpkin.  The Discovery Museum will have Pony Rides (12pm-4pm), a Moon Bounce and Fall Crafts.

Farm Fun AT Emery's Berry Farm
September 27, 28 October 4,5,11,12,13,18.19,25,26 9 AM – 6 PM
346 Long Swamp Rd. New Egypt, NJ 08533 609.758.8514
Awesome 5 acre Corn Maze with Harvest Time Game through trails in corn and HEMP cover crop!  They have a strong focus on the younger kids with an awesome 2 acre “Corn Maze”   The Maze is plenty big and challenging for those not yet in their teens.  There is also a straw bale maze that keeps your kids active and happy. 

Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival

September 26 - 28; Friday: 4-8pm; Saturday: 10am to 8pm; Sunday: 10am to 4pm
Kix McNutley's 63rd & Landis Avenue Sea Isle City 609-318-4504
The Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival is the first food truck festival in South Jersey.  It 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...

Touch A Truck is pulling into the Moorestown Mall!

September 27, 10 am – 3 pm, Rain or Shine!
400 Route 38, Moorestown, NJ 08057 (856) 231-4444
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!