It's October (already!) and the Garden State is hopping and popping with harvest festivals, pumpkin-y events, Halloween fun and so much more. As usual we've selected our favorite eight to ten activities from our most trusted venues, events we've experienced or things that sound just too delightful to miss. Even if being scared at Halloween fests is not your thing, there's still plenty to choose from, so put on your sweaters/raincoats/costumes and GO, New Jersey!
It’s already the last weekend in September and now’s the time to jump right in and enjoy some awesome fall weather and activities, if you haven’t already! Learn all about autumn animals at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum’s Fall Festival, make your own family scarecrow at Leonard J. Buck Garden or kick back to some music and browse arts & crafts at the Hoboken Arts & Music Festival. And remember, you can find a full list of weekend activities in our Event Calendar.
Is that a chill in the air? Cooler September evenings are upon us and some great autumn events are starting to pop up on our radar. Take a hay ride during Fall Family Weekends at Horse Sleigh Farm, cozy up to a campfire after an Autumn Night Hike at Tenafly Nature Center or learn about Chinese culture at the Mid Autumn Moon Festival at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum. And remember, you can find a full list of weekend activities in our Event Calendar.
Schedules and school work already got you down? September in New Jersey just happens to be full of family fun, so take a little break and enjoy some quality time with the kiddos. Check out the always popular Atlantic City Seafood Festival, Apple Day at Terhune Orchards or take a Sea Glass Beach Hike and look for treasures at the Alpine Boat Basin. And remember, you can find a full list of weekend activities in our Event Calendar.
Even though school is in full swing for most of us, the weather is still balmy, so why not enjoy just a little more outdoor fun? Check out beautiful butterflies at Pyramid Mountain’s Monarch Festival or learn all about planes and helicopters at the Aviation Museum’s Open Cockpit Day. Or get into the autumn spirit with a day of apple picking and hay rides at Alstede Farms. And remember, you can find a full list of weekend activities in our Event Calendar.
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