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Autumn Adventures in the Tri-State Area
Ah, the magic of fall! As the crisp air starts to kiss our cheeks and the vibrant shades of reds, oranges, and gold paint the trees, the tri-state area of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania comes alive with festivities. From the humble thrill of pumpkin picking to the enchanting world of the New York Renaissance Faire, there’s something for everyone.
Want to go for a drive? Enjoy the colorful leaves of fall. It’s like nature’s own show. Visit my blog on great places to see fall foliage.
Dive deep into haunted houses that’ll send shivers down your spine, admire the creativity behind scarecrow displays, or indulge in some history at local museums. Get ready to mark your calendars because this fall, adventure awaits around every corner!
I’ve attended several of the fall festivals mentioned, and they’re suitable for all age groups. If you plan to visit any of them, always check their website beforehand. Some events may need pre-purchased tickets because they limit attendee numbers.
Also, take note of varying prices between weekdays and weekends. Wear comfortable footwear, and remember that some festivals offer picnic areas where you can bring your own food.
A few festivals are being held from September to the early part of November. During this time of year, it’s great to get out in nature, hike, and see the beautiful Fall Foliage. Visit your local farms to support and enjoy the festivals that they have.
10 N Park Pl, Morristown, NJ
Von Thun Farms- Washington, NJ
Von Thun Farms at 438 NJ-57, Washington, NJ 07882.
I purchased tickets online. They had many activities; it was also a great place to take beautiful fall photos. We spent over 2 hours on the farm, going through the corn maze, picking apples, shooting corn, and much more.
Happy Day Farm Manalapan Township, NJ
Farm Hours + Entry Fall Harvest season is now open on Saturdays & Sundays, plus Fridays in October. Advance ticket purchase is required to enter. September 11th to October 31st, 10 am to 5 pm. The last entry is at 4 pm sharp. Fall Harvest admission is required to enter. Tickets are non-refundable (no exceptions).
New Jersey Fairs and Festivals
STONY HILL FARM
15 North Rd. Chester, NJ https://stonyhillfarms.com/maze-fun-park/things-to-do/
DONALDSON FARM (Events All Year)
358 Allen Road, Hackettstown, New Jersey 07840, Phone: 908-852- 9122
Haunted Houses and Pumpkin Displays
The following events are for people who like haunted houses, spending the day at a farm with apple picking, pig races, carnival rides, hayrides, corn mazes, and pumpkin picking. If these things are enjoyable, you will have your calendar filled with fun days to come! Let’s not forget about our furry friends.
Most places DO NOT allow pets. Please call and check before heading to an event. I have seen people turned away because they did not know. I listed a few events for your fur babies. https://www.bringfido.com/event/state/new_jersey/
WAGNER FARM ARBORETUM
197 Mountain Ave, Warren, NJ
Wagner Farm Arboretum’s spectacular Halloween-themed “Brite Nites” event showcases an elaborate display of intricately & creatively hand-carved and lighted pumpkins. Timed tickets must be purchased in advance, and ticket info will follow at a later date
Check their website for any changes!
HAUNTED RED MILL MUSEUM
56 Main Street Clinton, NJ 08809 Phone: 908.735.4101
HEAVEN HILL FARM GREAT PUMPKIN FESTIVAL
Tickets must be purchased online, in advance, utilizing timeslots. Please note: Tickets become available 24 hours in advance. Entry to Fall Harvest is only guaranteed by purchasing an advanced ticket. We cannot guarantee entry for walk-in guests. (Please: To Keep Our Friendly Farm Animals Safe, We Ask That You Kindly Leave Your Furry Dog Friends Home)
THE GREAT JACK O’LATERN BLAZE
September-November Van Cortlandt Manor 525 S Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
Brighton Asylum is located at the REAR of:
2 Brighton Ave Passaic, NJ 07055 (border of Clifton)
Hotline – (201) 716-2827
PLEASE READ! https://brightonasylum.com/know-before-you-go/
Peddlers Village in Bucks County
September 16th and September 17th
September 5 – October 31
NEW YORK FALL EVENTS
The New York Renaissance Faire
VIRIGINIA FALL FESTIVALS
VIRGINIA BEACH FALL FESTIVALS
CONNECTICUT FALL FESTIVALS
There you have it, folks! A fun-packed list of fall festivities spread across New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Whether you’re in the mood for pumpkin picking with the family, getting spooked in haunted houses, or stepping back in time at the New York Renaissance Faire, there’s something for everyone.
And hey, don’t forget the timeless joy of a simple drive through our region’s picturesque roads to witness the breathtaking fall foliage. So, grab your sweater, gather your loved ones, and dive into the autumnal magic that awaits! Happy exploring!
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