It’s that time of year to get out to all the Fall Festivals and smell everything pumpkin spice. This is my favorite time of the year to watch and photograph the colorful changing of the leaves and go hiking. For kids it’s time for pumpkin picking, hayrides and Trick or Treating. Well, those are my favorites for me too. The kid in me love going to festivals and going through the corn mazes and decorating for the season. I want to list a few festivals that will held from October -the early part of November. During this time of year it’s great to get out in nature and go hiking. The weather is prefect and the trees are beautiful.
The following events are for people who like haunted houses, spending the day at a farm with apple picking, pig races, carnivals rides, hay rides, corn mazes and pumpkin picking. If these are things you enjoy, then you will have your calendar filled with fun days to come! I even have an event for your pets!
I listed links for the following states that have Fall events: Pennsylvnia, New York, Connecticut and Virginia. You can always go to your web browser, Google, Bing and search for : festivals near me.
Lenape Day Oct 12 12pm- 4pm
Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township 973.635.6629. Join this annual event celebrating the Lenape with dancing, drums, and historical talks by the Ramapough Lenape People. Enjoy games, crafts, touring a replica wigwam, and more. Great fun for the entire family! Event will take place, rain or shine.
Cost: $5 per person age 3 & up.
APPLEGTE FARMS The 25th Annual Oktoberfest Oct 5th 11AM-3PM
616 Grove St. Montclair, NJ 07042
STONY HILL FARM FALL FESTIVAL OCT 12TH-OCT 20TH
(Events all Year)
15 North Rd. Chester, NJ
APPLE FESTIVAL OCT 5TH & OCT 6TH /FLASHLIGHT NIGHTS IN THE MAZE OCT 5TH , OCT 12TH
DONALDSON FARMS (Events all Year)
358 Allen Road, Hackettstown, New Jersey 07840, Phone: 908-852- 9122
SUSSEX COUNTY GARLIC AND HONEY FESTIVAL Oct 12th 10am-4pm
37 Plains Rd., Augusta, New Jersey, (973) 579-0500
WAGNER FARM ARBORETUM Oct 11, 2019 – Oct 27, 2019
197 Mountain Ave, Warren, NJ https://www.tickettailor.com/events/wagnerfarmarboretum/301729
PLEASE VISIT SITE FOR INFORMATION. Admission: Ticket price includes admission to the Pumpkin Path, Barn of Fear, L’il Pumpkin Patch, Food Pavilion, and Store. $15 per Adult (ages 13-61); $10 per Child (ages 5-12); Free for Pre-k (ages 0-4); $10 per Senior (ages 62+). Parking is free. Tickets may be purchased online at any time, for the next open session. Cash/credit card tickets may be purchased on the day of the event, only at the ticket gate and not in the store, starting at 7:00 PM (in limited quantities). Wait times are shorter for pre-sale/online tickets.
WATERLOO VILLAGE HAUNTED HAYRIDE
October 25 and October 26
520 Waterloo Road, Stanhope, NJ 07874 Admission is $10 per person. Hayrides are 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm, 8:30pm. Call for reservations: 973-347-1835
HAUNTED RED MILL MUSUEM
Oct 11th, Oct 12th, Oct 18th, Oct 19th, Oct 25th, Oct 26th
56 Main Street Clinton, NJ 08809 Phone: 908.735.4101 Please visit the website for rules when attending this event. Tickets may be purchased online. Parental Advisory!!! The attraction has five sections and takes 40-45 minutes to go through once you enter. This attraction includes live actors, special effects, fog and strobe lights. This is an intense experience meant to frighten adults
Box office opens at 5pm, event starts after dark (approximately between 7 and 7:30pm), box office will remain open until 10pm, attraction closes when all attendees on line as of 10pm have gone through. Regular tickets are $30 per person, Express passes are $45 per person for faster entry.
Oct 12th, Oct 19th, Oct 26th, each weekend Sunday is the rain date
HEAVEN HILL FARM GREAT PUMPKIN FESTIVAL Sept 14th-Nov 3rd
451 State Route 94, Vernon, New Jersey 07462
Phone: (973) 764-5144
Weekends and holidays $15 a person, weekdays Wednesday thru Friday $10 a person, (September 14th – November 3rd) PLUS: ROSH HASHANAH, (Monday 9/30/19)
YOM KIPPUR ( Wednesday 10/9/19) AND COLUMBUS DAY ( Monday 10/14/19)
*$10 PER PERSON WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY (October 2nd through October 25th) Except Yom Kippur (10/9/19) which is a $15 Fee
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES INCLUDE (But are NOT included in the price of admission):
U-Pick Pumpkins: ($.59/lb.)
Carnival Rides: (11am – 6pm Weekends Only Plus Columbus Day, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur)
- $1.25 PER TICKET (each ride is 3-6 tickets)
- 25 TICKETS $30
- 50 TICKETS $50
- WRISTBAND $25
THE GREAT JACK O’LATERN BLAZE Oct 3rd-Nov 3rd
Van Cortlandt Manor 525 S Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
October 3-31; November 1-3; 8-10; 15-17; 22-23; 29-30 ADMISSION: Adults: Starting at $23 – Children 3-17: Starting at $17 Members + Children 2 and under: FREE
STRUTT YOUR MUTT: CANINE COSTUME CONTEST IN BRANCHBROOK PARK Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 1:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Branch Brook Park 223 Bloomfield Ave, Newark, New Jersey 07104
Chester’s 36th Annual Harvest Celebration OCT 19 & 20TH
‘TIME TO MOURN’ Wednesdays and Sundays, October 2 through October 31. Time: 1 p.m. & 2 p.m
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township
Ages 12 & Up.
Tour the Foster family home, The Willows, to explore the unique death and mourning traditions of the Victorian period. Customs, now considered strange, influenced loved ones for months and years after the deceased had passed.
Cost: $6 per adult, $5 per senior, $4 per child age 4-16, $2 per child age 2 & 3, FREE per child under age 2.
MORRISTOWN PARKS COMMISION LIST OF EVENTS
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/
MONTCLAIR GARDENS AGLOW
AMERICAN DREAM MALL AT THE MEADOWLANDS OPEN OCTOBER 25
1 American Dream Way | East Rutherford, NJ | 07073