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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, corn mazes, hayrides, and Trick or Treating. Well, those are my favorites for me too. The kid in me loves going to festivals and going through the corn mazes and decorating for the season.
Von Thun Farms- Washington, NJ
I don’t know who enjoyed the festival more, me or the kids. We had a great time at the Von Thun Farms located at 438 NJ-57, Washington, NJ 07882. I purchased tickets online and made sure we had our masks in tow. At the farm mask and social distancing is required. They had so many activities and it was also a great place to take beautiful fall photos.
We spent over 2 hours on the farm. From going through the corn maze, picked apples, shooting corn, and so much more. The kids were tired after we left and before the season ends we will return again.
I want to list a few festivals that are being held through September to the early part of November. During this time of year, it’s great to get out in nature and go hiking. Visit your local farms to support them and enjoy the festivals that they have.
The following events are for people who like haunted houses, spending the day at a farm with apple picking, pig races, carnivals rides, hayrides, corn mazes, and pumpkin picking. If these are things you enjoy, then 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/
Please check to see if they have not been cancelled before attending. I love pet costumes too. Check out some on Chewy!
September Fall Festivals in New Jersey
STONY HILL FARM FALL FESTIVAL September 5th-November
15 North Rd. Chester, NJ https://stonyhillfarms.com/maze-fun-park/things-to-do/Supply company
DONALDSON FARMS (Events all Year)
358 Allen Road, Hackettstown, New Jersey 07840, Phone: 908-852- 9122
WAGNER FARM ARBORETUM
197 Mountain Ave, Warren, NJ https://www.wfafnj.org/events
- October 14, 2020-November 1
DUE TO COVID 19 AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS, BRITE NITES WILL BE A DRIVE-THRU EVENT IN 2020, NOT A WALK-THRU EVENT.
It’s back…Returning for the 9th time is Wagner Farm Arboretum’s spectacular Halloween-themed “Brite Nites” event, showcasing 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. Dates will be October 14 – 18, October 21 – 25 and October 28 – November 1.
HAUNTED RED MILL MUSEUM https://theredmill.org/haunted-red-mill-2020-coming-this-octoberc/
56 Main Street Clinton, NJ 08809 Phone: 908.735.4101
HEAVEN HILL FARM GREAT PUMPKIN FESTIVAL Sept 12th-Nov 8th
*All Weekends and Columbus Day: $15.99 Plus Taxes and Fees *Wednesday Thursday and Friday (October Only): $12.99 Plus Taxes and Fees
TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY
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 with the purchase of 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/
AMERICAN DREAM MALL AT THE MEADOWLANDS OPEN October 1
1 American Dream Way | East Rutherford, NJ | 07073