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Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey

Various locations in New Jersey

Here are more fun activities in New Jersey.   Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey The Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey is an annual event that takes place the third weekend …

Free
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Hackettstown Scarecrow Stroll

Main St- Hackettstown Main St, Hackettstown

Here are more fun activities in Hackettstown, New Jersey.   Annual Hackettstown Scarecrow Contest The theme for this year's Scarecrow Scroll Contest will be: Cartoon Characters from any era! Hackettstown …

Free
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Scarecrow Walk in Downtown Toms River

Downtown Toms River Washington Street, Toms River

Here are more fun activities in Toms River, New Jersey.   Scarecrow Walk The streets in downtown are lined with scarecrows for this annual event. For two weeks the public …

Free
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Scarecrow Displays in Vernon

Vernon Township 36 Maple Grange Rd, Vernon

Here are more fun activities in Vernon, New Jersey.   3rd Annual Vernon Scarecrow Contest The Vernon Chamber of Commerce will be hosting our Annual Vernon Scarecrow Contest!   When …

Free
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Cranford Scarecrow Stroll

Downtown Cranford South Avenue, Cranford

It's back, the biggest downtown event of the year! The 14th Annual Scarecrow Stroll will take place Oct. 15 - 31!he Night Stroll scheduled for Oct. 18. Bob the Builder …

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Ewing Green Team Scarecrow Contest

Senior and Community Center - Ewing Ewing

Here are more fun activities in Ewing, New Jersey.   All Around Town Scarecrow Contest Mayor Bert Steinmann, the Ewing Green Team, Ewing Arts Commission and Art Has No Boundaries …

Free
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New Providence Scarecrow Stroll

Springfield Ave- New Providence Springfield Ave, New Providence

Here are more fun activities in New Providence, New Jersey.   Scarecrow Stroll New Providence Business is hosting the annual Scarecrow Contest, bringing a festive feel to our downtown! The …

Free
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Scarecrow Festival in Hillsborough

Hillsborough Municipal Building Hillsborough

Here are more fun activities in Hillsborough, New Jersey.   Scarecrow Festival Hillsborough’s first-ever Scarecrow Festival begins this Monday, October 4th! More than 40 scarecrows will be on display in …

Free
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Scarecrow Contest at Smithville Park in Eastampton 2021

Historic Smithville Park in Eastampton 803 Smithville Road, Eastampton

2021 details coming soon.   Scarecrows on Parade returns to Historic Smithville Park in Eastampton the month of October. The winners are based off of votes from daily park visitors! …

Free
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Lambertville Scarecrow Display

City of Lambertville Lambertville

Here are more fun activities in Lambertville, New Jersey.   Scarecrow Contest We are very excited to promote our Fourth Annual Scarecrow Contest! Our area is known for celebrating Halloween …

Free
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South Plainfield Scarecrow Festival 2021

South Plainfield Borough Hall 2480 Plainfield Ave, South Plainfield

Here are more fun activities in South Plainfield, New Jersey.   Scarecrow Festival Come visit our exhibit at your leisure, take selfies and share with your friends and families! No …

Free

Fall Festival in Clinton at Grayrock Farm Sanctuary

Grayrock Farm Sanctuary 85 Grayrock Road, Clinton

Here are more fun activities in Clinton, New Jersey.   Grayrock N Roll Fall Festival A day of family fun!   When is the Grayrock N Roll Fall Festival? Saturday, …

$5

Union County Fall Festival in Cranford

Nomahegan Park Cranford

Here are more fun activities in Cranford, New Jersey.   Union County Family Fun Fall Festival Join us for our 23rd Annual Red Ribbon Day! The Family Fun Fall Festival …

Free
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Hopatcong Marketplace

Hopatchung Park and Ride Lot Next to 47 Hopatchung Rd., Hopatcong

Here are more fun activities in Hopatcong, New Jersey.   Hopatcong Marketplace The Hopatcong Marketplace is a mix of farms, food trucks, food vendors, artisans, local businesses, plus vintage, collectibles, …

Free

Art in the Park in Absecon

Heritage Park in Absecon 500 Mill Rd, Absecon

Here are more fun activities in Absecon, New Jersey.   Art in the Park Come join local and regional Artists and Artisan Crafters in our 7th Annual Art in the …

Free

Fall Festival in Runnemede

Runnemede Fire Company, No. 1 26 E 2nd Ave, Runnemede

Here are more fun activities in Runnemede, New Jersey.   Runnemede Fire Company Fall Festival A fun family event held by the Runnemede Fire Company.   When is the Fall …

Free

Ventnor City Block Party

Ventnor Ave - Ventnor City Ventnor Ave, Ventnor City

Here are more fun activities in Ventnor City, New Jersey.   Ventnor Block Party Fun doesn't stop in fall: Ventnor City Special Events has planned a great Block Party!   …

Free
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Scarecrow Alley at the Physick Estate

Emlen Physick Estate 1048 Washington St, Cape May

Here are more fun activities in Cape May, New Jersey.   13th Annual Scarecrow Alley at the Physick Estate The grounds of Cape May’s original haunted house, the Emlen Physick …

Free
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Camden County Fair

Camden County Fairgrounds 508 Lakeland Road, Blackwood

County Fair - free admission, free parking and other activities.

Free

Family Kite Festival in Wall

Wall Municipal Complex NJ

Here are more fun activities in Wall, New Jersey.   Family Kite Fest First 50 residents ages 12 and under will receive a free kite. Please bring your own kites …

Free

North Arlington Paint Your Own Pumpkin

North Arlington Senior Center 10 Beaver Ave, North Arlington

Here are more fun Halloween activities in North Arlington, New Jersey.   Halloween Event - Paint Your Own Pumpkin in North Arlington The North Arlington Access for All Committee will …

Free

Buena Vista Township Halloween Fun Day

Saw Mill Park Route 40, Richland VIllage

Here are more fun Halloween activities in Buena Vista Township, New Jersey.   Halloween Fun Day   Halloween Fun Day in Buena Vista Township Fun for the family!   When …

Free

Fall Festival in South Plainfield

South Plainfield Library 2484 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield

2021 Details coming soon.   Fall Festival Saturday, October 19 ~ 10:00am - 1:00pm Location: The event will be held behind the library in the parking lot and Willow Park. …

Free
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Craft Saturdays at Dey Mansion in Wayne

Dey Mansion 199 Totowa Rd, Wayne

Here are more fun activities in Wayne, New Jersey.   Craft Saturdays Drop-in at the Dey Mansion every Saturday morning for free parent and child art projects! Craft demonstrations start …

Free

Fall Fest in Princeton at the Princeton Shopping Center

Princeton Shopping Center 301 N Harrison St, Princeton

Here are more fun activities in Princeton, New Jersey.   Fall Fest Celebrate the fun of Fall outdoors in a beautiful courtyard setting!   When is the Fall Fest? Saturday, …

Free

Harvest Craft and Food Truck Festival in Maywood

Memorial Park- Maywood Spring Valley Rd, Maywood

Here are more fun activities in Maywood, New Jersey.   Maywood Harvest Craft & Food Truck Festival Fun for the whole family at the Maywood Food Truck Festival. Bring your …

Free

Family Hoedown in Pequannock Township

Greenview Park 27 West Parkway, Pequannock

Here are more fun activities in Pequannock, New Jersey.   Pequannock Township Hoedown Come enjoy some family fun!   When is the Pequannock Township Hoedown? Saturday, October 16, 2021 from …

Free

Fall Festival in Springfield

Township of Springfield 278 Meisel Ave, Springfield

Here are more fun activities in Springfield, New Jersey.   Fall Festival All are welcome to attend Springfield's Annual Fall Festival! Fun for all ages!   When is the Fall …

Free

North Brunswick Halloween Happenings

Veterans Park in North Brunswick North Brunswick

Here are more fun Halloween activities in North Brunswick, New Jersey.   Halloween Happenings in North Brunswick   Halloween Trick or Treating in North Brunswick Join us for Halloween fun …

Free
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Downtown Hammonton Halloween Spooky Scavenger Hunt

Graycewyngs Gardens & Interiors 215 E Pleasant St, Hammonton

Here are more fun Halloween activities in Downtown Hammonton, New Jersey.   Halloween Spooky Scavenger Hunt No reservations needed. Walk ins welcome. No live haunts, just props. Quite eerie at …

$5

Food Truck and Music Festival in Sewell

Washington Lake Park Amphitheater 626 Hurffville Crosskeys Rd, Sewell

Here are more fun activities in Sewell, New Jersey.   Food Truck and Music Festival Get ready South Jersey, The Just Jersey Fest is rolling into Sewell!   When is …

Free

Egg Harbor Township Trunk or Treat 2021

Flemmings Junkyard 353 Zion Rd, Egg Harbor Township

Here are more fun Halloween activities in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey.   Trunk or Treat 2021   Halloween Trunk or Treat in Egg Harbor Township This Trunk or Treat …

Free – $5

East Brunswick Halloween Boo ‘n Brew at Brunswick Square Mall

Brunswick Square Mall East Brunswick

Here are more fun Halloween activities in East Brunswick, New Jersey.   Boo n' Brew   Halloween Event in East Brunswick Things are getting spooky here at Brunswick Square and …

Free

Harvest Festival in Pennsauken

Pennsauken Community Recreation Complex 5605 N Crescent Blvd., Pennsauken

Here are more fun activities in Pennsauken, New Jersey.   Pennsauken Harvest Festival A day of family fun!   When is the Harvest Festival? Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 12:00pm …

Free

Fall Festival in Brooklawn

Brooklawn Waterfront Timber Blvd., Brooklawn

Here are more fun activities in Brooklawn, New Jersey.   Brooklawn Fall Festival October is the perfect season to enjoy all the festival has to offer including live music, food …

Free
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Burlington County Music in the Park

Historic Smithville Park in Eastampton 803 Smithville Road, Eastampton

Here's more fun things to do in Burlington County, New Jersey.   Music in the Park Music in the Park returns on the first day of Fall! Oliver Dagum kicks …

Free

Fall Festival in Brick Township

Windward Beach Park 260 Princeton Ave., Brick Township

Here are more fun activities in Brick, New Jersey.   Fall Fest Brick Township's Fall Fest is back!   When is the Fall Fest? Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 1:00pm …

Free

East Brunswick Candy Crawl at Brunswick Square Mall

Brunswick Square Mall East Brunswick

Here are more fun Halloween activities in East Brunswick, New Jersey.   Candy Crawl   Halloween Trick or Treating in East Brunswick Goblins and Ghouls, you are invited to join …

Free

Food and Craft Beer Festival in Blackwood

Black Horse Pike - Blackwood section Black Horse Pike, Blackwood

Here are more fun activities in Blackwood, New Jersey.   3rd Annual Food and Craft Beer Festival Gloucester Township is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting our third …

Free

Bellmawr Fall Festival

Bellmawr Rec Center 125 S Bell Rd, Bellmawr

Here are more fun activities in Bellmawr, New Jersey.   Bellmawr's Annual Fall Festival Bellmawr's Fall Festival is back!   When is Bellmawr's Annual Fall Festival? Saturday, October 16, 2021 …

Free
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Edelman Planetarium Shows in Glassboro – Birth of Planet Earth

Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University Science Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro

Here's more fun things to do in Glassboro, New Jersey.   Birth of Planet Earth Discover the twisted tale of our planet's origins. Scientists now believe that our galaxy is …

$3 – $5

Diwali Celebration in Leonia

Wood Park - Leonia 370 Broad Ave, Leonia

Here are more fun activities in Leonia, New Jersey.   Diwali - A Cultural Celebration A Cultural Celebration in Leonia!   When is the Diwali Celebration? Sunday, November 7, 2021 …

Free
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Outdoor Night Markets in Highland Park

Raritan Avenue - Highland Park Raritan Avenue, Highland Park

Here are more fun activities in Highland Park, New Jersey.   Night Owl Markets Join us in downtown Highland Park for four "Night Owl" outdoor markets featuring local artists, artisans, …

Free

Fall Festival in Cinnaminson

Wood Park - Cinnaminson Cinnaminson

Here are more fun activities in Cinnaminson, New Jersey.   Cinnaminson Fall Festival Save the date for the Cinnaminson Fall Festival!   When is the Cinnaminson Fall Festival? Saturday, October …

Free

Centennial Celebration in Point Pleasant Borough

Riverfront Park in Point Pleasant Borough 1001 River Ave, Point Pleasant

Here are more fun activities in Point Pleasant Borough, New Jersey.   Centennial Celebration Our 100th Birthday was in May of 2020 but due to the pandemic, we couldn’t celebrate …

Free
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Edelman Planetarium Shows in Glassboro – Laser Michael Jackson

Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University Science Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro

Here's more fun things to do in Glassboro, New Jersey.   Laser Michael Jackson Planetarium Show Michael Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", …

$3 – $5

Free Movies in High Bridge

High Bridge Commons 79 Main Street, High Bridge

Here are more fun Halloween activities in High Bridge, New Jersey.   Halloween Movie Night in the Commons Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and snacks!   When is the Halloween …

Free
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Ghostly Campfire Tales at The Hancock House

Hancock House 3 Front St, Hancocks Bridge

Here are more fun Halloween activities in Bridge, New Jersey.   Ghostly Campfire Tales For those of you looking for a spooky time! This is a free outside event, please …

Free

 
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