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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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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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Absecon Halloween Decorated Houses

City of Absecon Absecon

Here are more fun Halloween activities in Absecon, New Jersey.   6th Annual Halloween House Decorating Contest   Halloween Decorated Houses in Absecon Absecon Community Affairs has begun accepting nominations …

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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Palmyra Scarecrow Display

Borough of Palmyra NJ

Here are more fun Halloween activities in Palmyra, New Jersey.   Scarecrow Display in Palmyra Will be displayed on Broad Street!   When is the Scarecrow Display? Scarecrows will be …

Free
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Keyport Scarecrow Trail

Keyport Public Library NJ

Here are more fun Halloween activities in Keyport, New Jersey.   Keyport Scarecrow Trail Public Voting begins on Sunday, October 17th. In-Person and Online! One vote per person, per category. …

Free
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Branchville Scarecrow Stroll

Broad Street Books 1 Mill Street, Branchville

Here are more fun Halloween activities in Branchville, New Jersey.   Branchville Scarecrow Stroll It's that time of year again in Branchville Borough. Scarecrows are popping up right & left …

Free
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Manasquan Chamber of Commerce’s Scarecrow Contest

Main Street - Manasquan NJ

Here are more fun Halloween activities in Manasquan, New Jersey.   Manasquan Scarecrow Contest We will display on Main Street until Halloween and will have winners!   When is the …

Free
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Medford Scarecrow Contest

Main Street - Medford Main Street, Medford

Here are more fun Halloween activities in Medford, New Jersey.   Medford Scarecrow Contest Come see the scarecrows on Main Street!   When is the Medford Scarecrow Contest? The scarecrows …

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
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Red Bank Farmers Market

The Galleria Red Bank Parking Lot 2 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank

Here are more fun activities in Red Bank, New Jersey.   Red Bank Farmers Market The Galleria Farmers Market offers fresh, locally-grown produce from NJ’s finest farmers. Only food will …

Free

Country Living Fair in Batsto Village

Batsto Village Hammonton

Here are more fun activities in Hammonton, New Jersey.   Country Living Fair This event is held annually in the Fall. This year it is scheduled to occur on Sunday, …

Free

Fall Craft Festival in Maplewood

The Woodland 60 Woodland Rd., Maplewood

Here are more fun activities in Maplewood, New Jersey.   FallCraft at the Woodland An experiential indie maker market that celebrate the arts, history, and culture of New Jersey.   …

Free

Family Fun and Food Truck Street Festival in Montvale

Paragon Dr-Montvale Paragon Dr, Montvale

Here are more fun activities in Montvale, New Jersey.   Montvale's Family Fun and Food Truck Street Festival The Montvale Chamber of Commerce is holding its 10th Annual Street Fair, …

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

Cultural Day in Evesham

Savich Field 525 E Main Street, Marlton

Here are more fun activities in Evesham, New Jersey.   Evesham Cultural Day Cultural celebrations foster respect & open-mindedness for other culture different to ours. By celebrating our differences, as …

Free

Art Walk and Music Fest in Maplewood

Maplewood Avenue in Maplewood Maplewood Ave, Maplewood

Here are more fun activities in Maplewood, New Jersey.   Art Walk and Music Fest A family-friendly celebration of art and music on the streets of Maplewood Village!   When …

Free

Oktoberfest in Hamilton

Veterans Park in Hamilton Township (Mercer County) 2206 Kuser Rd, Mercerville

Here are more fun activities in Hamilton, New Jersey.   Oktoberfest Hamilton's Annual Oktoberfest!   When is Oktoberfest? Sunday, October 17, 2021 from 11:00am - 5:30pm The rain date for …

Free

Food Truck Festival in Clifton

Boys & Girls Club of Clifton 181 Colfax Ave, Clifton

Here are more fun activities in Clifton, New Jersey.   Clifton Food Truck & Music Festival Food! Beer! Music! Fun! It’s a fun filled family day & it supports a …

$5

Hopatcong Halloween Party

Modick Park Lakeside Blvd, Hopatcong

Details about the annual Hopatcong Halloween Parade and Costume Contest, a Halloween event in Hopatcong, New Jersey.

Free

Holmdel Trunk or Treat at Texas Roadhouse

Texas Roadhouse - Holmdel 2105 State Route 35, Holmdel

Here are more fun Halloween activities in Holmdel, New Jersey.   Annual Trunk or Treat at Texas Road House   Halloween Trunk or Treat in Holmdel Please check back for …

Free

Harvest Festival in Cherry Hill

Here are more fun activities in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.   Harvest Festival Harvest Festival, co-hosted by Cherry Hill Township and the Cherry Hill Police and Fire Departments, is Cherry …

Free

Fall Festival in Lodi

Memorial Drive - Lodi Memorial Drive, Lodi

Here are more fun activities in Lodi, New Jersey.   Fall Fest Join in the fun in Lodi!   When is the Fall Fest? Sunday, October 17, 2021 from 12:00pm …

Free

Fall Festival in Warren Township (Somerset County)

Warren Township Municipal Complex 46 Mountain Blvd, Warreen

Here are more fun activities in Warren Township, New Jersey.   Fall Festival Save the date for Warren Recreation's Fall Festival! Join us as we celebrate the Warren Community.   …

Free

Music Festival in Haddon Township

Haddonfield, NJ NJ

Here are more fun activities in Haddon Township, New Jersey.   Music Festival The Haddon Township Music Festival is a perfect getaway for music aficionados who prefer to ‘experience” live …

Free
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NJ Botanical Gardens Guided Garden Tour

NJ Botanical Gardens 2 Morris Road, Ringwood

Here are more fun activities in Ringwood, New Jersey.   Guided Garden Tour Knowledgeable NJBG docents take you on a tour of what’s blooming around the Botanical Garden. Wear sturdy …

Free
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Edelman Planetarium Shows in Glassboro – Spacepark 360

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

Here's more fun things to do in Glassboro, New Jersey.   Spacepark 360 SpacePark360 is designed to recreate the experience of amusement park thrill rides — roller coasters, pendulums, inverters, …

$3 – $5

Long Hill Halloween Parade 2021

Kantor Memorial Park 915 Valley Rd, Gillette

Details about the Long Hill Halloween Parade, a Halloween event in Long Hill, New Jersey.

Free

Ghosts and Goats: Halloween Fun at The Rustic Ruhl

The Rustic Ruhl 176 Asbury Rd, Egg Harbor Township

Come out to the Rustic Ruhl for Ghosts and Goats: Halloween Fun! We will have spooky Halloween stories and Halloween activities! Costumes are welcome, but remember it is a farm! …

$10

South Amboy Trunk or Treat and Halloween Movie 2021

Allie Clark Sports Complex 200 Governor Hoffman Plaza, South Amboy

Here are more fun Halloween activities in South Amboy, New Jersey.   Halloween Trunk or Treat and Movie in South Amboy SAYAA and City of South Amboy’s Trunk or Treat …

Free

 
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