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We love sharing with families fun things to do in NJ especially when it comes to events in New Jersey. If you are looking for things to do in New Jersey today or in the days ahead, just take a look at our Calendar of New Jersey events.
 
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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, NJ

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, NJ

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, NJ

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, NJ

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, NJ

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, NJ

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, NJ

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, NJ

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, NJ

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, NJ

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, NJ

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
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Monarch Tagging Demo in Cape May Point State Park

Cape May Bird Observatory 701 East Lake Drive, Cape May Point, NJ

Here are more fun activities in Cape May Point, New Jersey.   Monarch Tagging Demo Join the Monarch Monitoring Project team and learn about the Monarch butterflies that migrate through …

Free

Union County Fall Festival in Cranford

Nomahegan Park Cranford, NJ

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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Asbury Park Farmers Market

Asbury Fresh Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ

Here are more fun activities in Asbury, New Jersey.   Asbury Fresh Farmers & Makers Market Back in Kennedy Park for another year of our outdoor Farmers and Makers Markets! …

Free
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Demonstrations at Howell Living History Farm

Howell Living History Farm 70 Woodens Lane, Lambertville, NJ

Here are more fun activities in Lambertville, New Jersey.   Demonstrations at Howell Living History Farm   When are the Demonstrations? Saturdays from 10:00am - 4:00pm   Where are the …

Free

Art in the Park in Absecon

Heritage Park in Absecon 500 Mill Rd, Absecon, NJ

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, NJ

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, NJ

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, NJ

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 RoadBlackwood,

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

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