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New Jersey Fall Festivals the Whole Family Will Love

The calendar says it’s time for kids to go back to school and I completely understand why it can be hard to say goodbye to summer. But let me give you some reasons to be excited for fall. September brings a plethora of New Jersey fall festivals you will love. Your kids will love!

Whether you’re looking for a harvest festival, a festival themed around apples or pumpkins, a festival that surrounds you with food trucks, cultural festivals to celebrate your Irish/Italian/German heritage, or unique festivals like Woofstock or a Festival of the Sea, we have them in New Jersey this fall.

Fill up a cup of apple cider, pull out your favorite pen, take out your planner and start planning for a fabulous fall with these New Jersey festivals.

At the time of this first publishing we’re up to almost 200 New Jersey fall festivals on our calendar of events and I have no doubt that as we get full into swing we’ll double that number. Bookmark or save this so you can keep coming back to it.

Ultimate guide to New Jersey Fall Festivals the Whole Family Will Love

New Jersey Fall Festivals the Whole Family Will Love

How we organized our guide to fall festivals in New Jersey

When you’re talking about organizing all the NJ fall festivals into one guide it can be quite the task. So I’ve tried to organize this in a manner that would be the most helpful to our readers.

By type of festival

First, this guide to New Jersey fall festivals is organized by the type of festivals. This time of year we have fall/harvest festivals, community days, food truck festivals, apple festivals, and more. To help our readers, who might be looking for a certain type of fall festival in New Jersey I started by breaking the festivals into the types of festivals as just mentioned. There’s a catch all heading for all the other festivals that are happening this fall.

By region and county

Within each of those festival categories I’ve separated those NJ fall festivals by their region and then sorted by the county hosting the festival.

Why not by date or month

Some festivals always happen on the same weekend from year to year. Some New Jersey fall festivals change it up by moving to a different weekend or even month. We’ve chosen to invest our time in making sure that we find as many free and cheap family-friendly New Jersey fall festivals as we can to share with you rather than putting the list in order by exact date.

For the purpose of this guide to NJ fall festivals we’re a little generous with what we consider fall. We know once the kids start going back to school and summer break is over, most of us consider it fall. The festivals and fairs listed below all happen between September 1 and November 30.

At any time you can visit our calendar of events to see these NJ festivals listed by date. This is our overall calendar. Other non-festival events will also be visible.

How do I get my NJ fall festival listed with Jersey Family Fun?

Fall fairs and festivals that are family-friendly are usually eligible for a listing on our calendar of events and in this guide. Depending on the admission price there may be a small fee to be listed. Please visit our Event Submission Form for more details.

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New Jersey Fall Festivals

FALL FESTIVALS!! Autumn festivals, harvest festivals, Ocktober festivals our guide to New Jersey festivals starts with a look at the fall festivals happening across communities in New Jersey.

North Jersey Fall Festivals

Bergen County Fall Festivals 

Essex County Fall Festivals

Hudson County Fall Festivals 

Morris County Fall Festivals 

Passaic County Fall Festivals 

Sussex County Fall Festivals 

Union County Fall Festivals 

Warren County Fall Festivals 

Central Jersey Fall Fall Festivals

Hunterdon County Fall Festivals 

Mercer County Fall Festivals

Middlesex County Fall Festivals 

Monmouth County Fall Festivals 

Somerset County Fall Festivals 

South Jersey Fall Festivals

Atlantic County Fall Festivals

Burlington County Fall Festivals 

Camden County Fall Festivals 

Cape May County Fall Festivals 

Cumberland County Fall Festivals 

Gloucester County Fall Festivals 

Ocean County Fall Festivals 

Salem County Fall Festivals 

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Community Days happening in New Jersey this Fall

Nearly every New Jersey community has a community day to celebrate the families, businesses, first responders and community organizations in their town. For the community days that happen in the fall, we have them listed here.

North Jersey Community Days this Fall

Bergen County Community Days  

Essex County Community Days 

Hudson County Community Days 

  • None at this time.

Morris County Community Days 

Passaic County Community Days 

Sussex County Community Days 

Union County Community Days 

Warren County Community Days 

Central Jersey Community Days this Fall

Hunterdon County Community Days 

Mercer County Community Days 

  • None at this time.

Middlesex County Community Days 

  • None at this time.

Monmouth County Community Days 

Somerset County Community Days 

  • None at this time.

South Jersey Community Days this Fall

Atlantic County Community Days 

  • None at this time.

Burlington County Community Days 

Camden County Community Days 

Cape May County Community Days 

  • None at this time.

Cumberland County Community Days 

Gloucester County Community Days 

Ocean County Community Days 

Salem County Community Days 

  • none

Apple Festivals in New Jersey

Fall is the season for picking some yummy apples. Our New Jersey apple picking farms offer such a variety of apples and the best experiences of picking apples from the orchards. Extend that apple fun with a visit to one of these New Jersey apple festivals.

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Only a few apple festivals have been announced so far but I’m sure there will be more in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.

South Jersey Apple Festivals

Burlington County NJ Apple Festival 

Gloucester County Apple Festival 

Salem County Apple Festival 

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Food Truck Festivals this Fall in New Jersey

What’s the best thing about food truck festivals? It’s the variety of foods available! With so many food trucks in one place, everyone can have something different to eat without the grown ups having to cook a different meal for each person. Check out these food truck festivals coming to New Jersey this fall.

North Jersey Food Truck Festivals this Fall

Bergen County Fall Food Truck Festivals 

Essex County Fall Food Truck Festivals

Hudson County Fall Food Truck Festivals 

  • None at this time. This doesn’t mean there aren’t any food festivals happening in Hudson County. It just means there may not be food truck festivals happening in Hudson County. Please check the more festivals heading below for other food-themed festivals in this area.

Morris County Fall Food Truck Festivals 

  • None at this time. This doesn’t mean there aren’t any food festivals happening in Morris County. It just means there may not be food truck festivals happening in Morris County. Please check the more festivals heading below for other food-themed festivals in this area.

Passaic County Fall Food Truck Festivals 

Sussex County Fall Food Truck Festivals 

Union County Fall Food Truck Festivals 

Warren County Fall Food Truck Festivals 

  • None at this time. This doesn’t mean there aren’t any food festivals happening in Warren County. It just means there may not be food truck festivals happening in Warren County. Please check the more festivals heading below for other food-themed festivals in this area.

Central Jersey Food Truck Festivals this Fall

Hunterdon County Fall Food Truck Festivals 

  • None at this time. This doesn’t mean there aren’t any food festivals happening in Hunterdon County. It just means there may not be food truck festivals happening in Hunterdon County. Please check the more festivals heading below for other food-themed festivals in this area.

Mercer County Fall Food Truck Festivals 

  • None at this time. This doesn’t mean there aren’t any food festivals happening in Mercer County. It just means there may not be food truck festivals happening in Mercer County. Please check the more festivals heading below for other food-themed festivals in this area.

Middlesex County Fall Food Truck Festivals 

Monmouth County Fall Food Truck Festivals  

Somerset County Fall Food Truck Festivals  

South Jersey Food Truck Festivals this Fall

Atlantic County Fall Food Truck Festivals  

Burlington County Fall Food Truck Festivals 

Camden County Fall Food Truck Festivals 

Cape May County Fall Food Truck Festivals 

  • None at this time. This doesn’t mean there aren’t any food festivals happening in Cape May County. It just means there may not be food truck festivals happening in Cape May County. Please check the more festivals heading below for other food-themed festivals in this area.

Cumberland County Fall Food Truck Festivals 

  • None at this time. This doesn’t mean there aren’t any food festivals happening in Cumberland County. It just means there may not be food truck festivals happening in Cumberland County. Please check the more festivals heading below for other food-themed festivals in this area.

Gloucester County Fall Food Truck Festivals 

Ocean County Fall Food Truck Festivals 

  • None at this time. This doesn’t mean there aren’t any food festivals happening in Ocean County. It just means there may not be food truck festivals happening in Ocean County. Please check the more festivals heading below for other food-themed festivals in this area.

Salem County Fall Food Truck Festivals 

  • None at this time. This doesn’t mean there aren’t any food festivals happening in Salem County. It just means there may not be food truck festivals happening in Salem County. Please check the more festivals heading below for other food-themed festivals in this area.
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More New Jersey Fall Festivals

The fall is just such a great time for festivals that we just couldn’t fit them all into the categories we have above. Before you put away those calendars or close out your calendar app, take a look at these last bit of New Jersey fall festivals we think you’ll love.

Diwali Festivals this Fall

Diwali is celebrated in October and there are a number of Diwali Festivals in New Jersey. To learn more about them and when and where they are happening visit Great Ways to Celebrate Diwali in New Jersey with Kids and Teens.

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North Jersey Festivals happening this fall 

Bergen County Festivals happening this fall 

Essex County Festivals happening this fall  

Hudson County Festivals happening this fall  

Morris County Festivals happening this fall  

Passaic County Festivals happening this fall  

Sussex County Festivals happening this fall  

Union County Festivals happening this fall  

Warren County Festivals happening this fall  

Central Jersey Festivals happening this fall 

Hunterdon County Festivals happening this fall  

Mercer County Festivals happening this fall  

Middlesex County Festivals happening this fall  

Monmouth County Festivals happening this fall  

Somerset County Festivals happening this fall  

South Jersey Festivals happening this fall 

Atlantic County Festivals happening this fall  

Burlington County Festivals happening this fall  

Camden County Festivals happening this fall  

Cape May County Festivals happening this fall  

Cumberland County Festivals happening this fall  

Gloucester County Festivals happening this fall  

Ocean County Festivals happening this fall  

Salem County Festivals happening this fall  

child riding swing ride at fall festival in New Jersey

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