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October 01, 2011

October 1, 2011

Welcome to The New Jersey Leisure Guide Times!

This newsletter brings you a capsule of popular leisure events and things to do in New Jersey during the month of October , 2011.

This Edition's Contents...

  • Popular October Events and Things To Do
  • This Month's Featured Restaurant

October in New Jersey is your last chance to get out and enjoy the outdoors with comfortable temperatures. The variety of activities range from experiencing the fall foliage, picking apples and pumpkins, and visiting a fall harvest festival. With the weather and ocean temperature still enjoyable, a trip to the southern Jersey Shore is also your final opportunity to get there before winter sets in.

Popular October 2011 Events and Things To Do

Ocean County Columbus Day Parade & Italian Street Festival
October 7, 8, 9, 2011
Grant Avenue from Bay Blvd. to Boardwalk
Seaside Heights, N.J
A fun filled weekend of food, friends, and Italian Culture. The Street Festival hours are: Friday, October 7th at 5 pm - 10pm Saturday, October 8th, 10 am - 10 pm Sunday, Oct 9th 10 am to 8 pm. The Parade will be held on Sunday October 9th at 1 pm, Boulevard from J Street to Sampson Avenue.

Take in one of the Last Irish Festivals of the Season -
Smithville Irish Festival
Saturday October 8th, 2011
Historic Smithville
1 North New York Rd
Smithville, NJ
Featuring entertainment by:Shamrock and Thistle Pipes and Drums, Mist of Ireland Dancers, Na Booach, Jamie &the QuietMan, Bantry Boys, Barley Boys. Please bring a chair. Come browse our Irish crafters, Irish food vendors and our kiddie area. 11 am to 6 pm

4th Annual Seafood and Music Festival
Saturday, October 8, 2011, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Along Atlantic Avenue between Wildwood and Schellenger Avenues
Wildwood, NJ
For additional information, 609-729-4000 This family fun event offers a full day of eating, dancing, and many fun filled activities. The event features live music by Frank Bey and The Swing City Blues Band, The Goodtymes Band, Large Flower Heads, Bandstand, and The Rocktologists. There will be crafters, food vendors, pie eating contests, a clam chowder contest, and much more. For children from noon-4 p.m. there will be a Kids Korner with children's activities, including pumpkin painting, face painting, inflatable bouncers and cotton candy. Admission is Free.

Cape May Wine Festival
October 8, 9, 2011
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal
Cape May, NJ
(609) 588-0085
Sample wines, live music, food, and artisan crafts

28th Annual Cranberry Festival
October 15th & 16th, 2011, 9 am to 4pm
Main St (rte 5763)
The Cranberry Festival is a celebration of New Jersey's cranberry harvest, the 3rd largest in the United States, and offers a tribute to the Pine Barrens & Culture. The main attraction is the diverse showing of more than 160 artists & craftsmen, some of which will also be demonstrating their crafts as well as displaying them for sale.

Take the Kids Pumpkin Picking - Pumpkin picking is a great fall activity and a memorable experience for families with young kids? Spend a day with the kids in New Jersey farm country picking pumpkins, and time permitting, add on a hay ride or a trip to the corn maze. For places to visit

Enjoy a Scary Halloween Show - Halloween in New Jersey is a time for many scary, frightful shows, events, attractions, and parades that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Caution: these events may be too scary for young children. For places to visit

Learn How to Make Apple Cider
Cooper Gristmill Chester Township
The Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center Chatham Township
For scheduling and information: Call 973-326-760 or visit New Jersey with a rich history in apple growing and cider production has several free educational and fun programs offered by The Morris County Park Commission take you back to the 1800s when apple cider was made in NJ. These programs are offered at two locations during the month of October and November. While the events are free, donations are appreciated.

Hike The Appalachian Trail - The New Jersey section is a non-governmental, independently managed recreation facility of the national park system and is the nation's longest marked hiking trail at 2,180 miles. It traverses 14 states from Maine's Mount Katahdin to Georgia's Springer Mountain over scenic, wooded, pastoral and rugged terrain. More....

This Month's Featured Restaurant

Take a weekend getaway to Northwest NJ to see the fall foliage and have dinner at:
Andres Restaurant
188 Spring St.
Newton, NJ
For a restaurant review.....

New Jersey Restaurant Reviews - New Jersey has over 23,000 restaurants and finding about them is often times a time consuming task. Check out our comprehensive ratings and reviews gathered from diners, critics, and personal visits by New Jersey Leisure Guide.

For other top New Jersey Attractions & Things to do in October:

Top Events in October - A schedule of the most popular events at the larger venues for concerts, theatre, entertainment, and festivals.
Top Things To Do in October - Our recommendations for the most popular seasonal outdoor and indoor activities, events, attractions, and points of interest for people of all ages. \

Celebrate Columbus Day 2011 in New Jersey - Information on Columbus Day celebrations of parades and festivals in New Jersey.

Note: Most of this information is provided by event sponsors as a free service to our viewers. Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.

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