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September 30, 2016

New Jersey Leisure Guide Monthly Newsletter
October 2016

The month of October is a great time of the year to take in many of the fall activities and a great time to plan a weekend getaway or late season vacation.
If you plan to get out an enjoy the beautiful fall foliage colors, especially in northwest New Jersey, the season is at it's peak from October 19th through 29th.

This Edition's Contents...

  • Popular October Events and Things To Do
  • Seasonal Frequently Asked Question
  • This Month's Featured Restaurant

Note: 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

Popular October, 2016 Events and Things To Do

New Jersey Zombie Walk and Undead Festival!
October 1, 2106
Asbury Park Convention Hall
Asbury Park, NJ
The New Jersey Zombie Walk at the Convention Hall and the Outdoor Festival in Downtown Asbury Park is dedicated to all things horror and zombie. The event holds the Guinness record for "largest gathering of zombies" with nearly 10,000 faux undead turning up for the pre-Halloween warmup.

Comedy Crapshoot
Saturday October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2016 8:00PM
Trump Taj Mahal - Blue Velvet Theater
Atlantic City, NJ

South Jersey Pumpkin Show Festival
October 7th - 9th, 2016
Salem County Fairgrounds
760 Harding Hwy. Rte. 40,
Woodstown, NJ
This festival features three- days of family fun with contests, artists, craftsmen, home products, a pumpkin pyramid, entertainment, food, wine, amusement rides, a Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off, headless horsemen, scarecrows, Little Miss & Mister Pageant, dog parade, Boo Barn and more.

Frankie Valli
Friday October 7, 8, 9, 2016 9:00PM
Borgata Music Box
Atlantic City, NJ

Il Divo
Saturday October 8, 2016 8:00PM
Borgata Events Center
Atlantic City, NJ

Annual Pine Barrens Jamboree
Saturday, October 8, 2016: 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
Wells Mills County Park
Route 532,
Waretown, NJ
Music Under the Jamboree Tent - Featuring the sounds of the Jersey Pines, traditional crafts of the Pines, nature and history programs, kids' programs and Piney Vittles! This is the perfect venue for a taste of "Piney" culture, from the day-long music, to the many artists, crafter's, cooks, farmers and more that display and sell their product at this great event. The line up features: "Homemade Jam", "Custom Blend", "Park Announcements", "Saturday ight Express", "Sweet Country Pine", "Cedar Creek" featuring "Smokey-The Bear", "Timber Creek", "Bluegrass Road", and "J&E Company"

R. Kelly
Saturday October 8, 2016 8:00PM
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ

Atlantic City Comedy Festival: Sheryl Underwood, Arnez J, Gary Owen & Joe Clair
Saturday October 8, 2016 8:00PM
Boardwalk Hall Arena - Boardwalk Hall
Atlantic City, NJ

Atlantic City Comedy Festival: Mike Epps, Rickey Smiley, Bruce Bruce & Jay Pharoah
Sunday October 9, 2016 8:00PM
Boardwalk Hall Arena - Boardwalk Hall
Atlantic City, NJ

33rd Annual Chatsworth Cranberry Festival
October 15th, 16th, 2016; 9 am - 4 pm.
Downtown Rt. 563
Chatsworth, NJ
Admission to the festival is free. A donation of $5.00 will be accepted if you use the parking area at the school located off of Second Street.
This popular Fall family event features a celebration of New Jersey's cranberry harvest with a tribute to the Pine Barrens & it's local culture. The celebration is highlighted by a showing of many artists & craftsmen.

The Fabulous '50s
Saturday October 15, 2016 7:00PM
Wildwoods Convention Center
Wildwood, NJ

Drake & Future
Saturday October 15, 16,2016
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ

Gladys Knight
Friday October 21, 2016 8:00PM
Bergen Performing Arts Center
Englewood, NJ

The Monkees
Wednesday October 26, 2016 8:00PM
State Theatre
New Brunswick, NJ

Tracy Morgan
Friday October 28, 2016 9:30PM
Count Basie Theatre
Red Bank, NJ

RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns
Thursday, October 27, Friday, October 28, Saturday, October 29, Sunday, October 30, 2016: 10:00a.m.-10:30p.m.
Meadowlands Exposition Center
355 Plaza Drive
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Advanced tickets Required
Thisfamily friendly event features 5,000 hand-carved illuminated jack o’lanterns creatively arranged along a scenic walking path and set to a musical score. RISE will include characters from American pop culture, multi-pumpkin artistic structures including life-sized dinosaurs and dragons, and intricately carved 100-pound pumpkins. With multiple live carving stations, visitors can also watch talented RISE artists create the different displays seen in the show.The pumpkin trail at RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns is indoors, well-lit and staffed to ensure that the fun is safe and enjoyable for visitors of all ages

Steve Martin & Martin Short
Sunday October 30, 2016 7:00PM
New Jersey Performing Arts Center - Prudential Hall
Newark, NJ

This Month's Frequently Asked Question

Question: Fall Weekend Getaway for a Family. We are a family with young kids and are planning a weekend October overnight trip somewhere in NJ to experience the best of fall. What can you suggest? 

Answer: In New Jersey, fall colors tend to peak around Columbus Day Weekend and with the weather still pleasant, this is the best time to get out and enjoy the fall. To experience fall with all it's beautiful colors, rolling hills and mountains, I would suggest an overnight trip to either Hunterdon County, Warren County or Sussex County. Always popular with kids is pumpkin picking. Halloween events (some not so scary) are also very popular. For more active families with kids who enjoy getting out in the woods, there are a number of easy hiking trails in each of the three counties,

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.

This Month's Featured Restaurant
Mcglades Restaurant on the Pier

Cape May, NJ
For a last chance to get in a Jersey Shore beach experience. Eat at this inexpensive Eatery. You can't get any closer to the ocean than this. There is a good chance you will see dolphins swimming along the shore. Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner
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For other top New Jersey Attractions, Events & Things to do:

Best NJ Fall Events, Activities & Festivals Fall in NJ an ideal time of the year to get out and see the beautiful fall foliage and the many harvest end of the growing season celebrations

Monthly Events - This page has links to events that appear in future months, usually 3-4 months in advance. The Monthly newsletter that you are receiving includes many of the events found on the pages.

Top Things To Do in October - The top ten seasonal outdoor and indoor activities, events, attractions, and points of interest for people of all ages.

October 2016 Events - This months events includes concerts, theatre, festivals, kids events, and entertainment, that have appeal to people of all ages and interests, especially with parents and/or families with children ages 4-18.

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