The Best South Jersey Family Festivals and Events

South Jersey Family Festivals

These popular festivals occur at venues in all corners of NJ and have wide appeal with families with kids.

They feature events with special themes and are known for having good music, food, entertainment, skilled artisans and performers, fun activities, crafts, and more!

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.

October 2016 South Jersey Family Festivals And Events

27th Annual Cranberry Fest
October 1st, 2nd, 2016
Downtown Bordentown Farnsworth Ave.
Bordentown, NJ
This family event features live music,over 145 crafters, food from local eateries, a kids corner, and an antiques & vintage row

Chowderfest Weekend
October 1, 2, 2016: 10am to 5pm
Taylor Ball Field
Between Ninth Street & Taylor Avenue
by the bay across from Schooner’s Wharf and Bay Village
Beach Haven NJ
Website ( Tickets needed for the Sunday Cook off)Frre on Saturday
This family festival features two days of live music, merchant vendors, specialty foods, cold beer, and special activities for the kids. On Sunday the highlight of the two day event features the Chowder Cook Off Classic (a ticketed event).

The 38th Deerfield Township Harvest Festival
October. 6, 7, 8, 9, 2016
Website (Information, entertainment schedule, reserved seats and more)
This family festival feaures live music entertainment, amusement rides,children's activities, food, crafts, a fireworks display, and more.
Music highlights include performances by 7 Bridges, a tribute to the Eagles and the Artimus Pyle Band, presenting the music of the great Lynyrd Skynyrd on Saturday, and country music star Joe Nichols and rising star Sam Grow, the Soul Cruisers, and the First Ladies of Rock and Soul. Sunday Evening will end with the grand finale fireworks at 9:30pm

Annual Seafood & Music Festival
Saturday, October 8, 2016; 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Atlantic Avenue
between Wildwood and Schellenger Avenues
Wildwood, NJ
This family event features a full day of eating, dancing and all-out fun. The festival will include live music, delicious food vendors, messy pie eating contests, a clam chowder contest, craft vendors and much more. The festival will provide fun for the kids with a“Kids Korner,” open from noon- 4 p.m., featuring pumpkin painting, face painting, and inflatable bouncers. Admission is Free

Jack Daniel's Atlantic City Smoke on the Water BBQ Championship
October 7 - 9, 2016
Golden Nugget Casino, Hotel & Marina
Huron & Brigantine Blvd.
Atlantic City, NJ
This annual event features live music entertainment, barbecue, and more, higlighted by the BBQ Championship with $15,000 in prize money.

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.

Ocean City Fall Block Party and Fireworks Spectacular
Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 9:00 AM until dusk
5th – 14th Streets on Asbury Ave.
Ocean City, NJ
This event features over 400 crafters, food vendors, music and more. In the evening, family night entertainment on the boardwalk with fireworks at dusk.

Lima Bean Festival
Saturday, October 8, 2016; 9am-5pm (Rain date 10/9/16)
Wilbraham Park
Perry Street
West Cape May, NJ
The lowly legume takes center stage delighting locals and visitors alike with her vast array of recipes, crafts and products available. Come out and celebrate West Cape May's farming heritage with lima bean soup, tacos, salad, jewelry, T-shirts and more! Enjoy great food, quality vendors, antiques, entertainment and fun.

Bordentown RiverFest 2016
October 15, 2016; Noon - 10:00 pm
Bordentown City Beach
100 West Park Street
Bordentown Nj 08505
Website (tickets)
Free attendance (a donation in lieu of admission suggested)
This event features four acres of fun with live music, food, a beer garden, kids activities, and speciality vendors.
Three bands and a pipe and drum band on a 400 square foot covered stage with 1000's of watts of sound and lighting. 10+ local restaurants and sweets shops serving up awesome menus all day. 20+ awesome craft vendors to shop. A beer garden can be enjoyed by adults with tickets.
$15 pre-sale includes 3 beers and mug, $20 day of includes 3 beers and mug. ATM's and restrooms available on-site and free parking.

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.

Family Fall Float Festival
October 16, 2016; 9 am - 3 pm
Historic Smilville Park
803 Smithville Road
East Hampton, NJ
This event features a variety of family fun activities including:
A Canoe & Kayak trip, live entertainmment, jugglers, scarecrows on parade, mansion tours, face painting, games, magic, smores, and more.

November 2016 South Jersey Family Festivals And Events

American Finals Rodeo
November 11, 12, 2016 7:00PM
Boardwalk Hall Arena - Boardwalk Hall
Atlantic City, NJ

Christmas Fantasy with Lights Parade
November 12, 2016; 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Rain date November 13th)
Storybook Land
6415 Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
This celebration features a parade followed by the holiday lighting of the park.
Visit the park along the parade route to see some of your favorite storybook characters on beautifully decorated floats. Parade begins at 4:30 PM. The parade concludes with the arrival of Santa Claus and his magical lighting of the park.

Mullica Hill Lights on Main
Saturday, November 26, 2016; 6-10pm
Old Town Hall
Main Street
Mullica Hill
Christmas will officially begin when the 60 foot Christmas is lit. Come join in the revelry, festivities and laughter! Carriage rides along Main Street. Delicious refreshments and drinks. Activities for the kids. Christmas carols, and a visit from Santa.

December 2016 South Jersey Family Festivals And Events

Annual Dickens Festival
Saturday, December 3, 2016; 6pm – 10pm
Main Street
Medford, NJ
Admission is free
This annual family event transforms downtown Medford into a Victorian-era Christmas wonderland. The name and playful atmosphere of the festival were inspired by Charles Dickens, author of A Christmas Carol. The festival features many exciting attractions including music, food, stilt walkers, a magician, caricaturists, a story teller, jugglers, ice carvings, a live Nativity, a lighted house contest, horse drawn carriages, carolers dressed in mid 19th century garb, Santa's visit and the nativity reenactment by local churches.

Indoor Auto Racing: The Battle of Trenton
Friday December 9, 2016
Sun National Bank Center
Trenton, NJ

Annual Family Holiday Celebration
December 9, 10 , 2016; (rain date is Sunday, December 11th)
Wildwoods Convention Center
Wildwood, NJ
The festival begins Friday evening following the parade, with the Tree Lighting Ceremony. Then crowds gather inside the Wildwoods Convention Center to warm up with hot chocolate and cookies and acknowledge the parade and the business decorating and lighting contest winners at the Award Ceremony. The celebration continues all day Saturday with family fun, pictures with Santa and holiday bazaar.). Lineup begins at 5:30pm and the parade starts promptly at 6:00pm.

Holiday Open House at Paulsdale
Saturday, December 10, 2016; 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Alice Paul Institute
128 Hooten Rd.
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
A holiday event that showcases Paulsdale, the home of Alice Stokes Paul. Join us for entertainment, refreshments, and guest speakers. See the new Alice Paul: In Pursuit of Ordinary Equality exhibit, enjoy refreshments, shop for gifts in our gifts shop, and view the Quaker influenced, natural holiday decorations, provided by the Mount Laurel Garden Club.

Monster Jam
Friday December 30, 2016 1:00PM
Sun National Bank Center
Trenton, NJ

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