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September 29, 2012

October 1, 2012

- Welcome to The New Jersey Leisure Guide Times!

We are now well into Fall with cooler weather, the leaves turning bright colors and a good time to get outdoors for some fall events before the weather turns cold.

This Edition's Contents...

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

Popular October 2012 Events and Things To Do

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.

A Chorus Line
October 3 - 28, 2012
Paper Mill Playhouse
Millburn, NJ
A Chorus Line is "One Singular Sensation" that garnered virtually every award imaginable, including the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize.

34th Annual Deerfield Township Harvest Festival
October 5, 6 and 7, 2012
Rosenhayn Fire and Rescue and Frank LoBiondo, Sr. Park
656 Morton Avenue
Bridgeton, NJ
This event pays tribute to local farmers and salutes Country Stars & Stripes. The festival's outstanding entertainment lineup features local and regional entertainers coupled with established and rising national performers.
Headliners: Phil Vassar is scheduled to perform on Saturday, October 6th, and Jo Dee Messina will close the festival on the 7th.

Aretha Franklin
October 6, 2012 at 8:00pm
Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort
Atlantic City, NJ
Tickets: $60 & $125

Governor's Cup Hydrofest
October 6, 7, 2012
Sunset Lake at Rambler Road and New Jersey Avenue
Wildwood Crest, NJ
The Wildwoods NJ Governor's Cup Hydrofest is an exciting international powerboat racing event, coupled with a 6-block festival of craft, merchandise and food vendors as well as displays. Inboard powered hydroplanes and flatbottoms will compete on a one-mile oval course in full view of the spectator area

9th Annual South Jersey Pumpkin Show Festival
October 12, 13, 14, 2012, 10 am - 6 pm
Salem County Fairgrounds
Woodstown, New Jersey
856-765-0118; [email protected]
Festival will showcase local artists and craftsmen, live entertainment, professional home show companies and food galore. Shop from over 125 craftsmen offering fall wreaths, baskets, quilts, pottery, jewelry, glassware, wood working and more.

18th Annual Pine Barrens Jamboree
Saturday, October 13, 2012, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wells Mills County Park
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!

Sussex County Harvest and Honey Festival
October 13, 2012, 10 AM - 4 PM
Sussex County Fairgrounds
Branchville, NJ
The 3rd Sussex County Harvest and Honey Festival is a free, family oriented event celebrating agritourism, ecotourism, and arts and heritage tourism.

Stadium of Screams
October 18 - 21, 25 -28 and 31st, 2012; from 7 p.m. to midnight
Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium
Newark N.J
973-848-1000, [email protected]
The Newark Bears professional baseball team will welcome fans into a haunted ballpark this Halloween, as ghosts of Newark's past baseball players come back to terrorize those who attend the second annual "Stadium of Screams".

12th Cape May Film Festival
October 19, 20, 21, 2012
Chalfont Hotel
Cape May
609) 884-6700
This weekend film festival is committed to the presentation of creative, challenging, ground-breaking work by New Jersey filmmakers and films with New Jersey or World Premiere status.

Chatsworth Cranberry Festival
Saturday & Sunday, October 20 & 21, 2012, 9am to 4pm
Downtown, Chatsworth, NJ
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 & Local Culture.

Saturday October 20, 2012 at 7:30PM
Prudential Center
Newark, New Jersey

Wildwood Halloween Parade and Fun Fair
October 26, 2012 6:15 p.m
Wildwood, NJ
5:30 p.m. registration and judging is at the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce office at 3306 Pacific Avenue. You must register to be judged! Parade begins at 6:15 p.m. at Wildwood and Pacific Avenues, Wildwood. Fun Fair follows at the Wildwoods Convention Center from 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.

The 75th Toms River Halloween Parade
October 31, 2012 at 7:00 PM.
732-349-0144; [email protected]
Reported to be one of the largest Parades of it's type in the world, it's a parade with plenty of floats and decorative Halloween themed attractions.

This Month's Featured Restaurant

Pilsener Haus & Biergarten
1422 Grand Street (entrance on 15th street)
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 683-5465
One of the best places in NJ to celebrate Oktoberfest; Every Friday, September 14th through the end of October, 2012
[ Read 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:

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.

Halloween Events - Find out where and when the best Halloween events in NJ are.

Pumpkin Picking Farms

Columbus Day Weekend Events

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