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New Jersey Guide Newsletter - October, 2018 Edition
September 29, 2018

New Jersey Leisure Guide Monthly Newsletter
October, 2018

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, 2018 Events and Things To Do

Bruno Mars & Cardi B
Oct 1, 2, 2018; 8:00PM
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ

Romeo Santos
Thu Oct 4, 2018; 8:00PM
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ

4th Annual LBI FLY International Kite Festival
October 5th - 8th, 2018
Ship Bottom
Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
Celebrate Columbus Day weekend with brilliant colorful artist design kites, fun flying giant inflatable kites and the amazing show of sport kiting to our beautiful island. Many of these fliers are invited guests in prestigious festivals around the world. This free and cross-generational event will yield even more spectacular and unusual kites this year – as well as displayed at local galleries prior to the festival

The Big Brew Beer Festival
Saturday, October 6, 2018; Session 1, 12:00 pm - 4:00pm & Session 2, 5:30pm - 9:30p
The Morristown Armory
430 Western Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960
Website & Tickets
Cost: $15 & $60
The Big Brew Beer Festival is a perfect opportunity for beer aficionados to meet and hang out. With over 200 unique tastings it's a great place to discover new beers and speak to brewery representatives. Enjoy great food, vendors & live music. Free shuttle to and from the Morristown Train Station

Monster Energy Rock Allegiance: Avenged Sevenfold, Limpbizkit, Papa Roach, Skillet & Bullet For My Valentine
Sat Oct 6, 2018: 12:00PM
BB&T Pavilion
Camden, NJ

Maroon 5 & Julia Michaels
Sat Oct 6, 2018; 8:00PM
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ

Ocean City Fall Block Party and Fireworks Spectacular
Saturday, October 6, 2018; 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

Atlantic City Comedy Festival
Sat Oct 6, 7, 2018; 8:00PM
Boardwalk Hall Arena
Atlantic City, NJ

New York Jets Vs. Denver Broncos
Sun Oct 7, 2018; 1:00PM
MetLife Stadium
East Rutherford, NJ

Nickihndrxx Tour: Nicki Minaj & Future
Sun Oct 7, 2018; 7:30PM
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ

New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Thu Oct 11, 2018; 8:20PM
MetLife Stadium
East Rutherford, NJ

South Jersey Pumpkin Show Festival
October 12, 13 , 1 4, 2018; Friday 5pm-10, Sat. & Sun. 10am to 6pm
Salem County Fairgrounds
760 Harding Hwy. Rte. 40,
Woodstown, NJ
This festival features three- days of family fu. with the Headless Horsemen, 100+ craftsmen, wine sampling, live bands, Fall Home Show, Pumpkin Pageant, Dog Show, Hayrides, pony rides, Amusement Rides, Scarecrows, Pumpkin Pyramid, Fall Decorations for Sale, Food Trucks & Concessions, Halloween Costume Contest & so much more.

The Eagles
Fri Oct 12; 2018; 8:00PM
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ

9th Annual Sussex County Harvest Honey and Garlic Festival
October 13, 2018; 10am - 4pm
Sussex County Fairgrounds
37 Plains Road
Branchville, NJ
Free event
This family festival is a celebration of agritourism, ecotourism and arts & heritage tourism. The County of Sussex, the Sussex County Beekeepers Association and the Garden State Garlic Growers are joining with the Sussex County Farm and Horse Show to showcase New Jersey's great northwest. There will be a farmers market where you can buy fresh, local Sussex County and Jersey Fresh products including fruit, vegetables, flowers and wine. The Sussex County Beekeepers Association will have educational displays and materials along with an array of honey products.

Jersey City Wine Fest Wine Fest
Saturday, October 13th, 2018; 6pm to 9:30pm
Harborside JC
Christopher Columbus Dr
Hudson River Waterfront
Jersey City, NJ
Cost: $15- $70
This event features wine samples for the entire evening paired with live entertainment, food, and interactive games. Admission includes a souvenir five oz. tasting glass. You are welcome to sample any wine that is offered.

New York Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts
Sun Oct 14, 2018; 1:00PM
MetLife Stadium
East Rutherford, NJ

Kid Rock
Fri Oct 19, 20, 2018; 8:00PM
Mark G. Etess Arena at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Atlantic City, NJ

Aquatic Experience
October 19, 20, 21, 2018
Meadowlands Exposition Center
355 Plaza Drive
Secaucus, New Jersey 07094
Event Cost: $15.00
From saltwater to freshwater with pond and aquatic animals, we have it all! Join us for educational seminars and a robust show floor filled with hobbyists, livestock and equipment experts. Also a bevy of high powered speakers. This family event is a must see for any aquarist. It also offers a captivating learning program designed to teach children about the freshwater environment, stimulate their minds, ignite their creativity and teach the rewards of pet care.

Chatsworth Cranberry Festival
October 20, 21, 2018; 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. This family event features live entertainment many artists & craftsmen demonstrating their crafts and offering them for sales.
Admission is FREE. Parking is available at the school. Signs will be posted and traffic will be directed.

New York Jets Vs. Minnesota Vikings
Sun Oct 21, 2018; 1:00PM
MetLife Stadium
East Rutherford, NJ

North American Sea Glass Festival
October 27, 28, 2018: 10am to 5pm on Saturday, and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.
Wildwood Convention Center
4501 Boardwalk Ave
Wildwood, NJ 08260
Event Cost: $7/day, 2-Day ticket $10
Children Under 12 Free
This family friendly festival will feature a variety of sea glass artisans and authors from around the country, magnificent sea glass collections from all over the world, the highly anticipated Shard of the Year contest, and presentations by marble and bottle experts, as well as lectures on sea glass sourcing, and beachcombing in Puerto Rico post Hurricane Maria. Attendees will also have the opportunity to speak with Shard Identification experts about their own beachcombing finds.

New York Giants vs. Washington Redskins
Sun Oct 28, 2018; 1:00PM
MetLife Stadium
East Rutherford, 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?

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,
Visit for information on Fall Activities and Events

New Jersey Restaurant Reviews - New Jersey has over 23,000 restaurants and finding about them is often times a time consuming task. Find a restaurant in a town of your choice with comprehensive restaurant reviews.

This Month's Featured Restaurant:
The Clean Plate Kitchen
Clinton, NJ
Serves healthy food using locally sourced, organic ingredients.---- and with the best view in town, this is the place to be. Get there on a nice Fall day and sit out on the outdoor patio with a view of the Old Red Mill on the Raritan River.
Read review

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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.

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