This is an exciting time of the year to experience the many fall activities, attractions, and festivals.
It's also 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 that occur throughout the State of NJ.
Note: 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.
As summer cools and the crisp air of autumn arrives, excitement builds for this season's unveiling of the inaugural exhibition Night Forms: dreamloop by Klip Collective, an after-hours, multi-sensory experience of light and sound. All indoor galleries are open. Visit the Van Gogh Café,
Apple & Fall Festival
Saturday, September 18, 2021 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Historic Allaire Village
4263 Atlantic Avenue
Admission: On-line, Adults: $8 each Children: $4 each (ages 3 -12 years), 2 Years & Under FREE. No PARKING FEES.
The Harvest has been gathered and now it is time for the families of the Howell Iron Works to relax. Please join the villagers in celebrating the harvest and try your hand at apple cider pressing, apple pie baking contest, strolling villagers, historic demonstrations, games and so much more! Come and listen to the the band Kickin' Nash and learn line dancing from Dancemaur! There will also be demonstrations of blacksmithing, carpentry, fiber arts, tinsmithings & weaving throughout the day. Our Historic Buildings, Pilsen Gourmet Food Truck, Bakery, and General Store will be open for you to visit.
Late September through end of October 2021: 9am to 6pm, 7 days per week
Holland Ridge Farms
86 Rues Road
Cream Ridge, New Jersey 08514
Cost: $12.80 per person aged 3 and up
In the fall, the fields come alive again for the Sunflower Festival. Guests can wander through the towering rows of Sunflower and enjoy the warmth and happiness they inspire. While you are at the farm take the time to stroll through our barns, visit the animals and enjoy some of the charm of Holland in the Good 'ole Days museum and Holland Shop. Learn about Holland in the Hollandwood Theatre and get all your questions about flowers, including how they get their color, from their Pollinator. The Pollinator helps to create the rainbow of color in our fields.
State guidelines for COVID-19 will be enforced.
Somerset County’s 16th annual Journey through the Past
October 9th and 10th, 2021
20 Grove Street
Somerville, New Jersey
Contact: Robert Meyer, Phone: 908-231-7021, Email: email@example.com
Event Cost: Free
Make a vibrant connection to history at Somerset County’s annual Journey through the Past! If it is permissible and safe to do so, several Somerset County historic sites will be open free to the public. Explore Somerset County virtually or independently. You can safely visit many of these hidden gems all month long. Submit your photos for a chance to be featured on County social media:
For a virtual virtual experience, Please visit Virtual Journey through the Past as you plan your trip and before you travel for the most up to date information and to access virtual material.
October 16th, 2021
Washington Crossing Park
355 Washington Crossing Pennington Rd.
This fest is a family friendly event for both 2 and 4 legged family members! While this fest features a 1 Mile Fun Run, 5K, 5K with Dogs, 15K, 50K Ultra, this is also a great opportunity to meet the adoptable dogs, relax in the beer & wine garden, shop from the variety of vendors, enjoy the food trucks, have their pup run the dog agility course and, new to 2021, have some fun Hatchet Throwing!
Net proceeds benefit It's a Ruff Life Rescue.
Beachwood Harvest Bonfire on the Beach
October 23rd, 2021; 6pm-9pm
This family event features food, music, games and all kinds of fun. Come relax by the fire and enjoy a great night on the beautiful beach.
Bradley Beach Fall Festival
October 23, 2021: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
615 Main Street
Bradley Beach, NJ
This event features Crafters and vendors, Live music with BB's own Andy and DeeDee, kids craft kids to take and make, Scarecrow building area and more!
1830s All Hallow's Eve Celebration
Saturday, October 30, 2021; 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The Historic Village at Allaire
4263 Atlantic Avenue
Wall Township, NJ
Step back in time and celebrate Halloween with our villagers as they would have in the 19th century! Learn about Halloween's long rich history and the origin of the traditions we know of today!
Participate in the "Allaire Scare Pumpkin Dare" - a carved pumpkin contest! Contestants need to have a pre-purchased ticket for All Hallow's Eve and bring a carved pumpkin to the Event (Day Of) where it will be entered into a "scare" category and judged! Winner gets a trophy and a gift bag.
Saturday, November 6, 2021; 10:00–4:00 p.m
Howell Living History Farm
70 Woodens Lane
Hopewell Twp., NJ
Fresh apple cider awaits those who help make it! To earn a taste, all you have to do is turn the crank of the cider press...and then help re-fill the hopper with the Macs, Cortlands and Red Delicious apples that make for a perfect blend. In the farmhouse kitchen, apple pie is in the oven and applesauce is on the stove.