Best New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

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NJ Family Festivals

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

They feature festivals and 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.

August 2019 Northern New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

New Jersey State Fair
August 2nd - 11th, 2019
Sussex County Fairgrounds
37 Plains Road
Augusta, NJ
One of the more popular New Jersey family festivals, The New Jersey State Fair offers agricultural competitions and education, horse shows, 4-H, livestock and animals, rides and attractions, free entertainment, vendors, foods and much more. Animals, competitions and exhibits bring public attention to agriculture, education, youth advancement and the great things that Sussex County and New Jersey Have to offer.

Assumption Festival
August 10, 2019: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Arbolino Park
Allen St
Netcong, NJ
Contact Name: Joe Amendola
Phone: 917-612-4808, Email:
This traditional Italian family Feast, carried down to the fourth generation. features a night filled of fun with food, drinks, live music, fireworks, kids activities, a 50/50 and more.
A highlight of the evening is the awesome fireworks display at dusk.

Pasaic County Fair

August 15, 16, 17, 18, 2019: Fireworks on Friday and Saturday @ dusk.
Garret Mountain Reservation
8 Mountain Ave
Woodland Park, NJ
This annual family event features carnival rides, food vendors, 4-H tent, beer garden, chess tournament, pony rides and petting zoos, and more with fireworks on Friday and Saturday @ dusk.
Thursdays are Family Day at the County Fair, and it is the only day you can purchase a wristband for access to unlimited rides.

2nd Annual Summer Fun Festival
August 18, 2019: 11:00am — 3:00pm
Hudson Regional Hospital
55 Meadowlands Pkwy.
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Frre admission
This family event features Children's Activities, A Farmers Markets, Pet Adoptions, Free Health Services, Food Trucks, and Live Entertainment.

Canal Day Festival
August 24, 2019 (Rain or Shine)
Hugh Force Canal Park
170 West Central Ave.
Wharton, NJ
Admission is Free
An old time country fair that celebrates the Morris Canal and its contributions to the development of the communities along its banks. Come to a day of free family fun featuring a craft show, great food, educational events and enjoy a day of listening to a wide variety of musical entertainers. Musical performances from New Jersey’s best artists will feature Rock, Blues, Country, Classical as well as traditional and contemporary Irish Folk Music. performing on two stages. Fireworks festivities & display at Robert Street Park beginning at 7:00 PM.

September 2019 Northern New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

Filipino American Festival
September 1, 2019; 10:00am — 8:00pm
Overpeck Park
199 Challenger Rd.
Ridgefield Park, NJ 076661
This event features all things Filipino with Filipino foods, vendors, a cultural show fashion show, entertainment, beverages, arts, bubble tea and more. 

Allamuchy Country Fair
September 6, 7, 8, 2019; Friday, 6-10PM, Saturday, 12PM - 10PM , & Sunday, 12PM - 6PM
Waterloo Concert Fields
Waterloo Road
Allamuchy, NJ
Free admission, Parking for this event is $10
This family event features carnival rides, live music, entertainment, country fair games, food and vendors. Enter into a pie or corn on the cob eating contest. Enter your pie, vegetables or jam into the "Best in the County" contest! Adults can visit the Czig Meister Brewing Company Craft Beer Garden all 3 days! Food Court and and vendors will be available in the vendor tents.
On Saturday @8pm The Nerds will be perfining followed by Fireworks show Saturday at dusk

New Jersey Taco Festival
Saturday, September 7, 2019: 10AM - 8PM
The Sussex County Fairground
37 Plains Rd.
Augusta, NJ 07822
This event features all things Tacos with a competition for Tri-State's Best Taco! In addition to Tacos, there will be a
Margarita Mix Down, great beer, a Chihuahua Beauty Pageant, The Guinness Book of Records Reaper Pepper Eating Challenge $1000 Grand Prize, several Wrestling Matches during the course of the day. and live entertainment by AC fn DC NJ Premier AC/DC Tribute Band, and Defending Cain.

Heaven Hill Farm's The Great Pumpkin Festival
September 14, 2019; 10 am - 5pm
Heaven Hill Farm Cernon NJ
451 State Route 94
Vernon, NJ 07462
Web Site
Contact: Darlene Brozowski, Phone: 973-764-5144, Email:
Event Cost: $15 per admission
The Great Pumpkin Festival is one of the largest fall festivals in Northern NJ. Your admission includes over 30 fun-filled
activities: Pig Racing*, Hay Maze, Spider Web Crawl, Maggie The Milking Cow, Monster Sling Shots, Barnyard Sports Ball-cade, Post Pounders, Hay Crawl, Corn Boxes, Bee Barn with Glass Bee Hive,Visiting Farm Animals, Boo Barn, Chicken Little Show, Chick Barn, Dancing Robot Show, Duck Racing, Vortex Tunnel, Obstacle course, Tether ball, Poly Pong, Lincoln Log Cabin builder, Giant Sand Box and the “Pirate Treasure Corn Maze Adventure” and the Fabulous Finger find maze game for your young corn maze adventurers. --- plus for additional nominal fees: Carnival Rides, Food, Pony Rides, Face Painting, Gem Mining and more.

Fosterfields Fall Festival
September 15, 2019; 12:00pm — 5:00pm
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
73 Kahdena Rd.
Morristown, NJ 07960
Admission is $8 per adult, $7 per senior (65+), $6 per child age 4 through 16, and $4 per child age 2 and 3. FREE for children under age 2.
This family event features many hands-on farm and harvest activities including Wagon Rides and Farm Animals. There will also be live music and food.

The Wurst BeerFest in NJ
September 21, 2019; 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Race Farm
87 Belcher Rd.
Blairstown, NJ
Admission: $20; Children enter free (12 and under). Entry fee is for entry only, and does not include beer or food. Beer cost = $7/beer
This family event features beer from local breweries, food, music and fun activities including jenga, cornhole, lawn games, hay bale toss, farm animals, hayrides, and PYO (pick your own fruit/vegetables - pay for what you pick).

10th Annual Hoboken Comedy Festival
September 29th - October 6th, 2019
Held at various locations in
Hoboken, NJ
This annual event features the celebration of Hoboken's entertainment independence. Each year theevent attracts premier talent in the comedy industry. In addition to comedy, there will be live & DJ music, food trucks, and more.
Preceeds go to support the Liberty Humane Society.

October 2019 Northern New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

Passaic County "Paws in the Park"
October 12, 2019: 10am - 4pm (Rain Date:  October 13, 2019)
Goffle Brook Park
675 Goffle Road
Hawthorne, NJ 07506
Web Site
Contact: Patricia Ring, Phone: 973-569-4063, Email:
Cost: Free admission
The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders in conjunction with the Passaic County Sheriff's Department and Passaic County Paws, Inc., will be hosting the Fourth Annual "Paws in the Park".  Paws in the Park will provide resources and entertainment for current pet owners, as well as rescue groups and pet adoptions.  There will be demonstrations from the Passaic County Sheriff's Department K-9 Unit, a Blessing of the Animals, pet contests, microchipping, 50/50 Raffle, DJ, food trucks and vendors ranging from face painting to animal psychics. 

Hoboken Harvest Festival

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019; 11am-3pm
Pier A Park
1st St. & Sinatra Dr.
Hoboken, NJ
Hay rides, a hay maze, pony rides, petting zoo, trackless train, inflatables, moonwalk, face painting, spin art, sand art, pumpkin painting, balloon art, craft activities, soccer, dance & gymnastic demos, live music & dance and much more. 

Hoboken Ragamuffin Parade
Thursday. Oct. 31, 2019; Parade begins at 3:45pm
Washington & 13th St
Hoboken, NJ
Line of march setup for the parade is on Washington & 13th St. beginning at 3pm; Costume contest at Little League Field on 5th St. & River Terrace. Prizes awarded for best costumes. Sponsored by Litzky Promotions.

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