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New Jersey Family Festivals: Discover The Best Themed Events

New Jersey Family Festivals: Your Guide to Family Oriented Music, Food, Entertainment and Fun Activities

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

State of NJ

COVID-19 executive orders in effect apply to large outdoor public gatherings such as concerts, festivals, and fireworks, and are limited to 500 persons.

indoor performance venues, including concert venues can reopen. Face masks and social distancing will be required and capacity will be capped at the lesser of either 25% of the venue's capacity, or 150 people.. Indoor nightclubs that have dance floors have to remain closed.
Restaurants and bars may resume indoor dining at 25% capacity and with social distancing between tables

With near term cancellations occurring at a rapid rate, and despite trying to remove them as soon as we learn of the cancellations or restrictions, we  recommend viewers contact the event sponsors before heading out to a listed event to confirm their status.

2020 Multi-Date, Northern Jersey Family Festivals and Events

Newark Moonlight Drive-in Movies
Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays from July 24, 2020 until – October 4, 2020; Gates open at 7PM. Show starts at 9PM.
Newark Moonlight Cinema
54 Bridge St,
Newark, NJ
Cost: Adult Admission: $12, Children Ages 4-12 Years: $8 Under 4 Years: Free
Located at the site of the former Newark Bears Baseball Stadium. Movies range from cult classics to recent releases, each weekend will offer patrons a nostalgic trip down memory lane, while providing prime family time for more than 1,500 people. The films are carefully selected to highlight African-American filmmakers, actors and actresses.
Tickets must be purchased and presented for each occupant of the vehicle over the age of 3 years. One ticket per person. Do not purchase tickets for persons not in your single vehicle. Tickets will be checked upon entry, and may be presented on phones or as print outs. No tickets will be sold on site. No cash will be accepted at any selling station. No outside food or beverages allowed. ​Grab some fresh popped popcorn and other sweets and treats using the FanFood app.
Due to Covid-19, masks must be worn at all times when outside of vehicles and unable to maintain social distance. Social distance measures will be strictly adhered to at the concession stand.

|The Corn Maze Train
Trips run from Trips run from now until October 27th, 2020; Trips leave 11am , 12:30 and 2pm . 3:30 trips added in the month of October on Saturdays.
The Delaware River Railroad Excursions
99 Elizabeth St.
Phillipsburg, NJ
Ride the train to the beautiful century old Snyder farm. At the farm the fun begins! There are two games we can play in the maze. While visiting the farm, feel free to use our beautiful picnic grove and return on any train during the day!
IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION ---- They will operate according to CDC best practices available at the time of the trip. They will be selling only 25% of their capacity to increase social distancing. Face masks required

 Heaven Hill Farm's The Great Pumpkin Festival
September 12th – November 8th, 2020
Heaven Hill Farm Cernon NJ
451 State Route 94
Vernon, NJ 07462
Web Site
Contact: Darlene Brozowski, Phone: 973-764-5144, Email:
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.

Ralston Cider Mill Museun Tours
September: Sundays during the last 2 weeks & October every Saturday & Sunday; 1pm-5pm
336 Mendham Road West
Mendham, NJ
Admission: General Admission $5, Children 7 & under free
The Ralston Cider Mill will open this fall for small group tours by appointment only on the following days. Tours will be given to one individual/group at a time. Face coverings are required. Admission is $5 per person. Visit our Contact Page to arrange your tour.
This is the only operational cider mill in New Jersey functioning as a privately funded museum and educational experience for students of all ages. Built in 1848 with massive stone walls anda heavy timber structure, visitors can discover the hidden still that allowed this distillery to operate through prohibition.

Fosterfields Living Farm Drive-Thru tours
Now through October 30, 200. Held Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. There are three tours each day that start at 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
73 Kahdena Road
Morris Township, NJ
Website - The tours must be reserved online
Cost: $10 a carload
The historic 213-acre, 18th-century farm has adapted to host drive-thrus that are fun, outdoors, affordable and educational.The tours allow visitors to check out the 18th-century farm, see the animals and some demonstrations that include butter churning, laundry (by hand without a washing machine), collecting eggs, corn cracking and milking cows.
The land has been a working farm since 1760, when it was owned by Jonathan Ogden, who bought it after renting it for three years from General Joseph Revere, the grandson of Paul Revere, who built the Willows.

Apple Cider Making at the Tenafly Nature Center
September, October, and November, 2020; (Check web site for dates)
Tenafly Nature Center
313 Hudson Ave
Tenafly, NJ 07670
Phone: (201) 568-6093
Experience the taste of fresh, crisp apple cider! Participants will use an apple press to help make cider and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Tenafly Nature Center will provide the apples, but more apples means more cider! Help us out by bringing three or more apples per person. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. No strollers please

September 2020 Northern Jersey Family Festivals and Events

Sparta Day
September 26, 2020; 11am - 5pm
Stations Park
Sparta NJ
Admission: Free
This family event features over 125 vendors, live entertainment, a food plaza, a special Kid's Country with activities and amusements, and much more.
All proceeds from the event go to local and national charities and non-profit organizations.

October 2020 Northern Jersey Family Festivals and Events

Wayne PAL Antiques and Collectibles Show
October 4, 2020; 9am - 3pm
Wayne PAL
1 PAL Drive
Wayne, New Jersey 07470
Web Site
Event Cost: $1.00 entrance fee- 12 and under free
The Wayne PAL is once again sponsoring their indoor Antiques and Collectibles Show on Sunday October 4, 2020, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Wayne PAL building on 1 PAL Drive, Wayne, New Jersey, near Routes 23, 46, 80, 280 and 287. Over 140 dealers indoors. Vintage Jewelry, Toys, Advertising Items, Games, Books, Military,  Magazines and Paper items, Sterling Silver, Glass and China, Sports, Trains, Fishing, NASCAR, Boy Scouts, Dolls, Music, Primitives, collectibles of all kinds. A Great Show!
All NJ Covid-19 regulations will be in effect.

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