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October Events: Our Top Picks To Plan Your Day Out
in New Jersey

New Jersey October Events

Discover New Jersey's Best October Events: Uncover The Month's Top seasonal attractions, popular events, and hidden gems

The October Events calendar for 2020 is packed with exciting fun. leisure things to do in NJ.

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.

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 public gatherings are limited to 25% capacity with a maximum of 25 persons, whichever number is lower.  Restaurants are open for outdoor dining only.

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.



October 2020 Festivals and Themed Events

LBI's Annual Chowderfest
Saturday, September 5 until Sunday, October 4, 2020; Rain or Shine)
Taylor Avenue ball field, Ninth Street and Taylor Avenue
(across from Schooner's Wharf and Bay Village)
Beach Haven, NJ
Website/Schedule
Chowderfest Weekend has become a tradition for family and friends to gather together to say good bye to summer and welcome the fall.
However, this year due to restrictions currently in place, the Chowderfest will bring chowder tasters directly to the source by supporting local restaurants and retailers. There will be a lot of events this year including a Chowderfest Play list for in home or on route listening, Ecommerce Chowderwear store, restaurants serving up dine and take home options as well as an online voting component, Chowder Virtual Run, social media and pop up surprises.
By allowing a full month to share the spirit of the event, it allows attendees to enjoy multiple restaurants at their own pace, avoiding overcrowding of restricted space and submitting their vote when they are sure of their choice. Starting September 5, patrons can begin purchasing Chowder cups, pints and quarts to taste so they can even create a "Chowderfest at Your House" event with online voting beginning Labor Day Weekend. Each voter can register for free and will receive the Chowderfest Virtual Information Packet. The event will be supported by interactive content as well as the announcement for the Chowderfest 2020 Overall Champion happening October 4.

Bordentown Cranberry Fest
October 3th & 4th, 2020: 11 am - 5pm
Farnsworth Avenue
Bordentown City, NJ
Website
Free admission
This two day family event features a "Craft" beer garden, live music throughout both days, a family friendly Kid's Zone, with bouncey houses and over 150 crafters, artists and vendors offering hand made, vintage and upcycled items for the heart and home!
There's plenty of free parking with shuttle buses running, free of charge, from 6 locations.

Annual Seafood & Music Festival
Saturday, October 10, 2020; 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Atlantic Avenue
between Wildwood and Schellenger Avenues
Wildwood, NJ
609-729-4000 
 Website
Free Admission
The festival will feature 2 stages of live music plus crafters, food vendors, games, a pie eating contest and much more! A “Kids Korner” with activities including pumpkin painting, crab hat making and inflatable bounce house.

Ocean County Columbus Day Parade & Italian Street Festival
Friday, October 9, 4:00pm to 10:00pm, Saturday, October 10, 10:00am to 10:00pm, and Sunday, October 11, 2020 10:00am to 8:00pm
Parade: Sunday, October 11th, at 1:00pm on the Boulevard, Seaside Heights.
Floats, bands, antique cars, contests, clowns, etc
Grant Avenue from Bay Blvd. to Boardwalk
Seaside Heights, N.J
Website
Celebrating the Annual Columbus Day Parade and Italian Heritage Festival. A fun filled weekend of food, friends, and Italian Culture.



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