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.
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.
Annual Sea Isle City Italian-American Festival and Annual Columbus Day Parade
October 2, 2021; 11:00 am until dusk
Festival-goers will enjoy an Italian Vendors Market with craft and specialty merchandise, delicious Italian delicacies and plenty of live entertainment.
Annual WheatonArts Festival of Fine Craft
October 2 & 3, 2021
WheatonArts & Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ 08332
Admission: $12.00 Adults $11.00 Senior Adults (62+) $7.00 Students Children 5 + under are free
This two day family event features an art and shopping experience for the entire family with over 150 artists and craftspeople that will present and sell traditional and contemporary works. A highlight is the WheatonArts Annual Glass Pumpkin Patch with over 7,000 Glass pumpkins of all shapes, sizes, and colors on display and available for purchase. Other things to experience include live music, a beer and wine garden, and children's activities
31st Annual Cranberry Fest
October 2nd and 3rd, 2021
Downtown Bordentown, Farnsworth Ave.
This family event features live music. a beer garden. "Family Friendly" Kids Zone, and over 175 artists and artisans, crafters and makers in offering one of a kind, handmade, vintage, and upcycled treats to nourish both the heart and the home.
Annual Blackwood Pumpkin Festival
Sunday, October 3, 2021; 11am - 4pm (raindate: Oct. 10th)
The Studio at Mainstage
27 South Black Horse Pike
This annual festival features food, games, live music, and crafters, including four stages of entertainment, amusement rides, hayrides, pumpkin painting and carving, scarecrow making, a costume contest, and more.
Atlantic City Comedy Festival
October 9 & 10, 2021
Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall
Atlantic City, NJ
Sommore, DC Young Fly, Lavell Crawford, Kountry Wayne, Karlous Miller
Mike Epps, Bruce Bruce, Arnez J, Earthquake, Desi Banks.
Fall Block Party and Fireworks Spectacular
Saturday, October 9, 2021: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
from 5th – 14th Streets on Asbury Ave.
Ocean City, NJ
information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ
This annual family event features over 400 crafters, food vendors, music, and more. In the evening, fireworks over the boardwalk from 6th Street – 14th Street.
Lima Bean Festival
Saturday, October 9, 2021; 9am-5pm (rain date Oct 10th)
West Cape May, NJ
The lowly legume takes center stage delighting locals and visitors alike with her vast array of recipes, crafts and products available. Come out and celebrate West Cape May's farming heritage with lima bean soup, tacos, salad, jewelry, T-shirts and more! Enjoy great food, quality vendors, antiques, crafts, entertainment and fun.
South Jersey Pumpkin Show
October 9, 10, 2021; Saturday 10am to 8pm and Sunday, 10am to 6pm.
Salem County Fairgrounds
735 Harding Highway
Woodstown, NJ 08098
Contact: Kathryn Wright, Phone: 856-765-0118, Email: email@example.com
This festival features three- days of family fun with contests, artists, craftsmen, home products, a pumpkin pyramid, entertainment, food, wine, amusement rides, a Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off, headless horsemen, scarecrows, Little Miss & Mister Pageant, dog parade, Boo Barn and more.
Camden County Fair
October 15 and 16, 2021
Camden County Fairgrounds
508 Lakeland Road
Gloucester Township, NJ
The event includes rides and games, carnival food and food trucks, live music and dance, free pony rides and a petting zoo. 4-H Youth Projects will be on display and demonstrated.
Annual Pumpkin Festival & Share the Harvest Food Drive
Saturday, October 16, 2021; 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Route 9
South Cape May, NJ 08204
Cost: Free Admission, please bring a non-perishable food item
This family event features pumpkin painting and games throughout the day. A variety of crafters will sell their wares along the Village's shell-paved lanes. Vendors will be selling hot dogs, funnel cake, and other snacks. Visit a haunted house at the Village Barn and hop on a fall hayride through the farm. Don't miss the Children's Halloween Parade at 11 am.
Cherry Hill Harvest Festival
October 17, 2021; noon - 4pm
100 Bortons Mills Road.
Cherry Hill, NJ
Cherry Hill Township is partnering with the police and fire departments for the township's largest community event. The event includes pony rides, a petting zoo, craft fair, pumpkins, live music, food trucks, a beer garden by Forgotten Boardwalk Brewery, and more.
Annual Ghoul Spring Village
Friday & Saturday, October 22 & 23, 2021; 5:30pm-8:00pm
Historic Cold Spring Village
720 US 9
Cape May, NJ
Cost: $5.00 Adults $3.00 Children 12 & under. Advance tickets available online at hcsv.org or available at the gate at time of event.
Join in as they pierce the veil between the world of the living and the world of the dead.
This event is a a family-friendly haunted walk-thru for young and old alike.