The Best South Jersey Family Festivals and Events

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

They feature 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.

October 2018 Southern New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

South Jersey Pumpkin Show Festival
October 12, 13 , 1 4, 2018; Friday 5pm-10, Sat. & Sun. 10am to 6pm
Salem County Fairgrounds
760 Harding Hwy. Rte. 40,
Woodstown, NJ
This festival features three- days of family fu. with the Headless Horsemen, 100+ craftsmen, wine sampling, live bands, Fall Home Show, Pumpkin Pageant, Dog Show, Hayrides, pony rides, Amusement Rides, Scarecrows, Pumpkin Pyramid, Fall Decorations for Sale, Food Trucks & Concessions, Halloween Costume Contest & so much more.

Annual Pine Barrens Jamboree at Wells Mills Park
October 13th, 2018; 11am - 4pm (rain or shine)
Wells Mills County Park
Rt. 532
Waretown, NJ
Parking and admission FREE
This annual event features a fun filled day of music of the pines, cultural demonstrations, traditional crafts, nature and history programs. Attendees will sit under the big tent and enjoy a fun filled day of county, bluegrass and traditional music presented by the musicians from Albert Music Hall.

Medford Apple Festival
October 13, 2018: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Kirby's Mill
275 Church Rd.
Medford, NJ
Admission: Free
This family event features over 100 Craft Booths, Food, Water Wheel and Corn Grinding Demonstrations, Music, Children's Activities. Apple Products, Apple Cider, Cider Donuts and much more. . All proceeds from the Apple Festival, including profits from product sales and vendor fees, benefit the historical society and its ongoing restoration of the Kirby's Mill complex.

Bordentown Riverfest 2018
October 20, 2018; noon - 10pm
Bordentown Beach
100 W Park St
Bordentown, NJ
Web Site
Contact: Rob Curran, Phone: 609-298-0450, Email:
Cost: FREE
This family friendly event features a four acre beer garden with 9 beers on tap, wine and sangria, 15 restaurants, live bands all day, with new teen and adult attractions, and a free kids area with bounce attractions, magicians and face painters. The event offers many conveniences including; onsite restrooms, free parking and shuttle services from three offsite locations, ATM machines, and over 3,600 square feet of tents to relax under.

Camden County History Week
Octobert 20, 21, 2018: 10:00am- 4:00pm Saturday, 12:00pm - 4:00pm Sunday
Camden County Historical Society
1900 Park Blvd.
Camden, NJ
This event features Historic exhibits, guided tours, reenactments, and children's activities will be held at over 20 historic sites in Camden County during this two-day weekend celebrating the county's history, with multiple other special events throughout the week.

Chatsworth Cranberry Festival

October 20, 21, 2018; 9am to 4pm
Downtown, Chatsworth NJ
The Cranberry Festival is a celebration of New Jersey's cranberry harvest, the 3rd largest in the United States, and offers a tribute to the Pine Barrens & Local Culture. This family event features live entertainment many artists & craftsmen demonstrating their crafts and offering them for sales.
Admission is FREE. Parking is available at the school. Signs will be posted and traffic will be directed.

North American Sea Glass Festival

October 27, 28, 2018: 10am to 5pm on Saturday, and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.
Wildwood Convention Center
4501 Boardwalk Ave
Wildwood, NJ 08260
Contact: Kimberly Hannon, Email:
Event Cost: $7/day, 2-Day ticket $10
Children Under 12 Free
This family friendly festival will feature a variety of sea glass artisans and authors from around the country, magnificent sea glass collections from all over the world, the highly anticipated Shard of the Year contest, and presentations by marble and bottle experts, as well as lectures on sea glass sourcing, and beachcombing in Puerto Rico post Hurricane Maria. Attendees will also have the opportunity to speak with Shard Identification experts about their own beachcombing finds.

October 28, 2018: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM, (Rain or Shine)
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ 08332
Web Site
Contact: Taral Thompson, Phone: 856-825-6800, Email:
Event Cost: FREE
This family tradition features a Trick-or-Treat in your Halloween costume with a chance to meet and take pictures with traditional costumed characters, such as the Mummy, the Grymm Witches, the too-tall scarecrow and many others. Throughout the grounds, actors will perform an eclectic mix of short skits capturing the Halloween season.This event is scare-free, In case of inclement weather trick or treating and shows will be inside the Event Center.

November 2018 Southern New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

Big Glass Blast!
November 23, 2018; 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ 08332
Web Site
Contact: Taral Thompson, Phone: 856-825-6800, Email:
Event Cost: Free
This family event features their Big Glass Blast Team as they design and create large-scale holiday-themed glass objects throughout the day! Visitors will have a chance to see past years objects on display as well, including the record-breaking giant glass ornament, glass fruitcake, and the world’s largest glass turkey drumstick. Also the opening day of the annual Holiday Studio Sale, browse discounted works by WheatonArts Glass and Ceramic Artists and associate glass artists David & Melanie Leppla.

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