The Best South Jersey Family Festivals and Events

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

They feature festivals 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.

January Southern Jersey Family Festivals and Events

The 17th Annual Antique Toy Train Show
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sundays ending on February, 2, 2020; 10am - 3pm
The Museum of American History
138 Andaloro Way
Deptford, NJ 08093
This Train Show features O and O-27 gauge toy trains, from the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's. Lionel, Marx and American Flyer engines, with adjoining cars, will race on two diverse platforms. Vintage Plasticville buildings from the 1950's will further augment the display. Vegetation and auxiliary structures will give the platforms a traditional holiday appearance.

Fire & Ice Festival
Saturday January 25, 2020: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Downtown Mount Holly, NJ
This annual family event features over a dozen professional ice carvers from up and down the east coast, an equal number of professional chili chefs plus a wide variety of interesting entertainment for young, old and everyone in between. The ice carvers will transform 300 pound blocks of ice into beautiful crystalline works of art, throughout town, There will be lots of artistic eye candy and hear Suze & Watson play everything from show tunes to Springsteen while having plenty of free family friendly fun.
Besides playing host to over a dozen professional and amateur ice carvers from up and down the east coast, the Fire & Ice Festival features the best professional chili cooks around vying for the Award for the finest chili in Burlington County. It will be held again this year at The Union Firehouse at 18 Washington Street.

February Southern Jersey Family Festivals and Events

49th Ocean County Bluegrass Festival
February 9, 2020; 12:00pm — 5:00pm
Albert Music Hall
131 Wells Mills Rd.
Waretown, NJ 08758
Tickets: $10 Adults. No reserve seating, ticket are purchased at the door.
Live stage concert of bluegrass music featuring eight regional bluegrass bands from the tri-state area.

Atlantic City RV & Camping Show
February 14 - 17, 2020
Atlantic City Convention Center
One Convention Blvd.
Atlantic City
Camping enthusiasts can find the all under one roof opportunity begin planning your camping vacations for the coming season, trading up to your dream RV, see the new 2017 RVs, or just learn about the joys of travel in a recreational vesicle.

Cape May Chocolate Lovers Feast
Februray 15, 2020; 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Washington Inn
801 Washington Street
Cape May
Tickets ($40/person)
This event feastures the ultimate feast for chocolate lovers! Enjoy an all chocolate dessert buffet

March 2020 Southern Jersey Family Festivals and Events

Sherlock Holmes Weekend
March 13-15, 2020
Cape May, NJ
Information, Tickets
Come for a suspense-filled encounter with that inimitable detective Sherlock Holmes in the National Historic Landmark City of Cape May, New Jersey. Solve the Mystery of Sherlock Holmes & Hark! How to Bells!

Stone Harbor Shiver Polar Plunge
March 14, 2020 @9:30am
The Beach
96th St.
Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
Registration (includes Shiver swag bag with a t-shirt or hoodie) begins at 9:30 am at Stone Harbor's famous Fred's Tavern! Fred's will host a "kegs & eggs" breakfast. At 11:45 am, strut in the parade and have a chance to show off your great costumes. Then show off your routines once we reach the parking lot at the Women's Civic Club . At approximately 1 pm, the whistle blows (or cannon thunders) and everyone will rush into the ocean. There is a Pre-Party on Friday night, March 13th, at the Yacht Club of Stone Harbor, 9001 Sunset Drive. There will be a cash bar, buffet and auction items benefiting this year's charities. After your dip in the ocean there will be a post-party at Fred's Tavern. Gather your friends and family and come SHIVER with us. Proceeds will benefit Family Promise of Cape May County - a charity that supports, counsels and works to place homeless parents and children in permanent homes; and the Stone Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

October 2020 Southern Jersey Family Festivals and Events

South Jersey Pumpkin Show
17th annual Festival
October 10, 2020; 10am - 5pm
Salem County Fairgrounds
735 Harding Highway
Woodstown, NJ 08098
Web Site
Contact: Kathy Wright, Phone: 856-765-0118, Email:
Cost: $5.00 carload parking only
The 17th annual South Jersey Pumpkin Show will feature over 175 vendors, amusement rides, wine sampling, hayrides, Pumpkin Pageant, giant pumpkin pyramid, pumpkin weigh off, pumpkin pageant, pumpkin pie by the slice and family fun contest.
Festival will showcase a Fall Home Show, NJ Largest Baked Pumpkin Pie, free mini pumpkin for first 200 kids daily, dog show & parade, scarecrows and Food Trucks, local concessions and picnic style dining. Live bands on the main stage both days.

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