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.

August 2018 Southern New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

Cape May Craft Beer & Crab Festival
Saturday, August 4, 2018: 11am-6pm (Food served 11am-6pm)
The Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington St.
Cape May, NJ
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This family event features live entertainment, some favorite NJ summer foods, local craft beers, and some fun for the kids. All-day music on outdoor stage. An old-fashioned Victorian circus with jugglers and acrobats from the The Give & Take Jugglers Little Circus Crafts and collectibles show Craft beers and other spirits Admission to the grounds is free. There will be a charge for food, beverages and some activities. Commemorative T-shirts will be available

Manahopkin - Craft Beer and Music Festival
Saturday, August 11th, 2018; 12pm to 7pm
Manahawkin Lake Park
193 East Bay Avenue
Manahawkin, NJ
Cost: $25
This family friendly Craft Beer and Music Festival features over 50 different beers from 25 breweries, local food, and live music.. Those who will not be drinking will be admitted at no cost. Drinkers will be required to buy a glass and tickets for beer samples, allowing you to sample as many beers as you wish.

September 2018 Southern New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

Airfest 2018
August 31 through September 3, 2018
NASW Aviation Museum
500 Forrestal Road
Cape May Airport
Rio Grande, NJ
(609) 886-8787
This event features many aircraft on display including the B-17 Flying Fortress, P-51 Mustang, B-24 Liberator, and NASW's 26 historic aircraft. The event will also include the Hangar filled with vendors, exhibitors, music, food, and much more.

Atlantic City Seafood Festival

September 8 & 9, 2018
Bader Field
600 Albany Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ
Cost: $10 per person, per day. General Admission. Kids under are FREE to enter. Restaurants charge between $4 and $11 per entree
This family friendly event features foods available from local restaurants, Tastings of Jersey made craft beers and wines in the tasting tent, Cooking Demos, Live Music, Local Art and Artists, Wine Seminars, a Crab Cake Eating Competition, a Chowder Cook-Off, Children's activities and amusements including a Sand Sculpting / Kids Sand Sculpting area, and more.

Boots at the Beach
September 14, 15, 16, 2018; (Rain or shine)
Olde New Jersey Ave
North Wildwood, NJ
Southern New Jersey's largest country festival. Country vendors,crafts, wares and more! Country bands, Dj's, line dancing, and food. All in a great outdoor setting by the seaside in beautiful North Wildwood. A good Olde Time for the entire family. The event includes an open air concert and vendors for people to choose from. The event is held on Olde New Jersey Avenue in the Entertainment District that allows many options for guests in the areas of beverages, food, and many other entertainment options.

Wizards, Witches and Wands in Mullica Hill
September 22, 2018; 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
33 S. Main Street
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
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Event Cost: $10.00 per wristband (ages 4+)
This is a celebration of the world of Wizards, Witches, Wands, and Magic. The town wide event will feature interactive venues (House Sorting, Broom and Wand making, Potions classes), photo ops, characters in costume and even a Quidditch tournament and Quidditch lessons.
.Your purchased band entitles you to participate in many different themed venues throughout the day.
There are several dates throughout the Summer where you can pickup you band(s). You will receive more information about the event, venues, and a special letter which you can use as an Admittance Letter to the Mullica Hill School of Magic for younger participants. We strongly encourage you to pick-up your bands ahead of the day of the event as you will receive additional information about how to register for the limited access, time scheduled venues, as well as the admissions letter for each child registered.

October 2018 Southern New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

Ocean City Fall Block Party and Fireworks Spectacular
Saturday, October 6, 2018; 9:00 AM until dusk
5th - 14th Streets on Asbury Ave.
Ocean City, NJ
This event features over 400 crafters, food vendors, music and more. In the evening, family night entertainment on the boardwalk with fireworks at dusk

29th Annual Cranberry Fest

October 6, 7, 2018
Downtown Bordentown, Farnsworth Ave.
Bordentown, NJ
This family event features live music,over 145 crafters, food from local eateries, a kids corner, and an antiques & vintage row.

South Jersey Pumpkin Show Festival

October 12, 13 , 1 4, 2018
Salem County Fairgrounds
760 Harding Hwy. Rte. 40,
Woodstown, NJ
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.

Bordentown Riverfest 2018

October 20, 2018; noon - 10pm
Bordentown Beach
100 W Park St
Bordentown, NJ
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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.

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.

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