Best Local Fall & Family Festivals

Fall has finally arrived in the Garden State. Along with the change of weather come all the amazing Fall festivals in New Jersey. Here are our favorite Fall festivals in the area with family friendly fun and something for the adults too. We wish you a Spooktacular time!

Hayrides & Campfires – Fri 10/5 – Sun 10/22 All Ages $6 pp
Haunted Hayrides – Fri 10/26 – Sun 10/28 Ages 6 and Up $8pp
This super fun event includes a hayride thru the reservation. You can opt for the haunted ride or one without any scares and indulge in a campfire with hot cocoa and roasted marshmallows. Tickets sell out fast so don’t miss out.

4 Centuries in a Weekend – Sat 10/20 & Sun 10/21 12 noon – 5 pm FREE

Union County history dates back to 4 centuries and during one weekend every year you can access all the historic sites that are part of this history. Tour the homes, learn about local legends and stories, take a hayride thru the Deserted Village, listen to ghost stories and drink fresh apple cider. New this year is a tour of Nokia/Bell Labs.

Brite Nites at Wagner Farm Arboretum – Fri/Sat 10/12-13, Fri/Sat 10/19-20, Fri-Sun 10/26-28

Don’t want to venture out to the Pumpkin Blaze all the way in NY? No problem. We have a fantastic local display that is perfect for a Fall evening. This elaborate display of beautifully carved, creative and lit jack-o-lanterns make for a spectacular display and sure to please everyone. They also feature the “Barn of Fear”, food trucks and hot beverages.