Sept. 14th to October 28th: Bear Mountain Oktoberfest. 12pm to 6pm. German food, live entertainment, arts and crafts. Take a boat ride on Hessian Lake, stroll in the park or take a ride on the Merry Go Round. $8/car parking fee. Link here.
Pumpkin Land Festival (Until Oct. 31st). 10am to 6pm. Hayrides, “Pigtucky Derby,” Halloween costume contest, cider donuts, apple pie, haunted hayrides. $9/pp, children 2 and under FREE! Heaven Hill Farm, Vernon. Link here.
Oct. 13 to 30th. 15th Annual Spooktacular. 10am to 7pm. Wear your costume and do some trick or treating throughout the museum. Decorate your own pumpkin too! NJ Children’s Museum, Paramus. $14.99 + tax for kids and $9.99 for adults. Link here.
Halloween Dress Rehearsal. Come dressed up in your favorite Disney costume while doing crafts, enjoying treats and a parade! Disney Store. The Outlet at Bergen Town Center, Paramus. Link here.
14th Annual Fall Fine Art and Crafts. 10am to 5pm. Brookdale Park, Bloomfield. Link here.
Metro Mom’s Expo: Healthy and Green Halloween. 2pm to 5pm. Dress the kids in their costumes for healthy trick-or-treating and rocking out to live music by Joe Bendik! Win prizes, talk biz with metro area bloggers, watch a fashion show, practice LEGO building skills with Exit 5 Robotics. The Rue School, Hoboken. Link here.
Fright Night 2013. 6pm to 9pm. Paths of scary scenes, live scary characters and non scary paths for young children. Food, bounce house, live music, jack-o-lantern display and more! Beechwood Park, Hillsdale. $5/person entrance fee. Link here.
Haunted Forest. 5pm to 7:30pm. Groups depart for tours lasting 1.5 hours. Not scary for kids! Refreshments and crafts around the campfire too! Pre-registration recommended. $15 nonmembers; under 2 free. Tenafly Nature Center. Link here.
Tenafly Street Fair and Craft Show. Food, music, vendors, rides and clowns. West Railroad Ave and Washington St. Link here.
Happy First Year. 10am to 1pm. Celebrate the first year of business! Bounce house, petting zoo, pumpkin painting, refreshments and more! Free! Rainbow Academy of Westwood. Link here.
WGBO Kids Jazz Concerts. 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Interactive hour-long concerts will allow kids to learn about the distinct qualities of jazz. Q&A sessions with artists. An Introduction to Vocalese @ Newark Museum. (Arrive early as seating is first come/first served) FREE! Link here.
Hoboken Harvest Festival. 11am to 3pm. Hay rides, maze, pony rides, petting zoo, pumpkin painting, live music and dance, Boo the Clown, soccer and dance demos, and more! Pier A Park, Hoboken. Link here.
Halloween: Pick and Decorate Pumpkins. 11am to 1pm; 3pm to 5pm. For kids 6 and under, wear your Halloween Costume! Bring your favorite doll, stuffed animal or car/truck to enjoy in the fun. You will pick and decorate your very own pumpkin! There will be fun music and refreshments. Must register online. The Big Playhouse, Westwood. Link here.
CiderFest. 10am to 3pm. Nature hikes, arts and crafts, cider making, applesauce making and more! Admission is free. Lorrimer Sanctuary, Franklin Lakes. Link here.
Harvest Festival. 1pm to 4pm. Petting zoo, pony rides, cider presing and the Giant Pumpkin Contest. Hopper Goetschius House Museum, Upper Saddle River. Link here.
Pumpkin Carving. 11am to 4:30pm. Carving artist Robert Carr will help you create a masterpiece! Field Station Dinosaurs, Secaucus. Link here.
Galumpha Show. The three performers create a sensory feast of images ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime. They combine stunning acrobatics, striking visual effects and physical comedy. Russ Berrie Center for Performing Arts, Mahwah. Link here.
15th Annual Stevens Coop School Harvest Festival. 11am to 4pm. Decorate pumpkins, cake walk, listen to music, sip cider and more! Newport Neighborhood, Jersey City. Link here.
Pumpkin Creations. 1pm to 3:30pm. Use natural plant materials to creat beautiful pumpkins. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm. Morris Township. Link here