I'm just loving this cool weather! Perfect time to go apple picking or head outdoors to a festival. Have a great weekend!


Sept. 15th 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.

Apple Days.
Sat/Sun: 10am to 5pm. Wagon rides, pony rides, pumpkin painting, etc.
Also, visit the adventure barn, corn stalk maze and tons of apple
related stuff to do! Juicy roast pork, BBQ chicken, apple cider donuts,
music and more. $5; under 3 free. Terhune Orchards, Princeton. Link here.


Crystal Springs 27th Annual Oktoberfest. Sat: 11am to 9pm; Sun: 11am to 6pm. German beer, kids activities, live entertainment, pony rides, petting zoo, bird show, clowns, magician, sand art, carnival rides and more! $5/per person one day or $7.50/pp for both days. Crystal Springs, Vernon. Link here

Greater NJ Country Bike Ride. 8am. Sat 25 or 50 miles; Sun: 50 miles. Both days have 100 mile challenge. Ride though a natural wildlife preserve, historic towns and farmlands. Rest stops, lunch breaks and a finale at Hanover Marriott with a delicious meal, massage, entertainment and a comedy show. Supports National MS Society. Morristown. Link here.

My Fair Lady. Phoenix Productions presents this classic show. $22 to $29. Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank. Link here.


7th Annual Crane Park Festival. 10am to 4pm. Bouncy house, shopping, music and great food! Crane Park, Montclair. Link here.

Kool Kidzignments Fall Children's Consignment Sale Event.
Thurs/Fri.: 90am to 6pm. Half Price Sale, Sat: 8am to 1pm. New and
gently-used infant and children's clothing, costumes, shoes, toys,
DVD's, baby equipment, furniture, bedding, stroller and more! Wayne PresbyTerian Church, 1200 Alps Road, Wayne. Link here

Pumpkin Land Festival. 10am to 6pm. Hayrides, "Pigtucky Derby," Halloween costume contest, cider donuts, apple pie, haunted hayrides. $7/pp, children 3 and under FREE! Heaven Hill Farm, Vernon. Link here.

Cob and Hog Fest. 1pm to 6pm. Bike contest, burn out pit, corn sack races, corn maze, corn eating contest, live music, food, vendors and more! $25/pp. Donaldson Farms, Hackettstown. Link here.

Family Storytelling Workshop and Storytelling Festival.
12pm to 6pm. 30 top NJ storytellers in a beautiful setting! Participate
in Story Slam (see site). Roam the gardens and hear the storytellers
(free with admission). $12 adult; $8 child; under 5yrs free! Picnic
lunches available at The Peacock. Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton. Link here.

Fall Family Day.
12pm to 4pm. Hayrides, square dancing, pumpkin painting, carnival
games, races, balloon cows, kids crafts, cider pressing and more! $7 non member children and adults. Max cost per family $25. The
Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Morris Plains. Link here.

Fright Fest at Great Adventure.
Before 6pm there will be Halloween themed shows for kids. After 6pm
there will be chills galore as the ghouls come out to haunt the
attractions. Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson. Link here.

Jumpstart Fall. 10am to 4pm. Health hike, nature walk, exercise classes, environmental games and crafts and more! Reeves Reed Arboretum, Summit. Link here.


March of Dimes 5K for Healthy Babies. 9am. 5K starts at 9am while Kids Race starts at 9:40aam. Registration starts at 7:30am. $30, $10 kids race for ages 12 and under. Registration required. Johnson Park, Piscataway. Link here.

Ridgewood Fall Art and Craft Street Fair. 12pm to 5pm. 140 exhibitors, food, music, kids area with pony rides and petting zoo. East Ridgewood Ave. Link here.

Kapow! Comic-Con. 1pm to 4:30pm. Keynote address by Jonathan Maberry, Raconteur Radio prerformance and Mike and Ming of Comic Book Men will be there to judge the Costume Contest. Monmouth County Library Headquarters, Manalapan. Link here.

Guinness Oyster Festival. 12pm to 7pm. Food and music fest with tons of Guinness and fresh oysters. White Street Parking lot, Red Bank. Link here.

Westfield Festifall. 10am to 5pm. Vendors, music, kids rides and more! Downtown Westfield. Link here.

Note: before you go, check the times and locations on the web sites provided.