A Guide to Upcoming Fall Festivals in Central New Jersey

Fall fun, pumpkin patch, apple picking, Hay rides

By Macaroni Kid Team for Edison, Metuchen, Iselin, Highland Park September 13, 2021

Interesting Fall Festivals in NJ:

Fall Family Festival in Kilmer Homes: Oct 9th, 11 AM to 2 PM, Free

With the Support of the Edison Municipal Alliance, Well Care and other community providers, the Mobile Family Success Center will be hosting Fall Family Festival. This will be a day full of fun activities for the entire family. There will refreshments while supplies last. Visit all community vendor tables and enter to win a grand prize. There will also be various raffles throughout! There will also be a variety of vendors from the Middlesex County community in attendance. 

Kilmer Homes Apartments, 117 Truman Drive South, Edison, NJ 08817

Learn more about Fall Family Festival in Kilmer Homes

12th Annual Tot Trot & Fall Festival: Oct 10th, 2021, 9:30 AM, Race begins at 11:00 AM

The Child Care Services Branch of the YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is holding its 12th annual Tot Trot & Fall Festival on Sunday, October 10, 2021 outdoors at Metuchen High School.

 This event helps us support families from our communities scholarship assistance in situations when they are unable to pay the full cost of child care. The fund also provides aid to families in crisis and allows us to temporarily provide tuition assistance in the event of a family emergency 

Metuchen High School, 400 Grove Ave, Metuchen, NJ 08840

Registration will open soon, Stay tuned for more information 

9th Annual Dunellen Annual Harvest Fest, October 10th, 11 AM- 4 PM, Free

This Dunellen Downtown Management Organization signature event will feature artists and crafters from around the Garden State, local nonprofits, activities for kids, foods, music, and more! Make sure to sign up for the pumpkin decorating contest. Entertainment and fitness demos throughout the day.

North Washington Ave, between Dunellen Av and First Street, Dunellen, NJ for more info

Fall Festival at the Historic Aunt Betty Frazee House: Oct 16th, 12:00 PM to 5 PM, Free

Annual Harvest Festival includes:
- Pony rides and petting zoo
- Haunted trail
- Face painting
- Bouncy House
- Pumpkin toss / bowl and other games
- Live music
- Food trucks

Aunt Betty Frazee House, 1451 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Learn more about Aunt Betty Frazee House annual fall festival

Fright Fest at Six Flags Great Adventure: Now through Oct 31st, 4:00 PM- 12 AM, Ticketed Event

Fright Fest is back and spookier than ever! Dare to enter the Halloween event of the season, featuring family-friendly attractions during the day and thrills once the sun goes down.

Six Flags Great Adventure – 1 Six Flags Blvd, Jackson, NJ 08527

Learn more about the Fright Fest at Six Flags Great Adventure

Argos Farm Family fun: Opening from Sep 19th, Weekdays, 1 PM- 6 PM, Weekends, 10 AM to 6 PM, Tickets, $12-$15
With a ton of different fall-themed activities, kids will have a blast with a corn maze, wagon rides, a double hay slide, corn hole, pick-your-own pumpkins, the new gauntlet obstacle course, plus so much more. After, indulge in yummy fall treats from their Farm Market. Make sure to purchase your tickets online before you go.

1250 Lacey Rd., Forked River, NJ 08731

Learn more about the Argos Farm

Terhune Orchards Fall Fun, All Weekends from September 18th – October 31st, 10 AM-5 PM, Ticketed Event, $11 to $14
At Terhune Orchards in Princeton, you and the little ones can celebrate fall with live music, picking pumpkins, and a corn maze or hay bale maze. Don’t miss the hippy hop corral, pumpkin painting, and duckie races too. You can also visit the barnyard, play area, and adventure barn. Take a stroll on the pollinator trail and indulge in apple cider, donuts, and wines made from grapes on the farm.

330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

Learn more about the Terhune Orchards Fall Family Fun

Von Thun Farms: September 18th to October 31st on all weekends, Ticketed admission from $15.99 onwards

Admission to Fall Festival Weekends includes 20 plus activities as well as access to the apple orchard and pumpkin fields (cost of apples and pumpkins is additional)

VonThun’s Country Farm Market – 519 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852

Learn more about the Von Thun Farms Fall Fun

Harvest Home Festival, September 26th from 11 to 5, Free entry

An old-fashioned country fair reminiscent of the 1890s, Harvest Home Festival takes visitors back in time to when neighbors gathered to work, harvest and spend time enjoying each other’s company. It not only calls for the exhibition of the best produce and the best needlework in the community, but also for games, athletic contests and similar features of recreational or educational value. Experience fun as it was a century ago with games, competitions and live entertainment. See craft demonstrations that will inspire you to start a new hobby or career.

44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel 07733

Learn more about the Historic Longstreet Farm They are also hosting many other events throughout Sep and October

Outdoor Fall Festival at Skylands Stadium: Oct 1st- Nov 7th, Ticketed events- tickets range from $19 to $24

This October, Skylands Stadium will be decorated with 6,000+ Jack-O-Lanterns, on a 45-minute walk. Tickets should be purchased in advance

94 Championship Place, Augusta, NJ 07822

Learn more about the Skylands Fall Festival

Snyders Farm Fall Festival, Oct 2nd to Oct 24th, Weekends only 11 AM - 6 PM, Ticketed event, $15

Snyder Fun Fall festival for the corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin picking, food, and music.

586 South Middlebush Road, Somerset, NJ 08873

Learn more about the Snyder Fun Fall Festival

Fall Fun Fest at Princeton Shopping Center, Oct 16th, 11 AM- 3 PM, Free entry

Join us for family-friendly festivities, including a Pumpkin Painting Party, sustainable scarecrow making with Sustainable Princeton, activity stations with Princeton Public Library, an interactive presentation with Eyes of the Wild, harvest-themed farm market with McCaffrey's, and best of all, everyone is going to learn new line dancing moves!

Local fave DJ Darius the 1st will be on hand entertaining us with his own special mix of Fall Fun Fest dance tunes. Halloween costumes encouraged!

Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N. Harrison St., Princeton, NJ 08540

Learn more about the Festival at Princeton Shopping Center

Fall Festival at South Plainfield Public Library, Oct 16th, Free entry

  • Pumpkin Painting – bring your own pumpkin!
  • Scarecrow Story Time at 10:00am
  • Petting Zoo from 10:30am – 12:30pm
  • Games
  • Crafts
  • Photo Ops
  • Fun

New Providence Street Fair, Oct 24th, 2021

Open 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Free admission. Fun for everyone! Rain or Shine. Hosted by New Providence Business Community.
Location: Springfield Ave. between South St. and Livingston Ave. Nearby parking. (GPS: 1260 Springfield Ave, New Providence, NJ)
Come out and enjoy delicious food, shopping including a special arts & crafts section, live music, local acts, plus a kids zone featuring loads of fun activities.