Liberty State Park serves as the backdrop for the stunning Water Lantern Festival at month's end. Photo courtesy of the festival
Liberty State Park serves as the backdrop for the stunning Water Lantern Festival at month's end. Photo courtesy of the festival

Best Fall Fairs and Festivals in NJ this September for Families

As the carefree days of summer draw to a close, New Jersey families can look forward to plenty of fall fairs and festivals in the Garden State this September. Get in Halloween mode early with the Great Pumpkin Festival, chow down on delicious seafood at The Downbeach Seafood Festival, and spend Labor Day weekend with rides and games at the St. Bartholomew/UNICO Italian Festival. Plus, get a taste of fall at local fairs in Riverdale, Bridgewater, and Jersey City.

Check out the 30+ awesome fall fairs and festivals in New Jersey below and be sure to bookmark this list of the best things to do this September with kids for more Mommy Poppins picks.

As always, if an event piques your interest, click through to our listing for all the details, including addresses and times. And keep in mind: Really cool things to do with kids often book up quickly, so register or buy your tickets ASAP.

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Bridgewater Commons (outside)

Pediatric Dental Associates of Randolph

Marlboro Municipal Complex

Heaven Hill Farm
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 11, 2021 - Sun Nov 7, 2021) Great Pumpkin Festival

Bayshore Waterfront Park
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 18, 2021) Wind & Sea Festival

The Historic Village at Allaire
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 18, 2021) Allaire Fall Apple Festival

Montclair Art Museum
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 18, 2021) MAM Fall Fest

Ski Beach
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 18, 2021 - Sun Sep 19, 2021) The Downbeach Seafood Festival

Morey's Piers
upcoming events
(Fri Sep 17, 2021 - Sun Oct 10, 2021) Annual Oktoberfest Fun at Morey’s Piers

Campus Town at TCNJ
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 25, 2021) DogFest Philly-NJ

Liberty State Park
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 25, 2021) Water Lantern Festival

Yogi Berra Stadium
upcoming events

Pier Village
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 25, 2021 - Sun Sep 26, 2021) Annual Kites at the Pier Festival

Man Skirt Brewing
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 25, 2021 - Sun Sep 26, 2021) Hackettstown Oktoberfest

Historic Longstreet Farm
upcoming events
(Sun Sep 26, 2021) Harvest Home Festival

Garfield Street Fair
upcoming events

Diggerland
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 25, 2021 - Sat Nov 6, 2021) Diggerfest
Fall Festival at Ort Farms
Ort Farms - 10:00 AM Pick
Friday Night Concert Series
William Morrow Beach - 7:00 PM Pick
Annual Oktoberfest Fun at Morey’s Piers
Morey's Piers - various times Pick
Bergen County Fall Harvest Festival
Van Saun County Park - various times Pick
Fall Fest at A. Casola Farms
A. Casola Farms - 8:00 AM
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