Ride a big rig at Terhune Orchard's Apple Days Fall Festival. Photo courtesy of the orchard
Ride a big rig at Terhune Orchard's Apple Days Fall Festival. Photo courtesy of the orchard

Best Fall Fairs and Festivals for NJ Families in September

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 in September. Explore nature at the NJ Wild Outdoor Expo, chow down on delicious seafood at the Atlantic City Seafood Festival, or listen to some exciting tales at the NJ Storytelling Festival. Plus, get a taste of fall at local fairs in Fanwood, Hopewell, Westfield, and Parsippany.

Check out the 30+ awesome festivals below, and visit our Events Calendar for more fabulous fall ideas! And sign up for our FREE newsletters to get the best local events and reviews delivered right to your inbox.

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Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area

Princeton Public Library

Hopewell Elementary School
2021 Saint Mary's Great Fair
Parish of Saint Mary's - 6:00 PM Pick
State Fair Meadowlands
State Fair Meadowlands - various times Pick
Field Station: Dinosaurs Reopens
Field Station: Dinosaurs - 10:00 AM
Virtual Playground Opera
virtual - 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides