Best Fall Festivals near New Jersey for Families

Enjoy all the fun at Diggerland, plus some fall-themed attractions and photo-ops during Diggerfest. Photo courtesy of Diggerland
Enjoy all the fun at Diggerland, plus some fall-themed attractions and photo-ops during Diggerfest. Photo courtesy of Diggerland

As the carefree days of summer draw to a close, New Jersey families can look forward to plenty of fall festivals in New Jersey 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 these 30 awesome fall festivals and fairs 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: Cool things to do with kids often book up quickly, so register or buy your tickets ASAP.

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Bridgewater Commons (outside)

Marlboro Municipal Complex
Fall Fest at A. Casola Farms
A. Casola Farms - 9:00 AM
Alstede Farms Corn Maze
Alstede Farms - 9:00 AM
Fall Flower Festival - U-Pick Sunflowers
Holland Ridge Farms - 9:00 AM
Fall Picking & Hayrides at Johnson's Corner Farm
Johnson's Corner Farm - 10:00 AM
Screamin' Green Hauntoween
Crayola Experience - 10:00 AM
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