Six Flags Fright Fest offers plenty of kid-friendly fun during the daylight hours. Photo courtesy of Six Flags
Six Flags Fright Fest offers plenty of kid-friendly fun during the daylight hours. Photo courtesy of Six Flags

Best Things To Do in New Jersey in October 2021 With Kids

Harvest and Halloween happenings provide an abundance of treats for a busy October. This month is jam-packed with fun fall activities and awesome things to do in New Jersey. Our top picks include harvest festivals, corn mazes, decked-out trains, and trick-or-treating. Find Halloween theme park excitement at Six Flags Great Adventure's Fright Fest and Storybook Land's October Fun. Join local town's seasonal celebrations, like Westfield's Addamsfest and Cranford's Scarecrow Stroll. Families can also gather goodies at trick-or-treat events like Boo at the Zoo.

Don't miss even more October fun with our Fall Fun guide, Halloween Guide, and Activity Calendar.

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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Fall Festival at Ort Farms
Ort Farms - 10:00 AM Pick
Fall Fest at A. Casola Farms
A. Casola Farms - 8:00 AM
Scarecrows in the Garden
Frelinghuysen Arboretum - 8:00 AM
Alstede Farms Corn Maze
Alstede Farms - 9:00 AM
Holland Ridge Farms U-Pick Sunflowers
Holland Ridge Farms - 9:00 AM
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