Best of October: 20 Top Things To Do in New Jersey this Month

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

Things to do in New Jersey with kids in October include harvest festivals, fall activities, and Halloween celebrations.

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 throughout New Jersey. Find Halloween theme park excitement at Six Flags Great Adventure's Fright Fest and Storybook Land's Trick-or-Treat. Or, join local 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 New Jersey Fall Fun GuideNew Jersey Halloween Guide, and our constantly-updated Activity Calendar.

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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.

 

 

 

Read & Pick at Terhune Orchards
Terhune Orchards - various times Pick
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
Storytime at Hanson Park
Hanson Park - 9:30 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides