Fall Fairs and Harvest Festivals in New Jersey for Families

Celebrate the coming of fall at the Happy Day Farm Fall Festival. Photo courtesy of the farm
Celebrate the coming of fall at the Happy Day Farm Fall Festival. Photo courtesy of the farm

New Jersey's farms are bursting with ripe apples ready to be plucked from the trees, which means harvest festival season is upon us. We've rounded up 25+ great fall fairs and harvest fests in New Jersey, all packed with signature seasonal fun like hayrides, corn mazes, pumpkin picking, pie contests, scarecrow making, live animals, live music, and more. Some even incorporate a little early Halloween fun.

For more seasonal activities, be sure to check out our New Jersey Fall Fun Guide, our New Jersey Halloween Guide, and our list of 45 things we can't wait to do in NJ with kids this fall

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Places featured in this article:


Historic Cold Spring Village

Downtown Chatsworth

Grayrock Farm Sanctuary

City Green Learning Garden at Eastside Park

The Whitechapel Projects

Sussex County Fairgrounds
Turtle Back Zoo Holiday Lights
Turtle Back Zoo - 5:00 PM Pick
South Jersey Holiday Light Show
Bridgeport Speedway - 5:00 PM Pick
Bergen County Winter Wonderland
Van Saun County Park - various times Pick
Parent and Me Playtime
Plainsboro Recreation and Community Services - 9:00 AM
Antique Toy Train Show
South Jersey Museum of American History - 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
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