Harvest Festivals and Fall Fairs in New Jersey for Families

Pick pumpkins and enjoy more fall fun every weekend at Johnson's Corner Farm. Photo courtesy of the farm
Pick pumpkins and enjoy more fall fun every weekend at Johnson's Corner Farm. 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 underway. 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 fall activities near New Jersey, be sure to check out our Fall Fun Guide and our list of 40 things we can't wait to do in NJ with kids this fall

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Various beaches in Ship Bottom and Surf City

Grayrock Farm Sanctuary

The Whitechapel Projects

Downtown Westfield
Great Fair of Saint Mary's
Parish of Saint Mary's - 6:00 PM Pick
Kiddie Beach Shows at Jenkinson's
Jenkinson's Boardwalk - 7:00 PM Pick
State Fair Meadowlands
State Fair Meadowlands - various times Pick
Let's Learn Circuits
Zoom - Online - 9:30 AM
Barnes & Noble Storytime
Barnes & Noble of Bridgewater - 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides