Enjoy more than 40 pumpkin- and fall-themed activities at the Pumpkin Festival at Heaven Hill Farm. Photo courtesy of the farm
Enjoy more than 40 pumpkin- and fall-themed activities at the Pumpkin Festival at Heaven Hill Farm. Photo courtesy of the farm

Cool Pumpkin Displays, Festivals, and Decorating Events in NJ

Kick off the festive fall season at one of the many wonderful pumpkin-themed events happening around New Jersey, from elaborate pumpkin displays and carving competitions to good old-fashioned pumpkin picking at New Jersey's local farms, and plenty of pumpkin decorating fun.

Read on for our top picks, plus a couple of bonus events that are worth a drive across state lines. You can find even more even seasonal events in our Fall Fun and Halloween Guide.

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Holiday Light Show on Lake Meone
Historic Smithville Village - 5:30 PM Pick
Turtle Back Zoo Holiday Lights
Turtle Back Zoo - 5:00 PM Pick
South Jersey Holiday Light Show
Bridgeport Speedway - 5:00 PM Pick
Skylands Stadium Christmas Light Show
Skylands Stadium - various times Pick
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