• Fall 2019 Fairs and Festivals in Hudson County

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    ‘Tis the season for bulky sweaters, football, and pumpkin spiced lattes. Happy fall, Hudson County. But what really makes us feel like it’s fall is festivals — happening all over Hudson County. Celebrate outdoors with family and friends from September through November at these local fairs and festivals in Hoboken and Jersey City {+ beyond}. With multiple events per weekend, it’s impossible to miss out on the fun. Read on to find out the fairs and festivals to attend this fall 2019 in Hudson County.

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    September 19th-22nd — Golden Door Film Festival at the Loew’s Jersey Theatre

    In its ninth year of production, the Golden Door Film Festival of Jersey City will take place this weekend from Thursday to Sunday. Filmmakers, celebrities, and industry leaders will view submissions from artists across the United States. Tickets for moviegoers are $15 for individual shows, $75 for the red carpet attendees, and $175 for an all-access pass. See more information here and get tickets here.

    September 21st — All About Downtown Jersey City Street Fair 

    Since 2011, Jersey City has held its annual downtown street fair with over 200 vendors, food trucks, bar areas, and even a kids zone. It’s located at Newark Avenue between Grove Street and Coles Street. Don’t miss this awesome event this weekend from 12:00PM-8:00PM. Check out more details here.

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    September 28th — JC Education Fair ‘19 

    Join JC Families for the JC Education Fair ‘19 in Hamilton Park where representatives from a variety of major schools, activity centers, and daycares will be present to provide information about their schools/services. Plus, little ones can stay entertained with the fair’s Magicians Face-Off, where a variety of magicians will be showcasing their skills to the younger audience. Get more details here

    September 29th — Hoboken Fall Arts and Music Festival

    Hoboken’s biannual Arts and Music Festival is back. The fall street fair will have three stages, rides, activities for kids, and food + drink, of course. Next Sunday from 11:00AM-6:00PM, over 200 artists and crafters will sell their work on Washington Street during the festival’s 26th year. For more information, head here.

    September 30th to October 6th —Hoboken Comedy Festival

    Next week is the Hoboken Comedy Festival, a “celebration of Hoboken’s entertainment independence.” Participating venues include Willie McBride’s, Arthur’s Steaks, The Brass Rail, and even some secret apartment showings. Tickets range from $12 to $25 depending on the comedian. Check out Krystyna Hutchinson, Nimesh Patel, Drew Michael, and more right here in Hudson County. For more details and tickets, click here.

    October 3rd— 2019 Jersey City Bacon and Beer Classic at the Harborside JC

    The first-ever Bacon and Beer Classic will be held on Thursday, October 3rd at Harborside in Jersey City from 6:00PM-10:00PM. Enjoy dozens of bacon dishes and more than 65 beer and cider choices. Get tickets for general admission, “power hour,” or VIP here.

    October 5th —Weehawken Day at the Waterfront Park

    Head over to Weehawken’s Waterfront Park for this year’s Weehawken Day, celebrating the city and its history. From 12:00PM-6:00PM, check out vendors, rides, and live music with family and friends. See more details here.

    October 6th — Hoboken Historical Museum’s Family Fun Day at 12:00PM

    Treat your family to an action-packed day with autumn-themed crafts and games at the Hoboken Historical Museum from 12:00PM-4:00PM. Refreshments will be available as well as two live entertainment acts at 2:00PM and 3:00PM. The event is free and more details are available on Facebook here.

    October 13th —JC Harvest Festival at the City Hall Plaza

    Fall is officially in swing at the JC Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 13th at the City Hall Plaza from 10:00AM-2:00PM. Pumpkin decorating, dancing, and kids activities will be available for residents. Check out more information here.

    October 13th — 6th Annual Cultural Diversity Festival at City Hall Plaza

    Jersey City’s sixth annual Cultural Diversity Festival will be hosted in conjunction with the Harvest Festival on the 13th. Check out live music, dance performances, an art show, and tons of food options. For more details, head here.

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    October 19th — Hoboken Harvest Festival at Pier A Park

    On the third Saturday in October, celebrate the harvest season in Hoboken at the Harvest Festival in Pier A Park from 11:00AM-3:00PM. Free activities for children will be available including a hay maze, pumpkin painting, train rides, and a petting zoo. Check out the event and details here.

    October 23rd — Jersey City Halloween Pet Costume Walk at Hamilton Park

    Halloween is right around the corner at this event in downtown Jersey City’s Hamilton Park. The Halloween Pet Costume Walk will be a parade around the park’s gazebo from 4:00PM-7:00PM on Wednesday, October 23rd. Register your adorable furry friends for free here.

    October 26th —Jersey City Craft Distillery Fest

    The largest spirits festival in New Jersey, the Jersey City Craft Fest will take place on the last Saturday of October from 7:00PM-10:00PM. Enjoy food vendors, live performances, and interactive games to taste spirits from around the world at Harborside Atrium. Get tickets from $15 to $70 here.

    November 2nd-3rd — Hoboken Artist’s Studio Tour

    This year’s Hoboken Artists Studio Tour, a free walking exhibition of the city’s finest creators, is happening on the first Saturday and Sunday of November. Over 100 painters, photographers, musicians, and more will showcase their work from 12:00PM-6:00PM. Attendees will be provided a map so they can easily walk from gallery to gallery. For more details, head here.

    November 3rd —Hoboken Diwali Festival at the Hoboken Elks Club

    Hosted by Mayor Ravi Bhalla and the City of Hoboken, check out the second annual Diwali Festival in the Mile Square on Sunday, November 3rd. From 12:00PM-6:00PM at the Hoboken Elks Club {1005 Washington Street}, celebrate the Hindu Festival of Lights filled with family activities, delicious Indian food, henna tattoos, and more. The event is free and you can RSVP by liking The Corporate Diwali on Facebook and letting them know what Diwali means to you.

    November 16th-17th — New Jersey VegFest at the Meadowlands

    If you love vegan food or have always wanted to try it, the official New Jersey VegFest will take place on the third weekend in November at the Meadowlands in Secaucus. Enjoy the best and newest vegan foods like crab cakes, tiramisu, and fried chicken from vendors from across the country. The event will also have live music, local brews, and vegan products + clothing. View the list of vendors by county here

    Which of these festivals are you most excited to attend this year? Let us know in the comments! 

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    Originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania, Megan is a Jersey Girl at heart with a passion for writing and content creation. She is an alumna of Rutgers University-New Brunswick and currently works at a publishing company in downtown Hoboken. In her free time, you can find her at Crunch Fitness or exploring new brunch spots, dive bars, and local boutiques with her friends. Megan covers human-interest stories and lifestyle news geared toward young professionals and the every day Hoboken Girl.


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