Happy fall, New Jersey. But what really makes us feel like it’s fall are the epic festivals. Celebrate outdoors with family and friends from September through November at these local fairs and festivals in North Jersey. There is absolutely no excuse to feel bored over the weekends because there is literally something going on every weekend. Read on to find out the fairs and festivals to attend this year.
Smorgasburg | Jersey City
September 4-October 30
Smorgasburg brings its incredible foodie expertise to Jersey City every Saturday until October. With dozens of unique vendors and new cuisines to offer, it’s the perfect spot to go to with an empty stomach on a Saturday.
Fall Festival Weekends at VonThun Farms | Washington
September 18-October 31
Celebrate fall all of October at Von Thun Farms; enjoy over 20 activities and have access to their apple orchard and pumpkin fields. The festival will be held every Saturday and Sunday from 10AM-5PM.
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Roseland Greek Fest | Roseland
Enjoy live Greek music, dancing, food, and desserts at this weekend-long festival. Please check their site for any COVID updates.
Holi Hai Festival | Jersey City + Hoboken
The Hudson River Color Walk will start at 10AM on September 25th with live performances and yoga at City Hall in Jersey City. The 2-mile walk will then continue into Pier A in Hoboken where the color festival will start at 12PM-8PM. The main color festival will have dance performances, live music, color playing, color countdowns, local food vendors, a full bar, and more.
Jersey City Jazz Festival | Jersey City
Back and better, the Jersey Festival will be hosted in the heart of Jersey City’s Powerhouse Arts District with 8 amazing bands, food trucks, libations, and a VIP experience.
Annual Voices International Theatre Festival | Jersey City
September 26-October 17
This festival will take place in venues across Jersey City and online, the theme this year will be “art and democracy”. The festival will show work from a variety of ethnic, racial, gender, and political perspectives.
Jersey City Art and Studio Tour | Jersey City
September 30-October 3
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Jersey City Art and Studio Tour with four days filled with art, exhibitions, performances, and more. All can be enjoyed from the comfort of your home.
Outdoor Fall Festival | Augusta
October 1-November 7
During this time, the Skylands Stadium will be transformed like no other. With over 6k Jack-O-Lanterns, this event is going to be filled with amazing views, perfect for your Instagram grid. There will also be a Ferris wheel so you could see the spectacular view from above.
New Jersey Botanical Garden Harvest Fest | Ringwood
This family-fun day has activities for all ages from hayrides and applesauce making to autumn plant sales and dancing. Admission is free, have to pay $5 for parking.
Jersey City Harvest Festival | Jersey City
Celebrate fall in all its glory and cultural diversity at this combined festival. There will be pumpkin decorating, arts & crafts, dance performances, and more. Enjoy this free event from 10AM-2PM at City Hall Plaza.
Caldwell Street Fair | Caldwell
One of the biggest fall events in Essex County, this street fair will feature arts and crafts, kiddie rides, merchandise, and food. With so many vendors, this 6-block area will be filled with fun.
Hoboken Arts & Music Festival | Hoboken
Three stages filled with live music with over 10 performers, dance all day long. There will also be family fun activities like rides, games, craft activities, and more.
Bergen Square Day | Jersey City
Four blocks filled with performances, kids’ activities, history, food, music, and best of all a dessert contest. Celebrate over 360 years of the diverse community at Bergen Square.
Hosted at the Hoboken Historical Museum, this festival will feature the city’s best coffee brewers. There will also be local author talks and coffee demonstrations going on. The talks are $10 each and tickets will be limited to 20 people per session. There will be stalls under the arches selling tea, coffee and pastries and desserts by Drashti of Dulce Domi who is an up-and-coming local baker who does desserts with an Indian twist.
Art Fair 14C | Jersey City
As one of New Jersey’s art fairs, art 14c provides support and opportunities for artists of small and medium-sized galleries. Art 14c will have more than 50 exhibitors from the area and around the world.