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10 Things You Must Do In Hudson County This Fall {2016}

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Apparently when the clock strikes 12:01 a.m. on September 1st, pumpkins just start randomly appearing EVERYWHERE {and technically it’s not even fall…oops}. With an ode to one of our favorite basic betches, Cinderella, we’re not complaining — since PSLs, pumpkin cookies, and anything else pumpkin flavored or scented are pretty much what we live for. Plus, this meme is pretty much life:


Buuut most importantly, when pumpkins do show up, it signals the start of fall and all the other rituals and things that we look forward to every year: sweaters, boots, a cool breeze, pumpkin patches, and more. So what’s a girl to do? Do it ALL — and we’ve got the lowdown on our favorite season’s activities in the area. Below, our top 10 picks of things you just need to do in Hudson County this Fall.

All About Downtown Street Fair: Saturday, September 17th


Jersey City is going to get preetttyyy crowded this weekend on Newark Ave {and we’re not complaining!}. With more than 50,000 visitors, this JC fair is the place to check out this fall. Over 300 vendors will be there selling vintage clothes, furniture, gourmet food, and much, much more. Something you definitely don’t want to miss, especially if you’ve been jonesing for a Jersey City trip recently.

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Oysterfest at Hoboken, Saturday, September 17th

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This event might not immediately scream fall, but it’s the sea-themed event’s inaugural year, so you’d be silly not to check it out. If you’ve never been brave enough to try the seafood delicacy, now’s the time — plus there will be a DJ and live bands {hello, Plain White T’s}.

Oktoberfest Celebration in Hoboken: Friday, September 23rd


We can thank our German friends for bringing the good times to us with this much-loved family event. The Catholic Community of Saints Peter and Paul located at 404 Hudson Street in Hoboken will be hosting. Not only will you enjoy what Germany does best: beer and hopefully some schnitzel, but you’ll also get to enter some amazing raffles. The kids can have their own fun with bouncy rides, face painting and a ton more!

11th Annual Back to Hoboken Bar Crawl: Saturday, September 24th


Who doesn’t love a good bar crawl? It’s a ‘Boken favorite that keeps everyone coming back year after year for good times and even better brews. Maybe this year you’ll even find a witches brew? Let us know.

Jersey City Fashion Week, September 22nd-September 25th


Who said that New York is the only one that can have a catwalk? Lucky for us Hudson County residents, we’ve got a group of up-and-coming designers that we can call our own. Designers showcasing their lines include Nandra Designs {inspired by the designer’s Barbados roots} and House of Saida {inspired by the creative director’s South Asian roots}.

Hoboken Fall Arts and Music Festival: Sunday, September 25th


As a Hoboken staple, you can’t call yourself a Hoboken Girl and not attend this event. The 22nd annual festival will have more than 300 vendors, crafters, and artists. You’ll also get to enjoy some live music, and there’s even a spot for the kids to hang out. ***{PS: We’ll have a table there — make SURE to stop by an say hi! Details coming soon on our location, etc. <3}.

Rock the BBQ Festival: Saturday, October 8th


Ready to keep the summer vibes rollin’ into the fall? Then this is a can’t-miss festival for you — located at the Meadowlands. What’s not to love? Good BBQ, dranks, premier chefs, and a fun time all around for the whole family!

Harvest Festival: Saturday, October 22nd


Give fall the official welcome with the Harvest Festival. Come out to Pier A Park for a family-filled day where you can paint pumpkins, go on a hayride or get lost in a hay maze!

Pumpkin Decorating Party at Pinot’s Palette {with HobokenGirl.com!}: Wednesday, October 26th


We’re ironing out the details {because we love doing things last minute}, but save the date for our annual Pinterest-worthy pumpkin decorating party in Hoboken. We hosted one last year and had a TON of fun.If you haven’t been to Pinot’s Palette yet, you’re in for a treat! Blog post about the event coming very soon.

Ragamuffin Parade & Costume Contest: Monday, October 31st


Now, we usually don’t suggest looking like a ragamuffin, but dressing up your little ones in outfits is pretty much the cutest thing ever — and there’s a costume contest to boot. During the parade you can enjoy live music, watch the fabulous floats, and of course a ton of adorable costumes. If you want to have your little one participate in the contest, make sure to line up at 4:30!


So get your planners and fall-inspired ensembles out: from festivals, some good old booze drinking and even a fashion show, it’s going to be a jam-packed season. What will you be up to?

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