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The Best November Festivals in New Jersey

Before the holiday season kicks into high gear, take some time to enjoy all the fun festivals and fairs New Jersey has to offer. Hay rides, pet parades, and unique crafts are just a sampling of what’s on tap. For all that and more, check out this list of great November festivals happening in NJ.

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North Jersey

Great Pumpkin Festival

Where: Heaven Hill Farm, 451 State Route 94, Vernon
When: November 2 & 3 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Price: $15 per person, free for children 2 & under
Details: The final weekend of Northern New Jersey’s largest fall festival serves up plenty of family-friendly fun on the farm. This event features hay rides, over thirty farm activities, and the all-new “Down on the Farm” corn maze.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

New Jersey Vegan Food Festival

Where: Meadowlands Expo Center, 355 Plaza Drive, Seacaucus
When: November 16 & 17 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Price: $20 for one-day pass or $30 for two-day pass; children 13 and under are free
Details: Are you a vegan or looking to learn more about the lifestyle? You’ll find everything vegan in one place — food, clothing and other plant-based products — at the annual Vegan Food Festival. Vendors will be grouped by county so you can easily find the stores that are closest to your hometown. Kids will enjoy the special children’s area, a Mill Creek Marsh Trail Hike, and a spelling bee.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Thanksgiving Harvest Home & Armistice Observance

Where: Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township
When: November 17 from noon to 4:00 pm
Price: $8 for adults, $6 for children (3-16), free for kids under 3
Details: Take part in interactive farm chores, crafts, and wagon rides at Fosterfields Farm. Visit the 1915 farmhouse and check out the holiday food as they prepare it. At 1:00 pm, they will honor all U.S. military personnel and veterans during a special tribute.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Central Jersey

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Dickens Days

Where: Main Street, Clinton
When: November 29 through December 1 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Price: Free admission
Details: Enjoy a festive walk through downtown Clinton and interact with live performers playing Scrooge, Charles Dickens, and Father Christmas. Live music, holiday lights and decorations, plus horse drawn carriage rides will all be on hand as you kick off the Christmas season. Don’t miss the tree lighting ceremony November 29 at 6:30 pm!
More info: Visit the website.

El Dia de los Muertos

Where: Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N. Harrison Street, Princeton
When: November 2 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Price: Free admission
Details: Celebrate the ancient Mexican holiday El Dia de los Muertos aka “Day of the Dead” in Princeton. The Arts Council of Princeton’s annual celebration features strolling mariachis, sugar skull decorating, face painting, and folk arts and crafts. But don’t be afraid to bring the kids, this is a family-friendly event!
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Fall Festival

Where: Norz Hill Farm, 120 South Branch Road, Hillsborough
When: November 1 from noon to 6:00 pm & November 2 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Price: Prices vary by activity
Details: Visit with farm animals like miniature donkeys, alpaca, chickens, bunnies, and more; or check out the corn maze and try to find your way out. Hay rides and pony rides are also available, as are yummy goodies from the farm’s market stand.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Jersey Shore

Awesome Autumn Fun

Where: Jakes Branch County Park, 1100 Double Trouble Road, Beachwood
When: November 2 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Price: Free admission
Details: The seventh annual Awesome Autumn Fun celebration will have games for the whole family and refreshments, plus fall activities like hay rides, a hay maze, and face painting. Apple cider and snacks are available for purchase at this rain or shine event.
More infoVisit the website or you can give them a call.

Handmade in America Professional Craft Show

Where: Upper Township Community Center, 1790 Route 50, Woodbine
When: November 23 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Price: Free admission
Details: For the sixth year in a row, the Handmade in America craft show will feature unique goods from New Jersey’s best crafters. Hand-blown glass, leatherworks, wood products, pottery, and baskets are just a sampling of what’s available for purchase. Food, music, a 50/50 raffle, a Chinese auction, and the children’s crafting area also add to the fun.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Holiday Light Show

Where: Historic Smithville & Village Greene, 615 E. Moss Mill Road, Smithville
When: November 21 to January 5 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, Thursdays through Sundays
Price: Free admission
Details: From Thanksgiving through the first week of the New Year, enjoy a festive holiday light show on Lake Meone at Historic Smithville. Each night as darkness falls, a showcase of orchestrated lights and music delight visitors of the village. Stroll around the shops or have a bite to eat during the holiday season.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Stone Harbor Island Holiday

Where: Downtown Stone Harbor
When: November 29 & 30
Price: Free admission
Details: It’s a weekend full of fun holiday events during the annual Stone Harbor Island Holiday celebration! Activities include a scavenger hunt, a pet parade, bonus events for the whole family, plus holiday shopping on Small Business Saturday. And for the grand finale, the Stone Harbor Christmas Parade will begin at 6:30 pm on Saturday.
More infoVisit the website or you can give them a call.

South Jersey

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Food Trucks on Main Street

Where: Main Street, Medford
When: November 21 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Price: Free
Details: Every third Thursday evening of the month, Medford now hosts Food Trucks on Main Street. Stroll the historic street that is lined with food trucks and help yourself to some dinner. Stores and restaurants will be open late with special sales and promotions, plus there’s live music and fun activities.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Mullica Hill Lights on Main

Where: Main Street, Mullica Hill
When: November 30 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Price: Free
Details: Mullica Hill kicks off the holiday season with this family and pet-friendly event on Main Street. Come witness the official lighting of the town Christmas tree while shopping, eating, and being merry! Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus are available, as well.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Winterfest at Diggerland

Where: Diggerland, 100 Pinedge Drive, West Berlin
When: Saturdays & Sundays throughout November (plus Black Friday) from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Price: $29.95 admission for those under 42” tall, $36.95 for those over 42” tall
Details: Weekends during the winter are for Winterfest at Diggerland! Drive, ride, and operate all your favorite construction machinery, plus enjoy holiday-themed activities like parades, hay rides, bonfires, ornament decorating, and more.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

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