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The Best Festivals & Expos in New Jersey

Best of NJ works hard to create a statewide calendar full of fun things to do. But since there are so many types of events going on all year round, we’re breaking things up a bit. Below, you’ll find a list of The Best Festivals & Expos in New Jersey.

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North Jersey Festivals & Expos


2020 Fall Festival Weekends (Washington, NJ)

Where: VonThun Farms – 10/01/2020: 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Our one-price general admission (free for children under 36”) includes 20+ family-friendly activities and attractions that enables you to play harder, spend less and make…


Saddle Brook UNICO Street Fair

Where: Saddle Brook UNICO Street Fair – 10/04/2020: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Saddle Brook UNICO Street Fair


Filipino Heritage Month Celebration

Where: Bergenfield Library – 10/04/2020: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Join Bergenfield Public Library in celebrating Filipino Heritage Month! This program will feature student dancers from the Filipino School of NY and NJ who will…


50th Annual Peters Valley Craft Fair Re-Imagined

Where: online – 10/10/2020: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Join us October 10-11, 2020 from 10am-5pm for a unique, live, and interactive ONLINE craft fair! Meet over 80 juried artists in their Virtual Booths…


50th Annual Peters Valley Craft Fair Re-Imagined

Where: online – 10/10/2020: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Join us October 10-11, 2020 from 10am-5pm for a unique, live, and interactive online craft fair! Meet over 80 juried artists in their Virtual Booths…


Clifton Food Truck & Music Festival

Where: Wayne P.A.L. Hall – 10/18/2020: All Day
Details: Food! Beer! Music! Fun! It’s a fun filled family day! Over 25 Gourmet Food Trucks, music, pony rides, & petting zoo,  vendors & fun! Bring…


Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Four Day Pass Oct 22 - 25

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 10/22/2020: 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Four Day Pass Oct 22 - 25


Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Single Day Admission Thur, Oct 22

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 10/22/2020: 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Single Day Admission Thur, Oct 22


Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Single Day Admission Fri, Oct 23

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 10/23/2020: 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Single Day Admission Fri, Oct 23


Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Single Day Admission Sat, Oct 24

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 10/24/2020: 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Single Day Admission Sat, Oct 24


Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Weekend Pass (sat & Sun)

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 10/24/2020: 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Weekend Pass (sat & Sun)


Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Single Day Admission Sun, Oct 25

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 10/25/2020: 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Single Day Admission Sun, Oct 25


Paramus Food Truck & Music Festival

Where: Paramus Park Mall – 11/01/2020: All Day
Details: Food! Beer! Music! Fun! It’s a fun filled family day! Over 25 Gourmet Food Trucks, music, pony rides, & petting zoo, vendors & fun! Bring your…


Holiday CraftMorristown 2020 (Day 1)

Where: National Guard Recruiter – 12/11/2020: 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Holiday CraftMorristown, on December 11-13, 2020 is NJ’s most exciting and unique shopping event of the holiday season! Find uncommon and extraordinary gifts loved ones…


Holiday CraftMorristown 2020 (Day 2)

Where: National Guard Recruiter – 12/12/2020: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Holiday CraftMorristown, on December 11-13, 2020 is NJ’s most exciting and unique shopping event of the holiday season! Find uncommon and extraordinary gifts loved ones…


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Where: North Jersey DARE Carnival – 09/10/2021: 8:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Central Jersey Festivals & Expos


2020 Fall Festival Weekends (South Brunswick, NJ)

Where: Von Thun’s Country Farm Market – 10/01/2020: 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Our one-price general admission (free for kids 2 and under) includes 25+ family-friendly activities and attractions that enable you to play harder, spend less and…


Flea Market

Where: Princeton Elks Lodge #2129 – 10/03/2020: 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Princeton Elks Lodge offers community events throughout the year. We are having a OPEN OUTDOOR FLEA MARKET FOR 2020 WEATHER PERMITTING. While our mission is…


2020 Fall Festival Weekends (South Brunswick, NJ)

Where: Von Thun’s Country Farm Market – 10/03/2020: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Our one-price general admission (free for kids 2 and under) includes 25+ family-friendly activities and attractions that enable you to play harder, spend less and…


Fall Festival

Where: Rutgers Gardens at Rutgers University – 10/18/2020: All Day
Details: Join us for a fun-filled, family-friendly day in the Gardens! Explore the many different areas in the Gardens as you Trunk or Treat for candy…



Jersey Shore Festivals & Expos


Italian Festival

Where: Kix McNutley’s – 10/03/2020: All Day
Details: Festival-goers will enjoy an Italian Vendors Market with craft and specialty merchandise, delicious Italian delicacies and plenty of live entertainment.


OKTOBERFEST

Where: Historic Smithville and Village Greene – 10/03/2020: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Historic Smithville’s famous Oktoberfest has over 100 juried crafters, an international food court, music, kids activities, non-profit organizations and more! All of this is in…


Irish Festival

Where: Historic Smithville and Village Greene – 10/10/2020: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: The annual Irish festival at Historic Smithville is a well attended festival and for good reason! It is lots of fun. The music alone is…


Harvest Festival

Where: Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum – 10/24/2020: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Join us for a family-friendly Harvest Festival with bounce houses, petting zoo, face painting, balloon-twisting and plenty of activities.Free admission.  Food will be available for…


Cape May Halloween Parade - CANCELLED

Where: Cape May Convention Hall – 10/25/2020: All Day
Details: Due to New Jersey Governor Murphy's Executive Order on outdoor gatherings and with a priority to the safety and welfare of employees and attendees, the…


ECMHoF Opening Night Pool Party!

Where: The Pool After Dark at Harrah’s Resort – 06/07/2021: 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Pool at Harrah's Atlantic City is a star in its own right - a real spectacle!  The East Coast Music Hall of Fame is…


ECMHoF Official Opening Night Welcome Reception

Where: Harrah’s Atlantic City – 06/07/2021: 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The official Opening Night Welcome Reception is sure to be a blast!  We'll greet old friends and make new ones as you mix and mingle…


ECMHoF Farewell Breakfast

Where: Harrah’s Atlantic City – 06/08/2021: 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: A sumptuous breakfast buffet awaits you, including All-American rise-and-shine starters, coffee, tea and more!  It's one final chance to say goodbye to new friends and old…


Cooking with Tony Orlando (11 AM session)

Where: Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City – Viking Kitchen – 06/08/2021: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: "If music be the food of love, play on!"  Passions for music and food have always been closely intertwined and Tony Orlando's passion for great…


Lunch - Legends Awards Ceremony

Where: Harrah’s Atlantic City – 06/08/2021: 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The East Coast Music Hall of Fame presents its Legends Awards ceremony, preceded by a lunch gathering of supporters, music fans and honorees.  Attendance to…


ECMHoF Pre-Gala VIP Reception

Where: Harrah’s Atlantic City – 06/08/2021: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Last year's pre-Gala VIP Reception was such a smash, we've made it bigger and better.  This year's reception will feature honorees from both 2019 and…


ECMHoF Official After-Party

Where: Harrah’s Atlantic City – 06/08/2021: 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Last year, a benevolent local businessman invited a select few of his artist friends and family to an after-party and before we knew it, dozens…


Barefoot Country Music Fest: Carrie Underwood - 3 Day Pass

Where: Wildwood Beach – 06/18/2021: All Day
Details: Barefoot Country Music Fest: Carrie Underwood - 3 Day Pass


Barefoot Country Music Fest 3 Day Pass with Carrie Underwood Tickets (June 18-20, 2021, Rescheduled from June 19-21)

Where: Wildwood Beach – 06/18/2021: 12:59 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Barefoot Country Music Fest 3 Day Pass with Carrie Underwood Tickets (June 18-20, 2021, Rescheduled from June 19-21)



South Jersey Festivals & Expos


22nd Annual Festival of Fine Craft

Where: WheatonArts – 10/03/2020: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: WheatonArts, Millville. Features 150+ juried artists showcasing a wide range of handmade crafts from high-end jewelry & wearables to decor & furniture. Craft demonstrations. Beer/Wine…


22nd Annual Festival of Fine Craft

Where: WheatonArts – 10/03/2020: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: WheatonArts, Millville. Features 150+ juried artists showcasing a wide range of handmade crafts from high-end jewelry & wearables to decor & furniture. Craft demonstrations. Beer/Wine…


South Jersey Pumpkin Show Festival

Where: Salem County Fairgrounds – 10/10/2020: All Day
Details: Salem County Fairgrounds, New Jersey; The 17th annual  South Jersey Pumpkin Show will open on Saturday, October 10th & Sunday, October 11, 2020.  This two-day…


The 14th Annual June Festival of Antiques

Where: Gloucester County 4-H Fairgrounds – 10/17/2020: 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: The show features quality antiques dealers from throughout the Northeast set up under pavilion cover and on the lawn at the Gloucester County 4-H Fairgrounds.…


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Where: Katz Jewish Community Center – 10/25/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details:  THIS FILM IS VIRTUALOnline sales close at 10am on Sunday October 25Film will be available to view from Sunday, October 25 at 7pm to Tuesday, October…


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