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The Best Fall Festivals at New Jersey Farms

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As summer winds down and school swings into gear, we can almost feel that first crisp autumn evening, cozy sweaters and all the wonderful things that fall brings! Nothing says autumn quite like a trip to one of New Jersey’s bountiful farms, where there’s a little something for everyone: pick-your-own pumpkins and apples, hop aboard a hay ride, gobble up cider donuts or pet friendly barnyard animals.
Check out these lively fall festivals at NJ farms, where the whole family is welcome for a day of cool weather fun!

Apple Day

Where: Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton
fall festivals, new jersey farmsWhen: September 16 & 17 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Price: $8 admission, free for children under 3 (additional costs for some activities)
Details: Bring the whole gang to the beloved Apple Day Festival at Terhune Orchards. Activities include a corn maze, wagon rides, barnyard animals, live music, delicious homemade food and pumpkin painting. And of course, get your fill of apples as you pick-your-own Empire, Red Delicious and Stayman Winesap varieties.
More info: www.terhuneorchards.com or call 609-924-2310

Apple Crunchin’ Weekend

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Where: Oasis Family Farm, 3 Circle Drive, Robbinsville
When: September 16 & 17 from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm
Price: Free admission, fees for some activities
Details: Get your fill of apples at Oasis Family Farm as you indulge in fresh cider, applesauce, homemade apple and caramel pies, candy apples and an apple pie eating contest! Keep the kids busy with gem mining, a Live Bee Observatory, the FunZone and a Fossil Adventure.
More info: www.oasisfamilyfarm.com or call 609-259-7300

Fall Fun Weekends

Where: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
When: September & October weekends from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
fall festivals, new jersey farmsPrice: $7.99 for pick-your-own admission, $14.99 for Fall Adventure package, $19.99 for Children’s Activity pass
Details: Kick off the early days of autumn at Alstede Farms with plenty of fun for the whole family. Enjoy an afternoon of farm fun including pony rides, corn kingdom, a moon bounce and of course, pick-your-own juicy apples to take home. Don’t miss the giant corn maze, featuring 10 acres of twists and turns with a NJ Devils theme.
More info: www.alstedefarms.com or call 908-258-6245

Great Pumpkin Festival

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Where: Heaven Hill Farm, 451 State Route 94, Vernon
When: September 16 through November 5 (see website for specific days & times)
Price: Varies by activity
Details: The largest fall festival in Northern Jersey doesn’t disappoint! There’s something for everyone in the family including the hay crawl, Maize Quest Games, Boo Barn, farm animals, Spider Web Crawl and Lincoln Log Cabin Builder. Round out your day with a visit to their garden center and farmer’s market.
More info: www.heavenhillfarm.com or call 973-764-5144

Fall Harvest Weekends

Where: VonThun Farms, 519 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction
fall festivals, new jersey farmsWhen: September 23 through October 29 (weekends only) from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Price: $14.95 per person
Details: This central Jersey farm is bursting with autumn fun. Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch and select the perfect orange beauty to take home, get lost in the 6 acre corn maze and stuff yourself with treats such as fresh apple cider donuts, kettle corn, produce and home-baked pies.
More info: www.vonthunfarms.com or call 732-329-8656

Harvest Festival Weekends

Where: Donaldson Farms, 358 Allen Road, Hackettstown
fall festivals, new jersey farmsWhen: September 24 & 25, October 8 & 9, 15 & 16 and 22 & 23 (Saturdays 8:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sundays 8:00 am to 6:00 pm)
Price: Free admission, fees for some activities
Details: For four weekends in September and October, Donaldson Farms celebrates fall in a big way. From hay rides, pony rides and duck races to pick-your-own apples, pumpkin carving and trick-or-treating, you’ll have a full day of autumn goodness on the farm.
More info: www.donaldsonfarms.net or call 908-852-9122

Harvest Home Festival

fall festivals, new jersey farmsWhere: Historic Longstreet Farm, 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel
When: September 24 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Price: Free admission
Details: Catch a glimpse into life on a farm in the 1890s at this old-fashioned country fair. Gather round for the corn husking competition, pie eating contests and craft demos. Keep the kids happy with wagon rides, games and live musical entertainment.
More info: www.monmouthcountyparks.com or call 732-946-3758

Pumpkin Fest

fall festivals, new jersey farmsWhere: Delicious Orchards, Route 34 South, Colts Neck
When: October 9th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Price: Free admission
Details: Head to Delicious Orchards on Columbus Day for their 5th annual Pumpkin Fest! This family-friendly festival features pumpkin painting and decorating, fun children’s games, live music, antique tractor displays and free food samples. Choose your own pumpkin to take home in time for Halloween.
More info: www.deliciousorchardsnj.com or call 732-462-1989