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The Best September Festivals in New Jersey

September is almost here and with it, the arrival of fall fairs and festivals. New Jersey offers lots of great events this month, with everything from food festivals to live music and more! We’ve rounded up the top events to attend this month. Read on for the scoop on all these awesome activities and mark your calendar now.

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North Jersey Festivals

Scandinavian Festival

Scandinavian Fest

Where: Vasa Park at Wolfe Road, Budd Lake
When: September 1 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Price: $14 for adults, free for children 12 & under
Details: Spend the day immersed in Scandinavian culture at the 35th annual Scandinavian Fest. Learn the customs, the history and the differences between the six Nordic nations. On hand will be performers, artisans, local vendors, food and kids’ activities. Free entry with authentic folk dress!
More info: Visit the website or read our Featured Event listing.

All About Downtown Street Fair

Where: Newark Avenue between Grove Street & Jersey Avenue, Jersey City
When: September 21 from noon to 8:00 pm
Price: Free admission
Details: Explore downtown Jersey City’s finest offerings as hundreds of vendors selling crafts, jewelry and more gather along Newark Avenue. Food trucks and a beer garden will keep your stomach happy and activities like games and face painting will entertain the kids.
More info: Click here or you can give them a call.

Fall Arts & Music Festival

Where: Washington Street between 8th & 14th Streets, Hoboken
When: September 29 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Price: Free admission
Details: Enjoy live music, fine arts, children’s entertainment and food as the Fall Arts & Music Festival celebrates its 26th year. On hand to entertain the kiddos will be rides, games, sand art and face painting.
More info: Visit the website or call 201-420-5100 ext. 5100.

Central Jersey Festivals

Storytelling Festival

Greek Festival

Where: St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 721 Rahway Avenue, Union
When: September 5 to 8 at various times
Price: $1 suggested donation
Details: The 39th annual Greek Festival is the place to be if you like authentic Greek food like souvlaki, gyro, baklava and more. But it’s not just a treat for your taste buds – there’s also live entertainment by Fantasia Music, a boutique, folk dancing, rides and games.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

New Jersey Storytelling Festival

Where: Howell Living History Farm, 70 Woodens Lane, Lambertville
When: September 14 from noon to 6:00 pm
Price: Free admission
Details: Celebrate the 27th year of the New Jersey Storytelling Festival! The Story Slam contest kicks off at noon, with participants selected at random to recount their personal story with the theme “Hog Wild!” The rest of the afternoon will see a continuous stream of storytelling performances, concluding with the Lightning Round at 5:00 pm. There will also be educator workshops earlier that morning before the festival starts.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Jersey Shore Festivals

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Where: Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, 500 Forrestal Road, Rio Grande
When: August 30 to September 2 at various times
Price: $16 for adults, $12 for children ages 3-12, children 2 and under are free
Details: Watch WWII bombers soar overhead as you enjoy live music and food trucks. Vendors, aircraft exhibits and children’s activities will also be on hand during the 23rd annual AirFest. If you’re willing to shell out a pretty penny, you can reserve a flight experience starting at $450.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

BBQ & Craft Beer Festival

Where: Monmouth Park Racetrack, 175 Oceanport Avenue, Oceanport
When: August 31 to September 2 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Price: $5 general admission, free for children 12 & under
Details: Three days of refreshing beer, delicious barbecued food and exciting horse races await you at Monmouth Park’s annual BBQ & Craft Beer Festival. Sample over 40 craft beer selections and check out food offerings from local BBQ faves like Magic Mike’s Smoked Meats, Joe Smoke Bar-B-Que and Local Smoke BBQ.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Beach Bash

Where: Ocean Avenue & 7th Avenue, Belmar
When: September 8 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Price: Free admission
Details: Autism Family Services of New Jersey hosts this day of fun on the beach to benefit individuals and families living with autism spectrum disorders. Games, arts and crafts, a DJ, food and more are all provided free to the public. A Surfer’s Healing surf camp is also offered for those on the spectrum; registration for the camp is required.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Allaire Farm & Food Truck Fundraiser

Where: The Historic Village at Allaire, 4263 Atlantic Avenue, Wall Township
When: September 14 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Price: $8 for adults, $4 for children 12 and under
Details: Some of the Jersey Shore’s most popular food trucks will be dishing out delectable delights at this event benefiting Allaire Community Farms and The Historic Village at Allaire. There will also be live music, a beer garden and vendors galore! Kids will enjoy fun activities like hayrides and interacting with the farm animals on hand.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Boots at the Beach

Where: Olde New Jersey Avenue, North Wildwood
When: September 13-15 at various times
Price: Free admission
Details: Southern Jersey’s largest country festival will feature country vendors, crafts, live music, food and a good old fashioned time for all. The party starts Friday night when all the bars in North Wildwood’s entertainment district will play country music. On Saturday, Triple Rail Turn and Isaac Jacob take the stage as you enjoy the beautiful beach air.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Savor September Food, Wine & Beer Festival

Where: 212 96th Street, Stone Harbor
When: September 21 from noon to 8:00 pm
Price: Free admission
Details: This eighth annual festival features a wine and beer tent hosting local wineries and breweries, plus delicious food from Stone Harbor restaurants. Listen to live music and participate in a grape stomping competition, too!
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

South Jersey Festivals

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South Jersey Apple Fest

Where: Cumberland County Fairgrounds, 3001 Carmel Road, Millville
When: September 7 & 8 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Price: $3 general admission, free for children six & under
Details: It’s all apples, all the time at the South Jersey Apple Fest. Watch the Little Miss Apple Fest Pageant, make apple butter, enter the apple toss contest and create apple-themed crafts. Live music, vendors, a fall home show and tasty food is also on hand.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Lumberton Fall Festival & Paddle

Where: Lumberton Village Green, 75 Chestnut St, Lumberton
When: September 21 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Price: $20 per canoe
Details: Take a leisurely paddle down Rancocas Creek in a canoe (bring your own or one will be provided) and then stroll through the Fall Festival at the Village Green, where you’ll find family activities, pumpkin painting, local vendors, live music, Touch-a-Truck and more.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Looking for year-round listings of more great activities? Check out our roundup of New Jersey’s Best Fairs & Festivals.

Statewide September Festivals

35th Annual Scandinavian Fest

Scandinavian Festival

09/01/2019: On Sunday, September 1st, Come to ScanFest! Come to ScanFest! It’s an all-day celebration of Scandinavia at its best. As a result, you’ll discover the customs, the history, the ethnic variety of the six Nordic …

2019 Downbeach Seafood Festival

2019 Downbeach Seafood Festival

09/07/2019: 2019 Downbeach Seafood Festival The Downbeach Seafood Festival, the next phase in the evolution of the beloved Atlantic City Seafood Festival, is relocating this year! Come out to Ventnor NJ's Ski Beach on Saturday, September …

Fall Harvest Festival Weekends

Pumpkins Alstede Farms

09/14/2019 - 10/27/2019: Fall Harvest Festival Weekends at Alstede Farms. Spend a beautiful fall weekend on the farm enjoying the colors and tastes of the season. Discover fresh pressed cider, apple and pumpkin picking, scenic tractor drawn wagon …

Fall Festival at Norz Hill Farm

Fall Festival

09/14/2019 - 11/02/2019: At the Fall Festival at Norz Hill Farm, all activities are open on weekends. Includes hayrides, farm tours to see the animals, u-pick pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, the 5 acre "15 Year" corn maze, …

Fall Festival at Ort Farms

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09/15/2019 - 11/01/2019: Fall at Ort Farms offers lots of fun activities for visitors. Come visit and soak in the beauty of the fall foliage. Spend the day at the farm with family and friends, and enjoy a …

Irish Fall Festival

Irish Fall Festival

09/21/2019: The Irish Fall Festival is a fun and unique 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk through the streets of Angelsea and North Wildwood. In the "early morning" (race time 8:30am) just before the start of …

Fall Funfest by the Bay


09/21/2019 - 09/22/2019: Funfest is loaded with new entertainment and activities. And this year it includes music, games, back-bay nature tours and educational exhibits. Vendors from throughout the region with food and crafts. The fun kicks off on …

Fall Apple Festival at Historic Village at Allaire


09/21/2019: A must see event on the Jersey Shore. The Historic Village at Allaire's "19th Century Fall Apple Festival." The Harvest has been gathered and now it is time for the families of the Howell Iron …

Fall Fest at Fox Park

Fall Fest

09/21/2019: This years Fall Fest will take place in Fox Park, Wildwood on September 21st from 11am - 4pm. Come "Fall" into fun with food trucks, and fantastic music. Bring the kiddos....there will be a kids …

1/2 Way to St. Paddy's Day Irish Festival

1/2 Way to St. Paddy's Day

09/21/2019: Keansburg's 3rd Annual 1/2 Way to St. Paddy's Day Irish Festival! Come join in for an Irish Festival you don't want to miss. Featuring Anyone's Guess Band, Bag Pipers, Irish Dancers, Beer Garden, kids activities …

WineFestNJ 2019


09/21/2019 - 09/22/2019: WineFestNJ is New Jersey's most anticipated wine and music experience. Valenzano Family Winery has been growing and perfecting this annual celebration. Wine, music, friends, family and festivities. This year's event will be the most entertaining …

Fall Fest at Bullock Farms

Fall Fest at Bullock Farms

09/22/2019: Fall Fest at Bullock Farms. September 22nd; October 6th; & October 27th. Come spend the day on the farm and celebrate the beginning of the Fall season! Bring the whole family for hay rides, live …

Parsippany Fall Festival

Parsippany Fall Festival

09/22/2019: Come out and enjoy the family fun at Parsippany Fall Festival! There will be Music, Games & Food! Parsippany's Annual Fall Festival Street Fair will take place on Sunday, September 22nd at 12pm. Info

Olde Time Italian Festival

Olde Time Italian Festival

09/27/2019 - 09/28/2019: Celebrate Italian culture and heritage at Fox Park on Friday from 5 pm until 11 pm. And on Saturday from noon until 11 pm. Experience an 'Olde World' family festival. Including a Procession of the …

Pumpkin Classic Car Show and Fall Festival

Pumpkin Classic Car Show and Fall Festival

09/28/2019: This is the all inclusive Car show and Fall Festival located at Upper Township's Amanda's Field. September 28, 2019 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Exhibitors and Vendors are welcome. Contact the UT Clerk's Office …

Pumpkin Festival at Happy Day Farm

Pumpkin Festival

09/28/2019 - 10/31/2019: The Pumpkin Festival at Happy Day Farm. It doesn’t happen quite often, but when it comes around, you know it’s something worth checking out! Join Happy Day Farm in Manalapan for its upcoming Pumpkin Festival …

Westville Fall Festival

Fall Festival

09/28/2019: Join in for Westville's Tenth Annual Fall Festival. This free event is held along Broadway from 10 am till 4 pm. This event is fun for the whole family. Pumpkin painting, hay rides, games, rides, …

Woodstown Fall Festival

Woodstown Fall Festival

09/28/2019: Each year in September, Woodstown's historic downtown shopping district comes alive; scarecrows by the dozens keep watch along the streets. Historic houses are decorated in their fall best. Vendors, crafters and local shops line their …

Chalk Fest 2019

Chalk Fest 2019

09/28/2019: Chalk Fest 2019: Fun, Food, Music and Art. Save the date for this exciting, one-of-a-kind event! Get your creativity on as an amateur solo, family, or team chalk artist...or participate as a pro! This event …

Oktoberfest at The Track

Oktoberfest at The Track

09/28/2019: As part of their expanded racing season, grab your lederhosen as they’re throwing a true Oktoberfest. Free admission for all. Celebrate with authentic food and drinks plus music from Jingleheimer. Info

Woofstock Festival

Woofstock Festival

09/28/2019: Woofstock is a fun-filled day with something for everyone, even your 4-legged family members! Last year they had over 100 vendors and 30 Animal Rescue Groups. Info

6th Annual - Rock The Farm Festival

Rock The Farm Festival

09/28/2019: This family friendly event features incredible music all day long, food trucks, beer & wine garden, KidZone, and so much more. This day will feature the world's top tribute bands covering a variety of everyone's …

Bark In The Park

Bark In The Park

09/28/2019: Bark In The Park is the largest pet-festival in Hudson County. The event brings together animal-lovers for a day filled with fun, food and lots of wonderful vendors. Show off your dapper doggo in the …

Franklin Day Festival

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09/28/2019: The Franklin Day Festival includes popular programs designed for children, adults, and seniors. Bring the entire family! The annual Artwalk will display artwork solicited by the public, as well as, from Franklin Township Public School …

Spring Lake Italian Festival

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09/28/2019: Bring the entire family to the Italian Festival at Spring Lake. A day filled with music, dancing, food, wine and fun! (Rain date October 5). Info

Glassboro Craft Beer Festival

Glassboro Craft Beer Festival

09/28/2019: This will be the 7th Annual Glassboro Craft Beer Festival! The past 6 years have been great events. This year should prove to be even bigger and better! They're going to have an amazing line …

Gloucester County 4H Fall Festival

Gloucester County 4H Fall Festival

09/28/2019: Come out to the Gloucester County 4H Fall Festival. This family event features hayrides, haunted house, games, food, trick or treating, stall decorating contest, vendors, crafts and more. Info

Nutley's Fall Festival In the Park

Nutley's Fall Festival In the Park

09/29/2019: Nutley's Fall Festival In the Park. Exciting retail vendors and food trucks fill the festival. Enjoy activities and events for the entire family. Held in Memorial Park I (the Mud Hole) located at the corner …

Annual Paella Festival

Perth Amboy Harborside Marina

09/29/2019: Come out and enjoy the Annual Paella Festival at Perth Amboy Harborside Marina! There will be lots of good food and family fun. Info

Morristown Festival on the Green

Morristown Festival on the Green

09/29/2019: Each fall, Morristown hosts 60,000+ attendees in its historic downtown. Join in on a Sunday afternoon from 12:00 – 5:00 pm, rain or shine. Families join in from throughout Northern New Jersey to enjoy non-stop …

Crab Fest with The Broken Shillelaghs

Crab Fest w/ The Broken Shillelaghs

09/29/2019: Crab Fest with The Broken Shillelaghs! The event you waited all summer for! The end of summer crab fest is here! $35 a person for 5 hours of eating! Info