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NJ Fall: A Complete Fall Guide to Autumn in New Jersey

Every year, Best of NJ aims to provide the ultimate Fall Guide to New Jersey. We’re hard at work cataloging events, putting together seasonal editorial content and going on-location to cover as many exciting Fall activities as possible. We build the biggest and best guide to the season in the entire state. Be sure to check back for updates as we add new stories and events.

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Fall Guide: NJ Regions MapFall is a great season here in New Jersey. The air cools as summer begins to fade, and the entire landscape comes alive with brilliant shades of gold, red and orange. Leaves fall from the trees in a beautiful spiral dance as they make a crazy quilt of shapes, textures and colors on the ground.

You can celebrate fall in many ways. You might take the kids to their first corn maze, take your significant other on a haunted hayride or visit an apple orchard to stock up on fall baking supplies. You’ll also find pick your own pumpkin patches all over the state. On just about any weekend, there’s a fall festival going on somewhere, and Best of NJ fall guide is here to help you find the best of what our state has to offer this season.


General Fall Content: Food, Fun & Foliage

Fall Guide: NJ Hiking TrailIf you’re looking for seasonal content without any holiday stories to get in the way, this is the page for you. This general fall roundup is dedicated to themed stories which highlight the best parts of autumn. In it, you’ll find an assortment of editorials and events related to fall trends, hiking trails, foods and more…


NJ Halloween: One Great Guide to Halloween in New Jersey

Fall Guide: Person in Pumpkin CostumeThe Best of NJ guide to Halloween includes all of our Halloween features, events and contests. This annual tradition is our giant breakdown built to offer our readers the best of Halloween in New Jersey! From the best spots to trick or treat to special events for families, this guide has it all.


Fall Decor: Designer Trends, Decorations & More

NJ Mums: Garden Center Mums, Grown in New JerseyIt’s that time, New Jersey. The time to start decorating homes and front yards with various seasonal items. That’s why Best of NJ is putting together our annual Fall Decor guide, a comprehensive breakdown of all your decorative needs. From cover crops to trending bouquets and a guide to mums, we’ve got it all….


The Best Apple Orchards & PYO Apple Farms in New Jersey

Pick Your Own, New Jersey! Our comprehensive guide to Fall apple picking is here. If you can’t get enough apple-themed content this season, don’t forget to check out our how-to article on Picking the perfect Apple, and our list of special features on NJ Apple Orchards. After all, reading an apple-themed editorial a day keeps the doctor away


PYO Pumpkins: Pick Your Own Pumpkin Farms in New Jersey

Our comprehensive guide to Fall pumpkin picking is out. We’ll be updating this page with new listings often, so keep checking back. You’ve got a lot of choices all over the state, from Mercer to Bergen to Ocean and beyond. Don’t forget to check out our how-to article on 4 Ways to Celebrate Fall in New Jersey, and our list of special features on NJ Pick Your Own Pumpkins.


NJ Corn Mazes: Can you Find your Way Out?

NJ Fall Halloween-Sisters Corn MazeOur NJ Corn Mazes feature is here to help you find a New Jersey corn maze to get lost in (then hopefully find your way out of). This comprehensive guide includes statewide listings, so you can find a maze from anywhere in the Garden State. Be sure to keep an eye on this page, as we’ll be adding new locations throughout the fall season…


Trunk or Treat Guide: New Jersey’s Best Bets Near You!

Fall Guide: NJ Halloween-Children In Fancy CostumesThe dancing skeleton minivan is passing out Hershey bars. The Charlie Brown Honda has Halloween loot bags. There are Minions over at the Jeep Wrangler handing out Jack-Be-Little pumpkins. For millions of children across New Jersey, it’s one of the best (and safest) ways to trick or treat. Trunk or treat is getting candy and other goodies from local families at a planned event in town…


A Guide to the Best Halloween Parades in New Jersey

Fall Guide: Halloween ParadeHalloween in New Jersey is here. This time of year, all sorts of weird things start to happen. Zombies roam the streets; ghosts rise up out of graveyards; and witches and skeletons (sometimes literally) hang outside as folks get ready to march down Main Street. This guide counts down all of the best parades in the area.


The Best NJ Fall Festivals: Harvest Festivals, Car Shows & More

Fall Guide: Scarecrow at Fall HarvestGet Out There, New Jersey! Fall is a great season in the Garden State. Our guide is here and ready to prove it. As you can see on the map below, there’s a lot going on all over the state; from Beach Haven to Vernon to Pilesgrove. Whether you’re looking for car shows, parades or harvest events, this list includes them all.


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Fall Guide: NJ Events in North Jersey

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 …


Japanese Maple Garden Show

Maple garden

09/17/2019 - 10/15/2019: Down to Earth Living Home features a variety of Japanese Maple trees at their garden show. A walk through the free outdoor garden show along stone walkways.


Etsch Farms Corn Maze

Etsch Farms Corn Maze

09/21/2019 - 10/27/2019: Etsch Farms Corn Maze. 8 Acre corn maze operates weekends in September through October. Get lost with your friends and family, but remember Corn Central is there to get you out. Enter through our yearly …


Howell Farm Corn Maze

Howell Farm Corn Maze

09/21/2019: Come out to Howell Farm Corn Maze! Enjoy a 4 acre corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides, food tent and more. Check their website for dates and times. Info


Fort Lee Restaurant Week 2019

Fort Lee Restaurant Week

09/23/2019 - 09/29/2019: More than 40 eateries are participating in Fort Lee Restaurant Week. This gives residents and visitors an opportunity to taste new food at a great price.


C Casola Farms Haunted Attractions

Zombie Truck

09/27/2019 - 10/31/2019: C. Casola Farms is featuring 5 haunted attractions: Haunted Hayride of Terror, 3D Haunted Barn, The Haunted Wooded Trail, The Living Maze and The Marlboro Zombie Breakout. Open every Friday & Saturday from September 27 …


Farm of Horrors at Schaefers Farms

Farm of Horrors at Schaefers Farms

09/27/2019 - 11/02/2019: Come out to the Farm of Horrors at Schaefers Farms! Spend 45 minutes making your way through 200+ acres of Fright. It starts with the Hair Raising Hayride that “Scares the YELL out of You”. …


Thanksgiving Dessert from Calandra’s Bakery

Calandra’s Bakery Thanksgiving

10/09/2019 - 11/28/2019: This year, let Calandra’s Bakery prepare your Thanksgiving Desserts! All three Calandra’s Bakery locations are open until 5:00 pm on Thanksgiving.


Witch-Craft Halloween Beer Festival

Witch-Craft

10/19/2019: A mystical Halloween encounter with broos, spirits, and the most iconic old school monsters. A new, fun, Fall festivity so magical it must be Witch Craft.


Fort Lee's Fall-O-Ween Spectacular

Fall-O-Ween Spectacular

10/26/2019: Come out to Fort Lee for the Fall-O-Ween Spectacular! Wear a costume. Enjoy a live DJ. As well as face painting and balloon sculpting.


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Fall Guide: NJ Events in Central Jersey

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 …


Japanese Maple Garden Show

Maple garden

09/17/2019 - 10/15/2019: Down to Earth Living Home features a variety of Japanese Maple trees at their garden show. A walk through the free outdoor garden show along stone walkways.


Etsch Farms Corn Maze

Etsch Farms Corn Maze

09/21/2019 - 10/27/2019: Etsch Farms Corn Maze. 8 Acre corn maze operates weekends in September through October. Get lost with your friends and family, but remember Corn Central is there to get you out. Enter through our yearly …


Howell Farm Corn Maze

Howell Farm Corn Maze

09/21/2019: Come out to Howell Farm Corn Maze! Enjoy a 4 acre corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides, food tent and more. Check their website for dates and times. Info


Fort Lee Restaurant Week 2019

Fort Lee Restaurant Week

09/23/2019 - 09/29/2019: More than 40 eateries are participating in Fort Lee Restaurant Week. This gives residents and visitors an opportunity to taste new food at a great price.


C Casola Farms Haunted Attractions

Zombie Truck

09/27/2019 - 10/31/2019: C. Casola Farms is featuring 5 haunted attractions: Haunted Hayride of Terror, 3D Haunted Barn, The Haunted Wooded Trail, The Living Maze and The Marlboro Zombie Breakout. Open every Friday & Saturday from September 27 …


Farm of Horrors at Schaefers Farms

Farm of Horrors at Schaefers Farms

09/27/2019 - 11/02/2019: Come out to the Farm of Horrors at Schaefers Farms! Spend 45 minutes making your way through 200+ acres of Fright. It starts with the Hair Raising Hayride that “Scares the YELL out of You”. …


Thanksgiving Dessert from Calandra’s Bakery

Calandra’s Bakery Thanksgiving

10/09/2019 - 11/28/2019: This year, let Calandra’s Bakery prepare your Thanksgiving Desserts! All three Calandra’s Bakery locations are open until 5:00 pm on Thanksgiving.


Witch-Craft Halloween Beer Festival

Witch-Craft

10/19/2019: A mystical Halloween encounter with broos, spirits, and the most iconic old school monsters. A new, fun, Fall festivity so magical it must be Witch Craft.


Fort Lee's Fall-O-Ween Spectacular

Fall-O-Ween Spectacular

10/26/2019: Come out to Fort Lee for the Fall-O-Ween Spectacular! Wear a costume. Enjoy a live DJ. As well as face painting and balloon sculpting.


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Fall Guide: NJ Events at The Jersey Shore

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 …


Japanese Maple Garden Show

Maple garden

09/17/2019 - 10/15/2019: Down to Earth Living Home features a variety of Japanese Maple trees at their garden show. A walk through the free outdoor garden show along stone walkways.


Etsch Farms Corn Maze

Etsch Farms Corn Maze

09/21/2019 - 10/27/2019: Etsch Farms Corn Maze. 8 Acre corn maze operates weekends in September through October. Get lost with your friends and family, but remember Corn Central is there to get you out. Enter through our yearly …


Howell Farm Corn Maze

Howell Farm Corn Maze

09/21/2019: Come out to Howell Farm Corn Maze! Enjoy a 4 acre corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides, food tent and more. Check their website for dates and times. Info


Fort Lee Restaurant Week 2019

Fort Lee Restaurant Week

09/23/2019 - 09/29/2019: More than 40 eateries are participating in Fort Lee Restaurant Week. This gives residents and visitors an opportunity to taste new food at a great price.


C Casola Farms Haunted Attractions

Zombie Truck

09/27/2019 - 10/31/2019: C. Casola Farms is featuring 5 haunted attractions: Haunted Hayride of Terror, 3D Haunted Barn, The Haunted Wooded Trail, The Living Maze and The Marlboro Zombie Breakout. Open every Friday & Saturday from September 27 …


Farm of Horrors at Schaefers Farms

Farm of Horrors at Schaefers Farms

09/27/2019 - 11/02/2019: Come out to the Farm of Horrors at Schaefers Farms! Spend 45 minutes making your way through 200+ acres of Fright. It starts with the Hair Raising Hayride that “Scares the YELL out of You”. …


Thanksgiving Dessert from Calandra’s Bakery

Calandra’s Bakery Thanksgiving

10/09/2019 - 11/28/2019: This year, let Calandra’s Bakery prepare your Thanksgiving Desserts! All three Calandra’s Bakery locations are open until 5:00 pm on Thanksgiving.


Witch-Craft Halloween Beer Festival

Witch-Craft

10/19/2019: A mystical Halloween encounter with broos, spirits, and the most iconic old school monsters. A new, fun, Fall festivity so magical it must be Witch Craft.


Fort Lee's Fall-O-Ween Spectacular

Fall-O-Ween Spectacular

10/26/2019: Come out to Fort Lee for the Fall-O-Ween Spectacular! Wear a costume. Enjoy a live DJ. As well as face painting and balloon sculpting.


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Fall Guide: NJ Events in South Jersey

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 …


Japanese Maple Garden Show

Maple garden

09/17/2019 - 10/15/2019: Down to Earth Living Home features a variety of Japanese Maple trees at their garden show. A walk through the free outdoor garden show along stone walkways.


Etsch Farms Corn Maze

Etsch Farms Corn Maze

09/21/2019 - 10/27/2019: Etsch Farms Corn Maze. 8 Acre corn maze operates weekends in September through October. Get lost with your friends and family, but remember Corn Central is there to get you out. Enter through our yearly …


Howell Farm Corn Maze

Howell Farm Corn Maze

09/21/2019: Come out to Howell Farm Corn Maze! Enjoy a 4 acre corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides, food tent and more. Check their website for dates and times. Info


Fort Lee Restaurant Week 2019

Fort Lee Restaurant Week

09/23/2019 - 09/29/2019: More than 40 eateries are participating in Fort Lee Restaurant Week. This gives residents and visitors an opportunity to taste new food at a great price.


C Casola Farms Haunted Attractions

Zombie Truck

09/27/2019 - 10/31/2019: C. Casola Farms is featuring 5 haunted attractions: Haunted Hayride of Terror, 3D Haunted Barn, The Haunted Wooded Trail, The Living Maze and The Marlboro Zombie Breakout. Open every Friday & Saturday from September 27 …


Farm of Horrors at Schaefers Farms

Farm of Horrors at Schaefers Farms

09/27/2019 - 11/02/2019: Come out to the Farm of Horrors at Schaefers Farms! Spend 45 minutes making your way through 200+ acres of Fright. It starts with the Hair Raising Hayride that “Scares the YELL out of You”. …


Thanksgiving Dessert from Calandra’s Bakery

Calandra’s Bakery Thanksgiving

10/09/2019 - 11/28/2019: This year, let Calandra’s Bakery prepare your Thanksgiving Desserts! All three Calandra’s Bakery locations are open until 5:00 pm on Thanksgiving.


Witch-Craft Halloween Beer Festival

Witch-Craft

10/19/2019: A mystical Halloween encounter with broos, spirits, and the most iconic old school monsters. A new, fun, Fall festivity so magical it must be Witch Craft.


Fort Lee's Fall-O-Ween Spectacular

Fall-O-Ween Spectacular

10/26/2019: Come out to Fort Lee for the Fall-O-Ween Spectacular! Wear a costume. Enjoy a live DJ. As well as face painting and balloon sculpting.


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