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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…


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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

Giant Corn Maze

Corn-Maze-Alstede Farms

08/31/2019 - 10/31/2019: Alstede Farms' Giant Corn Maze Grand Opening is Saturday, August 31. It will be open on Labor Day! Navigate a massive maze surrounded by 10-acres of corn fields. Younger guests can warm up to the …


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 …


Corn Maze in Harmony NJ

Harmony Corn Maze

09/07/2019 - 11/11/2019: Come out to the Corn Maze in Harmony NJ! The Maze will be open from September 7 - November 11. Wednesday - Sunday:  11 am to 6 pm. Call ahead Monday & Tuesday. Groups Welcome. …


Fall Juried Art Exhibit

Art Show

09/12/2019 - 11/11/2019: Fall Juried Art Exhibit of Riker Hill’s Art Centre. View original art (works in paint, pastel and graphite) by area artists. Covering a full range of creative expression – from representational to abstraction. Host: Linda …


Fright Fest

Fright Fest

09/13/2019 - 10/31/2019: Fright Fest, presented by SNICKERS®, is back for select days. September 13-November 3 at Six Flags Great Adventure. It's a spooky time of year as zombies and ghouls take over the park. Enjoy thrills and …


13th Hour Haunted House

13th Hour Haunted House

09/13/2019 - 11/02/2019: Come out to the 13th Hour Haunted House. Prepare to be transported back to the 1970s. A time when the scariest family in the annals of Wharton’s history, the Haydens, struck fear and dread into …


Nightmare at Gravity Hill

Nightmare at Gravity Hill

09/13/2019 - 10/27/2019: Enter the gates of Gravity Hill. You will find over a dozen different scenes/settings spread out over 5 acres. 35 minutes of spine-chilling walkable haunted trails and creepy themes & adventures. This is not a …


Hall-Mills Murders Walking Tour

HM Walking Tour

09/13/2019 - 11/29/2019: Hall-Mills Murders Walking Tour. Friday nights at 8 pm from September 13 to November 29, 2019. Walk the streets of New Brunswick where the star-crossed lovers lived, worshiped and were watched until the fatal night …


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, …


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Fall Guide: NJ Events in Central Jersey

Giant Corn Maze

Corn-Maze-Alstede Farms

08/31/2019 - 10/31/2019: Alstede Farms' Giant Corn Maze Grand Opening is Saturday, August 31. It will be open on Labor Day! Navigate a massive maze surrounded by 10-acres of corn fields. Younger guests can warm up to the …


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 …


Corn Maze in Harmony NJ

Harmony Corn Maze

09/07/2019 - 11/11/2019: Come out to the Corn Maze in Harmony NJ! The Maze will be open from September 7 - November 11. Wednesday - Sunday:  11 am to 6 pm. Call ahead Monday & Tuesday. Groups Welcome. …


Fall Juried Art Exhibit

Art Show

09/12/2019 - 11/11/2019: Fall Juried Art Exhibit of Riker Hill’s Art Centre. View original art (works in paint, pastel and graphite) by area artists. Covering a full range of creative expression – from representational to abstraction. Host: Linda …


Fright Fest

Fright Fest

09/13/2019 - 10/31/2019: Fright Fest, presented by SNICKERS®, is back for select days. September 13-November 3 at Six Flags Great Adventure. It's a spooky time of year as zombies and ghouls take over the park. Enjoy thrills and …


13th Hour Haunted House

13th Hour Haunted House

09/13/2019 - 11/02/2019: Come out to the 13th Hour Haunted House. Prepare to be transported back to the 1970s. A time when the scariest family in the annals of Wharton’s history, the Haydens, struck fear and dread into …


Nightmare at Gravity Hill

Nightmare at Gravity Hill

09/13/2019 - 10/27/2019: Enter the gates of Gravity Hill. You will find over a dozen different scenes/settings spread out over 5 acres. 35 minutes of spine-chilling walkable haunted trails and creepy themes & adventures. This is not a …


Hall-Mills Murders Walking Tour

HM Walking Tour

09/13/2019 - 11/29/2019: Hall-Mills Murders Walking Tour. Friday nights at 8 pm from September 13 to November 29, 2019. Walk the streets of New Brunswick where the star-crossed lovers lived, worshiped and were watched until the fatal night …


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, …


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Fall Guide: NJ Events at The Jersey Shore

Giant Corn Maze

Corn-Maze-Alstede Farms

08/31/2019 - 10/31/2019: Alstede Farms' Giant Corn Maze Grand Opening is Saturday, August 31. It will be open on Labor Day! Navigate a massive maze surrounded by 10-acres of corn fields. Younger guests can warm up to the …


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 …


Corn Maze in Harmony NJ

Harmony Corn Maze

09/07/2019 - 11/11/2019: Come out to the Corn Maze in Harmony NJ! The Maze will be open from September 7 - November 11. Wednesday - Sunday:  11 am to 6 pm. Call ahead Monday & Tuesday. Groups Welcome. …


Fall Juried Art Exhibit

Art Show

09/12/2019 - 11/11/2019: Fall Juried Art Exhibit of Riker Hill’s Art Centre. View original art (works in paint, pastel and graphite) by area artists. Covering a full range of creative expression – from representational to abstraction. Host: Linda …


Fright Fest

Fright Fest

09/13/2019 - 10/31/2019: Fright Fest, presented by SNICKERS®, is back for select days. September 13-November 3 at Six Flags Great Adventure. It's a spooky time of year as zombies and ghouls take over the park. Enjoy thrills and …


13th Hour Haunted House

13th Hour Haunted House

09/13/2019 - 11/02/2019: Come out to the 13th Hour Haunted House. Prepare to be transported back to the 1970s. A time when the scariest family in the annals of Wharton’s history, the Haydens, struck fear and dread into …


Nightmare at Gravity Hill

Nightmare at Gravity Hill

09/13/2019 - 10/27/2019: Enter the gates of Gravity Hill. You will find over a dozen different scenes/settings spread out over 5 acres. 35 minutes of spine-chilling walkable haunted trails and creepy themes & adventures. This is not a …


Hall-Mills Murders Walking Tour

HM Walking Tour

09/13/2019 - 11/29/2019: Hall-Mills Murders Walking Tour. Friday nights at 8 pm from September 13 to November 29, 2019. Walk the streets of New Brunswick where the star-crossed lovers lived, worshiped and were watched until the fatal night …


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, …


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Fall Guide: NJ Events in South Jersey

Giant Corn Maze

Corn-Maze-Alstede Farms

08/31/2019 - 10/31/2019: Alstede Farms' Giant Corn Maze Grand Opening is Saturday, August 31. It will be open on Labor Day! Navigate a massive maze surrounded by 10-acres of corn fields. Younger guests can warm up to the …


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 …


Corn Maze in Harmony NJ

Harmony Corn Maze

09/07/2019 - 11/11/2019: Come out to the Corn Maze in Harmony NJ! The Maze will be open from September 7 - November 11. Wednesday - Sunday:  11 am to 6 pm. Call ahead Monday & Tuesday. Groups Welcome. …


Fall Juried Art Exhibit

Art Show

09/12/2019 - 11/11/2019: Fall Juried Art Exhibit of Riker Hill’s Art Centre. View original art (works in paint, pastel and graphite) by area artists. Covering a full range of creative expression – from representational to abstraction. Host: Linda …


Fright Fest

Fright Fest

09/13/2019 - 10/31/2019: Fright Fest, presented by SNICKERS®, is back for select days. September 13-November 3 at Six Flags Great Adventure. It's a spooky time of year as zombies and ghouls take over the park. Enjoy thrills and …


13th Hour Haunted House

13th Hour Haunted House

09/13/2019 - 11/02/2019: Come out to the 13th Hour Haunted House. Prepare to be transported back to the 1970s. A time when the scariest family in the annals of Wharton’s history, the Haydens, struck fear and dread into …


Nightmare at Gravity Hill

Nightmare at Gravity Hill

09/13/2019 - 10/27/2019: Enter the gates of Gravity Hill. You will find over a dozen different scenes/settings spread out over 5 acres. 35 minutes of spine-chilling walkable haunted trails and creepy themes & adventures. This is not a …


Hall-Mills Murders Walking Tour

HM Walking Tour

09/13/2019 - 11/29/2019: Hall-Mills Murders Walking Tour. Friday nights at 8 pm from September 13 to November 29, 2019. Walk the streets of New Brunswick where the star-crossed lovers lived, worshiped and were watched until the fatal night …


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, …


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