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 best September fairs and festivals…read on for the scoop on all these awesome activities and mark your calendar now.

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September FairsWhere: Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, 500 Forrestal Road, Rio Grande
When: September 1 to 4 at various times
Price: $14 for adults, $10 for children
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 21st annual AirFest. If you’re willing to shell out a pretty penny, you can reserve a flight experience starting at $450.
More info: NASW Aviation Museum or call 609-886-8787

Bacon, Bikes and Brew Festival

September FairsWhere: The Historic Village at Allaire, 4265 Atlantic Avenue, Farmingdale
When: September 2 & 3 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Price: $10 for adults
Details: Celebrate Labor Day weekend with the best beer, food, crafts and music around at the Historic Village at Allaire. This event has activities for the whole family (including dogs), but only adults 21 and over are allowed entrance into the beer tent and garden.
More info: The Historic Village at Allaire or call 732-919-3500

BBQ & Craft Beer Festival

September FairsWhere: Monmouth Park Racetrack, 175 Oceanport Avenue, Oceanport
When: September 2 to 4 from 11:30 am to 5:30 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 Oink and Moo BBQ, Waffle De Lys and more.
More info: Monmouth Park Racetrack or call 732-222-5100

Scandinavian Fest

September FairsWhere: Vasa Park at Wolfe Road, Budd Lake
When: September 3 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. 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: Scandinavian Fest

Beach Bash

Where: Ocean Avenue & 7th Avenue, Belmar
September FairsWhen: September 10 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: Beach Bash or call 609-392-4900

Boots at the Beach

Where: Olde New Jersey Avenue, North Wildwood
september fairsWhen: September 15 from 12:00 noon to 9:00 pm & September 16 from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
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 Sherwood Brothers take the stage as you enjoy the beautiful beach air.
More info: Boots at the Beach Festival or call 609-770-8839

All About Downtown Street Fair

September Fairs

Where: Newark Avenue between Grove Street & Jersey Avenue, Jersey City
When: September 16 from 12:00 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 will keep your stomach happy and activities like games and face painting will entertain the kids.
More info: Historic Downtown SID or call 201-547-3554

New Jersey Storytelling Festival

Where: Howell Living History Farm, 70 Woodens Lane, Lambertville
When: September 16 from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm
Price: Free admissionseptember fairs
Details: Celebrate the 25th 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 “The Last Straw.” 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: New Jersey Storytelling Festival or call 609-737-3299

Hanover Street Fair & Duck Race

september fairsWhere: Hanover Street, Pemberton
When: September 23 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Price: Free admission
Details: The Good Will Fire Company is sponsoring the annual Hanover Street Fair & Duck Race. This event will include live music, food, an animal petting zoo, a duck race, a magician and a huge fire truck slide, plus many other activities for families to enjoy.
More info: Hanover Street Fair & Duck Race

Lumberton Fall Festival & Paddle

September Fairs
Where: Lumberton Village Green, Lumberton
When: September 23 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: Lumberton Civic Association or call 609-458-4753

september fairsSavor September Food, Wine & Beer Festival

Where: 212 96th Street, Stone Harbor
When: September 23 from 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm
Price: Free admission
Details: This sixth 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: Savor September or call 609-368-6101

Hoboken Arts & Music Festival

Where: Washington Street between 8th & 14th Streets, HobokenSeptember Fairs
When: September 24 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Price: Free admission
Details: Enjoy live music, fine arts, children’s entertainment and food as the Hoboken Arts & Music Festival celebrates its 24th year. Featured performers include The Skullers and Frankie Morales & the Mambo of the Time Orquesta. On hand to entertain the kiddos will be rides, games, sand art and face painting.
More info: Hoboken Arts & Music Festival or call 201-420-2207

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

Statewide September Festival Events


21st Annual Airfest

Friday, September 1, 2017 - Monday, September 4, 2017: AirFest is NASW’s largest annual event & many great new events have been added to the already stellar lineup! In partnership with the Collings Foundation, AirFest will feature tours of …

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Cruise Nite Car Show & Food Truck Festival

Friday, September 1, 2017: This festival includes live music and DJ, food trucks, beer garden and of course the Car Show! Info


St. Demetrios 40th Annual Greek Festival

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - Sunday, September 10, 2017: Their motto is Be Greek for a weekend and you'll love it! Authentic Greek food prepared on premises: Souvlaki, Gyro, Pastry Shop, Beer-Liquor-Wine-Ouzo, Live music, DJ Entertainment, Folk Dancing, vendors, …

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2017 Pennsville Septemberfest

Saturday, September 9, 2017: Parade starts at 11:00am, Opening ceremonies at Bandstand immediately following parade. Craft vendors & Exhibitors until 5:30 pm, Food vendors and games until 10:00pm, Music/Entertainment 1:00pm - 10:00pm Rides until 10:00pm. …

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Arts in the Park

Sunday, September 10, 2017: Enjoy an eclectic mix of entertainment on three stages, including music, dance, theater and storytelling. Guests are encouraged to engage in free interactive activities. The Smithville Mansion Annex Gallery will …

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Beach Plum Festival

Sunday, September 10, 2017: This annual event kicks off fall fun in the park and highlights the wild beach plum, one of the native plants at the park. Beach plum ice cream, beach plum …


Montgomery FunFest

Sunday, September 10, 2017: A day of fun with more than 100 booths showcasing local businesses, art, contemporary crafts, culinary delights, helicopter rides, walkabout balloon, games of chance, live entertainment, expanded inflatable rides and …

Wonders Of Water

Fall Festival at Great Swamp

Saturday, September 16, 2017: Join in for a Fall celebration. This year the theme is the Wonders of Water—after all, it’s a Swamp. A day of fun activities for all—with free hot dogs on …


Harvest Brew Fest

Saturday, September 16, 2017: Enjoy craft beers  and celebrate South Jersey during this all-day festival that celebrates all things local! Enjoy local food vendors, local artisans, local craft beers and local musical talent including: …

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3rd Annual Atlantic City Boardwalk Beer Festival

Saturday, September 16, 2017: The 3rd Annual "Atlantic City Boardwalk Beer Festival" returns to the world famous Atlantic City Boardwalk! Craft Brewers from all over the region and beyond will gather to showcase their tasty …

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Corn Maze 2017 at Howell Farm

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - Monday, October 9, 2017: Acre Maze with 2 miles of paths; bridge, tower and music. Maze Game/Hay Rides/Food Tent. Info

Fall Fest

FALL FEST: David Liebe Hart / DÆVA / Nine of Swords

Saturday, September 16, 2017: Art & music from a variety of vendors between Noon - 6:00 pm. Fall Fest evening show features David Liebe Hart, DÆVA and Nine Of Swords. Details:

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The New Jersey Storytelling Festival

Saturday, September 16, 2017: No horsing around! Come enjoy stories for all ages. Storytellers from throughout New Jersey and Tri-State area will convene at Howell Living History Farm offering bales of laughter with farm-related stories …

Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge

Autumn with the Animals Festival

Sunday, September 17, 2017: There will be fun for everyone at the much-anticipated Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge Autumn with the Animals festival, an annual family tradition at the Medford non-profit. Children and adults …

Sussex County Fairgrounds

Champion of the Grill & Sussex County Day

Sunday, September 17, 2017: Looking for a free, family fun day? Join the Sussex County Chamber of Commerce on Sunday, September 17 for Sussex County Day at Champions of the Grill. Info

Franklin Lakes Festival

Franklin Lakes Festival - 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017 - Saturday, September 23, 2017: On Friday night, come out and enjoy the Car Show featuring over 60 classic and exotic cars! The Festival will continue on Saturday with vendors, food, carnival rides and street performers. …

Harrison Fest

New Jersey Statewide Multicultural Festival

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - Sunday, September 24, 2017: This celebration with 100,000+ people in attendance will include a multicultural parade, street festival with vendors, multicultural musical performances, children's carnival rides, food from around the world, preceded by the …

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Evesham Harvest Fest

Saturday, September 23, 2017: Family filled day. Rain or Shine! 100 Crafters, 20 food vendors, free kid's corner, live music. Info

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Fall Fest at Creamy Acres

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - Saturday, October 28, 2017: Saturdays in September & October from 10am to 4pm and Monday through Friday in October from 1pm to 4pm. Wagon ride to pumpkin patch & kiddie corn maze. 30 minute …

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival Weekends at VonThun Farms

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - Sunday, October 29, 2017: Weekends – September 23 through October 29, 2017 (10am-5pm). Lots of family fun!! The one price admission enables you to stay longer, play harder, spend less & make more memories together as a …

Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park Day Festival

Saturday, September 23, 2017: Attractions include free entertainment on stage, exhibit booths and give-a-ways by local nonprofit organizations and businesses, free bouncy rides for kids of all ages. A large flea market and outdoor …

Peace Pilgrim Celebration

10th Annual Peace Pilgrim Celebration

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - Sunday, September 24, 2017: The celebration includes a morning yoga practice, 2-mile walk to her childhood home, potluck picnic, music, children's activities and a drum circle. An interfaith spiritual service will be held in …

Fall Family Spectacular

Fall Family Spectacular

Saturday, September 23, 2017: The Township of Edison is holding its Annual Fall Family Spectacular Street Fair & Festival. The street will be transformed into a giant town block party. Two stages of music that …


Woofstock Festival

Saturday, September 23, 2017: Woofstock is a huge, outdoor, family & pet friendly festival. They have live music from local musicians playing throughout the day. They have dog demonstrations, gourmet food trucks, a raffle basket pavilion, …

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8th Annual Hamilton Park Conservancy BBQ Festival

Saturday, September 23, 2017: Come join in for the 8th Annual Hamilton Park Conservancy BBQ Festival in support of The Hamilton Park Conservancy. BBQ, music, drinks and more! Noon to 8pm. Info

The Cure Festival

The Cure Festival

Saturday, September 23, 2017: This event features beer, spirit and wine tasting from around NJ as well as food samplings from local eateries. Music and games round out the event for an afternoon of …


16th Annual TowacoFest

Sunday, September 24, 2017: Towacofest is a shopper's dream with over 100 vendors selling everything from handbags to sports collectibles to incense. Make sure you show up hungry with the whole hoard: there will …


Harvest Festival at Trailside Nature & Science Center

Sunday, September 24, 2017: Please join in at the 36th annual Harvest Festival. The Harvest Festival is a celebration of Early American life featuring music, children’s crafts, games, demonstrations and displays, a petting zoo and much …

Raritan River Festival

Hub City Sounds: Raritan River Festival

Sunday, September 24, 2017: The Original Raritan River Festival was started in New Brunswick by Pete Seeger and his fellow environmentalists 37 years ago! This now-annual event is part of the “Hub City Sounds” …

Morristown Festival on the Green

Morristown Festival on the Green

Sunday, September 24, 2017: The premier fall festival in Northern NJ since 1994! Families join in from throughout Northern NJ to enjoy non-stop entertainment for all ages on up to 4 different stages, 150+ …

The 8th Annual Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival

Sunday, September 24, 2017: Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival Tons of Oysters...Pints of Guinness, plus Lighter Beers and Wine...Live Music...Great Food The Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival is a great time for one and …


Hayrides & Campfires at Trailside Nature & Science Center

Friday, September 29, 2017 - Friday, October 20, 2017: Friday, September 29th 6:30pm – 9:30 pm, Friday, October 13th 6:30pm – 9:30 pm, Friday, October 20th 6:30pm – 9:30 pm and Sunday, October 1st 3:30 pm – 6:30pm. Info

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Schaefer's Frightfest

Friday, September 29, 2017 - Sunday, October 29, 2017: At Schaefer's FrightFest you will experience a Hair Raising Hayride through 200 acres of Fright, a walk thru the Trail of Terror & Graveyard, a casual stroll in the Mass-Acre …

Ort Farms Fall Festival

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - Tuesday, October 31, 2017: The Fall Festival features apple cannon, corn maze, hayrides, monster truck rides, pony rides and train rides. Info

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Pumpkins, Hayrides and Corn Mazes at Emery's Berry Farm

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - Sunday, October 29, 2017: The displays for pumpkins in a one acre field with grass (no mud/no dirt). This is a great environment - close to the Corn Maze, Farm Animals, Farm Market and your …

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Fall Family Fun Days at Hillsboro Farm

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - Tuesday, October 31, 2017: On weekends, September 23rd through Halloween, at the Farm there’s plenty of fun fall festivities going on. Hayrides, pumpkin picking in the pumpkin patch, corn maze, face-painting, scarecrow-making, pumpkin decorating, …

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Fall Fest at Bullock Farms

Saturday, September 30, 2017: Come spend the day on the farm and celebrate the beginning of the Fall season! Bring the whole family for hay rides, live music, delicious food, pumpkin picking, the Bullock Barnyard, and …

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Fall Festival at Norz Hill Farm!

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - Saturday, November 4, 2017: During the weekends of September and October, you can come out to Norz Hill Farm and pick your perfect pumpkins, gourds and squash. You and your family can spend the …

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Family Fall Fun at Argos Farm

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - Sunday, October 29, 2017: Wed - Fri 1pm - 6pm. Sat & Sun 10am - 6pm. Also Open Oct 9th for Columbus Day 10am - 6pm! Bring the whole family for a full day …

Garden State Music Fest

The Garden State Country Music and Food Truck Festival

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - Sunday, October 1, 2017: The Garden State Country Music and Food Truck Festival at Bader Airfield in Atlantic City - Sept. 30th & Oct. 1st, 2017.  2 Stages - 20 bands - 40 truck …

Woodstown Fall Festival

Woodstown Fall Festival

Saturday, September 30, 2017: Fall is just around the corner! It’s time to celebrate in downtown historic Woodstown, NJ for the annual Fall Festival! Scarecrow Displays and Contest, Fall décor and crafts, A taste of …

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Abma’s Farm Helps *Tackle Kids Cancer*

Saturday, September 30, 2017: Family activities include Hayrides; Build A Barnyard Animal Station; Pony Rides; Outdoor Learning Center with Tractor Slide, Corn Pit, and Baby Animals; Bow Making in the Greenhouse; and more! 100% …

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Art in the Park Festival

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - Sunday, October 1, 2017: Over 100 artists will be at Goffle Brook Park in Hawthorne at the Annual Art in the Park to create live art, sell their work, and conduct performances. They are …

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Fall at Dearborn

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - Sunday, October 29, 2017: Every weekend in October, plus Columbus Day, you can enjoy inexpensive family fun including all of these great fall activities for just $5 per person! A ride on the Hay …

Community Heritage Day

Fall Festival & Allaire Community Heritage Day

Saturday, September 30, 2017: Please join in celebrating the harvest, bring your sweetheart and try your hand at cider pressing, games, dancing, and much more! Wagon Rides additional cost $7 adults, $5 children. Info

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Fall Festival at Snyders Farm

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - Sunday, October 29, 2017: Weekends Only. Hay ride to and from Festival grounds, Pumpkin Moon Bounce, Hippity hop, Horses ,Potato Sack Slide, Corn Maze, Hay bale Maze, 2 Corn Boxes – Like a sand …


Fall Harvest Festival

Saturday, September 30, 2017: Please join The Historic Village at Allaire in celebrating the harvest. Bring your sweetheart and try your hand at cider pressing, games, dancing, and much more! It is a time …

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Gloucester City Art and Music Festival

Saturday, September 30, 2017: This Art and Music Festival is a family festival with art, crafts, children’s projects, food, live music under the Betsy Ross Pavilion overlooking the Delaware River. Info


ISC Fall Festival

Saturday, September 30, 2017: All activities on the Main Grass are Free. Activites include: carnival games, sand art (while supplies last), water ice (while supplies last), backyard games, prizes, roller skating admission, tattoo station, …

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