Oktoberfests and Harvest Festivals

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It’s officially autumn and with it comes Oktoberfests and Fall Festivals! Enjoy pumpkins, games, food, music and more at these events:

Bloomfield HarvestFest
Who:
 All ages.
What:
  Enjoy music and entertainment along with family fun attractions in the KidsZone at HarvestFest
Where:
 Broad Street, between Belleville and Bloomfield Avenues, Bloomfield, NJ.
When:
 Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30 from 11 am – 6 pm.
Cost:
 Free.

Applegate Farm’s Oktoberfest
Who: 
All ages.
What:
 The 19th annual Oktoberfest! Free pumpkin painting contest, face painting, Ice cream eating contest, and fun and games for the entire family!
Where: 
Applegate Farm, 616 Grove Street, Montclair, NJ, 07043.
When:
 Saturday, September 29  from 11 am – 3 pm.
Cost:
 Free

8th Annual Octoberfest Fall Family Celebration
Who:
 All ages.
What: Celebrate autumn with this  free fun-filled event which offers hands-on educational games and activities, canoe trips, bird walks, live nature-themed music, information booths, and a local farmers market featuring New Jersey Fresh seasonal produce, among other offerings.
Where: Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ.
When: Saturday, October 6 from 11 am – 4 pm
Cost: Free.

Whippany Railway Museum’s Pumpkin Festival
Who: All ages.
What:
 Enjoy a fall afternoon while celebrating the fall harvest and the season of the witch! Talk a walk through the pumpkin, corn shocks, and scarecrows while perusing the stands of local crafts merchants and railroad memorabilia at the Pumpkin Market Place Crafts Fair. You can even take a walk through the newly restored railroad yard including early 20th century railway cars like the 103 year old car, Old No. 385. Train rides will also be available aboard the Pumpkinliner and the Jersey Coast Club Car. The Queen of Halloween, Vampira, will be welcoming the start of the Halloween Haunting Season with treats for all the children!
Where:
 Whippany Railway Museum, 1 Railroad Plaza at the intersection of Route 10 and Whippany Road, Whippany, NJ.
When:
 Sunday, October 7 from 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm. Rain or shine!
Cost:
 $13. Call 973.887.8177 or click for more information.

Harvest Festival
Who: 
All ages.
What: Fun-filled family day with pony rides, a petting zoo, pumpkin painting, a haunted house, crafts and more.
Where: Women’s Club of Glen Ridge, 219 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ.
When: Monday, October 8 from 11 am – 2 pm.
Cost: $16

Maplewood HarvestFest
Who:
 All ages.
What: Enjoy live music, entertainment, a ‘Cruise for the Cure’ Car Show featuring cars from area car clubs including Revolution Car Club and Garden State Region Mustang Club, lots of kid’s activities, pony rides, petting zoo, old-fashioned games and so much more! Sponsored by the Springfield Avenue Partnership.
Where: Along Springfield Avenue, Indiana St to Burnett Avenue, front grounds of the Hilton Library, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Saturday, October 13 at 11 am.
Cost: Free.

Whole Foods Montclair HarvestFest
Who:
 All ages.
What: Enjoy a pumpkin patch, carnival games, cider samples, streamed mussels, burgers & hot dogs, music and more!
Where: Whole Foods Montclair, 701 Bloomfeld Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042
When: Saturday, October 20 from 12 pm – 3 pm
Cost: Free.

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