Happy First Day of Fall New Jersey’s Heartland
Happy first day of fall in New Jersey’s Heartland! While our summer was filled with exciting events and new experiences, the arrival of fall will bring with it a lot of fun and adventure!
Here’s a small sampling of upcoming events and festivals this Autumn in New Jersey’s Heartland!
Woodstown Fall Festival
Salem Main Street
Saturday, September 24 | 10am to 4pm
Salem’s historic downtown shopping district comes alive as scarecrows by the dozens, vendors, crafters and local shops line Main Street with food and their fares. There will also be live music, wine. and beer.
Wheaton Arts Festival of Fine Craft Sponsored by OceanFirst Bank
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1000 Village Drive, Millville
Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2 | 10am to 5pm | $10
The two-day Festival of Fine Craft sponsored by OceanFirst Bank offers an art and shopping experience for the entire family, featuring over 130 artists and craftspeople presenting and selling traditional and contemporary works.
Come enjoy artist demonstrations, hands-on family activities, musical entertainment, specialty foods, a glass pumpkin patch, wine tasting, and a beer and wine garden!
Veteran artists as well as new artists at the festival will display their unique creations in this beautiful scenic setting. From inspired paintings, decorative ceramics and novel jewelry to innovative wood sculptures and vibrant wearable fashions, there’s something for everyone.
Historic Smithville Oktoberfest
Historic Smithville, Smithville
Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2 | 10am to 5pm
Smithville’s Oktoberfest has become a tradition synonymous with great food and family fun. The two-day Oktoberfest celebration features over 100 juried crafters, an international food court, music, kid’s activities, non-profit organizations, and more. All of this food and fun in addition to the more than 60 shops, carousel rides, train rides, paddle boats, seven eateries and antique arcades that grace Smithville Village year round!
Center Theatre at Stockton University
101 Vera King Farris Dr, Galloway
Friday, October 7 | $20 tickets in advance, $25 at the door, Discounted Tickets for Students Available
Stockton University Foundation and Folk Across the Street will be presenting Circa Blue with special guest Devin Lyn with Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. Enjoy an “about bluegrass”, not completely traditional, not completely contemporary outstanding performance.
13th Annual South Jersey Pumpkin Show
Salem County Fairgrounds
735 Harding Highway, Woodstown
Friday, October 7 through Sunday, October 9 | 4pm to 9pm
A great family fun event with 60+ giant pumpkins carved by local artists, children’s activities, free hayrides, music, costume pageant, food, vendors, and more!
Moon, Love & Harvest: A Celebration of Mid-Autumn Festival
Stockton University Kramer Hall
30 Front St, Hammonton
Tuesday, October 11 | 10am to 5pm
Visit Stockton’s Kramer Hall to experience the Atlantic Chinese Community Song and Dance Group’s showcase of Chinese culture as part of this unique, festive and educational event!
Bridgeton City Park, Bridgton
Saturday, October 15 | 9pm
The 2nd Annual Robot Run is a fundraising and awareness event for South Jersey Robotics. South Jersey Robotics sponsors regional robotics teams in an effort to break down the low-income barriers that prevent some students from pursuing careers in engineering and related fields.
The Robot Run includes a 5K run/walk and a 2K family walk. It will be held in and around the beautiful City Park in Bridgeton. There will be refreshments, robotic demonstrations, family entertainment, access to the park’s free Cohansey Zoo, and more. Join South Jersey Robotics for a day of fun and fitness!
Dream! A Mother Daughter Creative Escape
Appel Farm Arts & Music Center
457 Shirley Rd, Elmer
Friday, October 21 to Sunday, October 23
Moms and their daughters can enjoy a weekend filled with intentional programming, including dream catcher weaving, beginners’ yoga, S’mores around a campfire, and more. The accommodations include two nights in dorm-style bunk beds and modern bathroom facilities, as well as five organic and mostly vegetarian meals, an ice cream sundae party, and a Saturday afternoon wine tasting for Mom.
Cumberland Mall Harvest Fest
3849 S Delsea Dr, Vineland
Saturday, October 22 | 11am to 2pm
The Cumberland Mall will be hosting a Harvest Fest! Activities will include pumpkin painting, mascots, a selfie station, face painting, Halloween themed crafts and coloring. A common area Trick or Treat will take place between 1 pm and 2 pm. Participating retailers will have a paper Jack o Lantern in front of their stores.
A Taste of Vineland and Volunteer Recognition
Main Street Vineland
Monday, October 26 | 6pm to 9pm | $40
Come join Main Street Vineland for their signature fundraising event! Vineland’s finest restaurants will be on site serving up appetizers, main courses and deserts. There will also be live music by local singer/songwriter Matt Adams, a fabulous silent auction, and more! Main Street Vineland uses this event to thank volunteers for their service and dedication to the community. All proceeds will go toward downtown beautification, business recruitment and development and special events.
Central Rd, Pedricktown
Saturday, October 29 | 9am to 3pm
Visit Camp Pedricktown for a costume contest, DJ Dance party, food, and a Zombie 5K run!
Funny Farm Fall Family Festival
Funny Farm Rescue
6908 Railroad Blvd, Mays Landing
Sunday, October 30 | 9am to 4pm
Good old fashioned family fun for everyone, including a hay ride, face painting, pumpkin painting, pony rides, and much more!