Family Fun Calendar (Central NJ)

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The Family Fun Calendar is your resource to find family-friendly events in Central NJ. All events take place in Central NJ unless noted otherwise.

*Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you contact the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.

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Oct
18
Wed
MMKids Weekly Program (Lincroft, NJ) @ Monmouth Museum
Oct 18 all-day

The programs and exhibitions at the Museum are designed with the goal of increasing curiosity and learning.

Visit their website for the Theme of the Month and Weekly Programs.

Oct
19
Thu
MMKids Weekly Program (Lincroft, NJ) @ Monmouth Museum
Oct 19 all-day

The programs and exhibitions at the Museum are designed with the goal of increasing curiosity and learning.

Visit their website for the Theme of the Month and Weekly Programs.

Rutgers Gardens Little Sprouts (New Brunswick, NJ) @ Rutgers Gardens
Oct 19 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Rutgers Gardens Little Sprouts (New Brunswick, NJ) @ Rutgers Gardens | New Brunswick | New Jersey | United States

Do you have young children who are looking to explore and discover the natural world of plants, animals, and insects? If so, join us for our Little Sprouts Garden Adventures drop-in program. Children ages 3-5 and their adult will be led on garden explorations to learn about nature by using all of their senses. Each program session focuses on a different topic and explores different parts of the Gardens.

Registration required. See details of each program session here.

 

Storytime at Barnes & Noble (Edison, NJ)
Oct 19 @ 11:00 AM
Storytime at Barnes & Noble (Edison, NJ) @ Edison | New Jersey | United States

Come join us for a fun Storytime every Thursday morning at 11am. We choose one of our favorite books to read and have activities or coloring to follow.

Menlo Park Mall
55 Parsonage Road
Edison, NJ 08837

See link below for more info.
Barnes & Noble

Kids Character Nights at Perkins (Hazlet, NJ)
Oct 19 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Kids Character Thursday Nights
Every Thursday 5:00pm – 8:00pm in Hazlet, NJ

Visit the Perkins Hazlet Facebook page or call for upcoming appearances (732) 739-4600.

 

Oct
20
Fri
MMKids Weekly Program (Lincroft, NJ) @ Monmouth Museum
Oct 20 all-day

The programs and exhibitions at the Museum are designed with the goal of increasing curiosity and learning.

Visit their website for the Theme of the Month and Weekly Programs.

Trunk or Treat Events (Multiple Locations)
Oct 20 all-day

Trunk or Treat is a fun, safe, and convenient way for little ones to go trick or treating. Here’s where to Trunk or Treat in Central NJ.

*Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you contact the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule and for additional information on the event.

Oct. 20, 2017 at 5pm to 6pm
Trunk or Treat
Woodbridge High School
Woodbridge NJ
more info

Oct. 21, 2017 at 4:30pm to 8:30pm
Trunk or Treat
Veterans Park
North Brunswick NJ
more info

Oct. 21, 2017 at 5pm
Trunk or Treat
Superhero Schoolhouse
Parlin NJ
more info

Oct. 22, 2017 at 12pm to 3pm
Halloween Youth Party 2017
East Brunswick Elks Lodge
East Brunswick NJ
more info

Oct. 22, 2017 at 1pm – 3pm
Trunk or Treat
School Based Youth Services Program – KHS
Keansburg NJ
more info

Oct 22, 2017 at 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Trunk or Treat
Woodbridge Community Center Parking Lot
Woodbridge NJ
more info

Oct. 22, 2017 at 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Trunk or Treat
Little Genius Academy of Edison
Edison NJ
more info

Oct. 22, 2017 at 4pm – 7pm
Trunk or Treat
Ardena Baptist Church
Freehold NJ
more info

Oct. 26, 2017 at 6pm – 8pm
Trunk or Treat with Wall Township Recreation
Shore Children’s Dental Care
Avon-by-the-Sea NJ
more info

Oct. 27, 2017 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Trunk or Treat
Bright Horizons at Lawrenceville
Lawrenceville NJ
more info

Oct. 27, 2017 at 6pm – 8:15pm
25th Annual SMS Halloween Party – Trunk or Treat
St. Matthias School
Somerset NJ
more info

Oct. 28, 2017 at 11am to 1pm
Trunk or Treat
Searchlight Church
Long Branch NJ
more info

Oct. 28, 2017 at 11am to 2pm
Halloween Spooktakular
Old Bridge Municipal Complex
Old Bridge NJ
more info

Oct. 28, 2017 at 1pm to 3pm
Trunk or Treat
Somerset Hills Lutheran Church
Basking Ridge NJ
more info

Oct. 28, 2017 at 1pm to 4pm
Trunk or Treat
YMCA Camp Topanemus
Millstone NJ
more info

Oct. 28, 2017 at 1pm to 8pm
Hugs for Brady Halloween Family Fun Festival
Rowland Park
Cranbury NJ
more info

Oct. 28, 2017 at 2pm to 4pm (Rain date: Oct. 31st at 4pm to 6pm)
Trunk or Treat
Sadowski Parkway
Perth Amboy NJ
more info

Oct. 28, 2017 at 3pm to 5pm
Trunk or Treat
Saint Martin’s Episcopal Church
Bridgewater NJ
more info

Oct. 28, 2017 at 4pm to 6pm
Trunk or Treat
Arbor Firehouse
Piscataway NJ
more info

Oct. 28, 2017 at 4pm – 5:30pm
Trunk or Treat
St. Mary Coptic School
South River NJ
more info

Oct. 28, 2017 at 4pm to 8pm (Rain Date: Oct. 29th 4pm to 8pm)
Aberdeen PBA 163 Trunk or Treat
325 State Highway 35 South
Cliffwood NJ
more info

Oct. 28, 2017 at 5pm to 7pm
Trunk or Treat
Montgomery High School
Skillman NJ
more info

Oct. 29, 2017 at 10am to 1pm
Sunday Funday Brunch Halloween Edition (Trunk or Treat)
The Boathouse at Mercer Lake
West Windsor NJ
more info and tickets

Oct. 29, 2017 at 11am – 1pm
Trunk or Treat
Bridgewater Sports Arena
Bridgewater NJ
more info

Oct. 29, 2017 at 1pm – 3pm
Trunk or Treat
Johnson Park
Piscataway NJ
more info

Oct. 29, 2017 at 1pm – 3pm
Trunk or Treat
Middlebush Park
Franklin Township NJ
more info

Oct. 29, 2017 at 2pm to 7pm
Trunk or Treat and Fall Fest
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
East Brunswick NJ
more info

Oct. 29, 2017 at 2pm to 3:30pm
Halloween Parade
Metuchen High School
Metuchen NJ
more info

Oct. 29, 2017 at 3pm
Halloween Parade
Mahwah Municipal Building
Mahwah NJ
more info

Oct. 29, 2017 at 3pm to 5pm
Trunk or Treat
Bridgewater United Methodist Church
Bridgewater NJ
more info

Oct. 29, 2017 at 4pm to 6pm
Trunk or Treat 2017
Hamilton Square Baptist Church
Hamilton NJ
more info

Oct. 30, 2017 at 6pm to 8pm
Howell PAL & Howell PBA ~ Trunk or Treat
Target parking lot
Howell NJ
more info

Oct. 31, 2017 4pm to 7 pm
Trunk or Treat
Lord Sterling School
New Brunswick NJ
more info

Oct. 31, 2017 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Trunk or Treat
Spotswood High School
Spotswood NJ
more info

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Storytime at Barnes & Noble (Princeton, NJ)
Oct 20 @ 11:00 AM
Storytime at Barnes & Noble (Princeton, NJ) @ Princeton | New Jersey | United States

Join us for our Friday morning Storytime at 11AM. Activity to follow.

Princeton/Market Fair
3535 US Highway 1 Suite 400
Princeton, NJ 08540

See link below for more info.|
Barnes & Noble

Moonlight Corn Maze at VonThun Farms  (Monmouth Junction, NJ) @ VonThun Farms
Oct 20 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Moonlight Corn Maze at VonThun Farms  (Monmouth Junction, NJ) @ VonThun Farms | South Brunswick Township | New Jersey | United States

Maze by moonlight! The maze will take approximately 45 minutes to an hour to complete.

When:  Friday & Saturday, October 20, 21, 27 & 28, 2017  (6-10pm) Last ticket sold is at 9 pm

Moonlight MAiZE Admission: $9.95 per person, includes a free hayride

Oct
21
Sat
Fall Festivals (Various Locations)
Oct 21 all-day
Fall Festivals (Various Locations)

Celebrate cooler weather, changing leaves, the harvest season and plenty of fun. Get ready to embrace fall with these fun, family-friendly festivals happening all over Central NJ.

September 2017

September 1 & 2 Fair Haven Fireman’s Fair (Fair Haven, NJ)
September 2-3 – Bacon, Bikes, and Brew Festival (Farmingdale, NJ)
September 2-4 –Monmouth Park Labor Day Weekend BBQ & Craft Beer Festival, (Oceanport, NJ)
September 8-10 –Asbury Park Oysterfest (Asbury Park, NJ)
September 8-10 – Rock New Brunswick (New Brunswick, NJ)
September 9 – 15th Annual Insect Festival, (Pennington, NJ)
September 9 – Trucktoberfest, (Oceanport, NJ)
September 9 – Food Truck Festival (South Plainfield, NJ)
September 9 & 10 – Apple Fest (Colts Neck, NJ)
September 9 & 10 – Clearwater Festival (Lincroft, NJ)
September 10 – Montgomery FunFest, Princeton Airport, (Princeton, NJ)
September 15-17- Central Jersey Jazz Festival, (Flemington, New Brunswick and Somerville, NJ)
September 15-17 – St. Stephen’s International Festival, (South Plainfield, NJ)
September 16 – Rock the Farm! Music and Food Truck Festival, (Lincroft, NJ)
September 16 – 25th Annual New Jersey Storytelling Festival, (Hamilton, NJ)
September 16-17 – Annual Apple Day at Terhune Orchards, (Princeton, NJ)
September 16-17 – Apple Crunchin’ Weekend, (Robbinsville, NJ)
September 16 & 17 – Belmar Feast of San Gennaro (Belmar, NJ)
September 16 & 17 – Apple Festival at Happy Day Farm (Manalapan, NJ)
September 17 – Princeton JazzFeast (Princeton, NJ)
September 22-24 – Woodbridge Center Fall Festival (Woodbridge, NJ)
September 22-24 – Mercer County Italian American Festival, (West Windsor, NJ)
September 23 – Edison’s Annual Family Fall Spectacular, (Edison, NJ)
September 23 – Franklin Day Festival, (Franklin Township, NJ)
September 23 – Star 99.1 Family Festival (Freehold, NJ)
September 23 – Hopewell Harvest Fair (Hopewell, NJ)
September 23 – Princeton Children’s Book Festival (Princeton, NJ)
September 23 – Branchburg Country Fair (Branchburg, NJ)
September 23 – Ewing Community Fest (Ewing, NJ)
September 23 – East Brunswick Day (East Brunswick, NJ)
September 23 & 24 – BrickFair LEGO Expo (Edison, NJ)
September 23 & 24 Fall Harvest Weekends at Giamarese Farm (East Brunswick, NJ)
September 23 & 24 – Fall Harvest Weekends at VonThun Farms (Monmouth Junction, NJ)
September 23 & 24 – Apple Festival at Happy Day Farm (Manalapan, NJ)
September 24 – Arts in the Park, (Highland Park, NJ)
September 24 – Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival, (Red Bank, NJ)
September 24 – Mercer County’s Annual Oktoberfest, (Hamilton Township, NJ)
September 24 – Raritan River Festival and Rubber Duck Race, (New Brunswick, NJ)
September 24 – Harvest Home Festival at Longstreet Farm (Holmdel, NJ)
September 30 – Fall Festival & Allaire Community Heritage Day (Farmingdale, NJ)
September 30 – Fall Harvest Weekends at Giamarese Farm (East Brunswick, NJ)
September 30 – Fall Harvest Weekends at VonThun Farms (Monmouth Junction, NJ)
September 30 – Fall Festival at Norz Hill Farm (Hillsborough, NJ)
September 30 – Fall Festival at Snyder’s Farm (Somerset, NJ)
September 30 – Apple Festival at Dearborn Market (Holmdel, NJ)
September 30 – Harbor Fest (Atlantic Highlands, NJ)

October 2017

October 1- Fall Harvest Weekends at Giamarese Farm (East Brunswick, NJ)
October 1 – Fall Harvest Weekends at VonThun Farms (Monmouth Junction, NJ)
October 1 –  Fall Festival at Snyder’s Farm (Somerset, NJ)
October 1 –  Apple Festival at Dearborn Market (Holmdel, NJ)
October 1 – Fall at Dearborn (Holmdel, NJ)
October 1 – Pier Fest 2017 in Pier Village (Long Branch, NJ)
October 1 – Somerville’s Fall Street Fair (Somerville, NJ)
October 1 – Autumn Arts Afternoon (Princeton, NJ)
October 1 – The Lord Stirling 1770s Festival (Basking Ridge, NJ)
October 1 – Fall Festival at Norz Hill Farm (Hillsborough, NJ)
October 7 – Hometown Harvest Fair, (Hightstown, NJ)
October 7 – Annual Oktoberfest, (Highlands, NJ)
October 7 – North Brunswick Heritage Day, (North Brunswick, NJ)
October 7 – Metuchen Country Fair (Metuchen, NJ)
October 7 – New Brunswick Oktoberfest (New Brunswick, NJ)
October 7 – Nature-Con at Tulpehaking Nature Center (Trenton, NJ)
October 7 – Trenton River Festival (Trenton, NJ)
October 7 – Middlesex Fall Festival (Middlesex, NJ)
October 7 – Eatontown Community Day (Eatontown, NJ)
October 7 – Holmdel Harvest Festival (Holmdel, NJ)
October 7 – Hispanic Heritage Festival (Bound Brook, NJ)
October 7 & 8 – Samaha’s Fall Festival (Aberdeen/Matawan, NJ)
October 7 & 8 – Keansburg Community Weekend (Keansburg, NJ)
October 7 & 8 – Keyport Screamin Country Jamboree, (Keyport, NJ)
October 7 & 8 – Pumpkin Festival at Windsor Farm & Market (West Windsor, NJ)
October 7 & 8- Fall Harvest Weekends at Giamarese Farm (East Brunswick, NJ)
October 7 & 8 – Fall Harvest Weekends at VonThun Farms (Monmouth Junction, NJ)
October 7 & 8 –  Fall Festival at Snyder’s Farm (Somerset, NJ)
October 7 & 8 – Fall Festival at Norz Hill Farm (Hillsborough, NJ)
October 7 & 8 – Fall at Dearborn (Holmdel, NJ)
October 7 & 8 – Fall Festival at Dragonfly Farms (Hamilton, NJ)
October 8 – Community Day and Movie in the Park (South Bound Brook, NJ)
October 8 – Dunellen Harvestfest, (Dunellen, NJ)
October 8 – Festival Cultural Latino 2017 (Princeton, NJ)
October 8 – Hub City Sounds Corazon Latino Festival (New Brunswick, NJ)
October 9 – Pumpkin Fest at Delicious Orchards (Colts Neck, NJ)
October 9 – Fall at Dearborn (Holmdel, NJ)
October 9 – Fall Festival at Norz Hill Farm (Hillsborough, NJ)
October 14 – Pumpkin Festival at Oasis Family Farm, (Robbinsville, NJ)
October 14 – Truck-tober Fest (Keansburg, NJ)
October 14 & 15 – Fall Harvest Weekends at Giamarese Farm (East Brunswick, NJ)
October 14 & 15 – Fall Harvest Weekends at VonThun Farms (Monmouth Junction, NJ)
October 14 & 15 – Fall Festival at Snyder’s Farm (Somerset, NJ)
October 14 & 15 – Fall at Dearborn (Holmdel, NJ)
October 14 & 15 – Fall Festival at Norz Hill Farm (Hillsborough, NJ)
October 14 & 15 – Samaha’s Fall Festival (Aberdeen/Matawan, NJ)
October 14 & 15 – Fall Festival at Dragonfly Farms (Hamilton, NJ)
October 15 – Rutgers Gardens Fall Festival (New Brunswick, NJ)
October 15 – Thompson Park Day (Lincroft, NJ)
October 15 – A Taste of Highland Park & Harvest Party Block Party (Highland Park, NJ)
October 21 – Bound Brook Food Truck Festival, (Bound Brook, NJ)
October 21 – Creature Fest at Duke Farms (Hillsborough, NJ)
October 21 – Jamesburg Fall Festival (Jamesburg, NJ)
October 21 & 22 – Fall Harvest Weekends at Giamarese Farm (East Brunswick, NJ)
October 21 & 22 – Fall Harvest Weekends at VonThun Farms (Monmouth Junction, NJ)
October 21 & 22 – Fall Festival at Snyder’s Farm (Somerset, NJ)
October 21 & 22 – Fall at Dearborn (Holmdel, NJ)
October 21 & 22 – Fall Festival at Norz Hill Farm (Hillsborough, NJ)
October 21 & 22 – Samaha’s Fall Festival (Aberdeen/Matawan, NJ)
October 21 & 22 – Fall Festival at Dragonfly Farms (Hamilton, NJ)
October 28 – Monroe Township Annual Green Fair (Monroe, NJ)
October 28 & 29 – Fall Harvest Weekends at Giamarese Farm (East Brunswick, NJ)
October 28 & 29 – Fall Harvest Weekends at VonThun Farms (Monmouth Junction, NJ)
October 28 & 29 – Fall Festival at Snyder’s Farm (Somerset, NJ)
October 28 & 29 – Fall Festival at Norz Hill Farm (Hillsborough, NJ)
October 28 & 29 – Samaha’s Fall Festival (Aberdeen/Matawan, NJ)
October 28 & 29 – Fall Festival at Dragonfly Farms (Hamilton, NJ)

November 2017

November 4 – Fall Festival at Norz Hill Farm (Hillsborough, NJ)
November 10-12 – Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, (Somerset, NJ)