Cranberry Harvest Tours At Whitesbog
Don’t miss the chance to witness the cranberry harvest—a Jersey tradition for more than 150 years. Fifth-generation cranberry growers Joe and Brenda let visitors get up close and personal with seasonal guided tours.
Tours depart at 9 AM. $35. Whitesbog Village, 1674 Route 70, Browns Mills (609-500-1074; [email protected])
The Great Pumpkin Train
All aboard! Ride along the Delaware River on a steam train and admire the fallscape. The train stops at a pumpkin patch at the historic Carpentersville Lime Kilns, where each child can pick a pumpkin for free.
11 AM, 12:30 PM, 2 PM and 3:30 PM. Adults $17; children $11. Delaware River Railroad Excursions, 162 South Main St, Phillipsburg (877-TRAIN-RIDE)
Oktoberfest on Historic Jackson Street
Cape May transforms Jackson Street into a showcase of German culture. Sample traditional fare at the food courts and beer gardens while browsing artisan crafts, antiques and collectibles.
10 AM-5 PM. Free. Jackson Street, Cape May
Appel Farm Music & Wine Festival
Oenophiles will have plenty to celebrate at this festival showcasing more than a dozen wineries from New Jersey’s six wine trails. Stay awhile—Appel Farm will also provide visitors with the unique opportunity to stay overnight.
Noon to 6 PM. $35; $8 for non-drinkers. Appel Farm Arts & Music Center, 457 Shirley Road, Elmer (856-358-2472)
Oktoberfest in Historic Smithville
Stroll through this historic village with its unique shops and boutiques. On the Village Greene, attendees can browse pop-up shops of more than 100 crafters while enjoying food and live music.
10 AM-5 PM. Free.
Pumpkin Palooza 2015
The Discovery Museum teams with Springdale Farms for its annual pumpkin bash—complete with pony rides, hayrides, a corn maze and pumpkin painting
11 AM-5 PM. $18 non-members, $15 members. Garden State Discovery Museum, 2040 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill (856-424-1233)
Harvest Festival Crafts & Collectibles Show
Peruse the housewares, gifts and seasonal creations of local crafters and antique dealers. Kids activities include games, pumpkin painting and scarecrow making.
10 AM-4 PM. Free. Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St, Cape May
24th Annual Blackwood Pumpkin Festival
Celebrate the season at this long-running festival. Activities include pumpkin painting and carving, scarecrow making, hayrides, a costume contest and more. With four stages and 200 vendors, there’s fun for everyone.
11 AM-4 PM (Rain date: October 11). Free. Main Stage Center for the Arts, 27 S Black Horse Pike, Blackwood