Jersey Shore Fall Festival Guide 2018
Well, there is sure A LOT to do the next few months at the Jersey Shore.
I must say, any Jersey Shore festival I have attended has been loads of fun and events that I would for sure plan to attend again! So take a look at ALL of the Jersey Shore Festivals schedule for this fall!
We will see you there!
September 15th - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Ocean City Municipal Airport (26th Street and Bay Ave.)
Get ready for displays of vintage planes and a parachute jump.
September 15th - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
On Arnold & Bay Avenues, Point Pleasant Beach
Is your mouth watering yet, because it should be! There will be seafood dishes including bisques, shrimp skewers, paella, crab cakes and lobster, a wine garden, live music and crafters and vendors!
September 15th -12:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Rain Date: September 22nd)
East Main Street, Freehold
Head to the 14th Latino Festival filled with food, dance, games and music!
Manahawkin Lake Park, Manahawkin
This festival returns with 153 "makers" — artisans — and their handmade crafts along with live music, yoga, beer, organic juice bars, baked goods, ice cream and wood-fired pizza! Yum!
September 15th - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth
There will be loads of outdoor, water activities including fishing, sailing, kayaking, shelling, kite flying and sand casting as well as a children's art show, selfie scavenger hunt and face painting!
September 15th & 16th
Belmar's Main Street (10th and 13th Avenues)
For the fifth year in a row, get ready for a day filled with Italian sausage, pasta, fried calamari and zeppole along with a cannoli-eating contest, live entertainment and dancing!
September 15th & 16th
Convention Hall, Asbury Park
This culture-filled festival is dedicated to beach music and yoga, bonfires, shopping and camping, and has more than 100 vendors with plans to attend. Admission is $10 for Indian Summer Saturday concert (2:00 PM to 10:00 PM).
September 15th & 16th
Pine Park, Lakewood
Hear ye, hear ye! Celebrate ye olde 37th year of the Lakewood Renaissance Faire on with jousting, an archery competition and king and queen competition! Who will be crowned as royalty?
September 15th & 16th; 22nd & 23rd - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
106 Iron Ore Road, Manalapan
Happy Day Farm is ready to celebrate with apple cider, doughnuts, candied apples, apple slushies, apple pie, live entertainment, corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides, hay maze and more. Admission is $14 but the good news is that children under 2 years old are free!;
September 15th to October 31st
1 Six Flags Blvd, Jackson
Fright Fest is back at Six Flags Great Adventure with seven haunted mazes with names like Cell Block 6 and Big Top Terror and five scare zones including The Bloody Fountain and Demon District. Check out 94.3 The Point's full guide for what you need to know!
September 22nd - 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM; September 23rd -11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Grant Avenue, Seaside Heights
Seaside Heights welcomes a barbecue festival and competition returning for its 10th anniversary also offering live music, artists and crafters and a kids zone!
Starts September 24th - 10 weeks long
AMC in Monmouth Mall, Eatontown
This festival promises screenings of high-profile films and surprise visits by Hollywood talent. The tentative schedule includes "A Star is Born" with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, "First Man" with Ryan Gosling, "Serenity," a thriller starring Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey and "At Eternity's Gate," about the final days of Vincent Van Gogh, with Oscar Isaac (directed by Julian Schnabel). Subscription is $139 for five weeks, $245 for 10 weeks or a flex ticket for a viewer's choice of eight movies.
September 29th - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Rain Date: September 30th)
Squan Plaza on Vorhees Drive, Manasquan
September 29th - 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM ** On rain or shine**
Grante Avenue, Seaside Heights
The fifth Rock the Farm Festival includes the impressive lineup of Eaglemania, a tribute to the Eagles, Free Fallin, a tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Love, a tribute to the Beatles. There will also be a beer garden, food trucks, yoga and a foam party. Admission costs $25 if purchased in advance or $35 at the gate (kids 10 and under free).
September 29th to October 31st: Saturdays, Sundays, & Fridays in Oct. - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM; October 6th, 7th, 13th, & 14th - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
106 Iron Ore Road, Manalapan
Happy Day Farm hosts its Pumpkin Festival with pumpkin picking (off the vine), food, corn maze, pig races, hay maze, hayrides, pedal carts and more. Admission costs $14 and $11.00 on Fridays. Children under 2 are free!
September 30th - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Historic Longstreet Farm, 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel
The Harvest Home is an old-fashioned country fair with crafting demonstrations, wagon rides, needlework and vegetable competitions, live entertainment and a corn husking competition!
September 30th: 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Rain Date: October 7th)
White Street Parking Lot, Red Bank
The 9th Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival is a celebration of oysters, beer and music! Expect food including raw and fried oysters and lobster rolls in addition to picks from local restaurants like filet mignon sandwiches and mini Reuben sandwiches. Admission costs $10 for anyone over 10 years old!
October 5th - 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM; October 6th: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM; October 7th: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Grant Avenue & Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights
Are you ready for one big party? The parade starts at 1 PM. Sunday on the Boulevard with floats, antique cars, bands and clowns!
Oct 6: Asbury Park Zombie Walk
Asbury Park Boardwalk, Asbury Park
This event filled with groaning, lurching, and decaying masses has been responsible for more than one Guinness World Record and is ready to bring the dead back again!
October 6th - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Main Avenue, Ocean Grove
Ocean Grove hosts its Fall Harvest Festival and Arts & Crafts Show with hundreds of crafters and artists, food and music!
October 6th - 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Bayonet Farm - 41 Middletown Road, Holmdel
Holmdel's Harvest Fest will have food and craft vendors, beer, wine, carousel, Ferris wheel, Knockerball, petting zoo, zombie scavenger hunt, inflatables, live music and fireworks at 8:00 PM. It is best to carpool because parking costs $10.00.
October 6th & 7th - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Rain Dates: October 13th & 14th)
Avalon Community Hal - 3001 Avalon Ave, Avalon
Who said festivals are just for Summer? The Avalon Seafood Festival will be back with food and vendors for all!
October 7th - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Asbury Park Convention Hall
This event will have over 125 vendors selling vintage clothing, art, jewelry, oddities and music instruments. There will also be food, music from four bands and a raffle giveaway of tickets to local shows at Wonder Bar and the Stone Pony. Admission costs $10 before 11:00 AM and $5.00 after 11:00 AM.
**There's an all-ages after party starting at 7:00 PM\ at the Asbury Park Brewery (810 Sewell Ave.) with at least four more bands set to perform. There will be a $5.00 cover charge.
October 7th - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Main Street, Belmar
The Belmar Fall Festival will have food vendors, a dog parade (oh my gosh how cute) and live music! See you there!
Manahawkin Lake Park (31 N. Main Street)
October 13th & 14th - 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
The Stafford Township Fall Harvest & Wine Festival will have a girl's best friend -- wine -- plus hayrides, craft vendors, Halloween parade, pumpkin picking, scarecrow making! Saturday features a jalapeno eating contest and costume contest and Sunday there will be a car show.
October 21st - 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Marty's Place Senior Dog Sanctuary - 118 Route 526, Upper Freehold
The nonprofit Marty's Place Senior Dog Sanctuary hosts its Howl-O-Ween Family Fest fundraiser which will feature pet photo sessions, a K9 demonstration, kids zone, food trucks, 50/50 raffle, Ruff Mudder canine obstacle challenge, dog costume contest and hay rides.
Check out all of the festival going on in New Jersey for the next few months at NJ.com.
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