Things to Do in Bergen County Week of October 5

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We rounded up the best things to do in Bergen County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist!
 
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Events Not to Miss:
 

What: Ridgewood Halloween Maze
Why: Take a stroll through this intricate (and wildly popular) maze set up by a local family in their backyard. At night, this maze is haunted, so daytime is best if you have little ones!
When: Now through Halloween, 4 - 9 p.m. weekdays, 12 - 9 p.m. Sat & Sun
Where: 124 Sheridan Terrace, Ridgewood
 
Why: Take a tractor-pulled hayride to the pumpkin patch for movie night with pumpkin picking, a hayride, petting zoo and more!
When: Friday, October 6, 5 p.m., Ages 2+/$16
Where: 244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale
 
 
Why: An indoor haunted attraction, but only if you dare.
When: Weekends through Friday, October 20 (6 - 10 p.m. & 2 - 6 p.m. on Sunday), $15
Where: 854 River Rd., New Milford

What: Hayrides at Abma’s Farm
Why: We love this local farm and market! Take a hayride and enjoy the seasonal fun.
When: Saturdays now through October 28, 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Ages 2+/$5, Open on Columbus Day
Where: 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
 
Why: Take a hayride on Friday at this special hurricane fundraiser.
When: Friday, October 6, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Ages 2+/$5
Where: 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
 
Why: Three days of food trucks, entertainment, live music and more.
When: Friday, October 6 (5 -11 p.m.) through Sunday, October 8 (11 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
Where: Downtown, East Rutherford
 
What: Z100’s Garrett Vogel Meet & Greet
Why: Gluten free foods and giveaways.
When: Friday, October 6, Noon - 2 p.m.
Where: Foodtown, Twp. Of Washington
 
What: Oktoberfest
Why: A community block party to benefit USR Cares. Think live music, craft beers, hay rides, food and more.
When: Saturday, October 7, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., FREE
Where: Lions Park, Upper Saddle River
 
 
What: Pumpkin Decorating Party
Why: BYOPumpkin and get ready for some fun.
When: Saturday, October 7, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., FREE
Where: Lightbridge Academy Fort Lee
 
Why: A 30-foot tree-house slide, haunted greenhouse, a feeding zoo, hayrides, a six-acre corn maze and more.
When: Saturdays & Sundays now through Halloween
Where: 75 Blanch Ave., Closter
 
Why: Junior pilots get their fix.
When: Saturday, October 7 & Sunday, October 8, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: The Aviation Hall of Fame & Museum of New Jersey, Teterboro
 
Why: An amazing immersive and gorgeous butterfly experience right here in Bergen County.
When: Open Wednesdays through Sundays, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. through the end of October, $5 for 1 adult/2 kids. Advanced registration recommended.
Where: 313 Hudson Ave, Tenafly 
 
Why: The Dinos are back and better than ever! 
When: Saturdays and Sundays now through November 12, also open Thursday, November 9 and Friday, November 10.
Where: Overpeck County Park, 40 Fort Lee Rd., Leonia
 
Why: Pumpkins, hay rides, fresh-pressed cider and all the good stuff…
When: Saturdays & Sundays, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (get there when they open to avoid the parking issues), Weekdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m., Ages 2+/$7
Where: 244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale
 
Why: Enjoy this Bergen tradition where you get to press and make your own cider.
When: Sunday, October 8, 12:30 p.m. & 2 p.m., $10 or Family/$30
Where: 313 Hudson Ave, Tenafly
 
Why: Treat yourself to a fun day of rides, vendors, great food, live entertainment and more.
When: Sunday, October 8, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: 575 Darlington Ave., Ramsey
 
Why: Pumpkins, a corn maze, apple cider donuts, a petting zoo and more.
When: Weekday hayrides 3 p.m. - 5 p.m., weekends 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., $4 
Where: 85 Airmont Ave., Mahwah
 
Why: A scavenger hunt, fall arts and crafts, healthy cooking, corn toss, a pumpkin patch and more.
When: Monday, October 9, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., Grades K-5, $40 (Ridgewood residents $30)
Where: Health Barn, 1057 Hillcrest Rd., Ridgewood
 
Why: A fun Mommy, Daddy and me music series.                                                                            
When: Wednesdays: October 11, October 25 & November 8, 11 to 11:30 a.m. & 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., FREE, 18 months to 4 years old
Where:  The Outlets at Bergen Town Center, Paramus
 
Why: Yoga in their covered pavilion with a new nature theme every week—adults only!
When: Thursdays now through October 19, 6 - 7:30 p.m., $75 for 6-week series, $15 single class
Where: 313 Hudson Ave, Tenafly
 
Why: Live out your HGTV dreams by seeing the newest trends in interior design.
When: Open now through November 12, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Closed Mondays
Where: 46 Westerly Rd., Saddle River
 
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
 
Why: Get mentorship and hands-on access to technology that will make you WIN Halloween.
When: Saturdays: October 7, 14, 21, 28, 10 a.m., Ages 10+, Pre-registration required, $200
Where: Liberty State Park, Jersey City
 
Why: A train ride, train tours, an awesome corn maze, and more autumn fun.
When: Weekends now through the end of October. Check the website for ticket options.
Where: Along the Delaware River
 
Why: Snag tickets now and take the family on a night-time adventure through thousands of illuminated pumpkins arranged in outrageous designs or enter our giveaway for a chance to win 4 VIP tickets—click here. 
When: Various dates now through October & November
Where: Van Cortland Manor, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
 
Why: The Island of Sodor comes to Jerz.
When: Now through May 2018
Where: Liberty Science Center
 
Why: Jack-o’-lantern creatures, a costume parade, a hay maze and more make this a really fun time to visit the zoo.
When: Weekends now through Sunday, October 29. (Also open on Monday, October 9.)
Where: Bronx, NY
 
Why: Farm animals, delicious seasonal foods, a corn maze, a hay crawl and more at this fall celebration.
When: Now through Sunday, November 5. Check the website for dates and hours.
Where: 451 State Route 94, Vernon
 
Why: Live music, hay rides, apple picking and more.
When: Weekends now until October 29, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: 9 Fishkill Farm Rd., Hopewell Junction, NY
 
Why: Live music, delicious #eeeats, shopping, face painting, pumpkin painting, bounce houses and more.
When: Saturday, October 8, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: Central Ave., Pearl River, NY
 
Why: Snag 2-for-1 tickets for both adult and kid shows.
When: Now through Sunday, October 8
Where: NYC
 
Why: 50 shades of kale and more.
When: Saturday, October 7 & Sunday, October 8, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Meadowlands Exposition Center, Secaucus
 
Why: Celebrate silly, not-too-spooky Halloween fun at the park.
When: Weekends now thru Sunday, October 29
Where: Langhorne, PA
 
Why: Hand crafted items, unique retail, antiques, festival foods and more.
When: Sunday, October 8, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Downtown Nyack, NY 
 
Why: A hay maze, hayrides, pumpkin launches, a special stunt show, costume contests, plus all the usual awesome rides and attractions.
When: Weekends thru Saturday, October 29, included with a full-day admission ticket
Where: 100 Pinedge Dr., West Berlin
 
Upcoming:
 
Why: Hayrides, pumpkin picking, pink pony rides and more to benefit Valley Hospital’s Breast Center.
When: Monday, October 14, 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff

What: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Open Call Auditions
Why: Auditions with real NYC children's talent and modeling agents.
When: Sunday, October 15, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., $25/$30 day of
Where: 411 East Clinton Ave, Tenafly

What: Just One Drop Movie
Why: Interested in Homeopathy? Check out this informative flick all about it.
When: Wednesday, October 18, 7:30 p.m., $10
Where: Tenafly Cinema
 
What: The Food Film Festival
Why: Food films, off-the-charts food and drinks, and much, much more
When: Thursday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21, (Use the code BERGENMAMA15 for 15% off all Tickets and VIP Passes!)
Where: AMC Empire 25 in Times Square, NYC
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