Things to Do in Bergen County Week of August 11

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We rounded up the best things to do in Bergen County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist!
Events Not to Miss:
Why: Hop into the cockpit of some high-flying plans and helicopters
When: Saturday August 14, 10:30 am-4 pm
Where: The New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame, 400 Fred Wehran Dr., Teterboro
Why: Rides, games, food and plenty of fun.
When: Now through Saturday August 14, weekdays 7-11 pm, weekends 5-10 pm
Where: Forum School Parking Lot, 107 Wyckoff Ave., Waldwick
Why: Enjoy tasting from top NJ wineries, plus live music and farm fresh goodies.
When: Saturday August 14-Sunday August 15, 12-6 pm
Where: Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale
Why: Grab your toolbelt to build a desk or birdhouse.
When: Saturday August 14, 8 am-12 pm
Where: Bergen ReStore, 121 Carver Ave., Westwood
Why: Bring an empty stomach for over 20 trucks plus family entertainment.
When: Sunday August 15, 11 am-7 pm 
Where: Paramus Park, 700 Paramus Park, Paramus
Why: The "Long Island Medium" shares message with the live audience.
When: Wednesday August 18-Thursday August 19, 7:30 pm
Where: bergenPAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood
Why: The former RHONY star talk her new book, Make It Nice.
When: Thursday August 19, 6 pm
Where: Bookends, 211 East Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
Why: Bring the fam for rides, games and prizes.
When: Wednesday August 18-Sunday August 22, Wednesday and Thursday 7-11 pm, Friday 6-11 pm, Saturday 5-11 pm, Sunday 5-9 pm
Where: 488 Saddle River Rd., Saddle Brook
Why: A tasty night of delish BBQ and live music on the farm. 
When: Thursdays, 5:30-8:30 pm
Where: Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale
Why: Travel back in time as the dinos take over Bergen County in this prehistoric drive-through experience.
When: Now through Monday September 6, 10 am-9 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, West Parking Lot, 1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus
If you're heading out of Bergen:
Why: Spend the day with Thomas and friends.
When: Friday August 13-Sunday August 15, check schedule for available times
Where: The Delaware River Railroad Excursions, 100 Elizabeth St., Phillisburg
Why: High-flying fun at this aerobatic show.
When: Friday August 13-Sunday August 15, check schedule for times
Where: 126 Airport Rd., West Milford
Why: The famous train show is rolling into NJ, bringing hundreds of displays for train enthusiasts.
When: Saturday August 14-Sunday August 15, 10 am-4 pm
Where: NJ Expo Center, 97 Sunfield Ave., Edison
Why: Shop local for home goods, crafts, jewelry and more.
When: Saturday August 14, 10 am-5 pm
Where: The Hermitage, 335 North Franklin Tpke., Ho-Ho-Kus
Why: Everyone's fave backyard game turns competitive, plus kids games, food and music.
When: Saturday August 14, 11 am-7 pm
Where: 1515 Route 10 East, Morris Plains
Why: Monster machine show jam-packed with plenty of high-speed action.
When: Saturday August 14, 1 pm and 7 pm-Sunday August 15, 1 pm
Where: The Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark
Why: Carnival rides, animals and entertainment at this huge state fair.
When: Now through Saturday August 14, 10 am-10 pm
Where: Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Rd., Augusta
Why: Family fun activities, music, animals, ice cream making and more.
When: Sundays August 8, August 22, September 12, September 26, 9 am-1 pm
Where: Van Riper Hopper Museum, 533 Berdan Ave., Wayne
Why: Explore the legendary author's animals with live shows, music, games and much more.
When: Now through Sunday August 29, advance reservations required
Where: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx 
Why: Let your budding paleontologist discover fossils in this kid-friendly exhibit, and check the other summer of dinos fun.
When: Open daily
Where: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
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