Things to Do in Bergen County Week of August 30

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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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What: The Great Jack O Lantern Blaze
Why: Tickets go on sale and *poof* they're gone. Snag yours when tickets go on sale on September 4th.
When: September 28th through November 24th
Where: Tickets start at $16

Events Not To Miss:
Why: An inspiring and easy way to get fit and have fun, with a 5K graduation race.
When: Begins Wednesday August 29 in Ridgewood and Saturday September 1 in Glen Rock through Sunday October 21, 11:15 am, $90 registration ends Saturday September 8
Where: Saturdays: Glen Rock Duck Pond, 658 County Rte S79, Glen Rock, Wednesdays: Ridgewood Duck Pond, 1100 East Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
Why: Tons of finger-licking good food and music for a perfect summer night on the farm.
When: Thursday August 30, 5:30 pm, kids 4 and under/$5.95, kids 5-12/$10.95, adults/$19.95
Where: Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale
Why: Rides, games and tons of festival foods.
When: Friday August 31, 6 pm, Saturday September 1-Sunday September 2, 4 pm, Monday September 3, 2 pm
Where: St. Joseph Church, 40 Spring Street, Lodi
Why: BYOB (bring your own blanket) to enjoy this Disney tale and munchies.
When: Friday August 31, 8:30-10:30 pm
Where: Van Saun County Park, 216 Forest Avenue, Paramus
Why: Play with the Disney characters and enjoy glitter tats and balloons.
When: Friday August 31, 3:30-5:30 pm, one child/$28, two children/$49.50
Where: The Big Playhouse, 312 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood
Why: Take a hay wagon to load up at the orchard and enjoy a petting zoo, crooked house village and more fall fun.
When: Begins Saturday September 1-Monday October 22, 9 am-4:30 pm, $7
Where: Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale
Why: A cultural celebration with artists, performances and a fashion show.
When: Sunday September 2, 10 am-8 pm
Where: New Overpeck Bergen County Park, 199 Challenger Road, Ridgefield Park

What: 58th Annual Closter Labor Day Celebration
Why: Think magic show, pony rides, games, slides and FIREWORKS!
When:  Monday, September 3rd starting at 12:30pm
Where: Memorial Field, Closter
Why: Vendors, food and entertainment for everyone.
When: Monday September 3, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Park Avenue between Ames and Donaldson Street, Rutherford
What: 2018 Butterfly House
Why: Try to catch one on your finger or watch a butterfly emerge from a cocoon.
When: Open Wednesdays-Sundays through September 2, 11 am-3 pm, 1 adult and 2 children non-members/$5
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Avenue, Tenafly
Why: Go back in time and have a roaring good day with the dinos. Check out the summer “Super Stars of Science” series on Saturdays.
When: Open Tuesdays through Sunday through September 2, 10 am-6 pm, $15.50 day pass
Where: Overpeck County Park, 40 Fort Lee Road, Leonia
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
Why: Rides for all ages, food and games.
When: Thursday August 30-Saturday September 1, 6-10 pm, Sunday September 2, 1-8 pm, $30
Where: The Pompton Lakes Elks Lodge, 1 Perrin Road, Pompton Lakes
Why: A thrilling weekend of rides, games, music and fireworks.
When: Thursday August 30-Friday August 31, 6 pm-midnight, Saturday September 1-Sunday September 2, 3 pm-midnight, $30 wristbands with coupon
Where: Boonton High School, 306 Lathrop Avenue, Boonton
Why: Fall fun on the farm brings huges mazes, hayrides and gemstone mining.
When: Opens Saturday September 1-Sunday November 11, 10 am-5 pm, $6.99-$16.99
Where: Stony Hill Farms, 15 North Road, Chester
Why: Get corn-y playing corn games and running in the corn maze, plus music, and more fun on the farm.
When: Saturday September 1-Monday September 3, 10 am-5 pm, kids/$8, adults/$16
Where: Philipsburg Manor, Sleepy Hollow, NY
Why: Performances, food, crafts and more to celebrate the Nordic nations.
When: Sunday September 2, 10 am-6 pm, kids under 12 free, adults/$14
Where: NJ Vasa Park, 1 Wolfe Road, Budd Lake
Why: Stroll and shop while the kids enjoy rides, games and face painting.
When: Monday September 3, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Newark Pompton Turnpike Street, Riverdale
What: Dino Dig
Why: Sift through the sand to uncover dinosaur bones, eggs and fossil.
When: Open through Monday September 3
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
Why: Join Arthur and his friends and family in this interactive learning exhibit.
When: Open through September 16, free with admission
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
Why: Run through the huge maze, go on a bug safari or try the kids scavenger hunt while the sunflowers are in bloom.
When: Open through Sunday September 23, 9 am-6 pm, kids/$6, adults/$10
Where: Liberty Farm, 101 County Road 645, Sandyston
Why: Ride the train to Snyder farm, have a picnic and get lost in the maze.
When: Weekends through Sunday September 23, 11 am, 12:30 pm, 2 pm, 3:30 pm, toddlers/$2, kids/$11, adults/$17
Where: Delaware River Railroad Excursions, 99 Elizabeth Street, Phillipsburg
Why: Food and craft vendors, plus games and live music.
When: Open weekends through Sunday October 28, 2-10 pm Saturdays, 12-8 pm Sundays
Where: Harborside, 3 Second Street, Jersey City
What: Stone Barns Center Weekend Admission
Why: Farm activities from meeting pigs and bees to collecting eggs.
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am-5 pm, $22
Where: Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills
Why: Visit this sweeeeeet wonderland of tasty delights, brought to life through art installations.
When: Open through Thursday November 15, 10 am-8:30 pm, kids/$26, adults/$34
Where: Candytopia @ Penn Plaza, 145 W 32nd Street, NYC
Why: Explore the grossest parts of the human body, in the coolest of ways.
When: Open through Sunday September 23, premium pass required.
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
Why: Swifties: Step inside the life of the hugely popular singer, who hand-picked personal photos, videos and lyrics for display.
When: Open daily through October 19, 11 am-6 pm, kids/$7, adults/$10
Where: GRAMMY Museum Experience, Prudential Center, 165 Mulberry Street, Newark
Why: Have a pinkatastic time with the beloved character from this bestselling books.
When: Select Saturdays through November 24, 11 am, $49.50-$69.50
Where: St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 West 46th Street, NYC
Why: Games, raffles, music and fun on this town celebration day.
When: Saturday September 8, 11 am-8 pm
Where: Veterans Memorial Park, 199 Pershing Street, Dumont
Why: Press your own cider in this cider making 101 class.
When: Sundays beginning September 9-October 28, 12:30-1:30 pm, 2-3 pm, 3:30-4:30 pm, member/$5, non-member/$10
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Avenue, Tenafly
Why: Get up-close with the Monarchs and help set them free.
When: Sunday September 9, 1:30-3 pm
Where: Garretson Forge and Farm, 4-02 River Road, Fair Lawn
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