Things to Do in Bergen County Week of October 12

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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:
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

What: Ridgewood Sidewalk Sale
Why: Shop major sales all over town. Art of Motion offering a costume exchange for Halloween with proceeds going to CancerCare.
When: Now through Sunday, October 15
Where: Downtown 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 13, 5 p.m., Ages 2+/$16
Where: 244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale
Why: Because, food trucks.
When: Friday, October 13, 4 - 8:30 p.m., $5 or $20/family
Where: Greenwood Ave., Wyckoff

What: Pumpkin Palooza
Why: Paint a Jack O' Lantern, hot chocolate, donuts and more.
When: Saturday, October 14, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Kids/$30, Adults/$35, 201-445-4898 to reserve
Where: Color Me Mine, 210 E. Ridgewood Ave., RIdgewood
Why: A day of visual art and live music.
When: Saturday, October 14, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Where: Van Saun County Park, Paramus

What: Willard School Fair
Why: Games, blow-ups, face painting, food trucks, music and more at this school fundraiser.
When: Saturday, October 14, 12:30 - 5:30 p.m., FREE
Where: 601 Morningside Rd., Ridgewood
Why: Music, pumpkin painting, s’mores, and cider.
When: Saturday, October 14, 3 - 5 p.m., FREE
Where: 203 Hickory Lane, Closter
Why: Have your picture taken with the Poky Little Puppy.
When: Saturday, October 14, noon
Where: Books and Greetings, Northvale
Why: High quality craft show, German music and food, games and more.
When: Saturday, October 14, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Where: The Duck Pond, Demarest
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
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
Where: 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
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: 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: 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
Why: Raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. 
When: Sunday, October 15, registration at 8:30 a.m.
Where: Overpeck Park , Ridgefield Park
Why: Enjoy this Bergen tradition where you get to press and make your own cider.
When: Sunday, October 15, 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3:30 p.m., $10 or family/$30
Where: 313 Hudson Ave, Tenafly
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: Hands-on activities for kids and adults, snacks and lots of fun.
When: Sunday, October 15, 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Ho-Ho-Kus Volunteer Fire Department
Why: BBQ, music, seasonal activities and more.
When: Sunday, October 15, 1 - 4 p.m., ages 6-17/$10, adults/$15
Where: 443 Van Nostrand Ave., Englewood
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
Why: The children’s author signs her book The Kid from Planet Z.
When: Tuesday, October 17, 4 p.m.
Where:  Books and Greetings, Northvale
Why: Interested in homeopathy? Check out this informative flick all about it.
When: Wednesday, October 18, 7:30 p.m., $10
Where: Tenafly Cinema
Why: Positive body-image tips with Hackensack Meridian Health.
When: Wednesday, October 18, 6:15 p.m., FREE
Where: Pascack Valley Medical Center, Westwood
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

What: Karma Organic Spa 10 Year Anniversary Party
Why: 20% off services, wine, and snacks.
When: Thursday, October 19, 9:30 a.m. - 9 p.m., Call 201-857-5300 to book services
Where: 32 Wilsey Square Ridgewood
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: 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
Why: Get mentorship and hands-on access to technology that will make you WIN Halloween.
When: Saturdays: October 14, 21, 28, 10 a.m., Ages 10+, Pre-registration required, $200
Where: Liberty State Park, Jersey City
Why: The Olympic Gymnast stops by the Morristown Festival of Books to discuss her book I Got This: To Gold and Beyond.
When: Saturday, October 14, 3:45 p.m.
Where: Church of the Redeemer, Morristown

What: Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live! King For a Day
Why: The shy but brave 4 year old tiger hits the stage.
When: Saturday, October 14, 2 p.m. & 5:30 p.m., Tickets start at $29
Where: NJPac, Newark
Why: Celebrate the harvest with wine, kids activities, live entertainment, vineyard tours and more.
When: Saturday, October 14 & Sunday, October 15, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Ages 21+/$5
Where: 85 Archertown Rd., New Egypt
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
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
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: Celebrate silly, not-too-spooky Halloween fun at the park.
When: Weekends now thru Sunday, October 29
Where: Langhorne, PA
Why: Head to the farm and try and find the Great Pumpkin and enjoy all the autumn fun.
When: Saturday, October 14 & Sunday, October 15, 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Robbinsville
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
Why: Animals, a museum, and a costume contest at the Zoo.
When: Saturdays: October 14, 21 & 28. Every child in costume accompanied by a full-priced adult will be admitted FREE.
Where: Sussex 
Why: Delicious ethnic foods, entertainment for the kiddos and more.
When: Saturday, October 21, 12 - 8 p.m.
Where: St. Thomas Armenian Church, Tenafly
What: Haworth Day
Why: Games, live music, rides and #eeeeats!
When: Saturday, October 21, 12 - 4 p.m.
Where: Terrace St., Haworth
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