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! 
Events Not to Miss:
Why: Enjoy entertainment, food and drinks during this live auction event for a good cause.
When: Thursday October 13, 6-10 pm
Where: American Dream, One American Dream Way, East Rutherford
Why: An eye-popping, mind-boggling show of magic and mystery.
When: Friday October 14, 8 pm
Where: bergenPAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood
Why: Join Peppa, George, and friends on a camping adventure in this interactive musical.
When: Saturday October 15, 1 pm and 5 pm
Where: bergenPAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood
Why: Join Elsa and friends during this icy performance.
When: Saturday October 15, 2:30-3:30 pm
Where: Northern Valley Sports Academy, 100 Oakland Ave., Closter
Why: Music and drinks for you, face painting and balloon for them.
When: Saturday October 15, 3-8 pm
Where: Park Ridge Elks Lodge, 13 Sulak Ln., Park Ridge
Why: Live music, crafts and entertainment make for a fun family day.
When: Saturday October 15, 11 am
Where: Downtown Tenafly
Why: Kids hop into the driver's seat on a number of trucks and heavy machinery.
When: Saturday October 15, 10 am-12 pm 
Where: Holdrum Middle School parking lot, 393 Rivervale Rd., River Vale
Why: Kids rides, games and crafts. 
When: Sunday October 16, 11 am-5 pm
Where: Downtown Fair Lawn
Why: The annual festival is back with games, crafts, birds and BBQ.
When: Sunday October 16, 1-4 pm
Where: Flat Rock Brook, 443 Van Nostrand Ave., Englewood
Why: Drive through more than 30 acres of spook-free lights, then enjoy s'mores by the fire pit.
When: Now through Monday October 31, 7-9:30 pm
Where: Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale
Why: Hop on a hayride, pick a pumpkin and visit with the barnyard animals.
When: Saturdays in October, 9 am-4 pm, Weekdays starting October 3, 1-4 pm
Where: Abma's Farm, 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
Why: Enjoy the best of Broadway, with this week's show featuring music from Encanto.
When: Saturdays through October 22, 11 am and 1 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Why: Learn about cider as you make your own fresh batch.
When: Sundays through October 23, 2 pm and 3:30 pm
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
Why: Pick and paint a pumpkin, and enjoy treats on the farm.
When: Weekends through Sunday October 23, 12 pm
Where: Fresh & Fancy Farms, 575 River Rd., New Milford
Why: Hayrides, a pumpkin patch, corn maze, photo ops and more fall festivities.
When: Now through Monday October 31, weekdays 3-4:50 pm, weekends 10 am-4 pm
Where: Secor Farms, 85 Airmont Ave., Mahwah
Why: American Dream got spooktacular with costumed characters, Halloween parades and dance parties, plus plenty more surprises.
When: Now through Monday October 31, various times
Where: American Dream, One American Dream Way, East Rutherford
Why: Enjoy acres of fall festivities from a huge corn maze and scavenger hunt to fresh cider donuts.
When: Weekends through Sunday October 30, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Lupardi's Nursery, 75 Blanch Ave., Closter
For our full list of FALL FESTIVALS, click HERE
If you're heading out of Bergen:
Why: Kids fun, craft, food and activities for all.
When: Saturday October 15, 11 am-6 pm
Where: Central Ave., Pearl River
Why: Spend your fall day on a scenic ride to the pumpkin patch, and catch a glimpse of goblins and ghosts.
When: Sunday October 16, 1-4 pm
Where: Whippany Railway Museum, 1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany
Why: See "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" in a new way, and get a glimpse of the Headless Horseman.
When: Now through Monday October 31, Fridays-Sundays, select times
Where: 3 W Sunnyside Lane, Irvington
Why: Back from 2019, enjoy beer, live music, family activities and a scenic view.
When: Saturdays-Sundays through October 23, 12-5 pm
Where: Anthony Wayne Recreation Area, Harriman State Park
Why: Apples and pumpkins, corn maze and hayrides.
When: Saturdays and Sundays through October 30, 11 am-4 pm
Where: Donaldson Farms, 358 Allen Rd., Hackettstown
Why: Endless amounts of fall fun including pumpkinville, a corn maze, pig races, pirate ship and acres more.
When: Fridays-Sundays through October, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Happy Day Farm, 106 Iron Ore Rd., Manalapan
Why: Spend the day on the farm with live music, corn maze exploration, wagon rides, pumpkin and apples. 
When: Weekends through Sunday October 30, 9 am-6 pm
Where: Fishkill Farms, 9 Fishkill Farm Rd., Hopewell Jct., NY
Why: Make your way through the spider maze, pick a perfect pumpkin, and sit back for a Halloween laser show.
When: Now through October, all day
Where: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
Why: Walk the candy trail, watch a magic show or pumpkin carving demo, make Halloween crafts and more Halloween fun.
When: Weekends through October 30, plus October 10 
Where: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
Why: Fall adventures include animal fun, rides, pumpkins and a corn maze.
When: Weekends through September, Fridays-Sundays in October, 10 am- 5pm
Where: Happy Day Farm, 106 Iron Ore Rd., Manalapan
Why: More than 6,000 Jack O'Lanterns will brighten your day (and night), with carnival rides and treats to top off the fun.
When: Now through Sunday November 6, check schedule for available daily times
Where: Skylands Stadium, 94 Championship Place, Augusta
Why: Pumpkins, gem mining, hayrides, animal performances and so much more.
When: Now through Sunday November 6, 10 am-6 pm
Where: Heaven Hill Farm, 451 State Route 94, Vernon
Why: Stroll through thousands of jack o'lanterns as they light up the night sky.
When: Now through Sunday November 20, check schedule for daily times
Where: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
Upcoming Events:
Why: All treats, no tricks plus bouncing, apples, balloons and plenty more at this family festival.
When: Saturday October 22, 10 am-2 pm
Where: Tice's Corner, 441 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Woodcliff Lake
Why: The huge – and hugely popular – street fair has activities for kids, adults and everyone in between.
When: Sunday October 23, 10 am-5 pm
Where: 1 Paragon Dr., Montvale
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