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: Feast of St. Therese Fair
Why: Celebrate with games, live music, yummy food and more.
When: Friday, October 2 (5-10pm) & Saturday, October (3-10pm)
Where: 10 Monroe Ave., Cresskill
What: Halloween Mason Jars at Couture Craft Studio
Why: Spooky crafting for the littles.
When: Friday, October 2, 4-6pm, Ages 4+, $15, $25 for 2 kids
Where: 10 Franklin Tpke., Waldwick
What: Hackensack Street Festival
Why: Family fun with hundreds of merchants, food vendors, games, and attractions.
When: Saturday, October 3, 10am-6pm
Where: Main Street between Atlantic and Passaic Streets, Hackensack
What: Pink Day at Abma’s Farm
Why: Pink donuts, a pink pony (don’t forget the cam), and of course, seasonal fun. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to Valley Hospital’s Breast Center Fund.
When: Saturday, October 3, 10:30am-3:30pm
Where: 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
What: Buddy Walk of Bergen County
Why: A one-mile family fun walk in support of many Down Syndrome programs, followed by free lunch, music, games, inflatables, face painting and more.
When: Saturday, October 3, Adults/$10, Child/$5, Register online
Where: Wyckoff Family YMCA campus, Wyckoff
What: Ida Pearle at The Curious Reader
Why: Storytime, arts and crafts, and the author of the enchanting book, “The Moon Is Going to Addy’s House”.
When: Saturday, October 3, 10:30am
Where: 229 Rock Rd., Glen Rock
What: Bloomingdales Get Fit with Pink Yoga Event
Why: Kick off the October PINK campaign with a morning Powerflow Yoga class before the store opens.
When: Saturday, October 3, 8:30-9:45am, $10, Pre-registration required
Where: Bloomingdales at The Shops at Riverside
What: Parents’ Survival Night
Why: 3 hours of gymnastics, dinner, legos, and games for them= 3 hours of freedom for YOU.
When: Saturday, October 3, 5-8pm, $40
Where: 28 Franklin Tpke., Waldwick
What: Northvale Fireworks
Why: They were rescheduled for this weekend so go enjoy the show.
When: Saturday, October 3, 8pm
Where: Hogan Park, Northvale
What: Annual Fall Festival at Fresh & Fancy Farms
Why: Fresh apple cider, apple cider doughnuts, gourmet popcorn, pumpkin painting, fall crafts and more at this local farm.
When: Sunday, October 4, 12pm-4pm
Where: 575 River Rd., New Milford
What: Cidering at Tenafly Nature Center
Why: Press and then taste your make-your-own cider!
When: Sunday, October 4, 12:30pm & 2pm, $10
Where: 313 Hudson Ave, Tenafly
What: Thielke Arboretum Fall StoryWalk
Why: A nature walk combined with a Halloween story.
When: Sunday, October 4, 2pm, Rain Date: Sunday, October 11, Ages 3-8, FREE
Where: 460 Doremus Ave., Glen Rock
What: Good Life Ridgewood
Why: Stop by this fun event that showcases healthy living experiences and services.
When: Sunday, October 4, 11am-3pm
Where: Van Neste Square, Ridgewood
What: Saddle Brook Street Fair
Why: A huge block party with vendors, kiddie rides, great food, live music, pony rides, and more.
When: Sunday, October 4, 10am-5pm
Where: Market Street between Mayhill Street & Westminster Place
What: Rise & Seine on the Hudson River
Why: Get out onto the water with the kiddos.
When: Sunday, October 4, 9-11am, All ages, FREE
Where: North end of Alpine Picnic Area & Boat Basin
What: Coffee & Crafts Tuesdays at Couture Craft Studio
Why: Make your morning coffee routine a creative one while the kids are at school.
When: Tuesday, October 6, 9-10:30am, $35
Where: 10 Franklin Tpke., Waldwick
What: Wild and Crafty Forest Friends
Why: Storytime and a safari through the zoo.
When: Tuesday, October 6, 11m-12pm, Ages 3-6, $10
Where: 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
If you’re heading out of Bergen…
What: Pumpkin Patch at Pier 13 Hoboken
Why: Enjoy the city views and pumpkin drafts!
When: Starts Friday, October 2, 4pm
Where: 1301 Sinatra Dr. N., Hoboken
What: Jersey City Art & Studio Tour 2015
Why: Because you already know downtown JC is brimming with amazing artists. Check out the scene and grab an awesome dinner downtown.
When: Friday, October 2 (Kick-off party 6-11pm), Saturday, October 3 & Sunday, October 4, 10am-6pm
Where: Downtown JC, check the website for all the deets.
What: Family Halloween Camp In at The Liberty Science Center
Why: Snag tickets now to experience a Zombie Autopsy, Wizard Workshop and other family fun activities at this unique spooky sleepover you won’t want to miss.
When: Friday, October 23, $60 per person
Where: 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
What: Dora & Diego at Liberty Science Center
Why: Your child’s fav bilingual characters together for a fun interactive good time.
When: Opens Saturday, October 3 thru January 24
Where: 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
What: Diggerfest at Diggerland USA
Why: A hay maze, hayrides, pumpkin launches, a special stunt show, costume contests, plus all the usual awesome rides and attractions.
When: Saturdays & Sundays in October starting this Saturday, October 3, Included with a full-day admission ticket
Where: 100 Pinedge Dr., West Berlin
What: Pumpkin Weekend at Williams Nursery of Westfield
Why: Hayrides, pony rides, and a free mini-pumpkin for the kids.
When: Saturday, October 3 & Sunday, October 4, 9am-5pm
Where: 524 Springfield Ave., Westfield
What: Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze Event
Why: Snag tickets now and take the family on a night-time adventure through thousands of illuminated pumpkins arranged in outrageous designs. Dates sell out early so hurry! Bergen Mama readers click here to enter to win a VIP Family 4-pack of tickets!
When: Various dates through October & November beginning Friday, October 2, Adults/$20-$25, Kids 3-17/$16-$20, Advanced tickets required
Where: 525 South Riverside Ave., Croton-on-Hudson, NY
What: The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place
Why: Celebrate silly, not-too-spooky fun at the park with a ton of Halloween fun.
When: Weekends starting Saturday, September 26 thru Sunday, November 1
Where: Langhorne, PA
What: Storm King Art Center Children and Families
Why: Enjoy a special workshop with talented artist Melissa McGill of the installation Constellation.
When: Sunday, October 4, 1pm
Where: 1 Museum Rd., New Windsor, NY
What: Warwick Applesfest
Why: A Children’s Carnival, Farmers’ Market, vendors, seasonal food and deserts, and much more at this charming event.
When: Sunday, October 4, 10am-5pm, FREE, Wristbands for unlimited rides is $15
Where: 2 Bank St., Warwick, NY
What: Wine in the Wild at Turtle Back Zoo
Why: A unique wine tasting with delicious food pairings on the Zoo grounds.
When: Saturday, October 10, 6-9pm, $75, Pre-purchase required
Where: 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
What: Adorno Fathers Fall Festival
Why: Treat yourself to a fun day of rides, vendors, great food, live entertainment and more.
When: Sunday, October 11, 10am-5pm
Where: 575 Darlington Ave., Ramsey
What: Halloween Party at The Big Playhouse
Why: Reserve your spot for pumpkin decorating and face painting at this fav free play spot.
When: Saturday, October 31, 1-3:30pm, Babies- 6 years old, $28 per child (one free adult), Register online before October 20 to reserve a spot
Where: 316 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood