Sponsored Post: The Elisabeth Morrow School campus is beautiful this time of year! Get to know what sets EMS apart, in addition to their location on a 14-acre certified wildlife habitat, by joining their upcoming open house on Saturday, October 15th, followed by the annual Fall Festival. Hear from admissions representatives, school leadership, and current students, then stay to enjoy the rock climbing wall, bouncy slide, pumpkin patch, and more Fall Festival traditions.
We rounded up the best things to do in Bergen County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist!
Events Not to Miss:
What: Open Cockpit Day
Why: Hop into the pilot's seat and pretend to take flight.
When: Saturday October 8, 10:30 am-4 pm
Where: The New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame, 400 Fred Wehran Dr., Teterboro
Why: Hop on a hayride for awesome NYC views, plus treats, pumpkins, scarecrows and music.
When: Saturday October 8-Sunday October 9, 12 pm
Where: West Village at Wilsey Square, Ridgewood
Why: Celebrate fall with food trucks, animals, rides, canoeing and more.
When: Saturday October 8, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Demarest Duck Pond, 24 Park St., Demarest
What: Harvest Festival
Why: Head back in time with Civil War reenactors, 19th century cookies and kids activities.
When: Sunday October 9, 10 am-4pm
Where: Garretson Forge & Farm, 4-02 River Rd., Fair Lawn
What: Mini & Me Paint n' Sip
Why: Big and littles can paint a Halloween canvas and enjoy spooktacular treats.
When: Sunday October 9, 10-11 am
Where: The Village Edgewater, 250 Old River Rd., Edgewater
Why: Enjoy live music, brews and German food.
When: Sunday October 9, 2-8 pm
Where: Leonia's Beer Garden, Wood Park, Leonia
Why: Enjoy plenty of eats from sweet and savory vendors.
When: Sunday October 9, 12 pm
Where: Tice's Corner, 441 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Woodcliff Lake
What: The Price is Right Live
Why: Come on down to be (or watch) the next contestant on The Price is Right.
When: Wednesday October 12, 8 pm
Where: bergenPAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Englewood
What: Chris Colfer
Why: The Glee star and author of the Land of Stories books signs his new book.
When: Wednesday October 12, 6 pm
Where: Bookends, 211 E Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
What: Halloween Light Show
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
What: Broadway @GSPlaza
Why: Enjoy the best of Broadway, with this week's show featuring music from Moana.
When: Saturdays through October 22, 11 am and 1 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
What: Apple Cider Making
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
What: Fall Fun at Secor Farms
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
What: Nickelodeon Boo-niverse
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:
What: The Pumpkin Patch Trains
Why: Spend your fall day on a scenic ride to the pumpkin patch, and catch a glimpse of goblins and ghosts.
When: Sundays October 9 and October 16, 1-4 pm
Where: Whippany Railway Museum, 1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany
Why: Stroll, shop and play at this popular street fair.
When: Sunday October 9, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Main Street & Broadway, Nyack
Why: Go on an adventure with Josh and Blue with music, dancing and singing.
When: Sunday October 9, 2 pm
Where: NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark
What: Irving's Legend
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
What: Fall Harvest Weekend
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
What: Fall Festival
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
What: Fall Harvest Festivals
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
What: Boo at the Zoo
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
What: Fall Festival
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
What: Great Pumpkin Festival
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
Why: Live music, crafts and entertainment make for a fun family day.
When: Saturday October 15, 11 am
Where: Downtown Tenafly
What: Great Fall Festival
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