Things to Do in Bergen County Week of September 15

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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: Build your own scarecrow just in time for the fall season.
When: Thursday September 16, 10 am-3 pm 
Where: Abma's Farm, 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
 
Why: A spooktacular drive-thru light display on the farm. 
When: Opens Friday September 17-Sunday October 31, 7-9 pm Sundays-Thursdays, 7-9:30 pm Fridays and Saturdays
Where: Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Lane, Hillsdale
 
Why: Enjoy a night on the farm with a six-course farm fresh dinner.
When: Friday September 17, 6:30 pm
Where: Fresh & Fancy Farms, 575 River Rd., New Milford
 
Why: There's something for everyone, from rides and face painting to crafts and food trucks.
When: Friday September 17-Sunday September 19, check daily schedule for times
Where: Van Saun County Park, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
 
Why: Fall fun includes pony rides, hatchet throwing, food trucks and face painting.
When: Saturday September 18, 11 am
Where: 492 Saddle River Rd., Saddle Brook
 
Why: Hayrides, petting zoo, hay maze, pumpkins and more fall fun.
When: Open daily starting September 18-October 31, 3-4:45 pm weekdays, 10 am-4 pm weekends
Where: Secor Farms, 85 Airmont Ave., Mahwah 
 
Why: Stroll and shop, plus entertainment for the family.
When: Sunday September 19, 11 am-5 pm
Where: Rock Rd., Glen Rock
 
Why: This musical event brings the popular screen character to life on stage.
When: Sunday September 19, 2 pm
Where: bergenPAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Englewood
 
Why: Shop local and snag a unique item or two.
When: Sunday September 19, 11 am-5 pm
Where: E Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
 
Why: BYO blanket and enjoy a bonfire on the beach to soak in the last days on summer.
When: Sunday September 19, 7-9 pm
Where: Palisades Interstate Park, Alipine Picnic Area, Alpine Approach Rd., Alpine
 
Why: It's a party for kids ages 4 and up with crafts, a Blue meet and greet, giveaways and special viewing of Blue's birthday episode.
When: Tuesday September 21, 3:30-5 pm
Where: American Dream, 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford, Court A Level 1
 
Why: A night -- or day -- of fun with the family.
When: Wednesday September 22-Sunday September 26, check schedule for daily times
Where: 187 Wyckoff Ave., Ramsey
 
 
Why: A dazzling spectacle with high-flying tricks and amazing acts from around the world.
When: Now through Monday September 27, 7:30 pm Mondays-Fridays, 2 pm, 5 pm and 8 pm Weekends
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, 1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus
 
Why: Ride your way into fall with this fun family night out.
When: Now through Saturday September 18, 6-10 pm
Where: 320 Franklin Tpke., Allendale
 
Why: An apple-solutely fun time learning about cider-making and make your own batch.
When: Sundays through October 31, 2-3 pm, 3:30-4:30 pm
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
 
If you're heading out of Bergen:
 
Why: Walk as thousands of pumpkins light up the night.
When: Friday September 17-Sunday November 21, 6:30 pm
Where: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson
 
Why: Have a drink with the animals and enjoy music, trivia and games.
When: Friday September 17, 6 pm
Where: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
 
Why: Time travel to the exciting days of yore.
When: Saturday September 18-Sunday September 19, 10 am-6 pm
Where: 844 White Lake Rd., Sparta
 
Why: Have a paw-some day at this exhibit filled with fun and activities in Adventure Bay.
When: Open daily starting Saturday September 18-Sunday May 1
Where: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
 
Why: Help the plants and animals and visit their homes.
When: Saturday September 18, 11 am-3 pm
Where: Trailside Museums & Zoo, 55 Hessian Dr., Highland Falls
 
Why: Celebrate the newest scuplture trail with music, food trucks and kids entertainment.
When: Saturday September 18, 11 am-3 pm 
Where: Laurelwood Arboretum, 725 Pines Lake Drive West, Wayne
 
Why: Shopping, free fitness classes, food and a kids zone.
When: Sunday September 19, 10 am-5 pm
Where: 96 Lafayette Ave., Suffern
 
Why: Come hungry to indulge on the diverse cuisine of Haverstraw.
When: Sunday September 19, 1-5 pm
Where: Main St. and Broadway, Haverstraw
 
Why: More than 40 family activities from a corn maze and carnival rides to games and sand art.
When: Now through Sunday November 7, 10 am-6 pm weekends, 12-5 pm weekdays
Where: Heaven Hill Farm, 451 State Route 94, Vernon
 
Why: Fall fun includes apple picking, wagon rides, live music and treats.
When: Weekends through Sunday October 31, 9 am-6 pm
Where: Fishkill Farms, 9 Fishkill Farm Rd., Hopewell Junction, NY
 
Why: Feed the animals, play pumpkin bowling, take a tractor ride or enjoy tons of other activities.
When: Now through Sunday October 31, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Happy Day Farm, 106 Iron Ore Rd., Manalapan
 
Why: Take a ride to a field filled with two mazes, games, mining and more.
When: Weekends through Sunday September 26, 11 am-3:30 pm
Where: Delaware River Railroad Excursions, 100 Elizabeth St., Phillipsburg
 
Why: Travel back in time for the faire's kids quest, storybook stage, sword fighting and more old-fashioned fun.
When: Now through Sunday October 3, 10 am-7 pm
Where: 600 Rt. 17A, Tuxedo
 
Why: Give kids a day at the farm with cow train rides, pumpkin picking, corn maze and more.
When: Weekends through Sunday October 31, 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Where: Ort Farms, 25 Bartley Rd., Long Valley
 
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