Things to Do in Bergen County Week of September 20

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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: Fave character like Doc McStuffins and Mickey hit the stage for a live performance.
When: Thursday September 21-Friday September 22, 6 pm
Where: bergenPAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood
Why: The children's author of titles like My Weird School and Genius Files signs his latest Beatles book.
When: Friday September 22, 4 pm
Where: Books & Greetings, 271 Livingston St., Northvale
Why: The Fair features arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, farm vendors, live music, a petting zoo, hands-on activities for children, games, county organizations, a MIDWAY, and much MORE!
When: Friday, September 22 6 pm-9 pm, Saturday, September 23 10 am-10 pm, Sunday, September 24 10 am- 8 pm
Where: Overpeck County Park, 199 Challenger Road, Ridgefield Park
Why: Neighborhood fun includes food trucks, a kids zone with pony rides, and live music.
When: Saturday September 23, 12-4 pm
Where: Beechwood Park, Hillsdale Ave., Hillsdale
Why: This huge macaron spot is opening its doors at GSP, with free macarons from 2-4 pm.
When: Saturday September 23, 2-4 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Why: Bring on the snuggly season with a casual night hike and s'mores by the fire.
When: Saturday September 23, 6:30-8:30 pm
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
Why: Demarest Farms' annual drive-through event is back with 32 acres of light displays.
When: Saturday September 23-Tuesday October 31, 7-9:30 pm
Where: Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale
Why: Vendors to shop and treats to eat.
When: Sunday September 24, 11 am-4 pm
Where: Downtown Glen Rock
Why: Bring your crew for a fun day of shopping and enjoying rides and flavorful foods.
When: Sunday September 24, 10 am-5 pm
Where: 500 Midland Ave., Garfield
Why: Be wowed by acrobatics, tricks, and more at this limited-time circus.
When: Now through Saturday September 23, check schedule for daily times
Where: American Dream, One American Dream Way, East Rutherford
Why: High-flying acrobatics and eye-popping tricks.
When: Now thrugh Monday September 25, Mondays-Fridays, 7:30 pm, Weekends, 1 pm, 4 pm, 7 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Why: The RHONJ star signs her new book, The Weight of Beautiful.
When: Tuesday September 26, 6 pm
Where: Bookends, 211 East Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
Why: Meet the actress and host as she signs her new book, Here We Go Again.
When: Wednesday September 27, 6 pm
Where: Bookends, 211 East Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
Why: Cider season has arrived, with apple lessons and more. 
When: Now through Sunday October 22, 2-4:30 pm
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
Why: Celebrate autumn with a visit to the farm for some fall farm.
When: Now through Tuesday October 31, Mondays-Fridays, 3-5 pm, Weekends 9:30 am-4 pm
Where: Secor Farms, 85 Airmont Ave., Mahwah
Why: The season has arrived with hayrides, a petting zoo, corn maze, and more.
When: Now through Sunday October 29, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Lupardi's Nursery, 75 Blanch Ave., Closter
Why: The season is back with tasty vendors, food trucks, and live entertainment.
When: Sundays through October 29, 9 am-2 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
If You're Heading Out of Bergen:
Why: Walk through more than 6,000 lit pumpkins, and end with a fall festival.
When: Friday September 22-Sunday November 5, 6:45-8:45 pm
Where: Skylands Stadium, 94 Championship Pl., Augusta
Why: LSC's latest exhibit takes kids inside the marine world with loads of interactive activities.
When: Opens Saturday September 23
Where: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
Why: Watch the night come alive as hundreds of water lanterns are released, plus enjoy more family fun.
When: Saturday September 23-Sunday September 24, 4-9 pm
Where: Liberty State Park, 1 Audrey Zapp Dr., Jersey City
Why: This interactive family show brings the lols plus music, dancing, and more.
When: Sunday September 24, 1 pm
Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown
Why: Bring the kids for activities like tractor rides and pig races, and take a trip to pumpkinville.
When: Now through Sunday October 29, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Happy Day Farm, 135 Iron Ore Rd., Manalapan
Why: Spend the day with PYO apples and pumpkins, wagon rides, and music.
When: Weekends through Sunday October 29, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Fishkill Farms, 9 Fishkill Farm Rd., Hopewell Jct., NY
Why: Welcome the not-so-scary season with the massive festival filled with rides, entertainment, cider donuts, and of course, pumpkins.
When: Now through Sunday November 5, 10 am-6 pm
Where: Heaven Hill Farm, 451 State Route 94, Vernon
Upcoming Events:
Why: Come hungry for a day of noshing and dancing.
When: Saturday September 30, 11 am-7 pm
Where: 3 Avenue of Heroes, Fair Lawn
Why: Snag your spot for this ultra-popular spooky Halloween event with live shows, animals, and trick-or-treating.
When: Tickets on sale Monday October 2, event Friday October 20-Sunday October 22
Where: Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
Why: Shopping, gaming, and more make for an easy day out.
When: Sunday October 1, 10 am-5 pm
Where: 299 Market St., Saddle Brook
Why: Get access to food from some of the neighborhood's top restaurants while you sip and sample spirits. 
When: Thursday October 5, 6-9 pm
Where: Edgewood Country Club, 449 Rivervale Rd., River Vale
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