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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: 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: Take a hayride, pick a perfect pumpkin and hang with the barnyard animals.
When: Saturday September 25-Saturday October 30, check schedule for daily times
Where: Abma's Farm, 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
Why: Kiddie fun for them, shopping for you.
When: Sunday September 26, 10 am-5 pm
Where: 500 Midland Ave., Garfield
What: Nicholas Sparks
Why: Join the bestselling author as he discusses his new book, The Wish.
When: Monday September 27, 6 pm
Where: Books and Greetings, 271G Livingston St., Northvale
What: Trisha Yearwood
Why: Join the country music star virtually as she talks about her new cookbook, Trisha's Kitchen.
When: Wednesday September 29, 7:30 pm
Where: Virtual event, link provided with registration
What: Circus Vazquez
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
What: Halloween Light Show
Why: A spooktacular drive-thru light display on the farm.
When: Now through Sunday October 31, 7-9 pm Sundays-Thursdays, 7-9:30 pm Fridays and Saturdays
Where: Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Lane, Hillsdale
What: Fall Activities
Why: Hayrides, petting zoo, hay maze, pumpkins and more fall fun.
When: Now through October 31, 3-4:45 pm weekdays, 10 am-4 pm weekends
Where: Secor Farms, 85 Airmont Ave., Mahwah
What: Apple Cider Making
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
What: Fall Fun
Why: Meet the animals, pick a pumpkin, travel through the maze, enjoy hayrides and more.
When: Weekends, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Lupardi's Nursery, 75 Blanch Ave., Closter
If you're heading out of Bergen:
Why: An apple-solutely fun day of cider-making, taste-testing and learning.
When: Saturday September 25, 10-11 am, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Where: City Green Farm Eco-Center, 171 Grove St., Clifton
What: Run Wild
Why: Get out some energy and tackle this kids run and obstacle course.
When: Saturday September 25-Sunday September 26, Saturday October 2-Sunday October 3, 10 am-2 pm
Where: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd., Scarsdale
Why: Celebrate fall with pumpkin picking, nature crafts, canoeing and more.
When: Saturday September 25, 11 am-4 pm
Where: Essex County Environmental Center, 621 Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland
Why: An all-day feast of food, fun and flowing drink.
When: Saturday September 25, 12-7 pm
Where: Yogi Berra Stadium, 8 Yogi Berra Dr., Little Falls
What: Pumpkin Trains
Why: All aboard for a festive ride to a corn maze, music, corn box and more family fun.
When: Weekends starting Saturday September 25-Sunday October 24
Where: Black River & Western Railroad, 80 Stangl Rd., Flemington
Why: Enjoy fall fun on the farm, plus brews and the start of Monster Truck rides.
When: Saturday September 25-Sunday September 26, 9:30 am-1 pm, 1-4:30 pm
Where: Ort Farms, 25 Bartley Rd., Long Valley
What: BrickFair LEGO Fan Expo
Why: LEGO fans put their blocks on display.
When: Saturday September 25-Sunday September 26, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Meadowlands Expo Center, 355 Plaza Dr., Secaucus
What: Water Lantern Festival
Why: Create and launch your lanterns as they light up the night.
When: Saturday September 25, 4-9 pm
Where: Liberty State Park, 1 Audrey Zapp Dr., Jersey City
What: Corn Maze Train
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: 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
What: Fall Harvest Festival
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
What: Fall Harvest
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
What: Fall Festival
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
What: Fall Festival 2021
Why: This all-inclusive experience features mazes, hayrides, apples and pumpkins.
When: Fridays 10 am-4 pm, Weekends 9-5 pm
Where: Wightman Farms, 1111 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown
Why: Walk as thousands of pumpkins light up the night.
When: Now through Sunday November 21, 6:30 pm
Where: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson
Why: Have a paw-some day at this exhibit filled with fun and activities in Adventure Bay.
When: Now through Sunday May 1
Where: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
Why: Join Gaga as she celebrates her new album, Love for Sale.
When: Thursday September 30, 1:30-2:30 pm
Where: Register through Westfield Garden State Plaza