Things to Do in Bergen County Week of September 29

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We rounded up the best things to do in Bergen County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist!
 
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Why: Trick or treat with the animals, enjoy mad science experiments and more.
When: Saturday October 30-Sunday October 31, 10 am-5 pm, tickets on sale October 5th.
Where: Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
 
Events Not to Miss:
 
Why: A fun kickoff to fall with carnival games, music, food, pumpkins, crafts and train rides.
When: Saturday October 2, 12-4 pm
Where: Saint John's Academy, 260 Hillsdale Ave., Hillsdale
 
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
 
Why: Celebrate the new exhibit with giveaways, live performances and more animal fun.
When: Friday October 1, 4-7 pm
Where: Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
 
Why: Go on a spooky pre-historic adventure with darkened trails, live shows and s'mores around the fire.
When: Friday October 1-Saturday October 30, 6:45-9:30 pm
Where: Field Station: Dinosaurs, 3 Overpeck Park Driveway, Leonia
 
Why: Shop then drive through a maze of Halloween characters and decorations.
When: Friday October 1-Sunday October 31, 11 am-9 pm
Where: Stew Leonard's, 700 Paramus Park, Paramus
 
Why: Beatles music and food for the win.
When: Saturday October 2, 12-4 pm
Where: East Ridgewood Ave., between Broad Street and Chestnut
 
Why: Spend some time hanging with a TNC animal.
When: Saturday October 2, 2-3 pm
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
 
Why: Enjoy a day filled with unique gifts, a pumpkin patch and sweets.
When: Sunday October 3, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Broadway and 3rd Ave., Westwood
 
Why: Stroll, shop and enjoy some family entertaiment.
When: Sunday October 3, 10 am-5 pm
Where: 299 Market St., Saddle Brook
 
Why: Fill up with the help of local food trucks, plus live music and games. 
When: Sunday October 3, 11 am -7 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, 1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus
 
Why: Take a hayride, pick a perfect pumpkin and hang with the barnyard animals. 
When: Now through Saturday October 30, check schedule for daily times
Where: Abma's Farm, 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
 
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
 
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 
 
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
 
Why: Take a ride through the fields to pick a perfect pumpkin.
When: Saturdays through October, 12-4 pm
Where: Stokes Farm, 23 De Wolf Rd., Old Tappan
 
 
If you're heading out of Bergen:
 
Why: Take a walk through thousands of Jack O'Lanterns then enjoy the fall fest.
When: Friday October 1-Sunday November 7, opens at 5 pm
Where: Skylands Stadium, 94 Championship Place, Augusta
 
What: Run Wild
Why: Get out some energy and tackle this kids run and obstacle course.
When: Saturday October 2-Sunday October 3, 10 am-2 pm
Where: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd., Scarsdale
 
Why: Take in the beauty of fall and enjoy arts & crafts, a kids zone, hay rides and pumpkins.
When: Saturday October 2, 10 am-5 pm
Where: 2 Morris Rd., Ringwood
 
Why: Walk the candy or pumpkin trail, take in a magic show, or visit the extinct animal graveyard and spider maze.
When: Saturday October 2-Sunday October 31, activity times throughout the day
Where: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
 
Why: All aboard for a festive ride to a corn maze, music, corn box and more family fun.
When: Weekends through Sunday October 24
Where: Black River & Western Railroad, 80 Stangl Rd., Flemington
 
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: 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
 
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: All aboard for tricks, treats, train rides and more goodies.
When: Now through October 31, select days, 6 pm
Where: New Hope Railroad, 32 West Bridge St., New Hope
 
Why: Nightime on the farm includes hayrides, entertainment, s'mores by the fire and much more.
When: Fridays and Saturdays through October 30, 6 pm
Where: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Ln., Chester
 
Why: Pick-your-own fun from a corn maze to pumpkins to hayrides.
When: Weekends through Sunday October 31, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Donaldson Farms, 358 Allen Rd., Hackettstown
 
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: 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
 
Upcoming Events:
 
Why: Celebrate the music of Abbey Road.
When: Thursday October 7, 8 pm
Where: bergenPAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Englewood
 
Why: Shopping, food, canoe rides, arts and crafts and more.
When: Saturday October 9, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Demarest Nature Center, 90 Park St., Demarest
 
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