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New Jersey Fall Festival Guide

September 23, 2011 3:20 PM

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It’s not time to head indoors just yet. Here are CBSNewYork’s picks for the best autumn activities, fairs and festivals taking place in the Garden State this fall. By Emily Tamburri.

North Jersey Fiber Arts Festival

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Unitarian Society of Ridgewood
113 Cottage Place
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
September 30th – October 1st

Knitters, crocheters, weavers and quilters rejoice — the North Jersey Fiber Arts Festival is here to serve you with all your yarn and crafting needs. You can browse the numerous and interesting pieces they have for sale, or attend one of the various workshops or demonstrations to pick up a new skill and create your very own project.


chowderfest New Jersey Fall Festival Guide

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9th Street
Beach Haven, NJ 08008
October 1st – 2nd

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Presenting 4,000 gallons of New England and Manhattan clam chowder from feature restaurants around the area, Chowderfest is one of LBI’s biggest attractions. A 20 year Chowder Cook-Off tradition has brought enthusiasts from all over New Jersey for unlimited sampling and to vote on who will be the next Chowder Grand Champion.

10th Annual New Jersey Botanical Gardens Harvest Fest and Craft Fair

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New Jersey Botanical Garden
P.O. Box 302
Ringwood, NJ 07456
October 1st- 2nd

Take a tour and explore the New Jersey Botanical Gardens at their yearly Harvest Fest, where you’ll find a day full of face painting, hayrides and pumpkin decorating. Oktoberfest foods, fall treats and beer tastings will be served throughout the weekend. This year, the Harvest Fest has teamed up with local artisans for a craft fair and will also feature autumn plant sale.

8th Annual South Jersey Pumpkin Show

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Atlantic County 4-H Fairground
Route 3210, Route 50
Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
October 8th and 9th

The perfect way to start off your fall season is at the South Jersey Pumpkin Show. Family contests, pumpkin themed activities and live music accompany a fall home show an extensive craft fair featuring handmade pottery, soaps, paintings and knitwear. Come celebrate the pumpkin harvest. You won’t want to miss the annual weigh-off of gigantic sized pumpkins – with prizes and awards for the big winners.

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Emily Tamburri is a New Jersey-based lifestyle writer.

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  • Kathryn Seymour-Wright

    OMG, Beau, Anthony and I are so excited to see The South Jersey Pumpkin Show festival listed here. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
    Its going to be our best show to date! Pray for sunshine!

  • Elaine Petrowski

    Fiber Festival has been lots of fun the last two years. Great workshops, shopping etc. in a fun atmosphere. rain or shine. Come visit.

  • Inge

    I am soooo excited to see the NJ Fiber Arts Festival on this list. You have to check it out!

  • Connie from Ohio

    It doesn’t surprise me! A young girl who loved the pumpkin shows in her own home town grew up and decided to take that memory with her. Kathy and I shared many a pumpkin pie together, you are all enjoying that little girls dream in the South Jersey Pumpkin Show! I hope you go with your families and enjoy every slice, we always did!

  • Rachael

    The Pumpkin Show is the place to visit! I traveled there a couple years and it gets bigger and better every year. They have decorations everywhere! Great autumn Event! Well planned and organized and great family day!

  • Georgeanna Wright

    The pumpkin shows are great. You and Beau do a great job every year. Anyone who has never gone should go will not be sorry.

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