Friday, September 30, 2022

Your Guide to North Jersey Fall Festivals This Year

A Guide to North Jersey Fall Festivals This Year 

From The Montclair Girl Team September 23, 2022 


Fall is here in Essex County. 

Whether it’s the warm boots or the chunky sweaters, warm lattes, cozy blankets, or fall foliage, it’s hard to pick a favorite part of the season. One undeniably great part is there are always so many fun events + things to do in the North Jersey area — particularly fall festivals. From street fairs to pumpkin picking, beer gardens, local shopping, and harvest festivals, we’ve rounded up a list of local North Jersey fall festivals that are worth the visit, along with what you need to know about these events. Read on for a list of local fall festivals and fairs in the North Jersey area.   

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Smorgasburg | Jersey City Now through October 30th | 11AM to 6PM Smorgasburg brings its incredible foodie expertise to Jersey City every Saturday until late October. With dozens of unique vendors and new fall-friendly cuisines to offer, it’s the perfect spot to go to with an empty stomach on a Saturday. It’s located at Harborside Place and Hudson Street next to the Smorgasbar beer garden. 

Outdoor Fall Festival | Augusta Now through November 6th During this time, the Skylands Stadium, located at 94 Championship Place, Augusta, will be transformed like no other. With over 6k Jack-O-Lanterns, this event is going to be filled with amazing views, perfect for any Instagram grid. There will be a 45-minute Halloween walk, seasonal food + drinks, a carnival, and beer garden. Plus, there will also be a Ferris wheel so you could see the spectacular view from above. 

Fall Festival Weekends at VonThun Farms | Washington September 17th – October 30th Celebrate fall all of October at Von Thun Farms, located at 438 NJ-57, Washington, NJ. There are over 20 activities to enjoy — plus, guests get access to the apple orchard and pumpkin fields. The festival will be held every Saturday and Sunday from 10AM-5PM. 

Bound Brook Street Fair + Craft Show | Bound Brook September 24th | 11AM to 5PM This downtown Bound Brook fair will feature live music, a DJ, dancing, food, live entertainment, children’s rides, games, and more. 

NJ Pumpkin + Apple Farms are Dog Friendly Donaldson Farms Harvest Weekends | Hackettstown Saturdays + Sundays, September 24th – October 30th (Plus October 10th) This family-friendly farm, located at 358 Allen Road in Hackettstown, holds special fall harvest weekends every weekend from now until the end of October. There’s no entry fee to go, as all activities and food are priced individually. Here, you’ll find pick-your-own pumpkins + apples, hayrides, an incredible 9-acre corn maze, pony visits, food, and so much more. 

Garfield Fall Family Street Fest | Garfield September 25th | 10AM to 5PM This event will be held along Midland Avenue between Krakow + Elizabeth Streets. There will be outdoor shopping, arts + crafts, food trucks, live entertainment, games, and more. 

Little Falls’ 9th Annual Fall Festival | Little Falls September 25th | 1PM to 4PM The 9th annual Fall Festival in Little Falls is happening this Sunday from 1PM to 4PM at Memorial Park, located at Wilmore Road. There will be live entertainment, activities for the whole family, pumpkin painting, balloon animals, food + drink, local businesses, and more.

Nutley’s Fall Festival in the Park | Nutley September 25th | 11AM This festival is taking place at Memorial Park, located at the corner of Vreeland Avenue and Passaic Avenue in Nutley. There will be shopping, fun activities, and family-friendly events — like face painting, live music, and arts + crafts. 

Cultural Diversity Festival and JC Harvest Festival October 1st | 10AM to 2PM This event, hosted by JCFamilies, is the 8th Annual Cultural Diversity Festival in Jersey City. This festival is happening alongside this year’s Harvest Festival and is meant to be a day celebrating diversity and the change of seasons. Located at Hamilton Park in Jersey, there will be an array of fun activities planned for the whole family, including pumpkin painting, arts & crafts, musical acts, dancers, and food. 

New Jersey Botanical Garden Harvest Fest | Ringwood October 1st | 10AM to 5PM This family-fun day has activities for all ages from hayrides and applesauce making to autumn plant sales and dancing. Admission is free, though you have to pay $5 for parking. Plus, proceeds from the Harvest Fest activities benefit NJBG, the non-profit member support group for the New Jersey State Botanical Garden. 

Haunted Wild West Fest | Stanhope Starting October 1st for Day Events, October 7th for Night Events This Haunted Wild West Fest is happening every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30AM to 4PM for day activities and 6:30PM to 10PM for night activities. Located at 50 Lackawanna Drive in Stanhope, the day events are intended for everyone of all ages and will include live action shows, museums/exhibits in town, barnyard visits, pony rides, and more. The evening activities are intended to be PG-13 and will include many scare factors along the Train Ride and the Frontiersman Trail. 

Caldwell Street Fair | Caldwell October 2nd | 12PM to 5PM One of the biggest fall events in Essex County, this street fair will feature arts and crafts, kiddie rides, merchandise, and food. With so many vendors, this 6-block area will be filled with fun. See More: Must-Visit Corn Mazes in New Jersey.

Hoboken Fall Arts + Music Festival | Hoboken October 2nd | 11AM to 6PM The annual Hoboken Fall Arts + Music Festival will be happening on Sunday, October 2nd from 11AM to 6PM on Washington Street from Observer Highway to 7th Street. This free event will include over 300 artists, crafters, makers, local businesses, and food vendors. There will also be two performance stages where local musicians will perform. 

Autumn Lights Festival | West Milford October 8th This free event is actually one of North Jersey’s largest street fairs. There will be over 300 vendors, live music, children’s activities, games, and rides. It’s located at 1490 Union Valley Road in West Milford. 


Art Walk + Music Fest | Maplewood October 9th | 11AM to 5PM This event happens every fall in Maplewood. There will be art and music on the streets of Maplewood village. 

Black Business Expo Fall Festival | Newark October 29th | 4PM to 9PM This indoor event will take place at 895 Frelinghuysen Avenue in Newark and will celebrate local Black business owners. This will be a night of fun, complete with live DJ music, free giveaways, prizes, and special guest live performances by Blockwryter. 

Sussex County Harvest, Honey, + Garlic Festival | Augusta October 29th | 10AM to 4PM The 11th annual Sussex County Harvest, Honey, and Garlic Festival will be at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, located at 37 Plains Road, Augusta. The festival celebrates agriculture, ecotourism, and arts + heritage tourism. There will be a farmers’ market, beekeepers, a hayride, pumpkin paint, crafts, and more. 


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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

SoPAC Laughs in the Loft

Meet the Lineup: October 5 Laughs in the Loft at SOPAC On Wednesday, October 5, four comics take the stage in the SOPAC Loft. [September 28, 2022] Need something to look forward to on Hump Day? Head to SOPAC for Laughs in the Loft, a stand-up series that Baristanet calls, “a comedy cure for the midweek blues.” On every first Wednesday of the month, settle in for an evening of side-splitting comedy. Hosted by local comedian Joe Larson, each show features several comedians in a New York City-style showcase. The next Laughs in the Loft performance is Wednesday, October 5 at 7:30PM. Tickets are $20.
Get to know the October 5 lineup Anthony DeVito – An NJ native, DeVito was a writer for the 2018 White House Correspondents’ Dinner and has been seen on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Comedy Central. His one man show, “My Dad isn’t Danny DeVito” is about finding out the family secret that his father was a made man. Gary Vider – Gary has a bone dry sense of humor that took him all the way to the finals of America’s Got Talent Season 10 and earned him appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Conan. Bo Johnson – A Seattle comedian (that’s where Laughs in the Loft host Joe Larson is originally from!) comes out east to visit SOPAC! Bo has been on Comedy Central’s Hart of the City and the very prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs comedy festival. Suzanne Stein – This comedian and New Jersey mom is a club favorite throughout NYC. This show marks her first SOPAC appearance! About SOPAC: Since 2006, SOPAC has been serving as a premier performing arts center in the region. SOPAC offers innovative artistic and cultural experiences for diverse audiences in an intimate, inviting environment. The arts center hosts a variety of live performances, community events and education programs for all ages. SOPAC is home for Seton Hall University Arts Council’s performances, including the Classical Concert Series, Jazz ‘N the Hall performances and Seton Hall University Theatre productions. SOPAC programs are made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. For more information, visit SOPACnow.org. Attachments area Preview YouTube video Join us for LAUGHS IN THE LOFT at SOPAC the first Wednesday of every month! The Mark Slade Homes closed just over $51 Million in 2021, and fast approaching Half a Billion in lifetime volume and over 750 transactions, now in 50 New Jersey towns: Maplewood, South Orange, Short Hills, Millburn, Montclair, Glen Ridge, Livingston, Roseland, Hoboken, Jersey City, Essex Fells, West Orange, Roseland, North Caldwell, Caldwell, West Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Verona, Summit, Westfield, New Providence, Berkeley Heights, Cranford, Union, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Kenilworth, Rahway, Roselle, East Hanover, Florham Park, Chatham, Madison, Morristown, Wayne, North Haledon, Lincoln Park, Basking Ridge and more. For Buyers we are ABR certified which allows us to consistently help our buyers find the right homes while making sure the process is managed successfully to get you to the closing table where you will get the keys to your new kingdom. For Sellers we have a cutting edge, tech savvy, strategy ( www.sladesells.com ) that enables our sellers to benefit from an average price paid for their properties that is more than the average agent from the same MLS in the same towns. This effectively “reduces” the cost of selling by slightly more than half the typical transaction cost for our clients. Not wanting our sellers to miss out on getting the most money for their home, we offer our clients a concierge service where we loan them the money to help with repairs and staging, interest free. Need to Sell and Buy at the same time? We pride ourselves on making this as smooth a move as possible for our clients! We are trained by Otteau Valuation Group to conduct an Advanced Comparable Analysis ( www.advancedcma.com ) when trying to best understand the value of a property at any given time. Our team is comprised of premier local experts to assist you with all your real estate needs in Essex, Union, Morris counties as well as some Hudson, some Passaic and some Middlesex. Whether you are a First Time Home Buyer, a current home owner needing more space or an empty nester looking to downsize, we have successfully helped our clients with over 300 closed transactions while maintaining the highest levels of service with integrity. Due to our success are consistently awarded Circle of Excellence-Platinum (highest rating) from the NJ association of Realtors. We own and operate 7 Websites, including one site dedicated solely to our luxury listings (we are CLHMS certified). We also own and operate 29 town-specific Open House sites, thus blanketing the area with information for thirsty buyers. Lastly, we own and utilize over a dozen Social Media sites and pages as well as 323 domains to provide quick-find solutions and answers for our clients. Our clients love us because we make the home buying and selling process as easy as possible and now we offer free use of our moving truck for prepping your home to sell or for local moves in the area. We are a 24/7 responsive team. We are also a Team that GIVES BACK to over a dozen charities and organizations. Give us a call or text us at 917-797-5059 WWW.SLADETEAMHOMES.COM WWW.GOODHOMESFORGOODPEOPLE.COM WWW.NJLUXHOMES.COM WWW.UNIONCOUNTYPROPERTIES.COM WWW.BEDROOMCOMMUNITIESOFNYC.COM Home.Community.Giving.Gratitude

Monday, September 19, 2022

32 Highland Ave Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040

Property Site: https://tour.corelistingmachine.com/home/7YY8GW/32-Highland-Ave-Maplewood-Twp-NJ-3808036
This Home is eagerly awaiting its new owner. As you approach the entrance, you will notice that there is an enclosed front porch. This could be left as a porch or converted into a mud hall with a small office or play area. As you enter the living room you cant help but notice the sumptuous fireplace which could make for a very cozy setting in late Fall and Winter. The kitchen had previously been expanded and offers a large breakfast room with cathedral ceiling with access to the back deck. A large formal Dining Room, a powder room and a separate den round out the first floor. The staircase leading up to the second floor is made from marble, a rare find, offering a luxury feel as you ascend. Once on the second floor you will find a large hall bath and 3 good sized bedrooms. One more floor up brings you into a wide-open space that can either be used as a 4th bedroom or a combination of media room/office space. The lower level is full of surprises in that it is part finished and offers another full bath, a separate jacuzzi hot tub room and a recreation space. There is plenty of storage space as well. This home is waiting for its new owners to take charge and create a bespoke home with decorative choices that its new owners want and deserve, rather than having to pay a premium for design choices that dont thrill you. If you have a mold allergy, we recommend you wear a mask.
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Price: $695,000

For more information about this property, please contact MARK SLADE at 917-797-5059 or sladehomes@gmail.com. You can also text 7625871 to 67299 (Message and Data Rates May Apply, see terms and privacy policy).

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MLS ID: 3808036

Monday, September 12, 2022

21B Sophia Ave Union Twp., NJ 07088

Property Site: https://tour.corelistingmachine.com/home/AYQHK4/21B-Sophia-Ave-Union-Twp-NJ-3799033
Brand New Construction: Please show Model home 22B Arcadia. Beautiful New Home featuring an open floor plan, 3 beds, 2 full and 1 half bath, is certain to be an entertainers dream with Kitchen, wide-open Dining room and Living Room space. As you enter you will see the latest in finishings and enjoy the tremendous amount of sunlight that lights up the space. The kitchen is large, consisting of quartz countertops and stainless appliances as well as offering a lot of counter space let alone a breakfast/aperitif bar which, in turn, opens to the Dining Room and Living Room Spaces. The uppermost level is for rest and relaxation and includes 3 bedrooms and two full baths, with the lattermost bath being part of an amazing primary suite with walk-in closet. The Ground Floor provide for an easy transition from car to home with a direct entrance into the home, as well as including a ground floor office/recreation with walkout to yard. The location is ideal for shoppers that favor Whole Foods, Target, Best Buy and Home Depot as well as proving nearby access to Maplewood and Millburn NJ Transit trains to NYC. Near to 78, Rts 24 + 22 and Newark/Liberty International Airport. Home has interior fire sprinkler system which could help reduce homeowners insurance cots. This wont last long as we know this is what you are looking for! This unit is the Model for the other three units and we need to sell the other three and sell the model last
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Price: $549,500

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MLS ID: 3799033