I do not recognize fall until October 1st, September is summer and pre-fall. New Jersey has so much to offer for the fall, we aren't just a summer state.


Fall has become the "it" season. Don't ask me why though, I am a summer girl through and through. That being said, I do enjoy some fall activities. New Jersey offers plenty of fall activities, from traditional to modern. Add these fall activities to your bucket list this year.

  • 1

    Go to a bonfire.


    Sitting around a roaring fire on a cool fall night is the best. If you don't have a fire pit at home, Beachwood has a Harvest Bonfire coming up in the end of October.

  • 2

    Learn about cranberries.

  • 3

    Check out impressive pumpkin carving.


    If you can't carve a basic jack-o'-lantern face, you can marvel at the amazing skills of professional carvers. The Hopewell Valley Arts Council hosts a pumpkin carve that will make your jaw hit the floor.

  • 4

    Learn how cider is made.


    I live off of apple cider in the fall, I don't care if it's cold or hot. Hacklebarney Farm in Chester hosts cider pressing demonstrations as well as offering cider hotdogs, cider beans, cider kraut, cider donuts, and of course apple cider.

  • 5

    Get the perfect Instagram photo.

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    Sunflowers make the perfect backdrop for your next fall-themed Instagram photo. Holland Ridge Farms in Cream Ridge has over 50 acres filled with sunflowers as tall as 6-feet.

  • 6

    Go apple picking.


    Apple picking is one of the 3 major fall staples, the other two to follow. BestofNJ.com has listed the best farms to go apple picking all over the state.

  • 7

    Go pumpkin picking.


    This is number two in the 3 major fall staples. Again, BestofNJ.com has compiled a list of the best pick-your-own pumpkin farms in New Jersey.

  • 8

    Get lost in a corn maze.


    The third major fall staple is of course going to and getting lost in a corn maze. Mommy Poppins has created a list of some of the best corn mazes found throughout Jersey.

  • 9

    Get scared.


    Of course a list of things to do in the fall cannot skip over doing something for Halloween. There are so many different haunted attractions all over New Jersey that are sure to get you scared and in the Halloween spirit. New Jersey Haunted Houses has a list of their top haunted attractions from hayrides to houses.