Oct. 1: Pump-ed Up
Embrace autumn to the max with the Discovery Museum and Springdale Farms’ Pumpkin Palooza, a two-day festival with all the things we love about fall combined into one mile of space. Families can head to the museum to play games, make fall crafts and take a pony ride, then drive down the road to Springdale Farms for pumpkin picking and painting, hayrides and a trip through their famous corn maze, which changes every year.
11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Discovery Museum and Springdale Farms, Cherry Hill, DiscoveryMuseum.com, SpringdaleFarms.com
Oct. 6: Just Us Girls
Ladies, leave your man at home and head to Downtown Haddonfield’s Girls’ Night Out. The free evening invites women of all ages to stroll Kings Highway and indulge in special promotions. Shop owners will have food and refreshments on hand while live music plays up and down the street all night long.
5-9 p.m. at Kings Highway, Haddonfield, DowntownHaddonfield.com
Oct. 8: Main St. Memories
Moorestown comes alive every October with their Moorestown Festival, an annual day of fall fun that brings in over 20,000 people to Main St. to check out what they have in store. You can browse an antique car show, shop for homewares from dozens of artisans, make your own scarecrow or grab a bite at food vendors up and down the street.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Main Street, Moorestown, MoorestownBusiness.com
Oct. 14: Sip or Swig
Sip the night away for a good cause at the YMCA Camp Ockanickon’s annual Wine, Beer & Whiskey Tasting. Guests are welcome to try a variety of vintages and brands, while also enjoying a full buffet feast along with an auction. Best of all, the proceeds from the night go toward providing underprivileged children with the opportunity to attend the YMCA summer camp.
7-11 p.m. at The Mansion on Main Street, Voorhees, YCamp.org, prices online
Oct. 16: Float On
Experience South Jersey from a different perspective at the Fall Foliage Float Festival. Bring your canoe or kayak out to Mount Holly and launch into the Rancocas Creek, then paddle the creek and experience the changing foliage and cooler conditions on the water. When done, guests are shuttled to Smithville Park to end the day with a fall festival, complete with live entertainment, food, games and a Rubber Duck Regatta.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Historic Smithville Park, Mount Holly, Co.Burlington.NJ.us
Oct. 29: Trick or Treat
Get your treats before Halloween at the annual Medford Village Halloween Parade. Sponsored by the Medford-Vincentown Rotary Club, the parade brings out thousands of costumed spectators for an evening of Halloween fun. Mummers, marching bands and more line the streets in a mile-long parade right down Medford’s Main Street.
6-9 p.m. at Main Street, Medford, MedfordHalloweenParade.com
Oct. 29: A Spooky Adventure
Halloween starts early thanks to Washington Township’s annual Halloween Adventures at Olde Stone House Village. Get a fright with ghost stories told by the campfire, and take a tour of the supposedly haunted historical space. Younger visitors can dive into a candy-packed scavenger hunt, just don’t forget your costume.
6-9 p.m. at Olde Stone House Village, Sewell, Twp.Washington.NJ.us
Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 7, Issue 7 (September, 2016).
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