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EPIC list of Mercer County area fall festivals happening this weekend

Happy First Day of Fall! It might not feel like it out there, but 'tis the season for apple picking, pumpkin carving, cider drinks, hay rides and more! And this weekend, the Mercer County area is jam-packed with fall festivals that are perfect for the whole family. These will take care of the question of what to do for lunch and dinner. 
 

Mercer County NJ Fall Festivals

Fall Fest Weekend Weekend!

Saturday, Sept 24

  1. Hopewell Harvest Fair, Hopewell Elementary School10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Featuring live music, inflatable rides, a petting zoo, hay and pony rides, contests, and more. Rain date September 25., www.hopewellharvestfair.org

     
  2. Fall Harvest Weekends (through October 31), Von Thum Farm, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. One price admission lets you stay longer, play harder, spend less, and make more memories together as a family! http://vonthunfarms.com/special-events-2/

     
  3. Pumpkin Festival, Oasis Family Farm, 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM, U-PICK PUMPKINS. Fresh baked pumpkin pies, Pumpkin bread, Pumpkin donuts and more. Pumpkin pie eating contest, Pony rides, Free Little Monster Kids Maze, Free wagon rides, Free game activities for the kids. www.oasisfamilyfarm.com

     
  4. Apple Fest, Shady Brook Farm. 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Come pick-your-own apples right out of our orchard. Festival fun includes wagon rides to the apple orchard, giant jumping pillows, playground, inflatable attractions, giant corn maze, hay maze, and lots more! A great way to spend a fall day with the family. shadybrookfarm.com/eventscalendar/

     
  5. 2nd Annual Franklin Day Festival, Colonial Park, Somerset, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Live bands, a variety of exhibitors, children's activities, great food, classic car show & so much more...

     
  6. Mercer County Italian American Festival, Mercer County Park, 12 - 11 p.m., Includes food piazza with regional Italian restaurants, an Italian Market, Heritage Pavilion with art, entertainment on two stages including Springsteen cover band Tramps Like Us, children's activities, and more., www.italianamericanfestival.com

     
  7. Fall Harvest Festival, Old York Cellars, Noon. to 7 p.m., Live music, food truck garden, winemaker tours, hay rides, wine and food features, and more. $15., www.oldyorkcellars.com

 

Sunday, September 25

 

  1. Fall Family Fun Weekend, Terhune Orchards10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Celebrate fall with corn and hay bale mazes, wagon rides, pedal tractors, barnyard animals, live music by the Barn Cats, and pumpkin painting, and more. $8., www.terhuneorchards.com

     
  2. Fall Harvest Weekends (through October 31), Von Thum Farm, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. One price admission lets you stay longer, play harder, spend less, and make more memories together as a family! http://vonthunfarms.com/special-events-2/

     
  3. Pumpkin Festival, Oasis Family Farm, 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM, U-PICK PUMPKINS. Fresh baked pumpkin pies, Pumpkin bread, Pumpkin donuts and more. Pumpkin pie eating contest, Pony rides, Free Little Monster Kids Maze, Free wagon rides, Free game activities for the kids. www.oasisfamilyfarm.com
     
  4. 8th Annual German-American Society Oktoberfest, 215 Uncle Pete's Road, Trenton, 12 noon to 7:00 pm. , Beers by Samuel Adams as well as many German Beers! Music by the Austrian Boys and German Dance performances. Pig roast, traditional German food, vendors and crafts, bounce castles, kid activities and family fun! Join 94.5 PST live at the event from 2 pm – 4pm hosting a Stein holding competition. Individuals in full traditional German attire get in free! http://www.gakclub.org/public/events/3887-oktoberfest
     
  5. Mercer County Italian American Festival, Italian American Festival Association, Mercer County Park, 12 - 9:30 p.m., Includes food piazza with regional Italian restaurants, an Italian Market, Heritage Pavilion with art, entertainment on two stages including Springsteen cover band Tramps Like Us, children's activities, and more., www.italianamericanfestival.com
     
  6. Montgomery FunFest, Princeton Airport, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Day of family, food, fun, and live entertainment. Local businesses, restaurants, community organizations, Montgomery school district clubs and sports organizations. Free

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