Corn Maze, Scarecrow Hollow, 335 Quinton-Hancocks Bridge Road, Salem, N.J. 08079, (856) 935-3469, www.scarecrowhollow.org. Six-acre corn maze designed by Adrian Fisher of England, the world's leading maze designer. Hayrides, pumpkins, fall decorations, gift shop, food, picnic area, sand box, rope maze, straw bale maze, obstacle course, and more. Through Nov. 6. Handicapped accessible.
Canoe Trips, One DeKorte Park Plaza, Valley Brook and Polito avenues, Lyndhurst, N.J. 07071, (201) 460-4640, www.njmeadowlands.gov. Grab a paddle and experience the great outdoors from a canoe. There's no better place to learn about salt marsh ecology, view natural and man-made phenomena, and learn about the history of the Meadowlands District. Handicapped accessible. Through Sept. 30.
New Jersey International Film Festival, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J. 08901, (732) 932-8482, www.njfilmfest.com. Call to confirm titles and show times. Schedule is as follows:
Sept. 9-11 - The Holy Girl
Sept. 15 - The Reincarnation of Khensur Rinpoche
Sept. 16-18 - Melinda and Melinda
Sept. 22 - Lung Ta: The Forgotten Tibet
Sept. 23-25 - Millions
Sept. 29 - Dreams That Money Can Buy
Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 - My Summer of Love
Oct. 6 - A Tribute to Alexander Hammid
Oct. 7-9 - Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Oct. 13, 15-16 - Kings and Queen
Oct. 14 - A Special Evening with Leo Gorcey, Jr. and Angels With Dirty Faces
Oct. 20 - Screen Tests
Oct. 21-23 - Waging and Living and Waiting To Inhale
Oct. 28-30 - Star Wars: Episode 3 - Revenge of the Sith
Nov. 3 - Monsoon Wedding
Nov. 4 - Between Two Worlds: An Evening with Mira Nair
Nov. 5-6 - Private
Nov. 11 - The Battle of San Pietro and Broken Flowers
Nov. 12-13 - Broken Flowers
Nov. 18 - Jersey Fresh Media
Oktoberfest 2005, Hofbrauhaus, 301 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Highlands, N.J., (732) 291-0224, www.hofbrauhausnj.com. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 17 through Nov. 20.
German Dinner-Dance, Germania Park, Conger Street, Dover, N.J., (732) 557-0670, www.germaniapark.com. Every other Saturday night.
Stargazing, UACNJ Observatory at Jenny Jump State Forest, Far View Road, Hope, N.J. 07844, (908) 459-4366, http://www.uacnj.org. Astronomy presentation followed by a 'Star Party' with the observatory's telescopes. Free through Oct. 29, every Saturday evening from 8 to 10:30 p.m., weather permitting.
The Greens of Morris County: A Cultural History of Golf, Acorn Hall, 68 Lafayette Ave., Morristown, N.J. 07960, (973) 267-3465, www.acornhall.org. An exhibit that examines the history of golf in Morris County, where the first women's tournament was held in 1895. Through Oct. 29.
Thoroughbred Racing, Monmouth Park, 175 Oceanport Ave., Oceanport, N.J. 07757, (732) 222-5100, www.monmouthpark.com. Thoroughbred racing at its best. Five days a week at beautiful Monmouth Park - The Shore's Greatest Stretch! Through Sept. 30.
Collingswood Farmers Market, Collings and Irvin avenues, Collingswood, N.J. 08108, (866) 234-6265, www.collingswood.com. An open-air market with fresh produce, poultry, seafood, baked goods, plants and much more. Every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Free. Through Nov. 15.
Get Hooked on Califon, 103 Philhower Ave. and Main Street, Route 513, Califon, N.J., (908) 832-9565, www.califon.org. Giant wooden fish line the streets of Califon, decorated by regional artists. Auction benefits area charities. Fish, hike, stroll and shop in this small town. Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.
Jersey Girls, Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, Normal Avenue and Valley Road, Montclair, N.J. 07043, (973) 655-2378, www.yogiberramuseum.org. Mixed-media exhibit celebrating the greatest female athletes from New Jersey. Handicapped accessible.
Lead East '50s Weekend, Parsippany Hilton, 2 Hilton Ct., Parsippany, N.J. 07054, (973) 267-7373, www.oldiesnostalgia.com. 1950s Nostalgia Weekend and vintage car show. See 1,400 1972 or earlier cars from 23 states, 36 oldies bands and doo-wop a cappella groups, drive-in movies every night in the parking lot, dance lessons, collectibles show, vendors, seminars, prom, and much more. Handicapped accessible.
First Fridays, Fountain Plaza, Commerce Street West and Mayor Aitken Drive, Bridgeton, N.J. 08302, (856) 451-9208. Enjoy a free musical performance in downtown Bridgeton at 5:45 p.m. Handicapped accessible.
Millville Farmers' Market, 100 Buck St., Millville, N.J. 08332, (800) 887-4957, www.glasstownartsdistrict.com. Local growers, specialty producers, and gourmet producers tantalize local residents and visitors with fresh Jersey fruits and vegetables. Stop by along the Maurice River to shop. 8 a.m. to noon. Free.
In the Footsteps of Thomas Paine, The Old Book Shop, Farnsworth Avenue and E. Church Street, Bordentown, N.J. 08505, (609) 324-9909. A guided tour through charming Bordentown, a scenic gem of American history located on a bluff overlooking the Delaware River and Crosswicks Creek. Enjoy the quaint downtown bordered with early American architecture housing shops and galleries, and continue the lively discourse with the tour narrator at one of the local restaurants. The tour itself is free, although donations are appreciated, and participants are responsible for their own 'meal ticket.' Participants gather at 4 p.m.
Frenchtown River Festival, 21 Bridge St., Frenchtown, N.J. 08825, (908) 989-3388, www.frenchtowner.com. The grand finale to your summer includes music, arts, food and fun for the entire family. Spend a lazy weekend watching the river pass by. Visit historic Frenchtown on the Delaware River. Free.
Indo-American Fair, Mercer County Park, Hughes Drive, West Windsor, N.J. 08550, (609) 275-1334, www.IndoAmericanFair.com. The biggest and the best South Asian Festival, with vendors from all over the U.S. displaying handicrafts, artifacts, jewelry, fashion wear, traditional and ethnic wear, kids' rides, picture frames, religious items, and shopping at wholesale rates. Live entertainment, raffle, sumptuous food and more.
Sheep Dog Trials, 73 Kahdena Road, Morristown, N.J. 07960, (973) 326-7645, www.morrisparks.net. During Labor Day Weekend, witness the annual Sheep Dog Trials at Fosterfields. Guided by voice and/or whistle commands, these amazing dogs competitively herd sheep through a designated course. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Handicapped accessible.
Labor Day Street Fair, Park Avenue, Rutherford, N.J. 07070, (201) 460-3000, www.rutherfordnjdowntown.com. New Jersey's largest and longest-running street fair, featuring over 170 antiques and collectibles dealers, arts & crafts, music, civic organizations, an art show, kiddie rides, clowns, games and much more. Free. Handicapped accessible.
Labor Day Festival, Fountain Life Center, 2035 Columbus Road, Burlington, N.J. 08016, (609) 499-2131, www.flcnj.org. International food festival, gigantic flea market, cooking and craft demonstrations, crafters' village, fishing contest, clowns, hayrides, and much more. Free.
In-Water Power Boat Show, Farley State Marina adjacent to Trump Marina, 600 Huron Ave., Atlantic City, N.J. 08401, (215) 732-8001, www.acinwaterboatshow.com. The premiere boat show in the Northeast, the Atlantic City In-Water Power Boat Show is the first major show of the fall show season. Over 700 motor and express yachts, sport fisherman, trawlers and sport boats from 18 to 75 feet. Handicapped accessible.
Colonial Social, Lighthouse Point, 124 E Burlington St., Bordentown, N.J. 08505, (609) 298-9181, www.downtownbordentown.com. Bordentown historical figures will be sharing hors d'oeuvres and liquid refreshments while conversing with you. A fun evening, from 7 to 9 p.m. Raindate Sunday, Sept. 10.
Battle of Cedar Bridge, Route 9, Manahawkin, N.J. 08050, (609) 597-5947. Recreation of Last Battle of the American Revolution with music, crafts, food, historic demo and battles. Free. Handicapped accessible.
Fall Festival, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Friends Bookstore and Gift Shop, 197 Pleasant Plains Road, Basking Ridge, N.J. 07920, (973) 425-9510. The annual fall festival is an opportunity to learn about the birds, wildlife, insects and plants that inhabit the Great Swamp NWR. Programs include walks, talks, games for children and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.
Big Band Concert & Swing Dance Demonstration, NAS Wildwood Aviation Museum, Forrestal Road, Rio Grande, N.J. 08242, (609) 886-8787, www.usnasw.org. Come boogie-woogie in a WWII aircraft hangar. Featuring the Big Band Sounds of the Bob Ferris Orchestra and the fancy footwork of Tom Cupp, a two-time National Ballroom Champion.
String Bank Weekend, Surf & the Boardwalk, Surf Avenue to New Jersey Avenue, Wildwood, N.J. 08260, (609) 729-4533. Street parade on Saturday; Boardwalk parade on Sunday. Saturday 4:45 to 8 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. Free.
German Heritage Festival, PNC Bank Arts Center, Garden State Parkway, Exit 116, Holmdel, N.J., (609) 585-6757, (908) 561-4382, or (732) 388-6858, www.ghf-nj.org.
Haddonfield's Antique Auto Show, Kings Highway East and Tanner Street, Haddonfield, N.J. 08033, (856) 216-7253, www.haddonfieldnj.org. Haddonfield's main street, Kings Highway, is lined with restored and immaculately maintained classic autos. Free. Handicapped accessible.
Brown Bag Lunch, The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, 2352 State Rt. 10, Morris Plains, N.J. 07950, (973) 540-1165, www.stickleymuseum.org. Bring your lunch and come for a mental feast on the porch at Craftsman Farms. Noon. Free.
Fresh from the Garden Fridays, William Trent House and Museum, 15 Market St., Trenton, N.J. 08611, (609) 989-3027, www.williamtrenthouse.org. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gardening-related activities in the 1719 William Trent-era Kitchen Garden. Handicapped accessible.
Greek Festival, St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 2200 Church Road, Toms River, N.J. 08753, (732) 255-5525, www.stbarbaranj.org. Great ethnic foods, fun and entertainment that can be enjoyed by all. Handicapped accessible.
Bloomfield Harvestfest, Broad Street and Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield, N.J. 07003, (201) 998-8331, http://jcmarketplaces.com. Two days of fabulous live entertainment, great food, merchandise vendors, games, rides and pony rides. Fun for all! Free. Handicapped accessible.
Oktoberfest, Germania Park, Conger Street, Dover, N.J., (732) 557-0670, www.germaniapark.com.
Fiestas Patronales Music Festival, Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, N.J., (201) 547-4325. Noon to 10 p.m.
Harvest & Music Festival, Valenzano Winery, 1320 Old Indian Mills Road, Shamong, N.J. 08088, (609) 268-6731, www.valenzanowine.com/festivals.html. Enjoy great music, delicious foods and fine wines at South Jersey's most talked-about family festival. Jazz & Blues concert on Saturday; Rockin' Oldies concert and Classic Car Show on Sunday. Complimentary wine tasting, local crafters, restaurants and food vendors, free pony rides and magician show.
Cape May Food and Wine Festival, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, N.J. (800) 275-4278, www.capemaymac.org. Take classes and seminars taught by Cape May chefs. Attend workshops and tours that invite visitors into the kitchens of Cape May's critically acclaimed restaurants. Enjoy special dinner and lunch meal packages and visit the Gourmet Marketplace. Call for times.
Greek Festival, Exchange Place, Montgomery Street, Jersey City, N.J., (201) 547-4325. A celebration of Jersey City's vibrant Greek culture, featuring food, music and more. Noon to 6 p.m.
Deutscher Tag in Clark, Deutscher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane, Clark, N.J., (732) 574-8600, www.deutscherclub.com.
Champion of the Grill Festival, Sussex County Fairgrounds, 17 Plains Road, Augusta, N.J. 07822, (973) 579-1811, www.sussexcountychamber.org. Third annual festival including grilling championship with cash prizes and trophies, Sussex County idol competition, musical entertainment, arts & crafts vendors, classic car show, food vendors and more. Free tastings - vote for your favorite griller. Free parking and free admission.
Irish Fall Festival, New Jersey Avenue, North Wildwood, N.J. 08260, (800) 882-7787 or (609) 729-0075. Along Olde New Jersey Avenue. Four-day event celebrates Irish heritage with dancing, music, food, crafts and a piper competition. 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. daily. Free.
Fresh from the Garden Fridays, See listing on Sept. 16.
Super DIRT Series Legends of the Fall, New Egypt Speedway, 720 Route 539, New Egypt, N.J. 08533, (609) 758-1900, www.newegyptspeedway.net. Legends of the Fall weekend features a 100-lap DIRT-sanctioned race for big-block Modified stock cars on the New Egypt Speedway half-mile clay oval. Sportsman, Super Stocks and SS Sprints are also on the two-day racing card. The event will also honor and welcome retired stock car heroes from years past, and it will have an exhibition of vintage race cars. Handicapped accessible.
Italian American Festival, Mercer County Park, Old Trenton Road and South Post Road, Princeton Junction, N.J. 08550, (609) 631-7544, www.ItalianAmericanFestival.com. Family festival to celebrate the heritage and cultural achievements of Italian Americans - includes Food Plazza, Italian Market Tent with Italian specialty products, Italian Heritage Pavilion with Italian organizations and artists, Cultural Theater with guest speakers, Amusement Rides, Bocce, Fireworks, and Entertainment including national acts on two stages. Handicapped accessible.
Crab & Craft Festival, Hancock House State Historic Site & Town, 3 Front St., Hancock's Bridge, N.J. 08038, (856) 935-4373. 10 a.m. to dusk. Donations welcome. Free.
Irish Festival, Exchange Place, Montgomery Street, Jersey City, N.J., (201) 547-4325, www.saintpatricksdayparade.com/jc_festival. A celebration of Jersey City's vibrant Irish culture, featuring food, music and more. From noon to 6 p.m. Free.
Leif Erikson Festival, Vasa Park, Wolfe Road and Vasa Drive, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840, (973) 691-8383, www.vasaparknj.com. Outdoor event celebrating the Viking Age. Plenty of great music, entertainment, Viking re-enactments, games for kids, Scandinavian foods and vendors, and more. Handicapped accessible.
Apple Day, Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, N.J. 08540, (609) 924-2310, www.terhuneorchards.com. Bring your appetite! Fresh apple pies, juicy roast pork, fresh apple cider and apple cider donuts are among the favorite treats. Activities include wagon rides, pony rides, face painting, pumpkin painting, make your own scarecrow and more. Pick-your-own apples and pumpkins this weekend. Corn Stalk Maze and Barn of Legends & Lore make the visit fun for the whole family. Admission $5, children 3 and under free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
West Paterson Street Fair, McBride Avenue and Lackawanna Avenue, Little Falls, N.J. 07424, (201) 998-8331, http://jcmarketplaces.com. Great food, live entertainment, merchandise vendors, kiddie bounce and giant slide, local merchants and fun all day! Free. Handicapped accessible.
African-American Festival, 360 Martin Luther King Dr., Jersey City, N.J., (201) 547-4325. A celebration of Jersey City's vibrant African-American culture, featuring food, music and more. From 1 to 6 p.m.
18th Annual Oktoberfest, Crystal Springs Resort, Route 94 & 2 Chamonix Dr., Vernon, N.J., (973) 827-2222, www.crystalgolfresort.com.
Fungus Fest, Somerset County Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge, N.J. 07920, (908) 766-2489, www.njmyco.org. Mushroom exhibition includes lectures, slide shows and displays on edible and poisonous mushrooms, cultivation, dyeing, paper-making, arts & crafts, cooking demonstrations, guided walks, children's corner, and more. A wide variety of mushrooms will be displayed, and specimens from the public will be identified. Handicapped accessible.
Fall Festival, Park Place, Morristown, N.J. 07960, (973) 455-1133, www.morristown-nj.org. Family street festival, fun for all ages. Handicapped accessible.
Record & CD Show, Springfield Holiday Inn, 304 Rt. 22 W., Springfield, N.J. 07081, (908) 259-0070, http://www.izzymusic.com/record_shows.htm. Dozens of music dealers and stores in one big room, selling records, CDs, DVDs, and music memorabilia. Dollar records to rarities, something for everyone. Handicapped accessible.
International Taste of the Towns, Eastern Center for the Performing Arts, Laurel Oak Road, Voorhees, N.J., (856) 784-4441, www.easternpac.com. Several of South Jersey's finest restaurants offer their international cuisine as well as an evening of music, special guests and prizes starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $12 for children 12 and under.
NY / NJ International Boat Show, Liberty Landing Marina, 80 Audrey Zapp Dr., Jersey City, N.J. 07304, (201) 200-9800, www.nynjboatshow.com. Yacht show with over 120 exhibitors and 150 in-water boats. Live music, food court, wine and food samples, boat demos and kids rides. Handicapped accessible. Through Oct. 2.
Edison Italian Food & Music Festival, Amboy Avenue and Fourth Street, Edison, N.J. 08837, (201) 998-8331, http://jcmarketplaces.com. Live music including Brooklyn Bums, Mega Mix Entertainment, the Band Desire, great food, local merchants and restaurants, beer & wine, seafood, kiddie rides and climbing wall, pony rides & petting zoo, and Italian Specialties. Through Oct. 1. Friday 7 to 11 p.m., Saturday 2 to 11 p.m. Handicapped accessible. Free.
Fresh from the Garden Fridays, See listing on Sept. 16.
Oktoberfest, Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, N.J., (800) 275-4278, www.capemaymac.org.
Edison Italian Food & Music Festival, See listing on Sept. 30.
In the Footsteps of Thomas Paine, See listing on Sept. 3.
Red Mill Autumn Fest, Red Mill Museum Village, 56 Main St., Clinton, N.J. 08809, (908) 735-4101, www.theredmill.org. Pumpkin decorating, scarecrow making, face painting, children's fairy tale theater, vendors and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Oktoberfest, Historic Smithville - Village Green, Route 9 & Moss Mill Road, Smithville, N.J., (609) 748-6160, www.smithvillenj.com.
Cranberry Fest, Farnsworth Avenue and Crosswicks Street, Bordentown, N.J. 08505, (609) 298-3334, www.downtownbordentown.com. Street fair, juried crafts, antique and classic car show (Saturday only), Cranberry Queen contest, food, music, entertainment. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
NY / NJ International Boat Show, See listing on Sept. 29-30.
Jersey Central Railroad Heritage Festival, Liberty State Park, Morris Pesin Drive, Jersey City, N.J. 07305, (201) 915-3440, www.njparksandforests.org. All aboard! A real-life glimpse into railroading with demonstrations of telegraphing, railroad operations, signaling and technical expertise from veteran railroaders of the Central Railroad of New Jersey.
Somerville Fall Festival, Main Street (Route 28), Somerville, N.J. 08876, (908) 996-3866, www.advertisingalliance.net. Central Jersey's most anticipated Family Festival, 18 years and still running strong! Crafts, live entertainment, hot and cold ethnic foods, and kids' activities including pony rides and Moon Walk. Rain date is Oct. 9. Free.
First Fridays, See listing on Sept. 2.
Hope and Dreams Film Festival, Route 519, Hope, N.J. 07844, (908) 459-5797, www.hopeanddreams.com. A celebration of independent film, now in its eighth year, features national and international filmmakers.
Oktoberfest Dance, Deutscher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane, Clark, N.J., (732) 574-8600, www.deutscherclub.com.
Columbus & Pulaski Day Street Festival, Main Avenue, Clifton, N.J. 07011, (201) 997-9535, www.jcmarketplaces.com. Two stages of live music, kiddie rides and climbing wall, pony rides and petting zoo, amusements, face painting, car show, fabulous food, local merchants and restaurants, and over 100 quality merchandise vendors. Free. Handicapped accessible.
Lenape Lifeways, Van Riper-Hopper House Museum, 533 Berdan Ave., Wayne, N.J. 07470, (973) 694-7192, www.waynetownship.com. John Kraft, dressed in Lenape clothing, will present a slide show and hands-on artifacts of Native American life in our region. The program is endorsed by the NJ Council for the Humanities and comes highly recommended by New Jersey teachers.
Bellview Wine & Harvest Festival, Bellview Winery, 150 Atlantic Ave., Landisville, N.J. 08326, (856) 697-7172, www.bellviewwinery.com. Wine tasting, live music, excellent food venders, quality crafters, beautiful outdoor setting at Bellview Winery. Handicapped accessible.
Schlachtfest, Germania Park, Conger Street, Dover, N.J., (732) 557-0670, www.germaniapark.com.
Oktoberfest Dinner Dance, Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, Route 78, Exit 12, Perryville, N.J. 08827, (800) 447-7313, www.hhplayhouse.com. Featuring dancing to the Grammy-Nominated Walt Groller & His Orchestra, member of International Polka Hall of Fame. Entertainment by GTV Edelweiss Schuhplattler Dancers. Authentic German cuisine, desserts, German wine and German beer on tap. Handicapped accessible.
Historic Chestnut Hill Cemetery Tours, Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Old Bridge Turnpike, East Brunswick, N.J. 08816, (732) 257-1508. Costumed enactors will portray former residents of the Historic Village of Old Bridge - many of whom are buried in the Chestnut Hill Cemetery. Enactors talk about their "life" in the Historic Village and have on display artifacts of the person portrayed. Over 700 "luminaria" bags light up the paths laid out in the cemetery to lead you from one "visitor from the past" to the next. Refreshments are served at the conclusion of the self-guided tour. Tours from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
Fall Foliage Float Festival, Historic Smithville Park, Smithville Road and Park Street, Eastampton, N.J. 08060, (609) 265-5858, www.co.burlington.nj.ius. Free.
Garden State Harmonica Club Festival, Crown Plaza Hotel, 601 From Road, Paramus, N.J. 07652, (201) 664-1787. The 35th annual three-day harmonica festival. Music, seminars, banquet, classes, open mic time. Meet and play with famous harmonica players. Handicapped accessible.
Oktoberfest at Schuetzen Park, Schuetzen Park Ballroom, 3167 Kennedy Blvd., North Bergen, N.J., (201) 938-1844, www.ygac.org.
Haunted Mill, Red Mill Museum Village, 56 Main St., Clinton, N.J. 08809, (908) 735-4101, www.theredmill.org. The historic Red Mill comes alive with the eerie sights and sounds of Halloween. Try the haunted hay ride afterward. For children and fearless adults. The biggest, safest and best haunted event in the area. Doors open at 6 p.m. Special admission.
Halloween Storytelling, East Jersey Olde Towne, 1050 River Road, Piscataway, N.J., (732) 745-4489, www.cultureheritage.org. Scary storytelling for Halloween. Handicapped accessible. Free. Call to register.
Whoopi Goldberg, The State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, N.J. 08901, (732) 246-7469, www.statetheatrenj.org. Academy, Grammy, Tony, and Golden-Globe Award-winning Whoopi Goldberg, the brazen, unabashed comedienne, actor, director and producer, who moves regularly between comedy, television, and feature films brings her one-woman show to the State Theatre for one unforgettable evening. 8 p.m. Handicapped accessible.
Fall Blues & Pumpkin Festival, Alba Vineyards, 269 Riegelsville Road, Milford, N.J. 08848, (908) 995-7800, www.albavineyard.com. Noon to 5 p.m. Live music. Children's activities include moon bounce, face and body art, sandy candy, sand art, and pony and horse rides. Also horse-drawn carriage rides, hot air balloons (weather permitting), wine and food. Free admission and parking. Bring chairs or a blanket.
'Autumn in the Park' Downtown Harvest Festival, Raritan Avenue, Highland Park, N.J. 08904, (732) 828-8444, www.mainstreethp.org. Old-fashioned carriage rides, live music, and much more throughout downtown Highland Park. From 6 to 9 p.m. Rain or starlight. Free.
Tony Bennett, The Community Theatre, 100 South St., Morristown, N.J. 07960, (973) 539-8008, www.communitytheatrenj.org. The consummate entertainer performs a memorable evening not to be missed. Handicapped accessible.
Haunted Mill, See listing on Oct. 21-22.
Historic New Bridge Landing Harvest Haunt Tours, Steuben House and Historic New Bridge Landing, 1209 Main St., River Edge, N.J. 07661, (201) 487-1739, www.njparksandforests.org. Tours leave at 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Reservations required. Tickets are $5. Sponsored by the Bergen County Historical Society.
Hispanic Gala, Pennsville FOP, Route 49, Pennsville, N.J., (856) 299-5800. A dinner dance to introducing the public to the Hispanic dance and culture. Handicapped accessible.
East Coast Toy Soldier Show & Sale, Rothman Center, 100 University Dr., Hackensack, N.J., (931) 831-8900, www.vintagecastings.com. Over 300 exhibitor & vendor tables full of antique and collectible toy soldiers, model soldiers, G.I. Joes, prints, books, hobby kits, military miniatures, and miniatures of all descriptions. Handicapped accessible.
Joan Baez, McCarter Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton, N.J. 08540, (609) 258-2787, www.mccarter.org. A mainstay in establishing folk music and the folk singer/songwriter as a fixture of American popular culture back in the 1960s, Baez has remained both a folk superstar and the social conscience for two generations. Handicapped accessible.
Celebration 50+ Expo, The Best Years of Your Life, Bridgewater Manor, 1251 Route 202/206, Bridgewater, N.J. 08807, (201) 670-7781, www.eagleproductionsllc.com. An entertaining and informative lifestyle Expo for the age 50+ population. Featuring exhibits, demonstrations, screenings and seminars on a wide variety of topics including: travel, fitness, foods, museums, housing options, health care, insurance, financial consultants, education, music and home improvement. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Free samples, giveaways and door prizes.
In the Footsteps of Thomas Paine, See listing on Sept. 3.
Civil War Living History and Battle Re-enactment, Ocean Pathway, Ocean Grove, N.J. 07756, (732) 774-1391, www.oceangrovenj.com. North & South encampments on Ocean Pathway with living history displays. Live battle on the beach! Free. Handicapped accessible.
Veterans Day Observance, East Brunswick Veterans Park, Jean Walling Civic Center Drive, East Brunswick, N.J. 08816, (732) 390-6797, www.eastbrunswick.org. East Brunswick's annual salute to the men and women who served our country in the military during wartime. The ceremony will be held in Veterans Park, home of the award-winning East Brunswick Veterans Monument. Rain location: Senior Center. Free. Handicapped accessible.
Holiday House 2005, Barclay Farmstead, 209 Barclay Lane, Cherry Hill, N.J. 08034, (856) 795-6225, www.barclayfarmstead.org. Enjoy holiday decorations and shopping in an expanded Museum Shop with unique gifts and crafts. There will be a special Holiday House raffle. Start the holiday season at the Barclay Farmstead.
Train Festival, Camden Children's Garden, 3 Riverside Dr., Camden, N.J. 08103, (856) 365-8733, www.camdenchildrensgarden.org. A salute to a nostalgic favorite: trains! Featuring a G-Scale display and Arrow River 1/3 scale Train Ride, plus exhibits by model train clubs and a railroad safety program. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Handicapped accessible.
The Shady Rest Country Club: A Black New Jersey Cultural Oasis in the Age of Segregation, Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Hanover Avenue and Whippany Road, Morristown, N.J. 07960, (973) 267-3465, www.acornhall.org. Focuses on a black-owned and operated country club in Scotch Plains, N.J., from the 1920s through the 1950s. The presentation examines the rich social, recreational, professional, athletic, business, educational and entertainment world behind the veil of segregation. Free. Handicapped accessible.
Holiday Festival of Trees, Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair, N.J. 07042, (973) 744-0837, www.vanvleck.org. Holiday festival of trees, wreaths, and centerpieces decorated for auction. Nov. 17-18, noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 19, noon to 2 p.m. Handicapped accessible.
Cape May New Jersey State Film Festival, 251 Beach Dr., Cape May, N.J. 08204, (609) 884-6700, www.njstatefilmfestival.com. Celebrate the best New Jersey films and filmmakers. Call or look online for tickets and information. Handicapped accessible.
Rahway Taste of the Towns, Rahway Recreation Center, East Milton Avenue and City Hall Plaza, Rahway, N.J. 07065, (732) 396-3545, www.rcpnj.org. Fine gourmet food and dessert tasting of several area eateries. Wine, beer and aperitif tasting. Live entertainment and a preview of the upcoming "Festival of Trees" event. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar, Old Bridge Township Municipal Center, 1 Old Bridge Plaza, Old Bridge, N.J. 08857, (732) 721-5600. Merchandise for sale will include items imported from Scandinavian countries, such as sweaters, jewelry, krumkaker irons, imported foods, and rosemaled items. The bakery department will offer mouth-watering pastries and breads. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Handicapped accessible.
Mammoth Follies, The Community Theatre, 100 South St., Morristown, N.J. 07960, (973) 539-8008, www.communitytheatrenj.org. It's dinosaurs gone amok! This prehistoric musical revue presented by Hudson Vagabond Puppets features original songs, comedy and earth-smashing dances performed by enormous creatures up to 22 feet long! Ages 4 to 10. Handicapped accessible.
Arlo Guthrie, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, One Center Street, Newark, N.J. 07102, (888) 466-5722, www.njpac.org. Guthrie's song 'Alice's Restaurant' became an international hit that inspired an entire generation's commitment to social activism, and was adapted into a major motion picture. Now, this folk legend will perform it again for Thanksgiving weekend along with a variety of his other classic hits. Handicapped accessible.
Dickens Days, Main Street, Clinton, N.J. 08809, (908) 735-7737. An annual event of the best holiday shopping and festivities.
Train, Toy & Hobby Show, New Jersey Convention & Expo Center, 97 Sunfield Ave., Edison, N.J. 08837, (732) 417-1400, www.greenbergshows.com. Family-oriented hobby show featuring a huge marketplace of train, toy and hobby dealers, operating model railroads and instructional presentations. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. $7 for adults, kids under 12 free. Handicapped accessible.
Holiday Tree Lighting, Hall of Records Plaza, 1 E. Main St., Freehold, N.J. 07728, (732) 946-2711, www.freeholdcenter.com. The annual Christmas tree lighting marks Santa's arrival in the Borough with caroling and refreshments from 5 to 7 p.m.