Hudson County is ready for fall with festivals, parades, and activities all season long! Our Hudson County fall guide shares some of the best fall events in the area from great food and music to delicious farmer’s markets and holiday fun.
Culture & Parades
101 Pacific Ave. Jersey City
Experience the magic of Oktoberfest abroad! The Oktoberfest Festival is held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany and is the world’s largest beer festival. 902 Brewing Company is holding their very own Oktoberfest in Jersey City this fall to bring a piece of Bavaria and its incredible beer to the tri-state area.
City Hall Plaza, Jersey City
October 2nd 10 AM – 2 PM
Start off the Fall season and month of Halloween with pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, and live music at the Jersey City Harvest Festival. Enjoy a breezy fall day filled with dancing, delicious food, and great company.
Bergen Square: at Bergen Avenue and Academy Street, Jersey City
October 23 12 PM – 5 PM
Spend a relaxing fall day learning about the history of Bergen Square through tours, music, theater, and food. Enjoy the performances, kids activities, and dessert contests at Bergen Square Day and Apple Fest.
City Hall Plaza, Jersey City
October 2 10 AM – 2 PM
Experience the unique culture and diversity of Jersey City through performances from Jersey City Ballroom, African Fusion Dance, Kizuna Daiko, Cadencia Dancers, and more! Enjoy arts and crafts alongside some favorite fall activities like pumpkin painting and dancing.
Warren St, Jersey City
Starts at 2pm on October 31
Kick-off the holiday with the Annual Hudson Halloween Parade and Trick or Treat. Dress up in your favorite costume and pick up delicious candies along the way.
Tenafly Nature Center, Bergen County
October 24 3:30 – 6:30 PM
Take a quick jaunt outside of Hudson County for a spooky tour of Bergen County’s nature center trails on an entertaining, sensory walk. Meet some animals, learn about different sights throughout the trail, and sit by the campfire with some refreshments. Safe for all ages.
Food & Markets
Hoboken Historical Museum
November 7 11 AM – 4:30 PM
Sip some of Hoboken’s best coffee and tea this Fall at the First Annual Tea and Coffee Festival. Hear from professional coffee roasters and tea enthusiasts as they explore the importance of coffee and how it brings people together.
West 23rd St between Broadway and DelMonte Drive, Bayonne
Every Tuesday 2-7 PM
The Bayonne Farmers Market continues this fall every Tuesday through November. Shop for fresh produce and home-cooked meals from local vendors and small businesses, and enjoy the charm of the community.
Film & Performing Arts
PNC Bank Arts Center Concerts
Grab some delicious snacks and join the crowd in singing to your favorite performers at the PNC Bank Arts Center fall lineup. Tickets are selling quickly for fall concerts, so get yours before they’re gone.
- Dave Matthews Band: September 22nd
- The Jonas Brothers: October 5th
- Chris Stapleton: October 9th
- Slipknot: October 10th
Landmark Loew’s Theater, Jersey City
September 22-26, 2021
Catch the newest inspiring films from nearby and international filmmakers. With over 1000 films screening from over 92 countries, you will be sure to find films enjoyable for everyone!
Liberty State Park, Jersey City
Celebrate Halloween early and fundraise for Epilepsy Services of New Jersey in this family-friendly 5k walk or run. Wear your favorite costume, support the runners, and enjoy activities for all ages.
Lincoln Park: West Side Ave and Belmont Ave, Jersey City
Starts at 9:30 AM on October 3rd
Also offering a 5k and 10k, the Jersey City Fall Half Marathon is a fundraiser for Sustainable JC, a non-profit working to improve Jersey City’s environmentally friendly practices. Get your running shoes on and take part in the race, or support friends and family as they cross the finish line!
Washington Street between Observer Hwy and 7th Streets, Hoboken
The Hoboken Arts & Music Festival returns this fall! Explore unique homemade pottery, furniture, and jewelry, while enjoying live music and a variety of international foods.