Dated: 09/25/2012

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Now that Fall is officially here and the temps are chilly at night, it's time to plan events for yourself, family and friends before the winter duldroms set in!

Checking out the Fall Harvest Festivals in NJ, you will find there are many, many places to visit that will not stretch your budget or gas tank.

Starting in the town of Hightstown, the Home Town Harvest Fair runs with FREE Admission. Saturday, October 6, 10am to 4pm.

Next in Ringwood, the New Jersey Botanical Garden Harvest Fest runs with  FREE Admission. Saturday & Sunday, October 6 & 7, 10am to 5pm.

Then there is the "Pumpkinliner" in Whippany. The Whippany Railway Museum Pumpkin Festival. Train tickets must be purchased online by October 3. Fares are $13 for adults, $8 for children under 12 and free for infants on laps. Sunday, October 7, 12:30 to 5:30pm.

In Woodstown the South Jersey Pumpkin Show runs with FREE Admission. Parking is $5 per car. Friday, October 12, 4 to 9pm, Saturday & Sunday, October 13 & 14, 10am to 7pm.

Heading further south, the Cape May Pumpkin Festival on Saturday October 20th also has Free Admission! 10am-4:30pm. Craft show, music, games, food vendors, pumpkin painting. Halloween parade at noon. Donations of canned goods requested. Held on grounds only, buildings closed. Rain date: Sunday, October 21st.

There is always the Chatsworth Cranberry Festival. Did you know New Jersey’s cranberry harvest is the third largest in the U.S.?  Celebrate all things cranberry at this festival.  FREE Admission. $5 donation to park in their “highly recommended” parking area. Saturday & Sunday, October 20 & 21, 9am to 4pm.

Looking for more?? Try Camden and the Camden's Children's Garden with the Goblins in the Garden Family Festival.  Admission is $6 per person, free for kids 2 & under. Saturday & Sunday, October 27 & 28, 1 to 4pm.

With so many places to go, try and make some time to relax and enjoy yourselves. NJ has a lot to offer!

Happy Fall!

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