Although New Jersey is often overlooked in favor of its northern neighbor, New York, the Garden State offers a wide selection of attractions and activities. Visitors can enjoy the glittering lights and exciting casino games of Atlantic City, tour and hike through old Revolutionary War battlefields, or enjoy the beauty of New Jersey's rural rivers and farmlands. With so many different options, there's something for everyone in New Jersey.
This mid-summer ballooning event is the largest of its kind in the country. Over a hundred hot-air balloons launch in the evening, thrilling kids and photographers alike. Concerts, food, and fun are all a part of the three-day experience. Browse among the exhibits of over 200 crafters and vendors.
- Vasa Park 1 Wolfe Drive Budd Lake, NJ 7828 in BUDD LAKE, NJ
This day-long event in the late Summer is a perfect way to wrap things up before the "back-to-school" frenzy. The festival celebrates all things Scandinavian, and the cultures and histories of seven nations are featured. They are: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Estonia, and Greenland.
- Salem County Fairgrounds 735 Rte. 40, Harding Hwy Woodstown, NJ 08098 in WOODSTOWN, NJ
The "Headless Horseman" arrives ignominiously to usher in the arrival of the Halloween and harvest season. This three-day October event features over a hundred artists, landscaping displays, seminars, and more. Check out the Little Miss Pumpkin Show. There's also the "Boo Barn" for kids.
- White Horse Inn Chatsworth, NJ 08019 in New Jersey
Every October, what has become the second-largest cranberry festival in the U.S. comes to Chatsworth. Proceeds help to restore the White Horse Inn. The festival celebrates the harvest; NJ is the third largest cranberry producer in the nation. 150+ exhibitors attend this two-day event as well.