Weekender: Oktoberfest & Pumpkin Picking

Pumpkin in Tewksbury, NJ

Pumpkin in Tewksbury, NJ (Credit: Viewer submitted photo: Jared K.)

Despite the warm weather, this weekend officially marks the beginning of fall. Here are the best ways to kick off the new season this weekend!

Wightman's Farm
1111 Mount Kembel Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
(973) 425-9819
Pick your own apples! During the month of September, Wightman's offers pickings of Mollie Delicious, McIntosh, Greening, Cortland, Empire, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious and Peaches. Baked goods, wine and cheeses, flowers, and gifts can be found in the Farm's shop. Mazes, hayrides, and pumpkin picking have been available since Labor Day.

Sun High Orchards
19 Canfield Avenue
Randolph, NJ 07869
(973) 584-4734
Offering apple and pumpkin picking, hayrides, cider, pies, breads, soups, ice cream, and farm tours. Self serve stacks of firewood available all year long. Open everyday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Alstede Farms
84 County Route 513 South
Chester, NJ 07930
(908) 879-7189
Be sure to check their calendar for special events and days offering free admission! Open everyday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Pick your own fresh fruits and vegetables or visit the farmer's market.

Crystal Springs Oktoberfest
Mountain Creek Resort
Route 94

Vernon, NJ
(973) 827-5996
Admission pricing is as follows: 1 day $5, 2 days $7.50, 1 day preferred parking $20. Arrive dressed in traditional Oktoberfest attire and receive free admission! Open Saturday, September 22 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, September 23 from 11 a.m.to 6 p.m.

Beyond the Falls: Nik Wallenda & The Wallenda Family Experience
Tropicana Casino And Resort
Atlantic City, NJ
(609) 340-4020
Showtimes this weekend: Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m.
Last weekend!
Cost: $25 - $42.50

The show includes a variety of acts with everything from graceful silks performers to a riveting high wire act. A mesmerizing silks routine displays strength and agility as the performers climb, spin, and twirl on suspended silk curtains. The high wire performance features two-tiered, three person pyramid performed on a chair and two bicycles.

I.FLY Trapeze School at Trump Taj Mahal
Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort
1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(516) 640-1579
Final day is September 23!
Times: Friday at 6:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $65.00 

I.FLY Trapeze School is a recreational Flying Trapeze and Aerial Arts program open to the public. I.FLY instructors come from a variety of circus disciplines and have been trained specifically to teach people to fly whether beginner or advanced. Ages 4 and up.

Family Fun Day
Tour departs from Brighton Park (where Park Place meets the Boardwalk, in front of the Korean Memorial
Atlantic City, NJ
(888) 353-9162
Now through December 29, 2012
Times: Saturdays Only 10:45 a.m. until  4:30 p.m.
Cost: $53.95

Guests will enjoy a day of fun and exploration at the Absecon Lighthouse, the Atlantic City Aquarium and Lucy the Elephant. Climb the 228 steps to one of the oldest lighthouses in the country. Explore the sea without getting wet and climb the world's largest elephant. Package includes all entry fees, lunch, museums, gift shops and round trip transportation.

No matter where you're traveling this season, be sure to share with us your photos and favorite places! Chat with us on Facebook or email us at TravelNJPhotos@news12.com!

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