5 awesome ways to spend Columbus Day weekend in northern NJ


Still need Columbus Day plans? Look no further! Here are a few fun things to do

1. Head to a fair
Street fair season is in full swing! Head to one of these events to get your funnel cake fix.

2nd Annual Hudson County Fair will be all day Saturday at North Hudson County James L Braddock Park in North Bergen.

Adorno Fathers Fall Country Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Adorno Fathers in Ramsey.

Bergen County Fall Harvest Festival begins Saturday at 10 a.m. at Van Saun County Park in Paramus. Admission and parking are free!

Rutherford Columbus Day Parade & Festival, Friday to Sunday from noon to 10 p.m. on Park Avenue.

Fair Lawn Street Fair and Craft Show will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday in the streets of Downtown Fair Lawn.

2. Attend a show
Food trucks and crafts sound like the recipe for a perfect weekend.

The 1st Annual Open Car Show and Food Truck Face Off is Saturday at the Wayne PAL Sports Complex. The car show runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the Food Truck Face Off will feature 10 trucks and go from noon to 6 p.m.

The Craft Show at Oktoberfest  at the Demarest Duck Pond is at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

3. Pick your own pumpkin
The only thing better than having an awesome pumpkin is picking it yourself.

There are plenty of patches in Bergen County or within a short drive of North Jersey to find the perfect pumpkin for your next jack-o-lantern!

4. Make a difference
These events are sure to be as fun as they are charitable.

Spin-4-Sharsheret for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a series of $35 spin classes at Kaplen JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly on Sunday morning at 8:15, 9:15 and 10:15.

Riverside Beauty’s Annual Fundraiser Making Strides Against Breast Cancer from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday at the Hoboken Elks Lodge in Hoboken.

5. Get into the Halloween spirit
True Halloween lovers know that the holiday actually lasts the entire month of October.

When it comes to finding a Halloween costume, you can never be too early. It’s always important to snag the best one before they all sell out! Hudson and Bergen Counties both have some pretty amazing costume stores.

Already have your costume? Head to Horror on the Hudson at Ross Dock in Fort Lee on Friday at 8 p.m. for a free showing of “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.”

Have a fantastic weekend!