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Guide to Fairs and Festivals in NJ, PA, NY

See Hot Picks online, the Events Calendar in the print Kids' Guide NJ, and Entertainment–Shows & Concerts for more music festivals, fairs and community street fairs.

Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival
Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson. 845-418-3596
    Annual music and environmental festival founded by Pete Seeger features storytellers, family-oriented entertainers, juried crafts, boat exhibits, rides and environmental education displays. Proceeds support the Clearwater organization's environmental education and advocacy efforts to help preserve and protect the Hudson River.
Jun 15-16, 2019

28th Annual Crawfish Fest
Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Rd., Augusta, 973-948-5500
    Three day Louisiana and New Orleans style music, food and camping festival.
May 31-Jun 2, 2019

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
Dodds Farm, 44 County Rt. 7D, Hillsdale, NY, 866-325-2744
    Three-day community of folk music at the foot of the Berkshires features main stage, workshop stage, dance stage, family stage and kid-friendly workshops, activities.
Aug 2-4, 2019

Firefly Music Festival
The Woodlands of Dover, Delaware, 855-281-4898
    Annual outdoor festival features renowned headliners and emerging artists.
Jun 21-23, 2019

Forest of Fear
600 Rt. 17A, Sterling Forest, Tuxedo, NY, 845-351-5171
    Open Fri.-Sun. in Oct. Hours and pricing available online. Seven award winning haunted Halloween attractions thrill your senses and chill your spine. Not recommended for children under 12. Next to the New York Renaissance Faire.

Governors Ball Music Festival
Randall's Island, 20 Randall's Island Park, New York
    Three day music festival in early June.
May 31-Jun 2, 2019

Hudson Valley Garlic Festival
Cantine Field, Saugerties, NY, 845-246-3090
    Advance ticket discount. Two-day festival of everything garlic includes garlic marketplace, garlic food, lectures, demonstrations, music, arts and crafts, children's area. Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Saugerties.
Sep 28-29, 2019

Hunter Mountain Festivals
Hunter, NY, 800-486-8376
    Spring, summer and fall weekend festivals feature live music, food and drink and kids activities.
Sep 28-29
          Oktoberfest I with Ciders in the Catskills.
Oct 5-6
          
Oktoberfest II with Colors in the Catskills: Off-Road Edition.

Oct 12-13
          
Oktoberfest III with Das Laufwerk Eurocar Rally.

Oct 19-20
          
Oktoberfest IV with Wine Tasting on the Mountain.

Nov 1-3
          Ahimsa Yoga & Music Festival.

Annual Mountain Jam
Bethel Wods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY
    Independent four-day outdoor music festival features 40+ bands on three stages. Yoga, vendor village, Museum at Bethel Woods, craft beer taphouse, and more.
Jun 13-16, 2019

MusikFest
SteelStacks; Johnston Park; Plaza at Main & Spring Sts.; other locations in Bethlehem, PA, 610-332-1300
    Ten days of live music in August, over 500 performances, dance, comedy shows, children's activities, restaurant row, artisan and retail vendors. Ticketed and free events.
Aug 1-11, 2019

41st Annual New York Renaissance Faire
600 Rt. 17A, Sterling Forest, Tuxedo Park, NY, 845-351-5171
    Open weekends and Labor Day 10-7. Directions and discount tickets available online.
    Step back in time and join Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth I on a grand visit to an amazing re-creation of a 16th century village. Hundreds of brightly costumed performers; joust tournament; acrobatics, magicians, jugglers; Living Chess Match and more. A great escape for all ages.
Aug 17-Oct 6, 2019

Open House New York
    From historical to contemporary, residential to industrial, hundreds of sites across the five boroughs are open to visit, with tours, talks, performances, and other special events. Event guide, maps and OHNY Kids info are available online. Additional tours and programs throughout the year.
Oct 19-20, 2019

The Peach Music Festival
Montage Mountain & Montage Water Park, Scranton, PA. Allman Brothers Band-inspired festival offers four days of music, camping and water park.
Jul 25-28, 2019

Philadelphia Folk Festival
Old Pool Farm, Upper Salford Twp., PA, 1-800-556-FOLK
    Annual three-day festival hosts artists from wide-ranging genres including alternative folk, Americana, traditional, rock, Indie, jazz, bluegrass and more, workshops, kids area, camping. Children under 11 free.
Aug 15-18, 2019

2019 QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning
Solberg Airport, Readington, 800-HOTAIR-9
          Fri. 1-10pm, Sat. 6am-10pm, Sun. 6am-8pm, rain or shine. Advance ticket discounts. 3 and under free. Parking $10, free off-site shuttle bus from Raritan Valley Community College after 12pm Saturday and Sunday.
          Daily events include up to 100 hot air balloons ascending at 6:30am and 6:30pm. Live performances, entertainment tent, magic corner, family fun pavilion, arts and craft booths, amusement rides and numerous free exhibits and product samples.
Jul 26-28, 2019
Concert Highlights 2019:
Jul 26
           
Dan Zanes and Claudia Eliaza, kids' concert. 1:30pm.
           
Abba The Concert, 8pm.
Jul 27
           
The Band Perry,
8pm.
Jul 28
           
The Beach Boys, 8pm.

Rock, Ribs & Ridges Festival
Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Rd., Augusta, 973-882-8240
    Two days of rock 'n roll, bbq, craft beers, camping.
Jun 29-30, 2019

Sea. Hear. Now. Festival
Asbury Park Waterfront, 512-674-9300
           Two days of music featuring over 25 performances on three stages on the Asbury Park Waterfront.
Sep 21-22, 2019

State Fair Meadowlands
1 MetLife Stadium Drive, East Rutherford, 973-940-0222
    Eighteen days of family-friendly entertainment in late June and July each year includes rides, attractions, free shows and concerts.
Jun 20-Jul 7, 2019

Street Fairs & Kids Traveling Shindig by JC Promotions
201-998-1144
          A full calendar of street fairs feature arts and crafts, merchandise and food plus Kids Traveling Shindig with rides, ponies, games, petting zoo, crafts, face painting and more. 10am-5pm. See website for fall and added events, flea market and collectible shows.
Apr 28
           Maywood's Annual "Spring Fling" Street Fair, 101 W. Pleasant Ave., 10-5.
May 19
           
Vintage Marketplace @ the Fanwood Train Station, Fanwood, 10-5.
May 19
           Kenilworth Street Fair & Car Show, 525 Boulevard, 10-4.
May 27
           Woodland Park Memorial Day Street Fair & Town Parade.
Jun 2
           Hasbrouck Heights Street Fair, 216 Boulevard, 10-5.
Jun 9
           Montvale Street Fair, 101 Paragon Dr., 10-5.
Jun 9
           
4th Annual Vintage Marketplace with Gourmet Food Trucks, Ringwood Manor, Ringwood, NJ.
Jun 16
           Nutley Father's Day Street Fair, 300 Franklin Ave., 10-5.
Jul 4
           Little Falls Annual 4th of July Street Fair, Main St. & Stevens Ave., 10-5.
Aug 4
           
Vintage Marketplace @ the Fanwood Train Station, Fanwood, NJ.
Sep 2
           
Riverdale's Annual Labor Day Parade & Street Fair, 91 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale.
Sep 8
           
Arts & Crafts Fair @ the Fanwood Train Station, Fanwood, NJ.
Sep 15
           
Fannywood Day Fanwood Street Fair, 230 South Ave., Fanwood, 10-5.
Sep 21
           
8th Annual Ridgefield Park Street Fair, Ridgefield Park, 10-5.
Sep 28
           
15th Annual Edison Spectacular, Edison, NJ. 11am-11pm.
Sep 29
           
2nd Annual Garfield Street Fair, Garfield, NJ, 10-5.
Sep 29
          
Vintage & Crafts @ Veterans Park, Westwood, NJ.
Oct 6
          
Saddle Brook NJ Street Fair, Saddle Brook, NJ.
Oct 27
           
New Providence Street Fair,
1260 Springfield Ave., 10-5.

Annual Warren County Farmers Fair and Hot Air Balloon Festival
North Gate Rt. 519, Phillipsburg, 908-859-6563
    12pm-10pm daily. Weekday specials on admission and rides. Old-fashioned county fair features a hot air balloon festival with mass launches each evening, Kids Corral children activity areas, traditional arts expo, farm exhibits, carnival rides and more.
Jul 27-Aug 3, 2019

XPONential Music Festival
BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden
Wiggins Park, Mickle Blvd., Camden Waterfront
    Three days of music and over 25 artists on the Camden Waterfront. Purchase tickets online.
Jul 26-28, 2019