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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.

Crawfish Fest
Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Rd., Augusta, 973-948-5500
    Three day Louisiana and New Orleans style music, food and camping festival.
Aug 27-29, 2021

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.
Jul 31, 2021

Firefly Music Festival
The Woodlands of Dover, Delaware, 855-281-4898
    Annual outdoor festival features renowned headliners and emerging artists.
Sep 23-26, 2021

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.
Sep 24-26, 2021

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.
Oct 2-3, 2021

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.
Cancelled for Jun 2021

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 6-15, 2021

The New Jersey Lottery 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.
          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. VIP concert tickets available.
Jul 23-25, 2021

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 21-Oct 3, 2021

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 16-17, 2021

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 1-4, 2021

Philadelphia Folk Festival
Spring Mountain Ski Area, 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 21-22, 2021

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 25-27, 2021

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 18-19, 2021

State Fair Meadowlands
1 MetLife Stadium Drive, East Rutherford, 201-355-5911
    Family-friendly entertainment in late June and July each year includes rides, attractions, free shows and concerts.
Jun 18-Jul 11, 2021

Street Fairs & Kids Traveling Shindig by JC Promotions
          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.
2021 Street Fairs
Sep 5
Stirling Community Street Festival, 393 Main Ave., Stirling.
Sep 6
Riverdale's Annual Labor Day Street Fair, 120 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ.
Sep 12
25th Annual Fannywood Day Street Fair, 230 South Ave., Fanwood, NJ. 10-5.
Sep 19
Somerville Art & Craft Lovers Festival, Grove St. & Main St., Somerville, NJ.
Sep 25
Edison Fall Family Spectacular, along 1011 Amboy Ave., Edison, NJ. 11am-11pm.
Sep 26
Garfield Fall Family Street Fest, 500 Midland Ave., Garfield, NJ, 10-5.
Oct 2
New Jersey Botanical Gardens Harvest Festival & Craft Fair, Ringwood State Park, 2 Morris Rd., Ringwood, NJ, 10-5.
Oct 3
Saddle Brook Fun Family Street Fair, 299 Market St., Saddle Brook, NJ. 10-5.
Oct 16
Maywood's Harvest Craft & Food Truck Festival, Memorial Park, 750 Wyoming Ave., Maywood, NJ. 11-5.
Oct 17
Montvale's Family Fun & Food Truck Street Festival, 1 Paragon Dr., Montvale, NJ. 10-5.
Oct 24
New Providence Annual Street Fair,
1260 Springfield Ave., 10-4.
Oct 24
Arts Crafts & Vintage Fair, Fanwood Train Station (South side), Fanwood, NJ. 10-5.
Oct 30
Ridgefield Park Downtown Street Fair, Main St., Ridgefield Park, NJ. 10-5.

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, musical entertainment, and more.
Jul 31-Aug 7, 2021

XPONential Music Festival
Wiggins Park & BB&T Pavilion, Riverside Dr., Camden Waterfront
    Three days of music features established artists and new up-and-coming bands.
Sep 17-19, 2021