Did you end up working most of your summer away? Don’t fret, there are still plenty of great things to enjoy during these last few weeks as well as the ones leading into the fall. Especially some of the best fairs and festivals to happen all season. You ready for them? These are our top can’t miss ones you need to make time for. You’ll be happy you did.

Fairs & Festivals in Mercer County

INDO American Fair

https://www.visitprinceton.org/event/indo-american-fair/13659/

When: August 31 - September 1, 11am - 7pm

Where: Mercer County Park, Festival Grounds

The INDO American Fair is back for its 16th year and is one of the biggest fairs in NJ. It’s designed to help spread and share the art, culture and heritage of India. Enjoy traditional dances, live entertainment, food and tons of fun! Parking is $5 and entry tickets are $3.

INDO fair crowd

 

Princeton Children's Book Festival

https://www.visitprinceton.org/event/princeton-childrens-book-festival/13658/

When: September 14, 11am - 4pm

Where: Princeton Public Library in Hinds Plaza

Have a little book worm? Over 70 popular children’s book authors will be attending this festival to meet your little ones as well as sign their favorite books. A great way to encourage young readers and introduce new books to your bedtime routines.

Author greeting a child at a book signing

 

Apple Days Fall Harvest Festival

https://www.visitprinceton.org/event/apple-days-fall-harvest-festival/13656/

When: Saturdays & Sundays, September 14 - October 27, 10am - 5pm

Where: Terhune Orchards

Apple cider donuts. Do we need to say more? It’s time for apples and pumpkins so grab the family and head over to the farm. You’ll be ready to start fall when you hit this festival. Entry is $10 and free for children under 3.

A bin of apples with a sign reading Welcome to Apple Day, Have an Apple

 

Music Fest

https://www.visitprinceton.org/events/annual-events/music-fest/

When: September 15, 11am - 6:30pm

Where: Palmer Square, Princeton

A full day tribute to our favorite NJ artists right here in Princeton! Tip: Don't miss the Bon Jovi tribute at the end of the night. A great day out for the fam with plenty of food and activities. Admission is FREE!

A view of the audience watching a concert

 

Italian American Festival

https://www.visitprinceton.org/event/mercer-county-italian-american-festival/11422/

When: September 27 - 29
Where: Mercer County Park, Festival Grounds

Times: Friday, 3 - 11pm; Saturday 12 - 11pm; Sunday 12 - 9:30pm

Who doesn’t love Italian food? Come out to celebrate the 20th year of the Italian American Festival with rides, entertainment, crafts, bocce, fireworks, food (of course) and some other fun cultural activities. Entry ticket is $5 and parking is $5. Children 12 and under are FREE.

3 People performing onstage at a concert

 

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