The best part about fall in Mercer County are the sunflowers, pumpkins, apples and sunflowers to only name a few! Can't forget the foliage, corn mazes and hayrides! I hope you're ready to jam pack your weekends with the beautiful cool, crisp weather and memories for a lifetime. Check out these fall activities below - don't forget to check out the events page for more going on in Mercer County!

Terhune Orchards

660 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

Terhune is the center for family fun year around, but especially in the fall! Take advantage of apple or pumpkin picking, hayrides, arts & crafts and more! I highly recommend to get their fresh and famous apple cider donuts! 

Check out their Fall Family Fun Weekends on their website and purchase tickets in advance to save! Children under three are free. 

Terhune Orchards Fall Fest

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Howell Living History Farm Corn Maze

17 Valley Road, Hopewell Township, NJ 08530

Enjoy the crisp fall weather while challenging yourself to a 4-acre maze that's 2 miles of paths! If you prefer to ride through mazes in style, check out the wagon rides. Private wagon rides are available. It's recommended to purchase your ticket beforehand to provide easy arrival. 

Visit their website to view dates/times:

People on a horse-drawn hay ride at Howell Living History Farm

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Holland Ridge Farm Events

86 Rues Road, Cream Ridge, NJ 08514


Fall Food Truck Festival - Sept. 24/25

- Over 30+ food trucks, photo opportunities and animals! Pick your own flowers will be available these days.

Fall Craft & Music Festival - Oct. 1/2

- 50+ crafters, live music, photos, and animals! Pick your own flowers will be available these days.

Family Fun Columbus Day Weekend - Oct. 8 - 10

- Free kids activities included with admission, bubble shows, airbrush tattoos, face painting, balloon animals and caricature artists. 

All tickets to visit the farm must be purchased online at

an expansive view of a person standing in the midst of the Holland Ridge Farm Sunflower Festival

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Cranberry Fest

October 1st & 2nd 

Farnsworth Ave. Bordentown NJ

Located in Bordentown, the Cranberry Fest has been running for over 30 years and becoming one of the largest arts and crafts show! Shop around at beautiful items for sale at the vendor tents and if you're getting hungry, don't worry - there's plenty of yummy food options!

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Princeton Fall Fest

Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N Harrison Street, Princeton, NJ

Date: Saturday, October 22nd, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Head over to the Princeton Shopping Center for a day filled with all things fall! Visit the vendors that will take over the courtyard with a wide range of goods ranging from vintage, textiles, apparel and handmade works. Live music will be playing throughout the day and plenty of fall-themed foods to keep your belly full!

Young child playing cornhole at Princeton Shopping Center

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After your fall adventure, visit local distilleries and eateries offering the best fall drinks in Mercer County.