We are very excited about fall in Mercer County. Apples, pumpkins, sunflowers, leaf peeping… everything you know and love about the season is happening here against the beautiful backdrop that is Mercer. And there’s even more surprises added this season to make it extra fantastic.
Are you ready to get your fall checklist ready? Here we go…
660 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
A classic for fall. We all love Terhune and for good reason. They know how to do fall. Apple vineyards, hayrides, pumpkin picking and painting… And please do us a favor and grab some of their fresh apple cider donuts.
Join their Family Fun Fall Weekends by purchasing tickets on their website. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and children under 3 are free.
Outdoor Movie Under the Stars
Palmer Square (On the Green) 40 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ
Date: Friday, September 17th
Bring the kids for a free screening of Rookie of the Year in beautiful Palmer Square. Parking in Hulfish or Chambers Street Garages are $4 after 4pm and the movie begins at dusk!
Howell Living History Farm Corn Maze
17 Valley Road, Hopewell Township, NJ 08530
Want a challenge? Stop by Howell Farm to go through their 4-acre ‘Bridges of Mercer County’ corn maze with hidden clues, time clocks, group flags and more. There's also a courtyard with pumpkins, hayrides, music and lots of fall fun.
Learn more on their website at: https://www.howellfarm.org/corn-maze
Holland Ridge Farm Sunflower Festival
86 Rues Road, Cream Ridge, NJ 08514
Technically outside Mercer County, this one is quite special so we wanted to mention it anyways. They have rows and rows of towering sunflowers that will make you want to take a picture (or twenty). They feature yellow, white, red and bi-color varieties. They're also the largest u-pick on the East Coast making it easy to social distance. All tickets to visit the farm must be purchased online at www.hollandridgefarms.com.
Fall Fun Fest
Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N Harrison Street, Princeton, NJ
Date: Saturday, October 16th, 11am - 3pm
Head over to the Princeton Shopping Center for free family-friendly fall activities, like a Pumpkin Painting Party, line dancing, activity stations and an interactive presentation. There will be a local DJ playing fall music and Halloween costumes are encouraged!
Hamilton Township’s Oktoberfest
Veteran’s Park, Hamilton, NJ
Date: Sunday, October 17th, 11am - 5:30pm
Food trucks, hay rides, crafts and so much more! Lots to see and explore at this year’s Oktoberfest. Children will get the opportunity to pick a pumpkin to bring home. And best of all, it’s free!
Photo via https: www.communitynews.org
After your fall adventure, stop by for a fall drink at any of the places here.