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art street fairs halloween food truckArt, street fairs and Halloween in New Milford are what you’ll find going on this week in Bergen County.  Because it’s still warm enough in October, expect something outside every week.  November might be a different story of course.

Going out to eat is back and so is indoor entertainment.  Bergen PAC and Hackensack PAC are almost always selling out performances.  Since live entertainment is back, I’ll include more of this in the future.

Here’s this weeks lineup for you:

  • Art in the Park
  • Maywood’s Harvest Craft and Food Truck Festival
  • Montvale Street Fair
  • Tenafly Street Fair and Craft Show
  • Nightmare on River Road
  • Baronfest at Historic New Bridge Landing
  • Veterans Car Show

Art in the Park Show

Come to Van Saun Park this Saturday 11-3:30 for Bergen County’s 57th annual Art in the Park Show and concerts.  Music is art show from 12:30 on by Mike Bracato’s Sharp Edge band.  This is a juried art show with everything from acryllics to photos.  A lot of it is for sale too.  So come on out to Art in the Park and enjoy Van Saun Park too.

Maywood’s Harvest Craft and Food Truck Festival

It seems that every weekend a different town has a  Fall craft fair and food truck festival in Bergen County.  This Saturday is Maywood’s.  On top of the craft fair and food trucks there’s ongoing music and even a pumpkin patch.  Location is Memorial Park and it’s on from 11 to 5 this Saturday.

Maywood has an extensive shopping district on Pleasant.  It’s famous for, among other things, the Maywood Market where you’ll find amazing prepared food choices and restaurants like the Maywood Pancake House, Seafood Gourmet or The Maywood Inn’s Twin Door Tavern.

food truckMontvale’s Family Fun Food Truck & Street Fair Festival

Montvale’s Family Fun Food Truck and Street Fair Festival is being held along Paragon Drive this Sunday from 10 to 5.  This is a big festival with 150 exhibitors, 2 food courts, Kids Traveling Shindig (face painting, mechanical & pony rides, petting zoo) and all sorts of food trucks.

Tenafly Street Fair and Craft Show

Tenafly turns it’s entire business district into one big street fair on Sunday from 11 to 5.  You’ll see truly outstanding crafts, all sorts of vendors plus music and usually at least 1 or 2 bouncy rides for children.

While you’re in Tenafly, why not plan on going out to lunch or dinner?  Enjoy upscale dining at top rated Axia Taverna, terrific Israeli food at Tavlin, fine Spanish cuisine at Sayola, delicious Indian food at Veda, authentic fare at Simply Vietnamese or the ever popular family Italian TPR

Nightmare on River Road  nightmare on river road

The Nightmare on River Road in New Milford has become a beloved Halloween treat.  I can’t describe this – you have to experience it.  What I can tell you is that it’s a lot of fun and children love it.  Because it’s a local Boy Scout fundraiser, you’re supporting a worthy cause.  Tickets can be purchased at the door or online.  Hours are every Friday and Saturday night for the rest of October from 6 to 10 pm.  Since New Bridge Farm & Garden is helping out by allowing the Boy Scouts to use it’s facility, how about getting your pumpkins there this year?

Baronfest at Historic New Bridge Landing

This is a celebration of Major General Baron Von Steuben.  If you don’t know who he is, you should.  Gen. Von Steuben came from Germany to help George Washington win the American Revolution.  He gave the rag tag Revolutionary Army the baronfesttraining and discipline it needed to win the war.  Without Von Steuben’s help, there would be no United States today.

Hours are 1-5 on Saturday for Baronfest at Historic New Bridge Landing.  You’ll learn how they shot canons, talk to American Revolutionary soldiers and generally have a really good time.  Additionally 3 New Jersey craft beer breweries will be giving out samples.

Veterans Car Show

You can be sure that there’s another car show happening in Bergen County.  While last week’s was the biggest, the Veterans Car Show in Hasbrouck Heights is another good one.  It’s this Sunday from 9 to 3 at the VFW Hall (513 Veteran Place) in town.  They have a lot of custom and stock cars along with motorcycles and all sorts of classic cars.

If you haven’t been to Hasbrouck Heights you’re in for a treat.  This is a very cool town with a wonderful shopping district.  In addition you’ll find some outstanding restaurants.  There’s the Ivy Inn, Sophia’s Mediteranean Grill, Tom Yum Koong Risotto House or Sombrero’s Mexican Grill among many others.

Art, Street Fairs, Halloween and More

There’s so much going on now.  October weather is warm to moderate so this is a very busy time of year.  Check back too because another article is coming Wednesday on the market.


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