Finding things to do this fall won’t be difficult, thanks to a plethora of activities near Bridgewater, NJ. Whether you prefer outdoor activities or would rather spend your free time at a concert or play, you’ll never have to worry about being bored this autumn. Here are a few fall events you may want to add to your calendar.
Don’t Fall, Let’s Run 5K Run/Walk & Kid Sprint
Duke Island Park, Bridgewater
Runners and walkers of all ages will enjoy the 7th Annual Don’t Fall, Let’s Run 5K Run/Walk & Kid Sprint. The New Jersey Grand Prix Event will be held on a flat, paved trail that’s certified and sanctioned by USA Track and Field – New Jersey. The top three finishers in each age and gender group will receive awards. The event, held at Duke Island Park, will also feature snacks, vendor tables, crafts and a taekwondo exhibition.
The 5K Run/Walk will begin at 9 a.m., while the Kid Sprint will start at 10 a.m. Participants who register before September 15 will receive a free tee shirt. Registration fees are $25 for the 5K and $10 for the Kid Sprint if you register by September 26. After that date, add $10 to the fees.
Flemington Rotary BeerFest
Liberty Village Outlet Marketplace parking area
If you enjoy craft beer, you won’t want to miss the Flemington Rotary’s BeerFest, held from noon to 4:30 p.m. at the Liberty Village Outlet Marketplace parking area on Saturday, September 29. The event features 60 beers from 30 breweries, live music by SunDog, food for purchase and a few spirits and wines to taste. The VIP tasting session will begin at noon, and the general session will start at 1 p.m. Tickets are $40 for the general session, $50 for the VIP session (price also covers the general session) and $10 for designated drivers.
Field of Terror and Sunshine Acres
K&S Farms, West Windsor
Is “the scarier the better” your motto when it comes to haunted houses and spooky attractions? You’ll love West Windsor’s Field of Terror. When darkness falls, K&S Farms in West Windsor is transformed into a frightening, zombie-infested farm. Four terrifying attractions make up Field of Terror, including the Killer Kornfield maze, Haunted Hayride to Terrortown, House of Insanity and the Unknown Barn. Ticket prices range from $15 for one attraction to $40 for all four.
When the sun comes up, the zombies go into hiding, and the farm becomes the family-oriented Sunshine Acres. Kids of all ages will enjoy pumpkin picking, hayrides and the corn maze. The attraction opens on September 22 and is open on various dates in October.
October 27 and 28
Beethoven Piano Concerts
Richardson Auditorium, Princeton
Pianist Inon Barnatan joins the Princeton Symphony Orchestra for two performances dedicated to Beethoven’s piano concertos. Concertos 1, 2 and 4 will be performed from 8 to 10 p.m. on October 27, while concertos 3 and 5 will be performed on October 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. Tickets for each concert start at $38.
Holiday Swag Building Workshop
North Branch Park, Bridgewater
Do you enjoy decorating your apartment with pine and other natural materials? The Colonial Park Gardens’ creative staff will help you create your own unique holiday decorations using fir, pine, cedar, boxwood, arborvitaes, cones, berries and ribbon. The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and requires pre-registration and payment by November 19. The cost of the workshop is $35 and includes all materials.
November 1 – December 20
Hunterdon Hills Playhouse: Christmas in the Air
There’s no better way to boost your holiday spirit than with a visit to Christmas in the Air, the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse’s annual holiday show. The show features comedy sketches, dance numbers and classic, traditional and original holiday songs accompanied by a live orchestra. Tickets start at $74 and include the show, meal, dessert buffet, coffee or tea, and gratuity. Early purchase is recommended, as the show usually sells out quickly.
No matter what types of activities and events you enjoy, Bridgewater offers a convenient home base. If you’re looking for a luxury apartment in Bridgewater, you’ll want to pay a visit to Fairway 28, a Country Classics Rental Community. The community offers one- and two-bedroom apartment with chef’s kitchens, stainless steel appliances, private balconies, a pet lot and a dog run, and private garages (for an additional fee). Contact us for more information about this vibrant rental community.