that await you in Salem County, New Jersey

birding on the meadowWith a rich legacy of historical places and events, a vast array of natural resources and open spaces, a stable farming community, and a strong economic job base, Salem County offers a very unique quality of life. Nestled in the southwest corner of New Jersey, Salem County is within easy driving distance of Philadelphia, New York, Wilmington, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Atlantic City. Leave the urban sprawl behind, get away for a day or a weekend to the scenic landscapes, living history and lively arts of Salem County.

Whether you plan to spend the day discovering Salem County’s many historic sites, exploring our natural wonders, or enjoying the diverse culture of our community, we have something waiting for you. The hospitality you’ll receive makes staying another day or two an easy choice.


Upcoming Events in Salem County

    Cowtown Rodeo – Saturdays through 9/27 @ Cowtown Rodeo
    Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm
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    Photo by Joe Warner, Staff Photo South Jersey Times

    “AIN’T I A WOMAN” – LIVING HISTORY @ Bookmobile Library - Lakeview Complex
    Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm

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    She was a slave, a fugitive, a feminist and an orator.  Her powerful message and dynamic delivery reverberates across the years.  Sojourner Truth will, played by Dr. Daisy Century, will deliver her famous speech on women’s equality at the Salem County Bookmobile Library on Friday, September 26 at 7 PM. Dr. Century, a professor and actor,  is from the American Historical Theatre in Philadelphia. The “Living History” series of history performers and speakers is funded by the Salem County Cultural and Heritage Commission, NJCH and Friends of the Bookmobile .

    This program is free of charge and family friendly. The library is located in the Lakeview Complex at 900 Route 45 in Mannington, between the Salem County Vo-Tech School and the Veteran’s Cemetery. As seating is limited, please call 769-1082 to reserve your place at the program.

    HCThe Salem County Library Commission received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.


    10th Annual Historic Soldiers Weekend @ Fort Mott
    Sep 27 – Sep 28 all-day

    Historic Soldiers Weekend will be held on September 28th and 29th, 2013 at Historic Fort Mott. This extensive military living history display and show will be held at Fort Mott, a historic Coastal Artillery Fort, which has a Finns Point Military Graveyard just beyond its walls. This event will again feature hundreds of military re-enactors, dozens of collectible historic vehicles, plus guest speakers such as veterans from WWII, Korea and Vietnam as well as several local authors.

    10th Annual Historic Soldiers Weekend
    September 27 & 28, 2014
    Bivouacked at Fort Mott,   Pennsville, NJ

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    Woodstown Fall Festival @ Woodstown -
    Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm




    Fall is just around the corner! It’s time to celebrate in downtown historic Woodstown, New Jersey for the annual Fall Festival on Saturday, September 27 from 10am until 4pm, with activities for the whole family.

    • Scarecrow Displays and Contest
    • Fall décor and crafts
    • A taste of local wine
    • Beer tasting Live Music
    • KIDS zone
    • Food
    • Run for Education, a 5K Run/Walk

    Come enjoy the Woodstown Fall Festival, and discover the possibilities in the heart of Salem County, New Jersey. For more information, check the web site at We’re also on Facebook.

    Giant Pumpkin Carve @ Salem County Fairgrounds
    Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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    Giant Carved Pumpkins

    Proceeds benefit Salem County Meals on Wheels

    • Carved Pumpkin Exhibits
    • Free “Haunted” Hay Rides
    • Food & Craft Vendors
    • Pumpkin Pageant
    • Children’s Activities
    • Fall Farmers Market
    • Musical Entertainment
    • Much More!
    LIVE WWII Band – The FUBAR Boys @ Riverview Inn
    Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    Brought to you as part of the weekend celebration – Historic Soldiers Weekend Event at Fort Mott

    Saturday September 27th, 2014
    LIVE WWII Band – From 7pm until 10pm

    The 9th Division WWII HPS Band aka The FUBAR Boys- will be appearing at:
    The Riverview Inn
    60 Main Street
    Pennsville, New Jersey 08070

    Cowtown Rodeo – Saturdays through 9/27 @ Cowtown Rodeo
    Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm
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    Photo by Joe Warner, Staff Photo South Jersey Times

    Bay Atlantic Symphony Chamber Ensemble @ Pennsville Memorial High School
    Oct 5 @ 3:00 pm
    South Jersey Pumpkin Show @ Salem County Fairgrounds
    Oct 10 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    11th Annual South Jersey Pumpkin Sow will be held October 10 – 12, 2014

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    Walking Ghost Tour @ Royal Port Antiques
    Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm