DISCOVER THE POSSIBILITIES that await you in Salem County, New Jersey

With 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.

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Upcoming Events in Salem County

You can view the monthly calendar of events here.

Oct
7
Fri
The 13th Annual South Jersey Pumpkin Show
Oct 7 all-day

Dates: October 7, 8, 9, 2016

Location:  Salem County Fairgrounds, 735 Harding Hwy, Pilesgrove, NJ 08098

Cost:

  • Admissions is free, parking $5.00 a carload and good all three days of the festival.
  • Free shopping bags, free trick or treat bags, free pumpkins/gourds first 200 kids daily.
  • Visitors that donate a can of pet food at the main entrance will receive a $1.00 off parking

Contact:
Kathryn Wright,
856-765-0118
sjpumpkinshow@aol.com

The 13th annual South Jersey Pumpkin Show is gearing up for its biggest celebration of the fall harvest this October 7,8-9, 2016 hosted at the Salem County Fairgrounds, 735 Harding Highway, Woodstown, New Jersey.

The event’s theme for 2016 is “Embrace Autumn’s Glory” and the fairgrounds will be transformed by pumpkins, scarecrows, gourds, cornstalks and hundreds of colorful mums. The South Jersey Pumpkin Show festival was picked by Fodor’s Travel as one of America’s Best Pumpkin Festivals for 2014 and 2015.

Pumpkin growers and backyard gardeners from any state are being invited to bring their heaviest pumpkin out to the Pumpkin Show Big Pumpkin Weigh Off on Sunday, October 9th, at noon. If you’re a pumpkin grower this is a great late season opportunity to show off your prize pumpkin and potentially win a portion of the prize money up for grabs.

Festival goers visiting this year will enjoy pumpkin desserts, rows and rows of craftsmen, Fall Home & Garden, Farm Expo, fun contests, scarecrows, give-a-ways, Pumpkin Toss, live bands, wine sampling, festival food court, NJ Largest Baked Pumpkin Pie, pony rides and haunted hayrides around the fairgrounds.

The Pumpkin Show will feature the reading of Sleepy Hollow legend and the arrival of the Headless Horsemen on Friday & Saturday at the graveyard. The giant pumpkin pyramid that holds over 500 pumpkins and mums will be showcased as the center piece of the festival. Kids under ten will enjoy a friendly boo barn, amusement rides, free pumpkins, craft making, trick or treating on Friday night, kids straw garden and Halloween treat bags.

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The All Breed Fun Dog Parade, Decorated Fall Baby Strollers and Halloween Costume Contests are free to enter and everyone receives a ribbon and goody bag for participating. The best pumpkin desserts, casseroles, soup and appetizers are being sought for the Fun Pumpkin Food contest and free sampling held on Saturday. The Little Miss & Mister Pumpkin Pageant for girls and boys will be held on Sunday at 2pm, for kids ages 4-9 years old from Salem, Camden, Gloucester and Cumberland Counties.

The South Jersey Pumpkin Show is a completely self-supporting festival made possible by the sponsors, exhibitors and parking fee! The event organizers have pledged to keep the festival family friendly, affordable and packed full of harvest fun. 13th Annual South Jersey Pumpkin Show gearing up for the fall harvest of Pumpkins! The Salem County Fairgrounds is located in the rich farm lands Salem County and located just a few miles from Delaware Memorial Bridge.

The South Jersey Pumpkin Show will always be dedicated to Kathy Wright’s October son, Scott R.W. Bailey, age 15, who succumbed to ATV injuries on May 13, 2010. Kathy’s son was a huge part of the festival from the beginning and will always be remembered by his friends and family. A Scholarship Award is given each year in honor of Scott from the Pumpkin Show proceeds.

Admissions is free, parking $5.00 a carload and good all three days of the festival. Free shopping bags, free trick or treat bags, free pumpkins/gourds first 200 kids daily.

Visitors that donate a can of pet food at the main entrance will receive a $1.00 off parking. Home & Garden vendors, sponsors, craftsmen, artists and farm markets are being sought for 2016. Visit www.sjpumpkinshow.com for details.

Oct
8
Sat
The 13th Annual South Jersey Pumpkin Show
Oct 8 all-day

Dates: October 7, 8, 9, 2016

Location:  Salem County Fairgrounds, 735 Harding Hwy, Pilesgrove, NJ 08098

Cost:

  • Admissions is free, parking $5.00 a carload and good all three days of the festival.
  • Free shopping bags, free trick or treat bags, free pumpkins/gourds first 200 kids daily.
  • Visitors that donate a can of pet food at the main entrance will receive a $1.00 off parking

Contact:
Kathryn Wright,
856-765-0118
sjpumpkinshow@aol.com

The 13th annual South Jersey Pumpkin Show is gearing up for its biggest celebration of the fall harvest this October 7,8-9, 2016 hosted at the Salem County Fairgrounds, 735 Harding Highway, Woodstown, New Jersey.

The event’s theme for 2016 is “Embrace Autumn’s Glory” and the fairgrounds will be transformed by pumpkins, scarecrows, gourds, cornstalks and hundreds of colorful mums. The South Jersey Pumpkin Show festival was picked by Fodor’s Travel as one of America’s Best Pumpkin Festivals for 2014 and 2015.

Pumpkin growers and backyard gardeners from any state are being invited to bring their heaviest pumpkin out to the Pumpkin Show Big Pumpkin Weigh Off on Sunday, October 9th, at noon. If you’re a pumpkin grower this is a great late season opportunity to show off your prize pumpkin and potentially win a portion of the prize money up for grabs.

Festival goers visiting this year will enjoy pumpkin desserts, rows and rows of craftsmen, Fall Home & Garden, Farm Expo, fun contests, scarecrows, give-a-ways, Pumpkin Toss, live bands, wine sampling, festival food court, NJ Largest Baked Pumpkin Pie, pony rides and haunted hayrides around the fairgrounds.

The Pumpkin Show will feature the reading of Sleepy Hollow legend and the arrival of the Headless Horsemen on Friday & Saturday at the graveyard. The giant pumpkin pyramid that holds over 500 pumpkins and mums will be showcased as the center piece of the festival. Kids under ten will enjoy a friendly boo barn, amusement rides, free pumpkins, craft making, trick or treating on Friday night, kids straw garden and Halloween treat bags.

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The All Breed Fun Dog Parade, Decorated Fall Baby Strollers and Halloween Costume Contests are free to enter and everyone receives a ribbon and goody bag for participating. The best pumpkin desserts, casseroles, soup and appetizers are being sought for the Fun Pumpkin Food contest and free sampling held on Saturday. The Little Miss & Mister Pumpkin Pageant for girls and boys will be held on Sunday at 2pm, for kids ages 4-9 years old from Salem, Camden, Gloucester and Cumberland Counties.

The South Jersey Pumpkin Show is a completely self-supporting festival made possible by the sponsors, exhibitors and parking fee! The event organizers have pledged to keep the festival family friendly, affordable and packed full of harvest fun. 13th Annual South Jersey Pumpkin Show gearing up for the fall harvest of Pumpkins! The Salem County Fairgrounds is located in the rich farm lands Salem County and located just a few miles from Delaware Memorial Bridge.

The South Jersey Pumpkin Show will always be dedicated to Kathy Wright’s October son, Scott R.W. Bailey, age 15, who succumbed to ATV injuries on May 13, 2010. Kathy’s son was a huge part of the festival from the beginning and will always be remembered by his friends and family. A Scholarship Award is given each year in honor of Scott from the Pumpkin Show proceeds.

Admissions is free, parking $5.00 a carload and good all three days of the festival. Free shopping bags, free trick or treat bags, free pumpkins/gourds first 200 kids daily.

Visitors that donate a can of pet food at the main entrance will receive a $1.00 off parking. Home & Garden vendors, sponsors, craftsmen, artists and farm markets are being sought for 2016. Visit www.sjpumpkinshow.com for details.

The Barnyard Bash @ Coombs' Barnyard
Oct 8 all-day

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Date: October 8-10, 2016

Location: Coombs’ Barnyard, 20 NJ-77, Elmer, NJ 08318

Times:
Sat. October 8, 2016: 10 am – noon; & 3 – 5 pm
Sun. October 9, 2016: 10 am – noon; & 3 – 5 pm
Mon. October 10, 2016: 10 am – noon

Cost: Children $15 (includes all activities, snack & pumpkin)
Adults $5 (includes hayride & snack)

The Barnyard Bash is 2 hours of Fall FUN on the Farm. Activities include hayride, pumpkin picking and painting, visit with our animal friends, barrel train rides, games and so much more!

RSVP: Please RSVP to Amanda at 609-364-2520 or amanda@coombsbarnyard.com with the number of children and adults attending. SPACE IS LIMITED so please register early!

Oct
9
Sun
The 13th Annual South Jersey Pumpkin Show
Oct 9 all-day

Dates: October 7, 8, 9, 2016

Location:  Salem County Fairgrounds, 735 Harding Hwy, Pilesgrove, NJ 08098

Cost:

  • Admissions is free, parking $5.00 a carload and good all three days of the festival.
  • Free shopping bags, free trick or treat bags, free pumpkins/gourds first 200 kids daily.
  • Visitors that donate a can of pet food at the main entrance will receive a $1.00 off parking

Contact:
Kathryn Wright,
856-765-0118
sjpumpkinshow@aol.com

The 13th annual South Jersey Pumpkin Show is gearing up for its biggest celebration of the fall harvest this October 7,8-9, 2016 hosted at the Salem County Fairgrounds, 735 Harding Highway, Woodstown, New Jersey.

The event’s theme for 2016 is “Embrace Autumn’s Glory” and the fairgrounds will be transformed by pumpkins, scarecrows, gourds, cornstalks and hundreds of colorful mums. The South Jersey Pumpkin Show festival was picked by Fodor’s Travel as one of America’s Best Pumpkin Festivals for 2014 and 2015.

Pumpkin growers and backyard gardeners from any state are being invited to bring their heaviest pumpkin out to the Pumpkin Show Big Pumpkin Weigh Off on Sunday, October 9th, at noon. If you’re a pumpkin grower this is a great late season opportunity to show off your prize pumpkin and potentially win a portion of the prize money up for grabs.

Festival goers visiting this year will enjoy pumpkin desserts, rows and rows of craftsmen, Fall Home & Garden, Farm Expo, fun contests, scarecrows, give-a-ways, Pumpkin Toss, live bands, wine sampling, festival food court, NJ Largest Baked Pumpkin Pie, pony rides and haunted hayrides around the fairgrounds.

The Pumpkin Show will feature the reading of Sleepy Hollow legend and the arrival of the Headless Horsemen on Friday & Saturday at the graveyard. The giant pumpkin pyramid that holds over 500 pumpkins and mums will be showcased as the center piece of the festival. Kids under ten will enjoy a friendly boo barn, amusement rides, free pumpkins, craft making, trick or treating on Friday night, kids straw garden and Halloween treat bags.

pumpkin+pyramid

The All Breed Fun Dog Parade, Decorated Fall Baby Strollers and Halloween Costume Contests are free to enter and everyone receives a ribbon and goody bag for participating. The best pumpkin desserts, casseroles, soup and appetizers are being sought for the Fun Pumpkin Food contest and free sampling held on Saturday. The Little Miss & Mister Pumpkin Pageant for girls and boys will be held on Sunday at 2pm, for kids ages 4-9 years old from Salem, Camden, Gloucester and Cumberland Counties.

The South Jersey Pumpkin Show is a completely self-supporting festival made possible by the sponsors, exhibitors and parking fee! The event organizers have pledged to keep the festival family friendly, affordable and packed full of harvest fun. 13th Annual South Jersey Pumpkin Show gearing up for the fall harvest of Pumpkins! The Salem County Fairgrounds is located in the rich farm lands Salem County and located just a few miles from Delaware Memorial Bridge.

The South Jersey Pumpkin Show will always be dedicated to Kathy Wright’s October son, Scott R.W. Bailey, age 15, who succumbed to ATV injuries on May 13, 2010. Kathy’s son was a huge part of the festival from the beginning and will always be remembered by his friends and family. A Scholarship Award is given each year in honor of Scott from the Pumpkin Show proceeds.

Admissions is free, parking $5.00 a carload and good all three days of the festival. Free shopping bags, free trick or treat bags, free pumpkins/gourds first 200 kids daily.

Visitors that donate a can of pet food at the main entrance will receive a $1.00 off parking. Home & Garden vendors, sponsors, craftsmen, artists and farm markets are being sought for 2016. Visit www.sjpumpkinshow.com for details.

The Barnyard Bash @ Coombs' Barnyard
Oct 9 all-day

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Date: October 8-10, 2016

Location: Coombs’ Barnyard, 20 NJ-77, Elmer, NJ 08318

Times:
Sat. October 8, 2016: 10 am – noon; & 3 – 5 pm
Sun. October 9, 2016: 10 am – noon; & 3 – 5 pm
Mon. October 10, 2016: 10 am – noon

Cost: Children $15 (includes all activities, snack & pumpkin)
Adults $5 (includes hayride & snack)

The Barnyard Bash is 2 hours of Fall FUN on the Farm. Activities include hayride, pumpkin picking and painting, visit with our animal friends, barrel train rides, games and so much more!

RSVP: Please RSVP to Amanda at 609-364-2520 or amanda@coombsbarnyard.com with the number of children and adults attending. SPACE IS LIMITED so please register early!

Oct
10
Mon
The Barnyard Bash @ Coombs' Barnyard
Oct 10 all-day

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Date: October 8-10, 2016

Location: Coombs’ Barnyard, 20 NJ-77, Elmer, NJ 08318

Times:
Sat. October 8, 2016: 10 am – noon; & 3 – 5 pm
Sun. October 9, 2016: 10 am – noon; & 3 – 5 pm
Mon. October 10, 2016: 10 am – noon

Cost: Children $15 (includes all activities, snack & pumpkin)
Adults $5 (includes hayride & snack)

The Barnyard Bash is 2 hours of Fall FUN on the Farm. Activities include hayride, pumpkin picking and painting, visit with our animal friends, barrel train rides, games and so much more!

RSVP: Please RSVP to Amanda at 609-364-2520 or amanda@coombsbarnyard.com with the number of children and adults attending. SPACE IS LIMITED so please register early!

7th Annual Taste of South Jersey; Benefits Family Promise of Salem County @ Riverview Inn
Oct 10 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Date: Monday, October 10, 2016

Time:
4:30pm – Cash Bar
5:30pm to 8:30pm – Auction, Tastings & Voting

Location: Riverview Inn, 60 Main St, Pennsville, New Jersey, 08070
Riverview Inn Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Riverview-Inn-114708722785/

Tickets: $45 and it includes sheet of Basket Raffle tickets, a $5 value
Call and ask about discounted prices for Cash/Check Tickets: (856) 678-3772 

Info: Over 17 Local Restaurants & Caterers Participating! Try a Sampling of Each Establishments Best Cuisine, then Vote for your Favorite in Each Category! Also, there will be a 50/50 raffle & other basket raffles!

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Oct
14
Fri
Girl Scouts – Journey Jamboree (Breathe and GirlTopia) @ Appel Farm Arts & Music Center
Oct 14 – Oct 16 all-day

Date: October 14 – 16, 2016

Location: Appel Farm Arts & Music Center, 457 Shirley Rd, Elmer, NJ 08318

Cost: $125 per scout and $55 per chaperone! All inclusive price consists of accommodations for 2 nights in indoor-dormitory housing, 5 meals, snacks, s’mores, ice cream, all workshop materials and Journey badges. Early Registration Discount Available.

Appel Farm Arts & Music Center is excited to offer a season of Journey Jamborees where Girl Scouts are able to have fun while earning their Visual and Performing Arts Journey Awards! Girls, leaders, and chaperones can come together for a day, overnight, or a full weekend of activities. This Journey Jamboree will host Breathe for Cadettes and GirlTopia for Seniors on October 14-16, 2016. 



Located on 117 acres of beautiful fields and woods, Appel Farm is an idyllic spot for Scouts to spend time connecting, sharing and learning. Highlights of the Journey Jamboree include a campfire, s’mores, an ice cream sundae party, and all workshops you need to earn your Journey awards! For descriptions of each Journey, please visit our website.



For more information or to register, please visit our website at http://www.appelfarm.org/programs/arts-at-appel-farm/girl-scouts/IMG_0599

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Oct
15
Sat
Friends of the Hancock House, Inc. Open Hearth Cooking & Fall Craft Workshop @ The Hancock House
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

colonial-cook-potsDate & Time: October 15, 2016, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: The Hancock House, 3 Front St, Salem, NJ 08079, USA

Cost: All materials & lunch is provided for a $5.00 fee

Contact: hancockhousefohh@gmail.com, 856-935-4373

Important! Please wear cotton or denim clothing (no synthetic clothing.)
Ages 8 & up.
Deadline for registration is Oct 10, 2016

Oct
21
Fri
Dream! @ Appel Farm Arts and Music Center
Oct 21 – Oct 23 all-day

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Date: October 21 – 23, 2016

Location: Appel Farm Arts and Music Center, 457 Shirley Rd, Elmer, NJ 08318

Cost: $250 per pair, $95 per extra family member

Mothers and Daughters – Laugh, listen, and create as you participate in movement, writing and visual arts workshops that explore the concept of dreams. Moms – hear about your daughter’s hopes and dreams for the future. Daughters – discover that mom is not only “mom” but a woman just like you, with her own dreams and aspirations. Come join us at Appel Farm Arts and Music Center for a weekend packed with intentional opportunities for connection: Beginners Yoga, Fearless Songwriting, Dream Catcher Weaving, Memory Box Creation, a nature hike, a Mother/Daughter Kick Ball game, an evening campfire with traditional songs and S’mores and much, much more.

Additionally, guests will sleep in our cozy, heated dorm style bunks, fully equipped with mattressed bunk beds and modern bathroom facilities. (All you need is a sleeping bag and pillow.) Five organic and mostly vegetarian (and gluten-free if desired) meals will be served in our spacious dining hall which overlooks our very own organic garden. Our caterer, Maureen Gregory, specializes in delicious and nutritious, fresh cuisine. Cost: $250 per Mother and Daughter pair. Includes 2 nights of overnight accommodations, 5 meals, all workshops and materials, S’mores, snacks, an ice cream sundae party and a Saturday afternoon wine tasting for mom. This retreat is loosely recommended for mothers and their daughters, age 11 and above. Additional family members may attend at $95 per person.

Early Registration Discount: Register for Appel Farm’s Mother Daughter Retreat by September 9th and pay only $200 per pair.

For more information, please visit our website at http://www.appelfarm.org/dream-mother-daughter-retreat/ or call Melissa Tevere at 856-358-2472 or email at mtevere@appelfarm.org

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Oct
28
Fri
Discover the Road Less Traveled – Halloween Weekend
Oct 28 all-day

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Salem Ghost Tour
Tunes From The Crypt concert
Alloway Halloween Parade
Parvin State Park -Terror in the Timbers

Music Around the County Presents: Tunes From the Crypt @ St. John's Episcopal Church
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm

Date and Time: Friday October 28, 2016 at 6:00 PM

Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 76 Market St, Salem, NJ 08079

Cost: FREE

Come enjoy spooky music with organist Joanne K. Owen
After the concert please enjoy the Salem Walking Ghost Tour, leaving from the Royal Port Antique Shop. Just across the street and down the block… if you dare!

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