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.

Link to the Salem County History Project page

Parvin bridge

The autumn colors will soon be coming to Salem County – come to enjoy!

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Upcoming Events in Salem County

You can view the monthly calendar of events here.

Sep
23
Sat
Historic Soldiers Weekend @ Fort Mott State Park
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Date & Time: September 23, 2017 from 10am – 5pm

Location: Fort Mott State Park, 454 Fort Mott Rd, Pennsville, NJ

Cost: FREE

Website: soldiersweekend.com/fort_mott.html

Fort Mott invites re-enactors and visitors to the 13th Annual Historic Soldiers Weekend! Join us and take a walk through history.

Historic Soldiers Weekend

Giant Pumpkin Carve @ Salem County Fair Grounds
Sep 23 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Date & Time: September 23, 2017 from 4pm- 9pm

Location: Salem County Fair Grounds, 735 Harding Hwy, Pilesgrove, NJ

Website: http://www.scmealsonwheels.org/giant-pumpkin-carve-pumpkin-pageant/

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of this event which supports SC Meals on Wheels! More than 60 giant pumpkins will be carved. Enjoy loads of fun for all ages: hayrides, music, crafts, costume pageant, games, vendors, wine tasting and more!

Giant Pumpkin Carve

carved pumpkins

Cowtown Rodeo
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Date & Time: Saturdays at 7:30 PM

Location: 780 Harding Hwy, Pilesgrove

Website: cowtownrodeo.com

Bull Riding at Cowtown Rodeo

Sep
30
Sat
Hens & Honey Shoppes’s Fall Extravaganza @ Hens & Honey Shoppe
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Date & Time: September 30, 2017 from 9 am – 5 pm

Location: Hens & Honey Shoppe, 240 Acton Station Rd, Mannington Township, NJ 08079

 

Woodstown Fall Festival
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

2017 Woodstown Fall Festival
Saturday, September 30, 2017
10a – 4p Rain or Shine
www.woodstownfallfestival.com/

Woodstown Pilesgrove School Foundation 5k Run for Education 8AM at Marlton Park

Vendor/Crafter Setup 8AM  Apply online

Each year in September, Woodstown’s historic downtown shopping district comes alive; scarecrows by the dozens keep watch along the streets; historic houses are decorated in their fall best; and vendors, crafters and local shops line their food and wares along Main Street eager to greet the thousands of tourists and towns people who come out to celebrate fall during Woodstown’s Annual Fall Festival.

The festival officially opens at 10AM on the last Saturday in September as the crisp fall air carries whiffs of kettle corn and other delicious foods prepared by vendors and local restaurants.  You can also enjoy locally made wine and beer provided in the tent on North Main Street.

The crafters proudly display their wares as music plays from the various stages set around the town.

street scene with crowd of people

Cowtown Rodeo
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Date & Time: Saturdays at 7:30 PM

Location: 780 Harding Hwy, Pilesgrove

Website: cowtownrodeo.com

Bull Riding at Cowtown Rodeo

Oct
1
Sun
Cow Run 10 Miler and Calf Run 5K
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Date & Time: October 1, 2017, from 9am – 12pm

RUN FOR SALEM SUNDAY OCTOBER 1ST!!

Proceeds benefit Salem Midget Football, Salem Little League, Salem Stryders and Stand Up For Salem!!

5K CALF RUN ($25) OR 10M COW RUN ($35).

Info and signup at www.standupforsalem.org or www.races2run.com.

Calf Run

Calf Run

Oct
7
Sat
Elmer Harvest Day
Oct 7 all-day

poster for eventBring your appetite! Local restaurants will have holiday specials. Participating vendors will offer a variety of yummy treats! Enjoy live entertainment all day long! Ride on a fire truck throughout the town! Lots of activities for the children! Some are even free of charge!

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Support the Alloway Halloween Parade Annual Mum & Pumpkin Sale! @ Alloway Municipal Complex
Oct 7 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Date & Time: October 7 & 8 and 14 & 15 from 8am to 6pm

Location: Alloway Municipal Complex, 49 S Greenwich St, Alloway, NJ 08001

Support the Alloway Halloween Parade Annual Mum & Pumpkin Sale!
Mums, Pumpkins, Corn Stalks and Straw.

Mums and Pumpkins

Mums and Pumpkins

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Fall Festival at Frog Ocean Honey @ Frog Ocean Honey, LLC
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am

Date & Time: October 7, 2017 at 10:00 am

Location: Frog Ocean Honey, LLC, 99 Frog Ocean Rd, Salem, NJ 08079

Oct
8
Sun
Support the Alloway Halloween Parade Annual Mum & Pumpkin Sale! @ Alloway Municipal Complex
Oct 8 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Date & Time: October 7 & 8 and 14 & 15 from 8am to 6pm

Location: Alloway Municipal Complex, 49 S Greenwich St, Alloway, NJ 08001

Support the Alloway Halloween Parade Annual Mum & Pumpkin Sale!
Mums, Pumpkins, Corn Stalks and Straw.

Mums and Pumpkins

Mums and Pumpkins

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Oct
13
Fri
14th annual South Jersey Pumpkin Show Family Fall Festival @ Salem County Fairgrounds, New Jersey
Oct 13 all-day

Date & Time:

  • Friday, 5pm to 10pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm

Location: Salem County Fairgrounds, 735 Harding Highway, Woodstown, New Jersey

Cost: Parking for $5, admission free

A portion of the parking proceeds are being donated to the S.J.A.T.P.

South Jersey Antique Tractor Pullers will host a Fall Tractor Pull at the show, on Saturday, October 14th.

The South Jersey Pumpkin Show has become one of the best ways to welcome the autumn harvest with kids and parents alike. Festival goers visiting will enjoy pumpkin desserts, 100+ artists & craftsmen, Salem County Fall Home Show, fun contests, give-a-ways, Pumpkin Toss, live bands, wine sampling, festival food court, NJ Largest Baked Pumpkin Pie, South Jersey Tractor Pull, pony rides and hayrides around the fairgrounds. Vote for your favorite hand-crafted scarecrows and voting forms available at the Fairgrounds office.

New for 2017 is the “Fall Festival of Trees Exhibit” and contest. Colorful trees will be decorated in Halloween, Thanksgiving and Autumn themes. Tree lighting will be held indoors at 7:30pm on Friday, October 13 and tree exhibit will be on display until closing Sunday, October 15. Live and artificial trees will vary in size from tabletop to 7ft tall. Contest is open to adults, clubs and groups.

Opening night, Friday, will showcase the sculpturing of a 500+ pound pumpkin by a professional carver. Come learn tips and watch a masterpiece being created. The reading of Sleepy Hollow legend and the arrival of the Headless Horsemen will take place in the graveyard with two performances. Family Halloween Costume Contest & Parade, Kids under ten will enjoy free craft making, amusement rides, free pumpkins, trick or treating stroll, straw garden and Halloween treat bags.

Saturday activities includes the South Jersey Antique Tractor Pull, Decorated Baby Strollers and Adults Pumpkin Toss with over $500 in prize money awarded. The best pumpkin desserts and appetizers are being sought for the Fun Pumpkin Food contest and free sampling.

Sunday features the All-Breed Fun Dog Parade, Little Miss & Mister Pumpkin Show Pageant, DJ’ Pepper Paul and Pumpkin Show decorations sold at a discount.

The Salem County Fairgrounds is in the rich farm lands of Salem County and located just a few miles from Delaware Memorial Bridge. 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. Portion of parking fee being donated to the South Jersey Antique Tractor Pullers. Home & Garden vendors, sponsors, craftsmen, artists and farm markets are being sought for 2017. Visit www.sjpumpkinshow.com for details. Call 856-765-0118

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