Botanical garden's Harvest Fest offers bushels of fun

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  • There’s something for everyone at the New Jersey Botanical Gardens' Harvest Fest. The pumpkin painting tables are always filled with budding artists, while the grownups enjoy the booths and exhibits. Photos courtesy of NJBG.

  • A hayride through meadows and woodlands is a perfect way to get into the autumn spirit at the New Jersey Botanical Gardens' Harvest Fest.

It will be bushels of fun at the New Jersey Botanical Gardens' Harvest Fest on Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sunday, Oct. 15.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (rain or shine) at the New Jersey State Botanical Garden in Ringwood.

It is co-sponsored by the Ringwood Chamber of Commerce.

There are activities for all ages, including hay rides, pumpkin painting, free children’s games, an autumn plant sale, and a fairway full of booths and exhibits.

A beer garden, all day music, and tasty things to eat will ensure a good time for all.

Guests can take free guided garden tours, or wander around by themselves.

For more information, visit

Parking is free.

Proceeds from Harvest Fest benefit the NJBG/Skylands Association, the non-profit member support group for the New Jersey State Botanical Garden, and the community-spirited work of the Ringwood Chamber of Commerce.

NJBG is located on Morris Road in Ringwood State Park, Ringwood. Call 973-962-9534 or visit for directions and any changes due to weather.

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