5 Favorite Things In and Around Madison NJ - 9/16 - 9/22

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Can you feel fall in the air?! It is my favorite time of the year. I've scanned the area for fun early fall activities for you and your kiddos. Have fun!

1. 1920s Country Fair & Harvest Festival at Fosterfields Sunday

Wagon-rides, food trucks, farm animals, live music, exhibits, old-fashioned games, demonstrations, and hands-on farm-related activities.

Sunday, 12 p.m.-5 p.m

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township

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2. Parsippany Fall Festival Street Fair Sunday

The 15th annual Fall Festival Street Fair will feature rides, face painting, craft vendors, food and music.

Sunday 12 p.m.- 5 p.m.

North Beverwyck Road, Lake Hiawatha

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3. Harvest of Music and Song at The Mansion at FDU Sunday

For something a little more sophisticated, don't miss Opera at Florham, a professional opera company in residence at the Florham campus of Farleigh Dickinson University, opens its 35th anniversary season with top artists performing classics and rarities from Opera to American Songbook paired with stories, history and facts about the music. Refreshments served at intermission with a chance to meet and mingle with the artists.

Sunday, September 18 @ 2 p.m.

$30; $25 seniors; $10 students.

The Mansion, 285 Madison Avenue, Madison

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4. Turtleback Zoo

There's a couple of fun things going on at the zoo this weekend.

First, there is a pancake breakfast at the zoo at 8:30 am both Saturday & Sunday.

On Saturday from 9:30 - 11:30 am is a giraffe painting class for kids! How fun?!?! For more info on this go to: www.asipofart.com

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5. THE BEST ONE... It is apple picking season!!

We like Riamede Farm in Chester. Their apple cider and cider donuts are amazing! Plus, they have a great variety of apples to pick and not a lot of fussy stuff that the kids love, but costs you a fortune and all of your patience.

9 am - 4:30 pm Daily

122 Oakdale Road, Chester

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