5 Favorite Things In and Around Madison NJ - 9/30 - 10/6


It is the time of year for fall festivals and fairs! And, we have two of the best coming up this week!

Bottle Hill Day

Those of us in and around Madison know that this is THE BEST day in our town. We celebrate our community and our awesome downtown at Bottle Hill Day every year. Food trucks, rides, live music from both local bands, as well as our own kids performing on 4 stages! Plus, local vendors, a beer garden, a car show...I mean it has everything! Oh, and the return of a very special dog show! There really is something for everyone to do, all day long.

Saturday, October 1

Downtown Madison

10 am - 5 pm

Festival of Books

This is another personal favorite. There is something for everyone!

Keynote Speaker, Sebastian Junger (A Perfect Storm, War, Tribe) kicks off the event on Fridya, September 30 at 7:30 pm at Mayo Performing Arts Center.

The festivities continue on Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm throughout Morristown.

Don't miss KidFest at the Presbyterian Church Parish House on Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm with celebrated authors such as Nick Bruel, R.L. Stone, Dan Gutman and so many more.

See the website for the full calendar of events

September 30 & October 1


Big Brew Beer Festival

I know, I know, this is more for the dads than the kids but, hey, it IS family friendly!

Free shuttle from Morristown Train Station.

$65 per person

Morristown Armory, 430 Western Avenue, Morristown

Saturday, October 1. There are two sessions: 12 - 4 pm, and 5:30 - 9:30 pm.


New Jersey Veg Fest

For all you vegans, vegetarians or just plain lovers of vegetables! Don't miss this event.

Lots of yummy, healthy food and cool vendors.

$45 per person

10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Hyatt Morristown @ Headquarters Plaza


Boo at the Zoo

Okay so, The Bronx Zoo is not super close, or local, but is my favorite zoo in the area.

Weekends in October, you can purchase special tickets for this event.

See Jack O'Lantern Creatures, take part in a costume parade, run through the hay maze, and just take in all that this little (big) bit of peace and quiet from the buzz of the city has to offer.

$33.95/ adults, $23.95 for children