5 Favorite Things: November 1st - 7th

Even though the Halloween festivities are over, there are still LOTS of fun FALL activities happening in and around our area for you and your family to enjoy together.

The Great Pumpkin Sail

Friday, November 1st - 5:15 - 9:30 pm

Echo Lake Park, Mountainside

Bring your carved jack-o-lantern to Echo Lake Park the day after Halloween. Watch as your pumpkin is put on a float on the lake, sing songs around the campfire, and enjoy hot chocolate and marshmallows. Weather permitting. Rain date is November 2nd.

Ticket sales begin October 2. Purchase tickets at Trailside Nature Center, Union County Administration Building, or Colleen Fraser Building.

Ages 2+

$12/Union County family; $16 out of county

Visit the park website for tickets.


Brick Fair Lego Fan Expo

Saturday, November 2nd - 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday, November 3rd - 10 am - 4 pm


Young LEGO enthusiasts will love this 2-day festival, featuring LEGO games, like Bingo and mini golf, fan-built creations, shopping, contests and more.

Half-day tickets are available.

All ages

Price: $8- $14

Visit the website for tickets and more info.


Short Hills-Millburn Street Fair & Craft Show

Sunday, November 3rd - 10 am - 4 pm

Downtown Short Hills & Millburn

Downtown Short Hills and Millburn host this crafty fair with something for everyone. Check out vendors, food, rides, music, art and more.

All ages


Visit the event site for more information.


Disney on Ice: Road Trip Adventures

November 6th - 10th - various times

Prudential Center

Get ready to hit the road with Mickey, Minnie and the audience as they embark on a wild ride to many favorite Disney destinations. See the world from the rooftops of London, travel to the sun-soaked Motunui, set off on a safari to the Pride Lands and play at a larger-than-life carnival with Woody and Forky.

All Ages

Tickets $16

Visit the website for more information and for tickets.

Teachers Convention Mini Camp: A Day in the Life

Thursday, November 7th - 1-3 pm

Museum of Early Trades & Crafts

Time travel back to the 1800s and experience a child’s daily life by trying your hand at making butter, simple weaving, making a toy and more!

Cost: $12/child ($10 for members)

Age: 1st-5th grades

Visit the museum website to register.