5 Favorite Things In and Around Madison, NJ: October 12th - 18th


Morristown Festival of Books

Saturday, October 12th & 13th, Times vary

Morristown - various locations throughout town

Here’s some of what you can look forward to this year:

  • In-person talks by more than 50 world-class authors, representing every imaginable genre, including Pulitzer Prize winners, Caldecott medalists, New York Times chart toppers, and more.

  • Book signings by these wonderful authors: yes, you can meet your literary idol!

  • Brand-new, beautiful books for purchase (and then signed, and possibly selfied with, as noted above).

  • Discussion, insight, laughter, snacks, book-loving camaraderie, tote-bag-strapitis.

All of this is open to the public and, aside from select ticketed talks, free of charge. It’s an annual two-day event that takes place each autumn. The opening night is a ticketed Keynote Event featuring one (or sometimes a pair of) amazing headline speaker. The Main Festival takes place all day on Saturday (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.), rain or shine, at several beautiful locations in the heart of historic downtown Morristown, NJ. There are plenty of red-shirted volunteers to direct you once you arrive.

Festival of Books


Sussex County Harvest, Honey & Garlic Festival

Saturday, October 13th, 10 am - 4 pm

Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta

The 9th annual Sussex County Harvest, Honey, & Garlic Festival is a celebration of agritourism, ecotourism, arts, and heritage. Enjoy a farmers' market with local Sussex County and Jersey Fresh products like fruit, vegetables, cheese, wine, and more.

The Sussex County Beekeepers Association will have educational displays and materials, along with an array of honey products. For those who love all things garlic, you'll have plenty to choose from with the Garden State Garlic Growers. The Festival will feature local artisans & crafters, plus displays highlighting northern New Jersey's great open spaces and natural history. There'll be a hay ride and crafts for kids and vendors for the adults. 

Harvest, Honey & Garlic Festival


Cooking with the Kids - Cannoli

Saturday, October 13th, 4 - 6 pm

Healthy Italia, Madison

If you know a kid who loves to cook, join him/her in the kitchen to create an authentic Italian meal together while making memories. Kids (5 to 16 years old)

On the menu: garden salad, chicken parm & cannolis!! YUM!!!

$35.00 per person

Healthy Italia

Cranford Fall Street Fair

Sunday, October 13th, 11 am - 5 pm

Downtown Cranford

Music, food, vendors and children's activities are all part of the fall fun at this annual street extravaganza.

Cranford Street Fair


So You Think You Can Dance LIVE!

Thursday, October 18th, 7:30 pm

Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown

Following the continued success of the hit summer competition series and 15 Emmy® wins, So You Think You Can Dance is packing up its best dancers and touring the country! So You Think You Can Dance Live! 2018 will feature the Top 10 Finalists including Season 15 winner, America's Favorite Dancer Hannahlei Cabanilla, plus Jay Jay Dixonbey, Chelsea Hough, Evan Debendedetto, Genessy Castillo, Cole Mills, Darius Hickman, Madalena Fialek, Slavic Pustovoytov and Jensen Arnold. Featuring special guests All-Stars Lauren Froderman and Cyrus "Glitch" Spencer.

Tickets from $49

Mayo Performing Arts Center