It’s fall in Somerset County. Our farms are what shapes us. There are so many events and activities coming up that whether you’re a family looking to spend some time together, a group of friends looking to have a good time, a couple going on a date, or even just looking for some solo adventures, we hope you will check out what we’ve got for you.
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Norz Hill Farm & Market (Hillsborough)
A staple in Somerset County for all things fall. Norz Hill Farm & Market begins their fall festivities Saturday, September 11. During the day, visitors can enjoy hayrides through the farm that will take them to see the animals – and maybe even get to pet some! and then to the property’s pumpkin patch for a pick your own experience. Coming back from the hayride, you can pick up local produce at their market, grab some food from their tent, and check out the tractors.
Want to get spooky? Come back at night for their Scare Fest, which will begin on Saturday, September 25! Visitors can pick and choose their experience from three attractions offered at Norz – or do them all! The ‘slay’ride (haunted hayride) will take a creepy turn, taking you through cornfields for a haunted experience. Creepy Hollow and Paranoia Walking Trails will lead you on trails with ghouls, ghosts, and other haunted attractions.
Snyder’s Farm (Somerset)
Activities galore at Snyder’s Farm! The festivities begin in September with two movie nights on the lawn on September 24 for a scary movie and September 25 for a family-oriented movie. The following week (starting October 2) on the weekends visitors may come to the property’s Fall Festival. The fall festival will feature pumpkin picking, hayrides, a pumpkin slingshot, corn cannons, photo opportunities, hay mazes, and so SO much more!
Ripple Hill Farm (Basking Ridge)
It doesn’t get more Jersey than fresh-picked fruits and vegetables! Ripple Hill Farm offers a pick-your-own experience in the heart of Somerset Hills. This small family-owned farm makes for the perfect backdrop for a nice day out. Visitors may pick their own apples on during September and October on Sundays from 12-4.
Hidden Spring Lavender Farm (Skillman)
One of the most Instagrammable locations in Somerset County. While the lavender fields see their prime in the early summer months, there remains plenty to be see and do at the farm. Visitors can stop by the shop on the weekends where you’ll find local honey, alpaca products, soaps, gifts, balms, and so much more. The alpacas love visitors so make sure you say hi!
Hidden Spring will be having their Alpaca Farmers Day Festival on September 25. For more information and to register (registration is limited and must be purchased ahead of time!), click here.
Bluebird Farm Alpacas (Peapack)
Situated in the rolling hills of Peapack, Bluebird Farm offers bucolic views and an experience for families, friends, and even a fun date idea! Visitors may view the farm, feed the alpacas, and take a halter training class to lead the alpacas through the scenic property. The farm is open by registration only.