2015 Fall Guide: Early Fall Festivals & Events

This year, Autumn begins on September 23rd and ends on December 21st. Although in past times Fall has been associated with times of sadness since summer is over and the cold winter is around the corner, the harvest season is actually a favorite of many because of the cooler temperatures with the leaves changing and the beginning of many exciting yearly events such as back-to-school, football season, Halloween, and the start of preparing for the Holidays.

Ocean Happening’s 2015 Fall Guide covers everything Fall-related to keep your calendar full and your family busy with plenty of memory-filled festivities for the next three months.

Early Fall Festivals & Events

September marks the beginning of the entire season of Fall Festivities. Here is the first portion of your guide so get your calendars out to make sure you make the most of these festivals around you filled with tons of fun events and food!


New Heights Festival – September 11th to 13th. 500 Boardwalk Seaside Hts. From stand up paddle boarding to yoga to BMX, this Festival is action packed!

Sailfest 2015 – September 12th, Island Heights Charity Sailboat Regatta and Street Fair presented by the Rotary Club of Toms River

10th Annual Ship Bottom Irish Festival – September 12th and 13th from 11am to 10pm Saturday and 9am to 5pm on Sunday. Ship Bottom Boat Ramp Parking Lot: 10th and Shore Ave.

18th Annual Beach Plum Festival – September 13th, Island Beach State Park, 9am-4pm

Que by the Sea BBQ Festival and Competition – September 18th to 20th, Grant Ave. Seaside Hts. Friday: 5 – 10 pm, Saturday: 10 am – 10 pm, Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm.

Festival of the Sea – September 19th (rain date September 20th) ‘Visitors sample dishes by the area’s finest restaurants, arts and crafts, pony rides, kiddie games, live entertainment and more. Voted Best Seafood Festival in Ocean County by the Asbury Park Press Readers year After year! Point Pleasant Beach, from 10am to 7pm.

Other Events

Barnegat Pirate Day – September 12th, Gazebo Park on Rt. 9 and E. Bay Ave.

Inflatable 5k Race – September 12th, Six Flags Great Adventure.

Annual Jersey Shore Boat Sale & Expo – September 18th to the 20th. First Energy Park, Lakewood

2015 Shoreline Heart Walk – September 27th, 2015 at 8:30, First Energy Park, Lakewood

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