2021 Fall Fun Guide! - The Monmouth Moms


  We’re so excited to bring you our 2021 Fall Fun Guide, sponsored by Photography by Glenna! This year’s guide is full of local farms and markets offering harvest festivities, places to get your pumpkin spice on, indoor and outdoor activities, and lots more! Check out the full list below, and get out there this season! Happy Fall Y’all!
Photography by Glenna is offering their ‘Santa’s Magical Workshop Experience’ on November 5, 6, and 7th! Imagine being immersed in your own PRIVATE exchange with your children and grandchildren. Picture pouring milk for cookies, story time with Santa, and even a very special gift for your child! Learn more below about how you can book your once in a lifetime Norman Rockwell style experience below!




Visit The Historic Village at Allaire

See what life was like in the early 19th-century industrial community life, complete with interactive displays, hands-on activities, and costumed period interpreters in 13 historic homes, craft shops, a chapel, General Store, a bakery, exhibit halls, and other buildings! Check out upcoming events at the Historic Village at Allaire listed below!

September 25th: Fall Craft Show    –    October 9th: October Flea Market    –    October 16th: Allaire Music Jamboree    –    October 22nd + 23rd: Night of Frights    –    October 30th: 1830’s All Hallows Eve Celebration

Contact + Location Information
The Historic Village at Allaire
4263 Atlantic Avenue
Farmingdale, NJ 07727



Head to Delicious Orchards, The Country Food Market!

  Their 60,000 square foot retail market specializes in fresh fruits and vegetables. Delicious Orchards offers a wide array of baked goods all made on site in their scratch bakery. They’re home to the finest meats and cheeses with unique deli, prepared foods and grocery sections. Perfect gift baskets, coffees and teas, an ever increasing organic department, a personal shopping experience offering curbside service, catering and outdoor dining at their Cider Café where you can enjoy your meal under one of their many apple trees. To learn more about how this family owned and operated market has been the first stop for anyone planning a spring party, summer barbecue, fall picnic or winter holiday celebration visit deliciousorchardsnj.com

Location + Contact Information
Delicious Orchards

Route 34 South
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
Retail: 732.462.1989




Go Apple Picking at Eastmont Orchards!

A truly iconic Monmouth County establishment, Eastmont Orchards (formerly Delicious Orchards) has been owned by the Barclay family since 1923. In those days apples grown in this area were sold locally or shipped by barges out of Red Bank, down the Navesink River all the way to New York City. Later, as transportation improved, fruit was shipped directly to supermarkets or exported from the shipping ports of New York City and Philadelphia. Today they sell all of our products retail and direct to the consumer via “pick-your-own.”

Beginning in September, Eastmont also offers gourds, mums, pumpkins, bales of hay, and more seasonal veggies. The farm provides the perfect backdrop to take Fall fun photos with the fam. Planning professional pictures this season? You can schedule your session on the farm too! Click here for more information.

  Although Weekends are jamming, Eastmont Orchards also encourages customers to come mid-week to enjoy the view. If you are looking to bring school groups, or large groups with buses, they allow that as well. No reservation is necessary! Please direct any questions to [email protected] for more information or check out our FAQ portion of their website.


Location + Contact Information

Eastmont Orchards

181 County Rd 537 East
Colts Neck, NJ 07722





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Get Your Pumpkin Spice on at Turning Point Restaurants!

The Turning Point breakfast brunch and lunch started in 1998 in Little Silver, New Jersey. Turning Point prides themselves on offering the highest quality and freshest daytime meals in the area. Every menu item they sell is made from ‘scratch’ soups, dressings, salsa ect. They crack hundreds of eggs a day because they know it’s the best thing for their customers. Every item on their menu is cooked to order… to your requests. Turning Point will make it how you like just give us a little time. Their philosophy is “fresh is always best”.



Locations + Contact Information

Turning Point Restaurants

Holmdel, Sea Girt, Long Branch, Manalapan, Little Silver




Visit Cream Ridge Winery!

Cream Ridge Winery is New Jersey’s 7th oldest winery. They are known for their fruit wines, that are made from fruits that NJ can grow, such as their Cranberry wine, Strawberry wine, and Plum Wine.They also have a variety of white and red wines for all wine lovers! As soon as you walk in to their winery, you are greeted with a friendly face and a warm welcome. The Cream Ridge Winery team is ready to help you in any way they can, as they like to get you know you as a customer and what wines you enjoy and hear your stories.

As customers come back time and time again, they turn into friends at the winery. The winery serves wine tastings, wine flights, wines by the glass and by the bottle to enjoy. During the weekends, weather permitting, they have live music playing, some gourmet snacks from other local vendors that customer can enjoy, or you can bring your own picnic to the winery!

As they are a boutique winery, they recommend bringing an extra chair or two incase all of their seating outside is taken. The winery does hold events, there is one bigger event each month and a few scattered smaller events. To see the schedule and pop-up events you can go to their website Creamridgewinery.com or visit any of their social medias. They are also children and pet friendly, however both are not allowed in the wine bar areas.



Location + Contact Information


Cream Ridge Winery
145 Route 539 (PO Box 98)
Cream Ridge, NJ 08514




Have Some Fall Fun at Von Thun Country Farm Market!

Just a short drive outside of Monmouth County, head to Von Thun Country Farm Market in Monmouth Junction, NJ for some fall fun! U-pick apples & pumpkins, 6-acre Spookley corn maze, unlimited hayrides, 20+ activities & attractions, farm animals, pony rides, homemade apple cider donuts and more! Save $1 off online tickets using code ‘MONMOUTH.’


Location + Contact Information

519 Ridge Road
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852





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Take the Kids Fishing!

The fall is a great time to get outdoors without the humidity and hot sun! We recently took our daughter fishing to one of the local ponds in Colts Neck, and she had a blast! Before you head out, you do need to purchase a fishing license with the NJ Division of Fishing + Wildlife, which can be purchased here! There is a full list of parks you can go fishing throughout the Monmouth County Park System, which can also be found here!



Monmouth County Park System Fishing



Go to a Playground and Park!

There’s no better day spent then heading to the park and having a picnic with the fam! Check out a full list of local parks in our link below, or head to monmouthcountyparks.com for some ideas! Check out our list of favorite playgrounds below!


Favorite Playgrounds

Click here!



Explore Bell Works

Monmouth County’s own “metro-burb,” an indoor space that spans the length of more than three footballs fields, is the perfect spot to bring the family and explore. You can take the kids for a long walk, visit the Holmdel Library, and check out the stores and lunch spots such as Bell Market. Visit a virtual reality center, Oasis VRX, or get lost in Escapology. It’s definitely a great place to break up the day and get out of the house!


Location + Contact Information

101 Crawfords Corner Rd

Holmdel NJ 07733

Phone: (732) 226-8818

[email protected]




Walk Around Red Bank

Red Bank is one of our favorite spots to park the car around the holidays and just walk around. It’s small enough to bring the little ones, and you don’t have to walk miles to get anywhere, there’s still plenty to do! Start by grabbing a coffee at Rook. The whole family always has a good time at Yestercades, where you can play vintage video games at hourly rates. Swing by Marine Park, do some shopping, and grab some lunch or dinner at Dublin HousePatrizia’s, or Birravino.


Visitor Center Information



 Visit a Local Brewery

Have a babysitter for the evening? Visit or pick-up some beer and do a beer tasting from one of Monmouth County’s amazing breweries! We’ve listed some below!






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Learn More at Monmouth County Library!

Our library system is home to dozens of classes for all ages, with branches located all throughout Monmouth County. Head to the library to cool off, grab some summer reading books, and learn something new! Check out their website for the latest events and programs available.

Monmouth County Library



Go Pumpkin Picking!

Pumpkins, cornstalks, hay, mums, and gourds galore at so many of our Monmouth County farms! We’ve put a list together below of some great farms to check out this fall!



Visit Samaha’s Farm in Aberdeen!

 Check out their FALL FESTIVAL! Samaha’s fall festival is held EVERY WEEKEND in OCTOBER from 12-4 (weather permitting). They provide a low-key family experience, best suited for younger children. Admission includes all activities! Concessions are available for an additional fee.

 Throughout our growing season, Samaha’s Farm is dedicated to providing the best fruits and vegetables in New Jersey. Their farm is a true labor of love, and they are passionate about ensuring the freshest produce possible. Shop their market every day 9am-6pm. Samaha’s market closes for the 2021 season on Halloween.



Location + Contact Information

Samaha’s Farm
704 Lloyd Road
Aberdeen, NJ 07747

732-566-2474 | [email protected]




 Magical Santa Experience 2021


  A truly once in a lifetime moment, Photos by Glenna is offering Santa’s Magical Workshop Experience this holiday season! For one weekend only, your children can experience the magic of the holiday season immersed in their own PRIVATE Norman Rockwell style photo session with Santa and Mrs. Claus enjoying milk and cookies, storytime, painting with ‘magical brushes’,and receiving their very own holiday gift. 

  Imagine the wonder in your children’s eyes preserved in a keepsake storybook album for you to treasure for years to come. With some “magic” sprinkled everywhere, Glenna’s holiday experience is sure to delight the entire family, all while creating your hand finished art pieces.

 Photos by Glenna has curated a gorgeous product line exclusive to the Magical Santa Workshop Experience. With multiple keepsakes available to choose from, click here for more details or call 732.207.2422!

Have little ones who won’t sit very long? Inquire about the 20 minute experience available on November 5th!

With reserved times, NO Rush NO Crowds NO waiting and NO long drives.
The Magical Santa Workshop sells out every year, so make sure to call now for more information!




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