2023 Fall Fun Guide presented by Eastmont Orchards! - The Monmouth Moms



  We’re so excited to bring you our 2023 Fall Fun Guide, presented by Eastmont Orchards! This year’s guide is full of local farms and markets, harvest festivals, 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!




Head to Eastmont Orchards for some family fun this season! A truly iconic Monmouth County destination, Eastmont Orchards has been owned by the Barclay family since 1923. Eastmont takes pride in selling all of our products retail and direct to the consumer via “pick-your-own.” Beginning in September, Eastmont also offers gourds, pumpkins, and more seasonal veggies. The farm provides the perfect backdrop to take Fall fun photos with the fam.

No admissions fees required for entry no matter what day of the week you come! 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 (inquire within). No reservation is necessary! Please direct any questions to [email protected] for more information or check out our FAQ portion of their website.



Eastmont Orchards Location + FAQ's




  2. Various food vendors 

  3. Hayrides beginning at 10:30 am through 3:30pm ($5 per person, ages 2 and up) starting September 15th

  4. Free bags while supplies last

  5. Reusable tote bags $2 each

  6. Hats and T-Shirts available for sale until supplies last!

  7. Bring your own bag (must be empty upon entry)

  8. More photo opportunities throughout the orchard including hay bales, corn stalks, roll hay bales in the shape of farm animals after September 15th.

  9. Weekend hours – 9am – 5:30pm


  1. Free Admission

  2. Free bags while supplies last

  3. Reusable tote bags $2 each

  4. Bring your own bag (must be empty upon entry)

  5. Hats and T-Shirts available for sale until supplies last!

  6. More photo opportunities throughout the orchard including hay bales, corn stalks, roll hay bales in the shape of farm animals after September 15th.

  7. Weekday hours 9am – 4:30pm


Eastmont Orchards

181 County Rd 537 East
Colts Neck, NJ 07722






Join us for The Monmouth Moms’ 2023 Fall Festival! Register here!




Looking for a SPOOKY Fall go-to destination? Monster Mini Golf & Arcade is a black-lit MONSTER-themed indoor family entertainment center offering a unique experience including an 18-hole glow-in-the-dark miniature golf course and a full arcade featuring video games, claw machines, a prize center, and even virtual reality! You’ll be entertained by DJ Weird Radio broadcasting live during you spook-tacular experience.  No matter what age you are, and whether you’re visiting for a day of family fun, date night or planning a private party, our team is ready to make your experience MONSTROUS! We also offer haunted-mansion-themed private party rooms that are available for unforgettable birthday celebrations and other events.


  • MINI-GOLF – 18-hole glow-in-the-dark MONSTER-themed miniature golf course!
  • ARCADE – Full state-of-the art arcade featuring video games, claw machines, prize center & virtual reality!
  • MUSIC – DJ Weird Radio broadcasting live!
  • PRIVATE PARTY ROOMS – Birthday parties & events that are second to none!
We especially love Fall at Monster Mini Golf & Arcade because we get to deliver our SPOOKY, unique, quirky and engaging monster-themed family entertainment dedicated to the sheer enjoyment of humans of all ages! Check us out online at https://monsterminigolf.com/eatontown where you can book parties and events, purchase gift cards and even pre-purchase combos. Monster Mini Golf & Arcade is dedicated to providing affordable and engaging entertainment for humans of all ages, and our great team can’t wait to welcome you to our spooky family fun center located at 749 Hope Road in Eatontown! Get ready for a spook-tacular time at Monster Mini Golf & Arcade!


Location Information

Monster Mini Golf

Eatontown, NJ







We took a little history from the area when naming and designing the restaurant after the Sandy Hook proving grounds. Established in 1874, it became the first us army proving ground to test artillery and other materials. And that’s what we are all about – testing new menu items and specializing in the newest craft beer and cocktails.

We like to mix it up with our events, music, and experience to always keep things fresh and fun. Proving Ground strives to provide events that appeal to all people of all ages. Whether you love art, enjoy craft cocktails, love music or just love Proving Ground – we have an event for you!

We serve lunch, dinner, brunch on Sundays, Happy Hour Monday – Friday & we have live music all year long! You can book dinner reservations directly on opentabale.com

Events –

Tuesday trivia with geeks who drink

Monthly – kids night, dueling pianos, paint & sips, live music, happy hour, lunch and dinner & Sunday brunch!



Location + Contact Information

The Proving Ground






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!




Head to Oak Hill Farms, located in Holmdel, NJ, for holiday fun this season! Family-owned and operated, Oak Hill Farms was born out of love for family, a passion for nature, and a true love for community. Bring the family for farm-oriented kids activities such as Alpaca Story time, Goat Yoga, Farm Tours, Seasonal Markets, and more. Sip on a cup of their delicious organic and locally roasted Peruvian coffee, sit out back, and take the kids to see the farm animals! Inside you can peruse a wide array of Oak Hill Farms’ best smelling soy wax candles, gorgeous fresh flower bouquets, fresh dairy, homemade ice cream, farm-made jams, caramels, honey, maple syrups, and farmhouse home decor. Stay tuned for upcoming pop-up events all season long!



Upcoming Pop-Up Events at Oak Hill Farms
Saturday, September 16:  Story Time, 10:30am, Open to all ages
Sunday, September 17: Kids Goat Yoga, 9:00am, Ages 6+ (children need to be accompanied by an adult)
Sunday, September 17:  Fall Family Fun Day, 10:00am-3:00pm
Saturday, September 23: Alpaca Picnic, 10:00am, Ages 3+
Saturday, September 23: Pumpkin Painting, 12:00pm, Ages 4+
Sunday, September 24: Family Tractor Day, 10:00am-3:00pm, Open to all ages
Sunday, October 1: Goat Yoga, 9:00am-9:45am, Open to ages 10+ (children need to be accompanied by an adult)
Sunday, October 1:  Fall Artisan Market, 10:00am-3:00pm, Open to all ages
Saturday, October 7:  Pumpkin Painting, 12:00pm, Ages 4+
Sunday, October 8: Alpaca Picnic, 10:00am, Ages 3+





17 Stillwell Rd.

Holmdel, NJ 07733








  iPlay America’s all-indoor, climate-controlled park is full of fun for guests of all ages. At New Jersey’s premier entertainment venue you’ll experience exciting rides and attractions like XD Dark Ride and Ballocity, high-speed go-karts, the ultimate two-level laser tag arena, over 250 arcade games and more.

The FUN doesn’t stop there! Topgolf Swing Suite is your go-to for all virtual sports competitions, perfecting your golf swing and the ultimate viewing party experience for your favorite teams. Did we mention there’s a NEW food and drink menu? Check it out!

iPlay America is also New Jersey’s #1 Party Destination! Choose from one of our unique packages like fan-favorite VIP Ultra Party, the action-packed Laser Tag Party and Topgolf Swing Suite parties. Parties include your choice of rides and attractions, exclusive access to a private party room, party host, and more! Throw the most exciting and memorable party ever!

Get inside the FUN at iPlayAmerica.com


Location + Contact Information
Freehold, NJ



Head to Delicious Orchards this fall! 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




Take the Kids Fishing!

The fall is a great time to get outdoors without the humidity and hot sun! We love to tae our daughter fishing to one of the local ponds in Colts Neck, she has 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



Fall is here! How are you planning to make the most of the season? After all, there’s only so much time to enjoy the colorful leaves and crisp air. This year, Seastreak is offering FIVE fall cruises departing from Highlands and Atlantic Highlands, NJ. Each of which, runs up the mighty Hudson River – one of the best locations for leaf peeping in the country. Read on to see which cruise is perfect for you and your family!

 Fall Foliage Brunch Cruise: Check out the stunning fall foliage lining the river while enjoying a beverage from the bar and a delicious meal from everyone’s favorite Brennan’s Delicatessen.

Fall Foliage Cruise to Cold Spring, NY: Travel up the scenic river and depart in the charming Hudson Valley village of Cold Spring. Shop for artisan holiday gifts, dine at a local eatery, and explore the Victorian streets.

West Point Tour and Fall Foliage Cruise: After a calming boat ride to the campus, you’ll join a professionally guided tour of the United States Military Academy. Learn about West Point’s role in the revolution, its famous history, the cadet experience, and stories about graduates who shaped our nation.

Fall Foliage Cruise to Bear Mountain – Reconnect with nature at Bear Mountain without the hassle of driving! Spend the day hiking, biking, and if you’re lucky – wildlife viewing. The park is kid-friendly, so bring the family.  You won’t want to miss the Trailside Museum and Zoo, or sharing a meal at the Bear Mountain Inn next to an enormous stone fireplace.

*NEW* Fall Foliage Cruise to Milton, NY: Take the boat up to Milton, NY where you’ll have the option to board a bus that will bring you to various points of interest in the Hudson Valley. Visit a brewery or winery, go on a hay ride, or spend the afternoon apple picking, for an idyllic fall day!

No matter which trip you choose, you’re sure to travel in comfort. Spacious seating, an open-air top deck, a climate controlled cabin, and a fully stocked bar is available on every Seastreak ferry. We can’t wait to have you aboard!

Location + Contact Information



G&G Stables is a quaint and modest family owned/operated farm in Howell, NJ.  We are proud to serve the community by educating and enriching the lives of all our friends, patrons, and extended farm family.  It is of the utmost importance that we deliver a memorable experience in a fun, family-friendly environment.
Fall is an especially fun season at G&G Stables!  We currently offer tours of our farm, petting zoo, farm birthday parties and seasonal events.  It is a safe, friendly environment where everyone can enjoy the outdoors and farm life.  Every Sunday in October will be a “Sunday Funday”!  Check out the calendar on our website for each Sundays theme.
Please follow us on our social media sites for news on upcoming events, tour information, general farm happenings, and announcements. Thank you in advance for your patronage and support.  We continuously strive to provide a quality experience for you and your families.


Location + Contact Information
49 Driftway Rd
Howell, NJ 07731



 Jenkinson’s Boardwalk is one of the premier family destination spots on the Jersey Shore. Located in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, Jenkinson’s Boardwalk is conveniently located in close proximity to the greater New York City and Philadelphia areas. As one of the most family-friendly boardwalks in New Jersey for 95 years, Jenkinson’s Boardwalk offers a wide range of fun and exciting activities for the whole family – including a mile-long beach, amusement park, aquarium, arcades, games, restaurants, mini golf, a night club, shops, and much more! Whether you’re visiting for the day or the weekend…you’ll never run out of things to do!

Location + Contact Information

300 Ocean Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742




Playground Bucket List

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!


 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!



Grab a pumpkin spice at a local coffee shop. Monmouth County is home to some of the BEST shops in NJ! Check out our full list below.



Go Downtown

Stroll the bustling downtowns of Monmouth County with the fam this season and explore new restaurants, boutiques, festivals, and more!

The 2023 Fall Fun Guide is presented by Eastmont Orchards!

   Head to Eastmont Orchards for some family fun this season!


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