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Now that we’re seeing the first signs of earlier sunsets and cooler evenings, it’s time to start planning ahead for those glorious fall days and how to spend them! The good news is there are a variety of fall and harvest festivals planned throughout Burlington County, so you won’t have to spend much time driving for an enjoyable day. Here are a few events to check out:

Upcoming Festivals: Ongoing Events:

Evesham Harvest Fest
Saturday, September 23, 10am to 4:30pm
Main Street, Marlton, between Maple Avenue and South Locust Avenue

Annual Apple Festival at Kirby's Mill
Saturday, October 14, 9am to 4pm
275 Church Road, Medford

Autumn in Moorestown Festival
Saturday, October 14, 9am to 4pm
Main Street, Moorestown

Fall Foliage Float Festival
Sunday, October 15, 9am to 4pm
Historic Smithville Park, 803 Smithville Road, Eastampton

The Chatsworth Cranberry Festival
October 21 and 22, 9am to 4pm
"Downtown" Chatsworth

Burlington County Agricultural Center Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, May 20 through October 28, and November 18, 8:30am to 1pm
500 Centerton Road, Moorestown

Johnson's Corner Farm Fall Harvest Festivals
September 10 through October 30
133 Church Road, Medford

Johnson's Locust Hall Farm Fall Activities
September through October
2691 Monmouth Road, Jobstown

Scarecrows on Parade!
Historic Smithville Park, 803 Smithville Road, Eastampton

Indian Acres Tree Farm Pumpkin Picking and Wagon Rides
Weekends: September 16 through October 29
Weekdays: October 2 through October 30
111 Tuckerton Road, Medford

Don’t forget, Burlington County isn’t your only option for fall fun!

You could drive to South Jersey’s other Smithville, take a day or overnight trip to Peddler’s Village in Bucks County, or even plan a vacation around a festival in another state.

Oktoberfest Historic Smithville
October 7 and 8, 10am to 5pm
615 East Moss Mill Road, Smithville

Peddler’s Village
Routes 202 and 263, Lahaska, Bucks County, PA.
Scarecrow Festival  – September 16 and 17, 10am to 6pm
OctoberFEAST  – October 14 and 15
Apple Festival  – November 4 and 5, 10am to 6pm

For those of you who prefer to spend your afternoon sipping adult beverages, there are festivals for you too.

There are plenty of local wine and beer fests scheduled this fall.

Did you know that harvest festivals originally celebrated a successful harvest or the harvest season itself, depending on the country?

In Britain, the beginning of the harvest season was celebrated on August 1 with a harvest festival called Lammas and the end was celebrated with a big meal called a Harvest Supper. Countries around the world, including the United States, still celebrate harvest-time traditions.

Try checking out some of these books to learn more about the harvest season and harvest celebrations:

With a little planning, you can even celebrate your own fall harvest!