It wouldn't be fall without the Toms River Harvest Arts F estival. This year's festival, slated to take place Saturday, October 17 from 11:30 am to 5 pm, includes tons of fun activities for kids, contests, dozens of local art vendors, and live entertainment options.

With its celebratory and seasonal atmosphere, the Harvest Arts Festival is consistently a community favorite in Freehold, Farmingdale, and Monroe Township. Whether you're looking to spend time with your family, friends, or community members, the Harvest Arts Festival hosts several attractions unique to autumn at the shore that you won't experience elsewhere.

We've provided a guide to the festival, if you or your family is interested in attending.

Harvest Arts Festival's Craft Vendors

As you walk through this year's Harvest Arts Festival, you'll see that the Toms River arts community is thriving. There will be dozens of painters, crafters, and sculptors throughout the festival, each with detailed and one-of-a-kind works of art that you won't be able to find anywhere else.

If you like browsing handmade crafts, then you should definitely check out the Harvest Arts Festival's lineup of unique vendors.

Harvest Arts Festival's Attractions for Children

The Harvest Arts Festival is a family-friendly event with several activities children will enjoy. This year's festival includes a haystack maze, sand art, pumpkin decorating, and different rides, making it a fun event for all ages. There will also be stilt walkers and balloonists in the streets sure to mesmerize your children.

If you're looking for something to do with your kids, the Harvest Arts Festival is a great place to spend the afternoon.

Harvest Arts Festival Live Entertainment

You'll definitely want to bring your dancing shoes to the Harvest Arts Festival because Vintage and the XL Jazz Band will perform their own brand of rock, rhythm and blues, and funk throughout the day. Both bands put on an energetic live performance that you won't want to miss.

A beer garden will also be set up during this year's Harvest Arts Festival, which will be a great place to sit and relax with friends after walking around the festival all day. Several different beers will be available for you to try in this comfortable garden.

Harvest Arts Festival Contests

Family-friendly fun is the cornerstone of the Harvest Arts Festival. The festival wouldn't be complete without a healthy dose of competition. This year's festival includes several seasonal contests, including a homemade fall dessert cook-off, an apple cider donut eating contest, and a create-a-scarecrow contest.

Celebrating Tradition at the Harvest Arts Festival

The Harvest Arts Festival is a community staple for locals in Freehold, Farmingdale, and Monroe Township. This is a wonderful tradition that grows bigger and better each year, and this festival is no exception. Additionally, the Harvest Arts Festival is a great opportunity to support local artists and businesses, so Freehold Dodge hopes to see you there!


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