Have Fun This Fall

Pumpkins, carnival rides and seasonal favorites for the whole family

By Sue Baldani

The spectacular Jack O’ Lantern Experience is back for its third year at Skylands Stadium in Sussex County from September 23rd to November 6th. Offered by the State Fair Group of New Jersey, it’s a great way for kids and adults to get into the Halloween spirit.

Start off with an approximately 45-minute walk through over 6000 hand-carved pumpkins in all their blazing glory. “We also have the world famous talking pumpkins,” says Justin Ferrarella, general manager at Skylands Stadium. “They tell jokes, sing, and talk amongst themselves, which is really awesome.”

Afterwards, take part in the fall festival and enjoy seasonal favorites such as hot apple cider and roasted nuts. Or, indulge in other treats like funnel cake and deep-fried Oreos.

Adults can listen to live music in the beer garden while enjoying over 30 different craft beers, plus ciders, wine and seltzers. Skylands on-site restaurant, the Double S Smokehouse, will be offering delicious barbeque as well.

Continue the fun on carnival rides like the Ferris wheel and carousel, then have the kids take part in the Under the Sea bubbles attraction and meet Disney princesses. “There will also be a Jurassic-themed attraction,” says Justin. “Honestly, there’s something for people of all ages.”

Jack O’ Lantern Experience tickets must be purchased in advance at http://skylandsstadium.com/jackolantern. Tickets are not required to enter the fall festival.  

Skylands Stadium

94 Championship Place

Augusta, NJ 07822

Written for Suburban Essex Magazine in New Jersey.


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