Hoboken Harvest Festival returning to Pier A Park for first time since pandemic began


The Hoboken Harvest Festival is returning to Pier A Park for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began in a little over two weeks.

Photo courtesy of the City of Hoboken.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The festival will return to Pier A Park on October 22nd from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. offering free activities to Hoboken youth including a trackless train, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, hay maze, pony rides, live music, and more.

“I am excited to welcome back the Hoboken Harvest Festival this year so our families, friends, and neighbors can gather together again to celebrate the fall,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a statement.

“This year’s festival is back and better than ever, thanks to the partnership of the Hoboken Business Alliance ensuring its successful return. I encourage everyone to come and enjoy the live music and festivities on our waterfront on October 22.”

For the first time this year, Harvest Festival will also incorporate a crafts fair and market along the waterfront walkway from First Street to Fourth Street from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The market came to fruition utilizing vendors from the Fall Arts and Music Festival, which was cancelled this year due to the remnants of Hurricane Ian.

“The Hoboken Business Alliance is excited to sponsor the return of the Hoboken Harvest Festival,” said Hoboken Business Alliance Executive Director Roxanne Earley.

“The Alliance believes that a whole Hoboken approach helps enliven our community where everyone can come play and stay, and events like the Harvest Festival offer us an opportunity to more deeply connect residents, visitors, and businesses to what makes Hoboken great – these gourd-geous views from Pier A, and family-friendly fall fun.”

To ring in the return of the Harvest Festival, The Americana Family Jamboree, Zydeco Revelators, and Rockness Music, among others, will perform throughout the day.

For more information on the festival, go to www.hobokennj.gov/events/hoboken-harvest-festival-2022 or email Cultural Affairs Administrator Geri Fallo at gfallo@hobokennj.gov.

Community members interested in volunteering at Harvest Festival can contact Fallo at gfallo@hobokennj.gov.

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