Our Weekend Picks: Find Some Fall Fun!

Friday September 21
Gather ‘round for storytime and a treat at The Watershed! ‘Campfire Storytelling’ will feature stories told by their nature educators, as listeners enjoy a campfire and marshmallow roast. FREE, 7pm.   www.thewatershead.org

Saturday September 22
The Princeton Children’s Book Festival has something for every kid! This fest brings dozens of authors and illustrators to Hinds Plaza, where they’ll meet young readers and autograph books. It’s a do-not-miss, parents! FREE, 11am-4pm. https://princetonlibrary.org/childrens-book-festival/

Isn’t it fitting that this year’s Hopewell Harvest Fair falls on the exact first day of fall? The fields of Hopewell Elementary will be filled with inflatable rides, contests, a petting zoo, pony rides, hayrides, live music, and more. FREE, 10am-4pm. www.hopewellharvestfair.org

It’s a full day of family fitness and fun, and it’s free: Princeton Fitness and Wellness is celebrating its 15th Anniversary with a Fitness Festival, open to the public! Drop in on Saturday 9/22 for free fitness classes, face painting, a magic show, local vendors, SAVE, and lots, lots more. Free, 9am-Noon. https://try.princetonfitnessandwellness.com/princeton/15-year-anniversary/

Bollywood comes to the Princeton Shopping Center with the Arts Council of Princeton’s 4th annual Evening With Bollywood! The family-friendly event includes a bazaar market featuring Indian “Mehndi” henna tattoos, Bollywood-inspired arts and crafts, handmade jewelry and apparel, Indian food and drinks, and a yoga workshop, followed by a Bollywood dance performance, and then a Bollywood dance party (because you KNOW you’ll want to try those moves yourself after seeing the dancers!) FREE, 4-9pm. http://artscouncilofprinceton.org/events/an-evening-with-bollywood-2/

Sunday September 24
Sip and snack your way around the world – actually, around the parking lot at the Princeton Junction Train Station – at a Food Truck and Craft Beer festival! Not only does this fest have food, beer, craft vendors, live music and activities, you can see Aliens on Parade – people and animals dressed in costumes! Sure to be a blast. FREE, 11am-4pm. www.westwindsorpa.com


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