Spend a picture-perfect autumn day at A. Casola Farm's Fall Fest in Holmdel, New Jersey, sipping apple cider, feasting on festival food and selecting the perfect pumpkin to take home. Plus, you'll enjoy a relaxing round-trip ride on a Seastreak cruise, taking in sights from the ferry's open top deck or climate-controlled, window-filled cabins. Then once you dock, Seastreak's free bus shuttle will take you the rest of the way. At Fall Fest you can watch a Wild West Show, get your face painted, shop for decorations from lots of vendors and take advantage of the pony rides and petting zoo for the little ones. There's also a giant corn maze with more than three miles of trails to get lost in. And after you've worked up an appetite in the maze, indulge in candy apples, fresh-baked pies, roasted corn and potatoes and the farm's famous apple-cider doughnuts. After a full, fun-packed day, the shuttle and ferry will be there to take you back to the city.
The trip to the festival takes two hours each way.
Entrance to the festival is free, but food, drink, some activities, pumpkins and decorations require separate purchase.