Bergen Point Fall Festival to Return Saturday

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The Bayonne Bergen Point Fall Festival, sponsored by The Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ), is returning in 2023 and promises to be better than ever. Scheduled for Saturday, October 21st, the festival will take place on Broadway in Historic Bergen Point Village, spanning from Cottage Street to 5th Street, from noon to 6 p.m. The event serves as a platform to highlight and support businesses in Bergen Point while bringing joy to attendees.

This family-friendly event will offer a plethora of entertainment, including live music, local food and beverages, and an impressive lineup of over 50 registered vendors. Children can enjoy inflatable rides, face painting, balloon sculptures, crafts, and more.

For pet lovers, there’s an exciting Dog Costume Contest where furry friends can strut their stuff on the main stage. Registration for the contest begins at 11:15 am, with the contest itself commencing at 12:45 p.m. The canine-themed activities are sponsored by local veterinary offices in Bayonne, including the Animal Clinic of Bayonne, Bayonne Animal Hospital, and Bayonne Veterinary Medical.

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Adding a heartwarming dimension to the festival, a new feature this year is a dog adoption event. Home for Good Rescue will be on hand with adoptable pups looking for loving families.

Below is the entertainment schedule for the event:
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm | Opening Ceremony and welcome
12:45 pm | Dog Costume Contest
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Artist Avenue
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm | South End Band
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm | She Said No

For those seeking more information about the Bergen Point Fall Festival or interested in the advantages of becoming a UEZ member, they can contact Jacqueline Farber at 201-858-6357 or

Entrance to Bergen Point neighborhood. Photo Credit Google Maps