With the weather finally cooling down and the kids back indoors for school, fall festivals are a great way to hang outside with the whole family to enjoy the changing season. New Jersey has plethora of outdoor events and craft shows throughout Bergen and Passaic counties that offers live music, food, shopping from local artisans and rides for kids. But if you are looking for the best festivals and craft shows with something for everyone in the family, check out PJ’s Promotions. PJ’s Promotions organizes award winning art and craft shows in Northern New Jersey. Junior Baby Hatter had a chance to talk to Pat Tita, the P in PJ’s Promotions, about her favorite out of the 15 shows she promotes and food vendors you don’t want to miss.
What is PJ’s Promotions?
P.J.'s Promotions has been in business for over 25 years.
We are the premier promoter of art and craft shows in northern NJ, offering 15 shows throughout Bergen and Passaic counties. We also conduct the Nyack Famous Street Fairs in Nyack, NY.
Why did you select Junior Baby Hatter as a vendor for upcoming craft shows?
We selected Junior Baby Hatter as a vendor because of the unique craft of making hats for boys, which are both colorful, useful and adorable.
What’s your favorite part about fall?
Fall is a great time of year to hold events, especially outdoor ones. Not only is the weather cooler and the leaves colorful, people in general love to walk the shows at this time of year taking their time to browse the booths, enjoy the food and the music.
What are some fun outdoor events families can attend this fall?
We have three outdoor events coming up this fall. The Ridgewood Fall Craft & Art Street Fair, the Glen Rock Autumn Craft Street Fair and the Nyack Famous Street Fair.
What activities will be available for kids and at what age?
All three shows feature a large display of inflatables appropriate for ages 4 to 9. The Ridgewood & Glen Rock shows also offer games, pony rides, a petting zoo, and face painting.
What’s one of your favorite food vendors at your events?
It is hard to choose a favorite food vendor. Gyros rank high on the list but also the sausage and peppers and kielbasa are all great.
What’s your all-time favorite show or event that you produce and why?
Our Nyack Famous Street Fair is my favorite event. I have always loved Nyack even before we promoted an event there. The location and the charm of the town lends itself to a perfect setting for a show.
Find Junior Baby Hatter in the Kid Zone this Sunday at Ridgewood Fall Craft & Art Street Fair. View our events page for directions to this and other local markets we're participating in this fall! Check out the complete list of the best fall craft shows and outdoor events that are worth the day trip at http://www.pjspromotions.com/newpage.
Growing up in a colorful Caribbean family as a first-generation American gave me an appreciation for different cultures. I gravitate towards things that are eclectic, ethnic, vintage, colorful, and have multiple influences. My training in theatrical costume design satiated my obsession of different time periods and places and gave me a creative outlet through millinery and costume construction. I love hat making because hats are nostalgic yet timeless.