Here's a rundown of some of the area's best family offerings to choose from.
When/Where: At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 3 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at in Bernardsville.
Why Go: To click your heels and follow the road to entertainment with the Hexagon Players of Mendham and a few munchkins.
Pricing: $20. Tickets available at hexagonplayers.org. Cash only at the door.
When/Where: At 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Villagers Theatre in Somerset.
Why Go: Because it's a prickly comedy that blooms with romance. Laugh out loud as unexpected love is found.
Pricing: $16 Adult. $14 Seniors and Students.
When/Where: From 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday at the in Bridgewater.
Why Go: For children ages 3 to 8 to celebrate an Autumn "craftacular" with stories and activities.
When/Where: From 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday at in Warren.
Why Go: To learn the origins and concepts of the ancient Japanese discipline. Design your own bonsai tree starting with a common garden juniper. There will be a raffle with a chance to win a designed tree
Pricing: Free. Registration required.
When/Where: From 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the in Warren.
Why Go: Because it's an all you can eat Pig Roast and is one of the Elks' largest fund raisers. Bring your appetite.
Pricing: $15 in advance. $20 at the door for adults. $7 for children 12 and under.
When/Where: From 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: To learn about cultivating shiitake mushrooms at home. Participants will inoculate and bring home their own mushroom log.
Pricing: $20/NOFA-NJ members. $35/non-members.
When/Where: From 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday at in Warren.
Why Go: Because kids ages 6 and up can play Pokeman in a league style that emphasizes fun over stiff competitions.
When/Where: At 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at St. James School Gymnasium in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: Because it's a German fest of food and music with microbrew tasting from NJ craft brewers and home brewers. Proceeds help The Men of Charity projects targeted for local families in urgent need as a result of the economic downturn.
Where/When: At 6 p.m. on Saturday at the in Madison.
Why Go: Because you can bring a blanket or chair for a free family-friendly outdoor music concert on the lawn of the museum.
When/Where: At 8:30 p.m. on Saturday at in Warren.
Why Go: Celebrate S'lichot with a unique experience. Hear a positive message about Israel from Israel's first Bedouin diplomat, Mr. Ishmael Khaldi.
When/Where: At 5 p.m. on Saturday for high school participants. At 8 a.m. on Sunday for Men's over 35, and from 10 to 11 a.m. for Men's Open, and Women's Open at the in Bridgewater.
Why Go: To hit the court with your best shot. Enjoy friendly competition with some 3 on 3 basketball or 3 point shooting contest. Everyone's a winner.
Pricing: $20 per HS entrance fee. $120 / 3 person team. $160 / 4 person team. $10 per 3 point shooting entry.
When/Where: At 3 p.m. on Sunday at in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: Because it's a fun filled afternoon of contests and events for all types of dogs and their human companions. If you look like your pet, there's a special contest for you.
Pricing: $3 per entry.
When/Where: At 7 p.m. on Sunday at The Bridgewater Marriott in Bridgewater.
Why Go: Because it only take a minute to meet that special someone. The evening includes appetizers, games, raffle prizes, and eight 8-minute dates.
Pricing: $30 with promo code 8mdnynj5