The Ultimate Fall Day Trip!

This Fall, get to know Collingswood, NJ - a regional destination for shopping, dining, festivals, the arts, and so much more. Gather your friends and family and make a day of it! Stroll Haddon Avenue and find some of the best shopping in South Jersey. You’ll discover fine art and crafts, gifts, home goods, designer boutiques, vintage goods, and antique galleries along our main street. All that shopping is bound to make you hungry, and you’re in luck! Experience fine and casual dining in one of our superb restaurants or cafes – Collingswood has something for every palate. Visit our Shopping and Dining Directory for a full list of our retailers and restaurants. Take a breather at one of three parks in town. Knight Park – the heart of our community - features the 130-year-old Knight Park House as it’s being historically restored to its former glory in the middle of stunning fall foliage and 70 acres of public park. Known as the “Festival Capital of South Jersey”, Collingswood offers street festivals, professional theater, and international musical talent throughout the year. From the award-winning Collingswood Farmers’ Market, Clover Market, and concerts at the Scottish Rite Auditorium to our monthly Second Saturday Arts and Music events, Collingswood, New Jersey truly is “where you want to be.” Visit us soon – here’s a guide to our idea of a perfect fall day in Collingswood.

Copy of Perfect Day

9:00 am - Start your day off with breakfast! Whether you’re in the mood for a lite bite or a full breakfast or brunch, Collingswood eateries have you covered. You can bring your own champagne for BYOB mimosas to Sabrina’s (don’t miss their decadent French Toast or Chicken & Waffles) or stop by the Pop Shop for the “Benedicts Your Way.” If grab and go is more your style, swing by Haddon Culinary for a fresh-made breakfast sandwich to-go and enjoy your meal at one of their picnic tables.  

10:30 am - Swing by the Collingswood Farmers’ Market for Jersey Fresh produce, artisan baked goods, featured artists, fall plants and flowers, and more. Browse over 50 vendors, then relax and take in some live music. November starts our Handmade Holidays feature where you can pick up one-of-a-kind gifts like jewelry, woodworks, art, and handmade home and body products by local artists. Every Saturday, May to Thanksgiving, from 8:00 am – 12:00 noon. 

12:00 pm – Time to shop! Shop and stroll beautiful downtown Collingswood. There are dozens of boutiques and shops to explore – from home décor, plants, art galleries, gift shops, and clothing to candy, gourmet items, bakeries, toys and games, to bookstores, records, comic books, and vintage shops – there’s a little something for everyone! 

2:30 pm – Get Creative. The arts are thriving in Collingswood – take in local artist works at Perkins Center for the Arts, MK Apothecary, or Powell Lane Arts. If you’re looking for some hands-on experiences – check out Say it with Clay and All Fired Up to make your own creations.   

4:30 pm – Kick back and relax with a beverage! Enjoy a local brew at Devil’s Creek Brewery which features a 900-square-foot tasting room with unique fixtures including a corrugated pallet-wood wall adorned with their rendition of the Jersey Devil (their namesake) and many other rustic and vintage features. Known for their seasonal brews, fall is sure to bring something yummy to craft beer lovers to try out.  Looking for a boost of energy instead? Stop for a coffee fix at Groove Ground Coffee Bar or local roaster Revolution Coffee.

6:00 pm – Dinner Time! Enjoy a delicious dinner at one of our dozens of award-winning restaurants. Known for its BYOB dining scene, Collingswood offers everything from fine dining to casual fare. Whatever your taste in food, you've got to taste it here. 

8:00 pm – Enjoy a show at the Scottish Rite Theater. Affectionately known as “the Rite” this 1050 seat theater features national musical acts, community theater productions, and comedy shows set in a beautifully restored historical venue that dates back to the early 1900’s. The stained-glass windows and excellent acoustics make shows at this venue extra special.