Although the lifeguards have left the perch and those boardwalk staples are closed till next year, there is no shortage of activities in the Garden State in the month of October.  The Fall season has plenty to do for every member of the family.

Okotoberfest in Atlantic Highlands (highlandsnj.com)

Some of the more popular events have made the latest issue of New Jersey Monthly Magazine.  It shines a light on the fact that the state is more than just surf and sand - and more than a place to just pass through while making a long drive.  There is a while season based on Autumn-like activities and agritourism, which continues to grow in popularity each year.

NJ Monthly Magazine Editor Ken Schlager says "the October issue is one of our favorite ones to put out.  There's so much to see and do.  From wine festivals and Halloween themed events to pumpkin picking and contests, we have a nice healthy list in there."

Schlager adds "we promise there won't be a boring weekend in sight, especially in the month of October."

The issue features a full write up about the Atlantic Highlands 13th Annual Oktoberfest set for October 5th.  That event takes place at Veteran's Park and is free.

There's also something on wine tours and spooky ghost tours of Cape May.

For more information, visit njmonthly.com