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Beach Party, Carnivals, Waynestock And More This Weekend

The best bets for the weekend in Bergen County

Wondering what to do with this weekend? Below are the top picks that you and your family can enjoy this weekend:

Where/When: , 51 Island Rd., Mahwah; Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Why Go: Water fountains, music, games, a bounce house, food, prizes and more will all be at this family-friendly event.

Pricing: Free

Oakland Town Carnival

Where/When: Friday 6 p.m. and Saturday 12 p.m.; Recreation Field, 24 Lawlor Drive, Oakland

Why Go: Nothing says summer more than a town carnival with exciting rides, games, and carnival food!

Pricing: N/A

Children’s Event With Author of the “Meadowlands”

Where/When: Saturday 10:30 a.m., Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst, 201-230-4983

Why Go: Meet the woman who wrote and illustrated the children’s book about the history of the Meadowlands and its environmental comeback.  For ages 6 and up.

Pricing: N/A

Meat & Seafood Grill-Off

Where/When: Saturday 12 p.m.; Ridgewood Whole Foods, 44 Godwin Ave., Ridgewood, 201-670-0383

Why Go: Visit the store and be the judge for a battle between their meet and seafood teams.

Pricing: Free

Waynestock 2011

Where/When: Saturday 4 p.m.; Oakland Elk's Lodge, 33 Ramapo Valley Road, Oakland, 201-444-4425

Why Go: The School of Rock is sponsoring Waynefest 2011 to help raise money for Education Through Music, an organization that provides funds to schools in danger of losing their music programs.

Pricing: $10 per ticket

Money for Funny Comedy Show

Where/When: Saturday 9 p.m.; The Cozy Tavern, 131 Queen Anne Road, Bogota

Why Go: It’s a good cause! Benefit children in the community with Autism and Special Needs and enjoy a laugh with host Chuck Burks whose credits include HBO, Comedy Central, NBC's Last Comic Standing and DEF Comedy Jam. Performing comedians include Dean Edwards, Todd Lynn, Dan "The Song Parody Man" Cooper and Esther Ku.

Pricing: No cover charge but donations accepted

Westwood Summer Festival

Where/When: Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Downtown Westwood, along Westwood Avenue, Westwood

Why Go: Watch as Westwood Avenue turns into a pedestrian shopping area with great shopping deals, food, health experts, inflatables for children and more.

Pricing: Free

Glen Rock's Family Fair

Where/When: Thursday and Friday 5:30-10 p.m., Saturday 5-10 p.m., Sunday 3-9 p.m.; Wilde Memorial Park, Maple Avenue, Glen Rock

Why Go: Enjoy a fun filled family night of rides, games, and food.  If you visit on Sunday, there will be a pizza eating contest.

Pricing: $20 per day bracelets for unlimited rides.

Austrian Liqueurs Tasting

Where/When: Sunday 2 and 6 p.m.; Whole Foods, 300 Bergen Town Center, Paramus, 201-266-1244

Why Go: Learn about Austrian Liquors and how they are mad. You must be 21 years of age to attend.

Pricing: Free

What do you have planned for the weekend?  Share your plans in our comment box below. We want to hear from you!

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