Haddonfield, N.J., is a picturesque town—and now the whole state of New Jersey will be able to see that with their own eyes. 

New Jersey Monthly selected downtown Haddonfield as the area to grace its September cover for the “Our Favorite Downtowns” article. 

“We are thrilled that New Jersey Monthly selected downtown Haddonfield for the cover of its September issue,” says Haddonfield Mayor Jeff Kasko. “We have always recognized Haddonfield as a thriving and wonderful Downtown; now New Jersey Monthly readers will recognize it as well.” 

The article, a new feature, goes into detail on Haddonfield and 15 other downtowns in the Garden State. 

"New this year, the editorial staff at New Jersey Monthly chose their top 16 downtowns in New Jersey for our September issue,” says Ken Schlager, editor of New Jersey Monthly. “Downtown Haddonfield was an easy pick. We found no end to the downtown topics we wanted to cover, from sophisticated apparel boutiques, to art galleries, to the array of restaurants and well-preserved Colonial buildings.”

Looking for inspiration for how to celebrate a landmark anniversary? Take some tips from the producers of San Antonio’s Día de los Muertos at Hemisfair (also known as Muertos Fest). Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2022, the two-day festival partnered with ABC affiliate KSAT 12 for a two-hour special that aired to a national broadcast audience on Oct. 30. According to National Geographic magazine, the special introduced one of the best fall festivals in the United States to more than 100 cities across the country.

 

Have a wickedly good time at one of these haunted sites.

Although not officially declared a state until 1845, Texas was populated long before the 19th century. Its storied past has given rise to local legends and ghost sightings—so many, in fact, that Texas is consistently ranked among the most haunted states in the country. And why wouldn’t it be? After all, our oversized state has plenty of room for ghosts to roam and “stretch their legs.” Luckily for event planners, there are also a lot of places around Texas to scare up a good time for groups.

 

In 2020, COVID-19 forced the early closure of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Last year, select events were held in person. But in 2022, the rodeo was back in full force as it celebrated its 90th anniversary. Successfully staging the largest rodeo in the world relies on the contributions of 35,000 volunteers.