PUMPKINFEST. Enter your carved/decorated pumpkin into our annual contest and enjoy seasonal festivities in town. 6 - 9pm.
GRUPO NICHE. Colombian salsa kings 8pm. 100 South Street.
GHOST WALK. The Mt. Tabor Ghost Walk is based on true events. At the scariest time of year, come to the second annual Ghost Walk and discover the secrets within if you dare! 6am - 10pm. $15. The Tabernacle, 26 Simpson Ave..
FALL FESTIVAL. Themed hayrides, pony rides, and other child-friendly activities 5 - 8pm. 256 South Maple Avenue.
JEREMY BECK & THE HEAVY DUTY HORNS. 8pm. 30 Main Street.
COMEDY NIGHT AND CAR RAFFLE. 6:30 - 10:30pm. $25. 312 Ridgedale Ave..
FAR HILLS RACE MEETING. The 99th running of this prestigious steeplechase horse race benefits numerous organizations. 8. Moorland Farms 50 U.S. 202.
POHATCONG’S HISTORIC HOUSE TOUR. Explore an eclectic mix of stone and clapboard structures dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Your trip can be self-guided or via the wine train. 10am - 5pm. $25 / $65 winery train. Alba Vineyard, 269 Route 627.
CREATURE FEST 2019. Walk a 1.5-mile loop to discover some of the "spooky" flora and fauna of New Jersey. 5 - 8pm. 80 Route 206.
OCTIVITIES. Village buildings will be open with self-guided tours and historic demonstrations, and a variety of seasonal crafts. Free. Millbrook Village, Old Mine Road & Cty Route 602.
TREASURES FROM THE VAULT. The Morristown National Historical Park collector and benefactor, Lloyd Smith, donated his rare books and manuscripts to the Park nearly 100 years ago. The vault containing his most valuable acquisitions continues to yield incredible treasures. The recently discovered Scarlatti manuscript will be performed by Maestro Robert Butts of the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, and the poetry of Phyllis Wheatley will be recited. Ms. Wheatley, brought here as a slave, was the first African-American female to be published in America. 11am. $15. Washington’s Headquarters Museum.
FREE FISHING DAY. You don’t need a license to fish this Saturday! 605 Pequest Rd..
FALL HARVEST CELEBRATION & MARY TODD LINCOLN. Join us for our 19th annual Fall Harvest gathering with honored guest Mary Todd Lincoln. First Lady of the United States to our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, Mary is portrayed by acclaimed actor Pat Jordan of the American Historical Theatre. Pat’s intelligence and lively sense of humor allow her easy access to a sensitive interpretation of Mary Todd Lincoln and invites a new understanding of this complex and frequently misunderstood woman. Come enjoy a delicious feast and entertaining evening. Reservations are required. 6 - 9pm. $80. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
CHESTER'S 35TH ANNUAL HARVEST CELEBRATION. Lve entertainment, games, pumpkin carving, antique car show, apple press. 11 - 5. Free. Routes 206 & 24/513.
HAWK WATCH AND HIKE. Join RVC Trustee & Naturalist Dennis Briede for a challenging hike to the Catfish Firetower on the Kittatiny Ridge 8am - 1:30pm. 16 Main St..
HARDWICK DAY. This year, the event highlights Wildfire Community Preparedness. 12 - 5pm. 158 Millbrook Road.
AUTUMN HOUSE TOUR. The 35th self-guided tour includes historic public and private sites and canal walks. 11pm - 5pm. $30/ $25 advance. Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead, Rt. 29.
BEGINNING PHOTOGRAPHY. Students will learn how to use their cameras on the manual setting. Shutter speed, aperture, depth of field, lighting, use of lenses and composition will be discussed. 1 - 4pm. $55. Hunterdon County Arboretum, 1020 Rt 31.
FLOCKTOBER FEST. Music and entertainment, craft beer and cocktails, amazing food, and the company of human and animal friends. All you can eat, all for the animals! 12 - 5pm. $75 pp/ $25 child. Save 20% with code save20. 141 Clove Road.
GILDED AGE MORRISTOWN: FOOTE MANSION AND GARDEN TOUR. Saved by adaptive re-use, the 1906 Robert Foote home was once known as Spring Brook House. This home is the largest residence ever built in Morristown with 44 rooms. 2pm. $20. 6 Court St..
SIR JAMES GALWAY AND LADY JEANNE GALWAY. 3pm. 100 South Street.
AMERICA’S MOST INFLUENTIAL JOURNALIST. Join scholar and Lincoln Prize winner John Adler as he previews his forthcoming biography of Thomas Nast. Reception to follow. 2pm. Free w/ museum adm.. 45 Macculloch Avenue.
SERGIO MENDES & BEBEL GILBERTO. Celebrate 60 years of Bossa Nova 7:30pm. 100 South Street.
SEVEN. L.A. Theatre Works presents true stories of seven remarkable female activists who bravely fought for the well-being of women, families and children around the globe. 7. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
THE THINGS THEY CARRIED. The powerful telling of Tim O’Brien’s personal journey from his innocent years in rural Minnesota to the jungles of Vietnam. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue.
BELVIDERE GHOST WALKS. All tours are based on real events in the town’s history. $20.
JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS. 8pm. 100 South Street.
TRUNK OR TREAT. Union Forge Park.
HALLOWEEN HAPPENING AT MORRISTOWN’S ST. PETER’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH. Take a guided tour of this McKim, Mead and White church which is on the National Register of Historic Places, then visit the adjacent historic graveyard by lantern light. 4pm. $20. 6 Court St..
CAPITOL STEPS. Political satire. 8. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
CELEBRATING APPLES, RICHARD “THE DUKE” STOCKTON'S CIDER, AND MORVEN'S HERITAGE COOKS. The day's activities include costumed reenactors and hands-on demonstrations, including cider making, distilling, and cooking. There will be pickling, preserving and sweetmeats demos 1 - 4pm. Free. 55 Stockton Street.
OPEN HEARTH COOKING. Demonstration of open hearth cooking on the H.P.S.P. Interpretive Center fireplace. Enjoy a sample tastings of delectable soups, meats, and desserts all cooked fireside. Seasonal crafts for children. Rain or shine. 11am - 3pm. Free, $5 donation per famiy appreciated. High Point State Park, 1480 State Route 23.
BEECH RIDGE PRESERVE. Join RVC Trustee Joel McGreen for the “Hike of the Month 10:50am - 12pm. Free. Belcher Road.
FALL FOLIAGE PHOTOGRAPHY. Workshop will take place both in the classroom and the woods. 1 - 4pm. $55. Hunterdon County Arboretum, 1020 Rt 31.
HARLEM 100. Multimedia concert captures Harlem Renaissance 8pm. 100 South Street.
HALLOWINE WEEKEND. Join us for a weekend full of Halloween fun! cellar tours, complimentary wine tastings, a costume Parade, tractor-drawn hay rides, & much more! PYO Pumpkins and take a walk through beautiful acres through the farm. 12 - 5pm. 783 County Road 519.
FLOWER AND LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY. Lecture and field session will cover the use of light, composition, landscape photography, close-ups, and how to find the right picture. 10 - 11:30am. $35, preregistration. 11 Layton Rd.
MINSTREL CONCERT SERIES. Shows every Friday, presenting traditional American and ethnic "folk" music, as well as music of contemporary, primarily acoustic songwriters. The second Friday of the month is an open stage/audition night. 7:30pm. $10 adults; children 12 and under free.
Saturdays • NATURE WALKS. Hike the Paulins Kill Valley Trail. Hike different sections with various themes. Hikes leave from Kittatinny SP, Warbasse Jct., or Footbridge Park in Blairstown. Free.
Weekends • ASTRONOMY PROGRAMS. New Jersey Astronomical Association Observatory is open to the public every weekend from Memorial Day to Halloween. Saturday evening programs begin at 8:30 PM and include a tour of the facility and public viewing of planets/deep space objects through the 26" telescope, as well as other smaller scopes. On Sunday afternoons from 2-5 PM, the public is invited to look at sun spots through the 10" scope equipped with special solar filters. For additional information, call or visit NJAA’swebsite.
Saturdays • PUBLIC PROGRAMS AT UACNJ OBSERVATORY. Astronomy presentations followed by observing sessions, weather permitting.
Weekends • THE PEQUEST TROUT HATCHERY AND NATURAL RESOURCE EDUCATION CENTER hosts a series of programs about the natural world around us for young and old alike. Preregistration is usually required. Topics range from a child’s first introduction to nature to seminars for expert fly fishers.
Ongoing • TOURS OF WASHINGTON'S HEADQUARTERS AT THE FORD MANSION.
Headquarters Museum includes includes three exhibit galleries, a 30-minute introductory video, and the Discover History Center. Tours of Fords Manion will be made available at 10 and 11am and at 1, 2, 3 and 4pm. There is no entrance fee to visit the park’s Washington’s Headquarters Museum.
The park’s grounds, parking areas, tour road, 27 miles of hiking trails, and restroom facilities at the Jockey Hollow area are open to the public, seven days a week, 9:30am - 5pm.