HUNTERDON 4-H AND AGRICULTURAL FAIR. Old-fashioned country fair featuring 4-H youth and and adult shows and contests, amusement rides, tractors pulls, varied entertainment and all kinds of food. Fairgrounds, South County Park, Route 179.
THE MAGICAL MYSTERIOUS MONARCH. Learn about the discovery of the monarch butterfly’s winter destination and about the magical life cycle of the monarch. 10 - 11:30am. $15, preregistration. 11 Layton Rd.
DWIGHT YOAKAM. 8pm. 100 South Street.
NJ QUARTER HORSE SHOW. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Rt. 206 & Plains Rd..
THE BILL MAYS TRIO. 7:30pm. $22.50 in advance & $27.50 at door. 1686 Route 517.
FROM OPERA TO BROADWAY. 6:30pm. $5. Skylands Botanical Gardens, 20 Morris Rd..
UKULELE FESTIVAL. Concerts, workshops, vendors, open mics, jams and more! This festival will interest long-time uke players, beginning uke players and anyone who has ever been curious about the instrument. Ukrainian American Cultural Center of New Jersey, 60C North Jefferson Road.
LET IT ALL HANG OUT FEST . Three day music festival in honor of Woodstock 1969. Tribute bands unleashed! Waterloo Concert Field.
BLACKSMITH HAMMER-IN & TOOL SWAP. Tailgating, tool swaps, and demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the day and there will be opportunity to win prizes at an “iron in the hat” raffle drawing. 10am - 4pm. Red Mill, 56 Main St..
THIRD ANNUAL CANJAM. Two bands as well as a variety of vendors to raise money for the American Cancer Society. 3pm. Hunter's Lodge, 64 Route 46.
HOMEGROWN MUSHROOMS. Learn how to grow your own mushrooms, both indoors and outdoors. The mushrooms species we will work with grow on logs, wood chips, sawdust, straw, or even cardboard. 6:30 - 8:30pm. $10. 80 Route 206.
BRINGING IN THE HARVEST. The art of drying, freezing, and canning your herbs, vegetables and fruit will enable you to enjoy the benefits of your garden year-round. 10am - 2pm. $30. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
CANAL DAY MUSIC & CRAFT FESTIVAL. The Canal Day Festival is an old time country fair that celebrates the Morris Canal and its contributions to the development of the communities along its banks. Music by live bands, kayak and boat rides, arts and crafts, history fair, food and more. 10am - 5pm. Free. Hugh Force Park, 170 West Central Ave.
WARREN COUNTY ANTIQUES SHOW AND VINTAGE MARKET PLACE. Shop the best in both high end and country casual antiques, with 150 dealers on site. 10am - 4pm. $7 (check www.warrencountyantiqueshow.com for discount coupon). Warren County Farmers’ Fairgrounds, Route 519.
POCONO STATE CRAFT FESTIVAL. The 32nd annual festival celebrates the heritage, beauty and quality of Pennsylvania Crafts. The event is co-sponsored by the Pocono Arts Council, Quiet Valley, and the Pocono Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. In addition to crafts, patrons will enjoy the beautiful surroundings and history of Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm. $6, 12 and under are admitted free. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 1000 Turkey Ridge Rd..
FARM TO FORK DINNER. 4pm. $125. Alba Vineyard 269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Rd.
THIS WAY TO THE EGRESS. Based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Egress presents sounds of vaudeville and swing combined with 1920’s cabaret that is reminiscent of Jacques Brel and Tom Waits. They are a refreshing unique and eclectic fusion of Swamp Punk, Dark Cabaret, Day of the Dead, and Klezmer. Critics have been united in their praise for Egress: “Great tunes for a road trip.” – Bonnie and Clyde, “I knew who they were before they got big.”- Nostradamus. If you want to know what many of the hip younger generation are listening to, Egress will show you the way. 5 - 7pm. Free. 8 Belvidere Ave..
BLAIR CREEK PRESERVE. This hike is family and pet friendly. 10 - 11:30am. Free. West Fairview Lake Lane.
FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL. $25/$45 two days; $15/$20 online . Unionville Vineyard, 9 Rocktown Rd.
DAUGHTRY. 7:30pm. 100 South Street.
THE ANNUAL GREAT TOMATO TASTING. Taste up to 100 varieties of tomatoes; fruit, basil and more!Wagon tours of the farm's research plots, educational displays & demonstration gardens. This event is made possible with the assistance of the Rutgers Master Gardener volunteers. 3 - 7pm. $10. 140 Locust Grove Rd..
NEWTON KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW. 8am - 6pm. Rt. 206 & Plains Rd..
MICHAEL JORGENSON CLASSICAL STRING TRIO. The third and final of this year’s Concerts at the Barn Series at Ramsaysburg features the Michael Jorgenson Classical String Trio. Violinist Michael Jorgenson, joined by Chris Gross (cello) and Hannah Levinson (viola), will perform J. S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations.
The “Goldberg Variations” by J.S.Bach have long been acknowledged as one of his supreme masterpieces for keyboard. In this arrangement by Dimitri Sitkovetsky for String Trio, Bach’s genius is revealed in a new and dramatic light. The work is presented in its entirety, with an intermission programmed by Bach himself.
Gates open at 5:00pm and music will start at 6:00. Guests are welcome to arrive early and bring a picnic with beverage of their choice. Please feel free to invite your friends and family! Indoor, outdoor and cabaret seating is available, or bring your own lawn chair or blanket.
There is a suggested donation of $10. Your generosity supports future events. Supported in part by a grant from the Warren County Cultural and Heritage Commission under the direction of the Warren County Department of Land Preservation. Knowlton Township Historic Commission is grateful for the continued support of Warren County over the last five years. 6pm. Ramseyburg Rd, and Rt 46 in Delaware, NJ.
35TH ANNUAL SCANDINAVIAN FEST. Heritage festival celebrating the cultures of Scandinavia: food, crafts, 6 stages & contest field of entertainment, music, dancing, folkdress, special kids' program, artisans, encampments, Vikings (limited pillage & ravaging). 10am - 6pm. $11 adv sale, $14 at gate. Vasa Park, 1 Wolfe Rd.
PADDY AND THE PALE BOYS. Irish Pub Music 5 - 7pm. Free. 8 Belvidere Ave..
COLONIAL CARPENTRY DEMONSTRATION. During the regularly scheduled Manor tour, a Colonial period interpreter will demonstrate how carpenters of the 18th century built and created their daily necessities. Additional parking in the rear of the Manor and accessibility parking on site. For more information, follow us at Facebook (@ShippenManor). 1 - 4pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..
ALLAMUCHY COUNTRY FAIR. Traditional carnival rides, live music, fireworks, entertainment, country fair games, food, beer tent and vendors. 6pm. 1686 Route 517.
BELVIDERE’S VICTORIAN DAYS. This annual event transforms Belvidere into the Victorian village of yesteryear by celebrating the area's heritage with a two-day festival that is kicked off with a cotillion on Friday evening. Enjoy free access to live entertainment, antique & classic car show, kids' zone, antique & artisan vendors, delicious food, plein air contest, parade; Heritage Auction Bid-To-Educate; and more. Ticketed events include Friday Cotillion, house tours, porch & garden teas cemetery tours and more! Rt. 80, Exit 12, Rt 519 South to Belvidere.
CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS. The annual COTA festival brings world-class jazz ensembles to the Delaware Water Gap for three days of performance. Festival site activities include food concessions, arts and crafts booths, strolling musicians, a monitored childrens’ area, storytelling and other surprises during stage changes. Plenty of free parking, a rain tent in case of inclement weather, and handicapped facilities are provided.
RARITAN RIVER SOJOURN. Paddle 10 miles along the South Branch, from Three Bridges to the confluence of the North Branch in Branchburg. 11am. $20 suggested donation. Fairview Farm, 2121 Larger Cross Road.
DWEEZIL ZAPPA. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.
SOURLAND SPECTACULAR BIKE RALLY. Challenging routes for serious cyclists, as well as shorter alternatives for more casual bikers through lovely woods, scenic vistas, mountain streams and postcard-perfect farms. Otto Kaufman Community Center, Skillman Road.
BAIT AND BOAT FESTIVAL. Activities include kayaking, boat races, fishing contest, sandcastle contest, boat craft, and pond study or paddle with the Park Naturalist. The day will conclude with campfire and s’mores on the beach. 1 - 6pm. $5 suggested donation. High Point State Park, Lake Marcia, 1480 State Route 23.
ANNUAL FALL ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL. Visitors will enjoy creations in home furnishing and decor, jewelry, clothing, wood and metalworking, ornaments and more. These masterfully-done, handmade wares are of highest quality, and the artists will partake in a juried contest. 10am - 5pm. $5, under 12 free. . Municipal Field; Gazebo Park on Main Street.
SHEEP AND FIBER FESTIVAL. Sheep shows, shearing, spinners, vendors, artisans, food, children's activities, llamas, alpacas, fleece contest, photo contest, skein contest and more! 99am - 5pm. $10/carload, $5/single. Hunterdon County Fairgrounds, 1207 Route 179.
RARITAN RIVER SOJOURN. Paddle five to six miles along the Black River in Chester, through the Black River Wildlife Management Area, from Pleasant Hill Road to the Cooper Gristmill 11am. $20 suggested donation. Fairview Farm, 2121 Larger Cross Road.
GRAN FONDO NJ. Cycling challenges along 18, 42, 62 or 107 -mile loops include entertainment and various activities, as well as timed hill climbs, add to the Gran Fondo excitement. Starting/finishing on Speedwell Avenue.
THE DAVID LEONHARDT TRIO & NANCY REED. 7:30pm. $22.50 in advance & $27.50 at door. 1686 Route 517.
HERBAL VINEGAR WORKSHOP. Capture the full flavor of the wonderful herbs you've been tending all summer in herbal vinegars that will last all winter long. Learn vinegar's chemistry and history. 6:30 - 8pm. $10. 80 Route 206.
FALL OPEN GREENHOUSE. A great selection of native wildflowers, trees, and shrubs. Many of our species are have a deep cultural history – with edible and medicinal uses. Your growers, Rachel and Jared, will be on hand to discuss plantings and answer questions. Our plants are nursery propagated and grown chemical-free from locally collected wild seeds. 10am - 4pm. Register for directions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE OCCASIONAL NATURE WARRIOR. Learn wilderness skills while hiking along the Musconetcong Watershed Association Education Trail. There will be a campfire lunch provided. 9am - 4pm. $45. 10 Maple Avenue.
BARN SALE. Restored vintage carousel horse ca. 1914, several garden trellis', vintage signs, old quilt racks and prints, wood boxes, old games, wood rockers, RR magazines, old hanging school maps, wood sled, lighting, books, copper boilers, rag rugs (as is), old ladders, etc.. Cash Only! 9am - 3pm. 285 Lamington Rd..
FALL FESTIVAL. The annual fall festival will feature bats as our theme this year. Fee food and drink, games, walks, nature displays, games, and much more. 10am - 3pm. Helen Fenske Visitor Center, 32 Pleasant Plains Rd.
AGRIPALOOZA AND TRACTORCADE . Celebrate local agriculture with tractor parade, tack sale, workshops and demonstrations, live animals, displays, music 10am - 3pm. Free. 3026 Belvidere Road (Rt. 519).
PAULA POUNDSTONE. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.
FESTIVAL IN THE BOROUGH. Warren County’s largest music and street festival features three stages of entertainment with an array of musical genres, vendors, children's activities, rides, an assortment of food. This year’s line-up includes The Slambovians, Southbound, The Bassboards, YARN, JerZgirls, Bulldog Mack, and many more. 11am - 10pm. Free.
WALLISCH HOMESTEAD MUSIC FESTIVAL. Brian Fitzpatrick, Casey Ferriloa, the Kootz, Zeke Carey Band 11am. $10. 65 Lincoln Ave..
MILLBROOK DAYS. All aspects of pioneer life are demonstrated by skilled and dedicated docents throughout the re-created 1800s community. Enjoy hands-on activities and demonstrations of agricultural and domestic skills and crafts from late 19th Century America. 10 - 5. 12 mi north of Rt 80 at Old Mine Road and Rt 602.
WILBUR’S COUNTRY CRAFT FAIR. The 39th autumn fair features craftspeople and artists from four states, held in charming country setting. Crafts include, jewelry, pottery, quilting, folk art, dolls. Decorative signs and country wood items, silk and dried flower arrangements, stained glass creations, pillows, toys, children’s clothes, bird houses and much, much, more. 10am - 4:30pm. Free admission and parking. 735 Route 94.
CRASH TEST DUMIES. 7:30pm. 234 Spring Street.
AUTUMN LAMPLIGHT DINNER. Sample Hackettstown restaurants’ diverse culinary specialties. Features live, local entertainment for dining and dancing pleasure. 5pm - 9pm. $45/ $80 couple. Main Street Gazebo.
DRAGON HUNT. Observe the dragonflies. 7 - 9pm. $3. Echo Hill, 42 Lilac Drive.
JOHNNY LANG. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.
TOUR DE FARM. Choose from 20, 40, or 54 mile routes for an amazing cycling and culinary experience! Enjoy a delicious locally-sourced breakfast before you bike from farm to farm, enjoying the fresh produce and treats to sample at each stop. Race Farm, 87 Belcher Road.
DARLENE LOVE. Annual Gala Curtain Up! 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue.
PATHWAYS OF HISTORY MUSEUM TOUR. Twenty Morris County museums and historic homes open their doors and present exhibits, demonstrations, and artifacts. Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm.. Free admission.
BEGINNER'S MUSHROOM WALK. Marion Barry, a member of the NJ Mycological Association will introduce us to the world of fungi 5:30 - 7pm. $8. Hunterdon County Arboretum, 1020 State Highway 31.
AIKEN & FRIENDS. Mini fest includes songwriter workshops and concert. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
WIZARD WORLD HARVEST. Hayrides to the pumpkin patch, corn maze, a barn full of activities, unicorn rides, and vendors selling handmade crafts. In the barn: geocache hunt, potions, spell lessons. 9am - 5pm. 937 County Road 523.
WARREN COUNTY PRESERVATION DAY. Explore the White Lake Natural Resource Areaand learn about similar sites and programs in Warren County. 10am - 4pm. Free.
SHIPPENPORT AND LAKE HOPATCONG FEEDER. This moderate hike will explore the inclined plane in Shippenport as well as the forge and sawmill site. A short drive to Hopatcong State Park will be followed by a visit to the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum and a walk along the Morris Canal Feeder towpath. 10am. $5.
PUBLIC LANDS DAY OPEN HOUSE. Activities will include learning about and seeing live animals, birding, guided walks, hands-on experiences and more. Learn about opportunities to explore hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing and cross-country skiing around the county. 10am - 2pm. Free. Hunterdon County Arboretum, 1020 State Highway 31.
ANNUAL PETERS VALLEY CRAFT FAIR. Shop beautiful American Craft made by 150+ exhibiting artists from across the country. There are always ongoing artist demonstrations, live music, great food and kid's art activities at the 49th annual craft fair 10am - 5pm. $10. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Plains Rd..
SWEENEY TODD. 114 Greenwich St..
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.
August 1 - 31 • FEATURED ART OF THE MONTH. Judy Musicant
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.