Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

Upcoming events forward from June, 2018

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June 1-3; Augusta

CRAWFISH FESTIVAL. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Rt. 206 & Plains Rd..

MVA Productions; 973/948-5500

June 2; Morristown

GRAPPLING TOURNAMENT. All ages. 11am - 5pm. $10. William G. Mennen Sports Arena 161 East Hanover Ave.

New Breed Grapplers; 973/327-7651

June 2; Port Murray

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

June 2; Sparta

SPARTA DAY. Activities and entertainment for the whole family, as well as 100+ vendors and a food plaza. 10am - 4pm. Free. Station Park.

Junior Woman's Club of Sparta; 973/400-9260

June 2-3; Chester

SPRING CRAFT SHOW. A wide variety of handmade items including traditional & country crafts. 10am - 5pm. $4. Routes 206 & 24/513.

Chester Business Association; 908/223-2665

June 2-3; Oxford

ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE AND FISHERMAN’S FLEA MARKET. Activities include kids trout fishing, shotgun and archery ranges, crafts and other kids activities, wildlife artists and conservation groups, a fishing flea market and more! 10am - 4pm. Free. 605 Pequest Rd..

Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center ; 908/637-4125

June 3; Clinton

BRITISH CAR DAY. Classic British cars showcased on the Museum's historic grounds. 10am - 3pm. $9/ $7 seniors/ $5 ages 6-12. Red Mill, 56 Main St..

Red Mill Museum Village; 908/735-4101

June 3; Franklin Township

GUIDED TOURS OF THE RUDOLF W. VAN DER GOOT ROSE GARDEN. Tours for individuals and families will be led by the Colonial Park Gardens Rosarian or designated staff. Please no organized groups. 2pm. $5. Mettlers Road.

Colonial Park; 732/873-2459

June 7; Far Hills

FOCUS ON FERNS. Learn their history, reproductive habits, how to identify them and more. 11am. $15. 11 Layton Rd.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

June 7; Lake Hopatcong

MORRIS CANAL GREENWAY. Joe Macasek, President of the Canal Society of New Jersey, will present a historical program about the Morris Canal Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club.

Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum; 973/398-2616

June 8-16; Dover

Dover Little Theater; 973/328-9202

June 9; Franklin Township

Colonial Park; 732/873-2459

June 9; Lafayette

LAFAYETTE DAY. Downtown businesses and organizations will host outdoor vendors of antique and vintage goods and other exhibits and activities, including an auto and truck show. Rt. 15 and Morris Farm Rd.  .

Lafayette Mill Antiques Center; 973/383-6057

June 9; Ledgewood

Skylands Songwriters Guild;

June 9; Oxford

FREE FISHING DAY. You don’t need a license to fish this Saturday! 605 Pequest Rd..

NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife; 908/637-4125

June 9; Stewartsville

Warren County Parks Foundation; 908/475-6539

June 9-10; West Milford

Friends of Long Pond Ironworks; 973/657-1688

June 10; Chester

ANNUAL CLASSIC CAR SHOW. 10am - 3pm. Routes 206 & 24/513.

Chester Business Association; 973/223-2665

June 15; Sparta

BLACK MARIA FILM FESTIVAL. 37th annual festival followed by a Q&A. 6:30 - 9:30. $10. 30 Station Road.

Train Creative;

June 15-23; Delaware River

ANNUAL DELAWARE RIVER SOJOURN. A seven-day guided paddling trip on the wild and scenic Delaware River, combining canoeing/kayaking, camping, educational programs, historical interpretation, and more. Call for fees.

Delaware River Sojourn; 646/205-2724

June 16; Gladstone

United States Equestrian Team Headquarters;

June 16; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

June 17; Belvidere

FATHER’S DAY PIG ROAST . Live music, games and fun for the whole family. 12 - 4pm. 783 County Road 519.

Four Sisters Winery; 908/475-3671

June 21-23; Phillipsburg

OLE TOWN FESTIVAL. Music, fireworks, car show, crafts, food. Walters Park.

Town of Phillipsburg; 610/739-1512

June 23; Hillsborough

SOURLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL. The festival celebrates the character and beauty of the New Jersey Sourlands and supports planning and conservatory efforts. 3 - 10pm. $25online/ $35 gat. Hillsborough Golf and Country Club, Wertsville Rd..

Sourland Planning Council; 609/397-1233

June 23; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

June 23; Mount Arlington

ANNUAL ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC BOAT SHOW. Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club, North Bertrand Road and Willow Street.

Lake Hopatcong Antique and Classic Boat Society;

June 23; Stanhope

Canal Society of New Jersey; 973/292-2755

June 23-24; Far Hills

Mars Essex Horse Trials;

June 24; Lake Hopatcong

FANTASTIC HOMES TOUR. Admire the marvelous houses that surround Lake Hopatcong, while learning about their history and listening to live audio clips from the current homeowners. 11am - 1pm. $48. 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..

Lake Hopatcong Cruises; 973/663-5000

June 26; Lake Hopatcong

EAGLES SIGHTSEEING EXCURSION. Join Bob Behrent, a long-time local who takes photographs of the eagles that live in a tree on Lake Hopatcong. 3 - 5pm. $35. 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..

Lake Hopatcong Cruises; 973/663-5000

June 29; Port Murray

MEDICINAL HERB WALK & STORYTELLING. 6:30 - 9pm. $43. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

June 30; Columbia

ERIC MINTE QUARTET FEATURING NELSON HILL. Alto saxophonist playing the Great American Songbook in the Classic Jazz style. Come early to picnic and enjoy the Homestead property. Rain or shine. 6pm. $10 donation suggested.. Ramseyburg Rd, and Rt 46.

Ramsaysburg Concerts in the Barn; 908/475-5352

June 30; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

June 30-8; Kutztown, PA

Kutztown Folk Festival;

July 4; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

July 7; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

July 13; Blairstown

FRIDAY THE 13TH. Celebrate Blairstown’s cinematic notoriety

Blairstown Business Assn; 908/362-1371

July 13-15; Clinton

BLACK POTATOE MUSIC FESTIVAL. 10am - 4pm. Red Mill Museum Village, 56 Main St..

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July 14; Columbia

Knowlton Twp Historic Commission; 908/475-5352

July 14; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

July 21; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

July 21-22; Edison

CAT SHOW. Enjoy feline agility, a breed showcase, Adopt-A-Cat, shopping & educational programs. Up to 450 cats! 10am - 4pm. $5 - $25. NJ Convention and Exposition Center at the Raritan Center, 97 Sunfield Avenue.

Garden State Cat Club; 908/276-9423

July 28; Columbia

Ramsaysburg Concerts in the Barn; 908/475-5352

July 28; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

August 3-12; Augusta

New Jersey State Fair; 973/948-5500

August 4; Franklin Township

Colonial Park; 732/873-2459

August 4; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

August 8-10; Bridgewater

SOMERSET COUNTY 4-H FAIR. Family fun in 15 acres of exhibits, entertainment and food concessions recognizing the accomplishments of 1,000 Somerset County 4-H members. North Branch Park, Milltown Road.

Somerset 4-H; 908/526-6644

August 11; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

August 12; Milford

SOME LIKE IT HOT CLUB. Gypsy Jazz, featuring the work of the great Django Reinhardt. Enjoy the farm’s delicious foods which are available for purchase; BYOB 1 - 4pm. Free, resv requested. 369 Stamets Road.

Bobolink Dairy and Bakeyard; 908/864-7277

August 18-19; Basking Ridge

Environmental Education Center; 908/766-2489

August 23; Far Hills

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.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

August 25-26; Harmony

Warren County Antiques Show; 908/343-5873

September 2; Budd Lake

Scandinavian Fest, Inc; 610/417-1483

September 8-9; Chester

Historic Chester Village; 908/879-2900

September 15; Phillipsburg

WARREN COUNTY PRESERVATION DAY. Explore the Roseberry Homestead and learn about similar sites and programs in Warren County. 10am - 4pm. Free.

Warren County Dept. Land Preservation; 908/453-2650

September 22; Blairstown

Economic Green Solutions; 908/362-7967

September 22; Lake Hopatcong

EAGLES SIGHTSEEING EXCURSION. Join Bob Behrent, a long-time local who takes photographs of the eagles that live in a tree on Lake Hopatcong. 3 - 5pm. $35. 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..

Lake Hopatcong Cruises; 973/663-5000

September 29-30; Augusta

ANNUAL PETERS VALLEY CRAFT FAIR. Beautiful American Craft made by 150+ exhibiting artists from across the country. This a juried show of exhibitors, who are each selected for excellence and originality in twelve different media. 10 - 6pm. $9. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Plains Rd..

Peters Valley Crafts Center; 973/948-5200

September 29-30; Franklin

61ST ANNUAL FRANKLIN-STERLING HILL GEM AND MINERAL SHOW. Dealers, gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, stone carvings, lectures, literature, fluorescent mineral exhibits, mineral collecting, museum tours and the traditional swap/sell. $7/ $4 ages 6-16. Littel Center, 12 Munsonhurst Road.

Franklin Mineral Museum; 973/827-3481

October 7; Basking Ridge

Environmental Education Center; 908/766-2489

October 7; Delaware

Ramsaysburg Historic Homestead; 908/475-5352

October 12; Basking Ridge

BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON. Explore the Great Swamp and listen for animal sounds along the swampy trails 6:30am - 7:30pm. $6. 190 Lord Stirling Road.

Environmental Education Center; 908/766-2489

October 13; Phillipsburg

PORK ROLL PALOOZA. Everything from Pork Roll Sliders to Deep Fried Pork Roll and even Pork Roll-themed Beverages! There will be vendors, activities and live music all day!

Town of Phillipsburg; 908/454-5500

October 13-14; Chester

CHESTER'S 35TH ANNUAL HARVEST CELEBRATION. Enjoy this free two-day event with live entertainment, games, pumpkin carving, antique car show, apple press. Don’t miss the Soup and Chili chef competition on Saturday! 11 - 5. Free. Routes 206 & 24/513.

Historic Chester Village; 973/223-2665

October 14; Basking Ridge

LIVE ANIMAL SHOW. Meet some of nature's coolest creatures with ! Eyes of the Wild 1 - 2pm. $5. 190 Lord Stirling Road.

Environmental Education Center; 908/766-2489

October 23; Far Hills

FLOWER & LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP. Autumnal brilliance 9 - 11:30am. $15, preregistration. 11 Layton Rd.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

October 27; Basking Ridge

FALL FESTIVAL. Themed hayrides, pony rides, and other child-friendly activities 5 - 8pm. 256 South Maple Avenue.

Lord Stirling Stable; 908/766-5955

November 16; Far Hills

THANKFUL LIGHTS. Participants will create their own lantern decorated with a personalized message and attached to an illuminated float that will be released on Buck Garden’s Lower Pond. 5 - 6:30pm. $15. 11 Layton Rd.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

December 9; Delaware

CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY. Music, refreshments and tree lighting at Ramsaysburg Homestead Historic Site. 1 - 3pm. Route 46 and Ramseyburg Road.

Ramsaysburg Historic Homestead; 908/496-4273

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