Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

Upcoming events forward from June, 2017

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June 2-4; Blairstown

FAMILY ADVENTURE GETAWAY. Kids stay and eat for FREE! Crafts, games, swimming & more. Lodging and meals included. $203. 50 Camp Rd.

Mohican Outdoor Center; 908/362-5670

June 3; Bernardsville

NATIVE PLANT SALE. Turn your backyard into a haven for wildlife. 9am - 4pm. 11 Hardscrabble Road .

Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary; 908/396-7409

June 3; Blairstown

ART IN PROGRESS. Artists from the gallery demonstrate their work. 23 Main Street.

Gallery 23; 908/362-6865

June 3; Hackettstown

A TASTING EXPERIENCE. Wine, whiskey, beer & food festival. 7 - 10pm. $35. 159 Liberty Street.

Church of the Assumption; 908/852-3320

June 3-4; Augusta

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

MVA Productions; 973/948-5500

June 3-4; 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 3-4; 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 4; 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 8; Mendham

Schiff Nature Preserve; 973/543-6004

June 9; Newton

BRAND X. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

June 10; Budd Lake

Skylands Songwriter's Guild;

June 10; Franklin Township

Colonial Park; 732/873-2459

June 10; Hackettstown

SPRING CONCERT. Brahms, Holst, Haydn, Korsakov, Adam Free. First Presbyterian Church, 298 Main Street.

Stone Soup Symphony;

June 10; Washington

CONCERT AND COFFEE IN THE PARK. Top rate entertainment from guitarist, singer/songwriter Brandon Broderick and the Firth Youth Center Twirlers. Food, vendors, refreshments available, bring lawn chairs/blankets. Fundraiser for special needs students. 3:30 - 7pm. Ticket (donation) $15 until June 9, $20 door. Washington Park and Pool, Broad Street.

Lavender Hills Education; 973/335-7080

June 11; Belvidere

FOOD TRUCK EVENT. All you can eat from four of best food trucks in New Jersey. Wine tasting and wine by the glass and bottle will be available. Reservations are required! 1 - 4pm. 783 County Road 519.

Four Sisters Winery; 908/475-3671

June 11; Newton

FAIRVIEW TRAIL RUN 5K. Course goes through our beautiful 660 acre property and is open to runners of all ages. We will have chip timing, refreshments and great prizes. 1 - 5pm. $25. 1035 Fairview Lake Road.

Fairview Lake Camp & Conference Center; 973/383-9282

June 16; Augusta

Sussex County Fairgrounds,; 973/383-9713

June 17; Columbia

Knowlton Twp Historic Commission; 908/475-5352

June 17; Newton

BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

June 17-23; 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 18; Belvidere

FATHER’S DAY BBQ . Pulled pork, pork ribs, and chicken with baked beans, coleslaw, baked potato’s, salad, bread and dessert. Live music, games and fun for the whole family. 12 - 4pm. 783 County Road 519.

Four Sisters Winery; 908/475-3671

June 24; Columbia

CONCERT IN THE BARN. 6pm. Free. Ramsaysburg Rd, and Rt 46.

Knowlton Twp Historic Commission; 908/475-5352

June 24; Finesville

POHATCONG GARDEN TOUR. $25 / $55 winery train.

Pohatcong Township Historic Preservation Commission; 908/387-1493

June 24; Millbrook Village

OLD FASHIONED INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION. Celebrate independence in a re-created 19th century agricultural support village. The event includes hands-on activities, craft demonstrations, and a watermelon eating contest. 10am. Old Mine Road & Cty Route 602.

Millbrook Village Society/National Park Service ; 570/426-2430

June 24; 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 24; Newton

RICKY SKAGGS & KENTUCKY THUNDER. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

June 24; Stanhope

Canal Society of New Jersey; 973/292-2755

June 24; Washington

CAR AND TRUCK SHOW. Vehicles of all types dating back as far as the 1920s. A host of vendors will participate in the Green Fair, which will also include special activities and demonstrations. Washington Ave.

Washington Business Improvement District; 908/689-4800

June 24-25; Augusta

ROCK, RIBS & RIDGES FESTIVAL. Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Road.

Rock, Ribs and Ridges; 973/882-8240

June 25; Clinton

AGRO-INDUSTRY DAY. Red Mill, 56 Main St..

Red Mill Museum Village; 908/735-4101

June 25; Ringwood

Highlands Nature Friends; 973/835-2160

June 25; Sparta

SPARTA MUD RUN. Get muddy. Run hard. Climb obstacles. Have fun. Awards for top finishers 3:30 - 6pm. $25. Rt 15 & 385 Houses Corner Rd.

Sparta Evangelical Free Church; 973/300-1717

July 1-9; Kutztown, PA

Kutztown Folk Festival; 610/683-1537

July 3; East Stroudsburg

SHAWNEE FIREWORKS DISPLAY. Bring your own chair or blankets for great slopeside seating. The fireworks will be at dusk. 7 - 10pm. $10 per car load. 401 Hollow Road.

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area; 570/421-7231

July 7; Newton

LEE ROCKER. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

July 8-9; Newton

Wilbur’s Country Store; 908/362-8833

July 9; Belvidere

FOOD TRUCK EVENT. All you can eat from four of best food trucks in New Jersey. Wine tasting and wine by the glass and bottle will be available. Reservations are required! 1 - 4pm. 783 County Road 519.

Four Sisters Winery; 908/475-3671

July 15; Chester

Wild Ridge Plants; 908/319-7230

July 15; Franklin Township

ANNUAL GARDEN PARTY. Lectures, workshops, plants, music and refreshments. 11am - 3pm. $3 suggested donation. Mettlers Road.

Colonial Park; 732/873-2459

July 15; Hackettstown

DRIVE - A TRIBUTE TO THE CARS. Summer Jamfest 8pm. $27.50. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

July 15; Newton

GARY PUCKETT & THE UNION GAP. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

July 21; Far Hills

SECRET LIFE OF TREES. Learn how to figure out the age of a tree, which trees offer food and shelter to wildlife, and more. 10 - 11:30am. $15, preregistration. 11 Layton Rd.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

July 21; Stanton

ART IN FOOD AND FOOD IN ART. Talk on food and drink seen in the seventeenth century Dutch Masters and their relevance to the American kitchen today 7 - 8pm. $5. Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, 114 Dreahook Road.

Readington Museums; 908/236-2327

July 22; Hackettstown

DOO WAH RIDERS. Summer Jamfest, high energy country with a cajun twist. 8pm. $30. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

July 22-23; East Stroudsburg

POCONOS' WURST FESTIVAL. With both Polish and German themes, the event will feature 3 stages of music, traditional costumed dance performances, kids area and more. 11am - 5pm. $12-$15. 401 Hollow Road.

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area; 570/421-7231

July 23; Ringwood

BIRDING FOR BEGINNERS WALK AND TALK. Bergen County Audubon Society 150 Snake Den Road .

The New Weis Center; 973/835-2160

July 29; Columbia

CONCERT IN THE BARN. 6pm. Free. Ramsaysburg Rd, and Rt 46.

Knowlton Twp Historic Commission; 908/475-5352

July 29; Hackettstown

THE BRITISH INVASION. Summer Jamfest. 8pm. $27.50. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

July 29-5; Harmony

Warren County Farmer’s Fair; 908/859-6563, www.warrencountyfarmersfair.org

August 4-13; Augusta

New Jersey State Fair; 973/948-5500

August 5; Blairstown

TOUR DE BLAIRSTOWN. Rolling hills, farmland vistas, the Appalachian Ridge, Paulinskill Valley Rail Trail, and a town of proud heritage and robust rural flavor all come together in one tremendous cycling event.

Foodshed Alliance;

August 5; Hackettstown

PEACHERINE RAGTIME SOCIETY ORCHESTRA. Summer Jamfest. The ensemble underscores a selection of silent films, including One AM with Charlie Chaplin, Cops with Buster Keaton & Big Business with Laurel and Hardy. 8pm. $27.50. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

August 7-8; East Stroudsburg

AUTUMN TIMBER FESTIVAL. Lumberjack competitions, blacksmith demos by Jim Doherty, saw mill demos, chainsaw sculptures, K-9 dog shows, live music, children’s activities and food & craft vendors galore. 11am - 5pm. $12-$15. 401 Hollow Road.

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area; 570/421-7231

August 12; Hackettstown

DR. KS MOTOWN REVUE. Summer Jamfest. 8pm. $27.50. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

August 12-13; East Stroudsburg

SWEET CORN & BBQ FESTIVAL. Non-stop live entertainment with a Country and Western theme, country line dancing, magic shows, corn eating contest. 11am - 5pm. $8-$10. 401 Hollow Road.

Shawnee Mountain; 570/421-7231

August 17; Mendham

Wild Ridge Plants; 908/319-7230

August 18; Stanton

NJ DINERS. Michael Gabriele will share his experience with the research behind his recent book, Diners in NJ. 7 - 8pm. $5. Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, 114 Dreahook Road.

Readington Museums; 908/236-2327

August 20; Ringwood

MUSHROOM FORAY. A guide from NJ Mycological Association will conduct a walk to search for mushrooms, followed by an identification session at the picnic tables 10am. 150 Snake Den Road .

The New Weis Center; 973/835-2160

August 26; Columbia

CONCERT IN THE BARN. 6pm. Free. Ramsaysburg Rd, and Rt 46.

Knowlton Twp Historic Commission; 908/475-5352

September 2-3; East Stroudsburg

POCONO GARLIC FESTIVAL. Over 60 vendors, garlic eating contest, cooking contests, Peters Valley Artisan tent & more. 11am - 5pm. $8.50-$12.50. 401 Hollow Road.

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area & Pocono Garlic Growers Association; 570/421-7231

September 3; Budd Lake

33ND ANNUAL SCANDINAVIAN FEST. Heritage festival celebrating Nordic/Scandinavian cultures:foods, entertainment, reenactors, handcrafts & gifts, kids'events, demonstrating artisans, Vikings (limited pillage & ravaging), talks, and the 8th annual all-Jersey wife-carry contest! 10am - 6pm. $11, $13, $14. Vasa Park, 1 Wolfe Rd.

Scandinavian Fest, Inc; 610/417-1483

September 9-10; Belvidere

Belvidere Victorian Days; 908/310-4283 or email daysvictorian@aol.com

September 9-10; Chester

Historic Chester Village; 908/879-2900

September 10; Stanton

PICKLING DEMO. Susan McLellan Plaisted will  demonstrate 18th century skills for pickling 1 - 4pm. Free, donations welcome. Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, 114 Dreahook Road.

Readington Museums; 908/236-2327

September 16; Pohatcong

FALL OPEN GREENHOUSE. Behind-the-scenes nursery and farm tour and a special discount on native wildflowers, shrubs, grasses, and more. 10am - 4pm. Register for directions: rachel@wildridgeplants.com.

Wild Ridge Plants; 908/319-7230

September 16-17; Millbrook Village

Millbrook Village Society/National Park Service; 908/496-4458

September 16-17; Newton

Wilbur’s Country Store; 908/362-8833

September 23; Mount Tabor

Mount Tabor Historical Society; 973/975-0001

September 23; Washington

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.

Washington Business Improvement District; 908/689-4800

September 23-24; 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 23-24; 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. Franklin School, Washington Ave..

Franklin Mineral Museum; 973/827-3481

October 1; Basking Ridge

Environmental Education Center; 908/766-2489

October 1; Wantage

ANNUAL AUTUMN LEAVES HIKE . Guided group hike. Pre-register with leader, Kevin Mitchell, at kmitchel@ptd.net. 2 - 3:30pm. Free. 50 Neilson Road.

Friends of Lusscroft Farm; 973/702-2289

October 14; Hopewell

Wild Ridge Plants; 908/319-7230

October 14-15; Chester

CHESTER'S 34TH 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 14-15; East Stroudsburg

POCONO FOOD TRUCK & ART FESTIVAL. 11am - 5pm. $8-$10. 401 Hollow Road.

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area; 570/421-7231

October 15; Delaware

RIVERSIDE FALL FESTIVAL. Music, storytelling by the campfire, pumpkin painting, corn husk dolls, wine tasting, tours of the Ramsaysburg Homestead historic site, refreshments. 1 - 3pm. Route 46 and Ramsaysburg Road.

Knowlton Township Historic Commission; 908/475-5352

October 21; Finesville

HISTORIC HOUSE TOUR FOR POHATCONG TOWNSHIP. Explore an eclectic mix of stone and clapboard structures dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. 10 - 4. $25 / $55 winery train. Alba Vineyard, 269 Route 627.

Pohatcong Township Historic Preservation Commission; 908/387-1493

October 21; Millbrook

OCTIVITIES. Village buildings will be open with self-guided tours and historic demonstrations, and a variety of seasonal crafts. Free. Old Mine Road & Cty Route 602.

National Park Service; 570/426-2452

October 24; Far Hills

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

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

November 5; Far Hills

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

November 5; Stanton

SMOKEHOUSE DEMONSTRATION. 1 - 4pm. Free, donations welcome. Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, 114 Dreahook Road.

Readington Museums; 908/236-2327

November 18; Morristown

Wild Ridge Plants; 908/319-7230

December 2-3; Millbrook

Millbrook Village Society/National Park Service ; 973/875-3461

December 2-3; Wantage

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE BENEFIT FUNDRAISER. Explore the Turner Mansion & Manager's Dwelling, festively decorated and filled with vendors, farmers, a bake sale, and a gift shop. Proceeds for ongoing restoration efforts at this historic farm. 10am - 3pm. $5, under 17 Free. Lusscroft Farm, 50 Neilson Road.

Friends of Lusscroft Farm; 973/271-6771

December 3; Stanton

DUTCH CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE. Open hearth cooking, colonial musicians and Sinterklass 1 - 4pm. Free, donations welcome. Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, 114 Dreahook Road.

Readington Museums; 908/236-2327

December 10; Delaware

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

Knowlton Township Historic Commission; 908/475-5352

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