Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

Upcoming events forward from July, 2017

All events are subject to change or cancellation. Please click or call ahead to confirm.

July 1; Port Murray

WONDERFUL LAVENDER & LUNCH. Enjoy a relaxing and educational day with lavender. Reservations required. 11am - 2pm. $52. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

July 1-9; Kutztown, PA

Kutztown Folk Festival; 610/683-1537

July 2; Oxford

HAMMER. 6 - 8pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

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 6; Readington Township

JAKE’S ROCKIN COUNTRY BAND. Free. Deer Path Park.

Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars; 908/782-1158

July 7; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

July 7; Newton

LEE ROCKER. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

July 7; Ringwood

THE DALTON GANG. Jazz, funk, and Latin. 6:30pm. $5. Skylands Botanical Gardens, 20 Morris Rd..

NJBG Summer Concerts; 973/962-9534

July 7; Succasunna

TEQUILA ROSE. 6pm. Free. Investors Bank Theater, 72 Eyland Ave.

Roxbury Arts Alliance; 862/219-1379

July 7-8; Hillsborough

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

July 8; Blairstown

MOONLIGHT PADDLE. Join us for a moonlight paddle on the placid waters of White Lake. A limited number of kayaks will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 8:30 - 11:30pm. Free. White Lake, Rt. 521.

Ridge and Valley Conservancy; 908/362-7989

July 8; Chester

FRONT PORCH BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL & PIG ROAST. Kid's Activities, Live Bands, Vendors, Instrument Auctions. Rain or Shine - Join us under the Tent (bring your own blanket or lawn chairs) 10am - 5pm. Routes 206 & 24/513.

Chester Business Association; 908/443-1294

July 8; Stanhope

WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAY. Guided tours of the village and Morris Canal, special presentations, exhibits and craft demonstrations. Waterloo Village.

Canal Society of New Jersey; 973/292-2755

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 9; Bridgewater

RADIO NASHVILLE. Top country hits. 7 - 8:30pm. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.

Somerset Concert Series in the Park; 908/722-1200

July 9; Morristown

HARMONIUM CHORAL SOCIETY. Harmonium’s select 20-voice Chamber Singers will lift their voices in song in the summer garden 2pm. $10. 45 Macculloch Avenue.

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum; 973/538-2404

July 9; Oxford

BOVINE SOCIAL CLUB. Country Twangrass 6 - 8pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

July 9; Ringwood

AUDUBON BUTTERFLY WALK. 1pm. Free. 20 Morris Rd..

Skylands Botanical Gardens; 973/962-9534

July 9; Vernon

WILD WEST THEME DAY. 9am - 3:30pm. 539 Route 94.

Quiet Creek Stables             ; 973/764-7446

July 13; Hillsborough

EDIBLE & MEDICINAL GARDEN WEEDS. Safe and optimal harvesting for great tasting, nutrient dense wild foods and applicable home remedies. Taught by Rachel Mackow of Wild Ridge Plants. 6:30 - 8pm. $10. 80 Route 206.

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

July 13; Readington Township

HUNTERDON HARMONIZERS. Comprised of more than fifty men, the chorus offers a wide variety of music sung in a capella & close 4-part harmony. 7 - 9pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars; 908/782-1158

July 14; Basking Ridge

REFUGE RAMBLE — MUSHROOMS. Informal guided walk 2 - 3:30pm. Helen Fenske Visitor Center, 32 Pleasant Plains Rd.

Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge; 973/425-0215

July 14; Succasunna

THE ATLANTA CAFE BAND . 6pm. Free. Investors Bank Theater, 72 Eyland Ave.

Roxbury Arts Alliance; 862/219-1379

July 14-16; Wantage

CHRISTMAS IN JULY. Free tours of the Van Bunschooten Museum by costumed docents. Open hearth cooking display on Sunday, re-enactors,  bake sale, attic treasures, silent auction, food. Van Bunschooten Museum, 1097 Route 23.

Chinkchewunska Chapter NSDAR; 201/874-1428

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. Lead singer, Mary Beth Cronin, thrills audiences with her transformation to the persona of Ric Ocasek 8pm. $27.50. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company Summer Jamfest; 908/979-0900

July 15; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

July 15; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

July 15; Newton

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

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

July 15; Port Murray

SUCCULENT WREATH. Choose an 11″ round or square frame then design your own artistic creation. 10am - 12pm. $58. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

July 15; Sussex

MIKE LAWLOR AND FRIENDS. Concert on the Beach 6pm - 8pm. Free, $5 donation per adult appreciated. High Point State Park, 1480 State Route 23.

Friends of High Point State Park; 973/875-4800

July 16; Bridgewater

DARLENE LOVE. 7 - 8:30pm. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.

Somerset Concert Series in the Park; 908/722-1200

July 16; Milford

MUSIC ON THE FARM/PIG ROAST. Mitchell Cheng Trio. Reserve your roasted pig sandwich in advance, but we will also be making burgers, cheese plates, and serving up some veggies from our garden. 1 - 4pm. 369 Stamets Road.

Bobolink Dairy and Bakeyard; 973/764-4888

July 16; Oxford

KINDERHOOK. 6 - 8pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

July 16-17; Morristown

TWINBROOKS KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW. 9am - 4pm. $6/ $4 senior. 161 East Hanover Avenue.

Mennen Sports Arena; 973/327-7651

July 20; Readington Township

JIM BARONE ELVIS TRIBUTE. 7 - 9pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars; 908/782-1158

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; Newton

PURE PRAIRIE LEAGUE. 8pm. $32-$47. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

July 21; Ringwood

CHRISTINE SPERO GROUP. 6:30pm. $5. Skylands Botanical Gardens, 20 Morris Rd..

NJBG Summer Concerts; 973/962-9534

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 21; Succasunna

RAVE ON. 6pm. Free. Investors Bank Theater, 72 Eyland Ave.

Roxbury Arts Alliance; 862/219-1379

July 21-23; Augusta

WINDY HOLLOW HUNT DRESSAGE SHOW. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Rt. 206 & Plains Rd..

Sussex County Fairgrounds; 973/670-9290

July 22; Hackettstown

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

Centenary Stage Company Summer Jamfest; 908/979-0900

July 22; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

July 22; Peapack

POWERFUL POLLINATORS. Following the indoors presentation, we will take a walk to meet some of these beneficial insects in their natural environment. 10am - 12pm. Natirar Park, 2 Main Street.

Raritan Headwaters Association; 908/234-1852

July 22; Port Murray

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

July 22; Stanhope

WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAY. Guided tours of the village and Morris Canal, special presentations, exhibits and craft demonstrations. Waterloo Village.

Canal Society of New Jersey; 973/292-2755

July 22; Wantage

ALL THINGS EQUINE AT LUSSCROFT FARM. Fun and educational day for horse lovers. Live demonstrations including driving, quadrille team, reining/western dressage, parade of breeds, vendors, educational presentations by area equine professionals and more! 10am - 5pm. Free. Lusscroft Farm, 50 Neilson Road.

Northwest Jersey Horse Show Assoc; 862/266-5021

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; Bridgewater

BOY BAND PROJECT. 7 - 8:30pm. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.

Somerset Concert Series in the Park; 908/722-1200

July 23; Morristown

DOLCE TRIO. Violinist Lynn Siebert, cellist Liz Cabrera and flutist/recorder player Kris Lamb 2pm. $10. 45 Macculloch Avenue.

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum; 973/538-2404

July 23; Oxford

CRAZY HEARTS. Attitudinal Country Music 6pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

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 27; Readington Township

CAPTAIN JACK BILLY JOEL TRIBUTE. 7 - 9pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars; 908/782-1158

July 27-29; Pottersville

POTTERSVILLE ANTIQUE SHOW AND COUNTRY DINING. Premier antique shows in a charming village, plus savor delicious lunches, dinners and fantastic homemade desserts served daily. 11am - 8pm. $6. Pottersville Firehouse, 8 Hacklebarney Road.

Potteresville Volunteer Fire Company; 908/439-2544

July 28; Morristown

FÉRABA. West African dance, drumming and tap dancing 12:30 - 1:30pm. Free. Morristown Green.

Music Without Borders; 973/285-5115

July 28; Succasunna

FAB FORWARD. 6pm. Free. Investors Bank Theater, 72 Eyland Ave.

Roxbury Arts Alliance; 862/219-1379

July 28-30; Readington

QUICKCHEK FESTIVAL OF BALLOONING. Hot air balloons, concerts, arts & crafts, fireworks, balloon glow. Solberg Airport, 39 Thor Solberg Road.

New Jersey Festival Of Ballooning; 973/882-5464

July 29; Blairstown

BUTTERFLY WALK. Explore the amazing profusion of insect life to be found in high summer in the flower-filled meadows of the White Lake Preserve 10am - 12pm. Free. White Lake, Rt. 521.

Ridge and Valley Conservancy; 908/362-7989

July 29; Chester

1880'S MUSIC DAY AT MILLTOWN. Enjoy the magical sounds reminiscent of musical events performed in Milltown over a century ago. Join musicians by playing fiddlesticks and animating the limber jacks. 66 Route 24.

Cooper Gristmill; 908/879-5463

July 29; Columbia

NANCY & SPENCER REED QUARTET. Lively jazz and vocal harmonies. 6pm. Donation suggested.. Ramseyburg Rd, and Rt 46.

Ramsaysburg Concerts in the Barn; 908/475-5352

July 29; Hackettstown

Centenary Stage Company Summer Jamfest; 908/979-0900

July 29; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

July 29; Port Murray

MUSHROOM CULTIVATION. Learn how to use fungi to build up our soils, reduce erosion, supply us with food and even medicine. 1 - 4:30pm. $52. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

July 29-5; Harmony

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

July 30; Bridgewater

BLUES FEST. Bob Lanza Blues Band and the Tyrone Stackhouse Group 5:30 - 8:30pm. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.

Somerset Concert Series in the Park; 908/722-1200

July 30; Oxford

LOST RAMBLERS. Bluegrass. 6 - 8pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

August 3; Readington Township

TRAMPS LIKE US. Free. Deer Path Park.

Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars; 908/782-1158

August 3-4; Hillsborough

TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH MONARCH BUTTERFLIES. Two-day workshop combining classroom and field experiences where participants are taught by a team of experienced educators $50. 80 Route 206.

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

August 4; Ringwood

RAVE ON!. 6:30pm. $5. Skylands Botanical Gardens, 20 Morris Rd..

NJBG Summer Concerts; 973/962-9534

August 4; Succasunna

GEORGE BAIER. 6pm. Free. Investors Bank Theater, 72 Eyland Ave.

Roxbury Arts Alliance; 862/219-1379

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; Chester

PEACH FESTIVAL AND COUNTRY AUCTION. Peach pies, kuchens, cobblers, homemade peach ice cream, and other peach treats. 10am - 4pm. Free. 220 Main St. .

Community Presbyterian Church ; 908/879-5091

August 5; Columbia

CLAM BAKE. Joining us this year for our clam bake will be Argyle Restaurant, specializing in the highest quality Scottish Fish n' Chips and many other fresh fish specials. 1 - 4pm. $50 pp, wine available by the glass, $5.. 594 State Highway 94.

Brook Hollow Winery; 908/496-8200

August 5; Franklin Township

Colonial Park; 732/873-2459

August 5; Hackettstown

PEACHERINE RAGTIME SOCIETY ORCHESTRA. 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 Summer Jamfest; 908/979-0900

August 5; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

August 5; Stanhope

WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAY. Guided tours of the village and Morris Canal, special presentations, exhibits and craft demonstrations. Waterloo Village.

Canal Society of New Jersey; 973/292-2755

August 5-6; Milford, PA

FESTIVAL OF WOOD. Handmade crafts, arts, programs, children’s activities, educational exhibits, and more!

Grey Towers National Historic Site; 570/296-9630

August 6; Basking Ridge

HOME ON THE RANGE. One-hour introductory trail ride. Registration is available in the Stable office from July 24 to August 3. 256 South Maple Avenue.

Lord Stirling Stable; 908/766-5955

August 6; Blairstown

MOONLIGHT PADDLE. Join us for a moonlight paddle on the placid waters of White Lake. A limited number of kayaks will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 8 - 11pm. Free. White Lake, Rt. 521.

Ridge and Valley Conservancy; 908/362-7989

August 6; Bridgewater

MUSIC AND FOOD TRUCK FEST. Featuring the Duprees 7pm - 8:30. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.

Somerset Concert Series in the Park; 908/722-1200

August 6; Milford

MUSIC ON THE FARM/PIG ROAST. Some Like It Hot Club. Reserve your roasted pig sandwich in advance, but we will also be making burgers, cheese plates, and serving up some veggies from our garden. 1 - 4pm. 369 Stamets Road.

Bobolink Dairy and Bakeyard; 973/764-4888

August 6; Oxford

STONEHEARTH BLUEGRASS BAND. 5 - 7pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

August 8; Morristown

MUSIC FROM CHINA TRIO. Traditional and contemporary Chinese music 12:30 - 1:30pm. Free. Morristown Green.

Music Without Borders; 973/285-5115

August 9-11; 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 10; Readington Township

THE WHIPTONES. Doo Wop from Whipanny Free. Deer Path Park.

Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars; 908/782-1158

August 12; Hackettstown

Centenary Stage Company Summer Jamfest; 908/979-0900

August 12; Sussex

COUNTRY COMFORT. Concert on the Beach 6pm - 8pm. Free, $5 donation per adult appreciated. High Point State Park, 1480 State Route 23.

Friends of High Point State Park; 973/875-4800

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 13; Newton

CLINT BLACK. 8pm. $69-$79. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

August 13; Oxford

JERSEY SOUND. 5 - 7pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

August 13; Ringwood

BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL. Butterfly walks all afternoon, information on starting your own butterfly garden, and more! 12 - 3pm. Free. 20 Morris Rd..

Skylands Botanical Gardens; 973/962-9534

August 17; Mendham

Wild Ridge Plants; 908/319-7230

August 17; Readington Township

AMISH OUTLAWS. The Amish Outlaws have become well acclimated to the pleasures and vices of the modern world... music, most of all. 7 - 9pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars; 908/782-1158

August 18; Ringwood

NO FUSS AND FEATHERS ROADSHOW. Folk music with a sophisticated contemporary sound from Carolann Solobello, Kayrn Oliver, and The YaYas, Catherine Miles, and Jay Mafale. 6:30pm. $5. Skylands Botanical Gardens, 20 Morris Rd..

NJBG Summer Concerts; 973/962-9534

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 19; Morristown

MORRISTOWN JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL. Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks, Bucky Pizzarelli Quintet, Louis Prima Jr. and the Witnesses, Ana Popovic, Walter Trout Band 12 - 10pm. Free. On the Green.

Town of Morristown;

August 19; Newton

JAMES VAN PRAAGH. Internationally renowned bestselling author and one of the most accurate spiritual mediums working today. 8pm. $49-$64. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

August 19; Wharton

Canal Day Association; 973/989-0237

August 19-20; Basking Ridge

Environmental Education Center; 908/766-2489

August 19-20; Harmony

Warren County Antiques Show; 908/343-5873

August 20; Hope

BLUES AND CRAFT BREWS. Alexis P. Suter Band, The Outcrops, Atlanta Café Band with great food, craft beers and vendors. 1 - 7pm. $15/ $10 advance. 319 Hope Johnsonburg Rd. (Rt. 519).

Inn at Millrace Pond; 908/459-4884

August 20; Oxford

MANGO MEN. 5 - 7pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

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 21-26; Port Murray

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

August 22; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

August 23-27; Ringoes

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. 10am - 10pm. Fairgrounds, South County Park, Route 179.

Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair, Inc.; 908/782-6809

August 24; 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; Whippany

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.

The Folk Project; 973/370-4UKE (4853)

August 26; Columbia

DESIRE. Motown and more Doo-Wop style. 6pm. Donation suggested.. Ramseyburg Rd, and Rt 46.

Ramsaysburg Concerts in the Barn; 908/475-5352

August 26; Stanhope

WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAY. Guided tours of the village and Morris Canal, special presentations, exhibits and craft demonstrations. Waterloo Village.

Canal Society of New Jersey; 973/292-2755

August 26-27; Stroudsburg, PA

Pocono State Craft Festival; 570/476-4460

August 27; Oxford

HOMETOWN BOYZ. 5 - 7pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

August 30; Pittstown

THE ANNUAL GREAT TOMATO TASTING. Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteers offer over eighty heirloom and hybrid tomato varieties. Wagon tours, chef demonstrations and teaching gardens. 3pm - 7pm. $10. 140 Locust Grove Rd..

Snyder Research Farm; 908/730-9419

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 3; Oxford

PADDY & PALE BOYS. Irish Pub Music 5pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

September 8-9; Delaware Water Gap, PA

COTA Jazz and Arts; 570/424-2210

September 9; Hillsborough

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. $25/ $25 gate4.

Sourland Planning Council; 609/397-1233

September 9; Port Murray

HERBAL SPICE BLENDS. We will make homemade vanilla extract, meat rubs, herbal salts and herb infused oil. 1:30 - 3pm. Rsrv. required. $38. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

September 9; Stanhope

WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAY. Guided tours of the village and Morris Canal, special presentations, exhibits and craft demonstrations. Waterloo Village.

Canal Society of New Jersey; 973/292-2755

September 9; Sussex

Friends of High Point State Park; 973/702-0488

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 9-10; Ringoes

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.

Garden State Sheep Breeders; 908/730-7189

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 14; Morristown

POETS IN THE GARDEN. Celebrated poets Robert Carnevale and Elizabeth (Mimi) Danson. 2pm. $10. 45 Macculloch Avenue.

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum; 973/538-2404

September 14; Newton

JOSH BLUE. 8pm. $24-$39. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

September 16; Basking Ridge

FALL FESTIVAL. A day of fun activities for all—with free hot dogs on the grill. This year the theme is Water—after all, it’s a Swamp. 10:30am - 3:30pm. Helen Fenske Visitor Center, 32 Pleasant Plains Rd.

Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge; 973/425-0215

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; Stanhope

WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAY. Guided tours of the village and Morris Canal, special presentations, exhibits and craft demonstrations. Waterloo Village.

Canal Society of New Jersey; 973/292-2755

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

September 24; Newton

JOHN WAITE. 8pm. $29-$44. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

September 30; Mount Tabor

ANNUAL VICTORIAN HOUSE TOUR. Explore unique charm of an historic community with an inside look at more than fifteen Victorian cottages, historic buildings and sites. 11am - 4pm. $30/ $25 advance. Simpson Ave., near the Tabernacle.

Mount Tabor Historical Society; 973/975-0001

September 30; Port Murray

HERBAL MEDICINE BASICS. A presentation of traditional knowledge you can use for your own health and wellness. 10am - 12pm. Rsrv. required. $24. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

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 8; Hardwick

OCTOBERFEST. Local German Craft beers, food and music amid a colorful fall setting at the Limestone Ridge Preserve. 2am - 6pm. Hardwick municipal building parking lot, 40 Spring Valley Road.

Ridge and Valley Conservancy; 908/362-7989

October 8-9; 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

October 14; Hopewell

Wild Ridge Plants; 908/319-7230

October 14; Stanhope

WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAY. Guided tours of the village and Morris Canal, special presentations, exhibits and craft demonstrations. Waterloo Village.

Canal Society of New Jersey; 973/292-2755

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 21; Port Murray

FALL HARVEST CELEBRATION & FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT. Acclaimed actor Neill Hartley, from the American Historical Theatre, will portray Roosevelt in a captivating presentation of ‘A New Deal’. Come enjoy a delicious feast and entertaining evening. 6 - 9pm. Rsrv. required. $70. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

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

October 28; Stanhope

WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAY. Guided tours of the village and Morris Canal, special presentations, exhibits and craft demonstrations. Waterloo Village.

Canal Society of New Jersey; 973/292-2755

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

November 24-25; Port Murray

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

November 28; Port Murray

CHRISTMAS EVERGREEN WREATH. Create your own fresh evergreen 16″ wreath using various types of pine and holly.Reservations required. $37. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

December 2; Port Murray

HOLIDAY CENTERPIECE. Using holly and various types of fresh greens, create a delightful centerpiece for your holiday table. 1:30 - 3:30pm. $37. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

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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