INVASIVE PLANTS OF NJ PART II. Via Zoom, Lynn Waclawski will continue to cover common invasive species in our area; how to identify and manage them. 11am - 12pm. $25. Wayne Dumont Jr. Administration Building.
OPENING NIGHT: LINDA EDER. Acclaimed vocalist and Broadway start Linda Eder performs music made popular by Judy Garland as MPAC celebrates the opening of our 27th season. 8pm. 100 South Street.
MORRISTOWN JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL. 12 - 10pm. Free. On the Green.
ROGER MCGUINN. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.
WATERLOO CANAL DAY. Building tours, artisan exhibits, craft demonstrations, book sales, and live music . Visit the Canal Society's refurbished museum, and the Highland's Boat exhibit. Take a boat ride on a section of the Morris Canal just as the canal captains did more than 100 years ago! 10am - 4pm. Free. Waterloo Village.
FESTIVAL IN THE BOROUGH. Warren County's largest music and street festival features three stages of entertainment with an array of musical genres, vendors, children's activities, rides, an assortment of food. This year's featured music includes The Smithereens, Southbound and Kara Grainger. 11am - 10pm. Free.
WILBUR'S COUNTRY CRAFT FAIR. The 40th autumn fair features craftspeople and artists from four states, held in charming country setting. Crafts include, jewelry, pottery, quilting, folk art, dolls. Decorative signs and country wood items, silk and dried flower arrangements, stained glass creations, pillows, toys, children's clothes, bird houses and much, much, more. 10am - 4:30pm. Free admission and parking. 735 Route 94.
WALLISCH HOMESTEAD MUSIC FESTIVAL. 65 Lincoln Avenue.
NJ HIGHLANDS CAR TREK. Join the New Jersey Highlands Coalition for a self-guided car tour featuring the magnificent natural and cultural resources of north Jersey's Highlands region. 10am. 25$ per car. Valley Shepherd Creamery, 50 Fairmount Road.
JOHN BASILONE PARADE CELEBRATION. The annual event honors the World War II Marine hero with a parade, fireworks, and commemorative concerts. Boro of Raritan, LaGrange St to Somerset Street.
E'LISSA JONES. Singer, songwriter, violinist, pianist, and guitarist, whose songs embrace audiences with powerful melodies and expressive lyrics 2 - 4pm. $12. 150 Snake Den Road.
BRIAN REGAN. 8pm. 100 South Street.
HOT AIR BALLOONS, FUN AND GAMES FESTIVAL. Car and motorcycle shows, drone racing, quoits, archery, carnival games. Balloon Flights: 6:30 am and 5:00 pm 2 - 9pm. $10; $9 advance. Warren County Community College, 475 NJ-57.
LIBRARY BOOK SALE. 65 Lincoln Avenue.
OKTOBERFEST. Ready to kickoff the fall season with one of our biggest town-wide events of the year? Join the Hackettstown BID, Czig Meister Brewing Company, Manskirt Brewing Company, and Bea McNally's as they host events throughout the course of the weekend! Free.
TOUR DE FARM WARREN COUNTY. Choose from 19, 39, or 78 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.
THE RIVERSIDE RHYTHM. Fifteen piece big band in the outdoor amphitheater. 2pm. $10 donation suggested.. Ramseyburg Rd, and Rt 46.
MILFORD FALL FESTIVAL. Music, vendors, bed race. Free. Bridge Street.
FLOCKTOBER FEST. Local breweries, live auction, self-guided tours, Oktoberfest menu, kid's corner and live entertainment. 12 - 5pm. $75 pp/ $25 child. 141 Clove Road.
JOHN HIATT AND THE JERRY DOUGLAS BAND. 8pm. 100 South Street.
MISCELLANEOUS MORRISTOWN. Walk through downtown Morristown to uncover “weird” and obscure local history 11am. $20, preregister. 6 Court St..
PORCH AND GARDEN TOUR. Explore the unique charm of an historic community on a special COVID-safe self-guided tour that includes xuberant gingerbread porches, delightful cottage gardens, quilt show, limited bonus interiors. 11am - 4pm. $30/ $25 advance. 36 Simpson Ave.
THE MACHINE. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.
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. 10am - 5pm. $10. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Plains Rd..
APPLE, WINE AND MUSIC FESTIVAL. Hayrides, corn maze, PYO pumpkins, music, BBQ foods, wine tasting. Our apple wines are a late harvest blend of apples from our 7-acre apple orchard. 12 - 5pm. 783 County Road 519.
CURBSIDE OKTOBERFEST. Our hope is that you will still enjoy the flavors of Oktoberfest from the safety of your home. Chubb Park, Rt. 513.
WOMEN AND THEIR WOODS RETREAT. Connecting, educating and empowering women to take better care of their woods. Full day of programming, continental breakfast and luncheon 8am - 3pm. $100. Princeton-Blairstown Center, 158 Millbrook Rd.
GROWING GREAT GARLIC. Learn about the various kinds of garlic and which are best for your cooking style. 10:30 - 11:30am. $20. 80 Route 206.
Saturdays • WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAYS. Visit Waterloo Village, a historic Morris Canal town. Buildings will be open with historic trades demonstrated at the gristmill, carpenter, seamstress and blacksmith shops. A visit to Waterloo Smith’s Store (fully stocked general store), the fully operational Smith Brothers water-powered gristmill , the Rutan Cabin, the Canal Society of New Jersey’s Museum, and other exhibits, including the recently recovered Highlands Canal Boat.
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 • ASTRONOMY TALKS. Presentations followed by observing sessions, weather permitting, at the UACNJ Observatory located 1,100 feet above sea level in Jenny Jump State Forest. The site is one of the few dark sky locations left in the state and features several permanently mounted telescopes from a 7-inch APO refractor to a 16-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain.
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.