DRAGON BOAT RACES. Teams compete in large canoe-like vessels fitted with ornately carved dragon’s heads and tails in fundraising event. Tickets and Sponsorships now available! 9am - 4pm. Cranberry Lake.
THE COMPANY MEN. CSC’s Curtain Up performance features a high energy theatrical concert experience in which the group "mashes" today's Top 40 hits with reimagined classics of the last eight decades, blending artists from Sam Cooke to Sam Smith and The Temptations to The Weekend and many more! 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
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..
ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST WEEKEND AND CAR SHOW. A variety of authentic German food, live music $7. Chubb Park, Rt. 513.
FESTIVAL OF WOOD. This popular family-friendly event offers a variety of activities and events that demonstrate the many ways people use and enjoy wood in our everyday lives. Handmade crafts, arts, programs, children’s activities, educational exhibits, and more! Free admission and shuttle.
HOT AIR BALLOONS, FUN AND GAMES FESTIVAL. The festival has been rescheduled to Sept. 30-Oct1. Please see listing below.
NORTHWEST NJ RIVERS CONFERENCE. A day of speakers, workshops and community for those who cares about this region, clean water and the rivers. Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Governor Christine Todd Whitman's Report on the NJ Outdoors, the 2023 Conference expands to explore open space and recreation throughout the state of New Jersey. It examines the unique challenges and opportunities present in the most densely-populated state in New Jersey and how we develop a recreation and ecotourism-based economy that is compatible with and accessible to our diverse communities. 9am - 4pm. $30. Centenary University Lackland Center.
PORCH AND GARDEN TOUR. Explore the unique charm of an historic community on a special outdoor-focused self-guided tour that includes exuberant gingerbread porches, delightful cottage gardens, quilt show, limited bonus interiors. 11am - 4pm. $35. 36 Simpson Ave. More...
SO, YOU WANNA SEW?. Make and take projects, demos, items for sale. 10am - 4pm. Stillwater Communtiy Center, 931 Stillwater Rd..
HOT AIR BALLOONS, FUN AND GAMES FESTIVAL. A two-day festival,will feature hot air balloon launches, tethered rides and Fred G. Monster & US Flag Balloon Glow, drone demos, food trucks, vendors, children's entertainment, live bands and DJ. 2 - 8pm. $10 adult, / $5 age 4-12. Warren County Community College, 475 NJ-57.
THE LORD STIRLING 1770S FESTIVAL. Revolutionary War military detachment camps and conducts maneuvers, while Colonial trades and crafts, hayrides, clay crafts, stenciling, and toy making deploy on the lawns of the former Lord Stirling estate, who lived on the site and served under General George Washington. $5. 190 Lord Stirling Road.
SHEDFEST. Music festival featuring Hub Hollow, Collin J. Rocker, The Fermenters Trio, Joe Cirotti Trio 1 - 6pm. $50. Fairview Farm, 2121 Larger Cross Road. More...
FALL FESTIVAL ON THE GREEN. Non-stop entertainment for all ages on up to four different stages, beer tent, 150+ exhibitors showcasing our local businesses, restaurants, and notable community groups.
THREE WISHES: A TRIBUTE TO BROADWAY. Womens' a capella chorus 2. $20. Newton High School, 44 Ryerson Avenue.
ANNUAL AUTUMN LEAVES HIKE . Educational and scenic hike for casual and novice hikers. 2 - 3:30pm. Free. P.O. Box 7191.
A NATIONAL TREASURE. Musconetcong Watershed presentation. 7pm. Free. American Legion, 494 Willow Grove. More...
SOMERSET COUNTY'S JOURNEY THROUGH THE PAST. Sites will hold tours led by costumed interpreters and actors portraying historical figures, special collections and exhibitions, and a seemingly unending variety of activities for public involvement and enjoyment. 12 - 4pm. Free.
VAN CAMPEN DAY. Tours of the eighteenth-century Van Campen Inn presented by costumed guides, music provided by the Colonial Musketeers Fife and Drum Corps, colonial crafts, re-enacted encampment and hikes to Fort Shapanack, the slave cemetery, and Shapanack cemetery. 10 - 5. Old Mine Road. More...
SIX ROUNDS OF VENGEANCE. In post-apocalyptic "Lost Vegas," a young gunslinger named Jess December enlists the help of a mysterious samurai cowboy to help avenge the murder of her sister. NEXTstage Repertory. 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
FALL FESTIVAL. Celebrate an old-fashioned fun country lifestyle with food trucks, local artisans, pumpkin festival, bed races, pie contests. Footbridge Park .
HARVEST FEST. Hayrides and pumpkin painting are just the start of this fun-filled family day. There'll also be games, face painting, booths, exhibits, food trucks, and many free activities for the youngsters. Enjoy the tasty food, all-day music and dancing, an autumn Plant Sale, free garden tours, lots of great photo ops and much, much more! 10am - 5pm. Free admission. Parking: $5/car. 2 Morris Rd..
MOTHER (AND ME). An outrageous one woman show about stepping up and into your own light. 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
SPLISH SPLASH!. The Music of Bobby Darin 8pm. 118 Lamington Road.
SUSSEX COUNTY HARVEST, HONEY AND GARLIC FESTIVAL. The annual Sussex County autumn celebration features a farmers' market, family activities, craft demonstrations, agricultural exhibits, food vendors, local artisans, and live music. Shop our farmers' market for seasonal produce, flowers, and local wine. The Sussex County Beekeepers Assoc. will have educational displays, materials and an array of honey products. For those who love all things garlic, we'll have the Garden State Garlic Growers. Free family fun, rain or shine! 10am - 4pm. Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Road.
FAR HILLS RACE MEETING. This prestigious steeplechase horse race benefits numerous organizations. Moorland Farms 50 U.S. 202.
ANNIE AND THE NATURAL WONDER BAND. 4 - 6:30pm. $10 per person, resv essential. 369 Stamets Road.
DAY OF THE DEAD--DIA DE LOS MUERTOS CELEBRATION. 5 - 9pm. Free. Pocket Park, 44 E Washington Ave..
ALONE. This multi-disciplinary immersive show brings six stories and poems by Edgar Allan Poe, including The Raven, Tell Tale Heart, and Annabel Lee to life in a way you'll never forget! 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
FALL CAR TREK. The theme of the Car Trek is Highlands Harvest: Discovering our Region's Bounty and features several family-owned businesses that produce foods and beverages along an expertly crafted route (50 – 70 miles in length). A tour packet that provides interpretive details about select points of interest along the route. 10am - 1pm. 25$ per vehicle. Reservoir Tavern.
HOMETOWN HALLOWEEN. Trick or Treating in the downtown shopping district of Washington Borough, DJ playing Halloween music, prizes for best costume, best group costumes and best pet costume. 3 - 5pm. Free.
September 1-September 30 • WOODLAND CREATURES, MAGICAL AND OTHERWISE. Beth Rosenburg, felted animals; Karen Klein, clay sculptures and diorama: Annie Graybill, wildlife photography. Come see our mixed media show featuring an enchanted landscape where one may find an Oreo hoarding raccoon, a silly dragon, or a waterfalls that sparkles with magic. Rules don’t apply here! Cards will be available with a 10% discount for any one item of Beth’s, Annie’s or Karen’s during the month of September. Reception Sept. 9
Second Sunday Every Month • MORRIS CANAL EXHIBITS. A premiere site along the historic Morris Canal Greenway, will have volunteers on hand to welcome visitors and answer questions. Exhibits tell the story of the valley now bisected by Route 57, also known as the Warren Heritage Scenic Byway, and the people who lived and worked here. There are also trails to explore so wear your walking shoes and check out the StoryWalk or the exercise trail or the trail to Stewartsville.1 - 4pm.
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.
Ongoing • TOURS OF WASHINGTON'S HEADQUARTERS AT THE FORD MANSION. The Washington’s 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.