Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

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So much to do, so little time! Photo by Tammy Fazio.



Saturday, 23; Byram

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.

Byram Township Historical Society; 201/304-2383

Saturday, 23; Hackettstown

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 23-24; Augusta

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..

Peters Valley Crafts Center; 973/948-5200

Saturday, 23-24; Chester

ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST WEEKEND AND CAR SHOW. A variety of authentic German food, live music $7. Chubb Park, Rt. 513.

Chester Lions Club; 908/879 6543

Saturday, 23-24; Milford, PA

Grey Towers National Historic Site; 570/296-9630

Saturday, 23-24; Washington

HOT AIR BALLOONS, FUN AND GAMES FESTIVAL. The festival has been rescheduled to Sept. 30-Oct1. Please see listing below.; 908/283-0721

Saturday, 30; Hackettstown

NJ Highlands Coalition; 973/588-7190

Saturday, 30; Mount Tabor

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...

Mount Tabor Historical Society; 973/975-0001

Saturday, 30; Newton

SO, YOU WANNA SEW?. Make and take projects, demos, items for sale. 10am - 4pm. Stillwater Communtiy Center, 931 Stillwater Rd..

American Sewing Guild Sussex Chapter

Saturday, 30 - Oct. 1; Washington

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.; 908/283-0721


Sunday, 1; Basking Ridge

Environmental Education Center; 908/766-2489

Sunday, 1; Gladstone

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...

Raritan Headwaters Association; 908/234-1852

Sunday, 1; Morristown

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.

Morristown Partnership; 973/455-1133

Sunday, 1; Newton

THREE WISHES: A TRIBUTE TO BROADWAY. Womens' a capella chorus 2. $20. Newton High School, 44 Ryerson Avenue.

Harmony in Motion; 973/250-3179

Sunday, 1; Sussex

ANNUAL AUTUMN LEAVES HIKE . Educational and scenic hike for casual and novice hikers. 2 - 3:30pm. Free. P.O. Box 7191.

Friends of Lusscroft Farm; 973/940-8855

Tuesday, 3; Hackettstown

A NATIONAL TREASURE. Musconetcong Watershed presentation. 7pm. Free. American Legion, 494 Willow Grove. More...

Hackettstown Historical Society; 908/852-8797

Saturday, 7-8; Somerset County

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.

Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission; 908/231-7110

Sunday, 8; Walpack

Walpack Historical Society; 973/948-4903

Thursday, 12-16; Hackettstown

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..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 14; Blairstown

FALL FESTIVAL. Celebrate an old-fashioned fun country lifestyle with food trucks, local artisans, pumpkin festival, bed races, pie contests. Footbridge Park .

Blairstown Enhancement Commitee; 908/318-4232

Saturday, 14; Ringwood

Skylands Botanical Gardens; 973/962-9534

Thursday, 19-22; Hackettstown

MOTHER (AND ME). An outrageous one woman show about stepping up and into your own light. 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Friday, 20; North Branch

SPLISH SPLASH!. The Music of Bobby Darin 8pm. 118 Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Saturday, 21; Augusta

Sussex County Farmland Preservation and Conservation ; 973/579-0500

Saturday, 21; Far Hills

FAR HILLS RACE MEETING. This prestigious steeplechase horse race benefits numerous organizations. Moorland Farms 50 U.S. 202.

Somerset Medical Center; 908/234-9115

Sunday, 22; Milford

ANNIE AND THE NATURAL WONDER BAND. 4 - 6:30pm. $10 per person, resv essential. 369 Stamets Road.

Bobolink Dairy and Bakehouse; 908/86GRASS

Thursday, 26; Washington

DAY OF THE DEAD--DIA DE LOS MUERTOS CELEBRATION. 5 - 9pm. Free. Pocket Park, 44 E Washington Ave..

Washington Business Improvement District; 908/689-4800

Thursday, 26-29; Hackettstown

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Sunday, 29; Boonton

NJ Highlands Coalition; 973/588-7190

Tuesday, 31; Washington

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.

Washington Business Improvement District; 908/689-4800

Upcoming Events...

Ongoing Programs and Events

Gallery 23, Blairstown

Beth Rosenburg

23 Main Street. ; 908/362-6865

The Warren Heritage Museum at Bread Lock Park, Stewartsville

A full scale canal boat model is on display at Bread Lock Park

2627 State Route 57. ; 908/475-6532

NJAA Observatory, High Bridge

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.

Voorhees State Park, Rt. 513. ; 908/638-8500

United Astronomy Clubs of NJ, Hope

Above, the Rosette Nebula is approximately 130 light years in diameter and 5,000 light years from Earth. Young stars at the center excite the surrounding hydrogen gas and cause it to glow. The photograph was taken at the UACNJ site in Jenny Jump State Forest by Gregg Waldron, MMAS

Jenny Jump State Park. ; 908/459-4366

Morristown National Historical Park Morristown

30 Washington Place; 973/539-2016 x210

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