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“Werewolves howl. Phantoms prowl. Halloween’s upon us now.” Richelle E. Goodrich, American Author

Just about, anyway, with Halloween-themed events this weekend and in the "Plan Ahead" section too. Yeagers Flooring on Belvidere Road in Lopatcong Township has been doing a great job decorating their front yard for the spooky season the past few years, drive by and check out their display we've pictured here. Feel free to send us photos of your favorite Halloween display in Warren County. Happy Wanderings!

Starting October 22, 2020

 
This Week: 

Hackettstown BID's Autumn Lamplight Dinner Specials

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 to Sunday, October 25, 2020

Rather than gathering in restaurants in person, this year’s event has been reimagined, and extended to five days/nights of Autumn Lamplight Dinner specials available for purchase at participating Hackettstown BID restaurants and food establishments!

Tevye Served Raw: Garnished with Jews

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 7:30pm
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 8:00pm
Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 2:00pm

Centenary Stage Company’s Fringe Festival continues October 22 through October 25 with Tevye Served Raw: Garnished with Jews. Sholem Aleichem, the greatest Jewish writer ever, tells the story his way with what they left out of Fiddler on the Roof plus the stories: "Strange Jews On A Train", "The Yiddish Sisyphus", and "A Stepmother's Trash-Talk".  In English and Yiddish-with-English-supertitles.  You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll krechtz! Featuring Yelena Shmulenson and Allen Lewis Rickman, the shtetl couple from the Coen brothers' A Serious Man with Shane Baker, the best-loved Episcopalian on the Yiddish stage today.

Glitter Pumpkin Workshop

Friday, October 23, 2020 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday, October 24, 2020 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

Come decorate pumpkins with us! Included in the workshop is a pumpkin, and all the supplies to create a glitter pumpkin! It's the perfect fall activity for kids. 908-750-4567.

Friday in the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: guitarist Lorenzo Branca

Friday, October 23, 2020 -
5:00pm to 7:30pm

Relax under the Arbor every Friday, 11am-8pm. Seating for 2-4 people on a first come, first serve basis; groups of 5-7 must make a prior reservation. Live music 5-7:30pm ($10/person cover - does not include a wine flight). 

Sunset on the Deck at Four Sisters Winery

Friday, October 23, 2020 -
5:00pm to 8:30pm

Enjoy a warm Holiday Seasoned wine while you listen to music and watch the sun set for the final Sunset on the Deck of the season. Special: Fish & Chips. Music by singer/guitarist and songwriter, Joe Izen.

Weekend Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery

Friday, October 23, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, October 24, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 25, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Visit Brook Hollow Winery and Event Facility for live music Friday evening and each weekend day. Friday: Turngren and Young; Saturday: Rich Ortiz; Sunday: Janci and Berry (pictured). Bring your own snacks/meal and enjoy it on the outside covered porch patio with a bottle of Brook Hollow Wine.

Live Music at Panther Pub

Friday, October 23, 2020 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Sunday, October 25, 2020 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm

Live music, weather permitting, Friday and Sunday evenings. This week's lineup is The PS Xperiment (Fri.) and Brian St. John (Sun.)

Afternoon Music Under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard

Saturday, October 24, 2020 -
12:00pm to 3:30pm
Sunday, October 25, 2020 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm

Relax under the Arbor (weather permitting) with Acoustic Gumbo (pictured) on Saturday and the Arthur Stephano Trio on Sunday. Wine Flights priced at $20-$32 per person (21 and older) and includes cover for music. ($10 cover for music otherwise). Freshly made food available for purchase. 

Four Sisters Winery - Wine & Song

Saturday, October 24, 2020 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 25, 2020 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Enjoy weekend Music on the Deck while tasting Four Sisters wines and the full Vineyard View Bistro menu while taking in the picturesque scenery. Live music Saturday: Yanci and Berry; Sunday: Rich Goldberg.

Four Sisters Winery HalloWINE Weekend

Saturday, October 24, 2020 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 25, 2020 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

It's a weekend full of Halloween fun! A Costume Parade, tractor-drawn hay rides, corn maze, PYO pumpkins & much more! WINE not wear a costume?? Join the fall frenzy! Anyone who dresses up in costume will receive a goody bag filled with halloween treats.

Villa Milagro's Music Under the Pergola: Lou Pompilio

Saturday, October 24, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

This incredibly talented multilingual singer and guitarist performs romantic songs in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and English.  And pack a picnic to enjoy with the music under the pergola. $15 cover charge includes music, wine tasting & gift glass.

Treats & Tricks - Flying Fun at WCCC

Saturday, October 24, 2020 -
2:00pm to 7:00pm
Sunday, October 25, 2020 -
2:00pm to 7:00pm

Two days of Hot Air Balloons - including the Monster Balloon - Drones, food trucks, some trick or treating for the kids, and a Balloon Glow both nights. “Mask up” but also dress in costume for this weekend event - there's a costume show both days - right before Halloween. Advance tickets are sold out, limited tickets at the gate, call for details.

Saturday Evening under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard

Saturday, October 24, 2020 -
5:00pm to 7:30pm

Relax under the Arbor Saturday evenings, weather permitting, through October. This week's artist: Patrick Kerssen, pianist. Food available for purchase: freshly made wood-fired pizza, caprese salad, paninis, and charcuterie. Wine Flights - priced at $20-$32/person, includes cover for music. Music from 5-7:30pm - $10 cover, does not include a wine flight. No one under 21 will be admitted.

 
Continuing: 

Halloween Display at Marshall's Farm Market

Thursday, October 1, 2020 to Saturday, October 31, 2020

A great Halloween display with plenty of photo opportunities. Hayrides offered on weekends, 1-5pm, $5/person includes hayride, cider and a donut. 

Fall Fun at Von Thun Farms

Thursday, October 1, 2020 to Sunday, November 1, 2020

Whether you’re lost, laughing and loving it in the six acre corn maze or picking apples or pumpkins, you’re guaranteed to make memories & enjoy your visit! Online tickets required. Activity area open 10am - 5pm Thursdays -Sundays (plus Columbus Day). 20+ activities are guaranteed fun for the whole family.

Annual Scarecrow Contest in Hackettstown

Monday, October 12, 2020 to Sunday, November 8, 2020

Hackettstown Business Improvement District, in partnership with WRNJ Radio, invites visitors and residents to take a Scarecrow Selfie at a participating business, and submit the photo to director@hackettstownbid.com or send a message through Facebook. The BID will create a Facebook photo album where everyone can vote for his or her favorite—one ‘like’ per person, per photo entry. The selfie with the most ‘likes’ will win $25 in BID Bucks to spend at any BID business in Hackettstown! Please use #HackettstownBID

Donaldson Farms' Fall Fun Harvest Weekends

Saturday, October 17, 2020 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 18, 2020 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, October 24, 2020 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 25, 2020 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, October 31, 2020 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, November 1, 2020 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

Activities include picking your own apples, pumpkins and Indian corn; hayrides; 9-acre corn maze and corn cannon. Plus hot apple cider and hot chocolate, and delicious food fresh off the grill; and the abundant offerings available in the Farm Market, including candy and caramel apples, freshly-baked cider donuts, pies, and bread. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 1 (plus Columbus day, Oct. 12).

Blairstown Farmers Market

Saturday, October 10, 2020 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Saturday, October 17, 2020 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Saturday, October 24, 2020 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Saturday, October 31, 2020 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

Come see your favorite local farmers and food producers at the Blairstown Farmers Market! Open every Saturday through October. Local vegetables, herbs, fruit, meat, eggs, dairy, baked goods, honey, and prepared meals from 25 miles of Blairstown. Plus crafts and kids' activities! 

The Farmers Market at Rutherfurd Hall

Sunday, October 11, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, October 25, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

This new Farm Market will run every 2nd & 4th Sunday to October 25, on the beautiful grounds of Rutherfurd Hall. In addition to vegetables, pork, beef, eggs, chicken from GrowingDirt.com, other co-vendors will participate throughout the season, and potentially musicians and food trucks as well.

The Great Pumpkin Train

Saturday, October 10, 2020 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
Sunday, October 11, 2020 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
Saturday, October 17, 2020 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
Sunday, October 18, 2020 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
Saturday, October 24, 2020 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
Sunday, October 25, 2020 -
11:00am to 3:30pm

When riding the Great Pumpkin Train, every child gets to pick his or her own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. Trips leave 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm and 3:30pm. Also visit the Ol' Susquehanna Mine and or Corn Maze (additional fee required), and free use of the picnic grove.

Fall Fun at Tranquillity Farms

Saturday, October 10, 2020 to Sunday, October 11, 2020
Saturday, October 17, 2020 to Sunday, October 18, 2020
Saturday, October 24, 2020 to Sunday, October 25, 2020
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Pre purchase WEEKEND TICKETS. Activities will run weekends through October 31:  Hayrides to the pumpkin field or walk to Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, pumpkin picking, Cow Train, Pumpkin and Apple Launchers, Bounce pillow (follow separate link for bounce pillow procedures and tickets).

The Winery Train

Saturday, October 17, 2020 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, October 18, 2020 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, October 24, 2020 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, October 25, 2020 -
11:00am to 2:00pm

The Winery Train is back! Enjoy an afternoon trip along the scenic Delaware River behind New Jersey's only operating steam locomotive, then visit to one of New Jersey's most beautiful wineries, Villa Milagro Vineyards. Learn how grapes are grown and made into wine, then sample and purchase at the source. This season's Winery Train continues every weekend through October.

 
Community Corner: 

A (virtual) Night on Broadway with Tony Pace and Wine & Pie!

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 7:00pm

This virtually live show features singing, dancing, comedy, and impressions from the captivating and hilarious entertainer, Tony Pace. Watch the live show in the comfort of your home while enjoying pie and wine! Household tickets can be purchased for $75 and include a link to the live online show along with wine and pie for four people in the household. All event proceeds will be split between Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Crisis Center and Warren County Community College Foundation

Take-out only Roast Beef Dinner at Buttzville UMC

Saturday, October 24, 2020 -
4:30pm to 6:30pm

Take-out only Roast Beef dinner with browine dessert. $14 per meal. Stay safe inside your vehicle! Please drive in the back (cemetery entrance) to payment station near the clothing shed, then proceed to the take-out window where a runner will take your tickets and bring your to-go bags to you.  908-453-2301.

Walk to End Alzheimer's at Meadow Breeze Park

Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 9:30am

Come out to Meadow Breeze Park for this great cause! Support our team for the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's®, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

 
More Things to Do: 

Shippen Manor Virtual Concert: The VooDUDES

This week's Shippen Manor Virtual Lawn Concert is The VooDUDES. Mixing the rhythms of Mardi Gras and the Gulf Coast with Rhythm & Blues and Country, The VooDUDES have made a ruckus down through 30 years of recording and touring internationally. The New Orleans TIMES-PICAYUNE wrote that hearing The VooDUDES was like finding long-lost cousins. Most of their listeners would agree that the band is nothing if not "big fun!" The virtual concerts are offered in lieu of the annual Lawn Concert Series that was sidelined in the COVID-19 pandemic. The Warren County Cultural and Heritage Division of the Department of Land Preservation, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, invites you to enjoy online concerts by the bands that were scheduled to perform. Find The VoodDUDES performance here.

 
Plan Ahead: 

Pumpkin Party at Von Thun Farms

Saturday, October 31, 2020 -
9:00am to 5:00pm

Von Thun Farms would love you to join them for the last fall family fun of the season! The Bobby Clark Band will be playing 12-4pm.

Scavenger Hunt Trick-or-Treating at Tranquillity Farms!

Saturday, October 31, 2020 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

With the purchase of any Fall activity ticket, all children in costume will be given a list of scavenger hunt trick-or-treating clues, which will lead you to different trick-or-treating stations around the farm where staff will hand out treats!

The Last Midnight Free Outdoor Concert

Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 2:00pm

A Halloween cabaret of scary good songs. Bring the kids for the costume parade, events tables, and more! ALL attendees must complete below screening questionnaire and submit to CSC staff at check in on the day.

Hometown Halloween in Washington Borough

Saturday, October 31, 2020 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Get dressed up and into the Spirit of Halloween! Hometown Halloween is family fun for kids of all ages featuring a kids costume contest and a pet costume contest. Dove Environmental will offer spooky crafts to make and take. Trick or Treat at participating downtown merchants, and DJ Mitch Hess will be spinning some Halloween tunes.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, October 31, 2020 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

Are you ready for a smashing good time? It's a one-of-a-kind experience, sure to intoxicate all your senses. Formal wine tasting followed by dinner and dessert, paired with two dessert wines. An educational wine cellar tour describes the processes of wine making and then off with the shoes and socks for the ever-popular Barefoot Grape Stomping! Complimentary wine glass included. $42/person includes tax.

The Draught House Annual Halloween Party

Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 9:00pm to Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 2:00am

21+ event, ticket required for entry. Limited amount of tickets - come in today to get yours! $5 per ticket if purchased before the event.

Tricky Tray

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 12:00pm

Tricky Tray sponsored by Friends of the Washington Public Library. $20 admission, adults only. Doors open 12pm, drawing at 2:30pm.

CSC Women Playwrights Series: Drive by Deborah Yarchun

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 7:30pm

Drive is about a community of truckers in a small town in Iowa. They are all forced to shift gears when they lose their jobs to self-driving vehicles and when Gloria becomes the only trucker in town still employed, soon resentments begin to surface. Set in a future not far down the road, Drive explores our collective fears. Admission is by donation at the door, not required, but always encouraged. Advance reservations require a $5 minimum donation.

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